Time for my nightly RWA mini-essay:
All of us (Or at least the Americans here) are familiar with the current liveries of United, Delta, US Airways, American, and even NWA (Though they have since passed on). Some may not be aware of the classy, long-retired liveries of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. For those that are not, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do-Some look considerably better than their successors in my opinion. For those that are aware, hope you enjoy seeing them again!
Note: Photos are not mine unless otherwise stated
We’re all familiar with the lazy but still fair livery with the ex-Continental Globe with the UA titles on it:
We’re also likely familiar with the old blue tulip
and even the gray tulip:
However, how about the original appearance of the iconic tulip?:
(BA 747 in the background for those that are interested):
Which do you like more-battleship gray or orange? Personally I like battleship gray.
Let’s go back even further:
Early UA 727-100 in the Stars And Bars livery
Not my favorite livery but a similar version exists:
My favorite UA livery ^. Looks terrific on the SE-210 Caravelle. Dang I love that photo.
Delta Air Lines:
Delta’s current livery contains a very twisted rendition of their class widget:
The two liveries prior to the current widget one looked rather ugly in my opinion. Kind of in Delta’s bad period
Colors In Motion:
However, the original widget:
Doesn’t get any better than that. Looks even better on the classic airliners:
The liveries prior to the widget was also amazing, but not my absolute favorite:
We’re all aware of the current and leaving liveries of AA:
(Both my photos).
However, the preceding one to the leaving livery is simply gorgeous. One of my favorite schemes of all time. Classic airliners:
My 3 favorite liveries ^ American Astrojet, Continental Golden Jet, Western, all with an iconic terminal…
Previous livery is amazing too:
Globe (We’ve all seen it):
Meatball (Don’t like it much-Nice logo but color combos are not great):
Golden Jet (One of my favorites of all time):
God I love this livery