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CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:53 am

Just come across the first photo's of CZ's first A380-841 sporting her full colours...

Please tell me I am not the only person on this forum who thinks the titles are just way too small for the A380...

https://www.airliners.net/photo/China...irlines/Airbus-A380-841/1961833/L/

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Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:15 am

The Chinese titles are quite large. This is a Chinese airline after all. But yes, the English titles certainly have room to grow.
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 am

My first thought too!

Second thought, geez that's one ugly plane. IMHO
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 am

Quoting joelyboy911 (Reply 1):
The Chinese titles are quite large. This is a Chinese airline after all. But yes, the English titles certainly have room to grow

They certainly could take a few lesson's from carriers such as SQ, KE...

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Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:25 am

I think that overall the CZ livery does not go well with the A380. Not just the english titles are too small. In all the A380 reveals how oldfashioned this livery is.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:27 am


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Quoting haynflyer (Reply 2):
Second thought, geez that's one ugly plane. IMHO

I don't mind the paint scheme, just the titles...

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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:28 am

I quite like the livery, as it makes the plane look less chubby somehow. But yes, the English titles could have been a bit bigger.

I hope they will build the A380-900 some day. I think a stretch would do it good.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:43 am

The cheatline, whilst emphasising the height of the plane and making it a bit more slender, just accentuates the nose waaaay too much for my liking...

And I think that the titles are fine - it is a Chinese airline, and I think they should be commended for sticking to their roots rather than being all westernised...
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:03 am

I love it! It's a beautiful livery and the Chinese script adds to a already sweet livery.
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:17 am

Why do the English titles need to be bigger? I think it looks really good. Chinese airline with Chinese letters more prevelant I am all for it!
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:27 am

Quoting haynflyer (Reply 2):
Second thought, geez that's one ugly plane.

Great. This is something that we all really need. Another comment about how ugly A380 is.   
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:35 am

Quoting afterburner (Reply 10):
Great. This is something that we all really need. Another comment about how ugly A380 is.

From the only post in this thread with the stars and stripes next to the name  

Chinese company with a European plane its the devil!

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Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:49 am

Is it on par with KE's A380 livery, no, but I quite like the large Chinese titles and still thinks it looks pretty darn good
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:52 am

I think that this A380 livery is second only to KE's I think it suits the aircraft quite well. However, I agree that the English titles could be a little larger. If you look at the same titles on their other aircraft the English titles are smaller than the Chinese ones.

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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:52 am

The plane would look better without the English title at all.
Or make them at least much smaller it put them below the very first Chinese sign.
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:26 am

I think it looks cool. Lots of different stuff to look at, the Chinese script,the English script, the cheatline, the cool tail logo, the aircraft description at the rear. I do think it makes her nose a little big, but still cool to see such a modern, large plane with an epic cheatline!

 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:01 pm

Certainly not the most inspiring livery out there, but it's not bad IMHO. I suspect it will grow on us eventually.

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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:03 pm

Side question: what routes will the CZ A380 fly? Domestically I can understand they would have the traffic volume, but do they have any high volume international routes?

I flew them a few times from AMS to PEK / CAN and SYD, and flights are never full in C/F (as bad as me being the only passenger in C on AMS-PEK!). Can they fill the a/c? Any chance of seeing the A380 in AMS? Btw, they really need to upgrade IFE to attract more western pax - content is very bad and only geared to Chinese pax...
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:04 pm

OMG that is one horrific livery. That should be forbidden!  

And getting back to the point, yes, the characters could do with some enlarging. Reminds me a bit of people doing Powerpoint presentations using a font size of 8! LOL
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:40 pm

Quoting flyAUA (Reply 18):
OMG that is one horrific livery. That should be forbidden!

   It's the sort of thing that someone who has no idea of graphic design would cobble together. But no surprise really . . . this seems to be par for the course for Chinese carriers.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:42 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 15):
I think it looks cool. Lots of different stuff to look at, the Chinese script,the English script, the cheatline, the cool tail logo, the aircraft description at the rear

   I like it the way it is. Much better than big titles screaming in your face, like SQ, which has the letters over almost the whole length of the fuselage   

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 15):
I do think it makes her nose a little big

Actually, to me it looks less bulky. But that's just a personal opinion.

The best looking livery in the world on the A380 still isn't reality yet, but perhaps one day (not before the next decade, I'm afraid):
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:07 pm

LOL! That may be the single ugliest airplane out there these days. hahahhahahahahhahaha
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:19 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 19):
But no surprise really . . . this seems to be par for the course for Chinese carriers.

Generally I agree, though one cannot throw all the foul apples into the same basket. The China Airlines livery is for example OK  
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 13):
I think that this A380 livery is second only to KE's I think it suits the aircraft quite well. However, I agree that the English titles could be a little larger. If you look at the same titles on their other aircraft the English titles are smaller than the Chinese ones.

Agree!!! But the A380 is really a massive aircraft and there is much space fior the Company's Name. Makes a change!
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:33 pm

I would omit the English titles in general. They are all too generic. The Chinese titles are more than enough and they are in the right size. Just perfect.
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:36 pm

The English titles are somewhat small but i will let them off as they are a chinese carrier.

Am I the only one that has yet to see any livery on the A380 and go...Wow!!.......Why can't AA convert a few of those A320 options for a few A380, have them painted the same shiny silver as the McLaren F1 team..........now that would look good! Of course I am only dreaming!
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:46 pm

I think the livery actually looks quite nice on this frame - I do, however, wish that the cheatlines wrapped all the way around the back of the aircraft, but that's not unique to the 380.

Quoting joelyboy911 (Reply 1):
The Chinese titles are quite large. This is a Chinese airline after all. But yes, the English titles certainly have room to grow.

I do understand that it is a chinese airline, thus the chinese titles take priority and are appropriately sized. But I feel like the english titles could be similarly sized for sure.
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:53 pm

Honestly, horrible. It makes a plane that already looks stumpy, look even shorter and fatter. The CZ livery doesn't transfer well from smaller models.
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:59 pm

Quoting EK413 (Thread starter):
Please tell me I am not the only person on this forum who thinks the titles are just way too small for the A380...

Looks fine to me, the Chinese title that is.
I'm ok with the English language title being of a smaller font.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:04 pm

Quoting worldliner (Reply 27):
Honestly, horrible. It makes a plane that already looks stumpy, look even shorter and fatter.

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Quoting worldliner (Reply 27):
The CZ livery doesn't transfer well from smaller models.

I think it makes a change from other livery's and like it very much...
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:16 pm

The location of the cheatline makes it look like it has a big nose and huge forhead. Tail looks good
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:13 pm

...don't like it...KE is by far the best looking livery on the A380...my   
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Looks fine to me. I'm not a big fan of over sized titles and logos. I don't mind a few but I don't think everyone has to do it.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:40 pm

I don't quite like the livery on the plane. Personally, I thought the KE livery was amazing and made the A380 look nice (for once!) but this is just plain ...not nice.
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:37 pm

KE's livery still looks the best on the 380. This livery is "okay." I like the way the livery is on the nose (even though the nose is still ugly looking) and the tail, but like others have said, the titles are WAY too small.  
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:49 pm

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 25):
Am I the only one that has yet to see any livery on the A380 and go...Wow!!.......

First time I saw the Qantas livery on the A380 "WOW!" was the first word to come to mind . . . . and in capitals too. It's a classy livery, but the massive slash of the red on the tail carried down onto the fuselage jumps out at you. Superb!
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:29 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 6):
I hope they will build the A380-900 some day. I think a stretch would do it good.



I totally agree. If a stretch version of a smaller wide body, like an A346 and B77W is an impressive site, then imagine a stretch A380!
  
 
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RE: CZ A380 Titles... Your Thoughts...

Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:35 pm

I'm a great fan. I like the retro look. These days it's either retro or eurowhite and I think we have enough of those.

It doesn't matter what the outside looks like it's the interior I'm waiting to see.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.

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