AS to paint 738 in retro livery

Old Sep 13, 06, 1:36 pm
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AS to paint 738 in retro livery

From a link that Sea_Tigger posted elsewhere:
[Alaska Chairman Bill] Ayer noted that Alaska Airlines is approaching its 75th birthday and presented four retro color schemes for application on a new Boeing 737-800. A final vote will be held by employees.
Pictures of the four liveries at http://www.leeham.net/filelib/ScottsColumn091206.pdf. Scroll to page 6.
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Old Sep 13, 06, 2:54 pm
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Maybe retro food and seat comfort will come along with it.
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Old Sep 13, 06, 8:04 pm
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and retro baggage handlers
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Old Sep 14, 06, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Stein
and retro baggage handlers

and retro fares
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Old Sep 14, 06, 12:23 pm
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A metal scheme reflecting the DC3 would look good, but an AA knock off. AS should use several retro schemes including the 80s scheme, and all the various tails in the 70s (miner with pick, totem pole, etc). Maybe a new Seahawk One would look nice too.
Scroll to bottom of this page (http://www.airplanegeek.com/B737.html) for retro AS 734 I created a few years ago.
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Old Sep 14, 06, 1:32 pm
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Just bring back the Gold Coast service.
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Old Sep 14, 06, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by toadman
Just bring back the Gold Coast service.
Wasn't it Golden Nugget?
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Old Sep 14, 06, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by RASMguy
and retro fares
Is that a double entendre??? Depending on the year chosen, some of the retro fares might be more than today's fares!
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Old Sep 14, 06, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jkc22
Wasn't it Golden Nugget?
That was before Gold Coast.
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Old Sep 14, 06, 8:47 pm
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I want the Golden Samovar Service.

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Old Sep 14, 06, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by RASMguy
and retro fares
Killjoy.

That $850 would be $4,400 today BTW.
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Old Sep 15, 06, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by Alpha Golf
Killjoy.

That $850 would be $4,400 today BTW.

Well you guys all want the bells and whistles back, so let's get realistic. HEHEHE
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Old Sep 15, 06, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by RASMguy
Well you guys all want the bells and whistles back, so let's get realistic. HEHEHE
How about just the bells...
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Old Sep 15, 06, 2:31 pm
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I remember flying an MD-80 as a little kid painted in the previous livery and being disappointed because the 727 next to us at the gate had 1 more engine and the current "cool" paint.

Right now I think it'd be cool to have an MD-80 in the previous livery.
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Old Sep 15, 06, 2:34 pm
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I think they should put sunglasses on the eskimo again.
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