DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2850 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.
Deltaboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2782 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.
Nwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2777 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.