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DL 747 (The News Media Strikes Again)!  
User currently offlineDeltadude From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15375 times:

Looks like Reuters needs update their stock photography!

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/44570.html

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User currently offlinePdxcof9 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15334 times:

HAHA DL had only 5 747-100's in the 70's. They got rid of the last on april 16th 1977.


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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1638 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15313 times:
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The news organizations do it all the time.

Just recently on the local TV news about some minor incident involving AA and they showed an AA 727 taking off, so that footage was at least 6 years old.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15272 times:

Now for the tough question... whose DC-8 is that?

User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15254 times:

Wow, but that DL 747 sure did look nice. It had a polished belly? Beautiful.


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15220 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 3):
Now for the tough question... whose DC-8 is that?

Pretty sure it's a JL Eight. Look at the picture below. Does it looks like familiar ?

Quoting Jammin (Reply 4):
Wow, but that DL 747 sure did look nice. It had a polished belly? Beautiful.


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15150 times:

Quoting Jammin (Reply 4):
Wow, but that DL 747 sure did look nice.

The DL's 747 was one of the nicest looking 747s out there at the time. Flew on them a few times on the night coach from SFO to ATL.


User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 870 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15049 times:

Maybe Reuters knows something we don't, a 7478i order for Delta once they exit bankruptcy???  Smile


Cha brro
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 14969 times:

Only 30 years out of date. DL sold the last of their 5 747-100s in April 1977.

Reminds me of a fairly recent CNN or BBC item on DL which featured stock video featuring DL L1011s and B727s all in the widget livery.


User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 14929 times:

Early 70's DL had 3 747's/day ORD-MIA and 1 to ATL.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 14891 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Reminds me of a fairly recent CNN or BBC item on DL which featured stock video featuring DL L1011s and B727s all in the widget livery.

Must have borrowed that stock footage from WSB, one of the local stations here in Atlanta. Some of the file footage they use in the local media here is so old, I've half expected to see a Valujet or even an Eastern jet in the footage!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 14860 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 6):
The DL's 747 was one of the nicest looking 747s out there at the time.

Yes it does look really nice .


User currently offlineSlimChance From United States of America, joined May 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 14846 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 5):
Look at the picture below. Does it looks like familiar ?

So this "Earth Times" place is guilty of copyright infringement, then?


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 14846 times:

The media never get anything right with regard to airline/aircraft photo/footage. Why is this seen as a surprise? You would think that the media, in all their wisdom and access to information, that they would want to be held in the highest degree of truth and information.


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineBcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14663 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 13):
The media never get anything right with regard to airline/aircraft photo/footage

We see file footage of UA 727s all the time here in Chicago during stories about UA or ORD. In fact, yesterday WBBM-TV aired some file footage of some BAe 146s/Avro RJs in UA colors in a story about this new plan to alieviate some severe weather backups this summer at ORD.

bcoz


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9288 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14571 times:

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 7):
Maybe Reuters knows something we don't, a 7478i order for Delta once they exit bankruptcy???

i wouldn't hold my breath



yep.
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1607 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14544 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 5):
Pretty sure it's a JL Eight. Look at the picture below. Does it looks like familiar ?

What's the tri-holer behind the DC8? Seems to have a squarish engine opening.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14530 times:

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 16):
What's the tri-holer behind the DC8? Seems to have a squarish engine opening.

Hawker Trident



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14516 times:

That DL 747 looks nice! DL should order the 748.
Does DL plan to increase the retirement of the MD-88 and MD-90?



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14453 times:

Check out the Delta 747 website at http://www.l1011.homestead.com/747.html

As seen above, I wonder if the photo was taken from Airliners.net or did the photographer authorize use?


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14342 times:

Ok, on Channel 9 a Orlando based news station, showed a FLYI A319 from 2003-2004 3 weeks ago. Yes, news people don't have current photos but at least photoshop one.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14299 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 17):
Quoting Brenintw (Reply 16):
What's the tri-holer behind the DC8? Seems to have a squarish engine opening.

Hawker Trident

Not to nitpick, but it's a BA Hawker-Siddeley Trident, then the primary BA intra-Europe jet type along with the BAC 1-11, both types inherited from British European Airways at the time of the merger with BOAC to form British Airways. The merger was implemented March 31, 1974, just 2 months before that photo was taken.

The Trident is in the new BA livery. The 747 behind DL appears to be an ex-BOAC 747-100 still in BOAC livery but probably bearing BA titles on the fuselage, as in the 3rd photo below. The first photo shows two of the three Trident models, the longer-range Trident 2 in the foreground, and the stretched Trident 3 (still in BEA livery with BA titles) behind the BAC 1-11-500. A BA L1011-1 used within Europe is also visible at far left.

The second photo is also interesting as it includes one of BA's 737-200s in the foreground. BA was a rather late 737-200 customer with the first delivery in December 1980. The second photo was taken after they dropped "Airways" (or more correctly, "airways" as they used a lower-case "a") from the livery, and enlarged the "British". As I recall, that change was rather controversial.


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Photo © Fergal Goodman



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Photo © Wingnut


[Edited 2007-03-29 03:34:33]

User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14164 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
here in Atlanta. Some of the file footage they use in the local media here is so old

That's funny you say that. I was in ATL in early February, the NBC affiliate (I think 11) did a piece on the airlines in the business segment. They had an Eastern Metro Express J-31 in turning into position with an Eastern A-300 (gray scheme) behind the commuter.

Going back in time.


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14071 times:

This thread got me thinking of all the national carriers here in the US that have and/or have had any member of the 747 as part of their fleet
United Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Delta Airlines
PanAm



Alba gu bràth
User currently offlineSlimChance From United States of America, joined May 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14006 times:

Quoting Ayubogg (Reply 23):
United Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Delta Airlines
PanAm

I know I've seen 747s in AA colors. I think they had SPs too.


25 Gunsontheroof : We all know the media is terrible with aviation (among numerous other things, but that's for non-av!), but I don't think this is a huge deal. That pic
26 MDorBust : Yup, sure did. Braniff had 747s too. Let's not forget TWA Continental[Edited 2007-03-29 04:57:01]
27 Gatorman96 : It was a joke
28 EWRCabincrew : Eastern, PE TW, BN and AA had the SP.
29 Viscount724 : Yes, apart from AA's 16 747-100s bought new in 1970-71, AA also bought 2 of TWA's 3 747SPs in 1987, mainly for their new DFW-NRT route as AA had noth
30 Jetjack74 : Hrmmm, that's a tough one. DL?
31 Ikramerica : American (twice) America West Braniff TWA Continental People Express Tower Eastern Sure there are others I'm missing?
32 Post contains images StealthZ : I trust Reuters compensated Ray nicely for the use of his photo. Cheers
33 Post contains images AeroWesty : JL looks right to me. That was my first guess, but I can't find a similar head-on shot in the database to compare it to. Not at LHR.
34 Jetjack74 : I didn't open the a.net picture further down. I concur.
35 777law : Didn't America West run a 747 on something like a Phoenix-Honolulu-Osaka route in the late '80's? I know I've seen a 747 in old America West colors o
36 Post contains links and images OceansWorld : National Airlines, which used its B747 on the MIA-LHR run. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ray Pettit HP got four second hand B742s from KL in 198
37 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Well, let's be glad they at least chose a DL jet for their pic. Now, had they chosen a DC-7, I would really be worried .
38 Post contains images RafflesKing : I think we all just saw the unveiling of Delta's new (old) livery as part of their upcoming rebranding. That along with their swap of 772 for 747-100
39 SEPilot : It reminds me of a TV movie I saw in the 70's-in depicting an airline flight it showed a 747 taking off, a 707 in flight, and a 727 landing. I may be
40 AirTran717 : There have been several VJ clips in the last few years.
41 AirTran717 : It's a T-tail. Looks like a 727 to me. Probably DL. Hard to make out.
42 Ord : I'd have to go back and check my Delta timetables, but I believe Delta only had one 747 flight from ORD-MIA, not three. When you think about the fact
43 Gatorman96 : I believe that is a British Airways BAE Trident[Edited 2007-03-29 15:42:00]
44 Post contains images SLCUT2777 : How long did those last for both AA and DL? Sometimes airline senior executives make stupid mistakes just as the news media does! I must admit I can'
45 AviatorTJ : This should be crystal clear to people that when the general public (read: not anybody reading this thread) thinks about Delta, they think about the
46 Post contains links N702ML : You are correct.....here is a YouTube commercial advertising the service... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLpXSATgdjc Here is another ad for additio
47 Brilondon : CNN never seems to worry about that now do they.
48 BN727 : Braniff International had 747-100's a 200 and 747 SP's. Gone but not forgotten. Once the 7th largest airline in the United States. Continental had 74
49 Ferret : Picture's gone on the news story referenced.
50 EWRCabincrew : One of many reasons why I do not watch them.
51 OceansWorld : A DL B727 with a red tail at LHR in 1974 ? No, its an Hawker Siddeley Trident of the not yet two months old British Airways. Just like the ones on pi
52 Jammin : Wow, didn't know that America West once had 747s and even operated trans-pacific. You learn something new everyday...
53 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : Yes I'm positive it's a JL DC-8. The position of the red and blue bars just behind the cockpit matches other photos of JL's livery then. View Large V
54 777law : " target=_blank>http://www.departedflights.com/HPbig....html Those were great -- thanks!
55 SEPilot : Braniff started with one 747 painted pumpkin orange which flew from Dallas to Honolulu and back every day-18 hours a day for years. Len Morgan, who w
56 Viscount724 : Braniff operated a total of 9 747s for varying periods (11 if you count two very short-term leases of a month or two). Their unwise major interenatio
57 OceansWorld : Here are more details regarding BN B747s fleet. B747-123 - N9666 - 20105 / 77 - 01/03/1978--30/05/1980 - Leased from American Airlines. B747-123 - N9
58 CV880 : Senility could have set in, but I was working there at the time (1972), and we used to have DC-9-10's parked under the wing of the 747's due to limit
59 TrijetsRMissed : I just saw the story on the girl who was forced off the CO flight because she couldn't stop coughing. The flight was EWR-HNL and ABC repeatedly showed
60 Zrs70 : I see nothing wrong with showing archived footage. Why should the media schlep to the airport every time there is a delay? Save the crew for important
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