Venuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Why does DL have so many paint schemes flying? It seems like before they released their most recent scheme they wouldn't still have the old old "pencil" scheme with the black noses flying. Are they ever planning on standarizing the fleet?
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2196 times:
Isn't that kind of the case too with their affiliates too ASA and Comair? When I flew into ATL I saw all three schemes on ASA's CRJs, ATRs and Brasilias. Of course the old colors for the Brasilia were still the bare metal with the red and yellow.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
It's quite simple really... DL isnt going to pull a perfectly viable plane out of service just to paint it; they're doing them as they come in for maintenance or will be out of the system for any reason/period of time.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
One time I flew three DL MD88s in one day. The first leg was in the old-old scheme, the second was in the old-new scheme and the third in the (you guessed it) new-new scheme. I think it's funny and strangely endearing - whenever I fly Delta, I always try to guess which livery my plane will be in before I see it.
Wow, I really do need a life
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
Actually we have stopped painting everything right now due to the costs. The only thing that saved the paint line in ATL was the need to pant Song and some contracts like Hooter's. We were running three paint lines; one in ATL for 757/737 and two that were contract at PAE for 767 and MD88/90. Contrary to many people's opinion the paint visit has nothing to do with the overhaul visit. Some airlines do work this way but not at DL.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1318 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
How many Delta aircraft are still painted in the old livery? I'm guessing no more than 15 or 16?
I think the old scheme still looks by far the best of the lot, too bad they decided to change (imho). The 727 (no more in the fleet, I think?) & the MD-11 look fabulous in the old design, as would the 777.