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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

How i hate it when i see dirty unwashed aircraft!

Just look at this pic. Shame! such a beautiful livery going to waste!


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User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2975 times:

I guess a dirty airplane is a profitable airplane. Check out some of these classics, talk about needing a wash down!

Top honors for Dirty Fooker photo

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To Honors for Dirty Airbus photo

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Photo © Darcy Stevens



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Photo © Jeremy Holdsworth


Top Honors for Dirty Lockheed L1011 photo

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Photo © Ben Wang


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Photo © Bruce Leibowitz


Top Honors for Dirty McDonnell Douglas photo

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Photo © Stanislav Strokash


Top Honors for Dirty Wing photo

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2392 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2952 times:

That poor Fokker 100, my god!

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

Heh, heh, heh!

Let's see someone beat this as the World's Filthiest Plane!

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Charles


User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

Depend on how they look, I sometimes find it quite cool. It is like seeing it been working so hard and didnt have time to be fussy about how it looks.

User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

From the "I need a bath" file...

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Yeah, they really look boring when they're not washed properly. But there aren't so many a/c that are dirty, most of them look nice.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

More importantly though, the picture that IndianGuy posted is the FIRST and ONLY one of an AI A300 in the database.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Dirty aircraft is one of the reasons why I don't fly a particualr airline ditto for dirty/faded interiors. Delta is full of them especailly with their older L-1011, MD-88, 727, 737 and 767 aircraft.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1953 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Both Delta aircraft shown above are NOT dirty......What you are seeing is the natural aluminum fuselage bleeding through the white paint which is "crazed" similar to a cabin window. If you look at them up close, you will see a lot of scratches in the paint.

The MD-88 shown above is wearing it's factory delivered paint (Only the factory painted the word "Delta" under the forward widget), which was delivered to Delta in 1989. The last time I remember them painting an L-1011 was probably in 1994, so 728's paint is at least seven years old. The AI A300 looks to be in the same shape......




This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineSA365C1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Get a life boys......what do they do take an aircraft offline just because it's dirty, think this way "aircraft don't fly = aircraft don't make money"

I am all for cleaning an an aircraft when it is on maintenance but it's not very high on the list of priorities when its in for a big check on Friday and they want it out ASAP.


User currently offlineDeltaboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

You won't fly an airline because the a/c may be dirty?!?! Personally, I think that the SAFETY and capability of that airline to get me to my destination in one peice is a little bit more important, than how "pretty" the plane is. Yeah, it's nice to have a clean looking a/c.. but c'mon, that's NO REASON not to fly that airline.

User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

I agree that a dirty airplane isn't the end of the world. But if the majority or a large number of planes in the fleet are dirty, then I would start to wonder how much care the airlines takes of other areas too.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

I saw a dirty Delta L-1011 at MCO last week. N733DS was pretty dirty, but I figured it was one of my last times seeing an L10, so I snapped a pic of the bird.

Jeff


User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I honestly don't care if the plane dirty on the exterior. I have been on one America West 737 (N166AW) and it was pretty filthy, but it got me to PHX in one piece.

Gabe


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