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American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:17 pm

Wow. Wow is what I can say. The 757 is finally in the new American Airlines livery!

Multiple people have taken pictures.

Registration is N185AN



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I love it! Looks beautiful. What do you think?

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:25 pm

It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it taxiing around next time in DFW
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Hi everybody,

I just saw the picture of the 757 in the new paint job and I noticed a difference between its paint and others in the new livery. The rear door is fully painted in the tail portion of the scheme while that is not the case for other e/q types. I guess they are trying to keep the tail portion proportional for all of the e/q types, right?

757
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...Airlines/Boeing-757-223/2497319/L/

777-300
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=18ecac88eef537fedca59e97cb1835c5

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https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=18ecac88eef537fedca59e97cb1835c5

A321
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=18ecac88eef537fedca59e97cb1835c5

I will say that I certainly miss the all-metal jet with the AA on the tail. It doesn't look that good until you don't have it any more. Those are just my opinions.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:44 pm

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):
I love it! Looks beautiful. What do you think?

It's a problematic livery applied to a good looking plane.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:59 pm

I think the 757 looks fantastic in the new Livery. I only wish that the 757 would visit MKE on a regular basis! I guess I will have to make a trip to ORD soon to see it there.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:02 pm

Even Elle Macpherson and Miranda Kerr look average when dressed in something hideous...
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:07 pm

I think it's the best looking aircraft in the New American colors.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:08 pm

It works better on the 757 tall and skinny frame vs the thick 767 and thicker 777. This scheme works best on the 757 and 737, doesn't look that good on any of the A320 family IMO.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:14 pm

i tried really hard to get a good photo of it and wasn't able to get a photo better than these 2 , neither worthy for this site but i may try a much smaller website i know off , enjoy! (in my opinion it looks great by the way)
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:16 pm

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 2):
I just saw the picture of the 757 in the new paint job and I noticed a difference between its paint and others in the new livery. The rear door is fully painted in the tail portion of the scheme while that is not the case for other e/q types. I guess they are trying to keep the tail portion proportional for all of the e/q types, right?

There are two things at play here when it comes to how much of the aft door is painted. First of all, the paint extends down the fuselage at the same angle as the tail, and the aft door on the 757 is further back, or more of it is directly under the tail. Those two things will affect how much of the door is painted. Some tails may not be swept back as much, and some aft exit doors may not be as far back under the tail as on the 757. When you look at the various pictures, they're all relative.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:26 pm

It's scheduled to fly from Miami down to Honduras tomorrow (Sunday)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N185AN/history

If its history is repeated it's an east coast/Caribbean/S America/transatlantic aircraft.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:27 pm

Quoting AmericanAirDFW (Reply 8):

IMO the classic livery (as seen on the MD-80) is much more elegant and well suited to fit on any aircraft-shape. The new livery looks "cheap" but as I wrote before - it´s only my impression.   
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:34 pm

I keep coming back to one conclusion; the B757 is one of the best-looking aircraft ever conceived by man.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:38 pm

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):
I love it! Looks beautiful. What do you think?

I think the flag tail curses the entire New American branding, but it's tolerable on the 757.

I, however, fear it may look dated on the 787's elegant and modern curves. It's essentially a horizontal array of sharp gradients of colors that don't mix too well in such a combination.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:45 pm

Hello from D/FW Airport!
I am staying at the Grand Hyatt, so I took advantage of the "Terminal Pass" for shopping and dining so that I could go and see the new 757. Here it is! I believe that it is scheduled to fly American 122 to MCO tonight, but it looks like it is delayed due to storms in the area.

The first American Airlines 757 with the new livery at DFW Airport.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:45 pm

Here's a video of the first American 757 in the new livery landing in DFW
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7D94NvYQ00
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:47 pm

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:51 pm

The new AA livery is easily the worst in north america, but somehow the 752 makes it look not as terrible.

Still tragic, but as good as it is going to look I guess.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:20 am

Nice one … cann't wait to see the 330's painted in the new AA livery  
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:00 am

Two thoughts: The "American" billboard titles ought to be slightly larger. The aircraft windows break up the letters a bit.
Secondly: It would be nice if the winglets had the flagged tail logo on them...
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:09 am

Quoting DFWneedsQF (Reply 1):
It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it taxiing around next time in DFW

Agreed! I think the new livery makes the 757 look like even MORE the high-performance tiger that it is!

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 2):
I will say that I certainly miss the all-metal jet with the AA on the tail. It doesn't look that good until you don't have it any more. Those are just my opinions.

Also agreed... Maybe they can keep one of each a/c type in the old scheme circulating around the system (except M80s which will all remain in the classic scheme).

[Edited 2014-09-06 18:12:56]
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:26 am

Beautiful. Only international 757s get the new paint, right?
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:36 am

This is the first plane I've seen in the new livery that I've actually loved at first look. The only other one that's grown on me at all is the 737-800...
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:38 am

How many 757s is AA keeping? I remember reading 15 from US and 35 from AA
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:08 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):

Problematic? Not at all!

A beautiful livery on a beautiful plane.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:13 am

I like how imposing the avante garde "flying flag" is on the huge 752 vertical stab! Hopefully I'll see it in MIA when I fly AA First Class next moth.  

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:29 am

I know the old livery is no longer practical with more and more "plastic" airplanes coming on line, but it looks FAR better than the new. I know I will be thrashed by many for saying this, but the new livery is not to my liking. Euro-blah white fuselage, with a tail paint scheme that looks rushed and discontinuous.

No thanks.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:30 am

I think it looks pretty good on the 757 (along with the Dash 8)
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:53 am

Quoting oly720man (Reply 10):
If its history is repeated it's an east coast/Caribbean/S America/transatlantic aircraft.

That's not history, it's configuration. All of the international 757s do that.

As I've said a million times in the last few years: Better than the polished metal livery, but that's about all.

Quoting kann123air (Reply 6):
I think it's the best looking aircraft in the New American colors.

The only one that comes close to okay is the CRJ7.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:01 am

Quoting WesternDC6B (Reply 26):
I know I will be thrashed by many for saying this, but the new livery is not to my liking.

No, I am with you.   The fuselage of the Boeing 757 looks like a refueling tanker-aircraft which collected a marquee with her tail.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:26 am

Totally love it! The livery looks great and the 757 makes it even more attractive!
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:29 am

Quoting MD80 (Reply 11):
IMO the classic livery (as seen on the MD-80) is much more elegant and well suited to fit on any aircraft-shape. The new livery looks "cheap" but as I wrote before - it´s only my impression.

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Quoting WesternDC6B (Reply 26):

I know the old livery is no longer practical with more and more "plastic" airplanes coming on line

AA used gray in place of polished Aluminum on the A300s until the heavy checks. Same could be done for the plastic planes.

Probably my biggest issue with changing the livery is that I know what we went through at Boeing Wichita to introduce polished skins for AA on the 737s.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:31 am

I dont care what anyone says, the new livery is growing more and more on me and I really like it. Especially having seen all the tails lined up at ORD & DFW this year. Whatever you say its certainly eye catching and different from the rest. I like it as a freshening of the brand overall.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:02 am

Quoting WesternDC6B (Reply 26):

I know the old livery is no longer practical with more and more "plastic" airplanes coming on line, but it looks FAR better than the new. I know I will be thrashed by many for saying this, but the new livery is not to my liking. Euro-blah white fuselage, with a tail paint scheme that looks rushed and discontinuous.

No thanks.

   I agree with you totally. It MIGHT look better if the stripes on the tail stopped at the crown of the fuselage.   
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:36 am

As much as I've grown able to see new AA planes without becoming nauseated, I still have to say, this is NOT a very nice aircraft livery.
Whoever designed Frontier's improvement, should have been hired to do AA's.
NO design will make everyone happy all of the time, but this one, even on the "hard-to-mess-up" 757 just continues to look like a five year old's crayon drawing.

Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 33):
I agree with you totally. It MIGHT look better if the stripes on the tail stopped at the crown of the fuselage.

But that wouldn't take advantage of the "negative space" theme that was so popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, like Continental, United '04, Delta, Northworst, etc...
 
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Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:17 am

Please do at least one MD 80. They will not be retired for at least another two years.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:49 am

I think that tail is imposing, loud, and absolutely fabulous.

It's amazing.   

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:16 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
It's a problematic livery applied to a good looking plane.

  

Quoting AmericanAirDFW (Reply 8):
i tried really hard to get a good photo of it and wasn't able to get a photo better than these 2

That photo makes me realize... the fuselage logo looks like it was designed by one person, the tail by another, and neither knew what the other one was doing...

Quoting MD80 (Reply 29):
No, I am with you. The fuselage of the Boeing 757 looks like a refueling tanker-aircraft which collected a marquee with her tail.

     

Quoting MD80 (Reply 11):
IMO the classic livery (as seen on the MD-80) is much more elegant and well suited to fit on any aircraft-shape. The new livery looks "cheap" but as I wrote before - it´s only my impression.

"Cheap" is the right term. It looks like a livery a low-cost, leisure carrier would wear.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:23 am

I for one have no problem with this livery. Looks classier than DL's IMHO, and FAR better than the god awful CO livery.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:32 am

Quoting UA444 (Reply 38):
I for one have no problem with this livery. Looks classier than DL's IMHO, and FAR better than the god awful CO livery.

It looks great.   

Far better than the very bitty old scheme with random bits of grey paint on all the parts that couldn't be polished. Plus of course, after a while the polished parts just look ratty.

And for all the complainers, please turn your attention to the vomit-inducing new WN livery.   
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:42 am

MURICA!!!! Absolutely stuning livery on a fantastic aircraft
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:38 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
It's a problematic livery applied to a good looking plane.

Meh. It's growing on me. Not the best livery, but I do have to give it props for being distinctive.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:33 am

I really, really start liking the new AA paint, a few weeks ago I saw it close up and in person for the first time in FRA (B772) and its beauty finally really struck me when I saw the picture of the DHC8-300 here.

See guys, after a while it isn't all that bad so, especially concerning the fuss about the new WN livery we might just have to keep things a little chilled.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:58 am

I still look at that new logo and automatically think "Greyhound"?   
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:52 pm

I have bit fear how this livery will look on md-80's....
I think it's okay on the 757 but I like it on their 77W anyway.
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:18 pm

Quoting alfa164 (Reply 37):
That photo makes me realize... the fuselage logo looks like it was designed by one person, the tail by another, and neither knew what the other one was doing...

   Yes. There is a lack of consistency.

Quoting viscount630 (Reply 43):
I still look at that new logo and automatically think "Greyhound"?  

 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:32 pm

I really dislike how the grey 'American' lettering gets interrupted by the windows, makes it look like a little caterpillar came along and chomped off parts of the letters. Its a bad color choice.
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:40 pm

Ah, the 757 works magic again.

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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:48 pm

Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 4):
I guess I will have to make a trip to ORD soon to see it there.

You may want to hurry. I think I read somewhere that ORD will not be seeing any more 757. Can anyone verify this? I certainly hope it's not the case!
 
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RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:05 pm

I think the 757 looks best of all AA's a/c in the new livery, followed closely by (oddly?) the ERJs. The tail just looks more proportional to the rest of the a/c on those birds than many of the others.
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