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Delta's New Livery (Ugh!)  
User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 2421 times:

"If it ain't broke, why fix it"? That old familar quote could well be applied to Delta Air Lines ridiculous choice in a new livery design and fading out the famous older colors.

I hope Johan starts a new poll as to whether or not we like Delta Air Lines new livery, I for one would vote no. I think first of all there was no need to change the nice traditional old colors to the "temporary ones" if you would like to call that to the one just displayed last Wednesday.

At least it is nice to see some of the older 727's, 757's, and L-1011's with the old original colors.

This livery change was worse than US Air changing not only their colors but there name as well!! I'm sure there will be some disagreement with me but at least I for one wanted to issue my displeasure with Delta's decision.

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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I don't like it, they should leave the current livery alone, the new livery lacks the Delta logo on the tail, and on the side, the Airlines part is now gone which leaves only the name Delta with an all white fuselage.

User currently offlineBoeing777 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

I think the plane looks almost naked! They shouldn't have changed it.

Andy


User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

I could be alot worse. they could have done what United and US Airways did and paint the whole plane dark UGLY colors. that would make me mad. but I like hte new livery.

User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Cheatline... gone. Tail.... well, basically gone... Delta's nice color scheme... reduced to a white whale with some strange tail. And what's with the engine cowls? NO DELTA! Don't go through with it!


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User currently offline777flyer From Germany, joined Apr 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

I thinks it's great and we need a little spice in our lives here at delta. i am going to Atlanta for 4 days to train for it ,and would love to be on our 777's with that paint scheme.

We love to fly and it shows.


User currently offlineEtops767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

I like the new livery,once you get over the fact that it is different.That may be what DL wanted.look at most liveries of US carriers,thier logo or name is blended into a wash of dark colors or designs. On the new DL livery the logo(widget)and name is clear and very visable.
The tail is very unique,will most deffinetly stand out in a crowd.Got to give DL credit for trying something new!


User currently offlineUAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Get over it!!!!

I just left Hartsfield. Delta planes all over the place. The planes in the old color look like crap! They are faded and dirty which makes them look old worn and broken down.

I think the new colors are a HUGE improvement over that. I can't wait to take a ride on a plane painted in the new, and I think much improved, Color Scheme. Come on....It's a new progressive image for the company.


User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

For the UAL-Fan, if you got a problem with Delta's airplanes looking dirty, go tell them to spend some money and get them washed!

I think it would be cheaper than spending millions of dollars on a new design that makes US Airways new colors look decent!


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

A DL 777 is in Boston now, and I guess you have to see it in person, because I thought it was so-so, but now that I've seen it, I think it looks pretty good.

LH423



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User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

OK OK, maybe I'll take a quick peak at lunch time and see for myself but I don't think seeing it in person is going to change my mind!

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Looks to me like Delta is trying to cut costs by using as little paint on their aircraft as possible. Less paint means less weight as well, doesn't it? So in the long run, the new livery will increase fuel economy and save the airline a bit of cash.

As for the look...could it be more boring? Two thumbs down. Aeroflot shows more imagination.


User currently offlineBizJet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Not quite.

You can use that argument for bare metal planes, but the plane is painted WHITE. There is just as much paint as if it was painted in a different color.

BizJet


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

I guess I should have made it more obvious that I was joking about the paint saving weight.   Obviously, Delta IS painting their aircraft...however, the livery looks decidedly unfinished.

User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

All white schemes (particularly in the belly of the fuselage area) seems to be the growing trend these days. Look at carriers like Lufthansa, Virgin, and others who have gotten rid of that paint line (normally covering the windows) and made it a solid white throughout.

The airlines probably took their cue from the US space agency NASA. NASA found out that not painting the external fuel tank of the Space Shuttle not only saved money but also lessened the weight of the entire craft. Which is why only a few of the first couple of launches back in the early 1980's showed a white fuel tank. Now it is a rust color.


User currently offlineUnited777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

I agree. The new Delta scheme is one of the ugliest paint schemes in the skies. They should have kept the original scheme that they had for some 20 years. The planners of Delta's aircraft schemes need to:
GET A CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

That really made me feel better! Jeez. You don't have to be an idiot! We can say what we want. You don't have to put us down because of our opinions. Lighten up!


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User currently offlineNWA104 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Delta's new scheme is truly awful. The old old one was classy and elegant. Delta must have money to burn painting airplanes!  

User currently offlineUnited777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Right On N766UA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineFast757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Well, first of all I think they didn't need a new livery. The current one was acceptable if slightly boring. Second, do these companies think that changing liveries will bring more business, REALLY!?! Third, Delta still has not even caught up with last livery change, I still see the livery from the 80's. Three liveries makes for such a mis-matched fleet. BY THE WAY I'M A MAJOR DELTA FAN!!!

User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Hey Fast, you hit the nail right on the head! Despite my intense dislike for the new Delta livery I am still a fan of Delta although as I alluded to another post, their service has slipped a bit over the years.

As Fast mentioned, changing an airliners livery isn't necessarily going to increase business (look at US Airways).

What matters is service, being on time, and safety. Delta (for the most part) has been able to do this although the service has to improve. Just changing the livery isn't going to change service, except maybe the wallets of the those that paint the airplanes!!!


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Awful - just awful the previous (the one introduced a couple of years ago) was superb!

User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I personally would prefer the current scheme, it looks a lot nicer than the old one, and the new scheme is to plain. The missing logo on the tail makes the plane look terrible. The current scheme is cool, leave it be Delta!!

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