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Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 am

As a Diecast Plane collector (1:200) I would like to have the most iconic planes with the most iconic airline for the plane. For anyone with the time and knowledge could you give me the most iconic or must have if im collecting. I know some planes are used by a LOT of airlines thus no iconic one.. Let me show you what I mean:

A380- Emirates, air france

747- Klm, lufthansa , delta

737 - too many users but maybe southwest, delta,

a320, too many users, anyways maybe easyjet, american, etc

for the main comercial planes

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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:27 am

For the 747, JL and Varig? A350, Finnair?
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:53 am

My thoughts, mostly off the top of my head. Some are among the largest operators, others legendary liveries, ubiquitous presences, famous airlines of yesteryear and their most iconic aircraft etc.

A320: Air Inter, Air France, US Airways, EasyJet, American

A330: Singapore Airlines, Air France, Swiss, Cathay Pacific, Hawaiian

A340: Air Tahiti Nui, Lufthansa, Air France, Iberia, South African, Cathay Pacific,

A350: Too new to judge

A380: Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qantas

B737: Lufthansa, United, Ryanair, Southwest, British Airways

B747: British Airways, KLM, Thai Airways, Qantas, Japan Airlines, South African, Pan Am, United, TWA, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Iran Air, Air Canada, UTA

B757: British Airways, United, Icelandair, American, Delta Airlines,

B767: British Airways, TWA, United, American, Delta Airlines, LAN Airlines, Condor

B777: Air France, British Airways, United, Singapore Airlines, American, Emirates,

B787: LAN Airlines, ANA, Japan Airlines (again, very new model)

DC10: Northwest Airlines, American, Delta, British Caledonian, United, Canadian Airlines, Varig, SAS

MD11: KLM, American, Swiss/Swissair, Varig, Delta
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:01 pm

The main types IMO

A300 - Air France, Lufthansa
A310 - Lufthansa? (comes to my mind more than anything else)
A32S - Hard to say far too common.
A330 - Again to common to say.
A340 - Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic
A350 - Too new
A380 - Emirates, Singapore Airlines

B707 - Without a doubt Pan Am. Also TWA and Qantas to a lesser extent.
B717 - None yet (Delta haven't had them long enough to be considered iconic. Other operators are too obscure. There weren't built for it to be an iconic airliner.
B727 - Too common everyone had them back in the day.
B737 - Southwest and Ryanair due to the sheer size of their all 737 fleets.
B747 - Definitely Pan Am. Also British Airways, Qantas and then maybe KLM and Lufthansa?
B757 - Hard to pic between the US3 and their predecessors.
B767 - Too common no one really stands out.
B777 - Emirates, Singapore Airlines, United
B787 - Too new

DC8 - United, Delta
DC9 - Northwest
DC10 - United, American
MD11 - Finnair, KLM
MD80 - American, SAS
MD90 - Delta but again like the 717 too few to be considered an iconic airliner.

L- Constellation - TWA, Qantas
L1011 - Delta
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:52 pm

A300: Lufthansa, Air France, Air India
A310: KLM, Singapore.
A320: easyJet, AirAsia, Lufthansa, Air France, United
A330: Turkish, Air China, Delta, Cathay Pacific
A340: Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, South African
A350: Singapore, Cathay, Qatar
A380: EMIRATES, BA, Singapore

707: Pan Am, BOAC
717: AirTran, Delta
727: Delta (?)
737: Southwest, Ryanair, Alaska.
747: Pan Am, BA, Singapore, Lufthansa. Lots of contenders!
757: American, Delta, United
767: Delta, American, United
777: Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore
787: Norwegian, ANA

Concorde: BA and Air France

DC-10: American, Laker, United
MD-11: KLM, Swissair, Finnair
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:33 am

707: Pan American, Trans World
717: AirTran, Delta, Hawaiian
727: Pan American, Eastern
737: Southwest, Air Florida
747: Pan American, Trans World
757: Icelandair, Delta
767: American, Delta
777: Cathay Pacific,
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:03 am

Yes, In my knowledge a320 has the maximum number of travelers
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:35 am

KLM, JAL and Varig MD-11 for sure!
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:23 am

707: Pan American
717: Hawaiian/AirTran
727: American/Eastern
737: Southwest
747: Pan Am/British Airways
757: Icelandair
767: American
777: United
787: United/LATAM

A300: Lufthansa
A310: Lufthansa
A318: Mexicana/British Airways
A319: easyJet
A320: American
A321: US Airways
A330: Hawaiian/Swiss
A340: Air France
A350: Singapore/TAM
A380: Emirates

DC-9: Delta/Northwest
DC-10: American
MD-10: FedEx
MD-11: American
MD-80: Not American
MD-88/90: Not Delta
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm

jeffh747 wrote:
MD-11: American

Are you serious???
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:10 pm

Most iconic versions in most iconic colors:

707-120 American (Astrojet)
707-320 Pan American
707-420 Lufthansa
720 United (Friendship)
727-100 Eastern (Spear)
727-200 American (3 stripe)
737-200 United (Bass)
737-300 Southwest (Desert Brown)
737-800 Continental (blue tail globe)
747-100 Pan Am (billboard or blue stripe)
747-400 British Airways (Landor)
757-200 Eastern (Hockey Stick)
767-200 TWA (twin stripe)
767-300 Canadian (either)
777-200 United (Battleship)
777-300 JAL or Cathay
787-8 ANA

A300 Air France or Korean
A310 Lufthansa (Eurowhite) or Aeroflot
A319 Frontier
A320 Air Inter or Northwest (Bowling shoe)
A321 British Midland (Blue/grey) or SAS (white/blue tail)
A330-300 Aer Lingus
A340-300 Iberia
A340-600 Lufthansa (Eurowhite)
A350 QATAR or Ethiopian
A380 Emirates

Concorde... I'd say BA Landor but any ;)

DC-8-30 Pan Am (Blue stripe) or National
DC-8-63 SAS
DC-8-71 Delta (Widget)
DC-9-10 Bonanza or North Central
DC-9-30 Northeast (Yellowbird)
DC-9-50 Hawaiian
MD-80 American
MD-90 Delta
717 AirTran or Hawaiian
DC-10-30 CPAir (PacMan Orange)
MD-11 Fedex or KLM

L1011-1 Eastern (Whisperliner)
L1011-500 Air Canada (red stripe)

Convair 880 JAL
Convair 990 SPANTAX

BAE 146-200/ARJ85 PSA or AirCal
BAe 146-300/ARJ100 Swiss

BAC 1-11-200 British United
BAC 1-11-500 British Caledonian

CRJ-100 Lufthansa Cityline
CRJ-700 American Eagle
CS-100 Baltic or Swiss

ERJ-145 Continental Express
ERJ-170 British Airways Cityflyer
ERJ-190 JetBlue

F.28 Piedmont
F70 KLM Cityhopper
F100 USAir

TU-104 Aeroflot
TU-124 CSA
TU-134 Interflug

IL-86 Aeroflot or China Xinjiang
IL-96-300 CUBANA

YAK-40 ...too many to choose besides Aeroflot
YAK-42 China General
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:13 am

I would also include Braniff for the 727-200 (their domestic fleet was all 722's except for the 747 (which flew DFW-HNL-DFW). Pan Am clearly the 747 (the decision to build it was based on a handshake between Bill Allen of Boeing and Juan Trippe of Pan Am. The Constellation was built as a result of a similar agreement between TWA's Howard Hughes and Lockheed.

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