It's Halloween, and we're having a great time looking at everyone's aviation-inspired costumes online today. Dress-up goes beyond people, though -- if you look up to the sky today (and perhaps, every day), you just might notice an aircraft with a "costume" that stands out from the rest of the fleet. Here's my short list* of eye-catching livery in the sky:
Eva Air's Hello Kitty-themed jets go beyond the paint job. Travelers get very special amenities on board, too, like kitty-branded snacks, cutlery and even air sick bags. Learn more.
I spotted Southwest Airlines' Maryland One aircraft from the Honeywell parking lot earlier this year. I haven't been able to grab a picture of it yet, but luckily, the Internet is full of fabulous images of this aircraft and its fellow planes in Southwest's special livery fleet.
Lufthansa's designed its Fanhansa livery specifically for the World Cup. When Germany's team emerged as the winners, Lufthansa flew them home on a Fanhansa aircraft, with an extra-special flight number.
JetBlue unveiled their "Blue Bravest" aircraft around this time last year as a tribute to New York's fire department. JetBlue, based in New York, told USA Today that the livery "will support the FDNY Foundation … in its mission to raise awareness and promote fire safety and professional development, training, and education for members of the FDNY."
This one is my personal image, and it's actually from the interior of an Alaska Airlines aircraft from a few years ago. As a personal fan of Disney, I was so excited to fly on one of their Disneyland-themed planes, even though I was only flying to Phoenix.
There are several more aircraft around the world with incredible paint jobs. What are some of your favorites?
Benet Wilson's Cool Aircraft Liveries board on Pinterest
Happy Halloween: My Top 5 Airplane Costumes
AirlineReporter's Special Livery Archives
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