On several recent threads lately a large number of a.netters have indicated that they like the long-standing American Airlines livery. Among the reasons people give is that they like the bare metal aspect of the AA
scheme. This got me thinking, is it bare metal that is so appealing, or just that it seems to work so well with the AA
livery? A good way to get a sense of what the answer is to this question is to look at Eastern and Western, two airlines that had consecutive liveries that were almost identical to each other except one was on white paint and the other on bare metal. So two questions:
1. Which do you prefer, the Eastern "wings of man" livery on white paint or on bare metal?
2. Which do you prefer, the Western "swizzle stick" livery on white paint or on bare metal?