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Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:30 am

Ok, I've seen lots of similarities between some airlines liveries out there but c'mon, isn't that the top of lack of originality?
They don't really bother being so alike to other airlines? I would...
Don't they have expressive paychecks for hundreds of high level employees who deal with Marketing and Branding?

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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:12 pm

Add Swiss & Virgin to that list.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:27 pm

I can go one better - these two airlines don't even bother one whit, right up to the name of the company!

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Now that I've got that out of the way - to answer OP's question: just because all three airlines have the same red tail-white fuselage livery doesn't mean that it's just lazy livery design. All three are distinctive enough that you can identify it at first glance.
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Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:24 pm

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I can go one better - these two airlines don't even bother one whit, right up to the name of the company!

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Now that I've got that out of the way - to answer OP's question: just because all three airlines have the same red tail-white fuselage livery doesn't mean that it's just lazy livery design. All three are distinctive enough that you can identify it at first glance.



Cathay Dragon is owned by Cathay Pacific & are linked in many ways for advo. So its no surprise the livery matches.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:53 pm

Gosh for many many years Aer Lingus and KLM could have been easily confused if slightly colourblind! Well until you checked out the tails!
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:12 pm

Allegiant and Jet2Holidays

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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:28 pm

ojjunior wrote:
Don't they have expressive paychecks for hundreds of high level employees who deal with Marketing and Branding?


I don't know what an "expressive" paycheck is, but I highly doubt airlines have hundreds of high-level employees in marketing.
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:28 pm

WALmsp wrote:
Allegiant and Jet2Holidays

(How do I link A-net pix on this new website?)

1. Open the new topic creation page.
2. Open the image you want to add in a new tab
3. Right-click it
4. Left-click "copy the image address"
5. Go back to your post creation ,choose the image icon in the header of the posting options (the little mountains one, not the link one)
6. Add the link you've copied
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:arrow: It doesn't work with your browser imagem address.
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TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Now that I've got that out of the way - to answer OP's question: just because all three airlines have the same red tail-white fuselage livery doesn't mean that it's just lazy livery design. All three are distinctive enough that you can identify it at first glance.

Really? Try to do that in a hazy evening in Scotland,or on a foggy morning in Shanghai, or on a rainy night in London...
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:30 pm

hOMSaR wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Don't they have expressive paychecks for hundreds of high level employees who deal with Marketing and Branding?


I don't know what an "expressive" paycheck is, but I highly doubt airlines have hundreds of high-level employees in marketing.

I totally agree with you, that's the origin of this topic.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:33 pm

Copa and Continen.....er I mean UA
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:36 pm

WALmsp wrote:
Allegiant and Jet2Holidays

That was a case of Jet2 temporarily leasing Allegiant's (already painted) 757 before G4 started 757 ops, and then mimicking the Jet2Holidays livery from it so that the G4 plane(s?) wouldn't look out of place.

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Copa and Continen.....er I mean UA

and of course that was a result of CO's significant ownership stake in Copa.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:44 pm

With so many airlines going with euro-white schemes, spotting can be rather bland. The fancier the livery, the more it costs to keep a fleet looking good.
 
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Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:14 pm

ojjunior wrote:
Don't they have expressive paychecks for hundreds of high level employees who deal with Marketing and Branding?


Airlines usually hire a design firm/advertising agency to take care of their branding. Marketing employees are used mainly for advertising campaigns or any other sort of promotions using the logo and brand guidelines established by the design firm/advertising agency.
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:16 pm

Maybe not so much, but the first time I saw this:

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I immediately thought of this:

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Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:45 pm

TR763 wrote:
Maybe not so much, but the first time I saw this:

I immediately thought of this:


TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I can go one better - these two airlines don't even bother one whit, right up to the name of the company!


Yep, I knew I wasn't alone in my thinking...
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 pm

On final approach, it's pretty hard to distinguish a AC Rouge Airbus to a Virgin America Airbus.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:38 pm

The MOST identical paint these days are those of Turkish ONUR AIR and Greek new start-up OrangeFly. Check it out!!!
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:57 pm

United, Copa and Aegean.. compare their 737's, quite similar apart from A3's tail logo. Still United and Copa are very similar.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:04 pm

Austrian is somewhat similar to ones in the original post
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:04 pm

Not sure how to upload photos but here's my list;
At a quick glance the recent photo upload of Go2Sky B737 forward part of tail looks like the American tail?
orient Thai similar to BA?
Lucky Air of China knocking off IAG with the BA tail with IB colours?

Then my mum with her her VoloTea-Towels hanging off the washing line aping Volotea?
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:06 pm

So is this where you give companies like Aeroflot and Spirit a TON of credit for being distinct?
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:27 pm

Of every livery, why would AM try and copy AA's? It's not great.
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:31 pm

BA and Comair are also exceptionally similar, the resemblance is uncanny, its almost as if they share the same livery... ;)
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:43 pm

ojjunior wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Now that I've got that out of the way - to answer OP's question: just because all three airlines have the same red tail-white fuselage livery doesn't mean that it's just lazy livery design. All three are distinctive enough that you can identify it at first glance.

Really? Try to do that in a hazy evening in Scotland,or on a foggy morning in Shanghai, or on a rainy night in London...


I don't think I'd have a problem differentiating between the three in the haze or fog.

LazarosK wrote:
United, Copa and Aegean.. compare their 737's, quite similar apart from A3's tail logo. Still United and Copa are very similar.


Copa & United - similar on purpose because of Continental was once a shareholder.

As for Aegean, looks nothing at all like United & Copa.
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:19 am

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
LazarosK wrote:
United, Copa and Aegean.. compare their 737's, quite similar apart from A3's tail logo. Still United and Copa are very similar.


Copa & United - similar on purpose because of Continental was once a shareholder.



Continental owned 49% of Copa from 1998 until 2006 when they started selling off their share in Copa in a few phases.
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:19 am

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
All three are distinctive enough that you can identify it at first glance.


Not really in my opinion! Taxiing at HKG, especially at night, at a distance, or only seeing the top part of the tail behind something, it can be difficult to discern whether an aircraft is Dragon or Qantas – especially since they're often both A330s!
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:25 am

Transaero livery always made me think of Air France - the red white and blue strips on the tail
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:38 am

Shenzhen airlines and Hainan airlines are pretty similar. And they operate in the same market. Would be great if a person that is better than me at posting photos could post a comparison. :)
 
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:24 pm

planewasted wrote:
Shenzhen airlines and Hainan airlines are pretty similar. And they operate in the same market. Would be great if a person that is better than me at posting photos could post a comparison. :)


Are you sure you meant those?
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Re: Different Airlines-Similar Paintjobs

Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:19 pm

Comair Ltd has a slight shareholding by Ba and the franchise agreement for the Ba division regulates it to take on all aspects of Ba, their are only two things different that passengers don't notice, the Cock pit crew fly in a Comair uniform, the cabin crew are in Ba gear. The nose crest has the Comair logo , stating operated as Ba. The cockpit crew who are not seen where a generic uniform as they fly both flights operated as Ba and the low cost carrier of the parent company , Kulula. This applies to cabin crew who also have a Kululu uniform so they can operate both. Bottom line is the franchised Ba must look like Ba , inside and out

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