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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:20 am

I think this would be a nice thread starter  Smile

Currently, airliners like Lufthansa
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have planes flying around in retro colors.

Which airlines would you like to see a plane painted in retro colors and which one in the current fleet would that be ?

My pick : KL - 777
 
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:28 am

Yep, a very nice threadstarter...

SAS celibrate 60 years in the sky, love the 60´s retro livery on A319.

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:32 am

I just hope SAS and US will also get the 70th anniversary...

What I would like to see would be Retrojets of BA, KLM, and some of the big US airlines. Unfortunately, Pan Am and TWA are gone, these would be my favourite Retro Jet airlines...
 
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:33 am

For me it would be CO and it would be the "Proud bird with the golden tail" scheme, and I'd like to see it on the 777.

As a young aviation nut in the early 60's I used to watch a Continental commercial where they showed an artist painting "Continental Airlines" on the side of a 707 model. I remember it to this day.


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:41 am

We should also mention John Travoltas B 707 in Qantas colours:


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:49 am

RG used to have PP-VOL but it was painted in 2005.


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And we can't forget N951AA...


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...or TC-JLC with TR


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:21 am

Good thread:

I would like to see a DL 757 in the following colors:


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:29 am

in the "it'll never happen" category: I'd love to see AC bring back the big orange on anything...


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:41 am

Wouldn't a TWA twin globes scheme on a 717 or 757 have looked cool?
 
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting YYZYYT (Reply 7):
in the "it'll never happen" category: I'd love to see AC bring back the big orange on anything...

Very true, sadly. But at least AC has .....


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 5):
And we can't forget N951AA...

Or N679AN:


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:02 pm

Would *LOVE* to see a UA jet in the 1980's livery....
 
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:53 pm

Forget the other US retrojets.



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Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:22 pm

N679AN got painted the regular colors sometime before Oct 19, 2003. Probably some kind of cost cutting move. It lasted 4.75 years in the special livery. N951AA is about 4.75 years old. Hopefully they don't repaint that one in regular colors (though to be honest I liked the lightning bolt livery over the astrojet)


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Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:38 pm

I'd like to see a DL MD-90 in old Western Indian Head colors...
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:44 pm

Would awesome to have a 777 in this scheme:

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:13 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 2):
Unfortunately, Pan Am and TWA are gone, these would be my favourite Retro Jet airlines...

I was just about to mention Pan Am! I miss that airline. I never got to fly on it.

This is a nice thread, indeed.

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:50 pm

Good thread!

For me it would have to be a BA 757 repainted in these colours. This just shouts retro.


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Quoting Vunz (Reply 15):
Would awesome to have a 777 in this scheme:

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Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:14 am

Can we agree that the 757 really does have the best lines it seems for these retrojet paint schemes?  Smile
 
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Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:20 am

I want to see UA paint a 757 and an A320 in the orange/red/blue on white. That was a damn good paint scheme.

I also want to see the Buffalo Sabres take up their old blue/yellow uniforms.
 
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Can't forget about the beautiful Aloha retro:



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Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 19):
want to see UA paint a 757 and an A320 in the orange/red/blue on white.

Like this one?  Smile :


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Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:07 am

I would like to see AF do up some jet in old UTA schemes, but the chances of that are near zero.

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And some are doing the opposite - like this Icelandair DC-3


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These are much better

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Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:14 am

I think they look great, especially the Lufthansa and American Airlines ones.

I say bring them back for the whole fleet!
 
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I love the Retro's!

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Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:58 am

I vote for Air Canada doing up a plane with Canadi>n's goose. The older Canadi>n colours would go quite nice too...


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Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 27):
I vote for Air Canada doing up a plane with Canadi>n's goose


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Alaska Airlines is coming up on our 75th Anniversary very very soon!!  old 

You can look forward to seeing our retro jet
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I would personally like to see CO do the 1970's and 1980's Golden Tail, Red Cheatline, and meatball scheme again, on anything...that was one classy (and classic!) scheme.
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Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 27):

he he the us airways plane with the smile sure put a smile on my face
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Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:52 am

Quoting PAAClipper707 (Reply 29):
Alaska Airlines is coming up on our 75th Anniversary very very soon!!

My vote here would be for the twin onion domes of the russian church and the totem pole.
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:04 am

Great thread -

The funny thing is in many cases the retro livery is clearly prettier than the current one. From a marketing point of view it seems it could make some sense for a modern airline to adopt a retro look. Retro seems to be fashionable these days.
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Quoting PAAClipper707 (Reply 29):
Alaska Airlines is coming up on our 75th Anniversary very very soon!!

You can look forward to seeing our retro jet

the question is which livery will it wear???

a QX retro would be nice too
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 1):
SAS celibrate 60 years in the sky, love the 60´s retro livery on A319.

Technically it is not a 60's livery. It is a hybrid from liveries used in the 50's and 60's. The colours match the ones used in the 50's better than the 60's (although the bottom half was blank/aluminum in the 50's). The sloping grey in the front is from the late 60's, but then they had a black nose. In the 60's it only said "Scandinavian" on the side, and had a blue frame around the doors. In both the 50's and 60's there was a dark area under the cockpit window. In neither the 50's, nor the 60's the engines were white. And the SAS logo is placed to low on the tail.

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Maybe i'm just difficult, it is afterall a classical inspired livery, but i think a retro livery should be one that is at least very close to one that has been in use.
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:31 am

Quoting Junior1970 (Thread starter):
I think this would be a nice thread starter

Currently, airliners like Lufthansa

I recently got to fly the Lufthansa retrojet..CPH-FRA. It was a nice surprise when I saw it sitting at the gate!


The one I would really like to see is USAirways doing a Mowhawk Airlines gold & black indian head design. I don't know why they are not including Mohawk in their series.

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Quoting Junior1970 (Thread starter):
I think this would be a nice thread starter

Currently, airliners like Lufthansa

I recently got to fly the Lufthansa retrojet..CPH-FRA. It was a nice surprise when I saw it sitting at the gate!


The one I would really like to see is USAirways doing a Mowhawk Airlines gold & black indian head design. I don't know why they are not including Mohawk in their series.

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It would be very nice if AC also included a few more schemes from it's "heritage" such as ....


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I know that I am missing some others, but just as a start, those would be so nice to see in the skies again ...  cloudnine 
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:56 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 38):
It would be very nice if AC also included a few more schemes from it's "heritage" such as ....

mmm, id love to see a red stripe back in the air... PacMan too. Pacific Western, id prefer the older scheme:


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Wardair... doubt that would happen, love to see it, but it would just look wrong on anything in the AC fleet today... except maybe the A340 done up in the 707 colors:


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Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:05 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 10):
Quoting Antiuser (Reply 5):


Or N679AN:

Man that looks wicked.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:10 am

I'd like to see BA bring back the landor livery even though it isnt retro
It looked so good on the 75
Saying that, I'd like to see BA bring back all the 757s Big grin
 
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I love the old look of Delta Airlines. The new colors have lost that classic look.


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Quoting DefAeroSales (Reply 3):
As a young aviation nut in the early 60's I used to watch a Continental commercial where they showed an artist painting "Continental Airlines" on the side of a 707 model. I remember it to this day.

Thanks for the nostalgia trip - I remember that commercial as well and would love to see either CO "golden tail" livery back. Their 747's looked great with the golden tail & globe design. Still have a model of one I built back in the 70's after flying ORD/LAX on a CO 747.
Also would love to see BA do a retro BOAC livery.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:08 am

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 26):
I love the Retro's!

Wow, I am with you, you got some of the very best retro jets out there at MEX airport. I just love the Mexicana one, although I don´t think we will see a 85th aniversary retro jet. I was hoping to see a Pink tail like the one the DC10 use to have.

Those US planes look just as beautiful, by the way. I would change all the US fleet into the piedmont livery any day, I just love it. We just need AM to get one of his newer planes with a retro scheme.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:16 am

Aloha HAS repainted one of their 737-200 birds in the old scheme!

I just saw it in my new edition of either Airways or Airliners magazine.



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It would be nuce to see CX retro-B777  hyper 
 
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I'd love to see an Air NZ retrojet in the TEAL or Air New Zealand colours (note the subtle differences between the two) that the DC-8s came in:


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I think it would look great on a 787 or a 777...

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TWA 1959 to 1977 twin globes, on a 777.
 
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Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:53 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 17):
For me it would have to be a BA 757 repainted in these colours. This just shouts retro.

How about a BA747 in BOAC colours?
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