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NWA Colors Transition To Delta Early 09'  
User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 635 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12440 times:

Read today on our employee website that NWA planes are slated to get new DL paints soon into January for any of those intersted.

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User currently offlineJohnyv From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12420 times:

Any word on which types get painted first. Maybe something Airbus????  Smile

That would at least be different!


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12361 times:

I think you'll find no real special effort to paint a specific fleet type. I'm sure they'll just start with the next in-line for scheduled paint. I guess a big question will be... will Delta do the paint them self in the shop in ATL..


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User currently offlineJarhead0863 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12367 times:



Quoting Johnyv (Reply 1):
Any word on which types get painted first. Maybe something Airbus???? Smile

That would at least be different!

I agree. Hopefully a 747 or anything Airbus since we haven't seen those in DL colors. I guess time will tell.


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12326 times:



Quoting Jarhead0863 (Reply 3):

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta..._id_DESC_&prev_id=&next_id=1349658

There hasn't been an Airbus in Delta's new colors but DL did have Airbuses.

Has the DL/NW merger even been approved yet?



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12236 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4):
Has the DL/NW merger even been approved yet?

on track for next month

Quoting Jarhead0863 (Reply 3):



I agree. Hopefully a 747 or anything Airbus since we haven't seen those in DL colors. I guess time will tell.

744 will be the first.



yep.
User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12191 times:



Quoting Johnyv (Reply 1):
Any word on which types get painted first. Maybe something Airbus????

My undertstanding is one of each aircraft will be painted, however the DC-9 will not recieve the repaint. The overall plan once one of each fleet type is painted is the 747-400 fleet, followed by the A330-200, and then the A330-300 fleet. Remember that DL still has a large amount of its own fleet to paint into the newest scheme as well.


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12151 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4):
There hasn't been an Airbus in Delta's new colors but DL did have Airbuses.

Maybe just go back to this, eh?



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User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12130 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 7):
Maybe just go back to this, eh?

The classic "widget" on the 747-400 would be..... OUTSTANDING!!


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12130 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
My undertstanding is one of each aircraft will be painted, however the DC-9 will not recieve the repaint. The overall plan once one of each fleet type is painted is the 747-400 fleet, followed by the A330-200, and then the A330-300 fleet. Remember that DL still has a large amount of its own fleet to paint into the newest scheme as well.

I think the plan is to have all NW mainline done by 2011 and DL 2012. The DC-9-30s will go as HMVs come up. The 40s and 50s might stay for a while.



yep.
User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12084 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
My undertstanding is one of each aircraft will be painted, however the DC-9 will not recieve the repaint. The overall plan once one of each fleet type is painted is the 747-400 fleet, followed by the A330-200, and then the A330-300 fleet. Remember that DL still has a large amount of its own fleet to paint into the newest scheme as well.

Recently anounced that the plan is for all NW a/c to be painted by the end of 2010 way ahead of schedule for DL a/c which last I heard was the end of 2013. The priority is to eliminate as many brands as possible i.e. the Song and Ron Allen a/c being painted first when the new livery was introduced.


User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12073 times:

we may never actually see a 787 in NWA colors?!?!?  eyepopping   yes   no 


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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12056 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 11):
we may never actually see a 787 in NWA colors?!?!?

I'm starting to wonder if we'll see a 787 at all.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12053 times:

Oh man. I was planning to fly NW to Hawaii from Bangkok next July. Oh well, looks like i'll be on a Delta plane. :P

User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12036 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 11):
we may never actually see a 787 in NWA colors?!?!?

You should have seen two but with the Boeing strike it may be Delta before they get them painted..

Quoting Planefxr (Reply 10):
Recently anounced that the plan is for all NW a/c to be painted by the end of 2010 way ahead of schedule for DL a/c which last I heard was the end of 2013. The priority is to eliminate as many brands as possible i.e. the Song and Ron Allen a/c being painted first when the new livery was introduced.

I was close

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 9):
I think the plan is to have all NW mainline done by 2011 and DL 2012. The DC-9-30s will go as HMVs come up. The 40s and 50s might stay for a while.

and BTW it should have said DL 2013 i missed the 3 and hit 2.



yep.
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12026 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 14):
I was close

Close only counts in hand grenades, horseshoes and nuclear weapons.  wink 



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12003 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 15):
Close only counts in hand grenades, horseshoes and nuclear weapons.

this is true.........and i figured someone would say it.......though I have never heard the Nuclear weapons part. LOL nice

Quoting Mayor (Reply 12):
I'm starting to wonder if we'll see a 787 at all.

I don't think he is that stupid. We may not see them in the next 3 years but the 767s have to go sometime and the A350 is way to much plane.



yep.
User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11957 times:



Quoting Planefxr (Reply 10):
Recently anounced that the plan is for all NW a/c to be painted by the end of 2010 way ahead of schedule for DL a/c which last I heard was the end of 2013. The priority is to eliminate as many brands as possible i.e. the Song and Ron Allen a/c being painted first when the new livery was introduced.

 checkmark 

You are correct, or so I have heard the NW painting will be a fast track similar to what was done with the US-HP merger. However the point that I mentioned about the DL fleet not being totally done was to draw attention to that fact as well. Nothing was intended to say that there would not be a fast track.

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 9):
I think the plan is to have all NW mainline done by 2011 and DL 2012. The DC-9-30s will go as HMVs come up. The 40s and 50s might stay for a while.

The DC-9, from what I have heard, and forgive me for rumor is that they will be among the last. What I do question is their use in the DL system. Has anyone else heard that the NW DC-9 fleet will be used to re-focus at BOS and MCO? At the same time I have heard that the DC-9 will become more common on certain routes possibly out of JFK and LGA for routes that are currently flown on CRJ.


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11958 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 16):
I don't think he is that stupid. We may not see them in the next 3 years but the 767s have to go sometime and the A350 is way to much plane.

I wonder, at this point, if DL would change some of those orders or options over to 787-9's as long as they'll be late, anyway?



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9700 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11924 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 17):
The DC-9, from what I have heard, and forgive me for rumor is that they will be among the last. What I do question is their use in the DL system. Has anyone else heard that the NW DC-9 fleet will be used to re-focus at BOS and MCO? At the same time I have heard that the DC-9 will become more common on certain routes possibly out of JFK and LGA for routes that are currently flown on CRJ.

Only thing I have heard is DL will really start looking into a 100 seater and the 30s will be gone as HMVs come. No real word on the 40s/50s.

Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 17):
You are correct, or so I have heard the NW painting will be a fast track similar to what was done with the US-HP merger. However the point that I mentioned about the DL fleet not being totally done was to draw attention to that fact as well. Nothing was intended to say that there would not be a fast track.

The DL flight will be done as needed. The NW fleet will likely see more of it farmed out than what DL likes to do. They have had TOC-III packed to the gills with planes but most are not DL.

Quoting Mayor (Reply 18):
I wonder, at this point, if DL would change some of those orders or options over to 787-9's as long as they'll be late, anyway?

I'm thinking they will. The 789 is a pretty good plane to use on SEA-Asia.



yep.
User currently offlineNWDLstepson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11917 times:



Quoting CVG2LGA (Thread starter):
Read today on our employee website that NWA planes are slated to get new DL paints soon into January for any of those intersted.

interesting it's on the DL employee website but not NWA radar?

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 5):
744 will be the first



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
The overall plan once one of each fleet type is painted is the 747-400 fleet, followed by the A330-200, and then the A330-300 fleet



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 9):
I think the plan is to have all NW mainline done by 2011 and DL 2012



Quoting Planefxr (Reply 10):
Recently anounced that the plan is for all NW a/c to be painted by the end of 2010 way ahead of schedule for DL

How do you know this? Where was it posted or published? Just wondering is all


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11901 times:



Quoting NWDLstepson (Reply 20):
How do you know this? Where was it posted or published? Just wondering is all

Well, one of these guys works at Tech Ops in ATL. He may be privy to this info. I'll let you figure out which one he is.



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11839 times:



Quoting NWDLstepson (Reply 20):
How do you know this? Where was it posted or published? Just wondering is all

From my side of things people inside of DL, and no they are not F/A or Cockpit Crew..

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 19):
Only thing I have heard is DL will really start looking into a 100 seater and the 30s will be gone as HMVs come. No real word on the 40s/50s

 checkmark 

The 40's and 50's will be of greater use IMHO because of their pax capacity.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20351 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11728 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 6):
My undertstanding is one of each aircraft will be painted, however the DC-9 will not recieve the repaint.

Ever? Will it at least get DL titles?


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11685 times:



Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 24):
and SLC as hubs

 eyepopping  Last I heard, the SLC hub isn't going down that road.

Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 17):
The DC-9, from what I have heard, and forgive me for rumor is that they will be among the last.

I highly doubt any of the DC-9s will see the DL paint job. They'll just be collecting rust in their final NW scheme out in the desert with the vultures circling!  duck 



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25 Smcmac32msn : The DirtyCarbon-9 will never DIE!
26 TDubJFK : What is HMV?
27 Post contains links Dalb777 : From http://www.srtechnics.com/cms/index.asp?TopicID=214
28 Wolborsk : I'm just hoping to see some DL colors on Guam...I'm really missing it.
29 AndrewUber : Since when is Delta in a big hurry to repaint the fleet into one common livery!? They usually have 2 or 3 visible at a time. Speaking of - now that w
30 Davescj : Don't forget that the crew uniforms will also change....again....perhaps something in NWAs Dark Blue colors? As to the DL livery, I'd like them to go
31 AA737-823 : Where've you been? Delta currently only has TWO paintjobs in the sky: the 2000 scheme, and the 2007 scheme. They said when they exited bankruptcy tha
32 WESTERN737800 : I'm with ya on that boys. I'm sure all DC-9s will get DL bumper stickers. I think once the merger gets approved all DL planes in wavy gravy will stay
33 CARST : When will the DL-NW deal be approved by the DOT? When will they be finally one company? I'm not talking about the certificates, just the legal things
34 Srbmod : Which is why other than the few special liveried a/c, the only liveries out there right now are the Deltaflot/Wavy Gravy and the new livery. Grinstei
35 Davescj : I know it is off topic, but I flew one RDU -- EWR, and LOVED IT. I do have to say, I wish DL would get few of these. I think they'd be good ex--CVG f
36 Mayor : Well, I think they'll bite the bullet on this one and go ahead and paint. After all, they don't want to take any more criticism from a.nutters about
37 TDubJFK : That wouldn't be such a bad thing. While I love the new tail design, the all-white body with that little bit of an uneven blue underbelly and tiny "D
38 Post contains links PC12Fan : http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00009957 http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00006160
39 M404 : As far as where the planes get painted made me wonder about something I'd heard awhile back. Painting, depending on the process, has a certain amount
40 Isitsafenow : Thats kinda secondary. Delta planes already say DELTA. The NW birds don't. I dont think DL gives a rats a%@ about painting their own birds as they do
41 DocLightning : The thing is that for at least the time being, I think DL is going to keep NW metal flying for the most part the routes that it's already been flying
42 Planefxr : I am not sure the -30's will see paint, maybe but I doubt it. L1011man is right about the -40's and -50's, they will see paint and be around for a fe
43 WideBodyroga : Am I the only one upset about the loss of the magnificent NWA colors? I mean, the silver scheme is pretty awesome. I am flying NWA 6 times in the next
44 Diamond : After removing over 30 posts for being off-topic, more off-topic posts are being made by some of the same users. Thread locked.
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