Tag Archives: livery

Air China A330

Boring paint schemes are far too common these days on airliners.  The all white plane with just a hint of color is a little too much of a feature of things these days.  A few airlines break the mold but … Continue reading

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The Merger Jet (At Last)

West Coast airline flying includes a lot of Virgin America.  Headquartered in Redwood City, just down the peninsula from SFO, Virgin America has been struggling to establish itself as a carrier with a different level of service.  It must have … Continue reading

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Old Spirit Colors and the Brief Livery

Changing the colors of an airline is usually something that happens infrequently.  It always gets a lot of comment when it happens but brand continuity is often a big deal.  This is where Spirit is different.  They flew for a … Continue reading

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Qantas Team Australia

Qantas comes into SFO most days.  They bring a 747-400ER in and, while most of the, are on the standard colors, I happened to see one that has special colors.  I assume it is related to some sporting association but … Continue reading

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WestJet and the House of Mouse

Promotional paint schemes are not uncommon – particularly with certain airlines.  Alaska has a bunch of them.  This one was a new one for me.  WestJet, a Canadian airline, seems to have a marketing tie up with Disney too.  They … Continue reading

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Texas One Retires (for now)

I saw online this weekend that Southwest Airlines had retired Texas One, a jet painted up in Texas colors.  Texas One is a 737-300 and Southwest is accelerating the withdrawal of the 300 Series jets.  It flew out of Dallas … Continue reading

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Special Liveries

On the whole, airline liveries are getting less and less interesting. Whether it is the branding style, the minimizing of cost or the need to return jets to lessors without too much repainting being necessary, they are ending up a … Continue reading

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Southern Hemisphere Rest Stop

The scheduling of flights from Australia and New Zealand to the west coast of the US is not ideal for getting maximum utilization from your aircraft. There is a long time between the arrivals and the most desirable time for … Continue reading

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New Alaska Livery

When an airline decides to change its livery, it isn’t too long before large numbers of their aircraft are in the new scheme and you start forgetting that there was ever a previous paint job. In between those two points … Continue reading

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The Tennessee Jet Joins Southwest

Southwest have a program of painting some of their jets up to represent states that they serve.  One of the most recent additions to the fleet is a jet painted for the state of Tennessee.  Having announced that the jet … Continue reading

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