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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 520 times:

Which 1 of the 2 liveries on Northwest do u prefers better...?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 398 times:

The current livery. Is the one I like. I'm not of great fan of bare metal schemes.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 379 times:

Definatly the current livery!!!


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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 339 times:

The current livery is better, the old one was kind of ugly.


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User currently offlineNWA CRJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 341 times:

Definitely the new livery. It is much better.

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 321 times:

I like the old Northwest Orient design, which I believe was illustrated well on the 744.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 328 times:

In the mid 1990s Northwest experimented with a number of liveries and versions of their logo/name, particularly on DC9s.

Nothing came of the experiments but does anyone have a list of those tried and how reaction was tested and what that reaction was with pax and company personnel?


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 314 times:

I like the current one. The bare metal gets easily dull like white getting easily dirty.


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User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 294 times:

I like both. But for some reason, I like the old one a little better. BTW, does anyone know what that old logo is?

It looks like some kinda backwards "s". I don't know what that thing is. Does anyone? I've always wondered.


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 284 times:

definitely the new one. I really hate bare metal which is why I despise AA's livery. I think that the different colors on each level of the a/c look really cool. I especially like the amount of white used (not too much).


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 285 times:

Here are the photos of the ones you are talking about PhilB


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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 275 times:

The new one looks kinda nice on the DC-9. But I still like the current livery.

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 268 times:

NW current livery is by far superior to their old livery.


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User currently offlineHighflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 251 times:

I would vote for the old livery, but neither has ever been very becoming to me. But both are a massive improvement over the one that Northwest used in the 60's--yuck! If you say you like a plane painted white, you'll change your mind when you see one of those things for sure!

I like the red tail, that is a Northwest trademark that should remain on any new livery they create. But I honestly think they could do much better. And as silly as the 70's "squiggely" emblem was, it has a little more class than the current "N with arrow" logo.

I liked the deep blue in the 70s-80s livery much better than the gray with the red and it is on that basis only that I voted for the 70s-80s livery.

I really believe that Northwest could make a great scheme with the red tail and either deep red or deep blue stripes, and either white or bare metal. But I am not sure how it would look. Sounds like a job for "Air Orange" or one of you graphic designers out there.  Smile

By the way, why did Northwest take the "Orient" out of its name? "Northwest Orient" sounds a lot more like a worldwide airline than "Northwest Airlines", which sounds more like the name of a regional carrier.  Confused


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4781 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 232 times:

Sorry, I just think there current paint scheme looks like
a bowling shoe.



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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 214 times:

Reason I brought up the old livery, was it "Shiny Metal Livery" like American Airlines...nice look on NWA 744 old livery.  Smile

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User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 203 times:

I like both.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 201 times:
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The current scheme is a classic (and that logo is a stroke of brilliance -- whatever design firm did that is terrific), but from the perspective of a part-time graphics guy, the current scheme always bothers me...

The tail is great, undoubtedly. But the fuselage title looks haphazardly placed, and it looks remarkably like Times New Roman, which is a font I deplore (and ironically, the one that comes out when i screw up font settings).

I don't mind the grey-fuselage one on the 757s, but all grey? I don't know how that would come out on a 747...