Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
Quoting Gearup380 (Reply 2): BTW, are there still any a/c wearing the old colors?
Well, ship 102, the Spirit of Delta, was recently repainted in it's original livery(widget scheme with special Spirit of Delta titles and markings). This was however after it's retirement from passenger service and prior to it's farewell tour of the domestic system.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
There are still aircraft around though with the "new old colours (1997-2000)" if you search Delta Airlines pictures, but I guess about 80% is repainted now.
Delta was not the only one.
BA introduced the world tails but by the time they scrapped the idea 3 years later there were still aircraft in the Landor scheme.
Some US Airways Express commuters like Beech 1900s are still flying in the pre 1997 colors when US Airways got there newest scheme last year.
Aeroflot had about 4 different schemes, one for the A-310s, one on the Boeings and one (with variations) on the Soviet types. Only the newest scheme, the nice silver one, is adopted fleetwide and seen on Il-96s, Tu-134s and 154s, A-320s and 767s.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
Quoting FlyHigh77 (Thread starter): They were, at one point, one of the only companies with three schemes in the air at once...
Actually 4, if you include Song . And as has been said, the changes were made to satisfy the egos of the CEOs, and that even goes for Grinstein.
Ron Allen started the 1997 livery which still was pretty much DL, particularly thanks to the familiar cheatline.
Leo Mullin went with the Eurowhite Deltaflot/Wavy Gravy with the modified widget.
And yes, even Grinstein had a livery change, namely bringing back the original, angled Widget. Not as obvious to John Doe and not as costly as RA's and LM's changes, but still a change .
OT: I still hope that once DL emerges from CH11, they will do so with another new livery, and bring the good old Widget scheme back.