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Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:43 am

Hello,
There have been many dismal threads about the vanishing need for a livery and I wanted to look on the bright side of that topic. What are some of your favorite airline liveries. I will start the list of with my personal favorite, the final PSA scheme. The bright colors and cheat line are just classic along with a unique smilie face. Thank you for your contribution.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 am



My favorite Livery was the Old UA livery. My first plane spotting memory is of a UA plane with this livery. I believe 747 at LAX
 
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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:23 am

Sorry to disagree with you, but of all the UA liveries, I think that was the worst of them all. Ugly Stephen Wolf gray, etc.
Personally, I think the one after this was their best.
As for my all-time fav, I liked PSA's of early 80's. That along with AirCal's made for a very colorful lineup at some airports.
My favorite logo has to have been both Gem State Airlines and Mountain West Airlines from 1979.


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Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:34 am


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Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:28 am



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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:07 am

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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

AA's new livery is my favorite!!!   (just kidding)


I like US Airways. It is simple and elegant. AA's old livery really was American, it is awesome and I will miss it!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:30 pm

Tough choice. I can narrow it down to a top five.

In no particular order:

- Final BOAC scheme (Especially on a VC-10)
- British Airways Negus scheme 1970s-1984
- British Airways Landor scheme 1984-1997
- South African Airways scheme through the 1970s (Looked good on a B747SP)
- Cathay Pacific scheme until the 1990s

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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:10 pm

There are many options, but in the end there are just 5 regular liveries that stand out for me.

Icelandair:


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Oman Air:


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Thai:


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Photo © Toshi Aoki - JP Spotters


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KLM:


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Aeroflot:


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Photo © Jakkrit Prasertwit



Out of special schemes, Skyteam's aliance livery must be among the top:


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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:18 pm

1. Cathay Pacific old livery:

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2. British Airways Landor:

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3. British Airways

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4. Cathay Pacific Asia's World City

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5. Malaysia Airlines Freedom of Space

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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:38 pm

To me, the most classy and elegant is this one:


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I don´t think a 747-200 loks better than this.

This one looks great on the MD-80s


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This one also does justice to the 747


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And this one, really original and eye catching:


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RE: Your Favorite Airline Livery

Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:57 pm

Quoting BritishB747 (Reply 7):
Final BOAC scheme (Especially on a VC-10)

Absolutely!! Without question!
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