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Why Does Spirit Have So Many Unpainted Aircraft?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6432 posts, RR: 17
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

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Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 874 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

Painting Aircraft Is Expensive... That would be my guess



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User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4838 times:

Spirit has agreements with other carriers and groups that keep some of it's aircraft in simple liveries (Happaq Llyod and US Marshalls Service). The biggest factor however is down time. Spirit runs a high utilization schedule that makes taking a plane out of service difficult.

The DC-9s in the hybrid old scheme were removed from service and then as loads and yields improved brought back in to take advantage of the season. Spirit did not have time nor the desire to paint them again as they are a short term solution.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Besides, those aircraft look painted to me. All white, but still painted.

Why bother painting a livery when you can be recognized for such a simple, straighforward approach to reducing costs (and therefore the cost of the pax's travel!).

Not really a big fan of Spirit, but not really seeing a problem here.



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User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

I think they are plain out of kindness to whomever purchases them after they go under. United should have done this.... *HIDES*

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7588 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

Spirit it not going bankrupt, they are not going to go under, don't make such an ignorant comment.

Many aircraft are in different liveries due to their various means of acquistion. They are all used MD-80's that in many cases placed into service rather quickly with no time to be painted. They are slowing proceeding to paint their aircraft into their new livery.


User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

LOL if you took that comment seriously, you have some issues buddy. Note the *hides* and how often would anyone not mark their stuff out of kindness to whoever owned it next? Get over yourself.

User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

Come to think of it that could be yet another reason for AA having the bare metal look...

BL


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7588 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

I'm sorry, but I've seen more than enough stupid and rediculous comments on here before, after a while it becomes tough to tell what people really mean, let alone sacarsm.

User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

I'll give you that one, there are a lot of comments made with little or nothing to back them up. I think I've seen every airline in the world going bankrupt at some point on this board. I've seen the one I work for mentioned several times...for really no apparent reason that I can find. Just for future use, in my post I try to make it obvious when I'm joking...adding smilies or something similar.
There was another topic recently about planes in bad need of paint jobs...hmmm  Smile heheh



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