777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6982 posts, RR: 4 Posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
It already had the delta triangle, all that was needed was to replace NWA/Northwest Airlines with Delta Airlines with exact same layout as NWA title, probably using same font, only difference the letters would be raised and not lower case. Would have made a much smarter livery then the already done style that DL is wearing, its nice but still.
Even in the non-billboard form it looks good as seen here, if they wanted tail could be blue with red triangle.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4264 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
The merger came not that long after the new DL livery was announced. It was pretty obvious from the get go that a merger with NW was in the plans from the get go with the red widget and similar styling to nw.
I was not a big fan of the "silver bullet" livery though. The "nwa" looked cheap.
TWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
Maybe not in the livery, but NW is alive and well if you look close enough. Anyone notice that most of the planes in the DL ads are NW 747s or Airbuses? The fleet strategy is from NW, using older aircraft because they are paid, or close to being paid off. Even the luggage tags are identical, albeit they say DELTA! I'm sure there maybe some NW signage and traces if you look hard enough.
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3750 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
If you look closely, look at the direction the widget faces.
I'm a firm believer that the livery, even if introduced before the merger was announced, already took into consideration that DL and NW would merge eventually. Too much of a coincidence having a widget turned 135 degrees on the starboard side and 45 on the port side (just like where the NW compass points to).
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