How tough would it be to have an airline sport this kind of livery fleetwise? I understand that white is cheaper and better for performance, but some airlines have fully painted birds. Is the fading between colors much more expensive to apply?
$$$ Why? AS rebranding a couple of years ago was one of the best we've seen in awhile. I liked VX every time I flew them, same with AS. VX fans need to get over the fact they are gone.
I can't! I don't get to fly much, but when I was doing a lot of stuff in SFO a few years ago I was on one of their first flights IAD-SFO in a 320 that had been been built only a few months earlier (I had to stop and look at the mfg. plate by the door lol). Back then everything was unheard of, the LED lighting, the crazy infotainment, ordering food by touch screen? Chat rooms everyone in the plane can join? It was just clean and refreshing, and that image will always stick in my head.
I even got to board first! The gate agent said "at this time, I'd like to begin begin the boarding process for all guests....wearing the color red" (I had a red fleece on haha)
In SFO they'd tell jokes on the gate PA system. Everyone was always happy. Just a great airline.
Sorry if I'm getting OT, but this livery is a great way to close things out for those of us who will truly miss VX.