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Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Inspired by the other Top 5 livery threads.

1) AV
2) NK
3) Norwegian
4) OZ
5) IB
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:40 pm

1. IB
2. EY
3. DY
4. NH
5. OS
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:14 pm

1) Air China (well it's not "modern," but it's in use)
2) Iberia *snore*
3) Japan Airlines
4) UA
5) Etihad's new livery
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:58 pm

*Gasp* How dare you steal my trend!  

IB
MU
JL
AV
BI
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:21 pm

1) Air New Zealand
2) Avianca
3) Iberia
4) Japan Airlines
5) Royal Brunei
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:01 am

Least liked: Some of these airlines HAD great liveries...such a crime with the updates!

1. IB (new scheme)
2. VA (new scheme)
3. NZ (new scheme)
4. OS (new scheme)
5. MU (new scheme)
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:18 am

I see an unsuprising trend...a whole lotta white
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:45 am

I'm shocked at the dislike for the NZ scheme. Granted, the All Blacks version is much better, but I like the regular one quite a bit.
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:18 am

UA
UA
UA
UA
UA

And UA
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:41 am

Quoting aalaxfan (Reply 8):
UA
UA
UA
UA
UA

And UA

But what about UA? Do you like theirs?
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:56 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):

But what about UA? Do you like theirs?


Honestly, no.
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:24 am

1. China Eastern
2. Scat Airlines
3. Austrian
4. easyJet
5. Sichuan
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:13 am

The old NZ livery was timeless IMHO, the "teal" really suited their [then] brand perfectly: warm and inviting, with a strong attachment to the Pacific. While I was less than pleased when they removed the Pacific Wave, the livery still looked good.

The new livery to me speaks about everything that is wrong with NZ's branding now: cold, cheap, immature, overtly nationalistic but more in a "redneck" kind of way than celebrating the culture of New Zealand. It's a shame as I really liked the "Crazy About Rugby" scheme, and for that the black was perfect. As a broader branding for a customer service business it doesn't really work IMHO, too uninviting.

The colour black has only taken on more prominence in Kiwi national identity outside of sports relatively recently, and I'm not sure that it reflects the country's culture and identity any more than the Union Jack does. You could make the argument that black features prominently in Maori culture, but I think that there are much better ways to integrate Maori culture into an image of the nation. Ironically I think that the use of the Koru in the NZ brand is a good example of that.
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:00 am

Iberia
China Eastern
Finnair
JAL
Asiana
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:57 am

British Airways
Iberia
China Eastern
Japan Airlines
Austrian
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:19 pm

This is an easy one...... (1 is the most worst)

1. China Eastern

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2. Air Austral

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5. Air New Zealand

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Dishonorable mentions: UA, NK

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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:27 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
NZ

So happy to know I'm not the only one who hates the new livery. I loved the teal as well, such a tropical color. Besides the black I also hate the fern, no idea why they need to have *2* symbols.

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 14):
British Airways

        
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:36 am

I'm surprised to hear all of the mentions of UA. While I am not happy that the CO globe replaced the UA 'tulip,' the livery is not that bad at all. These on the other hand...

1. Norwegian Air Shuttle

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4. Finnair

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5. Air India

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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:36 am

Funny the people mentioning Finnair, Japan, and NZ are mentioning ones that would probably sit if not in my top 5, certainly my top 10.   

For my worst, in no particular order.

China Eastern
Air Austral
United
Tigerair
Iberia/ avianca (barely different so they can share a place)
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:55 pm

Quoting A320fan (Reply 18):
NZ

I'm suprised too. I really like their new look, especially on the 787.
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:28 am

Spirit
United
Iberia
Royal Air Maroc
China Eastern

Honorable Mention:
Air New Zealand (would have liked just a white body, black tail and logo; fern ruins it for me)
Austrian (bring back the livery from the 1980s)
 
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Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:56 am

Singapore Airlines

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Korean Air
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Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional) / Iberia

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Alitalia

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Japan Airlines - JAL

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   They are just dated and look tired and unappealing. Dishons below are just overdone, or, more is too much.

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Wizz Air
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Mango (South African Airways)
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Norwegian - the front end mainly.
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:31 pm

1. United Airlines (hello, I was conceived by the Microsoft Word paperclip!)
2. Austrian Airlines ("my Austrian")
3. easyJet (the weird orange stripes)
4. Japan Airlines (color anyone?)
5. Finnair (as above)
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:21 am

Quoting bgm (Reply 22):
1. United Airlines (hello, I was conceived by the Microsoft Word paperclip!)

  

I didn't like it when it was Continental.

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Yawn.

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Too. Much. Magenta.

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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:12 pm

1. United ....or is it Continental? Much preferred the previous scheme, looked classer too.
2. Air Canada .....keep seeing lots of dots before my eyes, the Rouge colour scheme is excellent
3. SAS .....looks dirty, often is
4. Iberia ......did they get a job lot of white paint on e-bay?
5. Air China ......rather uninspiring but at least they're not all-white yet
 
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:03 am

1- Vietnam (I know most a.nutters wet themselves over this livery but I really dislike it, especially the colour tones).
2- Iberia
3- Asiana
4- Malaysia New
5- Southwest New
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RE: Top 5 Least Favorite Modern Liveries

Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:48 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
The old NZ livery was timeless IMHO, the "teal" really suited their [then] brand perfectly: warm and inviting, with a strong attachment to the Pacific. While I was less than pleased when they removed the Pacific Wave, the livery still looked good.

Same, I loved the teal colours and the pacific wave on the fuselage. Timeless and stylish, would have looked great on the 787s. The colour palate spoke nature, which is a strong connection to New Zealand's natural beauty.

Quoting Ytraveller (Reply 16):
So happy to know I'm not the only one who hates the new livery. I loved the teal as well, such a tropical color. Besides the black I also hate the fern, no idea why they need to have *2* symbols.

Yes the fern looks awkward, like a small child just slapped it on the side of the aircraft out of their sticker book...
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