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Air France Cleaning Their Planes?  
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11044 times:


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Not a fleck of dirt on her!

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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11016 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Thread starter):
Not a fleck of dirt on her!

I think the "fiery abyss" has just frozen over!



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10982 times:

Well this should turn out to be a pretty effective self-plug...

-Q



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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10934 times:

I guess the Atlanta-CDG is the only run that is allowed to fly with clean aircraft. Because I have never been in a dirty one. The French may have their egregious faults, but in my humble opinion, Air France is not one of them.


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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10860 times:

Maybe the plane is brand new.  Smile

User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10829 times:

AF has been paying attention to what we say about their planes on a.net

-Ryan



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User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10723 times:

I think Iberia is cleaning theirs too! Sure it's epidemic...

Oze



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10708 times:

Take a look at F-GSPD, used to be the dirtiest Air France plane in the fleet and now she's spotless and sporting the seahorses on her engines and KLM-Air France logo on her stern.


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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10515 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
Take a look at F-GSPD, used to be the dirtiest Air France plane in the fleet and now she's spotless and sporting the seahorses on her engines and KLM-Air France logo on her stern.

told ya...AF knows what's up, they've heard the rumors.



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10381 times:

The wonders of what can be done in the PhotoShop! AF cleaning their aircraft is less likely than you winning the lottery jackpot this weekend!

 stirthepot 



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User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10358 times:

I remember I once saw a brown AF A300

User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5015 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10260 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
Take a look at F-GSPD, used to be the dirtiest Air France plane in the fleet and now she's spotless and sporting the seahorses on her engines and KLM-Air France logo on her stern.

That's called a repaint, not a cleaning  Wink


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1914 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9979 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
Take a look at F-GSPD, used to be the dirtiest Air France plane in the fleet and now she's spotless and sporting the seahorses on her engines and KLM-Air France logo on her stern.

I you want the new stickers to...uh, stick, you better clean the surface first.


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9623 times:

Maybe it was raining when the pic was taken..LOL

User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4875 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9570 times:
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Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
Take a look at F-GSPD, used to be the dirtiest Air France plane in the fleet

'Cause the dirt and grime have moved on to F-GSPE and F-GSPF, two of the filthiest 777s I saw at CDG last week....


User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9283 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 4):
Maybe the plane is brand new.

Yep lol, must be  Smile

Tom



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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8748 times:
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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8616 times:

Rain... In Dallas?

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User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7247 times:

mmmm...if Air France wants to reduce cost by not cleaning their planes again sometime, they should make a new livery in brown colour....:p

User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7105 times:

Quoting Airbus340 (Reply 18):
mmmm...if Air France wants to reduce cost by not cleaning their planes again sometime, they should make a new livery in brown colour....:p

Hmmm. I was just thinking the same, maybe a light brown to medium gray.....


User currently offlineBlast From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6572 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
and sporting the seahorses on her engines and KLM-Air France logo on her stern.

Obviously that particular part of the fuselage had to be cleaned, or the sticker with the logo would not hold.

Or perhaps a D-check equals a good washing of the plane, maybe vacuuming the interior too..


User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

Quoting Blast (Reply 20):
Or perhaps a D-check equals a good washing of the plane, maybe vacuuming the interior too..

While the outside of AF planes is in fact sometimes dirty (an airliners.net obsession), this is not the case of the inside, in my experience.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5550 times:

Musta been a "D" check.....


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5255 times:
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Quoting Bohica (Reply 4):
Maybe the plane is brand new.

Beat me to it.

I saw some really clean 777 in JFK last month but when I looked closer I saw the dark blue on the engine cone and realized these are new planes.



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User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5144 times:

AF Cargo bird, probably transporting the good stuff! The French can't send their Beaujolais Nouveau in a dirty 744  Smile

 Smile



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25 DLKAPA : Why would they send their wine from Dallas?
26 Spruit : They wouldn't, but maybe it was leaving after delivering some!
27 Post contains links Lufthansi : Oh I have some pics of those clean Air France Jets: http://myaviation.net/?pid=00731626 http://myaviation.net/?pid=00731625 http://myaviation.net/?pid
28 Post contains links Barney Captain : http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00731626 I swear we taxied by this very bird in LAX on Wednesday. We were both shocked at how a relat
29 Paul777 : Could someone out here tell me the cost of cleaning the exterior of an aircraft? How is Air France doing in terms of profitability, with their "dirty
30 SonicAirlines : In regards to cleaning, how long on average would it take to clean a widebody aircraft ? Maybe it's a case of AF not wanting their birds out of rotati
31 CRGsFuture : I'd be willing to bet 5$ that once CDG is cleaned up so too will the AF birds be.
32 Ordryan28 : lol...those were awful, wish they didn't look so bad...gives AF a bad wrap
33 Lufthansi : Allright. But I bet that CDG never never never will be cleaned up. Yesterday I had a big bolt (screw) in one of the aircraft tires. And guess what? T
34 Post contains images Sebolino : Why?... Just tell me why! Why does a plane have to look like a french car? It's because if it looked like a BMW, there would be always cops inside th
35 Lufthansi : Ah. I see. Makes sense! LOL
36 Simes : Do any other airlines have a similar set up that QF have at SYD, they clean the birds off in what can best be described as a large car port (a covered
37 San747 : Stranger things have happened... It snows there once or twice a year...
38 DALelite : weired topic. DALelite
39 A340600 : AF are often clean now, it's IB I worry about...
40 Tango29 : I think IB and AF should really change their schemes because they have looked crap and dated for years now.
41 Post contains images PPVRA : He he I thought that too! It increases friction with the air = slightly higher fuel burn. No danger for the aircraft as far as I can tell. It is prob
42 Blast : This is probably what it is all about: Nasty Euro-white liveries and paintschemes that allow the tiniest speck of dirt to stand out and scream at you
43 Lufthansi : LH cleans their babies once a week...
44 Post contains links and images Capital146 : I was at LBA on Thursday and saw G-MIDX of Bmi, looking extremely grubby. From the caption on one of the photo's below, it seems I'm not the only one
45 Tango29 : Damn good question but LH falls into the crap/dated scheme, i think it has a lot to do with tail colours as a good colorful tail design can take the
46 MCIGuy : I'm curious. Does anyone think that the dirty planes scares any laypersons away frm AF, thinking (incorrectly) that they don't maintain their planes?
47 DALelite : AF are cleaning their AC . so once again, weired topic... DALelite
48 Post contains links and images RichPhitzwell : The true reason lies here Man Gets Arrested On UA Flight (by Fl370 Jul 28 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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