SAN787
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The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:53 am

Simply, what are some of your favorite aircraft/airline combos that never mated...or haven't just yet?

Some of the tops on my list are:

Northwest 777-300
Northwest A340-600
Frontier 757-300
Delta 727-200 (2007 colors)
Delta 777-200 (70s-90s colors)
Southwest 737-900

would also love to see pics posted of any good photoshopped non-existent combos.

Now yours...
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:08 am

Qantas and Concorde looked superb.

Nalanji Dreaming on an A380 would be nice too.
 
NorthstarBoy
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:12 am

how about an MD-11 in United's Stars and Bars?

or a 747-400 with either the Pan Am billboard titles or the TWA colors from the 70s-90s?
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:19 am

Air Tahiti Nui Sonic Cruiser (Photoshop Anyone?)
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:22 am

"Freedom of Space" on the Sonic Cruiser would also look great.

The Tropical Megatop colour schemes would look good on just about anything.

[Edited 2008-01-15 00:23:31]
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:19 pm

This Virgin Atlantic ll-62 looks great! That would have been a great one to see.
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:35 pm



Quoting KPWM (Reply 5):
This Virgin Atlantic ll-62 looks great! That would have been a great one to see.

Not great! Incredible!!!

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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:49 pm

CO E-Jet. Maybe that will change in the near future (hopefully as mainline).

DL Q400

2007-colors DL 747
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:57 am



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

This one!



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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:17 am



Quoting KPWM (Reply 5):
This Virgin Atlantic ll-62 looks great! That would have been a great one to see.
(Picture found on M.A.P.)

A VC 10 would have looked better and would have been more realistic. Branson is very patiotic  Wink

I really liked the last TWA livery and many aircraft would have looked great in that one:
747-8I
A330/A340
777-300ER
73G
757 wingelts....
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:39 pm



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 6):
In my opinion, the best airliners ever made are various, in this order...

It's supposed to be planes or airplane/airline combos that never existed. You just listed real airliners.
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:08 pm

www.JandACosmetics.com
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:10 pm

Would love to see SAS colours on any 777, and would love to have 744 in SAS colour(present)!!!
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:20 pm

PUHLEEZE!!!! LOL

SR-71 no questions asked.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1314199/M/

Just my  twocents 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:18 am

A UA MD-11 in the current color scheme would be nice. Or EA MD-80 with the bare metal fuselage look. I always kind of wondered why they never placed an order, seemed like it would have fit in fleet well. I suppose Lorenzo's ill intentions were part of the equation there.
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:10 am



Quoting A380US (Reply 11):
the AC A3twirty

haha, very nice  trophy 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:39 pm

DC8-73 in VS Colours or in the actual NZ colours
B773 in TN colours
A380 Family in Braniff Style or PA
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:50 pm



Quoting ATCtower (Reply 13):
PUHLEEZE!!!! LOL

SR-71 no questions asked.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1314199/M/

Just my

I'm confused. Or maybe you are. The thread is about aircraft type/livery combos that never existed. How does this fit the category? Or is it just a joke?
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:41 pm



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 17):
I'm confused. Or maybe you are. The thread is about aircraft type/livery combos that never existed. How does this fit the category? Or is it just a joke?

My apologies, I posted the wrong link, now I cannot find the correct one. The correct link was indeed the SR-71 with a mirror finish. I will keep looking.
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:44 pm

This aircraft (intrestingly enough, many of the photos on the A.net database were removed):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Fairchild_dornier_728_rollout.JPG/800px-Fairchild_dornier_728_rollout.JPG

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=214
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:32 pm

CO A340 gets my vote. The A340 is the only Airbus aircraft that I like the looks of. (don't kill me anyone!) And I love the CO livery.

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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:22 am

Star Alliance A380 operated by US or AC  Smile
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:55 am



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 21):
Star Alliance A380 operated by US or AC

...now those would be some HUGE letters!  highfive 
those who don't get carried away should be.
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:20 am



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 20):
The A340 is the only Airbus aircraft that I like the looks of. (don't kill me anyone!

I personally like the A332, every other Airbus I find ugly.
 
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RE: The Best Looking Plane That Never Existed...

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:28 am

How about a MSA Malaysia-Singapore Airlines Super VC10 ? Now THAT would be hot...
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