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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
Dc-3?
dc-6?
md-10?
md-11?
787?
777?
727?
707?
757?

for the main comercial planes

Thank you…
 
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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
A318 A319 A320 A320neo A321 A321neo A332 A333 B717 B727 B734 B73G B738 B739 B752 B762 B763 B772 B788 CRJ2 DHC6 DHC8-300 E145 E190 MD82 MD83 MD90 SF340B
 
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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)
747SP QANTAS
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-8-62 BRANIFF
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
TU-154 BALKAN

IL-62 MALEV
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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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:26 am

Thank you all very much! I have made a list based on what all you guys said.
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:02 am

Here are the aircraft you asked about:
A380: Emirates by a long shot
747: Lufthansa, Pan Am, KLM
737: Southwest, Ryanair
A320: American, EasyJet
DC-3: Tons of operators, but TWA was the driving force behind the design
DC-6: Pan Am, Northwest Orient
MD-10: FedEx and Orbis are the only operators, to my knowledge
MD-11: KLM, FedEx, UPS
787: ANA, United
777: United, Emirates
727: FedEx, UPS, Delta (last US legacy operator)
707: Pan Am, TWA
757: Eastern, Delta, FedEx

...And a few others I added:
DC-9 family: Delta, Northwest
L-1011: Eastern, Delta, TWA
A300/A310 family: Lufthansa, Eastern, FedEx
767: Delta, UPS, American
CRJ family: Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle
ERJ-135/140/145 family: American Eagle, United Express, HOP!
EMB-170/175 family: Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle
BAe-146/Avro RJ: Swiss, Brussels Airlines, United Express
CS100/300 family: Swiss, Delta (future)
Flown on: Air Wisconsin, America West, American, Compass, Delta, Endeavor Air, Envoy, ExpressJet, GoJet, KLM, Mesa, Mesaba, Midwest Express, Northwest, Piedmont, Pinnacle, PSA, Skyway, SkyWest, United, US Airways
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 pm

A300 - TBH only Suadi really comes to mind here, dont judge me
A310 - Aeroflot, that crash with the kids in the cockpit is really prominent when i think A310
A318 - British, the flight across the atlantic in all business class
A319 - Easyjet, numbers wise
A320 - Jetblue
A321 - American, just because its so far ahead in terms of numbers
A330 - soooo many, probably Hawaiian, just great livery and makes up most of its long haul fleet
A340 - Iberia, Lufthansa, Swiss, Virgin atlantic
A350 - Qatar atm because they are the launch customer and they operate the biggest fleet esp to ADL
A380 - Emirates, Qantas EK because so many, QF because im aussie and theres bias and because you always see them in LAX and LHR shots

B707 - Pan Am
B717 - DAL but not very iconic
B727 - DHL? Only ones ive seen so yeah
B737 - South west biggest fleet
B747 - British, Qantas, Africa because soo many african airlines (about 8) owned just 1 B747 for about 5 years then let go of them
B757 - Delta, United because they operate both types (only carriers)
B767 - Delta, United because they operate every single type
B777 - Emirates then maybe singapore because singapore sends them everywhere
B787 - ANA because launch customer and biggest fleet
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:33 pm

MD-11 // KLM
TriStar // Delta
727 // Republic
747 // Northwest and PanAm
707 // Panam
737 // Ryanair
717 // Delta
757 // Delta
767 // Delta
777 // Emirates
787 // American
A320 // JetBlue
A340 // Virgin
A380 // Emirates
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:21 pm

747: early Pan Am and TWA.
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:56 am

When I think A310, I usually think about the previous livery Air India A310.
They were the last most common user of the type, and was the backbone for most intl ops (excluding Europe and USA) till the Dream)liners came in.
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:24 pm

Very Western list here. From where I'm sitting:
747: Pan Am / Northwest
737: Southwest / Alaska
727: Northwest / Delta
777: Cathay Pacific / BA / United
787: ANA / JAL
DC10: UPS
DC-9: Northwest/Delta

Can't think of any iconic Airbuses to be honest.
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:35 pm

Mine is pretty US-centric (sorry, it's where I live!). I'm going off what I've seen in online media, magazines, historical books, and personal perception. Many are less "iconic" than "common."

747-1/2 - JAL, United, TWA, Pan Am, Flying Tigers, PeoplExpress
747-3/4 - Air France, Northwest, KLM, Asiana, JAL, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic
737-1/2 - Southwest, Aloha, Air Florida
737-3/4/5/6 - Southwest, Continental, WestJet, Western Pacific
737-7/8/9 - Southwest, American, Qantas
757 - Eastern, American, United, UPS, Icelandair, FedEx, Delta
767 - JAL, Delta, All Nippon, American, United, UPS, TWA
777 - British Airways, United, Cathay Pacific, American, JAL, Singapore, Saudia, Korean, Thai
787 - Air Canada, United, British Airways, JAL, Ethiopian, Qatar, Virgin Atlantic
727 - Branniff! (believe it!), American, National, United, Olympic, Ansett
717 - AirTran, TWA, Impulse, Midwest, Hawaiian
707 - South Africa Airways, Pan Am, Northwest, TWA, Korean Air, Sabena, BOAC, Qantas
DC-3 - TW&A, American, National, Ozark, Eastern
DC-4 - Sabena, JAL, Olympic, KLM, Eastern, Northwest
DC-6 - Ansett ANA, VASP, Air France, JAL, KLM, Caledonian, American, Eastern, Pan Am, Hawaiian
DC-8 - Austrian, Alitalia, JAL, SAS, Korean, Flying Tigers, Northwest, World Airways
DC-8-60/70 - Air Canada, Condor, JAL, National, UPS
DC-9-10/15/20/30/50 - *NORTHWEST*, SAS, Midwest, AirTran
MD-80/90 - American, Delta, Swissair, Vanguard (sorry, I had to!), Iberia, Allegiant
DC-10 - American, FedEx, Continental, British Caledonian, CAI, Continental, Garuda, Hawaiian, Laker, Northwest
MD-11 - American, FedEx, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa Cargo, Swissair, VARIG
L-1049/1649 - **TWA**, Qantas, Eastern, Pan Am, Falcon Airways, Luxair
L-1011 - Delta, TWA, All Nippon, Saudia
A300 - Air France, Eastern, EgyptAir, JAS, Thai
A310 - Air France, Emirates, KLM, Kuwait, Pan Am, Pakistan International, Royal Jordanian, Singapore
A319 - Air France, Air India, Air China, Avianca, Easyjet, Germanwings, LATAM, Spirit, Frontier
A320 - Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Avianca, British Airways, China Eastern, Citilink, Easyjet, Eurowings, JetBlue, LATAM, Spirit, Frontier, United, Virgin America
A321 - American, Air China, JetBlue, Spirit, Turkish
A330 - Aeroflot, Air China, Air Asia X, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, Korean, Delta, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish
A340 - Iberia, Lufthansa, South African
A380 - Qatar, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Singapore
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:02 pm

A310 - Pan Am, Air Transat
A320 - British Airways, Aer Lingus, Air France

B707 - Pan Am, BOAC, TWA, Northwest, Sabena
B727 - Pan Am, American, Delta
B737-200 - Pan Am, Varig, Lufthansa
B73NG - American, Delta, KLM, Southwest, Alaska
B747 - Pan Am, Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, American (747-100), TWA, NWA
B767 - FedEx, Delta, American, Icelandair, British Airways

L1011 - Pan am, Air Transat, Delta, British Airways, TWA
DC10 - Pan Am, American Airlines, NWA, KLM, Swissair
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:20 am

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the dual livery of the lone British Airways Concorde that wore the BA Landor colours on one side and Singapore Airlines colours on it's port side.

Can't think of many as their are too many to choose from but I would definitely like to add the iconic B747 Braniff 'Big Orange' N601BN and any aircraft that wore the stunning British Caledonian colours :-)
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:46 pm

dc-10 Mexicana, VIASA, Pan Am, Western
747 you forgot Pan Am...Avianca and Iraqi also had memorable (and similar!) liveries
L-1011 Delta, Eastern
727 Braniff
Convair 550 Prinair!
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm

santinieve wrote:
737 - too many users but maybe southwest, delta,

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


Too easy. Lufthansa for the 737, Lufthansa and Air France for the A320.

For the rest I would put:

A380- Emirates, Singapore Airlines

747- Pan Am, British Airways

DC-3 - KLM
DC-6 - SAS
MD-10 - Only FedEx flew the MD-10. Unless you meant DC-10? In the case of the latter, Northwest.
MD-11 - Swissair
787 - All Nippon
777 - Emirates
727 - AA or UA
707 - Pan Am or BOAC
757 - Eastern or British Airways
 
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:09 am

A300 - Air France, Air Inter
A310 - Interflug? would be fun.
A320 - Too much to consider. Wizzair old c/s is funky. Actual "most notable" prolly Air France again or Air Inter.
A330 - everywhere...
A340 - Not as much, but noone stands out.
A380 - Emirates. Duh.

B707 - Pan Am, TWA, Qantas
B727 - There's too many, again. Pan Am was big in Europe.
B737 - Southwest, gotta be. Lufthansa for the jurassics maybe.
B747 - Pan Am for the old ones, no contest. United Battleship for 400? Kalitta for cargo.
B757 - Northwest I guess? Eastern maybe.
B767 - Delta?
B777 - All over. Emirates is a candidate.

DC-9 - Northwest.
MD-11 - LH Cargo. Or Swissair.

Tu-104 - Without going automatic Aeroflot for any Tupolev, only CSA is an option.
Tu-124 - CSA
Tu-134 - Malevs look good.
Tu-154 - Much choice. New Aeroflot is great.
Tu-204 - Air Koryo deserves a mention.
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Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:23 am

747-Pan Am, TWA
757-Eastern
767-United,American
737-Southwest, Piedmont
727-Northeast,PSA,TWA,National
717-AirTran
707-Pan Am,TWA
777-United
787-ANA

Constellation-TWA
Electra-Eastern
L-1011-Eastern

DC-3, American
DC-4,United
DC-6,United
DC-7,Pan Am, Eastern
DC-8,United
DC-9,North Central, Allegheny,Delta
DC-10,American, United, National
MD-80, American
MD-90,Delta
MD-11, Swissair, KLM

Convair 880, TWA
Convair 990, Swissair

Concorde....British Airways
A-300....Air France, Eastern
A310....Lufthansa
A320...Northwest, Jetblue
A330...Aer Lingus, Air France
A340...Virgin Atlantic
A380...Emirates

Dassault Mercure....Air Inter (‘cause nobody else flew it)

IL-62...LOT
IL-86/96...Aeroflot
TU-154...Malev
TU-204...Cubana, Air Koryo, Red Wings

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