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I recently downloaded software that prohibits pop-up windows. Can I still view this site?

Why do the postcard images seem smaller than the original postcard?

What if I want to know more about a postcard?

Does airlinecolors.com have the copyrights to these images?

Why does airlinecolors.com include some non-postcard subjects?

What does select route-ograhy mean?

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I recently downloaded software that prohibits pop-up windows. Can I still view this site?

In most cases the software that prohibits pop-up windows allows users to individually choose sites which can be given permision to display pop-ups. Please check with your software package for additional information. Airlinecolors.com can not be fully viewed if pop-up windows are blocked.
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Why do the postcard images seem smaller than the original postcard?

Airlinecolors.com is designed to be a reference site for airline postcard enthusiasts. Despite the original dimensions of a postcard, all images are 250w x 125h pixels and roughly 27.5k is byte size. This not only increases the number of images we can showcase because of hosting capacity limitations but decreases download time. Larger images via email are available upon request.
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What if I want to know more about a postcard?

We have provided basic information for each postcard listed. This includes airline, code, country, aircraft type and model, registration, MSN, publisher, catalog number, location, and some additional historical or route data when available. If you need additional information such as date, photographer, original postcard size, expanded airline info, etc., please feel free to contact us here. Our archiving staff will do their best to get you the additional information you need!
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Does airlinecolors.com have the copyrights to these images?

No. Each postcard publisher - including airlines - maintain all copyrights. Postcards displayed here are simply for educational purposes and their display should not imply that the image can be reproduced, copied, or sold. Please read our Terms & Conditions for additional information.
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Why does airlinecolors.com include some non-postcard subjects?

The vast majority of images come from a postcard source. From time to time we will display a non-postcard based image because we feel the visitors to our site will enjoy viewing them. At one point, we were publishing our own postcards, and many of these images were candidates for possible publication. That component of our organization, for the time being, has been halted. Nonetheless, the visitor may want to view these as "possible future airlinecolors.com postcards".

Non-postcard sources are indicated by the non-postcard symbol.
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What does select route-ograhy mean?

Select route-ography are examples of routes operated by the respective carrier with the type of aircraft indicated in a year (in the top left side of the map) calendar in which the type was in the carrier's fleet. It does not include all routes, but rather pin-pointed markets in which this type was utilized. It is important to note that this applies to the "parent" aircraft and not necessarily the series. For example, United Airlines has operated both the DC-10-10 and the DC-10-30. While the DC-10-30 may have never been used on the Boston--Chicago--Las Vegas route, and the only postcard in our database is one of the carrier's DC-10-30s, the select route-ography defers to simply DC-10 service. There are exceptions, of course, where models differ greatly. A Boeing 727-100 route-ography would never be represented by a 727-200, or a 747SP for a 747-300. Additionally, the displayed livery on the aircraft may not represent the period in which the respective aircraft was utilized on a route. For example, a Western Airlines 737 with the Indian Head motif may be the representative postcard from the database, but the route shown (Seattle--Reno-Los Angeles) may not have been operated until the "Flying W" or "Bud Can" scheme. Select route-ography sections are denoted with the select route-ograhy symbol.
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