VC10er wrote:I remember all the flack and bad press, I know all the reasons why it was so derided and at the time agreed with most of the complaints, but now that so many years have passed- in retrospect -it actually was rather nice to see a truly GLOBAL airline celebrate all the places they fly to and connect "people and cultures" the miracle of flight.
ClassicLover wrote:I thought they were a very bold experiment really. The only other airlines I can think of with tail variations are Frontier and the animals and now Norwegian with the different people on the tails. The world tails were certainly very interesting and as I like art, it was great to see something different around the place rather than the same old same old.
I never understood why people in the UK hated them so very much. Then again, I suppose if Qantas removed the Kangaroo and went for world images the reaction would be somewhat the same, so maybe I do understand after all
spahrtan wrote:I've always considered Chelsea Rose one of the best World Tails.
Another tail, that some may say is lacking in color, is the Rendezvous/Hong Kong tail. I appreciate the simplicity of it and thought it looked wonderful on the 744.
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Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
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Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
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