UA444 wrote:XAM2175 wrote:I can't help but get the impression that had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!"
Why would they petition to bring back CO’s logo?
"had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!""
That is; perverse contrarianism.
Honestly this whole pile of tripe is the some of the most absurd griping I've ever seen and it has done more to sour my opinion of both the current United and its two immediate predecessors than pretty much anything else.
American and US merged and yet I don't see anywhere near the same amount of whinging about how the US brand was retired.
Delta and Northwest merged and yet I don't see anywhere near the same amount of whinging about how the NW brand was pretty much taken out the back of a hanger at ATL and shot.
And by the way, as an Australian who wouldn't have the faintest idea of UA's festering internal discord were it not for being a member here - I like where UA have taken the globe up to now. The current livery is professional and contemporary, and with a nice air of simplicity that lends elegance, and the United name means a lot more to me as a global airline than Continental did.
By comparison, I think Rising Blue was a terrible livery. Battleship was decent but didn't age well, both physically and in concept (especially the serif logotype), and the stripes-on-white business before that can be handed straight back to the '80s.