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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:29 am

Do you agree with the opinion that those are the worst painted airplanes in the world?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-l...worst-airpla_b_676087.html#s125386
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:39 am

Not at all, I dig all of these liveries.

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:39 am

I disagree, I like most of them ! Only the SkyEurope Airlines one is ugly.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:45 am

Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
Do you agree with the opinion that those are the worst painted airplanes in the world?

I agree. That's just too much for me. too much color, too many lines, too much of everything. I am a firm believer in less is more
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:51 am

Generally, I agree. These are much too garish for my eyes. Although I did rather like the Alaska one, and the JAL one was okay in my book.

What would have been interesting is to have a list of the world's worst regular liveries, not the special ones.
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:52 am

I could agree with most of them except for AS -- I love the salmon thirty salmon, I think it's a beautiful paint job that stands out.  

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:08 am

I thought this thread was going to be about Atlas Air and its myriad peeling paintjobs! Misleading title.....
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:19 am

Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 6):
I thought this thread was going to be about Atlas Air and its myriad peeling paintjobs! Misleading title.....

I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:25 am

IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:26 am

I think they are horrible.

Just to prove I am not a fuddy duddy, "Wunula Dreaming" was my all-time favorite scheme. I also liked Frontier's tails of various animals of the West.

I generally do NOT like spread out, undersized Billboard style lettering.

With regard to standard paint schemes, may I say that Spirit is absolutely horrible - those computer generated cubes do not compliment the lines of the A/C at all. Terrible, terrible mistake.

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:28 am

Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):

I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

+1 I didn't care for the God-aweful thing either!!

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:35 am

What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW. It had a hideous hybrid paint scheme that made most people vomit.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:04 am

Yes, those are ugly liveries. I would add WN's excessive use of blue as well.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:07 am

Quoting N202PA (Reply 4):
What would have been interesting is to have a list of the world's worst regular liveries, not the special ones.

Post one, or a list of several, and we'll comment. 

The "special" liveries are supposed to be attention-getters, so it's a given that they'll be garish and it's inevitable that they won't all be winners.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:19 am

Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?

That was from the defunct Western Pacific Airlines. All of their planes were flying billboards.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:49 am

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 14):
Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?

That was from the defunct Western Pacific Airlines. All of their planes were flying billboards.

Yup, WestPac. Many of theirs were cheesy, but a few turned out very nice: the one sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs was beautiful. But, not all were advertising billboards for others; some were done in their own colors, though each one varied.

Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

No, I'm part of that cult. I love Peter Max art. And I loved Flying Colors by Calder. And those crazy Ecuatoriana paint jobs.

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):
may I say that Spirit is absolutely horrible - those computer generated cubes do not compliment the lines of the A/C at all.

That no longer exists, though I thought it was distinctive, and I liked it. But, it didn't look at all like the cheap airline Spirit is, which is why they have a new livery.
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:56 am

The Swiss one is excellent they were obviously clutching at straws and the Alaska one is cool also.
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:43 am

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 11):
What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW. It had a hideous hybrid paint scheme that made most people vomit.

Eurgh, is this thing still flying?!


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Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:16 pm

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!

Couldn't agree more, would like to see all AS planes in this livery. Very attractive.
By the way, do they offer SFML (sea food meal) on this aircraft?  
Quoting oa260 (Reply 16):
The Swiss one is excellent

Was never really my favorite. Too much to see on it, too crowded.
A bit like their new SFO livery, also too much colour, I'm afraid...

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 11):
What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW

Agree there, must be one of the worst. Their original livery was never really good looking either, but they found a way to make it worse.
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:16 pm

Nothing worse than this in my opinion.


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Looks like someone threw up on it.

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Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:02 am

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 19):
Nothing worse than this in my opinion.



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Looks like someone threw up on it.

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Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:46 pm

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!

I second that! I think the author of that photo gallery needs his/her eyes examined and get new pairs of glasses.

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 19):
Looks like someone threw up on it.

   Agreed! Not only that...there were too many "Where's Peter Max" threads on A.net a couple years ago.... It got so so annoying..... I think the longest thread went to 22?
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:34 pm

As much as I loved Braniff I, I hated the Caulder painted planes.
To add to the list of worst painted planes, I nominate the Reebok paint scheme of Braniff III.
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Thomson Airways! Bleuurrgh

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Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:40 am

The list has some real ugly colors.

Here is my vote.
These are the ugliest I have ever seen.

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Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:42 pm

The Article should be "Weirdist C/S, NOT ugliest! Some of those are classic to us nutters!

Id like to see more common C/S on that list, as some of them are so bland and boring it makes them ugly!

like for example, most chinese carriers, UGHH!
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Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:36 pm

Quoting GrinddalCPH (Reply 25):
more common C/S on that list

OK, let's start.

TP old colours (new ones are super though)
Virgin Express (Belgium, now merges with SN Brussels Airlines): way too much red (as there was almost no other colour)

Fortunately, both are gone now.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:46 am

This one is so bad, it's good. Kind of like painting a psychodelic pattern on a Citroen Deux Cheveuax:

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Among my favorite schemes have been those of Air-India, from the days of the Constellation and Boeing 707 through the "Flying Palaces" to today's scheme - all eye-catching and tastefully done. However, even here there was (fortunately) a brief exception:

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Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:42 am

Those were pretty cool actually. The huffington post has no idea what it's talking about.

Worst liveries in my opinion: not in any order.

1. Air France: new and old.
2. Delta: 1997 Ron allen Scheme.
3. Continental: 1991 current livery.
4. SAS: 1980s/1990s scheme
5. Air Canada: 1980s scheme

To name a few.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:09 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 21):
Agreed! Not only that...there were too many "Where's Peter Max" threads on A.net a couple years ago.... It got so so annoying..... I think the longest thread went to 22?

I remember those, yet always found myself checking into them!

Quoting fanofjets (Reply 27):
The Confederate flag? What were they thinking?

Thats the thing...they weren't. However, the South will rise again they say, won't it?  

Personally, I like Air Berlin Dog...it's hilarious!
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):

Whats wrong with the CO livery? That is a pretty sound brand right there! I like that paint job!
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:55 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 30):
Whats wrong with the CO livery? That is a pretty sound brand right there! I like that paint job!

White fuselage & painted tail.
I HATE that generic look!
The previous was one of the prettiest in the world and they went for a cheap, bland and forgettable livery.
I say the same for Copa, JetBlue, Mexicana, AeroMexico and all other white fuselage & painted tail airline.
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:24 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 31):
White fuselage & painted tail.
I HATE that generic look!

The underpart seems grey to me...

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Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:27 am

Agree on Nok

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 19):
Looks like someone threw up on it.

This looks like someone really threw up on it - or maybe had a little diaper problem...
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Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:02 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 32):
The underpart seems grey to me...

The dominate color is white.
Yes the underbelly is gray but the part you see the most is a generic white with generic painted tail.
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Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:35 pm

The ones in the OPs article are actually not 'that bad' IMO. These are the worst offenders I can think of:


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The AeroSur ones have always bugged me, and the Germanwings one, just hurts my eyes hehe


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Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:23 pm

Since when did Germanwings paint an orange dog on theri plane? I thought it was a bear?
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Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:29 pm

"This is the worst painted plane in the world".

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Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:05 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 37):
"This is the worst painted plane in the world".

HAHA! So true! 

Well IMO, the worst is Biman's old livery, at least they introduced a "new" livery, which is slightly better but still bad.
It's a cultural thing.
 
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Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:07 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 30):

Whats wrong with the CO livery? That is a pretty sound brand right there! I like that paint job!


I'll get flamed but I'll go ahead and say it: It's conservative, bland, and dated and it's sad how it's likely going to live on to represent the merger of two major airlines. Even with some tweaking and more color, it would look better. As a matter of fact that should have been done a while ago. It's also one of those liveries that looks worse as the plane increases in size (has better proportions on the 738 but looks like a piece of bread on a 764) Even so it's nowhere near as bad as AF.
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Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:17 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 39):
t's also one of those liveries that looks worse as the plane increases in size (has better proportions on the 738 but looks like a piece of bread on a 764)

Wait till you see it on the 747! I agree, CO's livery looks bad on bigger jets. I personally think their livery is okay, it looks good on the 737s and 752 but kinda looks ugly on the T7, how much more the 747! Just for the record, I don't hate the 747, it's just that CO's livery will look bad on the 747.
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Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:41 pm

Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
Do you agree with the opinion that those are the worst painted airplanes in the world?

Yeah, pretty much, I think they're all pretty nasty!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):
Other dishonorable mentions.

Wavy gravy doesn't do it for me but the others... if a tad dull, I quite like them!
 
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Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:21 am

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 40):

Wait till you see it on the 747! I agree, CO's livery looks bad on bigger jets. I personally think their livery is okay, it looks good on the 737s and 752 but kinda looks ugly on the T7, how much more the 747! Just for the record, I don't hate the 747, it's just that CO's livery will look bad on the 747.

You never know. There has been a lot of speculation that the last paint altercation won't be the last. The tulip might come back.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:20 pm

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 36):
Since when did Germanwings paint an orange dog on theri plane? I thought it was a bear?

Yep, it's a bear. it's called the "Berlin Bearbus", the bear being a symbol of Berlin. I love it.
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