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What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:14 pm

What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Well, BA is currently painting some fo their aircraft in past liveries and I think it's a wonderful idea.

What old liveries of other airlines would you like to see again ?


Mine:

SAS should do:



Norwegian should do



Braathens Regional should do a Busy Bee and a Braathens S.A.F.E livery:




Some others:

AeroMexico



Thai Airways



Cathay Pacific Airways

 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:52 am

Three different ones I'd like to see FI do:




I'd love to see the Loftleidir one on a 757, especially a 757-300, as the proportions of that one are similar to the DC-8. The first one would look great on a MAX, but would also look fantastic on a 757. Please at least one retrojet from FI!
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:25 am

For me, none. I never liked retro liveries, they always look so dull and old-fashioned.

I understand they bring back memories for a lot of people, but other than that they're just plain ugly. No exceptions. Besides, in aviation you should always look forward instead of back.
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:21 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I never liked retro liveries, they always look so dull and old-fashioned.

I understand they bring back memories for a lot of people, but other than that they're just plain ugly. No exceptions.


You and I are going to have to agree to disagree on that.
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:36 pm

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Probably never going to happen though with all of the composites on airliners today. Bare metal just doesn't work anymore.

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I actually prefer WN's old desert gold livery over the current blue livery. It was so unique and fitted in with the landscapes of the Southwestern US

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This was such a gorgeous livery. It made the aircraft look like a swan
see also:
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Just a few off of the top of my head.
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:55 pm

A couple I would like to see



You bet I'm pumped!!! I just had a green tea!!!
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm

DL will never do it....but a Northwest bowling shoe livery. Long live the red tail
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:02 am

Gulf Air - their Tristar livery (as I call it)
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:37 am

If they get out their current predicament, Jet Airways for sure...

 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 pm

Two that I miss:

 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 pm

United787 wrote:


That's exactly the one I was coming here to post. I'm not one of those "bring back the tulip" people; I just think it's a much nicer looking livery than the Continental one, one of my all time favorites.
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:06 am

I'm not a huge fan of retro liveries, but I do really really like Thai's old one - though mainly because I flew on Thai alot in the early 2000s. I also really like their current livery, but wouldn't object to an A380 in the old style :p
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Definitely the NW bowling shoe. Was and always will be my favorite livery.

If I have to pick an airline that still exists, I'd say the United battleship gray. Maybe it's just the nostalgia, but to me it always invokes that "Rhapsody in Blue" classy professional look.
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:19 pm

BA Landor, thank god G-BNLY will be back airborne soon. But that livery should be re-adopted fleetwide.

-Rowen
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 pm

Mortyman wrote:
What old liveries would you like to see back again ?
At last; a forum thread where people use the photo database to illustrate their preferences. :bigthumbsup:
Unfortunately most of my selections are destined to fail because we can no longer enjoy "bare metal" :cry:

PatrickZ80 wrote:
For me, none. I never liked retro liveries, they always look so dull and old-fashioned.

I understand they bring back memories for a lot of people, but other than that they're just plain ugly. No exceptions.
Besides, in aviation you should always look forward instead of back.

Yeah, right! :roll:

Here is my final candidate;

Too soon?
Nothing to see here; move along please.
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Some aviation photo's on my Flickr-page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/iemand91/
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:34 pm

KentB27 wrote:
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Probably never going to happen though with all of the composites on airliners today. Bare metal just doesn't work anymore.
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Well, their current livery is a metallic grey paint, right? So, why not this scheme over a metallic grey? It might not be quite as lovely as the original, but it's be better than their current scheme. IMHO.

That SAA scheme is lovely too.
 
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Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:38 am

I really loved Delta's Colors in Motion livery (2000-2007):



The last two NWA liveries were also very nice:


Siberia Airlines (today S7) had a great livery, too (ok, maybe I am a bit biased, as I had one of my first flights on an Siberia Tu154M). So much better than that extreme green color of their current fleet.
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Iemand91 wrote:


It is a shame that KLM has so far not announced any plans for a retrojet for their 100th Anniversary. Seems like they're allowing BA to steal the thunder somewhat.
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Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:06 pm

KLDC10 wrote:
It is a shame that KLM has so far not announced any plans for a retrojet for their 100th Anniversary. Seems like they're allowing BA to steal the thunder somewhat.

It's in October; they've got time.
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:09 am



This is the smartest retro livery around. Would that this be the new United - again!!

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