GIANCAVIA
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Bloody hell Why cant one airline just do something right. I was actually impressed with the logo and then I see that tail and think it must be a joke? It looks like the paint is all warn off.. I cant believe anyone would think this was a good idea. Its embarrassing.. lol gosh!

RIP all liveries.. I cant remember the last time one was not a steaming pile of cow ****.
 
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:02 pm

That 737 picture is disgusting. I already want the eagle back.
 
sw733
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:02 pm

Upon viewing it a bit more, I think I love the body, but hate the tail. Especially in the video on AA.com where they line up multiple tails...it just looked tacky to me. But the fuselage is great.
 
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A300 American
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 pm

maybe AA can do what Honda did when they launch the 2012 Civic. It was such a disaster, that they had to do an "emergency restyle" and relaunch the damn thing 1 year later with much better results.

Man, I can't stop looking at that tail and TRYING to like it.............
 
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my1le
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 pm

This scheme screams Colgan Airways ...
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Just one word: Horrible.

As a matter fo fact, two words: Extremeley horrible.

If they cannot keep the silver polish for whatever reason, they should have taken a more radical approach instead of painting 90% of the plan in a grey that tries to imitate the silver but is just boring, depressing and uninspried.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 103):
Compared to this, the new Finnair looks positively exciting.

I totally agree with you!
 
milesrich
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm

The links on the AA.com website have crashed. I had the countdown plane on and shortly after it hit 00:00:00 an error message appeared. LOL.

The New American is very much like the OLD American
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 pm

So what will American Eagle look like?

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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 pm

Had the flag extended to the bottom of the fuselage , it would have looked better...
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:06 pm

Quoting richiemo (Reply 145):
That's the worst thing I've ever seen. Proof once again that today's graphic designers did too many drugs in school and/or are trying to get attention rather than making something look good. That tail, really????? Looks like some cheap discount airline at best. I can't believe AA management actually looked at that and thought , hmmmm, that looks good. Makes Delta's ho-hum livery look first rate. My heart breaks. I loved the old livery.

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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:06 pm

I love it! Very patriotic looking. Nice change!
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:06 pm

Wow. Those shots of the 77W in the video looks stunning. The one where it climbs out of GIG for example (at 3:06 minute). Hope the real thing looks just as good.

[Edited 2013-01-17 07:13:09]
 
CF-CPI
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:07 pm

Quoting milesrich (Reply 158):
The links on the AA.com website have crashed.

Right - now saying file not found.
 
Western727
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:07 pm

I was excited when the logo came out...then disappointed with the tail when I saw the livery here. The tail looks too busy and doesn't do the logo (or AA) justice. Sort of gives off a Cheapo Air feel.
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

"Reflecting the soaring spirit that is uniquely American, our new logo — the Flight Symbol — contains the eagle, the star, the "A," and refreshed shades of red, white and blue. Together, they represent a clean and modern update to the core icons of our company. "

That's what AA think.....
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

The logo on the tail would have looked great. Or a few stars on the tail, but this thing is just horrible.

A pity because the logo itself is really good.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Quoting BD338 (Reply 54):

Sigh, a sign of the times we live in. We can't wait for anything announced formally anymore, we must get a sneak preview, a "stolen" image, a tweet, anything so we "know the story" before anyone else. Personally I'm looking forward to 9 CST to see the whole picture.

Very true. I covered my eyes as I scrolled down the page earlier. Personally I like the anticipation of watching the video.

IMHO I like the logo, I'm sad to see the current logo go. But I don't like the livery itself.

Personally I don't know if that were deter me from buying an American Airlines flight (after all that's what AA management want. There not in business just to keep a.nutters amused) especially considering there new products......not that I could afford anything other than Economy.

But we'll just have to see. If its unpopular with passengers (not just us) and effectively devalues the brand then AA management will just back paddle
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Well, maybe when US Airways takes over they'll change it to something much better. Hard to believe that after nearly two years studying and planning for a new livery and branding that this is what they decided on.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

I love the new logo, but for some reason the tail design doesn't really tweak my fancy.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

I'm with the "fail" crowd here.
They could have done some kind of stylised eagle head in a deep navy blue and ran the blue and read down the body some now with a silver top. Keep the font they picked etc. To me, this looks like something somebody would paint a freight train up looking like.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Well.. I'll give it 30 years, maybe it will grow on me.
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na
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Not very excited, but I do like it. Looks fresh. But while looking good on the 777 rendering, the real gray is dull on the 737 what makes it less attractive. The fuselage sadly is so empty like almost anywhere else recently. I give it 7,5 out of 10.

Quoting richiemo (Reply 145):
That tail, really????? Looks like some cheap discount airline at best.

Come on, the old gray tail was far worse.

Quoting jamesontheroad (Reply 35):
I'm sorry, but I'll mourn the passing of Helvetica - a truly classy, sold sans serif typeface.

The new type looks like Frutiger, cant say instantly if slightly modified. Also a Swiss typeface, a modern classic, and one I like more than the middle-of-the-road Helvetica. Its my own company typeface 
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Here it is...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/39144395/NewAA.png
 
JD747
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Nice logo, but I don't like the tail and the grey color. I don't like either the bare engines or winglets, too simple design..
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:09 pm

Hahahaha.. I found it funny that most Americans from the US are like.. "uhmm.. NO!" and those from other parts of the world are like "yay! patriotic! very cool"...

Sorry, I just find this funny.. For those around hte world who like it, some Americans are willing to sell it to you so they can try again.. you can get it DIRT CHEAP!!!! like, FREE!!!!! In fact, we will give you $100US to take it OUT of our memories too!
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Quoting william (Reply 114):
No it didn't

Yes it did. The CEO said so! He gets to decide, nobody else.

Quoting william (Reply 114):
since you are from England take a look at Mclaren's paint scheme on their "composite" F1 car.

You mean the paint job that lasts less than two hours at an average speed of around 130mph? I think you need to find a better example.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Sorry, is that American Airlines or Cubana de Aviación?

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QANTASvJet
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Ok Iberia. You win. Yours is better.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:10 pm

Where are the stars? I mean, the stylized Amercian flag on the tail only has stripes. AA, are you serious? Proud to bear the name American? Come on...

The new livery: To me, a huge disappointment.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:11 pm

The tail design does look very charter or low-cost...honestly I wish they had kept the old design, just with a painted gray body.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 148):
Guess you're going to have to get used to it!

Yes, soon it will be like this:

http://i45.tinypic.com/2cpaz5l.png
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n797mx
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Quoting milesrich (Reply 158):
The links on the AA.com website have crashed.

Err... word choice
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rwsea
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 pm

I like it, I think it's nice. As expected, it puts a modern face on the airline and a rebranding is essential as the airline comes out of bankruptcy, introduces new aircraft, and has a new product.

Much better, for example, than the "new" United livery, which is awful and does nothing to create any excitement for the brand.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 92):
I love the new livery. IMO, anyone who doesnt is stuck in the 80s or 90s. This is what liveries look like today, and this is the way modern companies are branded in 2013 America. Get used to it!

Logo fantastic, silver/grey even looks good but the tail...oh my, that does in fact remind me of something from the 80s but I can't quite place it, was it a t-shirt or sneaker design? either way, has the look that the front logo was designed by a professional designer and the tail design by their 6 year old kid. Suppose we'll get used to it, just such a change after the same design for 45 years.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 pm

I like it except I think the words 'American' should be darker color may be. It is much better than old one.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 pm

I personally like the new logo and livery! Did anybody see the new American Eagle titles!?

The tail - its going to take time - like the DL livery - for it to be accepted, but its going to grow on me. Just say to say goodbye to such a beautiful, bare-metal livery with the Eagle and AA gracing the tail.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:14 pm

On second thought, Tom's video managed to sell the look. I find it dull, but there's definitely space for the livery to grow on me.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:14 pm

Perhaps it's not the design I would have picked but I don't think it's bad. But I like it if only for the fact they had the guts to almost completely break from their previous designs rather then a "modernization" of an old logo, something their domestic competition seems happy to keep doing. Maybe it's just me but it feels like for the past two decades or longer Delta has had a delta , United had a "U" (you can call it a tulip if makes you feel better) , and Continental had a circle/globe.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:14 pm

Quoting n797mx (Reply 183):
Err... word choice

OK ...OK... the server's battery overheated. Is that better?
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 182):

OMG!! That looks like an acid trip with ectasy overtones and LSD additives! Good LAWD!
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:15 pm

I understand it's not an easy task to go from a classic livery to a new one, but frankly I'm not impressed or inspired by that new livery. It looks cheap.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 187):
The tail - its going to take time - like the DL livery - for it to be accepted

The DL tail looks like artwork compared to fingerpaint on the new AA tail.

It appears to me just scanning the thread that probably 70%+ seem to hate the new tail design. How did the AA designers not see this?
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 159):

There's a photo of the titles on the rebranding website -- same sort of thing with the logo but the titles run underneath the windows rather than being billboard style. Imagine the tail will be the same.
 
AA787
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:17 pm

I think the Logo is great. I think the tail is good. I think the two of them together is incongruous. The logo is rounded, soft, subtle. The tail is firm and rigid. They don't work well together. It is too bad.
 
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:18 pm

I hate to say this about any new livery..... but it looks very cheap !!!

Personally for me, it's not a livery for a Nations Flag Carrier !

Still think this livery is fantastic....

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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:19 pm

This is appallingly garish. What a disappointment. The logo is nice but the painted livery is terrible.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:19 pm

Quoting Ychocky (Reply 151):

Since we have no AA mainline here at YOW, I have to ask. Will AA Eagle aircraft be painted en mass or only when needed?


I believe the newamerican website had a pic of eagle's new livery painted on the expressjet's crj-200's that will go into service on feb 15 in dfw.
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RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Quoting AA787 (Reply 195):
The logo is rounded, soft, subtle. The tail is firm and rigid.

  

The tail art doesn't blend at all into the body. It looks like a cheap decal.
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