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WA Bud Light Livery

Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:00 pm

Do you guys like the Bud light livery better then the white livery? I really liked the white livery. I flew on brand new 737-300 from ONT-SLC in 86. Its the first I ever saw the new livery. Man I miss Western.  Sad


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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:59 pm

I'm torn.

But I guess I'd have to say that I liked the 'Bud Light' scheme slightly better, especially on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 & 30 and the Boeing 737-247.

If WAL was still around today, what would you say that their scheme could look like? Do you think they would've retained their 'Flying W?'

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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:53 pm

I have to admit, I think the BudLight livery was one of the least attractive liveries ever to grace an airline. Although it looked nice when brand new as on the 737-300 pictured above, it looked terrible once the polish wore off. I also disliked the lack of titles on the fuselage.
 
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:02 pm

Ah Western gone but not forgotten in the minds of the employees. My Dad was in MX for Western, I sure miss them. They are one of my favorites, along with the old Republic, and Sun Country.

I like both paint jobs, the bud lite was cool,
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:36 pm

I sure miss Western too! I like the white paint job better than the bud-light one.
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:12 am

I remember flying on a WA DC-10 that for a very short period of time had a hybrid paint job. The bottom half was white and the top half was "bud light". In one word: Yuck.

I liked the bud light look when the skin was polished. Otherwise, I would choose the white livery.

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 1):
If WAL was still around today, what would you say that their scheme could look like? Do you think they would've retained their 'Flying W?'

As I am looking at old WA pictures I was also thinking about how the paint job might look if they were still around today: (looking into a crystal ball)
I see a maroon colored plane with an arrow running the length of the fuselage which is painted white. On the tail is the indian head which is also painted white. (Can you imagine what that would look like at night with the logo lights on?) Oh well, I can only dream.

I really do miss Western.
 
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:11 am

The white paint job is the one flying in my memory.....

WA was the best ... I miss them dearly.....
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:37 am

I remember when I was a kid in the 80s and saw my first Western DC10 crossing in the distance on it's way to ORD. It was so awesome when we started getting the likes of Western, Frontier, and Jetamerica to name a few. Those were the days.

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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:44 am

I must post, since I'm WA727. The first plane I ever flew aboard was the old livery, a B727 to PHX-MSP and back. We flew them a few more times, except stopping in DEN. The TV commericals were great with that bird drinking champagne and declaring "Western Airlines, the Only Way to Fly".

The Bud Light livery did look more modern.
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:52 am

I think the brushed aluminum 72S was my favorite version of the WA final scheme. Was the stripe/W on the bear metal scheme a brighter red than on the white scheme? That red really did seem to stand out on the bear metal.
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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:00 am

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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:19 am

My 2 favorite bear metal schemes. From the East to the West, these 2 are the best. Especially on the 727-200's.


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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:32 am

That was my last flight on WA in 86. Thank god I left the plane with some stuff.

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RE: WA Bud Light Livery

Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:32 pm

I liked the silver finish more that the white also. In fact, of all the ailrines that have gone from white to metal livery, it has been an improvement in each case:

Eastern-

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