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Northwest 747 In New C/s  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Sorry if this has been discussed before but I tried searching for it, but, the new NW c/s looks pretty good on the 747-200.

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User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I still do not understand that "chopped" red tail. It doesn't give the plane something extra, it just ruins. Pitty!

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
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Looks okay till you see it from the other side, what's with the north east pointing compass? You'd think the designers they paid a fortune to design it would have thought of something this simple.


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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3070 times:

ANDZ-this has been talked about over and over again in here, try to search for it...it has to do with how NWA flies to all points of the compass (world)...plus it has to look uniform with the other side...but try to find out more about it by searching for it....and as far as the "chopped" red tail, it has to do with the compass and its it the same on all aircraft..(the arc of the circle)

User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

woah, so like one side of the plane is Northeast Airlines and the other is Northwest

User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

" still do not understand that "chopped" red tail. It doesn't give the plane something extra, it just ruins. Pitty!"


I think what is being asked/stated here is: The tail, instead of being completely red, the bottom portion (near the fuselage) is left grey/silver. Why didn't they just paint the entire tail red ... this has nothing to do with the logo on the tail.



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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Why bother to paint this old rust bucket in new colours? That bird is older than about 70% of the A.net regulars. Same goes for the ancient D10s. I know these a/c are paid for (years ago), but they really should get rid of them.


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1396 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Why bother to paint this old rust bucket in new colours? That bird is older than about 70% of the A.net regulars. Same goes for the ancient D10s. I know these a/c are paid for (years ago), but they really should get rid of them.

Not so ironically, roughly 70% of A.net (including many of the younger members) probably views your statement as a rational one. For the remaining 30%, who recognize that airlines are in business to make money and not to simply have the newest fleet (a corelation that is loose at best), NW's decision to paint their comparatively older but notably paid-for, revenue-earning airplanes with a less expensive livery is a remarkably sound decision.

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User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

With Northwest new c/s, NWA is featured promenetly, as well as on their website.
Do they want us to start calling them NWA?

Just a question  Smile



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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

The compass pointing NorthEast is wierd.... I don't usually care much about liveries etc., but it would seem really silly to have this pointing NothEast!

I find it highly amuzing...


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6774 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Not so ironically, roughly 70% of A.net (including many of the younger members) probably views your statement as a rational one. For the remaining 30%, who recognize that airlines are in business to make money and not to simply have the newest fleet (a corelation that is loose at best), NW's decision to paint their comparatively older but notably paid-for, revenue-earning airplanes with a less expensive livery is a remarkably sound decision.

-Mike


Mike- You're giving Stretch a big benefit of the doubt there with 70%. Probably the vast majority of folks here would agree that even NW's oldest 744 is only 1989 vintage (and newest a year old)....is comapritively youthful in terms of widebodies, especially.

And given the massive list price per copy, they had better be flying them for years to come.

Stretch- you do your credibility an injustice by saying something that ignorant, IMO.


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

The compass pointing NorthEast is wierd.... I don't usually care much about liveries etc., but it would seem really silly to have this pointing NothEast!

I find it highly amuzing...



I find your grammar and spelling highly amusing, too, but that's not the point. The compass is on the northeast side of the logo, but it still 'points' northwest. Agreed with the others... this has been discussed far too many times.


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User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Yup, it points northwest! Great optical illusion. Just Like the old logo with the N and the compass/and the w with a slash through it!  Smile


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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

KK---it does have to do with the logo on the tail as far as the paint not going down...it has the same "arc" on every A/C...

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

STREATCH,

A few years ago I would have agreed with you, however TODAY I am SO GREATFUL we have the 747's and DC10's still! We are NO where near bankruptucy like ones that have replaced aircraft. Our obligations to both empployees and SHAREHOLDERS are and were the priorty..so having them keeps that!



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