timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 988 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9637 times:
The hybrid colors look fine and are a good way to get aircraft into the new brand quickly, but I question why they did it to N831MH. As far as I can tell, N831MH has never received a full repaint since it was delivered in 2000, so it would almost certainly be due for one by now. It definitely needed work done, as the red on the engines and logo had gone completely pink. However, if they are taking the time to do the partial repaint, they might as well slap a new coat of white paint on the body and paint the blue belly to complete the job.
The DC-9-30/40s are scheduled to be retired on Labor Day weekend, and the 752 5500-series birds are quickly being repainted into DL "Onward & Upward" colors, along with getting (much-needed) cabin refurbishments.
Those two mainline types, plus some 9E CR2s that are being repainted as I speak, are the only DL birds with NW colors.
"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
asqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8805 times:
Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14): and the 752 5500-series birds are quickly being repainted into DL "Onward & Upward" colors, along with getting (much-needed) cabin refurbishments.
So far they are only getting painted. I work flights operated by 5500 series aircraft at least twice a day and on the planes that have been repainted the interiors are unchanged with the old cloth seat covers and dingy wall panels.
alitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4801 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7039 times:
Saw this on 7/8 when leaving for ATH on DL. Surprised to have seen a hybrid, and was gonna post about it. Seems like went in for an interior refit for lie-flats and they wanted to slap on the new logo....
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6742 times:
Quoting CaptSkibi (Reply 11): or sporting the NWA silver instead of the white fuselage.
Now that would be a great looking aircraft!
I love the NWA silver, I wish someone would do something like that. We sure could use that at United, anything would be better than what we are about to have. I think we might see AA use something like that with the 787 though.