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Chances On Northwest`s New Colors  
User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Im am flying the MKE-PHX non-stop route on NWA at the end of February and I want to know what are the chances of getting on a A320 in the new colors.








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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

They have about 76 A320's. Who knows how many A320s will be painted by then, 15-20?

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

They're taking delivery of two more by the end of the year, so they'll have 78... the interiors of all A320 are identical anyway (well, the older ones have IFE systems)...

[Edited 2003-11-02 04:46:33]

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Why does it matter?


Seriously, if I was concerned about what paint scheme was on the plane I was going on, I'd be more concerned with getting the "old" one first. After all, it's on it's way out. And once it's gone, it's gone. You'll NEVER have a chance to take it. And who knows, maybe someday, you'll regret not taking that ride when you had the chance. The new one is just now coming out, and will be around for many, many years to come.




User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

My understanding is that approximately 70 aircraft will have been painted, or delivered, in the new livery by year's end. But I haven't seen a breakdown of the number of planes of each type that will be in the new colors.

If you don't fly on a newly painted Airbus, there's a good chance you'll at least see one (or more) at MKE and/or PHX.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

I was in Minneaplis last month doing the photography thing. There are very few A320's in the new colors. N305US is in the new colors because of the accident it had at LAS. One of the aircraft between N310US and N319US is in the new colors also. The new A320 deliveries are in new colors of course, but when I was at MSP I'd say that less than 10% of the A320 fleet was in the new colors.

If I were a betting man I'd say you are probably going to get old colors.

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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Id say not so good but better than now because there are relativley few A-320s painted in their nc compared to their total #, but you have time for a few to be painted by the Feb.


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User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2774 times:
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The following A320s are in new colors:
N305US
N309US
N312US
N316US
N323US
N324US
N327NW
N328NW
N330NW
N332NW
N347NW
N377NW (New Delivery)
N378NW (New Delivery)

Note that this may be an incomplete list, and I don't think the new deliveries have actually been delivered yet. But they'll definately be there by February, so as of now (including the 2 new planes) this is at least 13/78 A320s in new colors, or roughly 17% of the fleet.

[Edited 2003-11-02 09:10:25]

User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Actually there are small differences in the cabin on the airbus fleet. The seats all have the same fabric. Some aircraft have slimline seats and others traditional fatter seats. The same with the 757's. There area few A320's that have lifevests under the seats and a few that have a screen mounted on the FWD bulkhead in FC, these aircraft have the flip down screens throughout the entire aircraft every few rows. They haven't been opearational in over 7 years. I predict that some form of IFE will return to the 757 by next summer. NWA saved money by cancelling the contract with the company that manitains them and the video tapes. Incidentally all the circuit breakers are pulled and locked out so the system can't be used. Some aircraft still have the demo/inflight tapes on them. I did come across 1 757 in the last year that had working video, must have been used for a charter or something. To answer the orignal question, it depends on the luck of the draw. But I am sure you will see several aircraft with the new paint job. The indside of the aircraft is exactly the same.

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Since the DC-10's going to be around for a while-maybe we'll see a few in new colors ? The new colors are starting to grow on me, I must admit.


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User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

A few months ago on here, there was a hint of a DC-10 due up for colors about this time. I have been checking AMA on the flight tracker lately and have had no luck. I will make a special trip in to MSP to see a freshly painted DC-10!

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
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I have to say I finally saw the new paint scheme in person, saw a DC9 in both the old and new, side by side and the new looks so fresh and modern.


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2371 times:

No DC-10s out of AMA yet. Here's a list of what has been out of there in the past six months:
A320
B744
B752
DC93
DC94

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2349 times:

Well..if you don't ride on one, you'll definitely see one. The numbers are ever increasing.


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