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Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:43 pm

personally, I think the following are bad paint schemes:

Monarch Airlines
Aeroflot
El Al
Air India
Air France
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:45 pm

Are you kidding ?


I tell you:

LOT
EasyJet
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:46 pm

no, why?

oh, and Lufthansa as well!!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:47 pm

I like everything about Southwest except for their color scheme. (the new one)
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:48 pm

All this liveries are wonderful !
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:51 pm

I agree with you N521NA, I really like their old color scheme but the new one just doesn't look right. And I never got the point of "Silver One"... it just looked to me like they didn't wanna paint the plane!  Smile

Chris/MEM
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:56 pm

oh, and Air Force One could do with a facelift as well.
How about Stars and Stripes on the Tale?
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:30 am

What is with you people and Air Force One? It looks great. It is a classic and should not be changed. It's imposing and very neat looking.

Why would we put stars and stripes on the tail? Do you have any idea how many countries have red, white, and blue on their flags as well?

It won't be changed for a loooooooooong time.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:44 am

its patriotic....I thought Americans were really into that sort of thing??

it looks like an El - Al a/c!!!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:46 am


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The tails were an awesome idea. But the "scream" concept is so over...


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Ditched a decent scheme for this. Looks like a badly wrapped birthday present....


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Looks like exactly what it is...a "truck" carrying auto parts...some creativity maybe?
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 1:02 am

Anything white with a painted tail is rather dull & boring.

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Conntenintal & El Al comes to mind as some of the most hideous.
British Airways has lost it's mind with there liverys. A once beautiful and distinguished livery changed to a very cliche budget carrier look.

 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 1:47 am

Speaking of paint schemes, does anyone know why the U.S. flag is painted backwards on the right side of aircraft? I promised a passenger I would email her with the answer as soon as I found out.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 1:49 am

Sjkewley,

The LH color scheme isn't bad! I like it personally!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 1:59 am

wouldn't it be against some law to paint JUST a tail with the American flag?

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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 2:48 am

I think that these have bad paint schemes:

1) United Airlines

2) Swissair

3) Northwest Airlines

Monarch isn't too bad!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 2:50 am

I think that these have bad paint schemes:

1) United Airlines

2) Swissair

3) Northwest Airlines

Monarch isn't too bad!
 
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Which Airline Has The Best Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 2:56 am

Which Airlines do you think have the best paint schemes?

My favourite are:

1) Delta

2) British Airways

3) Air 2000

4) Virgin Atlantic

5) Airtours

Any comments welcome!

Thanks,

Ashley
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 3:11 am

Here's another.....El Al is a badly wrapped present with the blue string.....this is what they did with the red!


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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 3:28 am

Well I find El Al's new livery nice and cool but the nominated for the worst tails are :

Lufthansa
United Airlines
BMI ex British Midland (The worst name now, BMI)
Delta Airlines
Aeroflot
Air Canada
Swisswings
TAP
Royal Air Maroc

and the nominated for the best livery are :

British Airways (Worl Tails)
US Airways
Icelandair
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 3:33 am

JMC, In my honest opinion, it is pretty awkward looking.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:20 am

Aer Lingus, the many shades of green look hideous together.

Personally, I think Lufthansa has one of the best-looking liveries, even though it is one of the all-white looks.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:31 am

Virgin-Express !
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:40 am

-United: It looks like a rainy day and is depressing. I liked the old colours.

-American: It looks good but they haven't changed it since the 707 was still in their fleet.

-Aeroflot: Looks so generic and its GOTTA lose the hammer and sickle.

-Olympic: Looks just like Aeroflot, A little better though.

-Air France: The livery itself isn't that bad (a little 70s though) it is just their planes are always so dirty. If they are never going to clean their planes they should at least paint them a dark colour so you wont notice the dirt and grime as much.

-Delta: The 2 new ones are both a%& ugly. They should have stuck to the old one.

-Condor: Its not that bad but when I look at it I always think it is a Lufthansa ripoff with the colours changed.

-Britannia: It looks really old.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:19 am

British Midland's previous two liveries were among the best looking, IMO. However, their new paint scheme is among the worst, IMO. It appears as though it was inspired by the "Whale/Marine Life" special livery of Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways, without the artwork and handlebar mustache added to the fuselage. Nice look for a special livery, but excessive as a standard livery for an entire fleet!
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America West's current standard livery is another that seems to be more fitting as a special livery, in this case as a promotional aircraft for a hypothetical "Flintstones" or "Juraissic Park" theme park.
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Then there's a special livery that is the worst looking, IMO, opb America West. Purple, orange and black do not coordinate, and even less so when faded!
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:43 am

"Wouldn't it be against some law to paint JUST a tail with the American flag?"

Jake

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I guess not, Jake.....(Although there is a small flag on the fuselage too.)


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This North American scheme looks good too! Still operating? Anyone?

 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:46 am

I think the new Southwest and British Airways' tails are horrible.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:55 am

The paint scheme is one thing. An other one is, how clean the aircraft are looking (from outside of course...). There are some airlines, which are always flying arround with dirty aircrafts.

For example there is AF. Most of their aircrafts, which I have seen over the years, were not very clean. That's not a good advertising for their service...

And they're not the only one!!

Michael
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:00 am

Air Pacific


they had a decent color scheme


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Now the color scheme is extremely boring, no thought what so ever went into the new scheme


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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:06 am



Southwest all the way.
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:03 am

The OLD NWA c/s:



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The new one's cool though..


Chris
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LH Is Bad?/ Your Crazy!

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:04 am

There are a lot worse than LH out there, Delta hands down has the worst.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:08 am

I was going to post Air Pacific but Dragon-wings already done so and I couldn't agree more that the new livery (if you want to even call it a livery) is just terrible. They didn't even try with this livery. Who in the world would come up with such a drab livery after the beautiful one they had before? And just think, this was done on purpose! Someone had no imagination at all and it's to bad because Fiji is such a lovely, exotic and colorful country that is now stuck with an ugly all white airplane. Seeing them parked at LAX is depressing.  Sad EL AL is just as bad.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:12 am

AA, VirginBlue (DJ), VN, FJ (Air Pacific)
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:18 am

The Worst
SOUTHWEST! New and old

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IMO, the British Airways c/s is among the best, not all white and had a wide variety of different tails.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:55 am

I think Canada 3000 and Air 2000 have a horrible paint scheme
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:28 pm

The 'name-banner-all-across-the fuselage' ones (easyjet, and the Frontier one linked above among the pics) are pretty lame, though they may have been catchy once for a short while right after their unveiling.

Getting to be a competition of sorts, with so much colour and creativity out there now (the Thai Airways Royal barge, Quantas 'dreaming duo', for instance).

The most traditional "white fuselage, coloured rudder" liveries, while I don't think anything wrong with them --if anything, good for maintenance guys since they can spot dirt, muck and damage easier-- might now strike some as unnecessarily boring , though not me.

Canada 3000 I think could do a bit more-inspired job, especially since a lot of their acquired planes from Royal and CanJet still haven't much been touched from their original paint coats (maybe that's what they're waiting for, do them all together when they make a corporate decision to spend a bit more money in that area).

I don't expect to see Swissair and Lufthansa change theirs anytime soon, not even for custom rudders like BA's been doing. SouthWest's (either new or old) an acquired taste, I think.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:34 pm

Someone mentioned that LOT's livery is ugly. I think the exact opissite. It is simple yet traditional, unique and gracefull, just like Lufthanas. If they went ahead and added a bunch of spalshy colours it would end up looking like another cheap discount carrier.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:51 pm

I would say AA, but they barely even paint their aircraft, or so it appears.
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:53 pm

I said Delta... Its bad, but, AA is MUCH MUCH WORSE! Want to hear the story about the aluminum soda can I saw in the grocery parking lot? AA came to mind.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 5:16 pm

I really dont like monarchs livery, yellow grey and black stripes, and have you seen their staff uniforms?
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:56 pm

1.Air France
2.Southwest
3.Air China
4.Plukovo

Olympic might have a classic retro look, but OA's paint scheme has no relation with Aeroflot's, none at all!!!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:51 pm

North American Airlines still flies; it makes feeder flights for El-Al within the US.
El-Al's OLD scheme was outstanding, artistic and so elegant. The new one is sad; on the 757 and 777 I find it not too bad though.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 8:48 pm

Air India
Air France
Air China
and Aeroflot don't look very nice
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:03 pm

How come no one has mentioned KLM?. Now there's an airline in need of a make over!
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:08 pm

Dragon Air
Air France
Air Pacific
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:23 pm

Air China
JMC
EasyJet
RyanAir
Aeroflot
Iberia
ANA
United
Virgin Blue/express

Malaysia Airlines - Is starting to look dated (red blue and grey)
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:25 pm

Air Indias liverly looks like a childs drawing, copied into word art and stuck onto the side of the plane!

cyrpus airways liverly with a square-looking bird is the worse liverly i have ever come across

i happen to like easyjets liverly and the new BA liverly-it looks respectable not a cheap budget carrier!
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 1:34 am

AA and AZ.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:26 am


1. American Airlines

2. Iberia

3. El Ai

4. American Airlines

5. Southwest
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RE: Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:46 am

CO has one of the best paint schemes, IMHO. I think that Air Jamaica is a bit out there, Vanguard is just ass ugly, and Airtran looks like something off the internet with that huge "a" on the back of it.

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