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Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:00 pm

the DRUMROLL:

Mandala!

from these beauties:


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to one of the worst, ugliest scheme I've ever seen:


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Didn't think an airplane could be ugly until I saw such combination of titles, slapped on a white plane and nice logo that is unfortunately cut.. I don't mind an oversized crappy logo being cut in this latest horrible design trend, but cutting such an elaborate design?!?

For some reason the A319s and A320s have the distinction of usually introducing some downright fugly colorschemes. Doesn't let us down this time either lol.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:27 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Thread starter):
For some reason the A319s and A320s have the distinction of usually introducing some downright fugly colorschemes. Doesn't let us down this time either lol.

I was about to say...
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:24 pm

I dont find anything ugly about the scheme, just that its a bit too simple, the cut design also doesnt look bad, if they hadnt cut it it would have remained same small size as on the previous schemes, thanks to the cut they have managed to increase the logo in size.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:09 pm

Yeah, not ugly, just boring. The first one, top picture on left is very classic looking. They should have just stuck with that one. The all blue and gold is ok, except for the HUGE letters. I hate that on just about every plane. And the over sized tail logos are soooo boring. And is that a slogan in English next to the forward door that reads, "Truly Airline," in English?
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:49 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Thread starter):
For some reason the A319s and A320s have the distinction of usually introducing some downright fugly colorschemes.

Yeah, let us start a conspiracy thread about the evil influence of Airbus on airline schemes. Big grin

BTW, I like the new scheme more than the old one. (ooh, ... this evil influence again ...  bitelip  )

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:50 pm

The colour schemes on the two 737 I can take but NOT ANOTHER EURO WHITE PLANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think its Europe conspiring all together with thei Euro-White Crap....When the European Union finally takes over the world, then they weil have every airline all white all the planes cane easily be painted the same.....Sort of like how all the Russian made TU- 104/114/124/134/154s were built with displaced maine gear...
For easier conversion to bombers....no Main gear in the fuselage to impede with a converted Bomb-bay....

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:54 pm

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 5):
I think its Europe conspiring all together with thei Euro-White Crap

lol thats the worst bs ive read in ages, you just made my day, thanks Big grin
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:56 pm

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 5):
I think its Europe conspiring all together with thei Euro-White Crap....When the European Union finally takes over the world, then they weil have every airline all white all the planes cane easily be painted the same.....Sort of like how all the Russian made TU- 104/114/124/134/154s were built with displaced maine gear...
For easier conversion to bombers....no Main gear in the fuselage to impede with a converted Bomb-bay....

Here it comes! It`s not Airbus. It`s Europe, which starts to invade Indonesia! (ooh, ... there is it again. Holy sh**, the origin of the evil is Airbusland! )

I hope you both are kidding.

Axel

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:11 pm

Miami707x,

The 2005 and 1st2006 liveries are only with 2 and 1 aircraft... For most people, its from:

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to the "current" one...
The current one is stuck in Shannon actually, and no one knows if it'll make it to Mandala service (according to some people at new owners Indigo).

But the ugliest Mandala c/s must be:

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This new A320 scheme for Mandala is BORING. It would have been better if they put some sort of motifs from the tail to the fuselage to taper below the title.. that'll make it less boring and probably make the new logo work!

Many here have termed the new Mandala scheme as not Eurowhite, but Boringwhite... it's worse than some Eurowhites we've seen...  Smile

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:17 pm

This "eurowhite" scheme


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is definitely influenced by the Garuda colors:


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They simply react on their competitors.

And the new Mandala colors are far better than the ameriwhite scheme of the Boeings of Lion Airlines!  Wink

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:31 pm

Well, the Eurowhite with Blue Tail was from:

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Then to the Eurowhite with Blue Tail.

Mandala have had the blue tail since the 80s... So, there is the Garuda influence to consider but also a "return to the old c/s"... I was told that after they decided the white tail scheme was not liked, they even tried to go back to the 80s c/s 732 (see the Electra c/s) before getting rid off the cheatline... LOL

But then, don't you see similarities in:


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I blame Landor for starting the Eurowhite scheme with GA in 1986!

Lateredit:
Anyways, the Mandala current scheme is not only a reaction to Lion, but perhaps Batavia too! The all white scheme of the 90s was a reaction to Bouraq's all white scheme, which they quicklly reverted to a white body and standard tail... then they reverted back to the old scheme, and Mandala tried to revert back too, but they settled on the 2000 - 2006 scheme.

From their website... with the A320 stuck in Shannon due to Eirjet's bankruptcy

No Flight Number Routes Depart Time Arrival Time Stop Aircraft Type
1 RI 272 21OCT CGKSUB 10:05 11:25 0 320
2 RI 274 21OCT CGKSUB 13:50 15:10 0 320
3 RI 276 21OCT CGKSUB 17:35 18:55 0 320

It shows availability as ZERO... we're not sure if this is cancelled, or they've resched' another aircraft for it.
OH DEAR! With the Eid/End of Ramadan coming next week, they'll loose some $$ because of this!!!!

Mandala499

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:43 pm

Mandala499, does the Mandala company tries to change its airline to a LCC?

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:50 pm

They tried to... They were slow in reacting to the Low Fare carriers... Eventually they decided to cut cabin service and add 50% more seats (from 90, to 120 seats) on their 732s... They just couldn't react... so, the last ditch efforts were to try and convert it to a full LCC... but then as always, they couldn't make it all the way! (Most of the players here claiming to be LCCs are in reality, LFCs...)

The current plans is to convert Mandala into a full LCC in par with Tiger Airways (co-owned by Mandala's recent co-owners)

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:23 am

Quoting SBN580 (Reply 3):
The first one, top picture on left is very classic looking. They should have just stuck with that one.

It looks too much like Ryanair, and is very 70's looking. The gold one looks the best to me.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:26 am

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 4):
Yeah, let us start a conspiracy thread about the evil influence of Airbus on airline schemes.

Actually it's not a conspiracy, but your beloved Airbus has designed some of the liveries out there such as SriLankan and it's desinflating peacock logo. Shame, that crappy look replaced an awesome, elegant paintscheme.

With some exceptions it's almost a rule that when an airline introduces the A320/319 and they have lines in the fuselage, these planes introduce an eurowhite look to the fleet. Airbus could be suggesting this.

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 5):
I think its Europe conspiring all together with thei Euro-White Crap....When the European Union finally takes over the world, then they weil have every airline all white all the planes cane easily be painted the same.....

ROFL  silly 

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 9):
They simply react on their competitors.

let's paint the plane white because it will look "professional"(sarcastically). Our comopetitor has a new ugly look, let's match it! At least vintage Mandala and Lion have normal logos. If anything that looks more "professional" to me.

I have to say I'm surprised how everyone likes this.. I was just so disappointed because Indonesia is one of the last places left where one could see colorful, pretty aircraft that makes one stop and look. There are some airlines there that have a white fuselage such as Merpati, but the blue is a "happy" blue, and the orange stripes look great.

I've seen a couple of Indonesian airlines myself blue/pink 727 of Jatayu and green 737 of Linus Air being pained here in the states. I was impressed at how cool the planes looked.

What really bothers me though, is passing by an airport and seen all these blue and white liveries of CO, USA3000, new USAirways aircraft and others that from far away just blend into the buildings because the don't stand out. Dark blue tails don't stand out either.

The 2nd ugliest colors in Indonesia:

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although the look seems to have been changed to this now:

which is not as ugly, but still pretty bad:

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Note to Mandala499:
Can you find out what was the logic for this new "colors"? I know it was painted in Europe, but the airline must have approved of the look I guess.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:31 am

The logic to me seeems to be simplicity, easy application leading cost effectiveness especailly in case of lease.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:24 am

Miami707x,
Well, which colours? Mandala or Batavia's new colours?

Mandala?
2005 colours were put in to service to provide a fresher image of Mandala which was loosing in the market due to its slow reaction to market behaviour. They just wanted a more classical look, as a reminder of Mandala's former glories  Smile The Medan crash stopped all that.  Sad

2006 Colours was to mark the take over from the old owners by Cardig Air (Cargo operator), who'd hold the stakes until negotiations with Indigo investments would be finalised. They introduced more of the gold to mark the change in owners after 30 years. They changed the crew uniform to blue with gold trim instead of the blue pants and gold/yellow jackets... ie: shove the gold out onto the plane... LOL

So, that's how far I followed it and this new c/s was... err.. shocking. Why they changed the mandala wheel to the flower is just one part of the mystery, and given no change in the basic colours, I feel that it is just nothing more than a "reaction" added with a half hearted attempt to provide a fresh image.

Batavia's
For Batavia's new C/S... the old C/S have been cited at times as "the old Merpati" c/s... As a result, the public sees it as a dated image. Their uniform didn't help either, an orange jacket and black pants... while it is neat, it does at times, look very dated.

The Billboard C/S was just a simplification. The A319 C/S was a compromise between a billboard, and advertising the fact that they're flying brand new A319s... The blue tail is OK... So, while many appreciate it's trying to keep the "butterfly B" as its tail logo, almost everyone agree that the old cheatline or the billboard would have been better, but that was all swept aside to the more important "Look everyone, we're flying factory fresh A319s !"

Sad (tacky) really... maybe I should look for a new username?  Smile

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:32 am

In my opinion, the latest Aeromexico color scheme change went from beautiful to miserable. I guess I'll have to get used to it!!
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:00 am

Quote:
When the European Union finally takes over the world

Nahh, they'll be too busy trying to figure out which country is going to lose Airbus workers...  duck 

Quote:
In my opinion, the latest Aeromexico color scheme change went from beautiful to miserable.

Right country, wrong airline:

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:40 am

I would vote any day for the return of the 1970s style fat cheat lines for all airlines. The mostly white fuselage is becoming more and more popular these days, and it looks a little unfinished to me.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 18):
Toss-up:

I don't think that the silver livery from AM was a toss up. It was definately one of the best around plus original. AM was an exception to the Euro-white rule that now seems to be globalized.

The new scheme is like a punch in the stomach.
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:11 am

Wouldn't less paint variety mean less cost and therefore less weiight and drag on the aircraft??

I'm not a color-freak like some o'yall.
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:25 am

Delta's, Aeromexico and Air Canada are among the most disappointing!  Sad
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:04 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Thread starter):
For some reason the A319s and A320s have the distinction of usually introducing some downright fugly colorschemes.



Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 14):
With some exceptions it's almost a rule that when an airline introduces the A320/319 and they have lines in the fuselage, these planes introduce an eurowhite look to the fleet. Airbus could be suggesting this.

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:37 am

Quoting SBN580 (Reply 3):
And is that a slogan in English next to the forward door that reads, "Truly Airline," in English?

It says Truly Airline. And that is truly amaze.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:38 am

After all the debate about the Mandala A320, this aircraft will probably not now be going to the airline, for legal reasons. Eirjet's EI-DIJ has already departed for Indonesia instead and was not repainted before depature.
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 14):
With some exceptions it's almost a rule that when an airline introduces the A320/319 and they have lines in the fuselage, these planes introduce an eurowhite look to the fleet. Airbus could be suggesting this.

Airbus: "Let's piss off all the A.Net Airbus bashers by suggesting an all white livery!".

Nonsense.

Something about "true colours shining through" with that comment...

And I don't see anything wrong with the scheme really...
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 14):

The 2nd ugliest colors in Indonesia:

Anyone wanna vote for this?

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:47 am

I personally would have liked for NW to keep their old livery. Their logo on the tail of the old livery was just awesome. Their new livery is just boring, but if they would have polished their planes as AA's they wouldn't of looked boring.


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Also AM's new livery is not as bad as other airlines livery that have most of their fuselage painted in white, but I would have also preferred for AM to keep their polished metal livery.   Sad


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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:48 am

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 5):
I think its Europe conspiring all together with thei Euro-White Crap

I was laughing in my head when I realized the two 732's had "liked" schemes and the 320 had a Euro-White scheme....

Seriously though; perhaps it is not the European governments subsidizing Airbus but rather the manufacturers of white paint!

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:21 pm

Irish251,
Thanks for the update... I guess it'll be cheaper if it's an all white for them to go to the 2000-2005 scheme... LOL

When did it depart?

3201,
Jatayu had about 7 schemes for a fleet of about 10 - 12 aircraft at one stage ! LOL

Shall we all start a thread on the best and the worst Indonesian Colour Schemes? :P

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting KLM685 (Reply 20):
The new scheme is like a punch in the stomach.

more like the vomit that follows.. eww

I also think Aeromexico's best look was the red with metallic. The now replaced one looks good if there's light, as seen on that 777 which is nicely reflecting the sky. Unfortunately, the new one is just as lame as the new Mandala look on this A320. Aeromexico went from great to good to bad!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 23):
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Thread starter):
For some reason the A319s and A320s have the distinction of usually introducing some downright fugly colorschemes.



Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 14):
With some exceptions it's almost a rule that when an airline introduces the A320/319 and they have lines in the fuselage, these planes introduce an eurowhite look to the fleet. Airbus could be suggesting this.

I have to congratulate our friend "PLaneHunter" he just spent a few hours of his day trying to prove me wrong, on my a.net birthday!  Wink Thanks a lot bro.. seems you got most (if not all) the exceptions right there, good job!  silly  lmao

Quoting Goodbye (Reply 26):
Something about "true colours shining through" with that comment...

And I don't see anything wrong with the scheme really...

huh? what true colors, mine? hmm okaaaayyy! w/e you say. Don't be so sensitive, I'm not evil or anything just because I revealed (as it's true) Airbus has suggested some lame livery designs before. I don't have as much time in my hands as our buddy "planehunter" to post pics of those white or whiter liveries airlines have adopted with the introduction of the (equally boring) norrowbody Airbuses, and widebodies as well. I also heard Boeing designed the new Kenya Airways scheme (which is an insult to good design) so Boeing has been guilty also.

Quoting American777 (Reply 28):
I personally would have liked for NW to keep their old livery. Their logo on the tail of the old livery was just awesome. Their new livery is just boring, but if they would have polished their planes as AA's they wouldn't of looked boring.

The problem with NW's new livery is that it looks somber in poor light, more like depressing. Yet, in good sunlight it can look really nice. The older livery though, was not only a much more creative look, it also looked great in any lighting condition.

I really like the first two Mandala liveries I posted there, the first one has some vibe of classic elegance. The second one is just stunning, but the "truly airline titles" have to go.. and the huge Mandala titles don't look right, they should've been smaller and more towards the front.

..and Thanks to Mandala499 for the detailed response!
 
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:10 pm

It is apparent WalMart must stock JET-WHITE paint...it is all the rage...and cheap too!

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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:42 pm

OK Miami707x,
Since it's your a.net birthday, let me give you these...

http://www.indoflyer.net/indophotos/view.asp?id=1169
http://www.indoflyer.net/indophotos/view.asp?id=1047

And yes... you're absolutely right on but the "truly airline titles" have to go.. and the huge Mandala titles don't look right, they should've been smaller and more towards the front.

Mandala499
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PlaneHunter
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:43 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 31):
I don't have as much time in my hands as our buddy "planehunter" to post pics of those white or whiter liveries airlines have adopted with the introduction of the (equally boring) norrowbody Airbuses, and widebodies as well.

Just a question of time management.  Wink

But probably you wouldn't even find so many examples because numerous airlines already had white liveries before the introduction of Airbus aircraft.


PH
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miamix707
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RE: Latest Ugly Airline Identity Change Is:

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:22 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 34):
Just a question of time management.

lol yes I bet.  Wink

thanks Mandala499. Loved the presents Big grin even the TopAir 727 in the back is pretty interesting.. never heard of that airline.

cheers  Smile

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