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How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:27 pm

A list would of how many currently do and how many plan on doing one would be much appreciated. Also, who was the first to come up with the idea. The first I saw was the Piedmont (does that count?) one but I'm sure there were prior ones.
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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:01 pm

These days there are a lot of airlines with one or more retro jets:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- Finnair
- Garuda
- Iberia
- KLM
- Lufthansa
- Martinair
- SAS Scandinavian
- Southwest (multiple jets)
- TAM (multiple jets)
- TAROM (multiple jets)
- Thai Airways
- TUIfly
- United Airlines
- US Airways (multiple jets)

Airlines that used to have a retro jet in the past:
- Aeropostal
- Aloha
- ATA
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Mexicana
- Turkish Airlines
- World Airways

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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:22 pm

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):

Wow I think you got them all! I can't think of any others.

Quoting goblin211 (Thread starter):
Also, who was the first to come up with the idea.

I bet they're not the first, but AA has had a retrojet since early 1999.


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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm

Quoting goblin211 (Thread starter):
The first I saw was the Piedmont (does that count?) one

Yes.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):
Airlines that used to have a retro jet in the past:
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- ATA

When did TZ have a Retro livery? The 25th Anniversary scheme (on a 727 and 757) they had was anything but retro.
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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:41 pm

Here you go. Recent thread with photos.

Overview Of All "Retro" Liveries Ever (by Birdwatching Oct 9 2010 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:11 pm

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):
British Airways

G-CPET looks very nice indeed, It's still parked by the fence at the BA engineering base near Hatton Cross (well it was 2 weeks ago)

I'd like to see BA go further, maybe a 744 or a 772 in BOAC colours and an A320 in BEA livery would be nice.
 
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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:24 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 3):
When did TZ have a Retro livery? The 25th Anniversary scheme (on a 727 and 757) they had was anything but retro.

L1011 N194AT operated in old retro colors until 2006 or so. However, I'm not sure if it was an official retro jet or just an aircraft that was many many many years too late for a repaint. 
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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:54 pm

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 6):
L1011 N194AT operated in old retro colors until 2006 or so. However, I'm not sure if it was an official retro jet or just an aircraft that was many many many years too late for a repaint.

My guess that it's probably the latter... especially since the L-1011s were strictly used for charters at that time.
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RE: How Many Airlines Have Retro Jets?

Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:14 pm

I never realized that Pan Am had done a retro jet:


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