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Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:15 am

The Denver Post reports that Frontier will unveil a new livery on September 9.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/thebalan...rontier-airlines-livery-new/12241/

I guess that perhaps the animals stay, but are worked into the fuselage more? It's probably too much to ask to bring back 80s style cheatlines ala the first Frontier...
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:01 am

This is exciting. Maybe something more creative than just white...
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:36 am

Quoting dabpit (Reply 1):

If Frontier is a low coast airline I wouldn’t expect anything to drastic. All in saving money right?
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:55 am

Whatever the new livery turns out to be, should be defined by " Ultra Low Cost Critters"      

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:37 am

Hmmmm, like there will be more than just one LCC changing it's colors this Fall....  
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:48 am

Quoting FlyingFan18 (Reply 2):
If Frontier is a low coast airline I wouldn’t expect anything to drastic. All in saving money right?

Never know. Sometimes taking the bold route pays off.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:49 am

I can only hope they take a step forward with this one, after ruining the current livery with the Frontier.com billboard titles. It would be nice if they could incorporate more green and don't go bare-bones a-la everyone else. Now that flying with them sucks I would hate for them to be boring to spot as well. Hopeful, but not optimistic.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:53 am

I love the F9 livery. The animals is truly unique and I'm a sucker for billboard titles, its a throwback to a good era. I also kind of have that idea in mind for if I start my own airline.

Quoting barney captain (Reply 4):
Hmmmm, like there will be more than just one LCC changing it's colors this Fall....  

What are you getting at?
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:06 am

The go ultra low cost and save money on people only to spend it on re branding. What is wrong with the current livery? I mean the one with FRONTIER painted across the fuselage, not the frontier.com crap.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 7):

I'm guessing the remainder of AirTran being absorbed into Southwest.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:19 am

Quoting DualQual (Reply 9):

Probably rumors of Spirit tweaking their livery from the blue to yellow and black.

[Edited 2014-08-28 20:20:20]
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:24 am

I guess the "FLYFRONTIER.COM" livery didn't work out, then?
 
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Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:47 am

I hope they keep the animals.....hopefully some legacy of what they used to be to the piece of crap they turned into this year.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:09 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 7):

Rumor of a new WN Livery and Branding later in the Fall is what I think Barney Captain is getting at.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:16 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 13):

I hope they keep the animals.....hopefully some legacy of what they used to be to the piece of crap they turned into this year.

I concur.

Quoting SWADawg (Reply 14):
Rumor of a new WN Livery

Clean sheet livery or just a new color, and slightly modified, like the last livery change?
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:19 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 13):
I hope they keep the animals.....hopefully some legacy of what they used to be to the piece of crap they turned into this year.

Since you have sworn on the CVG thread, several times, that you will never fly Frontier, why should the animals matter to you?

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:11 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 15):

I'm honestly not sure. My pure WAG would be a clean sheet livery change, but I would be guessing like everyone else.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:06 am

Ran out of animals...huh?
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Of all seriousness, the current Frontier livery is one of the best in the industry. Really hope they keep the animals....maybe try having insects?
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:12 am

The animals are really the only thing that makes the Frontier livery unique despite its otherwise eurowhite design. Losing them would be very sad...and would cost Frontier a major marketing angle as well, as the animals just plain work for advertisements, sales, and brand identity. I hope this is just a tweak into something less garish than FLYFRONTIER.COM
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:13 am

Quoting SWADawg (Reply 14):
Rumor of a new WN Livery and Branding later in the Fall is what I think Barney Captain is getting at.

  


 

[Edited 2014-08-29 00:15:47]

I'm sure those 2 Green -800's (soon to be 4) delivered to the GEG paint shop fresh from Renton mean nothing.  Wink


[Edited 2014-08-29 00:17:50]
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:01 am

The animals are staying, thank goodness. I think Frontiers livery is striking. I really like the large Frontier across the fuselage. It makes it easy to identify, especially for those not wearing their glasses. Hopefully the change isn't too dramatic.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:25 pm

I liked the FRONTIER billboard titles... the Frontier.com ones, I haven't seen in person - not sure how many planes actually got them? Either way, looks a bit more busy in pictures. Maybe just too many letters. Hard to explain, but I just preferred the Frontier titles. And yes, the animals are distinctive and apparently staying.

Someone mentioned a WN refresh earlier - the current livery is 10-12 years old, but the original "corndog" scheme lasted about 30 years? I'd like to see a return to that. It was more "southwestern" in color as well, and looked great.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:42 pm

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:48 pm

Just posted this to the Frontier thread before realizing there was a separate thread on the topic.

I have heard that the animals are definitely part of the new livery but on a larger scale. Supposedly, the picture of the animal covers the entire tail, not just the vertical stabilizer (perhaps like the purple paint wraps around the tailcone on Fedex airplanes?)

Also, here is a picture from the repainting of the hangar in Denver suggesting they may be using the retro 'F' symbol from the old Frontier in the new logo.

 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:53 pm

Maybe an all-green Fuselage with white FRONTIER titles across the side? Or maybe they'll add the tagline "Yet Another Whole Different Animal."
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:09 pm

I hope it is for the better and not for the worse. Though seeing the low cost route they are taking, I don't hold out any hope.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Quoting whereitswarm (Reply 24):
Also, here is a picture from the repainting of the hangar in Denver suggesting they may be using the retro 'F' symbol from the old Frontier in the new logo.

You may be on to something here.............

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Somebody keep an eye on that building!!!! Maybe they'll finish painting it before the reveal!
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:16 pm

I would be happy with a "Big green F" ala the "Big red F" of the 80s. Also, make note that the animal decals on the tail (made by 3M) are very expensive. So Im guessing they will simplify their image, so it doesnt cost much. Personally I dont know how much more simple they could get. I hate the BILLBOARD look. Couldnt stand it on PA either. I miss the early F9 scheme with Frontier in script.

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18 pm

Took this picture today, looks like it's coming along..

 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:23 pm

The new livery doesn't flow well to me. Maybe its because the shade of green doesn't match the blue sky on the first tail. I like the retro F, but there is this small green arrow that runs down the length of the plane which doesn't make sense to me. The animal is the entire tail and not just the stab. The livery will be revealed with the Bear tail. F9's new livery is done, just two more US airlines to go this year!

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:39 pm



I think the old Frontier one came first (?), but I just realised the similarity...
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:39 pm

Personally, I think the FRONTIER livery is probably the best in the entire industry (I don't care too much for "FLYFRONTIER.COM")…too many letters. I love the silvery/gray BIG letters with the engines painted green. It really looks especially stunning on the Airbus 319/320 aircraft. And I really miss the "whole different animal" slogan. My hope is that they don't ruin a great thing. It's difficult for me to see how they could make it better. And if it ain't broken, why fix it? The retro thing could be interesting indeed, though!!…

Southwest and American had their old liveries for 30+ years, and Continental for 20+ (30+ if you include the new United), and I don't see why F9 couldn't also easily pass this off.

IMHO, the F9 website is really what is in serious need of an update…I hope they will update this instead of simply investing in a new paint job.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:59 pm

So F9 rolls out their new livery the same day
Apple rolls out the iPhone 6 & other gadgets?

Nice timing guys   
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:10 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 34):
So F9 rolls out their new livery the same day
Apple rolls out the iPhone 6 & other gadgets?

Nice timing guys

Yep, an exciting day for me, new livery and new phone!   
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Quoting milemaster (Reply 30):
Took this picture today, looks like it's coming along..

LOL..The "fro" on Larry is an especially nice touch.  
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:34 pm

Quoting Frontier14 (Reply 3):
Ultra Low Cost Critters"

I wouldnt say that because there are cheaper stuff out there.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:42 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 16):
Since you have sworn on the CVG thread, several times, that you will never fly Frontier, why should the animals matter to you?

Just because I won't fly them doesn't mean I won't photograph them.

I don't fly TN but I love to photograph them.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:19 pm

The thing I noticed about frontier now that they have increased CLE flying is that unless they are having a sale the fates they offer are not that great! WN beats them every time so far.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:46 pm

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 39):
The thing I noticed about frontier now that they have increased CLE flying is that unless they are having a sale the fates they offer are not that great! WN beats them every time so far.

What does this have to do with a new livery thread? You must be looking at close in dates. F9's LFs have been in the high 90s so I'm not surprised that they can charge a premium for the few remaining seats. I did compare F9 and WN from CLE to LAS on 11/12 and 11/18. F9 is $264.19 before any bag fees. WN is showing $431.20 (cheapest). That's $167.01 more.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:07 pm

Quoting barney captain (Reply 20):
Quoting SWADawg (Reply 14):Rumor of a new WN Livery and Branding later in the Fall is what I think Barney Captain is getting at.




[Edited 2014-08-29 00:15:47]

I'm sure those 2 Green -800's (soon to be 4) delivered to the GEG paint shop fresh from Renton mean nothing. [Edited 2014-08-29 00:17:50]

Hmmmm............this (SWA unveiling a new livery) is bigger news than Frontier getting a new........errrr.........adjusted livery.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:23 pm

Quoting william (Reply 41):
Hmmmm............this (SWA unveiling a new livery) is bigger news than Frontier getting a new........errrr.........adjusted livery.

Then start a separate thread?

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:25 pm

Quoting whereitswarm (Reply 24):
retro 'F' symbol from the old Frontier in the new logo.

I'm diggin' it already!

Quoting Vasu (Reply 32):

Nice!   
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:26 pm

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IMHO, not enough airlines with green in their schemes.

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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:51 pm

Quoting barney captain (Reply 20):
I'm sure those 2 Green -800's (soon to be 4) delivered to the GEG paint shop fresh from Renton mean nothing.  

I'll have to keep my eye on the paint hangar to see what rolls out.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:00 am

I would imagine WN 737s are being painted in GEG because Boeing's paint hangars are full.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:51 am

Quoting sxf24 (Reply 46):
I would imagine WN 737s are being painted in GEG because Boeing's paint hangars are full.

Not the case this time.
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:04 am

Firstly, I am looking forward to seeing the new/revised Frontier livery. The F9 livery launched with the first A319 IMHO was timless. If they were to tweak anything, at least have the Frontier livery font in the same dark grey as its in now.

With regards to the WN livery, I am obviously very curious about this.

Quoting barney captain (Reply 47):

Which Nose numbers are they? I'd imagine they're 864*? I believe the first 865* series bird isnt due until October.
 
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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:44 am

I am quite happy to see the final Frontier v.1 "F" come back. The 80's scheme is still among one of my favourites of that era:


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Quoting cruiseshipcrew (Reply 31):
The new livery doesn't flow well to me. Maybe its because the shade of green doesn't match the blue sky on the first tail. I like the retro F, but there is this small green arrow that runs down the length of the plane which doesn't make sense to me.

Remember that the tails, if being reintroduced on a larger size, will all be different. The green is already in use, and ties the various tails together as a group. First Air in Canada does a very similar tail scheme, using multiple different (Northern Canada Specific) tails. Their corporate logo has colours of orange, pink, and yellow, with black font:


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Same principle as to what Frontier v.2 has used since they started flying.

The new Frontier scheme arrow is more than likely a nod to the arrow that was used -on the tail- in the 60's-70's scheme:


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RE: Frontier To Unveil New Livery On September 9

Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:56 am

Maybe this is the way to announce a WN/F9 merger.   

Jokes aside, wouldn't UA, through the CO merger, own the branding rights and stylized "F" logo of old Frontier?
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