I always said that the Euro carriers lacked originalty (with the exception of the BA World Images) and had to resort to theft from the States for their ideas.
By the way, the fact that they "borrowed" a tainted design that is equated with disaster and incompetence proves that the people of Ryanair are not only living on another continent, they are living on another planet.
Did anyone happen to see the version of the valujet website that was hacked some years back? They replaced the "critter" logos with pictures of planes on fire and in the section about valujet's mission statement, they changed it completely, it was very sarcastic and humourous.
I never thought I'd say this [gulp] ... but I agree with Iainhol!!
It's usually the Brits that come up with the inventions - TV, radar, jet engines, telephones, tarmacadam to name but a few... not the Yanks! The Yanks can't even make it to a war on time, for goodness sake!!
skidded off the runway with your posting. If european airlines were lacking originality, what about these liveries:
Buzz (KLM UK) - the "daisy" livery. As it was never existent
Crossair - HATS OFF to their special Saab 2000 Liveries
Malmö Aviation - the WebWare liveries
British Midland - altough their new livery is awfull, it is a good experiment as well
last (but not least) - the BA "world tails"
And, if US airlines were THAT INNOVATIVE with their liveries, why do we see only stubborn variations on their liveries? Take American Airlines for example - bare metal and almost no paint, for their entire history. As if they never had a good idea. Delta - I don't know if they really do every little thing awkwardly, but they do it so at least when it comes to liveries. IMHO, the ONLY two US airlines to introduce some smart and more colorfull livery were Braniff and ProAir
i have to love the european inovation, Selling meals on flights great IDEA i would be glad to pay for food in flight. id love to buy a cheap ticket, and hten when i get on the plane if i want food pay for it... people say the euro airlines prices are high for munchies in flight, but when you look @ the cost involved in getting a coke to a pax @35,000 feet i dont mind paying