VC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1070 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 31292 times:
Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 5): Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 1):
A320, odd registration considering N375NW is not assigned
It was when 3275 was delivered...
That, and N***NC is an obvious choice for an airline that inherited North Central (NC). You will notice that there are still quite a few DC-9-51s carrying their original North Central registration.
Also, based on my informal spotting attempts over the last summer and autumn, N375NC and N314US were among the last few A320s still in the "bowling shoe" livery (though there is a larger number of A319s still in their delivery liveries).
Is that just new seat covers, or will some aircraft get the PTV's? Also on a side note does anyone have an update on the interiors of the international aircraft. I noticed that the 747 is now lists on the Delta website, under aircraft interiors.
Timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 989 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 30517 times:
Near the end of the first thread, there was the question whether N661US flew to VCV for paint or just a charter. It appeared the final word was it was there for paint, but it has not made it back onto the list of repaints in progress. Can someone reconfirm that it is there for paint, and if so, add it to the list?
For whatever reason DL seems to think the paint is the most important piece of NW's fleet...but NW's cabins need updating - the DC9's are dark and the seats are uncomfortable. The A320's - some of the oldest out there -- they need a good cabin deep clean. And what happens when a passenger is expecting what DL offers only to get on a NW flight that does not have the same IFE.....
I don't know, just seems that painting a plane doesn't make it DL. The product needs to be the same...right down to the seats.
Success is getting what you want...happiness is liking what you get
DeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 10908 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 30437 times:
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 13): For whatever reason DL seems to think the paint is the most important piece of NW's fleet...but NW's cabins need updating - the DC9's are dark and the seats are uncomfortable. The A320's - some of the oldest out there -- they need a good cabin deep clean. And what happens when a passenger is expecting what DL offers only to get on a NW flight that does not have the same IFE.....
Don't worry it will come
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 13): I don't know, just seems that painting a plane doesn't make it DL. The product needs to be the same...right down to the seats.
It will come IIRC they will tell us what plane will get what sometime soon.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 23763 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 28658 times:
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 13):
For whatever reason DL seems to think the paint is the most important piece of NW's fleet...but NW's cabins need updating - the DC9's are dark and the seats are uncomfortable.
The last NW DC9 I was on was internally indistinguishable from a 717.
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 27368 times:
Well most of you know me for my organization, so you shouldn't be surprised when I show you my list of mods/repaints: http://www.koolaiders.com It's right on the front page, above the fleet updates. I'll try to keep it as up to date as possible. If you have any new/updates on any of them, post them here, PM me, or email me.
And regarding interior mods...An A320 went to BFM this past Sunday and hasn't left since. As far as I'm concerned - it's unconfirmed if it's there for a retrofit or something else. If anyone has any info on this, that would be great!
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7923 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 26693 times:
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 13): The A320's - some of the oldest out there -- they need a good cabin deep clean.
So, you can't tell the difference between an original A320 and a new one.
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 13): And what happens when a passenger is expecting what DL offers only to get on a NW flight that does not have the same IFE.....
Well then they are stupid since nothing has really changed, each airline is still run seperately and in the news the other day Northwest apparently will have its own CEO until 2012 at least. It clearly says what airline your flying on your receipt and so forth, and the ones that fly enough to "know the Delta product" would know who they are flying.
Quoting SK601 (Reply 15): Does anybody know, when this aircraft is scheduled for a flight to AMS?
Once it gets out of the paint shop sometime, probably be one of its first routes, but it won't be put into the system until it gets within a few days of departure, and that of course is subject to change.
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16): The last NW DC9 I was on was internally indistinguishable from a 717.
Quoting Bhmdiversion (Reply 22): Does anyone know if and when the A330 will be photographed in the new colors?
Its supposed to be out of the shop on Monday.
Quoting NWA757300 (Reply 9): From what I've heard on conference calls they plan on having all domestic interiors finished by the end of 2009.
Dbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 26638 times:
I'm sorry if this was already covered in the other thread..
So is Delta going balls to the walls now on repainting the NW fleet? I heard that Delta is focusing on painting these aircraft and putting the repainting of the Wavy-gravy DL aircraft on the back burner. Is this true?
If so, it's good news. I wouldn't mind having the wavygravy stick around a little bit longer.
: Actually, there's a few differences. From a passenger perspective, the most noticeable is the seats. There are 3 different designs. The first is simi
: Northwest planes are at a higher priority than the Delta planes, unless they are in need of paint or going in for their heavy checks.
: WHAT???? If you can't tell the difference between an NW A320 and a JetBlue A320, you are blind! The NW A320s are old and visibly worn out. They are i
: Except the point was that we were not comparing the two airlines, of course JetBlue's will be different they have a different cabin and such. They wi
: Your comment was that you can't tell the difference between an original A320 and a new one. Whether that be a new/old NW A320 or a NW A320 and a comp
: Usually in any merger the paint/titles are the first to change. It is much easier to set up a paint line than an interior line. It is less labor inte
: I have a question about how the "combined" airline is (or will be) announcing its name. If a passenger boards the DC-9 in Delta colors, but its operat
: I haven't ridden on a mainline NW flight since the merger, but I have ridden on NW Airlink (Pinnacle) several times. They say "Welcome aboard NW Airl
: The first A319 coming out of paint shop today 3148 ... N348NB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...0/history/20090123/2300Z/KGLH/KMEM
: A320 #314 was in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday evening of this week for a Wednesday morning flight to Detroit.
: Yeah I have not flown full out transcon on Delta, but a flight of similar length, and what we got for dinner was either a Turkey sandwhich or chicken
: Burnsie, you must have been on different flights than I have. Are the ones refusing to say it, that you heard plan on doing that forever? I feel conf
: nearly all NW flights will have a DL flight number soon so they probably will standardize saying both flight numbers as long as there is a NW flight
: The sooner that horrible scheme goes away the better...but i suppose DL has to start painting the NWA birds sometime.
: There was a DL A32S over by TOC-III to day.........why was it there. Couldn't get a ship number but I no it was a A32S and was in DL c/s Go to Delta.c
: I heard what I first thought was a loud MD80 today but with a second look realize it was a DC9 in the new DAL paint getting airborne from Hartsfield t
: It was at 11:35am. I could only tell by the nose (the A32S nose doesn't look anything like an 737 or 757) The rest of it was right behind an M80. It
: Ahh...If it was in the new paint, I might not have noticed it. I was with some other guys driving around the ramp back there and we were chatting....
: Then you're severely misinformed about their CURRENT offerings. You need to have a look at DL's in-flight meal offerings. While I agree that DL Conne
: I have flown 23 flights on NW this month alone and every single NW flight has made reference to Delta. Normally "now part of Delta" but it can also g
: I didn't just go, oh do you refuse to ask, I have just heard them talking they won't do it until they are actually Delta. Thats nice, all I said was
: I flew to and from AMS in November, they mentioned it on the AMS-MEM leg, but not on the MSP-AMS leg. I've also done a few turns to and from LAS and
: Hey guys who cares what the employees call it or what the inside looks like. This topic is about NW Jets In DELTA colors on the outside when they star
: It has been confirmed that ship 3256 is in BFM recieving an interior retrofit.
: Any news on if or when a DC9-30 will be painted? Sparky
: Sorry for the maybe stupid question, but how does it come that NW ships wear N***US registrations? A350
: Cus that's what NW registered them under. No specific reason. Don't think we'll see any of these, but that's just my opinion.
: Northwest has been this as long as I can remember, way back into the 1960's