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AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:54 pm

Is there or has there been any talk at AA about putting a T7 into the retro jet livery? I was just thinking about that the other day and figured I'd pose the question. Would anyone like to see this livery on a T7? I think it looks fabulous on the 737 and 757, but what about a 777? Opinions and comments as you please!
 
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:58 pm

I don't think I've heard of anyone painting a 777 into a retro livery. I'm not entirely sure how it'd look, as the 777 is awfully 'fat' compared to the narrowbody 737 and 757 to wear retro liveries, and of course the aircraft that wore the liveries long before.
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:03 pm

I think it would be nice to see more planes other than A320s in retro schemes.

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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:13 pm

Quoting JetJock22 (Thread starter):
Opinions and comments as you please!

I'm not sure you'll see a 'Retrojet' out of AA again. The 757 lasted far too short and I've read here on A.net that the 737 is scheduled to be painted back to standard colors soon.
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:14 pm

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 2):
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Welcome to anet! And I have to say, I don't think it would look too shabby in that livery at all. You can't go wrong with tha AA T7 in either livery.
 
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:15 pm

AsstChiefMark, the 777 actually doesn't look that bad in the astrojet livery.

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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:20 pm

Personally I think painting a 777 in a retro livery is just stupid. There were no aircraft that size when that type of livery was prominanton airline fleets.

Also, (not to confuse this with the American topic) one thing that annoys me are new airlines that use a retro livery. You cant have a a retro livery of a non-retro airline!! :P

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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:37 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):

I like, Looks really good, I only hope AA follows through..
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 8):
Personally I think painting a 777 in a retro livery is just stupid. There were no aircraft that size when that type of livery was prominanton airline fleets.

Is using a 320 stupid? There were none of those around at the time these schemes were around.
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:59 pm

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 9):
Is using a 320 stupid?

In my mind, yes. In reality, no. there were aircraft that size in the time of these retro liveries.

And I said it not HPAEAA!

Personally I don't like new aircraft with retro liveries. Id much rather see retro aircraft with NEW liveries!  Smile

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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:02 pm

It would be cool to see an early jetliner or even a propliner in a new livery.
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:15 pm

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 9):

Is using a 320 stupid? There were none of those around at the time these schemes were around.



Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 10):

WOOOOOOOOOOO, hang on, somthing goofed on a.net, I didn't say that! I like it...

Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 8):
I like, Looks really good, I only hope AA follows through..

That's what I posted...
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:18 pm

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 10):
Id much rather see retro aircraft with NEW liveries!


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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:27 pm

That dc3 would be a realy cool thing to see.
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:32 pm

I wanna see a Connie in modern AF colours!  Wink
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RE: AA Retro Jet

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:39 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
I'm not sure you'll see a 'Retrojet' out of AA again. The 757 lasted far too short and I've read here on A.net that the 737 is scheduled to be painted back to standard colors soon.

Why not keep both these jets in the colors instead of painting it back? There's no doubt it attracts attention. From a marketing standpoint you want to be noticed. Passengers in the terminal would do a double take, even ones who aren't enthusiasts. They might even think they're on a "special" jet. I just don't see how keeping the retro livery on a couple planes would hurt.
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