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British Airways retro painting 747-400 in BOAC colors

Old 27th Jan 2019, 10:19
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Originally Posted by Porterboy View Post
This is making the rounds on another forum. Shame it's going on the B744. The Landor livery would look so classy on the 380.
It will look equally classy on a B744. In fact it did for ten years or so ...

But I agree that a retro livery has the most impact when applied to a type that has never worn it.

Maybe BA will have more imagination than we give them credit for - imagine a 747 in either of the two schemes (white tail/blue tail) that the Stratocruisers, Britannias, etc, wore.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 12:51
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Indeed. The Landor livery was the one that sticks in my mind more than anything as S.L.F. Times back then when you were given a newspaper and called Sir.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 13:07
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I actually prefer the current livery. Looks more polished and refined. The air hostesses, service and generally everything else was waaaay better back then though!
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Contact Approach View Post
I actually prefer the current livery. Looks more polished and refined. The air hostesses, service and generally everything else was waaaay better back then though!
I agree with your second sentence (I remember one time being rushed by a BA hostie in a pencil skirt who deftly managed to get my boss and me onto a tight connection at LHR).

However, IMO the current livery is more of the "toothpaste tube" variety and I think the older one is much classier.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 21:36
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
I flew on Trans Canada Air Lines last year!

I've operated that 319 many times, Fin 264, C-FZUH. I uploaded a picture, I took of same aircraft to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-...es_colours.JPG

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Old 9th Apr 2019, 12:53
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 14:48
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Was hoping they would tow Concorde round the corner to be in the photo, after them sprucing her up last week
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 15:47
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Out of all of them I think the BEA one looks the best, followed by the other 320.
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 18:30
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Don't know why it comes to mind now but there was something rather special about the VC-10 with the BOAC in gold on the dark blue background.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 08:48
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Originally Posted by Porterboy
The landor livery would look so classy on the 380.
You cannot polish a turd and make it look any better. The A380 is the ugliest thing ever to take to the skies.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 19:05
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The BEA is gorgeous. Followed closely by the BOAC.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 22:09
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I was just back in blighty on a rare sunny Sunday driving on the M25 when the BOAC livery 747 took off to the West low over the road. I must admit it looked very smart and made me quite nostalgic. A rare PR hit for BA!
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 22:28
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Why didn't they do one in B-Cal colors?.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 07:33
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Originally Posted by boeingeng View Post
Why didn't they do one in B-Cal colors?.
Or Dan-Air, or Northeast, or Cambrian, or BKS, or the BEA Speedjack scheme, or BMI, or BMed, or BSAA, or ... ?
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 07:50
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Originally Posted by boeingeng View Post
Why didn't they do one in B-Cal colors?.
They ran out of tartan paint.
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 00:08
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Plenty of oldies here (aircraft that is!):

https://www.globalaviationresource.c...retrospective/
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 05:17
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Imperial Airways would be nice - bit bland but cheap though - just bare metal and a speed bird logo
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