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Time for a new livery

Old 5th Oct 2012, 08:22
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Time for a new livery

I know there are far more pressing issues at the moment, the list is too long to mention but who agrees that it's about time the airline had a new look, a new livery? The old one is looking extremely tired and dated, whilst most airlines have mordernised Cathay is still an airline from the 90's in appearance. What do you lot think?
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 08:43
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Yes and no, in my opinion. It is pretty old, but I don't think it is especially dated. It is too simple a livery to really date...

I'd personally like to see a refresh, but as we all know, even their newest products, as good and modern as they may be, are all about conservatism in appearance; None of this nonsense that looks like a bull covered itself in glue and ran through a cheap catalogue jewellers - that you see in the Middle East.

As long as they don't let them turn black, a la HKA!!
 
Old 5th Oct 2012, 08:53
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They just need a wash.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 09:01
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KA needs it more. White looks filthy
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 09:25
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The CATHAY PACIFIC could be a lot BIGGER and relocated to above the wing line like the 747.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 12:26
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Can anyone out there explain the origin or signifence of the old green and white striped tail livery ???
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 13:04
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Changing the livery...well that wouldn't hurt provided they get rid of all the filler and instant airframe before they spray over the current multi layers of paint.

I am more concerned about the change of cabin crew uniforms. In other airlines that is a sure sign that they are going broke.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 14:23
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Another idea might be to simply resign and then you can pick any livery out there. Well, that's my plan anyway.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 14:28
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KA will get one very soon, first aircraft should be Jan/2013
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 14:36
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Frankly they can paint them all purple up in Xiamen as far as I am concerned. The only proviso I have is that if they want me to fly one out after a paint job...I get an good hour to check all the orifices.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 15:05
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KA getting a new one? Will it be cimilar to the Cx one the same way that their cabin crew uniforms are now visibly similar to CX's ones?

I agree, the Cathay Pacific titles are tiny. If anyone doesn't recognise our tail logo and needs to read off the titles to see who we are then forget it.

A refresh was actually planned back around 2008 but the economy went sour and all non-essential programmes were shelved including the refresh.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 15:18
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Will it be cimilar to the Cx one the same way that their cabin crew uniforms are now visibly similar to CX's ones?
KA uniforms are still visibly totally different to CX cabin crews'.
 
Old 6th Oct 2012, 00:29
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Will it be cimilar to the Cx one the same way that their cabin crew uniforms are now visibly similar to CX's ones?
KA uniforms are still visibly totally different to CX cabin crews'.
Yes they are still very different but you can tell the new uniforms have been done by the same designer with the CX uniforms in mind. If the crews were all standing together in a group you could tell they are linked as opposed to the current uniforms which are totally different.
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 02:50
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In a nod to the history of the major shareholders, perhaps is worth changing that flick logo thing to a stylized Opium Poppy?
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 03:09
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Or a gavel and a wig.
 
Old 6th Oct 2012, 04:14
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Threethirty

Seriously who gives a Toss.
Find something productive to do.

Who gives a rats a55 about some 5hitty paint scheme from a very 5hitty airline

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 07:59
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With the current HK wave of nostalgia for times past I think we should bring back the Lettuce Sandwich piant job and Love's Theme as the boarding music!

OK maybe this time we could use
"British Racing Green" instead Ol "Kermit the Frog" green but it was a very distinctive scheme. No mistaking CX anywhere on the airport and Loves Theme had a very soothing effect on the pax when doing an IGS is a typhoon!

Let's also bring back the 70's mini skirt Cabin Crew uniform
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 10:49
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How about a nice tactical grey for Dragon? That would eliminate the need to wash the Chinese stains off.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 03:26
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You can have a new livery if you give the company a rolling 3 months EFP in JFK!
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 13:29
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Its funny, I had a dream about this topic a few months ago. The new livery was a big green apple on the tail, it looked nice. And all over Cathay city and the airport check-in counters there were bowlfuls of green apples for anyone who wanted one.

I think I know what this dream means. Anyone out there care to hazard a guess? Winner gets a prize
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