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American Airlines Gets a New Logo
ABC News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Genevieve Shaw Brown and Jim Avila

Posted on 01/18/2013 7:00:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

American Airlines today unveiled a new design scheme for its fleet. The new logo and livery are the first fleet-wide update in 40 years.

The nation’s third-largest airline is in merger talks with US Airways. Should the airlines merge, the new airline will be called American Airlines, so there won’t be a need to repaint to match US Airways. If the airlines do merge, the new airline will be the world’s largest.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: aa; airlines; american; aviation

1 posted on 01/18/2013 7:00:39 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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2 posted on 01/18/2013 7:02:20 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If that’s it in the picture you posted I love it!


3 posted on 01/18/2013 7:03:47 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

That is a copy of the photo in the link.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 7:04:50 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Uninspired.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 7:05:20 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I’d like it better with a white star in each of
the blue patches but it’s nice, oh, and where are
the racks for external ordinance?


6 posted on 01/18/2013 7:07:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That jetliner is clearly a high-ranking officer of the Galactic Empire.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by Stalwart
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To: ConservativeStatement
Here's the logo of the organization they need to shed:

The unions cost the airlines (and passengers) billions upon billions due to ridiculous workrules and confiscatory wages. Eliminate the union goons at all levels and American Airlines will become robust financially overnight. The extortion racket of Big Labor has already decimated the auto industry and it won't stop until every domestic carrier is also destroyed.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 7:23:25 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Stalwart

Heh.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 7:24:15 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

From what I have heard, AA has saved itself a lot of money through the years by leaving the planes unpainted.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 7:25:17 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: ConservativeStatement

Every time I see an American Airlines ad I think of Lesbianism.

I often watch the local news at 5. I sort of like to cut it close so I don’t have to see the final shot of “The Ellen” show. If I see the American Airlines plane I know the show is over. There is also a yellow ribbon which I have no idea what it stands for.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 7:28:34 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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Nice but I wish they would go back to the orange lightning bolt design of the 50’s and 60’s.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:35 PM PST by willk
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To: ConservativeStatement
Quite beautiful.

As a kid, I remember united airlines having this on their tails.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 7:50:17 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is it a clock that is 90 minutes behind? That would be truth in advertising.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 7:52:15 PM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: yarddog

Gays, Granies and Grandes!


15 posted on 01/18/2013 8:11:00 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: yarddog

Gays, Grannies and Grandes!


16 posted on 01/18/2013 8:11:00 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: crusty old prospector

Paint adds weight to the aircraft which uses more fuel to keep it flight. They also figured out that by leaving olives out of the cocktail drinks saved them a million dollars a year.

Of course now they charge you for pillows and blankets. Old AA employee.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 8:14:10 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The tail looks like a piano keyboard.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 8:45:49 PM PST by zeebee
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To: tet68

I thought stars would look nice too but may have been visible in the design


19 posted on 01/18/2013 9:11:56 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: crusty old prospector

AA has saved itself a lot of money by packing people in so tightly they can hardly move.

Last time I flew on AA, the airplane hit a bump in the air and my pencil hopped off the tray-table onto the floor. I could see it down there, but there was not enough room to contort myself to pick it up. No more crossword, so I got out my book to read.

When the guy in front of me put his chair back it obscured my book in normal reading position.

Was horrid.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 9:45:47 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

First Airline I flew for.....Convair 404's , where you could tell who the copilot was by the grease on his shirt (lol)

21 posted on 01/18/2013 9:55:19 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: boop

Don’t forget Eastern, Braniff, and PanAm- All succumbed to the frequent filer program.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 9:56:44 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: zeebee
The tail looks like a piano keyboard.

Yeah. It's a post-Constitution flag. The stars (states) have been flattened, like road kill.

23 posted on 01/18/2013 9:59:46 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ugly as all get out. These marketing ‘geniuses’ seem to produce worse and worse dreck.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 10:26:48 PM PST by Nifster
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, when I’m hundreds of millions in debt, I change my logo.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 10:37:38 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Fire all politicians and impeach the judges.)
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I’d like it more if the blue was on the rudder and the red and white on the front of the tail


26 posted on 01/18/2013 10:52:38 PM PST by Figment
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. If AMR Corporation [AA parent], now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, survives through 2013 it will be a miracle.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 11:11:38 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: ConservativeStatement

Very linear, non-circular jerkish...


28 posted on 01/18/2013 11:51:32 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Robe
First Airline I flew for.....Convair 404's , where you could tell who the copilot was by the grease on his shirt (lol)

Very descriptive. A lot of imagery in that one sentence.

29 posted on 01/19/2013 3:12:43 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where’s Ray Loewy when you need him?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Loewy


30 posted on 01/19/2013 3:33:53 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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True dat!!!!


31 posted on 01/19/2013 3:58:43 AM PST by vortec94
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To: ConservativeStatement
The logo gets updated, but the POS planes in its fleet stay the same...

They have their priorities backward...

32 posted on 01/19/2013 5:33:00 AM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: 23 Everest

My dad was a pilot with Braniff. We still have difficulty flying on AA.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 7:17:33 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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They had great paint jobs on their planes. But that was when they were regulated. My family is well entrenched in the industry. My wife & I worked for AA, my two sisters, now retired. My other sister will retire from SW and her husband is a SW Captain. My daughter works for JB as a res agent.

I can fly anywhere dirt cheap on all of those airlines. Did I mention I hate to fly now days. I bought a motor home. I’ll drive. I’m retired, go around me.


34 posted on 01/19/2013 3:04:33 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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Oh, you’re that guy in front of me on the two-lane road going 55. Can’t you travel between midnight and 4:00AM? My dad was a captain throughout all three bankruptcies.


35 posted on 01/19/2013 4:14:12 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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Hey hey, When I’m in the motor home I use the turn outs! lol When I’m on my Harley you get smaller in my mirrors!


36 posted on 01/19/2013 7:12:46 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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