ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
My vote: Pan Am L1011-500.
Flew one JFK-GIG in 1985. Outside was filthy. Inside: dirt all over the walls, lavatory (in at least 4) lights that did not work at all, seats that had stains on them, and headrest covers that I instantly removed when I saw the state of them. The only good thing about the flight was there were only 50 passengers on board.
N6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
Sorry for reaching into the past again, but this just got me thinking about a really "sooty surprise" I got at JFK the summer of 1971.
Before embarking on that trip I'd heard about Northeast Airlines and even received a scale model of their 727-200. Bright canary yellow, that was! When I finally saw one of them in person, I was really taken aback. The entire rear portions of several of their jets were jet black (pardon the pun). I then christened them "Northeast Dirty Birds."
MCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
While Delta has top-notch maintenance and professional employees, their older plane sin the old,old paint scheme are often filthy on the outside. A plane could be seen as a flying billboard, and people could look at those and (not knowing otherwise,) consider Delta to be an airline that does not take of their aircraft. The planes in their new scheme are shiny and look great, but the older ones are often neglected when it comes to their exterior cleanliness.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
All the airlines have some dirties in their fleet, but the one airline I've noticed has had more than a "few" is Delta and America West. There isn't really anything wrong with their service, their planes just need some new paint and a good scrub.