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Jet America had a 707.
 
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Eastern Air Lines DC-9-14 in bare metal scheme
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Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:05 am

conaly wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
Aeroflot 777-200ER:



Aeroflot had two 777-200ER from 1998 to 2005, so around seven years. That was not really "short lived".


I agree - not short lived at all. This would also apply to the suggestion WAY up thread of AA 747. No way that was "short lived."
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seb146 wrote:
Also, I think Cascade had DC-9s for a short time...


You might be thinking of the Cascade BAC 1-11s.
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CI had 2 A320s for only 2 years in the 90s, and 2 767s for 6 years in the 80s. They leased 2 A332s from TAM in 2003 but they never even got delivered after at least one had already being repainted as SARS hit!
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:16 am

The three Eastern DC-10-30s weren't around all that long.
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seat1a wrote:
Jet America had a 707.
I have a Jerry Stanick Kodachrome of that bird :-)
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aeromoe wrote:
The three Eastern DC-10-30s weren't around all that long.


About 5 years (1985-1990)

EA was down to 2 DC-10s in 1989
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 am

aeromoe wrote:
conaly wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
Aeroflot 777-200ER:



Aeroflot had two 777-200ER from 1998 to 2005, so around seven years. That was not really "short lived".


I agree - not short lived at all. This would also apply to the suggestion WAY up thread of AA 747. No way that was "short lived."

I know it's not short lived, but its more of rare.
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 am

aeromoe wrote:
seat1a wrote:
Jet America had a 707.
I have a Jerry Stanick Kodachrome of that bird :-)


Kodachrome! I'm old enough to remember those. Did SI use that 707 on it's routes or were they used as charters? Would you know?

I believe Mohawk Airlines had a 727 for a short time. I remember it having a 'blacked out' nose under the cockpit windows.
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:29 am

Wasn't there a Concorde painted with Singapore Airlines color scheme on one side (some sort of arrangement with British Airways if i recall)?
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:07 am

aeromoe wrote:
seb146 wrote:
Also, I think Cascade had DC-9s for a short time...


You might be thinking of the Cascade BAC 1-11s.


No. They had a few 1-11s. There was some one time jet they leased. Maybe I am thinking of QX early on leasing a DC-9 or 727. I need to dig through my old timetables to find it......
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:53 am

tmu101 wrote:
Wasn't there a Concorde painted with Singapore Airlines color scheme on one side (some sort of arrangement with British Airways if i recall)?


There you go:
 
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Air India Landor reject livery:


The Indians protested and they got the Taj Mahal on every window old livery back.
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:13 pm

TUGMASTER wrote:
jumpjets wrote:
When BA took over BMI they acquired a couple of leased Airbus A330s which i believe went back to the lessors fairly quickly after the takeover. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the A330s in any sort of BA livery so I am guessing that for the short time BA flew them they maintained their BMI livery. Can anyone confirm/contradict that?


Can confirm bmi livery... right up until there last day in BA service.


Interesting! This had completely passed me by during the bmi/BA merger...what routes did they operate them on?

How long was it that flew for BA before they went back?

TIA! :)
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:05 pm

I know America West operated the 747 for a while, and I may be very wrong about this but I seem to remember they also had an L-1011 or two. Anyone know if that's the case or am I just old and senile? :old:
 
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:32 pm

fbgdavidson wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
jumpjets wrote:
When BA took over BMI they acquired a couple of leased Airbus A330s which i believe went back to the lessors fairly quickly after the takeover. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the A330s in any sort of BA livery so I am guessing that for the short time BA flew them they maintained their BMI livery. Can anyone confirm/contradict that?


Can confirm bmi livery... right up until there last day in BA service.


Interesting! This had completely passed me by during the bmi/BA merger...what routes did they operate them on?

How long was it that flew for BA before they went back?

TIA! :)



Think one went down to Saudi, and one was used for a while on the LCA run.
Some more as well, but can’t for the life of me remember .
 
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This:
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Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:04 am

Air Afrique 727 in full colours leased from JAT ...about 1985 or 86 time

Air Malta 727s circa 1989 or 90 ...both Peruvian registered and one of them was lost over the Atlantic on its return to the owners

Gulf Air 747 about 1984 time. It was one of the MEA 747s that were leased around. N204AE OR N205AE

MEA and TMA 747s were shorted lived

There were a number of 747SP operators, like Air Malawi, Air Namibia, Yemenia

Sudan Airways Tristar in full colours leased from Royal Jordanian

Kenya Airways DC8 about 1990..it had an Irish registration something like EI-BFN I can't remember off hand

British Caledonian A320s and A310s. 30s did have a very long time with BCal.

Laker Skytrain A300s
Air Siam 747
Highland Express 747
Libyan Arab 747.. I seen to recall a picture for a very short lived match that were never delivered and ended up with Varig instead.

Braniff (mark 2) A320s
 
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More:
Vietnam Airlines 767-300ER(Continental NTU Frame):

Tigerair/Mandala hybrid scheme A320-200(2012-2014):

Batavia Air A330-200 leased from EI:

BA 747-400 wetleased to QF with world tails livery:

Lion Air Yak-42:

Dragonair L-1011:

UA 747SP with PA hybrid livery:

Air Siam 747-100, 747-200, DC-10-30, A300:



 
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Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:24 pm

Piedmont was the launch customer for the 737-400 but flew it for less than a year. It entered service in the Fall of 1988 and Piedmont merged with USAir on 8/5/89. They were delivered to Piedmont in the metallic paint scheme since they would soon be flying as USAir.
 
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American Airlines and the 747-SP.
 
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:41 am

Air France and the CV990 and DC-8-61


Air-India titles briefly appeared on several DC-8s and, yes, an Il-62


Nigeria Airways VC-10
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The only JAL MD-11 to receive the Arc of Sun livery, JA8582.

A great combination, IMO.
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:38 am

Hi everyone,
The rarest, most short-lived combo I saw was a Qantas Cargo Beech 1900C at Bankstown Airport. The plane had been operated by Hazelton Airlines and was still in basic Hazelton colourscheme. Small but prominent 'Qantas Cargo' titles had been applied to the fuselage. One of the photos I took of it subsequently made it into an Australian aviation magazine.
Interestingly, the plane apparently never flew with those titles. When the magazine came out with my photo in it, it claimed that the whole thing was a bit of a mystery. QF Cargo never admitted to plans to operate the aircraft to the best of my knowledge.
The next time I saw the plane, still at Bankstown Airport, a few months later, the titles were gone...
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Virgin Atlantic had a Vickers Viscount that flew daily services from London Gatwick to Maastricht
British Midland had DC-9s
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Northwest Airlines experimented with their livery



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UA had two or three 727s in an experimental battleship livery with a lighter shade of grey and black trim around the windows. It was called by some the “ghost” scheme. There’s a few photos on anet
 
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UA444 wrote:
UA had two or three 727s in an experimental battleship livery with a lighter shade of grey and black trim around the windows. It was called by some the “ghost” scheme. There’s a few photos on anet


I think there was only one: N7442U. I was lucky to fly aboard it from MIA to DCA on 10 Sept 1997. If you can provide links to photos other than N7442U in this scheme I'd be happy to see them.
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steveinbc wrote:
Virgin Atlantic had a Vickers Viscount that flew daily services from London Gatwick to Maastricht.


Flew aboard it in 1985.
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seat1a wrote:

I believe Mohawk Airlines had a 727 for a short time. I remember it having a 'blacked out' nose under the cockpit windows.


They didn't take delivery of the three they had on order.
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Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 pm

What about QF's A300B4's? I believe they were operated in 1994/1995 after absorbing Australian, before being dumped and replaced with 76's not long after. At least one's now a cargo carrier.
 
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Lufthansa DC-8-51 N8008D
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Icelandair DC-10-30CF
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Air Malawi 747SP
Luxair 747SP
Air Tanzania Boeing 707
Air Tanzania Boeing 767
South African Boeing 767
SAS Convair 990
Air Wisconsin BAC-111
Air Algerie Boeing 747
MEA Convair 990
Sudan Aiways L-1011
Aero America BAC-111
Air Namibia MD-11
Condor DC-8-73CF
Aloha Airlines DC-10-30
Austrian DC-8-63
Austrian Boeing 707
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Sun May 31, 2020 12:59 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EAL flew a PAA 747 for about six months.





Another thankfully shortlived livery

 
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Another great one

 
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Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Sun May 31, 2020 6:29 pm

asr0dzjq wrote:
The only JAL MD-11 to receive the Arc of Sun livery, JA8582.

A great combination, IMO.


Interestingly when JAL adopted the 2011 livery they also only painted 1 MD90 in the new livery before retirement of the type.

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Also a great combination!
 
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Trans International Airlines (TIA) Boeing 727
Capitol International Boeing 727
Air Jamaica Boeing 747
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The Convair 880 was operated by DAL its then new "widget" livery for about a year before being retired 1972. For most of its service life, it was painted in Delta's previous livery:

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