Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4800 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.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4721 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.
Aroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 4705 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 heheh