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Northwest Airlines; Why Did They Have To Do This?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10636 times:


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Sorry if this has been disgusted before.

Why did the greatest airline in the U.S. have to degrade themselves like this?
The other colors were so classy and dignified. This almost looks as bad as Contenintal.
What was the thought process and logic for this carnage?
How will this increase sales for Northwest Airlines?
They just repainted them 10 years ago.
And to top it off, they put NWA in bold letters on the side.
That's the name of an old rap group. Yea we all know it's there initials but this is so generic.

[Edited 2003-10-30 02:29:32]


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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10552 times:

Northwest has been around a long time before rap.

And Continental, in my opinion, has one of the most professional color scheme in the industry.



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User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10492 times:

Sorry if this has been discusted before.
It sure is discusting to see such poor English - the result of too much rap and not enough read...  Wink/being sarcastic

I think the new NWA color scheme is quite attractive. Too bad a "rap" group had to defame a perfectly good airline by naming itself after them...

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10483 times:

Continental's scheme is great.

I can't say I'm a fan of the new 'nwa.' I simply don't like the ".com" or abbreviations in titles; it makes them look like LCCs. British Midland, Northwest, et al should go back to tradition, IMO.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10479 times:

I know Northwest has been around before rap. The abbreviations are rather silly after being in business for so many years.
Everyone knows tham as Northwest Airlines, not NWA.

The CO colors are just plain boring.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10458 times:

LastBaron:
I don't listen to rap music at all.



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User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10430 times:

Sorry. Maybe you should make more use of the SpellCheck feature then before posting...

User currently offlineCRJmx From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10425 times:

The other colors look old and dirty. I agree with Cessna172RG, Continental's scheme is classy. I think the new look is sharp, it is 2003, not 1990. Who cares if its the name of a rap group(from the 80's), this is an airline who has been known as NWA for years. NWA is obviously re-branding themselves. Plus, when it comes time to repaint the planes, this scheme is a cost savings of 20% over the old scheme. Looks like good business to me.



When it hits your lips, it's so good!!
User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10427 times:

LastBaron,

I dont think N.W.A (N. With Attitude) named themselves after the airline.



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10392 times:



It's a conspiracy. All the airlines are trying to get urban people in their jets!!
How could they do this?  Confused


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10371 times:

Unattendedbag:
Are you related to Airsicknessbag?
He is a cool user.  Smokin cool

I still love Northwest Airlines. I just don't like the cheap Avis rental car look.
White fuselage and painted tail is boring.  Sleepy



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

Thanks. Since I don't like or approve of or listen to rap, I had no idea... from the first post and that weird CD cover, I thought it might have been - recently I saw some lyrics by some rap group on this forum about Continental buying planes and selling them afterwards to NWA... the lyrics were, naturally, as most rap lyrics are, absolutely foul and full of expletives. I thought that is what was being referred to here, too... I learn more about this disease (rap) every day...



[Edited 2003-10-30 03:00:32]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 10328 times:

LastBaron:
I hear you man. I am only 30 and I feel like an old man when I hear 'that devils music' these youngins' are listening to today.  Pissed

I am a cheatlines kind of guy.

At least American Airlines has a dignified scheme.
Still no one beats Olympic Airways livery.
Truley a world class scheme.


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[Edited 2003-10-30 02:42:59]


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User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10234 times:

If you are around 30, then N.W.A. (N-word With Attitude) was around while you were in high school. I admit when I think of the rap group, I inadverdantly think of the airline. But the rap group is no longer. I think their lead rapper died in the mid 90's.

I wonder if NWA flies to Compton? I just hope they don't put Eazy-E's mugshot on the inside of a winglet or on the fuselage!



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10186 times:

N.W.A. has that one song "F the POleece."  Acting devilish Not the best image, but I seriously doubt the majority of the flying population will make the correlation.

I'm not a big fan on the new scheme either, although I've taken a liking to it on the 747400.

Tim


User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10186 times:

Hmmmm foul and full of expletives.. Ever have dealings with NWs customer service department? After a few encounters with them and their gate agents you would be foul and full of expletives too. If they fly into the wrong airports with that new paint scheme they may take small arms fire from certain parts of town. (that's a joke)

User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10182 times:

I personally think the NWA Paint Scheme is very attractive and hits the younger class of flyers.

As far as American Airlines, Time for a make over, even if its just the tail/logo, lets get with the times

Continental needs to take those billboards down, there awful, it would make me NOT want to fly them!

GSPITL



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10157 times:
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no one may like our color scheme on our jets, but they always look clean. COmpare them to AA's, DL's 732/M80, NW's DC-9's our planes look amazing.
This is all part of having a good product. Compare the inside of the planes b/t airlines and CO's will always rank up at the top.



okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10148 times:

Hmmmm foul and full of expletives.. Ever have dealings with NWs customer service department? After a few encounters with them and their gate agents you would be foul and full of expletives too.

Sounds like the old Pan Am's ground staff used to, too...

User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10139 times:

Calmsp,

I agree with you, NW planes are ALWAYS clean and sharp looking inside and out unlike AA, DL and CO

GSPITL



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10103 times:
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what, are you joking or serious?


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10063 times:

Personally, I like 'nwa's new color scheme on most all of its aircraft, except for the A-330. Somehow, I can't help but think that it would look so much better in the old c/s. Also, can anyone explain why the red doesn't extend all the way down the tail?

User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10050 times:

Calmsp

Im joking partly but NWA has cleaner planes than DL, & CO. Insides I have never been on a Dirty DL plane and have on NW CO and AA.

GSPITL



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 10001 times:

GSPITNL:
I personally think the NWA Paint Scheme is very attractive and hits the younger class of flyers.


I disagree.
Low prices and good service is what passengers want regardless of age.
I am almost insulted when companies come up with stupid ad campaigns to target my age demographic. Younger people like class and tradition too.


Northwest Airlines is going the KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken route.  Pissed



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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 9962 times:

Superfly,
KFC changed because they had that awful dirty F word (fried). What in Northwest Airlines is so hateful and bad for marketing they had to switch to NWA?


25 GSPITNL : SUPERFLY: Face the facts, Company's like NW advertise to reach out to certain markets, look at CO's billboard (which I personally think is disgusting!
26 Post contains images Superfly : GSPITNL: The paint scheme is not all that bad and grows on you after a while Like a genital wart!
27 Phatfarmlines : It's a conspiracy. All the airlines are trying to get urban people in their jets!! How could they do this? Now I'm PISSED!!!!! I can tell you how all
28 Rikkus67 : How about a Canadian perspective? Repainting and re-branding cost a significant amount of money, and if not carefully researched, can lead to trouble.
29 FlyLAX : "It sure is discusting to see such poor English - the result of too much rap and not enough read..." Too much rap? I dont think that comment was neces
30 Meister808 : Hey... I am 18, and I think the new NWA scheme is pretty good looking. They aren't trying to sell to Superfly's generation, they are trying to sell to
31 Superfly : I thought that billboard was a Photoshop prank. I can't believe CO has gone forward with that. It's disgusting. What they are saying is that these 'ur
32 Cessna172RG : What did he die from? Drugs? Lynched by people with common sense? I do know that if I listen to their music, I'll die of boredom!
33 GSPITNL : Meister808 Thank You. I am 21 and think NWA scheme is pretty good looking also. Glad to see there are some younger people on the forum as well! GSPITL
34 Post contains images Superfly : Cessna172RG: A.I.D.S. Rikkus67: Did you know that Conrad Bain is also from Lethbridge, Alberta too?
35 SR 103 : I disagree. Low prices and good service is what passengers want regardless of age. I am almost insulted when companies come up with stupid ad campaign
36 Cancidas : continental has a great scheme. but northwest, well they really did screw this one up in my opinion.
37 FlyLAX : "I learn more about this disease (rap) every day..." That wasn't necessary either. You know I'm new to this forum and am increasingly getting the impr
38 GSPITNL : NW has a better paint scheme than CO ever will GSPITL
39 Post contains images Superfly : SR 103: Oh my, I must have struck a nerve there kid. Relax, it's just an internet message board. You are free to disagree with me. No need for persona
40 Post contains images Superfly : GSPITNL: NW has a better paint scheme than CO ever will True, very true. And a Pinto will always out do a Vega.
41 FlyABR : personally i think NW just decided on a new livery to try and fool folks into thinking they are actually flying on a new plane....when it could be a 3
42 GSPITNL : Superfly: Wake up and smell the coffee, Most people like the new livery, Its a good looking scheme and attracts to all age groups and delivers the sam
43 767Lover : I think the new look is sharp. I thought their old look was dull and lifeless. P.S. it escapes me why saying you don't like rap music (i.e. calling it
44 Post contains images Superfly : GSPITNL: I can smell the bitter coffee. I think I am dating myself with the Pinto analogy. I was talking about an awful automobile from the 1970s and
45 FlyLAX : "P.S. it escapes me why saying you don't like rap music (i.e. calling it a disease) is racist. If someone called country music a disease, I wouldn't s
46 767Lover : I never said its racist first of all. I said that im getting the impression that some people here are racist. Second of all when a person generalizes
47 Post contains images GSPITNL : Superfly: I know about the pinto and Vega. I was being sarcastic GSPITL
48 Post contains images StevenUhl777 : Thanks for the laughs...this post has been very entertaining! Hell, put Ice Cube's mugshot on the tail! What happened to "Northwest Orient"? I've neve
49 FlyLAX : "Who said that rap music "is causing the majority of problems with today's youth?" You are flame-baiting here." Nobody said that. Thats the general im
50 Post contains images Worldperks : Okay, now the NWA livery looks nice across the board -- on both CRJs and 330s. The only other livery that looks great across the whole fleet--narrowbo
51 GSPITNL : I think NW Orient went bankrupt not sure when though. GSPITL
52 Pilotpip : I'm 21, I don't like the new NWA scheme. I don't like their old one either. Personal opinion. That being said, what makes rap music so different in to
53 BillElliott9 : Northwest Airways = > Northwest Airlines => Northwest Orient => Northwest Airlines. Northwest Orient never went bankrupt. The "Orient" was dropped aft
54 Unattendedbag : Everyone please, NWA (Northwest Airlines) and N.W.A (the rap group) have nothing to do with each other. Neither was inspired by the other. If we want
55 767Lover : I always feel nostalgic about the old Northwest Orient...I remember as a kid in the 1970s hearing their radio ads where they played this "gong" "North
56 Nwa747-400 : Entertaining post to say the least! Just got back from a NWA trip thru DTW. There were several DC9s, 3 A330s, several A319/A320s, and 2 757-300s in th
57 Goose : Rikkus... Nice to see someone else knows what the original Canadian tail logo meant. As for the comment about the goose with no eye; well, it can hard
58 StevenUhl777 : GSPITNL: NW Orient was the "long" name of the curent Northwest Airlines. They shortened their name in the late 80's I think. Same basic paint scheme,
59 Rikkus67 : Hey Goose, The Asian markets were always a stronghold for CP / Canadi>n. There was too much else going on that sunk that once proud airline... I have
60 HlywdCatft : **N.W.A. has that one song "F the POleece." Not the best image, but I seriously doubt the majority of the flying population will make the correlation.
61 Post contains images HlywdCatft : here's another one...
62 Paddy : HAHAHAHA! So true. The first thing that popped up in my mind when I saw the new c/s was STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON! Sorry but all you squares who don't ge
63 Jmc1975 : Just to clarify, for those of you who are confused by what is sugar-coated by those folks obsessed with political correctness, the rap group N.W.A. st
64 Aviatortj : @phatfarmlines- Are you serious???? Where in the hell did you draw your conclusions from?? Let's take this one at a time: I can tell you how all of th
65 KROC : Topic has been discussed several times, and the nature of the subject probaly should have had this in a different forum anyway. Goodnight now.
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