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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed May 18, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 36
Views: 2872

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

CairnterriAIR wrote:
The SW Metroliner. AKA the San Antonio sewer pipe. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody speak positively about that hateful aluminum tube.


I'll have to go with this one as well. From what I've heard, it was sluggish on the controls, cramped and noisy, and supposedly unreliable.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Tue May 17, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

The 787 I would say is one of the ugliest ever made. Such a characterless nose section with such short stumpy landing gear. I agree that the landing gear on the 787 is short and stumpy, it looks much better in the air. However, what do you mean by "characterless nose section". To me, the ...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Thu May 12, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overrated Airline liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Overrated Airline liveries

Disagree about the UA Battleship Gray livery. I think it's one of the worst in history. Very stuffy, corporate-feeling. The stripes on the tail just make it even more so, they looked to me like a ledger book. The US Airways livery of the same era, which was essentially a United plane flying upside-...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Mon May 09, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overrated Airline liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Overrated Airline liveries

The Braniff flyer colors was hideous. I guess I am not being too restrained, lol. Also was not a fan of the NW Bowling shoe. Interesting. The Braniff Fying colors is one of my favorite liveries, a very original scheme. But I can see how you could think of them as hideous. And the NW Bowling Shoe is...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Mon May 09, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overrated Airline liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Overrated Airline liveries

Agreed about the AA bare metal livery, they kept it for way too long. Should have been retired decades earlier. It was okay when it was first introduced, it fitted the time. I wouldn't say it was one of the most beautiful liveries back then but it was acceptable. However when the time came to repla...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sun May 08, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overrated Airline liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Overrated Airline liveries

Which generally well-liked liveries do you not like? I have a really controversial one... United's Saul Bass livery. First off, it looks a bit "dry" IMO. I mean, I can see how it's "bright and cheerful" and would fit their "Friendly Skies" slogan, but still, I don't lik...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed May 04, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Since my previous list was 90% non-Eurowhite, here is a remaster. JAL: Minimalist, but it works. 5978565 Swiss: Simple and elegant. I especially like the previous version, without the billboard titles. 0976469 Helvetic: The gray titles and band of color stretching into the fuselage make this livery ...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Personally, I really like the Garuda livery. The colors in the tail really pop. 6536575,6122183 4720787,6642105 Quite beautiful. I didn’t like it at first, since the tail colors seemed a bit meaningless, but I guess they could be taken to represent Indonesia’s coastline. This livery is quite distin...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

In random order: JAL-yes, it's very minimalist, but the font and Tsurumaru logo are great. 6725855 Although the 1991 one was better. 2667994 Virgin Atlantic. I really like the metallic(?) red colors. 2447189 I don't know if it counts, but Alitalia's final scheme, with a gray/silver tail area, also ...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

In random order: JAL-yes, it's very minimalist, but the font and Tsurumaru logo are great. 6725855 Although the 1991 one was better. 2667994 Virgin Atlantic. I really like the metallic(?) red colors. 2447189 I don't know if it counts, but Alitalia's final scheme, with a gray/silver tail area, also l...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2839

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

No, because carry-ons are a hassle. I bring a personal item with me, with all the basic, smaller stuff (cameras, book, phone) and everything for the trip (like clothes) goes in a checked bag, even if it costs extra. Plus, if I have a tight connection I don't have to worry about getting my carryon ou...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 75
Views: 3960

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

Europe: MUC, FRA, BCN, LHR

North America: DFW, PHL, BWI*, ORD


*I arrived by plane and then took a train to Washington DC.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 76
Views: 4274

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

From what I can remember: Frontier MSY-DEN A319 -Returned to MSY on a UA 737-800 in Y+ Via Air BTR-SFB E145 (single seat! :D ) -Returned on AA, A321 and CRJ-200 :cry: Y, MCO-CLT-BTR. Interestingly, all 3 flights on this trip were redeyes. I think that the Via Air segment wasn’t going to leave at nig...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport

PatrickZ80 wrote:
BoeingERJ1000 wrote:
I'm gonna post it here because that thread is already 6+ months old.


But still, to keep it all in one place, that's where you should have posted it. Not here.

Oh, OK. That makes sense

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by BoeingERJ1000
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport

I'm gonna post it here because that thread is already 6+ months old.
New Orleans Lakefront (NEW/KNEW)
Hammond/Northshore (HDC/KHDC)
Boeing Field (BFI/KBFI)
Salamanca Matacán (SLM/LESA)
I'm pretty sure those are all for me.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be
Replies: 42
Views: 3110

Re: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be

I'll say CAN for Guangzhou. Do you know why Guangzhou is CAN? Similar to PEK, SGN, RGN, BOM, and MAA. Let's see. SGN is for Ho Chi Minh but stands for Saigon, the city's prior name, and similarly, BOM is for Mumbai but stands for its prior name, Bombay, so... I guess there's another name for Guangz...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does it still count?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Does it still count?

For me, it counts as an aircraft you've been on but not flown on.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 3617

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

SDR-MAD, usually operated on an Iberia A320 or CRJ-1000. It’s 176nm, and flying time is usually ~40 minutes.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta bring back BOB meals in Y?
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: Will Delta bring back BOB meals in Y?

I don’t know, but Delta has returned food to Domestic First, so they might bring back Buy On Board meals soon. This is just speculation though.
Right now, it’s a safer bet to bring food with you.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite experimental liveries?
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

What are your favorite experimental liveries?

Since there’s recently(ish) been threads about standard liveries, how about the curious experimental liveries? My favorites: Pan Am’s 747s with enlarged (but not billboard) titles and a cheatline looked quite handsome. 1355506 I’m a fan of gray/silver/bare-metal fuselages, so I really liked BA’s sil...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 32925

Re: Condor launch new livery

Overall, I like it. It’s creative and original. Not a particularly beautiful scheme, but definitely eye-catching. Also, it kind of reminds me of Braniff’s Calder liveries.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 32925

Re: Condor launch new livery

Hmmm. This livery stands out, and I kind of like it, as well as the fact that it represents beach towels and therefore vacation destinations.
At the same time, it looks a bit, I don't know if this is the right word...epileptic?

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by BoeingERJ1000
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 123
Views: 35639

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Personally, I don't think they should get a new livery. The current one still looks modern with the shade of blue that they use and the light gray cheatline. And of course, the Pepsi logo is very distinctive. The new one is kind of boring.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

aeromoe wrote:
-Concorde
-VC-10
-all the rest

Both are indeed lookers. It's a shame that they weren't very succesful.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?
Replies: 25
Views: 3501

Re: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?

A350 hands down IMHO. Anyone know what advantage they provide over a more 'conventional' looking winglet like a scimitar or previous iterations of it? The raked winglets on the 777 are pretty darn cool. Apparently the A350 winglets reduce drag. There's some more information here: https://www.airbus...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated and overrated airliners?
Replies: 27
Views: 3191

Re: Underrated and overrated airliners?

Underrated- DC-1/2, MD-11, 717, 727, 767-400ER Overrated- All generic twinjets like the A350, 787, and 777 (though they are still nice planes, just boring to spot) Agreed. The DC-1/-2 and MD-11 were overshadowed, 717 and 764 didn't sell well (and the 717 was kinda forgotten). As for the 727, I don'...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 1969

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

United didn't fly any 737s between their retirement in October 2009 and the Continental merger which completed in 2012. Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk Indeed, if we're talking like that we could include Delta with the DC-9. Launch customer in 1965 and retired in 2014. Except that Delta origina...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

timesnaps wrote:
1. A310
2. A300
3. DC10
4. Concorde

I agree with you that the A310 looks better than the A300. The DC-10 looks nice, although I'd have placed the Concorde a bit higher. It's a very sleek aircraft and obviously very unique.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

Boeing757100 wrote:
I'll put the 757-300 first before the 752

Personally, I don't know. Both look great, although the 752 looks short and stubby after looking at a pencil-like 753

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

Boeing757100 wrote:
1. 757-200
2. Mad dogs
3. A350
4. 777
5. A330
6. 737 series
7. A320 series

Agreed with the order of this ranking.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

747-400ER A340-600 757-300 777-300ER A330-300 The 744, A346, and 753 are beautiful, with quite interesting proportions on the latter two. The 77W looks aggresive and commanding. The 777 variant I've flown on is the 772, which looks great, but not quite as much. A333 is nice as well, and quite elega...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

The most beautiful airliner of all time IMHO is the L1049 Constellation. Been on it, cannot remember flying on it. But as a child I may have. The most beautiful jet IMHO is the 727 in AA or CO livery. Next is the L1011 - perfect lines. 757 and DC6 deserve mention. I also have a soft spot for the Co...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?
Replies: 19
Views: 3290

Re: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?

ANA is 9 abreast too, albeit in an interesting 2-4-3 layout. Love those AC 2 seaters. Nope, ANA switched to 3-4-3. 2-4-3 seems quite interesting though. I think KLM's MD-11's and early 747's had that layout as well. I'm pretty sure Thai still has a 3-3-3 layout. They also earn bonus points for havi...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 38
Views: 2666

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

N1120A wrote:
747-8 or 747-400.

Followed by A350, 757 and 787.

Good choices. I didn't mention the 744 or 757, but those are beauties as well.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was BA Club World so disliked while the Apex Suite is well-liked?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Why was BA Club World so disliked while the Apex Suite is well-liked?

OK, thanks for the information. Club World does look quite outdated from pictures.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Daytona Beach: American Airlines A319/321, CRJ-700/900 & E145
Replies: 5
Views: 4222

Re: Daytona Beach: American Airlines A319/321, CRJ-700/900 & E145

Nice report, I enjoyed it. By the way, do you prefer the CRJ or ERJ? I'm a fan of the ERJ due to the single seat side and how it feels like a private jet. But, I think I prefer the CRJ-700/900 (not a fan of the 200s) over the E145. OK. From my experience, the larger CRJ's do seem a bit more spaciou...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Daytona Beach: American Airlines A319/321, CRJ-700/900 & E145
Replies: 5
Views: 4222

Re: Daytona Beach: American Airlines A319/321, CRJ-700/900 & E145

Nice report, I enjoyed it. By the way, do you prefer the CRJ or ERJ? I'm a fan of the ERJ due to the single seat side and how it feels like a private jet.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was BA Club World so disliked while the Apex Suite is well-liked?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Why was BA Club World so disliked while the Apex Suite is well-liked?

Disclaimer: This is from an Economy perspective, and I'm asking this based on airline reviews. So, why is it that of these two similar products, one was so disliked while the other is universally loved? Is it the seat design/features? The soft product? (Apparently the Apex Suite is used by many worl...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 38
Views: 2666

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

seat1a wrote:
A350-1000 and A220 .. sexy!

Very.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 767 Polaris Class Seats Narrower than other United Widebodies?
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: United 767 Polaris Class Seats Narrower than other United Widebodies?

According to the "info" section on SeatGuru, they are indeed narrower. The 767 Polaris seats are 20.6 inches wide, while those on the 777 & 787 are 22 inches wide.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 70
Views: 5716

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Mainline: SDR-MAD on an Iberia A320, 38 minutes
Regional: CLT-BTR on an American CRJ-200, 1 hour 55 minutes.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 2593

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

Max Q wrote:
Nothing like the Queen of the skies

The 747 was, is and always will be my favorite

Overall, It's also my favorite, but for comfort, my favorite is the 787, at least from my experience. I hace yet to try an A350 or A380.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?
Replies: 25
Views: 3501

Re: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?

CRJ900 wrote:
The kanted winglets on the CRJ900NextGen and CRJ1000 are very nice


They're very sleek and sharp, just like the plane itself.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?
Replies: 25
Views: 3501

Re: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?

ACDC8 wrote:
747, A340/330, MD11 - look fantastic.

Any winglet on a 757/767 is simply blasphemy and looks hideous.


Those canted winglets look great, I agree. However, I think that 757 winglets make the plane look better overall, and those on the 767 give it a bit more personality.

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by BoeingERJ1000
Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best livery on each aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Best livery on each aircraft

Which livery best suits each aircraft? My opinions (I’m gonna do Boeing, Airbus, DC,MD, Lockheed, Bombardier, and Embraer): 707: Pan Am 717: TWA Final 727: NW Bowling Shoe 731: Lufthansa 1970s 732: Pan Am 733: UA Battleship Grey 734: BA Landor 735: UA Battleship Grey 736: SAS 737: WN Desert Gold 738...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 123
Views: 35639

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Hmm, I see several outcomes. 1: China Eastern-style. The livery is missing 2: Pull an Aer Lingus/Iberia/Avianca/etc: Eurowhite 3: Pull a Lufthansa: Keep the core elements, but remove some color to make it blend in with the crowd. 4: A-la-Brussels Airlines: Complete overhaul that looks terrible. Simi...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 123
Views: 35639

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

I don't agree with that, sometimes changes can be good however you need to take them one step at a time. The old should be kept recognizable in the new Great point. The current KE livery is very distinctive, I don't want it being turned into "white fuselage with band of color stretching from t...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

Of all the aircraft you've flown, what's your ranking by their appearance? Mine is: 1) 787 2) MD-80 3) 777-200 4) E190 5) A330 6=CRJ-900/CRJ-1000 7) CRJ-700 8) E145 9) E175 10) Avro RJ-100 11) 737-900 12) A321 13) CRJ-200 14) A320 15) A319 16) 737-800 None of these look bad, it's just that some loo...

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by BoeingERJ1000
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 59
Views: 7795

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

A380>A333>738>320>B190D>AT75. not gotten the chance to fly a lot unfortunately. It's OK, you've still flown on some interesting types like the A380 and Beech 1900D. Speaking of which, I'm surprised to see the A380 at the top of the list. I mean, I like it because it's big, but overall it's kind of ...

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