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Which Is Your Favorite Northwest Livery?  
User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6149 times:

Which is your favorite Northwest livery?

D.B. Cooper:


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Northwest Orient:


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Bowling Shoe:


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NWA:


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6147 times:

Bowling Shoe by far! Especially on the T-Tails.


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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6147 times:

My personal favourite is the red/grey bowling shoe scheme. I was hoping to see a DC-10 in those colours in AMS in a couple of weeks, but since the DC-10s are gone now and the A330s now fly there in the new red/silver scheme.

I have read that NW operate one flight with a 757 to AMS, so I hope that might be in the old colours.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 6140 times:

the original was best....



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 6130 times:

I wish this livery became standard:


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It was essentially a concept (hybrid) of the "Bowling Shoe" livery and what would become the current "nwa" livery.

Else, I love the "Bowling Shoe's" logo, it was ingenious. "Its a N, its a W, its a compass pointing towards the Northwest." Its too bad NW did away with it in favor of a corny compass that points to the Northeast on the right side of the aircraft.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6128 times:

Bowling shoe. Grew up with it, love it, and will miss it.

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 2):
I have read that NW operate one flight with a 757 to AMS, so I hope that might be in the old colours.

The wingletted 757's are all in n/c, and are the ones flying to Europe.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 2):
I have read that NW operate one flight with a 757 to AMS, so I hope that might be in the old colours.

They are all in the new colors, as is most of the fleet these days. Secondly they have 757 flights to AMS from BOS, DTW, and BDL.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6115 times:


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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

NW's third scheme is the best, IMO.


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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6101 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):
wish this livery became standard



Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):
It was essentially a concept (hybrid) of the "Bowling Shoe" livery and what would become the current "nwa" livery.

I was absolutely a huge fan of that livery. Looked very neat and wish it became standard.



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User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

The Bowling Shoe livery!


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

I like the classic one - the "D.B. Cooper" one, as the thread-starter calls it. But I like all of them actually. NW never fully went the way of the "eurowhite" - even now it has some cream/silver fuselage color instead of plain white.

The problem with the bowling shoe: Even though the added red on the roof looks really cool, especially on the B744s since there's that much more red, the grey sides ruin it. Grey is almost as boring as white. At least it wasn't United's 1990s scheme. Also, the NW "compass," although clever/creative, is way too small for the tails it was put on. Especially on the DC-9s, where the compass is way off center and just looks wrong. I really like the current tail, and the current typeface, but sometimes it just doesn't look right on certain aircraft, like the A320, which would probably look best in one of the older two liveries.


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

Thanks for the info on the 757s,

I guess I will have to be content with the new red/silver colours and the A330s at AMS. What times do the flights operated by the A330s and the 757s arrive and depart AMS ?



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6071 times:

I would have to say I just LOVE seeing the new livery on the bigger aircraft but on the DC9, I will always love the bowling shoe livery.


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User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6056 times:

I may be the only one here who likes best what I call the "Northwest Orient" scheme that originated in the 1970s. What appeals to me about that livery is the mix of bare metal and multiple bright colors that accentuate the qualities of an airplane as a machine. If you compare the Northwest Orient scheme with the livery of CP Air in the 1970s, you can see the similar way in which bare metal and paint combine to emphasize the impressive dimensions of a modern airliner as a feat of mechanical engineering. The liveries of those two airlines on the 747 in particular demonstrates this. Check out these photos:


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I would love to see these two liveries return to the skies.


User currently offlineMdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):
Bowling Shoe:

Favorite. Love the design and look.

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):
NWA:

Ehh, its okay...my second favorite.


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

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Quoting PacNWJet (Reply 14):
I may be the only one here who likes best what I call the "Northwest Orient" scheme that originated in the 1970s.

Nope, I like that one too. It's a classic!



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3335 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

Favorite is the Bowling Shoe livery, second is the current NWA scheme.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineA340313X From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

I like the latest NWA scheme. Pity the airline itself is in such bad shape!

User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 5):
Bowling shoe. Grew up with it, love it, and will miss it.



Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):
Bowling Shoe



Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 10):
The Bowling Shoe livery!



Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 13):
I will always love the bowling shoe livery.



Quoting Mdodd (Reply 15):
Favorite. Love the design and look.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 17):
Favorite is the Bowling Shoe livery, second is the current NWA scheme.

Agreed! The Bowling shoe livery was by far the best in my eyes....It made every a/c look good.


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always will love that livery  Smile



Shan Big grin
Second has to be the current NWA scheme.


User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1133 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6020 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):


 checkmark   checkmark  Followed by the Northwest Orient of 1969


User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 6013 times:

The Bowling Shoe with an update that changes the gray to a royal blue ,and the white to the new silver.
The new tail logo sucks, the old one with the double meaning was original & timeless, no need for change.
The lower case nwa looks wimpy!
Wulff must have a depressing outlook to bring that dead gray color to two airlines.


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6002 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):
I wish this livery became standard:



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Definitely agree with you there man! I remember seeing that livery as a little kid when my Mom and I changed planes in MEM....its been the only time I have flown NWA.

Question though, why was the 1990s scheme called the bowling shoe scheme? I guess I don't see it...LOL.


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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):
Its too bad NW did away with it in favor of a corny compass that points to the Northeast on the right side of the aircraft.

If only I got a nickel for everytime someone complains about that.....

I would love to see a retro 757 in this livery. Anyone agree with me?

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I do like the silver bullet livery, but I liked the bowling shoe on the A320, 752, 727, DC-10, and 744


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

My vote goes to the "Northwest Orient" livery of the late 70s to late 80s.

I als fondly recall the radio commercial jingle that was sung:

"North -west Or-i-ent . . . . BOOOOOOONG . . . Aiiiiiiiiir- liiiiiines."



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25 Airbus3801 : The Modern Silver NWA
26 Burnsie28 : I would love it if NW did some retro jets.. especially on the DC-9. The A320 could where the Orient livery as the first one was delivered like that. B
27 IRelayer : Bowling Shoe! The new livery is way too "post-modern" for my taste. Bowling Shoe looks very professional and business like. The new one is...well...ic
28 Post contains images Viscount724 : Re the DC-8 photo in Reply 7, as a sidenote, only the first 2 of NW's 5 DC-8-32s were delivered in that livery as used on their piston types (and Lock
29 Post contains images OHLHD : I like it best. This one is not bad, either.
30 KhelmDTW : Bowling Shoe, Hands down.
31 RedTailDTW : My favorite has to be the Bowling Shoe livery. Although I also like the new one and the Northwest Orient one just as much. There's just something sent
32 N801NW : I like the current livery but preferred the bowling shoe.[Edited 2007-08-03 02:07:49]
33 Isitsafenow : You remember that too? WJR radio in Detroit had NW as a news advertiser and 6pm every night.. BOOOONG... I always liked the scheme of the mid 60's ju
34 Post contains images Curticool : Nothwest Orient All The Way! -Curticool
35 XJRamper : Without a doubt....The new NWA. The silver looks awesome in all the aircraft from Saab to A330 and B747. XJR
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