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Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:15 am

727 Pan Am
737 Southwest/Continental
747 Pan Am/British Airways
757 American
767 American, Continental
777 United, Continetal

DC10 British Caledonian

L1011 Delta

MD80/90 Delta, Continetal, and American

What's better on a clear day than any aircraft in AA livery?

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:39 am

I'll add a few, if that's okay by the U of H fan!

Lockheed Constellation: TWA
Boeing 377: Pan Am
Boeing 707: Pan Am
Douglas DC-8: Braniff (Calder colors)

and back on the list...
727: Eastern (hockey stick)
737: Western Pacific (Simpson logo jet)
747: PAA Billboard
757: AA Retro Jet
767: Delta (Widget/Wavy)
777: UA

DC-10: New NWA colors

L1011: Eastern

DC-9/MD-80: TWA (Final World Designs)
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:53 am

'Lone Star One'
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:57 am

The top list is:

Aer Lingus
KLM
Thai International
British Airways
Northwest Airlines
American Airlines
Korean Airlines KAL




 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:06 am

v bird's silver and blue


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:14 am

I think the best current livery on an aircraft is on any South African Airways plane. It's the tail! The tail design evokes to me an African ethnic sensibility, but the design is modern and dynamic. It gives me the impression of a bird soaring over an African landscape, but it also gives me an impression of action and progress. It's not too busy or overdone, yet it's interesting and attractive. Great color selection, too. It's an example of how the so called "Euro-White", billboard design can look good, the tail can make it.

Another one along those lines I like a lot is Hawaiian's new design. The old flower girl was great, but the new one is really an improvement. The colors are great and really gets me thinking "HAWAII"!

cheers, Ralph
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:21 am

Now with the official death of Alianza Summa after the going under of VX on august of last year, We wish to see AV in red/white once more.

But the general concensus with the pilots at AV is:
We hope to be part of CO/CM group, have a complete management change, restructured and out of chapter 11 proceedings for our 85 year celebration on December 5 of 2004.

We want to see our retro white/blue look once more on the fleet showing the Condor of the Andes, messenger of the divine gods according to the Incas painted back on all the fleet, making us the oldest continuous operating airline in the Americas since 1919.

I believe the nicest looking B757-28A was N321LF which is no longer with us in our fleet.


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:23 am

Without a doubt its Wunala Dreaming.

I also loved the BA World Tails.

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:27 am

The Aviodrome Lockheed Constellation is looking awesome, can't show you yet though.
Your patience will be tested for another 1 or 2 weeks.
It's painted in the old KLM livery of the 50-ties.

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:30 am

To me the best liveries on an aircraft are as follows:

TWA (last color scheme)
NWA (both the latest and the one before)
UA (not the new one)
US Airways
CO
SWA (latest color)
Aeroflot (latest color)
BA
GULF AIR
LAN CHILE
and yes jetBlue with it's different tail schemes. Vietnam Airlines is also quite interesting as well.
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:34 am

At the moment, at least in the U.S. my vote would go to the Peter Max CO 777.
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:43 am

what about that "thing" on Midway #1's tail??  Big thumbs up
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:44 am

Do I need to say more?


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:55 am

Personal favorite, even though it disappeared back when I was 6 going on 7.


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Scheme was unique and well ahead of its time.

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:59 am

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:43 am

Ansett Australia A320-200 The sexiest bird around  Love











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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:45 am

BOAC Golden Speedbird on a Super VC-10.

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:03 am

frontier airlines deserves a look.
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:11 am

BWIA West Indies (new) on a 737-800
Air Jamaica (new) ON AN A320-200

undoughtably the two best in the world.
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:12 am

Sorry folks, but the best livery is, has been and will be for a long time:

Air France


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:21 am

My favorite jets to ever fly in these colors!  Smokin cool



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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:23 am

Their smiles really are contagious.  Big grin

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:29 am


Soon gone, but will always be the best livery!



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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:38 am

747-Pan Am Delivery
DC-10 Continental Red Orange and Gold
727 TAA '70s livery T-jet
A300- Trans Australia (Train Livery)
777 Singapore Airlines
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Oops, Forgot

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:56 am

757 and L1011 in Eastern colors...Very slick and clean...."On the wings of Man"...
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:02 am

Pick a tail - any tail. Like this one:


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:24 pm

My top list

National Airlines Sunking Logo /1970's

Hughes Airwest Top Banana

Air California

Hawiian Air White body Young Girl Logo

Surinam Airlines

AeroMexico 1970's silver/orange

Braniff almost everything they did was cool

Republic / the Herman years/

Air Jamaica

Worldways Canada LTD
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:54 pm

Henpol747,

Air France?????? If I'm not mistaken, it doesn't take an artist to come up with a white body, standard lettering, and the french colors on the tail. It seems as if that scheme was thought through for about 30 seconds!
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:22 pm

A319 Frontier
A330 LAN
A340 Air Thaiti Nui
B 737 Lauda
B 747 Thay
B 757 BA
B 767 American Airlines
B 777 Aereoflot

Bie
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:12 pm

Qantas livery looks great on the A330.

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:13 pm

I couldn't pick just one. My favorite planes are 752s, L1011s, followed by 722s. When it comes to DL, long live the Widget!


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UA's new livery is really rad, I love American's and Eastern's chrome, and US Airways' current livery is classy...so is BA's, and it looks great on 747s.
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:41 pm

Well, everybody got their own taste, but here are my favorites,

Tu-154 in new Aeroflot c/s most be the smartest looking bird out there. Not too unhappy with Royal Jordanian either (miss that L1011 though)


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:03 am

707

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717

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727

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737

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747

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757

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767

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777

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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:38 am

National Airlines Sunking Logo /1970's

4jaded,

You're in luck, the Sun King logo has been revived on Southeast Airlines.


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In current livery.


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Original livery; note the dark 'swoosh' borrows from NE's Yellowbird scheme.
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:21 am

Thanks PHLBOS- great pics of southeast. Nice to see the logo back. If you notice they inverted the colors face piece used to be Tangerine and the back piece was Grapefruit. How I love that logo...
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:02 am

Nothing like the class PanAm, nor the last colors of Braniff.
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:21 am

Re: the Sun King

That's an unfortunately placement of the logo with respect to the rudder hinge - look closely at the large photo


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:28 am

What else I'm going to say?
But, of course.

PSA (Pacific Southwest)



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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:02 am

The best for me is Varig world cup of 98
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:37 am

I think (obviously) this is a great livery on any plane they have!!


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:45 am

al nippon
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Pokemon Theme


Its a cool design.
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:34 pm

3 best non-special liveries

1) Aeroflot (agree Aeroflot777, looks good on anything!)
2) SQ 777's (plane looks so regal and commanding in this livery)
3) BWIA 738


3 best "special" liveries

1) AA 757 retrojet
2) DL 767 anniversary retrojet
3) ANA 747 Pokemon
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:26 pm

I really love this one  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:16 am

Any aircraft in this livery wins anytime in my book.  Big thumbs up


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:08 am

The best looking aircraft with the best looking livery ever flown with....
I my eyes there isn`t a livery that is close to the L1011 of Royal Jordanian.
When I was very young(5 or 6 years) they used to come to AMS.....


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And off course my second favorite and my baby....


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OK and the 737NG of transavia


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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:30 am

Delta MD-11...This is a fantastic livery.........


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This ANA Pokemon on a B767 is nice too!!!
 
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RE: Best Livery On An Aircraft

Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:13 am

I like them all. May the best bird win.
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