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Delta's New New C/s MD-88  
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Hey everyone,
What do you all think of the new new colors on Delta's MD-88? I think this plane looks very nice in these colors.


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User currently offlineRick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

I think the previous new colors looked good and this new one is just as nice.

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Although not as nice as the previous one, I'm getting used to it. It looks pretty okay. I'd still like to see the cheatline on the previous paint together with this one...

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I just saw it, and the first thing I thought was it looks like crap. Maybe it's cause I just woke up, who knows. But I think it's ugly.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

I think it looks good, much better than that ugly interim piece of sh$t that they had. I think the original is still classy, but the new one'd be all right if they added some kind of cheatline, preferably dark blue. I like the tail.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

As someone who generally doesn't like Delta or their livery problems, I
actually find this pretty attractive, clean and crisp. The tail looks great.
I just hope they manage to keep that all white fuselage clean.

I like the Varig, PIA, Northwest, Biman Bangladesh in the background.
Very eclectic mix of airlines there!

Chalk one up for Delta Air Lines!!

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineSea_Tac2000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

I still think it's bad. It's just sooooooooooooo plain and boreing...no imagination at all. White must be on sale, again and again and again. I guess cheap is what they were going for and cheap it is.

Sorry...I just don't like it.  


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

I used to think it looked like crap but the more i look at it, the more i like it, I still think the "old new" scheme is one of the best i have ever seen-on any airplane, i say go back to the old new scheme.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Saw the real thing at ORD along with the new 757 and they look OK.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineAC_767 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 32 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Hey DeltAirlines, I sent you an e-mail. Did you receive it???

User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

I liked the old old Delta Livery. Those were the greatest. The old new ones aren't much of a change from the old old ones, so i never really liked them.

The new ones look much better. I can't wait to see them here in Montreal!!!


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I don't think the new graphics on the tail are conducive to the MD-series tail structure (i.e. the stabilizer wing). I think the new design looks better on the 777's, 767's, etc., because the idea of the new design was to evoke a sense of "flow" and "fluidity" and warm touchy-feely "we're a friendly, responsive airline" kind of feelings. The stabilizer wing visually prevents that on this aircraft.

I still think they should've put the redesigned widget on the tail. It would immediately visually identify the plane as Delta's, and create a stronger brand tie in with the tri-colored Aeroflot motif on the tail and Delta's identity.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

The tail looks great. Looking at it more closely, it resembles a stylised widget. However, Delta ought to paint the rest of their planes' fuselages. It looks like they forgot to finish the job.

User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Its nice but a cheatline would top it off. One concern that has already been mentioned is the white fusealge, it gets dingy looking really fast. Take a look at Alaska Airlines 737-200s/400s, they are beige from the middle of the wing back, because of thrust reversing I suppose, they look terrible! And on MD-80s the APU outlet always leaves a big black streak, I know its not a big deal but to some joe-idiot, it looks like there has been a fire!

So, I guess the MD-88s will be around at least till another heavy-check eh? They should have at least one Tri-Star in the new scheme, like they do on the website!


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Personally I liked the old new scheme better, but it was hard to improve on the classic widget scheme first introduced in 1960 on the DC-8s. but the new new scheme looked "OK" on the 777 and 757 that they painted them on, mostly b/c the larger aircraft better show it off. But it just does not look right on the MD-88... especially with that large bare expanse of white. Why can't they be creative and use color???


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

I am completely mystified by DL's latest livery. It's perfectly nice and functional, but they had already got themselves one of those (the "old new" one) which everyone liked AND it looked a little different to everyone else (ie, it had a cheatline). The classic livery (post 1960) was desperately in need of updating but having done it once I don't see the point of spending MILLIONS (literally) to do it again. And this latest scheme may be pleasant but it's soooo conventional! White body, pastel colours on the tail which say NOTHING about the airline or even which airline it is.

I don't mind the latest livery at all, but I'm very confused by the need for it. Deltaflot need to improve many aspects of their service and the money should have been spent on catering, buying new planes, or improved profits. This is so wasteful.



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User currently offlineSeasonedflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Cedarjet...sorry, but Delta isn't spending 'millions' on a new paint scheme. That's the beauty of painting airplanes, you can change your mind at any time and the only additional cost is to pay the designer for a new scheme.

Delta has three (I think) paint lines going all the time at Hartsfield. With over 600 airplanes, DAL finishes painting its whole fleet about the time it has to start repainting them. Delta is not opening any new paint lines nor sending aircraft out to a contractor to be repainted. They just started using a different scheme on the planes already due to be painted.

So there are many reasons to like or not like the new livery, but it didn't cost Delta any more money than they were already spending on paint.


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Another cheap, bare-nacked, paint scheme with a lost identity!

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

I personally dislike Delta's new livery. I prefer the one immediately prior to this one...the navy blue tail with just a tiny red stripe on the edge. However, the new rounded triangle design is by far better than the original.


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User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

There is another cost to a new scheme other than just paying the designers. The paint isn't merely applied -- a template for each aircraft needs to be created taking into account the planes dimensions, where exactly the titles are to be placed, etc. This ensures the paint gets put on correctly and in a uniform fashion. I don't know what it costs to make these templates, but it's got to cost something.

Also, paint costs money. If colors change, then an airline has to buy new paint as well (although not in Delta's case as they kept the colors).


User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I like Delta's new livery. I just saw the MD-88 in Atlanta, and I think that it looks great.

User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1683 times:

Honestly...I don't see what's to like about the scheme other than its sheer starkness. I liked the "delta" Delta livery the best, followed by the last generation livery.

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

as a true delta fan i have to admit that i don't like
their new livery at all.
the new old painting i didn't agree with also, but
i've got used to it.
my question is why delta doesn't show their logo
or at least their letters on the tail?



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I suppose the more I see the new livery the more I think that these folks who designed it are trying to secretly make all airlines look exactly the same. They should have paid me to come up with a new scheme- at least mine would still have been recognized as Delta. Its the only US airline that has a name that actually means something and the widget is soooooo recognizeable- why reduce it down so much? United did the same thing with their puzzeling latest scheme which took the stylized U and shrunk it down to a fraction of its former self.

I loved the old livery and the new-old one was a beauty, a true update of the classic DELTA scheme. This new one is just like every other European carrier. Anybody see a Japan Air System plane? I saw a 777-200 in Everett with the JAS livery- wow, what a looker that is!

Bring back the cheatline!!!


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1650 times:

Ugly colors on an ugly plane.

They look a bi t better on a 777 but that's because the 777 tail is large enough to evoke that sense of flow.



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