Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17271 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 14512 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!
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 57 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 14467 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.
Bcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 364 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 14284 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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23165 posts, RR: 23 Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13920 times:
Quoting Whappeh (Reply 17): Quoting Brenintw (Reply 16):
What's the tri-holer behind the DC8? Seems to have a squarish engine opening.
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.
AvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13785 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.