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.
CRJmx From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10365 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.
LastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10307 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...
Unattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10174 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!
Startvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10126 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)
CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10097 times:
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.
Expressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10003 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?
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39707 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9941 times:
GSPITNL: I personally think the NWA Paint Scheme is very attractive and hits the younger class of flyers.
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.