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(Opposing Views)   One of our planes went down? Quick, send a bunch of guys with paint to black out our company logo so no one knows it's ours -- that always works   (opposingviews.com) divider line 64
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2013-09-10 03:14:17 PM  
This isn't sa-Thai-re?
 
2013-09-10 03:53:18 PM  
That happens most of the time, UPS does it when one of their trucks wreck.
 
2013-09-10 03:53:45 PM  
Common practice.
 
2013-09-10 03:53:46 PM  
Wow, black? If they at least used white and purple to match the fuselage and tail colors, it wouldn't look like a parody of a redacted FBI report.
 
2013-09-10 03:55:10 PM  
Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?
 
2013-09-10 03:55:14 PM  
I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.
 
2013-09-10 03:55:46 PM  
Well, they shouldn't have let Captain Sum Ting Wong back behind the yoke after the Asiana fiasco.

This whole ordeal just leaves me tongue Thai'd.
 
2013-09-10 03:56:01 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-10 03:57:13 PM  

Tom_Slick: That happens most of the time, UPS does it when one of their trucks wreck.


Little known fact: UPS tricks are actually chartreuse, they just paint then brown when they get into wrecks
 
2013-09-10 03:57:28 PM  
Why did they use black paint?  F*cking racists.
 
2013-09-10 03:57:34 PM  
They don't want people to thai the accident to their brand.
 
2013-09-10 03:59:27 PM  
Yea cause the media hasnt already reported the name of the airline 50 times or more in the first hour after the landing.
 
2013-09-10 04:01:57 PM  

ShamanGator: Yea cause the media hasnt already reported the name of the airline 50 times or more in the first hour after the landing.


The story will eventually die down and get lost. The picture can be easily found in the future and most likely won't have a story attached to it.
 
2013-09-10 04:03:05 PM  
www.airdisaster.com
 
2013-09-10 04:06:25 PM  

finnished:


That'll buff right out
 
2013-09-10 04:11:01 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?


Hmm. Maybe to countries that have an air force that will shoot down un marked aircraft.
 
2013-09-10 04:12:47 PM  
Ahh, Asia, where quality control is a swear word...
www.geekologie.com
 
2013-09-10 04:15:06 PM  
Several stories on this particular crash have tried to indicate that this is unusual; it's not.  This is a common practice in the airline industry, including in the United States, and has been for many decades.
 
2013-09-10 04:15:19 PM  
 
2013-09-10 04:16:00 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?


This may come as a bit of a shock to you, but occasionally planes land. On the ground. Often at locations where many people congregate for purposes of travel. Having their name emblazoned on the side helps make their brand visible so people remember it for next time.
 
2013-09-10 04:19:59 PM  
Poom-On
Poom-Off
 
2013-09-10 04:20:28 PM  
Jeesh guys....either paint over the logo with white/purple so that it isn't so obvious, or paint your competitor's logo on the crashed aircraft.

This isn't rocket science.
 
2013-09-10 04:20:44 PM  

brownribbon: Lost Thought 00: Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?

This may come as a bit of a shock to you, but occasionally planes land. On the ground. Often at locations where many people congregate for purposes of travel. Having their name emblazoned on the side helps make their brand visible so people remember it for next time.


And when a plane is flying decently low, you can frequently tell the airline, at least if it's Southwest or the old American.
 
2013-09-10 04:22:51 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.


stuffpoint.com
 
2013-09-10 04:23:59 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?


That's to help their pilots find the right plane. If you removed all the logos there would be mass confusion at airports.
 
2013-09-10 04:24:49 PM  
I think it was America west that started illuminating their tail logo at night and soon everyone followed. Ya, people can see and notice it.

The blackout was the first thing We all noticed but if the company wasn't dumb about it this wouldn't be a pr problem. Just say its so that passengers on other flights of theirs don't have to taxi by the wreckage and get even more nervous because they see it just like their plane, and that trying to hide their airline is clearly not the goal since everyone is reporting it.
 
2013-09-10 04:25:38 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.


funfive.net
 
2013-09-10 04:26:15 PM  
Headline fails, article got it right. When a company tries a bullshiat cover up like this, its name goes first in the headline.
 
2013-09-10 04:27:17 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.


People are usually happy to get a bag of nuts when they fly.
 
2013-09-10 04:37:39 PM  
Yep. SOP. Air Canada plopped a plane in Moncton NB a few years ago. It was painted overnight and before the TSB even got there. Blamed this on the insurer.
 
2013-09-10 04:39:53 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Ahh, Asia, where quality control is a swear word...
[www.geekologie.com image 640x757]


ongbok: Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.

[funfive.net image 600x750]


These posts seem oddly similar to me in some way...
 
2013-09-10 04:43:46 PM  

ongbok: Lost Thought 00: Don't put your logo on your plane in the first place. Who exactly are they marketing their airline to at the airport in the sky?

Hmm. Maybe to countries that have an air force that will shoot down un marked aircraft.


Private planes fly all the time without massive logos covering them
 
2013-09-10 04:48:14 PM  
www.alef.net
The plane removed its own logo, saving Mandarin Airlines time and money...
 
2013-09-10 04:50:24 PM  
newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com
They neglected to remove the logo from this one...
 
2013-09-10 04:57:12 PM  
They neglected to remove the logo from this one...


So is airplane porn a new channel on You Porn.

Just asking
 
2013-09-10 05:00:13 PM  
That purple tail is used by everyone, you know.
 
2013-09-10 05:03:40 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.


A turbo prop is just as reliable as a turbofan -- the difference is that blades are outside the nacelle vs inside and there's a gearbox. Still same reliable turbine.

Piston prop? Not as reliable.
 
2013-09-10 05:07:27 PM  

lohphat: Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.

A turbo prop is just as reliable as a turbofan -- the difference is that blades are outside the nacelle vs inside and there's a gearbox. Still same reliable turbine.

Piston prop? Not as reliable.


I can't tell if you missed the joke, or if you added a layer that I am missing.
 
2013-09-10 05:08:15 PM  

lohphat: Wellon Dowd: I don't trust Thai Airways. More than once I thought I was boarding a jet only to find out it was a prop plane. I still took the ride because it got me where I wanted to be, but afterwards I wasn't proud of what I'd done.

A turbo prop is just as reliable as a turbofan -- the difference is that blades are outside the nacelle vs inside and there's a gearbox. Still same reliable turbine.

Piston prop? Not as reliable.


It was a metaphor.
 
2013-09-10 05:09:51 PM  

Paris1127: [newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com image 628x353]
They neglected to remove the logo from this one...


plane necrophilia... nice
 
2013-09-10 05:10:16 PM  
Samud Poom-On

POOM ON!
b.vimeocdn.com
 
2013-09-10 05:16:45 PM  
Wouldnt it be smarter to go out there & paint some competing airlines logo on it?
 
2013-09-10 05:20:27 PM  

booger42: Yep. SOP. Air Canada plopped a plane in Moncton NB a few years ago. It was painted overnight and before the TSB even got there. Blamed this on the insurer.


I'm surprised they didn't consider it tampering with evidence.
 
2013-09-10 05:27:54 PM  

Tom_Slick: That happens most of the time, UPS does it when one of their trucks wreck.


I was going to say that.  Happened to my Uncle when he jackknifed on the Tappan-Zee bridge many years ago.
 
2013-09-10 05:28:41 PM  

Paris1127: [newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com image 628x353]
They neglected to remove the logo from this one...


When a mommy plane and a daddy plane love each other very much...
 
2013-09-10 05:40:28 PM  
Back when airlines commonly used newspaper advertising, it was SOP to stop the presses any time an airliner crashed, and remove any airlines ads.
 
2013-09-10 06:00:24 PM  
The idea is to trick the media into thinking the plane has been hijacked by pirates.  They just keep forgetting the skull and crossbones before pictures are taken.

More_Like_A_Stain: Paris1127: [newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com image 628x353]
They neglected to remove the logo from this one...

When a mommy plane and a daddy plane love each other very much...


.....and then you have a Piper Cub.
 
2013-09-10 06:07:32 PM  
Thai-dyed plane.
 
2013-09-10 06:08:17 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Ahh, Asia, where quality control is a swear word...
[www.geekologie.com image 640x757]


That is, quite simply, the scummiest thing I've seen in a long time regarding packaged food...
 
2013-09-10 06:10:21 PM  

Carn: Why did they use black paint?  F*cking racists.


LOL!
 
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