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ULTIMATE LIVERY CHALLENGE: Guess the retired liveries and win a prize!

Do you know these liveries?

Do you know these liveries?

I have had a few competitions before about airline liveries, but this time I am pulling out all the stops. I am making a contest, one I probably couldn’t even win. I am going to show you six 105 x 105  pictures of old airline liveries no longer used. It is your job to guess which airlines they belonged to AND what kind of planes they are (just the basic model ie “Boeing 747″ not “Boeing 747-300″).

I think I made this so difficult, I am willing to actually give prizes this time. I am not exactly sure what the prizes will be, but I will mail you something if you get all six right. I am determined to give away at least one prize. So even if you do not know all six, take a few guesses and the one with the most will win.

You can send them via Twitter, comments, FaceBook or email me at david@airlinereporter.com. You have until 5pm PST Friday the 16th. Use any resources you wish.

Bring it on!

UPDATE: Future of Flight has stepped up and said they will help me with prizes of anyone who wins this. So far, no takers!

UPDATE2: I have 6 people who have all the liveries right. SUPER impressed. Still have until 5pm today the 16th to get your answers in!

PS: if you can tell me what airline and what kind of plane this livery is from…you win a super bonus prize (which, again, I have no idea what that will be)!

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Picture credits will be given with the answers (otherwise you could cheat)

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FUN WITH PHOTOS: The Boeing 727 is the World’s Best-Selling Airbus

Boeing had this ad stating that the Boeing 727 is the best-selling air bus

Boeing had this ad stating that the Boeing 727 is the best-selling air bus

Yesterday I posted the corner of the ad showing “World’s best-selling airbus,” and asked what ad did it go to. A few people guessed (mostly via Twitter) that it was an Airbus A300, Boeing 737 or Boeing 747. Only two people (@CraigSymons and @SkippysCage) guessed it correctly: the Boeing 727. This was the best quality of the ad I could find and it is difficult to read the text, but I am pretty sure it says:

“More than 1,000 Boeing 727s have been sold to date. It is the best-selling jetliner in aviation history.

And it has been the best-selling jetliner during the past two years — the years when the new airbuses were supposed to dominate the industry.

Why?

Because the Boeing 727 is the original airbus.

It has the lowest investment, cost per seat of any airbus. And you can buy two 727-200s for the price of one of the bigger airbuses.

The 727-200 gives more flexibility than the bigger airbuses. Its capacity of 125, up to 189 (all coach), passengers makes it ideal for ??? on intermediate routes and in scheduled services where frequency is essential.

The 727s passenger appeal and operating reliability  and efficiency are well known. Everyday, Boeing 727s are earning profit for more airlines than any other jetline.

That’s why it is the world’s best-selling airbus.”

Obviously a  jab at the new Airbus Industry, but I find it quite humorous.

Thanks David for showing this to me!

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Fun With Photos: What is the original airbus?

What plane was the best-selling airbus?

What was the best-selling airbus?

This is a tag line from a magazine ad from the 1970’s. Anyone have any guesses which ad this might be from?

I will post the full ad tomorrow.

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Fun With Photos: Answers to Southwest Airline’s Hybrid Liveries

Here are the answers -- did you guess right?

Had a lot of great guesses from people on the photo livery quiz. You can see the answers above. Most people made the same mistake I did on the last one. I thought it was USAir, but if you look closely this was a bare-metal plane from American, with Southwest’s livery painted on it. You can read more about these planes and see larger photos on Southwest Airline’s blog.

Winners of being big airline livery nerds:
* TxAgFlyer
* DCSpotter
* Patrick Olave
* Unregistered user #473787 on the Seattle PI

Nice job folks. There were quite a few others that only got one wrong.

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FUN WITH PHOTOS: Test Your Airline Livery Skills with Southwest Airlines Livery Hybrids

Often an airline will purchase or lease an aircraft from another airline and keep the majority of the previous livery until it is re-painted or the lease is over. The result is a mixture of two airline liveries and are treasures of airline nerds. Southwest Airlines recently took a look back at some of interim liveries of the past. I thought it would be interesting to see who can match the livery with the previous airline the aircraft was with.

Without cheating, how many liveries can you match with the previous airline? It is ok to guess and be wrong (I guess one wrong myself — oops)

PLANE #1: This Boeing 737-2T4 photo was taken in 1991

PLANE #1: This Boeing 737-200 photo was taken in 1991

PLANE #2 This Boeing 737-2T4 was first leased in 1983, then purchased by Southwest in 1984

PLANE #2: This Boeing 737-200 was first leased in 1983, then purchased by Southwest in 1984

This Boeing 737-200 was leased by Southwest for about a year in 1987-88

PLANE #3 This Boeing 737-200 was leased by Southwest for about a year in 1987-88

Plane #4: This Boeing 737-200 is unique not having the white "Southwest" on the tail due to the tail being white

Plane #4: This Boeing 737-200 is unique not having the white "Southwest" on the tail due to the tail being white

Plane #5: This Boeing 737-300 is pretty tricky

Plane #5: This Boeing 737-300 is pretty tricky (and the one I missed)

I will give you the weekend to guess in the comments and on Monday I will reveal the answers. Prizes? I will give you a shout out and you will have the satisfaction of being a true airline livery nerd!

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Images from Southwest Airlines