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Dirtiest Aircraft Airline?  
User currently offlineB777-200ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Which airline has the dirtiest aircraft?
B777-200ER

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User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Dirtiest: Balkan's TU154's


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Not dirtiest but pretty poor looking, Try this JAT 727


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User currently offlineMikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Delta has some dirty birds too.

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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2441 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.


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Delta by far


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User currently offlineBruneiAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Air France

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Hi !

I agree with BruneiAir. Air France !!!

Also the CDG Airport is very dirty.

Greetings from Germany

Patrick


User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Agreed, some of Air France's planes are filthy (outside at least). Having an all white livery does not help.

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

certainly in the Top-5 : Alitalia !

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I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Air France and United

User currently offlineWunalaDreaming From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Air France and Delta.

they have some of the unclen a/c that I have ever seen ! ! ! !


User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2303 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."


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User currently offlineAircanon From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Forget everything you´ve seen till now!

This is the dirtiest one ever seen...


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See for yourself and you´ll be convinced.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Frontier's 737-200's are pretty dirty too.


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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

AA and AF are dirty a lot. So is the old US Air colour scheme.

User currently offlineIhateawa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

The dirtiest airline i have boarded has been Aerolineas Internationales which is a Mexican airline.

User currently offline777-200LRpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays.

User currently offlineGibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

It's strange....

....although Swissair has a color scheme that is practically all-white, you will never, EVER see a dirty Swissair aircraft. As you can see it is possible to keep them clean.


User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

"Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays?

Do you mean an ATA L-1011 painted in that scheme?

Jeff

User currently offline777-200LRpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

WHOA!! Jeff... buddy... calm down. Maybe it's ATA.

User currently offlineMCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2159 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.

User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1945 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Hi:

A Avianca's MD-83 for regional routes like Caracas, Ecuador, Peru, and so on.

RJ_Delta.




User currently offlineMyself From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

I'd say :

SABENA and AIR FRANCE

Sabena doesn't even have an aircraft cleaning department, they just change livery and repaint the aircraft when they all become too dirty.

Maybe there IS work for the 147 pilots threatened with lay-off ?

 Big grin


User currently offlineTbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Take a look at this beauty (jokingly)


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User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2039 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.


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25 NW-ELITE : Southwest
26 TriStar : Myself, As far as I know, the cleaning of SN aircraft is done by a third company, which is incidentally not doing that bad for itself. At all. Also, y
27 Post contains links and images Airways : After reading all the answers, I think we can say, that Skyteam is the "dirtiest" alliance arround... As I see, Delta, Air France and Alitalia have co
28 Lewis : Air France!!!
29 Post contains links and images L-188 : How would you like to be the poor slob who has to wash this airplane afterwards? Click for large versionPhoto © Don Rogers
30 F.pier : Skyteam!!!!!!!!!!!!
31 Tango-Bravo : Seems like bare metal liveries look especially "grungy" if not given adequate attention. In Eastern's final years, its mostly bare metal fleet began t
32 Thestooges : The transpacific UAL 744's on the Sydney routes always look like they need a wash.
33 GDB : We were never impressed with the external appearence with AF Concordes, from the replies here it seems the other long-hauls types in their fleet are t
34 Murf : I have to say Delta has the dirties planes I've ever seen. Delta also has a lot of planes with paint peeling up. Looks very unprofessional in my opini
35 Mx727 : Hello. Delta, American Airlines, and I agree with ihateawa about Aerolíneas Interncaionales in Mexico, which by the way don't fly international route
36 AM744 : Why would anyone fly on Aerolineas Internacionales? I'd rather take a bus.
37 Boeingfan : N6801 "Northeast dirty birds" Oh, but NE was a classic. They were an excellent airline, I was just young when I flew them, but dirt and all, they were
38 Srbmod : Delta has some of the dirtiest airplanes I have ever seen! I've seen some of their a/c in the old old colors that had as much mildew on them as the sh
39 Post contains links and images Vunz : I´ll vote for KLM UK: Click for large versionPhoto © Craig Hendley Click for large versionPhoto © Ramon Berk
40 Post contains links and images F.pier : Have a look at this AF 343 (F-GNIG) Click for large versionPhoto © Darcy Stevens It's very dirty. I think it's expensive washing an airplane!!!!
41 Post contains links and images AndyEastMids : Take a look at this NW DC-10 Click for large versionPhoto © Andy Martin The white in particular looked filthy, and the rest of it not much better
42 Na : From the European majors this lemon prize certainly has to go to Air France. An airline with pure white birds should take more care off its aircraft.
43 Solnabo : Diriest was PAA Clipper....something, 741 JFK(?)-LAX in 1990!!!!! Jeeezuz, the seats was fixed with brown gaffatape, and when we touch down in LAX the
44 Solnabo : I mean R.I.P. PAA......sorry!
45 Na : Dirtiest single aircraft I´ve ever flown with was a L-1011 Tristar of American Trans Air. What a piece of smelly crap. Cabin dirty yellow from nicoti
46 Doug_or : northwurst. especialy the dc-9s. the top uausualy looked alright, bt the white underbellies are often black or dark brown. nice enough inside, though.
47 Johnnybgoode : if you see a Lauda aircraft take a close look it at. i bet they´re even much cleaner than Swissair, and they´re even pretty bright. i´ve never seen
48 Af007 : What about Iberia?
49 Samurai 777 : A lot of Air Canada's 737-200s still in Canadian Airlines colors often appear to look unwashed. But I've seen the 732s in transitional AC/CP colors be
50 22886 : Air Canada
51 N521NA : Cleanest: Delta, Southwest, Continental, Singapore Dirtiest: Air France
52 DeltaRules : My opinion- US Airways MD-80s look really good on the outside, I like that old USAir paint scheme on the M80, but on the inside, at least the one I wa
53 Post contains links and images Sonic99 : Who said AA's dirty?? This one seems ok to me! Click for large versionPhoto © Stephan Curkowskyj S
54 NWAirlines : The Northwest planes seem to attract a lot of dirt. IMHO, United planes look dirty all the time. The Air France fleet just screams "Wash Me!" America
55 Fly_ATA : ALL airlines have dirty aircraft and ALL airlines have clean aircraft. The answer to the question is all and none.
56 F.pier : I have NEVER seen a dirty Ryanair 738
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