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American Quietly Adds Polished Aluminum Retro Livery to a Boeing 737-800

American's polished aluminum livery, also known as the "tri-color" design, has been a fan favorite among customers and employees since its debut in the late 1960s. The livery, featuring a polished aluminum fuselage, red, white, and blue bars along the length of the aircraft, and "AA" stenciled on the tail, was designed by Massimo Vignelli, who is also known for his work on the well-known New York City Subway map. This design lasted for some time, too. The new livery which…