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Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:09 pm

Hello there , i have noticed that most of the Star Alliance members carriers(UA/NH/ET/AC/CA/NZ) that operate Boeing 787 do not seem to have the Star Alliance logo and decals painted on the fuselage ,exception being Air-India's B 787 Dreamliner (with the registration VT-ANU). Any specific reasons ?

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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:16 pm

I don't believe NZ has ever had a widebody aircraft in Star Alliance colours, so this isn't particularly unusual.

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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:23 pm

Interesting observation. I'd say it's just a matter of time before this happens more. These planes are still 'new' and airlines are still showing them off as their new (some flagship) products.
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:26 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
I don't believe NZ has ever had a widebody aircraft in Star Alliance colours, so this isn't particularly unusual.

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Yes even that is correct. :airplane:
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:30 pm

AussieCanuck92 wrote:
Interesting observation. I'd say it's just a matter of time before this happens more. These planes are still 'new' and airlines are still showing them off as their new (some flagship) products.


Ah i see @FLAGSHIP.Perhaps as you said , in the near future would like to catch a glimpse of some of those SA alliance B787's :) :airplane: :white: :checkeredflag:
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:31 pm

climbing230 wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
I don't believe NZ has ever had a widebody aircraft in Star Alliance colours, so this isn't particularly unusual.

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Yes even that is correct. :airplane:

I would add I've even seen their Star Alliance A320 with a white rudder
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:35 pm

coolian2 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
I don't believe NZ has ever had a widebody aircraft in Star Alliance colours, so this isn't particularly unusual.

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Yes even that is correct. :airplane:

I would add I've even seen their Star Alliance A320 with a white rudder


So many variations , yet they look awesome ( no to mention SQ b773 in white Tail Star Alliance livery )
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:37 pm

coolian2 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
I don't believe NZ has ever had a widebody aircraft in Star Alliance colours, so this isn't particularly unusual.

V/F

Yes even that is correct. :airplane:

I would add I've even seen their Star Alliance A320 with a white rudder

Indeed, although it didn't appear to stay that way too long:


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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:47 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
coolian2 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:
Yes even that is correct. :airplane:

I would add I've even seen their Star Alliance A320 with a white rudder

Indeed, although it didn't appear to stay that way too long:
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:41 pm

I think UA should do it given how many 787's they have. THAT SAID: I just went on a business trip to Denver with a couple of people from my team last week. From the UA club window I pointed out a 787-8 to one of them, a guy about 40, he never heard of a 787, nor the name "Dreamliner"! I was stunned. It's so true that the gen pop REALLY doesn't care or pay any attention to what is SO IMPORTANT to us!
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:18 am

NZ has the Star Alliance symbol on all of its aircraft, just aft of the flight deck windows on each side (777, 787, A320, Dash-8 and ATR)
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:25 am

Jetstar315 wrote:
NZ has the Star Alliance symbol on all of its aircraft, just aft of the flight deck windows on each side (777, 787, A320, Dash-8 and ATR)

I thought that was what the OP was referring to at first too, but his reference to VT-ANU shows he's actually referring to aircraft in a Star Alliance scheme.

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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:29 am

climbing230 wrote:

So many variations , yet they look awesome ( no to mention SQ b773 in white Tail Star Alliance livery )


Agreed, I don't understand why SQ's aircraft should not be the same as others. The white tail livery is simply awful in my opinion.
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:03 am

Afaik, no alliance has any 787s other than AI...
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:55 am

What's the requirement from Star Alliance in terms of minimum number of aircraft to paint?
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:28 am

I'm waiting for a SkyTeam 787
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:31 am

berari wrote:
What's the requirement from Star Alliance in terms of minimum number of aircraft to paint?


I think they base the number of painted planes off of the number of aircraft in your fleet.
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:53 am

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Afaik, no alliance has any 787s other than AI...


The statement is a little confusing as you say "alliance", but then mention a specific airline instead of an alliance name.

Amongst Star Alliance members, AC, UA and TG all have 787s in addition to AI.

All of the big 3 alliances have member airlines that operate the 787.
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:25 am

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I think UA should do it given how many 787's they have. THAT SAID: I just went on a business trip to Denver with a couple of people from my team last week. From the UA club window I pointed out a 787-8 to one of them, a guy about 40, he never heard of a 787, nor the name "Dreamliner"! I was stunned. It's so true that the gen pop REALLY doesn't care or pay any attention to what is SO IMPORTANT to us!


Definitely, i was / am expecting UA to do away with some of its 787's.It is a bit dejecting and also a shocker to me when i inform passengers at check-in that their aircraft type has changed from this to that and their faces are like "what is that"? will we still be seated all together? :P

I just love those planes and i would never ever get bored of them.
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:27 am

VNA863 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:

So many variations , yet they look awesome ( no to mention SQ b773 in white Tail Star Alliance livery )


Agreed, I don't understand why SQ's aircraft should not be the same as others. The white tail livery is simply awful in my opinion.


Also in the past , Austrian B767 was seen in that out of the league Star Alliance scheme (all white )
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:37 am

AI is sort of ecstatic after becoming Star Alliance member. AI has painted one A320 (VT-ESF) and one B77W (VT-ALJ) in star Alliance livery as well. They also announce "we are proud to be a member of Star Alliance" before every flight, including domestic flights.

Apart from this, AI has Star Alliance symbol on every aircraft- even Presidential, VVIP and regional aircraft.
 
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:42 am

anshabhi wrote:
AI is sort of ecstatic after becoming Star Alliance member. AI has painted one A320 (VT-ESF) and one B77W (VT-ALJ) in star Alliance livery as well. They also announce "we are proud to be a member of Star Alliance" before every flight, including domestic flights.

Apart from this, AI has Star Alliance symbol on every aircraft- even Presidential, VVIP and regional aircraft.

Yes absolutely. :) any SA painted member aircraft looks outstanding and appealing.I am a die hard fan of those (because i work as a check-in agent / ground staff for two Star Alliance member carriers here ).I respect all ..be it S.A/O.W/S.T . :airplane:
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:43 am

UA has at least eight aircraft in *A livery (all with UNITED in annoyingly black instead of company blue). I believe one 77W will also be *A.
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:57 am

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UA has at least eight aircraft in *A livery (all with UNITED in annoyingly black instead of company blue). I believe one 77W will also be *A.
Why did UA has *A painted in black (always had this in my mind) ? blue would be appealing.
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:11 am

climbing230 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
UA has at least eight aircraft in *A livery (all with UNITED in annoyingly black instead of company blue). I believe one 77W will also be *A.
Why did UA has *A painted in black (always had this in my mind) ? blue would be appealing.


All the other *A airlines I've seen have the company name/title in that company's standard colors. But CO, and now UA, chose to keep all titles in the same black.
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:34 pm

VNA863 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:

So many variations , yet they look awesome ( no to mention SQ b773 in white Tail Star Alliance livery )


Agreed, I don't understand why SQ's aircraft should not be the same as others. The white tail livery is simply awful in my opinion.


SQ for a while ran the Star Alliance livery with their own tail, IIRC because of something about their visual branding being in their opinion superior. As for the black tail, I believe I read somewhere on this site that SQ is superstitious of the black tail for some reason or another.

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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:06 pm

res77W wrote:
VNA863 wrote:
climbing230 wrote:

So many variations , yet they look awesome ( no to mention SQ b773 in white Tail Star Alliance livery )


Agreed, I don't understand why SQ's aircraft should not be the same as others. The white tail livery is simply awful in my opinion.


SQ for a while ran the Star Alliance livery with their own tail, IIRC because of something about their visual branding being in their opinion superior. As for the black tail, I believe I read somewhere on this site that SQ is superstitious of the black tail for some reason or another.

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Ah i see @ SUPERSTITIOUS, :banghead: perhaps SQ can borrow some from NZ for that matter.KIA ORA SQ :rotfl:

Rowen glad you shared this information because certain aspects always remain hidden.Thank you :)
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Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:16 am

I don't know if Singapore's branding is actually "superior" to some others, BUT, Singapore is absolutely SUPERIOR at the art and science of branding (branding is different than brand). And, they are the masters.

That said, I personally LOVE the Singapore Crane and colors. And although the Crane it is very '70's in how it is drawn, they stick with it because it IS a true signal of excellence - I am sure Captain James T Kirk will fly Singapore Starlines from Earth to go on vacation in the Omicron Delta Region of space.

I think they are right to maintain their tail with the STAR ALLIANCE fuselage, and they are the ONLY airline (IMHO) that can do that.
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