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American unveils new astrojet liveryAmerican unveils new astrojet livery on a 737-800 N905NN is replacing N951NN as retro jet (airlinegeeks.com) More...
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Wish AA would use this livery on the entire fleet. The current one does not represent the airline very well.
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.
I'm guessing it didn't have organ pipe noise suppressors on the engines, either.
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).
Too bad some of those America West 757 liveries weren't retained.
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!!