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American unveils new astrojet livery

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American unveils new astrojet livery on a 737-800 N905NN is replacing N951NN as retro jet (airlinegeeks.com) Mais...

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jwmson
jwmson 8
Wish AA would use this livery on the entire fleet. The current one does not represent the airline very well.
dee9bee
dee9bee 2
I'm happy to see AA continuing this. I remember the retro 757 (1959 livery) that didn't seem to last very long for some reason. I flew it in both the retro version and later in the red-white-blue. (It flew the same!) The first time I stepped onboard the retro and headed for the cockpit, I thought to myself "what if this thing is filled with nothing but vintage 1959 instruments and I'm on some reality show?" Fortunately, that wasn't the case. "Idlewild, This is American One, Over", wearing my headset over my hat, of course, just what was done in the old publicity photos.
lwilmott
Larry Wilmott 2
I'm guessing it didn't have organ pipe noise suppressors on the engines, either.
dee9bee
dee9bee 1
Nope, thank you Rolls Royce. Now we think of an MD80 as noisy. Nice try, Pratt and Whitney, on those organ pipe noise suppressors. The good old 707 was never quiet and I loved it (too young to have actually flown it, though).
kjwilliams96
Kenneth Williams 2
Too bad some of those America West 757 liveries weren't retained.
watkinssusan
oh wow...I remember seeing that livery in photos..it was so classy and and different..the next group of aircraft aa had still used the shiny siver body (fuel saving design)but changed the basic eagle logo and the " lightening" striping to straight red and blue..still classy and fuel saving..i was not impressed when the livery changed because of the merger a couple of years ago..i guess it was done to combine the us airways color scheme with aa..they did poll the employees over a period of time to get their suggestions,but not the customers,nor the "old" aa'ers to my knowledge..oh well..by the way, I remember staying at the hyatt at dfw right after braniff went into dissolution,and out of my window you could see rows and rows of those brightly colored aircraft parked wing to wing..now that was sad!!
pr0ject
El Kabong 1
A 738 with the AJ livery occasionally makes the run to MZBZ from KDFW.
ADXbear
ADXbear 1
Love it, so much better that todays Paint job.. My favorite was the light blue and white that looked like feathers on the tail..
oshmn
I just saw this aircraft at MSP as we were taxiing out for departure. Had to do a double take.
Scjemail44
Sam Johnson 1
Looks great. Love it
AlanZelt
Alan Zelt 1
Seem to remember the days of high cost of fuel and American stripped the paint off of all its fleet.
Neil49
Neil49 3
Actually, AA had been using a nearly paint-free livery from the 1930s, with its venerable orange lightning bolt motif lasting until the late 60s, and after that there was still just the red, white and blue "cheat line" running the length of the fuselage.

Subsequent to that, the Airbus fleet's particular aluminum alloy composition required more body paint, but even then, the color chosen was a silvery gray, approximating the bare aluminum look of the past. With the merger makeover,it appears the intent was the same, but the tail design is a complete abomination, in my opinion. I'd take the retro look referenced in the article, lightning bolt and all, any day.
brocklee9000
Taylor Jones 2
I always assumed it would never grow on me, and that seems to still be the case. It's grown on me a little, so much so that when I'm AA hubs and there's the lone polished aluminum 737 or MD80 (or even rarer, an Eagle RJ in old livery) it looks...odd. The only thing I like about the new livery is the tail, I think the flag looks neat. But the flat grey is just so...blah.
paviation07
sam kuminecz 1
Yea I get excited when I see an old United express dark blue and light blue and white on a trans state 145. Not many left mostly all united colors now
Canary6
Thomas Mchugh 1
Just flew on the PSA bird from ALB to CLT. Was talking to the crew to see what else was on the way, nothing further back then Alleghany on the US Air side,. I was sort of hoping for a black and gold Mohawk
julianjim
jim garrity 1
WOW! That brings back memories, just wish I was still that young!!
watkinssusan
JIM GARRITY..YOU AND ME BOTH!i remember pan am,western,braniff,allegheny,twa,hughes air west (with the bright yellow bodied aircraft),texas international with the star on the body,the old united,the old continental( proud bird with the golden tail), and a whole lot more..whats that they say about time flies when you are having fun!!!mergers and changes and bankruptcies have been a part of aviation life ,unfortunately, for a lot of years,and changes good or bad to the logos and livery of carriers is a part of it...
rgregiii
I agree. I do not like the current AA livery, it is dysfunctional.
benjaminmslater
Ben Slater 1
I think a new livery would help complete the American fleet

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