krasof
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Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:22 pm

In your opinion, of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:51 pm

Umm my favourite has got to be AA, love the red white and blue stripes, best colours in the world!  Wink
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:23 pm

The NWA silver colors. It's a shame DL are now repainting them (
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:41 pm

AA, followed by US.



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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:30 pm

AA for sure. Nothing beats that classic elegance.
I would say US beats NW buy a close margin for the second place.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:05 pm

American for sure. That polished metal on a sunny day is beautifully blinding.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:49 pm

AA is the most elegant, but i always loved America West's colors.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:35 am

As far as current airlines, I'm rather fond of UA's current livery.

However, I don't think anything's ever gonna beat this one for me

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:08 pm

Continental has the most elegant livery of the USA. US Airlines' previous livery was not innovative but good. Nowadays Delta's and UA's liveries are really disappointing. Skybus, Southwest and jetBlue had/have solid liveries. Braniff was excellent.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:15 pm

I like Lufthansa's a lot. Even with a lot of white, it looks professional (probably because of the gray bottom). And the Skyteam liveries  Smile
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:00 pm

I really like how UA's isn't all white. Sure there's a lot of it, but the blue gradient looks really, really nice.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:32 pm

AA then US. American Airlines has a classic livery and US has very professional livery
It's a cultural thing.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:28 pm



Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?

Of US airlines, American Airlines all the way.


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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:26 pm



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 1):
Umm my favourite has got to be AA,



Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 3):
AA,



Quoting Tofen (Reply 4):


AA for sure.



Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 5):
American for sure.



Quoting Jamesjimlb (Reply 6):
AA is the most elegant,



Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 11):
AA



Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):

Of US airlines, American Airlines all the way.

I guess I'm in the minority. I think the AA livery *was* elegant. Now, the planes aren't quite shiny enough and frankly, the livery looks like what it is: old. Outdated. From the 70's.

But I think they've decided that they're keeping it come hell or high water, so the AA livery will be around until the last AA flight lands.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:39 pm

Midwest Express (the livery before the current) and YX's livery today
Northwest's Bowling Shoe

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 9):
I like Lufthansa's a lot. Even with a lot of white, it looks professional (probably because of the gray bottom).



Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
In your opinion, of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:12 am



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
Midwest Express (the livery before the current) and YX's livery today
Northwest's Bowling Shoe

I quite agree, good sir.  Smile

My personal favorites, as far as elegance:

Northwest Bowling Shoe (I will never forgive NW for making that brutal change to the compass logo, and the change they made to the livery. Though admittedly I am biased being a youngin, as it was a staple of my childhood aviation experience). Also, I'll note that I can't choose a favorite aircraft type for this livery...it's one of only a handful of liveries I've ever seen that simply looks amazing on every aircraft it's put on.


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I also really love the old UA livery, especially on the A320 and the 757. Really elegant and classy.


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And then there's Midwest's livery, which I have decided I love both their new (especially on the 717) and old livery equally. Pure class.


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But when it comes to classy elegant liveries, nothing will beat what came out of the 90s. Some honorable mentions:

Continental's current livery
TWA's last livery
Vanguard's last livery
US Airways old livery
1980s last USAir colors
American Airlines' current colors (especially on the MD-80s)
Delta's old old widget colors
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:18 pm

I really was disappointed that US Airways got a new livery, but the new livery has continued to grow on me. My vote is for the new and old US liveries, followed by the United livery and Northwest colors.

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:08 pm



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Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
of all US airlines

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:11 am

I guess I have to go with AA on this one. Recently I saw an almost-new 738, and it was gleaming in the sun. Nothing can beat bare metal done right.

Honorable mentions to Midwest, Sun Country, Northwest, Southwest, and United.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:47 pm

I was in the USA again after a while and I noticed most airlines had a white top and a blue belly and / or tail; United, US Airways, Jetblue, Delta, Continental. Therefore I applaud airlines who dare to stand out and wish some more airlines would come up with something completely different.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:20 pm

Oh my god. So sorry. I skipped right over the US Airlines part. So sorry.

That in mind, I will say Sun Country for sure.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:59 pm

US Airways:


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I like AA but I wouldn't say it's as elegant as United or US Airways, it is unique and timeless but not as elegant IMO.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

On Concorde, my all-time favourites were the old British Airways Chatham and Landor liveries. So classy they fit Concorde so well.

Then Singapore Airlines' Golden Bird. That was the only livery on Concorde that flew at Mach2 other than Air France and British Airways when they used to do Barhain and Singapore.

For the A380 it is the actual Airbus livery that I prefer.

Also EL AL I think it is a very beautiful, simple and stylish livery. I hope they will never change it.

Air Tahiti Nui also has a very beautiful livery.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:38 pm

I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world!


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I also loved US Airways old livery (the one from the 90s to the merger with HP)

As for current US airlines, I would have to say that I find United's entire livery and brand to be quite sharp and attractive.
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:15 am



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 23):
I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world!

Agreed. Smile

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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:25 am

In the U.S, the most original livery, most elegant and best livery, by far, is :




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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:12 am



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 23):
I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world!

That was probably the only livery change recent years that was an actual improvement.
Almost all livery changes in the last 20 years have gone for the cheap generic look.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:46 am

I like the current livery on YX. Especially on the tail. However, the original Midwest Express livery with the Express in the cursive, no livery can beat that IMO.
 
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:51 am



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 23):
I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world!

Yup, especially on the 757's. Or the 717's and 747's for that matter. Boy, do I sure miss TWA.


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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:15 am



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 9):
I like Lufthansa's a lot. Even with a lot of white, it looks professional (probably because of the gray bottom).



Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
In your opinion, of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?

Woops

In any case, the Skyteam livery looks awesome on the DL 757. And of course, all of YX's liveries.
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RE: Most Elegant Livery?

Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:32 am



Quoting RJpieces (Reply 23):
I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world

I agree, i don't how i missed that one...
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