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the years went by, but the tears just wouldnt dry
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American always struck me as a shitty airline
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>>1119579
why would they ditch that old livery? looks perfect
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>>1119599
All American airlines are shitty airlines.
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>>1119639
I was told that because nowadays new aircrafts are made by at least partly composite so they can't put the old livery on i the same way, and as such they come up with a new livery, which would then retroactively applied back onto old aircraft for consistency and uniformity
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>>1119639

>>1119649
>livery

This is an american board you assholes
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>>1119699
What's the American spelling? Livry?
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>>1119751
In america , livery means horse stable
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>>1119751
It's spelled "paint job".
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>>1119699
I'm American and the word "livery" is correct. Go fuck yourself you uncultured swine.
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>>1119579
Come on anon, your tears should be baked by now. The golden age of airlines died with the boeing 777, and we're never getting it back.
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>>1119639
I'd read that the exposed metal has to be polished regularly and is much more expensive than making a normal paint job look good.
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i have a question for god.

why?
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>>1119850
Anglophile cuck detected
I bet you love that BBC
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>>1120896
I liked Continental better
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>>1120936
i liked it when they were fucking separate and not a Frankenstein's monster of branding
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>>1119834
but part of that plane is polished bare metal
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>>1120941
It'll die eventually
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>>1120949
that just means they didn't paint that part. They painted the rest, therefore: paint job
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>>1121176
It's also polished. What if they use a vinyl decal?
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>>1119639
>>1119649
This is the correct answer. Boeing 787, which has fuselage mostly made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic would just look pea-green if left unpainted, and that's the straw that broke the back for American's old livery.
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>>1121571
Stop saying livery
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>>1121589
stable
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>>1121152
the fact that it existed in the first place is an insult to good paint-jobs everywhere
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>>1121705
The 1939-1961 shields were much better. If they took the 1940-1954 logo and removed "air lines" from the bottom, it'd be perfect.
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>>1119645
>American airlines are shitty
>previously unheard of safety record
>no Part 121 accidents since 2009

What did he mean by this?
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>>1120896

Airplanes are flying charter buses now. Like most charter buses, the airline will either pick stock white, stock grey, stock beige or stock black.
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>>1121725
Yuck fuck no dude
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>>1121769
Customer service barely ranks above Chinese airlines.
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>tfw like american stripe livery
>almost every airline company switched to eurowhite
>barely see american stripe, except airlines that are literally bad like this one

ugh
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>>1123413
FTR, the technical name for that stripe is "cheat-line"
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>>1119649
My MIL is a 25yr+ flight attendant for AA. The new livery was a cost-saving measure, no more aluminium to polish. Also, she says, pilots are primadonas. Kek
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>>1120403
^this guy gets it
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>>1121705
You are an idiot that has no aviation knowledge. Polished aluminum is GOD-TIER and aviation autists worldwide will brag about how many hours they spent and spend keeping a polished aluminum finish. Also, it's lighter and more effecient and is just baller AF so kys now pleb
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>>1119834
Spelling?

Really?

KYS now, poofter.
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>>1125215
But the thing is you have to make the paint job look good... If they kept the old AA eagle logo maybe, but now it's just an abomination
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>>1125302
I read a while back that Vignelli absolutely hated the eagle logo, and was mad as hell when AA added it to the logo he had designed. It was the workers who demanded it be added, but he found it to be stupid looking.
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>>1125216
Aluminum is no longer used for fuselages and control surfaces. You just can't make composites look like it. AA tried with the experimental paint jobs, and they all looked like shit. Hence, the white we see now. The logo AA has now was designed by some fag design group in NYC.
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Why are modern liveries so shit?
I bet you can't find current airline livery that looks better than their older one
I fuking dare you
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>>1125558
I agree, so many modern updates that just look shit. Eurowhite can go die in a fire. CX is bland and dull, QF lopped the roo's arms off, not even going into IB...

Maybe KLM's alright, but they've only tucked it under the nose a bit.
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>>1121571
This is false.
The unpainted 787 is white. In the factory only the vertical stabilizer comes pre-painted from the supplier (or just the rudder on 787-8s) and it looks very clean with the plain white body.
The aluminum bodies of the 737/747/767/777 have a green coating on them for corrosion resistance or something. That's probably the pea green you refer to.
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>>1125625
You mean the part in front of the head here is coating?
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>>1121589
stop being an autist.
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>>1125713
Forgot pic
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>>1120387
Fucking hate the 777 such a bland airplane, killed off all the cool amd interesting planes earlier then expected.

Wish there were more A340 and 747. Wish Delta or klm or air France ordered 747-8s
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>>1125713
>>1125717
Well, that gets covered by the radome later... I'd assume that part is also composite and not aluminum?
Not really sure why the fuselage is that brown color in the pic. Nowadays the fuselage is just plain white, arrives that way from the suppliers. Wings too. I sit right next to the 787 line in the factory.
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>>1125719
Can't beat twinjet efficiency brah
Blame ETOPS for killing the four-engine airplane
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>>1125719
I think the 777-300 has some nice proportions but the -200 looks like a fat, stubby pig.

>>1120896
Love the 707 V-Jet in the background though.
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>>1119599
>>1119645
i used to think this but i flew american recently and they were ok
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>>1125991
If you get one of their refurbished, new built, or non us airways planes then their hard product is fantastic, leagues better then united and slightly better then delta
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>>1125991
>>1126115

This. I flew them last year domestically, and in 2015 internationally, and I was decently impressed. It wasn't JetBlue, but it was much closer to that than I'd remembered AA's service being.

It certainly made AA my #1 choice for majors to gun for, though who knows where they'll be in 5-7 years time.

Delta still has the best fleet though, and the addition of the CS100's will only add to its lead.
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>>1125719
I used to hate the 777, but I can't help but love it. It's every bit of a monster as the 747 was, and is easily the most solid aircraft that I've ever flown, 747 included. The 777 made the best use of 90's CAD technology that it could, but being the 1st largely CAD-designed Boeing airliner, they seem to have played it EXTREMELY conservatively with the weight savings, and the result is a horrifically overbuilt airliner that feels like a flying battleship, like the Firth of Forth bridge with wings. You see this strength in the details too, like the knife-edged tail, the massive main gear, and the cockpit-to-fuselage transition. The folks at Boeing clearly knew they were building a beast, and they reveled in it.

Furthermore, it's powered by the most powerful aircraft engines ever flown (this side of a Saturn V or the Space Shuttle) and a fan stage the diameter of a 757 fuselage never gets old.

Even the cockpit and the interior details have this advanced-yet-conservative vibe to them, and there's nothing that comes anywhere near as close to feeling like a genuinely cyberpunk airliner quite like an OG 777-200 with its high-tech-for-the-90s interior and that cockpit that looks like it was designed by Ron Cobb for the Nostromo.

It's hands-down the bird that I dream of flying, moreso than anything else in the sky right now, short of maybe the 787. Maybe.
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>>1126182
Thats how i feel about the 757. Thats one plane ive always wanted to pilot, flying in one is spectacular.

Had a chance to fly on it out of SNA and omg it was an amazing experience, the one takeoff in the world that ill remember to this day.
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>>1126234
777-poster here and I'll say ditto. I might go so far as to say that the 757 was the sexiest narrowbody ever built, and the best flights that I've ever taken have been in Icelandair's 752's and it kills me that the timeline for my career aspirations means that I'll essentially have zero chance of ever flying one.

It just has such a lithe, athletic look to it on the ground. That long landing gear, those big engines, and that nose profile give it the most militaristic look of anything in 121 service today.
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>>1125991
"American" as in airlines from the US, not just "American Airlines" the brand
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>>1125558
Don't even get me started on the awful old turd brown livery
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>>1119579
the shiny metal was so iconic. it was the only airline that still used polished metal like they did back in the 50's.

rip ;_;7
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>>1123299
Yeah I gotta disagree with you there. I've flown some Chinese airlines and they treated me better than United.




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