i also agree that AF could do ´better in making sure that their planes aren´t as dirty. it´s not that i´d call the entire AF fleet dirty but always i see some AF aircraft, some of them or always dirty, much more often than KL,BA or LH.
and it´s the same with TP, IB, AZ in my eyes. although that could just be a coincidence. every airline has dirty aircraft from time to time.
btw, lauda air. i´ve never seen any dirty plane from them, they always shine and gleam and sparkle in the sun, they seem to be polished every day!!!!!
regarding the AF paint scheme, i agree that AF could use more color, extending the bars on the tail and perhaps adding some colour to the fuselage and the engines. no major changes, though.
the same counts for LH. although i like their scheme and although it´s mainly wide it somehow doesn´t seem so totally "white" to me, don´t ask me why. however, they could use more colour as well, f.e. on the engines.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.