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Your favorite airline liveries

Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:48 pm

What are your top 3 airline liveries?

My top 3 are Air New Zealand, Air China, AirBridge Cargo
 
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:59 pm

Eastern (hockey stick, white); KLM (current); Aer Lingus (original green top)
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:39 pm

1. Air Jamaica.
2. Aer Lingus.
3. Ariana Afghan
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:59 pm

1. Swissair (the last)
2. British Airways Landor
3. KLM 90s livery (the one with the fat, dark blue cheatline over the windows)
4. Alsie Express stealth ATR
5. Air New Zealand all black

Okay, that's 5, but at least only three of them still exist.
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 pm

VSMUT wrote:
1. Swissair (the last)
2. British Airways Landor
3. KLM 90s livery (the one with the fat, dark blue cheatline over the windows)
4. Alsie Express stealth ATR
5. Air New Zealand all black

Okay, that's 5, but at least only three of them still exist.

The all black livery was in my top 3 didn’t specifically say that livery.

1. Air New Zealand (all black)
2. Air China
3. AirBridge Cargo
 
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:25 pm

1. Etihad
2. Air Ceychelles
3. Cebu Pacific
4. Air Tahiti Nui
5. Air Malta

Most recent (current) livery for all of them.
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
4. Air Tahiti Nui


That's a solid one too
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:25 pm

1) Ecuatoriana - anything from the '70s
2) AA - traditional bare-metal
3) New York Air - Big Apple
4) BA - Landor
5) Western Pacific - Stardust Hotel & Casino livery
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 am

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vegasplanes wrote:
1) Ecuatoriana - anything from the '70s
2) AA - traditional bare-metal
3) New York Air - Big Apple
4) BA - Landor
5) Western Pacific - Stardust Hotel & Casino livery

Old school...I like it!
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:18 am

Korean Air
Qatar Airways
Bangkok Airways

I also really like the modern American Airlines livery - particularly the tail. Whenever I see that somewhere, I think "yeah that's American".

Not permanent liveries, but I really like the Qantas Aboriginal Art 747, and a couple of the Pokemon 747s.
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:22 am

vegasplanes wrote:
1) Ecuatoriana - anything from the '70s
2) AA - traditional bare-metal
3) New York Air - Big Apple
4) BA - Landor
5) Western Pacific - Stardust Hotel & Casino livery


OK, old school liveries, here are my top 10:

1 Braniff (Jelly Bean/Pastel's, Flying Colors, and Ultra)
2 United (Saul Bass)
3 Air New Zealand (from the mid 1970s)
4 Qantas (Any time, especially the 70s with the orangish cheat line)
5 New York Air
6 Air California (Yellow/Black lines, etc.)
7 Lufthansa (60s/70s)
8 TransBrasil
9 Air France (60s)
10 Fiji Airways (current)
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:13 am

Current

1. SAS

2. Air Canada

3. Air Vanuatu



Historical

1. SAS Viking

2. British Airways Landor

3. BEA Red square

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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:02 am

Current:

1) Etihad
2) Cham Wings
3) Frontier

Historic:

1) Aerocondor Colombia
2) British Airways - White "Concorde" Landor
3) Mexicana Click
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:16 am

Swiss - very classy.
The VARIG livery on the Electra
BA - Landor on the 757
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:47 pm

The only correct answer to this question is the original Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens livery on the 747.

http://www.aussieairliners.org/b-747i/s ... 5.335l.jpg
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:57 pm

1. The Delta livery in the 1990s
2. The Delta colors in motion livery 2000-2007
3. Not sure if this counts, but I kinda like the 'Boeing freight' livery on the 747-8F
4. Equatorial Congo Airlines
5. Saudia
6. Qatar
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 pm

Thai Airways
 
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:39 pm

Air Cal
Last Pacific Western
Vietnam Airlines
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:07 am

seat1a wrote:
vegasplanes wrote:
1) Ecuatoriana - anything from the '70s
2) AA - traditional bare-metal
3) New York Air - Big Apple
4) BA - Landor
5) Western Pacific - Stardust Hotel & Casino livery


OK, old school liveries, here are my top 10:

1 Braniff (Jelly Bean/Pastel's, Flying Colors, and Ultra)
2 United (Saul Bass)
3 Air New Zealand (from the mid 1970s)
4 Qantas (Any time, especially the 70s with the orangish cheat line)
5 New York Air
6 Air California (Yellow/Black lines, etc.)
7 Lufthansa (60s/70s)
8 TransBrasil
9 Air France (60s)
10 Fiji Airways (current)



I agree with many of your picks as well......like the Air Cal

Air Cal.jpg
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:11 am

vegasplanes wrote:
seat1a wrote:
vegasplanes wrote:
1) Ecuatoriana - anything from the '70s
2) AA - traditional bare-metal
3) New York Air - Big Apple
4) BA - Landor
5) Western Pacific - Stardust Hotel & Casino livery


OK, old school liveries, here are my top 10:

1 Braniff (Jelly Bean/Pastel's, Flying Colors, and Ultra)
2 United (Saul Bass)
3 Air New Zealand (from the mid 1970s)
4 Qantas (Any time, especially the 70s with the orangish cheat line)
5 New York Air
6 Air California (Yellow/Black lines, etc.)
7 Lufthansa (60s/70s)
8 TransBrasil
9 Air France (60s)
10 Fiji Airways (current)



I agree with many of your picks as well......like the Air Cal

Air Cal.jpg


Thank you. The Court Line (UK) had cool liveries, too. Remember them?
 
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:29 pm

American Trans Air - all of them
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:25 pm

seat1a wrote:
vegasplanes wrote:
seat1a wrote:

OK, old school liveries, here are my top 10:

1 Braniff (Jelly Bean/Pastel's, Flying Colors, and Ultra)
2 United (Saul Bass)
3 Air New Zealand (from the mid 1970s)
4 Qantas (Any time, especially the 70s with the orangish cheat line)
5 New York Air
6 Air California (Yellow/Black lines, etc.)
7 Lufthansa (60s/70s)
8 TransBrasil
9 Air France (60s)
10 Fiji Airways (current)



I agree with many of your picks as well......like the Air Cal

Air Cal.jpg


Thank you. The Court Line (UK) had cool liveries, too. Remember them?


Oh yes! They had a multitude of liveries for their fleet.

Hate to say it, much more imaginative liveries back in the day compared to current times. Obviously paint = weight, more weight, more fuel burn.

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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:22 pm

Pre-1958 Pan American World Airways. Indian Chief Western Airlines. Bare-metal days American Airlines.
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 pm

[quote="vhqpa"]
Historical

1. SAS Viking

YES! There was something special about a good old, straightforward set of lines down the fuselage, and handsome, clear lettering with the name of the airline. No abbreviations; the real name.

In my way of thinking :old: things went into decline when Pan American World Airways, with the winged globe, became a set of white lines on a blue circle, and just, “PAN AM”. Billboard titles are an abomination.
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:42 pm

klm617 wrote:
1. Air Jamaica.
2. Aer Lingus.
3. Ariana Afghan


I too like Air Jamaica and Aer Lingus. I like Iberia too and the old National Airlines. And I always liked the polished American Airlines original livery
 
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:38 am

Northwest Airlines bowling shoe livery

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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:46 am

I'll add one more, because it only looked good on the MD-80 - Jet America. Bland and horizontal lines for sure, but it complemented the airplane, too.

Anyone like this Alitalia livery from August 1960? LOVE IT!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia# ... ited-2.jpg
 
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:01 am

seat1a wrote:
Anyone like this Alitalia livery from August 1960? LOVE IT!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia# ... ited-2.jpg


I do! Clean lines, clear lettering, noting cute, and nothing that dates it except for the fact it’s one of my dearly beloved DC-8s.
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:15 pm

WesternDC6B wrote:
seat1a wrote:
Anyone like this Alitalia livery from August 1960? LOVE IT!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia# ... ited-2.jpg


I do! Clean lines, clear lettering, noting cute, and nothing that dates it except for the fact it’s one of my dearly beloved DC-8s.


The B&W photo is nice, but will look for a color photo. The livery looks good on the Caravelle, too. Noticed your account photo with the Western Indian head logo - a great livery too, especially on the Electra.
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:26 pm

Alitalia had (might still have) an a321 in that livery. Gorgeous livery, but if it was in widespread use it would look incredibly outdated. The cheatlines, fonts, letter spacing, etc are all very old fashioned. Don't get me wrong, I really like it, but it would look very out of place.

I always liked the old NW bowling shoe as well. It's just simply a very unique livery and very recognizable.

Of the modern types, I like AF. Especially the 787 and 350s with the much bigger font. Overall I think the 787 might be the best looking aircraft in that livery. The slight curves and swoops of the aircraft and livery complement each other perfectly
 
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:58 pm

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Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:14 pm

I love the retro schemes that many have mentioned.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:32 am

1. Final TWA
2. NW bowling shoe
3. Current Aeroflot (not the A350)

Honorable mentions:
BA Landor
Saddam-era Iraqi Airways
Mexican AF 737-800
Alsie Air ATR
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:40 am

CP Air Orange
Pacific Western Airlines
Wardair
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:15 am

I like them all!

But I guess among my favorites is:
Delta's widget
Westerns big W up front
Prinair
Braniff
Capitol Air's big C
Viasa
Dominicana
Mexicana
Avianca's all red and Iraqi's all green..I wish there were more like those two!
BWIA's orange green! (or was it a lemon?)
Aero Virgin Islands
Pan Am

of the current ones I like:
Frontier
Vietnam Airlines
Qantas
South African Airways
British Airways
Aer Lingus looks good specially on their A330
Vieques Air Link is nice
Emirates
Etihad...
Air France
Air Bridge Cargo
Fed Ex
 
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 pm

Pacific Western
Canadian "Proud Wings"
KLM past and present
BA Landor
LH all liveries excluding the 90s until the newest one came out.
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Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:47 am

Vietnam Airlines (except the 2003-2015 livery)
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:49 am

1.Etihad
2.Jetblue (a bit boring but I think their different tails design and overall branding is excellent)
3.Porter (a bit bland but fits great with the Q400)
4.Cathay Pacific
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:10 pm

Air Tahiti Nui
Vietnam Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:52 am

Air Canada
Delta Air Lines from the 90s
Canadian Airlines
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:27 pm

United Airlines Rising Blue
All Nippon Airways current
KLM
Northwest Airlines final livery
Lufthansa before 2018
Hainan Airlines current
Japan Airlines Arc of the Sun
Air Tahiti Nui current
Air Seychelles current
 
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Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:02 am

My top 3:

The United/Continental Globe (may be an unpopular opinion, but I LOVE it)

The final US Airways livery

Atlas Air (I may be biased, I used to work for them)

Honorable mention: AA bare metal
 
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Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Special liveries:

1. Hekla Aurora
2. Wunala Dreaming
3. Vatnajökull



Biased? Who, me? :mrgreen:

Current:

1. Thai International
2. Air Tahiti Nui (I know it changed a bit with the 787 but I like the A340 version slightly better)
3. Icelandair



Historical:
1. American
2. United (Blue Wave Tulip)
3. Loftleidir Icelandic (original)

Honorary mention to the last bmi livery which I always liked, especially on the A330.



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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:00 pm

Air-India & Royal Jordanian
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