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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:35 PM

American Airlines debuts new livery! What do you think?



Oh hey, American Airlines youíre looking different these days. Did you do something to your fuselage? Is that a new logo youíre sporting? The airline is treating itself to a revamped look for its fleet of planes, the first makeover itís done to its exteriors since 1968, including an updated logo as part of the paint job.

The planesí new Ďdo, or livery as its called in the industry, is partly a result of its newer jets. Those jets include composite materials that canít be polished like the current aluminum fuselages are, notes USA Today.




http://consumerist.com/2013/01/17/american-airlines-treats-itself-to-a-new-look-with-first-makeover-in-over-40-years/
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Reply American Airlines debuts new livery! What do you think? (Original post)
Agschmid Jan 2013 OP
flamingdem Jan 2013 #1
spartan61 Jan 2013 #2
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #3
Bjornsdotter Jan 2013 #4
Agschmid Jan 2013 #6
Initech Jan 2013 #5
mn9driver Jan 2013 #7

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

1. It's a bit brash but why not grab the USA USA look before someone

else does. After all they went through with 9/11 they are the most identified with USA USA anyway.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:52 PM

2. Ahhhh, but will US Airways like it?

The two airlines just might be merging, in which case the livery might have to be changed again.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:55 PM

3. Can't believe anyone likes this ugliness.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:59 PM

4. Years ago

...my uncle who worked for an airline said that United and others were toning down on the American flag theme & colors on the tail as it made them very recognizable as an American plane. I was told that there was no need to make them a bigger target than they already were.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:09 PM

6. Seems like a valid... although scary... point. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

5. I'm not going to say its great... I don't hate it though.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:31 PM

7. After you steal a bunch of pensions and force massive pay and benefit cuts on your employees

A few million for a nice new paint job is just the thing!

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