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Skipping "Delta" Planes?  
User currently offlineLuke733 From Austria, joined Jun 2009, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

The recent takeover/merge of NWA by Delta Airlines has left me cringing whenever I see a DC-9, A330, or 747 in Delta colors. Personally, it makes it look rather plain and simple. Do any of you skip over these "Delta" planes when you are spotting in MSP (for example)?
Or do you skip over the NWA colors? Recently, I have noticed more DL colored planes in the photo archives here, especially DC-9s. (which I love everything about them, I wouldn't mind having one in my backyard...or an Aeroflot A333.....)

[Edited 2009-08-26 13:04:12]


Just give me a Boeing 777-2Z9, and I'll be happy :)
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User currently offlineKoryo From Vatican City, joined Feb 2009, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

I personally skip over the Delta a/c and click away at the NWA ones figuring " They'll (delta) be still around a few years from now".


This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow.
User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2313 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

At JFK, it's been a treat to see DL colors on all the "new" metal - A330s, DC-9s, keep them coming! Of course, I'm still shooting whatever is left in NW colors as well.


KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

I personally like the DL livery a lot. I do also like the NW livery and it's a shame to see i go but I don't see what's so horrible about the DL livery, it looks very clean and professional to me. A lot like BA AF and LH have looked for a long time. DL is a major world airline player now and they needed a livery that looked the part (mostly something about delta on the tail).

User currently offlineNssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I'll be in MSP this Fri-Sun and plan on taking video and pictures of NWA and Delta painted aircraft.

Doug


User currently offlineLuke733 From Austria, joined Jun 2009, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3082 times:



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 3):

The DL livery is nice compared to some colors, but because BA, AF, LH and many others have done the same basic thing, it looks a little basic. White fuselage, with decal near front, and the company logo on the tail. I do like DL, and their colors do look different on the A330, and now they look better to me. On a more off to the side question, why doesn't US Airways send any widebodys to/from PHX, last I checked, it is where their main offices are, and their main hub is. It is a little boring with a thousand 737s, a thousand A320 series planes, and a few 757s.



Just give me a Boeing 777-2Z9, and I'll be happy :)
User currently offlineKoryo From Vatican City, joined Feb 2009, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

The only reason PHX is a hub for US Airways is because it was America West's hub before it merged with US Airways and US keep the same types of plane (the ones you mentioned) on the routes operated out of PHX and the hub.

Koryo



This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow.
User currently offlineKoryo From Vatican City, joined Feb 2009, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Its was most likely part of the merger the same with the "cactus" (America West's callisign) being used instead of the original Us Airways callisign.


This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow.
User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 hours ago) and read 2966 times:



Quoting Nssd70 (Reply 4):
I'll be in MSP this Fri-Sun and plan on taking video and pictures of NWA and Delta painted aircraft.

Doug

Where are planning to shoot from?



Caleb Williams MSP AUS STL AMS CPH LGW YYZ
User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2905 times:


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Looks better with some low sun on her, but in general, I don't mind it.



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

I still photograph both though now I am trying to expand out with different angles and lighting. I am glad I photographed as many NWA planes over the last ten years as I have. Several Mesaba planes are getting the Delta livery leaving only N407XJ in the NWA scheme.

Gary



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User currently offlineNssd70 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

CalebWilliams sorry I didn't see your post until after I got back. I spent most of my time at the Lindbergh Garage. I plan on going up there again later this month or next. Do you live in Minneapolis?

Doug


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