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WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:53 pm

Westjet has just painted another aircraft in a Disney livery, this one being "Frozen" themed. They really go all out with these liveries I love it!

http://blog.westjet.com/disney-frozen-themed-plane/
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:58 pm

I really like WestJet's creativity.




Looks nice.
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:04 pm

Btw, did anyone see the US Airways jet being repainted into AA's livery?   


But funny thing is, WestJet painted this 737 in Dallas..
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:10 pm

I'm actually surprised Alaska Airlines didn't get first dibs at this livery.
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:30 pm

Uh oh!!!! A Boeing with racoon eyes! Heads are gonna roll now   
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:07 pm

Quoting lostsound (Thread starter):

Did anyone else notice that at 1m:14 secs to 1m:18 secs in the video there is a shot of the nose-wheel door on the starboard side and it shows the fleet # 810 is backwards. Is this deliberate or a mistake?
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:08 pm

Neat livery! Westjet and Alaska always seem to really shine when it comes to the Disney stuff.. Who was the vendor in Dallas that painted the plane?

One thing I am curious about is the painting of the Scimitar winglet. Does the lower portion get sanded down or do they just paint over it?
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Wow I suggested a Frozen themed livery last year and now it's here. I'm not really liking the beach part where Olaf sits under the umbrella but I guess this is done to promote their Caribbean destinations so send it to Curacao!!!  bouncy 

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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:42 pm

I like that they extended the theme to the inside
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:46 pm

Quoting lostsound (Thread starter):
WestJet Frozen Livery

This time of year they're all frozen.
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:56 pm

Quoting lostsound (Thread starter):
Westjet has just painted another aircraft in a Disney livery, this one being "Frozen" themed. They really go all out with these liveries I love it!

Thankfully there is no chance that my daughter and son will see this aircraft as I would be getting the "why aren't we on that plane" question followed by "I want to be on that aircraft"...
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:08 pm

Quoting audidudi (Reply 7):
Did anyone else notice that at 1m:14 secs to 1m:18 secs in the video there is a shot of the nose-wheel door on the starboard side and it shows the fleet # 810 is backwards. Is this deliberate or a mistake?

The image is flipped, its actually the left side.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 9):
One thing I am curious about is the painting of the Scimitar winglet. Does the lower portion get sanded down or do they just paint over it?

All the topcoat should be removed unless they have approval from APB. The amount of paint allowed is very restrictive.
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:16 pm

I would totally mistake this for an Alaska aircraft if not up close.
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:32 pm

Why do they bother? Do they really think a special livery is going to generate additional passengers or revenue? I don't. I think all these special liveries just dilute the airline's brand.

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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:24 am

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 3):

I'm actually surprised Alaska Airlines didn't get first dibs at this livery.

I'm a bit surprised by this too...thought for sure it'd be AS out with the first 'Frozen' livery. AS is preoccupied with a new branding campaign to begin 1stQ 2016 and I think they have their hands full when it comes to livery.
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:48 am

I also wonder why JL didn't paint one of their widebody airliners flown on Japanese domestic routes in a Frozen inspired livery, especially given how much money that film made in Japan (the film was known as Anna and the Snow Queen in that country).
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:53 am

I believe it was painted by Leading Edge at their Ft. Worth Meacham Field location.
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:59 am

This is interesting as it specifically has Walt Disney World on the aircraft. All four of Alaska's special Disney liveries promote vacations to the Disneyland Resort. I could see WestJet having a complimentary fleet promoting WDW. It looks like it is back to having a separate official carrier for each U.S.-based resort again, even though WestJet is a Canadian based carrier.

There has only been one period of the history of Disney Parks in the U.S. where both parks shared a common "official carrier" (DL from 1988 until 1996). Prior to that it was Eastern for WDW from 1971-1987 and PSA for Disneyland from 1984-1988. Maybe new Eastern Air Lines would like to resurrect the classic attraction it sponsored way back in the day! TWA and United were partners for periods during the 1950s and 1960s.


Quoting HiflyerAS (Reply 14):
I'm a bit surprised by this too...thought for sure it'd be AS out with the first 'Frozen' livery. AS is preoccupied with a new branding campaign to begin 1stQ 2016 and I think they have their hands full when it comes to livery.

IMO the next Disney + Alaska livery that will debut will be one promoting one of the new Marvel/Star Wars franchise attractions at Disneyland which will be opening sometime after 2017-2018.

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 15):
I also wonder why JL didn't paint one of their widebody airliners flown on Japanese domestic routes in a Frozen inspired livery, especially given how much money that film made in Japan (the film was known as Anna and the Snow Queen in that country).

Japan is interesting. Within the Tokyo Disney Resort, JL sponsors an attraction and in the past painted their 747 SRs with park liveries. However, NH just painted three Star Wars liveries, a Disney property. It might be because the Tokyo Disney Resort is essentially franchised (operated by OLC, Ltd. with licenses of Disney) and OLC wants to partner with JAL. I was curious to see if the park will reflect a change in airline sponsors.

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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:03 am

Quoting SANAV8R (Reply 17):
Maybe new Eastern Air Lines would like to resurrect the classic attraction it sponsored way back in the day!

Nope, it's doing quite well as "Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin."
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:26 pm

Ooooh, a bit off-topic: I have never seen those winglets before. Any other airline use them already?
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:26 pm

Those scimitars really really complement this livery well.
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:41 pm

Quoting a3xx900 (Reply 19):
Ooooh, a bit off-topic: I have never seen those winglets before. Any other airline use them already?

Yes, they're on quite a few 737NGs now. I've personally seen them on United 737s, but have seen many photos of them on other carriers' birds. Southwest, Alaska, and Tui/Arke to name a few.

I can't speak to the real-world performance, but they are a striking little visual enhancement.
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:05 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 2):
Btw, did anyone see the US Airways jet being repainted into AA's livery?   

Is this the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg8-O1FcsrI

I have to marvel at the fact that the process is so well regimented, and so harmonious despite its complexity. All of that masking, layering, painting, repeating...it's a delight to know that there are people in the world who understand this process so well.

Here's another old(er) video of an NWA 747 being repainted into DL livery. It's a bit longer, so there's more exposition of the way the layering process works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VujxYs1NtV4
 
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RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:41 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):

Why do they bother? Do they really think a special livery is going to generate additional passengers or revenue? I don't. I think all these special liveries just dilute the airline's brand.

Their last Disney livery was covered by the news so media attention if the livery is spectacular but more importantly, Disney probably pays WestJet as it's basically a billboard. That's extra revenue and in no way does it dilute WestJets brand. It only makes it stronger because people can actually relate to an aircraft with familiar characters over any airline's corporate colours. Two out of 140 aircraft, I think they'll be fine.  

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