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Delta Airlines: Multi Liveries  
User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

I'm just a wonderin, it would appear that each time I view a photo of a Delta aircraft, it has a different livery.
Can't the board of directors make up their minds? It boggles me mind to see so many livery variations for one carrier. Personally, they should stick to the one they have RIGHT NOW!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy It is very clean, simple, and the tail design is quite colourful. But, knowing Delta,
they will be introducing another variation of their livery, oh, when?, next week?

Must cost Delta a fortune in paint jobs, or should I say,
re-paint jobs.

Canadi>nBoy
YYZ

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1058 times:
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They do this just to offend you. Yes, you personally.

User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Theres only three paint scehemes. The old old, the old new, and the new new...

New-New
This is known as Deltaflot, WavyGravy, or Leos Colors. This is the one they are going to and sticking to it.

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Photo © Ben Pritchard


Old-New
This one came from.. um.. Miller? Not sure.. who ever was the last CEO at Delta... when Leo took over, he decided to get rid of it... this was the scheme to go with the 'new' name, Delta Airlines.. now its back to just Delta.

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Photo © Philippe noret


Old-Old- The one they have had for a long time.

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Photo © Lolo



then there are the three planes in the Olympic color schemes- a 777, 757, and a CRJ
777

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Photo © Tommy Simms


757

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Photo © Brian Stevenson - Orlando/Tampa Aviation Photography


CRJ

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Photo © Mark Abbott


... not that confusing  Nuts


User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

You know, it's comments like those made by Lindy Field which is the reason I rarely, if ever, respond or post on this site anymore. It gets more than a little tiresome to
read comments like these.



User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 996 times:
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Then don't read them. "Boys," if you've spent any amount of time on these forums, and I know you both have, you would have seen the question of "why does Delta have so many liveries" or "Why doesn't Delta paint their planes faster" countless times. Somebody posts on the subject at least once a week. Everybody knows the the two livery changes in the space of three years was unusual and probably rather expensive for Delta. What kind of response did Woodsboy expect?

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3103 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 989 times:
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I must apologize. In that last rant, I meant "Canadi>n Boy," not "Woodsboy," "Rootsboy," or any other "boys" who participate in this forum. Please excuse me.

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Greetings:

Many airlines have multiple liveries in their fleet. Take US Airways, many of their planes still have the old silver hull design. TWA also has three liveries after the AA merger. They have the old white hull red stripe livery, the new Globe livery, and the new Hybrid AA/TWA livery. I think it's just a matter of time and money. The airlines have to strip the old paint off, prep the plane, and then paint it. I find it amazing that they can do one plane a week. Just think of the labor cost to paint these birds  Wow! When airlines are losing millions a day painting planes doesn't seem top on their list.

Thanx
Tom


User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 952 times:

Since 2cn's post was so accurate I'll just go off what he said and add/change a few things. About the middle livery that was decided under Ron Allen, before he left Delta, not Miller. Delta actually has for liveries:
The very very old, With white nose cone, Yes this is a paint job not a mistake!! (this came right after the ancient Delta scheme): Delta 727-200

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Photo © AirNikon


The old, with black nose cone, (Delta decided it looked better if the back was continued through to the nose): Delta 737-200

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Photo © AirNikon


The Middle, The one I personally like, took place right before Ron Allen left: Delta 757-200

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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr


The Current, The paint scheme Leo Mullins thought Delta needed when he came to Delta. (Yeah Right!!): Delta 777-200

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Photo © Ben Pritchard


The Olympics, Delta being the official sponsor of the 2002 Winter Olympics in SLC, thought the needed to paint some more planes!!:
Delta 777 Soaring Sprit:
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Photo © Gregg Stansbery


Delta 757 Soaring Sprit:
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Photo © Mark Abbott


Skywest CRJ Soaring Sprit:
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Photo © Ben Wang




Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Honestly this topic does not have to be a daily occurence.

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