BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4350 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
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3330 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
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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Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4267 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.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
Flight209 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4237 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 ...)
NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4152 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.