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Why Did DL Keep The Livery For Such A Short Time?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

OLD OLD Livery

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Ok as you can see , the old livery was around for such a short period of time! Usually once an airline choses to adopt a new livery they tend to keep it for minimum 10 years! However Delta's old livery was only around for a very short time !
For example this MD 90 went directly from the old old livery to the new one without passing through the intermediate one

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why did they bother to change it so quicly especially when they are in financial trouble. Sorry if this has ben discussed before but I couldn't find a thread in the archives

Regards BM


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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

An excuse to spend money they dont have?


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User currently offlineGoodmanr From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Quoting Iberia340600 (Reply 1):
An excuse to spend money they dont have?

Or the fact that, except the "old old" livery are all pretty lame.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

Wasn't the actual reason due to a change in CEO management... the new CEO wanted a new look for DL?

Personally, the '97 or interim livery, as some would called it, looked absolutely horrible on the mainline t-tails (MD-80/90s & 727).



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

The intermediate livery (jokingly referred to as The Spirit of Ron Allen) came not long before he departed.

When Leo Mullin took over DL and began to institute his administration's plan, they included the current Colors in Motion (or "DeltaFlot", as it's commonly called) livery change in 2000.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

Perhaps management thought that the old livery made the airline look "old" and wanted the airline to be seen as a modern up to date carrier ?

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12121 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4640 times:
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Delta's current scheme I have to say is my favorite, though I wish they did a billboard with Delta in the side of the plane, like PanAm use to do.


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User currently offlineOHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

DeltaFlot, that's a good one spin 

User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

As I understand it, Grinstein has said that DL is going back to the "widget" or as the original poster called it the "Old Old Livery".

The "New" livery has be often referred to as the "wavy gravy" livery.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

The "New" livery has be often referred to as the "wavy gravy" livery.

Please....no red and blue "GRAVY" on my chicken-fried steak....



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 8):
As I understand it, Grinstein has said that DL is going back to the "widget" or as the original poster called it the "Old Old Livery".

I believe that was in reference to the widget on the fuselage only; changing back from a curved (on the bottom) widget to an angled widget.

[Edited 2005-07-27 21:39:26]


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User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

I love the new livery and new uniforms (and new and better attitute of the F/As)
I used to hate delta and used to hate their livery too.
I have noticed a big change with the employees (for the better) and the new livery makes them look more lively, more modern. The AA and US liveries look so boring and dark and CO's livery looks now outdated (so 90's). Not that i don't like them, but adopting a new look, like the new NW, makes it more attractive and fresh.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 10):
I believe that was in reference to the widget on the fuselage only; changing back from a curved (on the bottom) widget to an angled widget.

Correct


User currently offlineGoodmanr From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 11):
The AA and US liveries look so boring and dark and CO's livery looks now outdated

I'd rather look a little outdated than just all out lame. I think the DL livery is just boring and not even remotely interesting, it doesn't even look clean, or smart, or sharp, or bold or really anything. I think the new NW (looks so good on DC-10s) and the new UA (just looks good) are the best around...



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Widget-
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Ron Allen-
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 10):
I believe that was in reference to the widget on the fuselage only; changing back from a curved (on the bottom) widget to an angled widget.

Funky Curved Widget and the Old School Widget-
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