BNG777
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The Best Airline Livery?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:35 pm

What's your vote of the world's best airline livery? To me, all aircraft are like catwalk models. And like models, the winner has been dressed with the best designer clothes there is. The 777 to me is like Naomi Campbell. Long, slim and confident. However, the clothes will do the talking and in this case we are talking about liveries. (Not sure about the A310 as models need to be slim and tall!). My first vote goes to the Air Pacific livery on its 747 "Island of Viti Levu" with decals of a Fijian Island on it. The plane itself is a good looking model. The skirt (tail) is colourful with red, orange,green and blue. Gays will love it. Than the top (fuselage) is very tropical, evident of the model's origins. The white bits represents bare naked skin. Now that's one hot of a good looking model on a catwalk.
My second vote goes to Singapore Airlines. The skirt (tail) is gold and purle, now thats a winning combination.The top (fuselage) has strips of purple and gold and this is like strips of silk hanging loose from its 747,777,345 models. Than the white bits is bare skin. Overall, very conservative skirt with average exposure of the upper body.
My third vote goes to Qantas. How can anyone resist a bare top model with a red skirt and a kangaroo on it? To me that is sexy, simple and gutsy. My sympathy to all the aircraft with Star Alliance on it (especially SQ's) as its nearly all white and that means they are nearly naked!!
My final vote goes to Vietnam Airlines. Blue all over with no flash exposure. Now thats conservative and i praise them for that.
 
BNG777
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The Best Airline Livery?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:41 pm

Oh, and Airline names on the fuselage doesnt count as its like Naomi Campbell having her own name tag on her clothes. Thus the QANTAS sign on QF doesnt count.
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:48 pm

Well I love South African Airways for the simple reason the colours and design on the tail echo the colors of Africa -it's like one of those african beaded deisgns. SUPER cool  Smile

I also like Thai's new Livery!
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:06 pm

Geoff',

Although I'm gay, you might find this interesting! Ha, ha, ha!

Shana Zedrick... Eastern? Gone too soon!
Republic... Linda Evangelista... Where the hell is she?
Rene Simonson...PSA... BIG smile!
Tatjana Patitz... Lufthansa...Peaceful.
Estelle Le Febure...Thai... Beauty!
Giselle.... Virgin... I still don't know!
Yasmeen Ghauri...JAL... Mysterious, but oh so elegant!
Christy Turlington (with Edward Burns)... Northwest (with KLM)... Can I please borrow your partner?!

Well, I see AA as Yasmin Le Bon, classic beauty!  Wow!

There's tons of great liveries out there and most airlines have chosen a simpler paintjob these days.

But what also counts is your emotional tie with an airline. When I travel and run into KLM in distant places it almost makes me feel like I'm already home!
A couple of years ago, I was in the US and flew AA from DFW to IAH. When our MD80 approached IAH, an AMS bound KLM 74E was waiting to depart. As if it was there to say hi before it started its journey home.
So in that case I'd compare it to Cindy Crawford... Move over kids and wanna-bes, let mama do her thing!
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:22 pm

Have to love the gold on the new GF livery. Looks very stylish! Second vote has to go to China Airlines... simple and very elegant!
 
BNG777
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:26 pm

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 3):
But what also counts is your emotional tie with an airline. When I travel and run into KLM in distant places it almost makes me feel like I'm already home!

Totally agree. If i'm in the far corners of the globe and feel a bit homesick, i'll just drive to the airport and look at the red kangaroo. It's like you are looking straight into the harbour bridge and the ayers rock!

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 3):
Shana Zedrick... Eastern? Gone too soon!
Republic... Linda Evangelista... Where the hell is she?
Rene Simonson...PSA... BIG smile!
Tatjana Patitz... Lufthansa...Peaceful.
Estelle Le Febure...Thai... Beauty!
Giselle.... Virgin... I still don't know!
Yasmeen Ghauri...JAL... Mysterious, but oh so elegant!
Christy Turlington (with Edward Burns)... Northwest (with KLM)... Can I please borrow your partner?!

Well, I see AA as Yasmin Le Bon, classic beauty!

LOL! Now that is first class posting! I totally understand what you meant. .
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:17 pm

My personal favorite: Fresh, clean, contemporary...


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The flying brilliant works-of-art of BA...


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United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:24 pm

I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!

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Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:24 pm

Stunning and timeless, simply timeless.


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The Best Airline Livery?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:34 pm

Air Jamaica has one of the best (IMO) liveries out there. Bad airlne, fantastic liverie.
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:34 pm

Timeless? A guess that's a PR spin meaning "dated."
United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
 
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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:00 am

Thai
SAA

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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:46 am

Quoting Jush (Reply 7):
I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!

I fully agree with you there
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Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:56 am

ABfemme

I am so glad you picked those two as well  Smile

YEY!

SAA rules!
 
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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:46 am

damn, forgot a thing, well, here's an update then:

The special livery is Malaysia's, but the normal one has to be KLM. Blue all the way.
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Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:05 am

This is my favorite. Great design.

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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 10):
Timeless? A guess that's a PR spin meaning "dated."

Haha, very true. Any new livery for American any time soon? Doubt it.
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Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:17 pm

For me it's PeterMax and then, and i have no idea why but the Alaska Salmon!

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Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:28 pm

SQ Tropical RIP  cry 
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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:44 pm

I like Frontier airlines:


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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:32 pm

Quoting Eadster (Reply 19):
I like Frontier airlines:

Darn, beat me to it. F9 definetely had beautiful pain jobs. I also like the new Air Canada, Tiger Airways, and the soon to be former Independence Air  Sad

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She is tall, proud, and majestic, looks GORGEOUS in a floral print with gold ribbons flowing from her hair. She is the Queen of the Sky.


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Once again, the floral print (this time on the skirt) with long wavy blue colors and a pure white top. Symbolizes a pure and innocent one who loves to cross the sea.


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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:27 pm

This is difficult one to answer, I think so many liveries are incredible...

However, I really like the Vietnam Airlines 777. I think they did a great job.

Also eye catching is Saudi Arabian Airlines.
 
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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:34 am

My vote goes to F9...there is something about those tails  Smile

AA is in my opinion the most boring paint scheme, but I guess it works for them. Just my opinion.

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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:30 pm

Of course, I have to put these votes in:


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The last one looks like it could have been a print ad. As well as:


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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:51 am

LY, BA, DL, QF,CO are my favourite airline liveries
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Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

my best one has to be


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That's my pick
 
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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:45 pm

It looks like someone at Gulf is doing a good job ....


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Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:10 am

It looks like someone at Gulf is doing a good job ....


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Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:45 am

JAT Airways


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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:49 am

I love the S tail on SN and SNBA aircraft

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also F9 tails are very nice

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chelsea rose tail of BA is also in the top 3

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RE: The Best Airline Livery?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:25 am

I love the Air Tahiti Nui livery.
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