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DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

I have to admit, when I first saw it, I didn't really like it.. But now that I've seen it a few times, and seen many aircraft painted in it, it has grown on me quite a bit... Especially on the smaller aircraft. I will say that it would have looked better on the MD88 had they painted the cowlings on the engines, but other than that, I would have to say that this is one of Delta's better liverys. Anyone agree or disagree? all opinions are welcome

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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

the same with me...

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

I really like it. Very simple and "clean".

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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

It's growing on me, I think I adjust easily, I still like the previous one better, had a fresh look and feel to it...

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LO231



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3651 times:
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I like it except for two things. I don't like the slanted logo on the tail, and I can't stand that they've made the logo an almost exact copy of the Citgo logo. They could have at least made the widget blue and the tail red, no?

The old widget is far better, IMHO.

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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

Its okay, in my opinion. Would have liked to have seen the "widget" ratain some blue, as it had for more than 30 years.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Everything is fine, besides the tail!!!!!


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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

As long as it gets me from point A to point B they can paint the blasted thing in purple and orange stripes, for all I care.


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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

I like the new livery a lot. I agree that the scheme looks much better on smaller aircraft. The simplicity of it is great.

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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

I love it.

The only reason people didn't like it when it came out was because it was so secretive and it was known there was going to be a new livery months before. There was a lot of hype. People expected something phenomonal. But all they got, was something great. And now, most are taking back their words.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3617 times:
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I think it is a lot better than the two previous liveries , but not as good as the one they had for many years


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User currently offlineFlight209 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3589 times:

My first choice for a DL livery would be a more modern version of the "Classic Widget" look -- or, at the very least, the current livery with the tail widget being put in an "upright" position. However, if DL won't go for either idea, then the new "Communist Widget" scheme is the next best thing, and a definite step up from both the Ron Allen and Wavy Gravy / Deltaflot liveries.

The Ron Allen look has always struck me as having a tackiness and ugliness more befitting a (pardon the pun) fly-by-night LCC or charter airline. As for Wavy Gravy, I've never been able to regard it as anything but a boring, tedious, pretentious attempt at artsiness. Two other things I hate about both those liveries are (1.) the hideous serif font used for "Delta Air Lines" in the Ron Allen livery and "Delta" in Wavy Gravy and (2.) the lack of any widget motif on the tail (which goes to show the "traditionalist" side of my U.S. airline livery tastes).

As for why I like the new livery, it boils down to:

1. The return of a widget motif to the tail (While I don't like the slanting of the tail widget, at least there's some historical precedent for it ...)
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2. The clean, stylish, professional-looking sans-serif font in which the Delta name now appears
3. As CO7e7 has mentioned, the overall "very simple and 'clean'" look of the livery

I can't wait till spring arrives and the Communist Widget finally graces a 77L. That should be a sight to behold.



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3573 times:


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I love Delta's new look it took a little while to get used to but its really grown on me. It's nice, fresh, clean, modern and retains part of the widget.



J



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3573 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 7):
As long as it gets me from point A to point B they can paint the blasted thing in purple and orange stripes, for all I care.

Yeah, that is true, but it is always nice to have a good looking a/c!!!



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

I like it on the smaller jets but not so much on the bigger ones, correct me if I am wrong but didn't they just go through a new livery just a few years ago?

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

As many of you said, very fresh and modern  Smile I like it.

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
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Quoting Ag92 (Reply 14):
I like it on the smaller jets but not so much on the bigger ones, correct me if I am wrong but didn't they just go through a new livery just a few years ago?

this is their 3rd new livery in about 10 years ... wish I had shares in a paint company



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3526 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 16):
this is their 3rd new livery in about 10 years ... wish I had shares in a paint company

Their three liveries overlapped.

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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3517 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 10):
I think it is a lot better than the two previous liveries , but not as good as the one they had for many years

ditto for me. it's nice, clean and professional. (although i didn't find it that compelling when i first saw it)

still miss the old livery, especially on the 727s.



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User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

I've seen the livery on a lot of 757s and RJs at JFK. I think it's better than the Wavy Gravy, which I never understood, the tail was weird. But I still think it's a little bland. My favorite livery revamps of recent years are those of UA and NW. UA's livery looks spectacular on their 777s and 747s.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3479 times:



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 17):
Their three liveries overlapped.

Has the original (pre 1997) scheme been phased out yet, or are there still a few aircraft flying aound with the old livery?


User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3474 times:



Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):
Has the original (pre 1997) scheme been phased out yet, or are there still a few aircraft flying aound with the old livery?

I would lay lots of cash on 'no'. I wish DL would paint a plane in each of its previous liveries (acquisitions too) just as USAirways has.  hyper 



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I don't really like it. It looks so "stiff".


Then again, never did like DL



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