The third plane from the camera appears to be a Delta 777 but with it's tail painted in AA colors. I'm guessing this is a Delta aircraft (it could be AA with a Delta fuselage) because it is at London Gatwick, not Heathrow and I don't think that AA flies to Gatwick, just Heathrow. My question is, why is this aircraft painted that way?
Delta fly boy From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4222 times:
Granted that's really freaky and does look like the DL livery on the body - however, logically I would say that it's just the way the photo angle was taken. I think it's the blue strip that AA also has on the body of it's a/c. I can't see AA flying around with it's biggest competetor's livery. lol
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4177 times:
You're right. It is AA. I didn't know they flew to LGW. I thought just LHR. I should have looked at the picture a little bit longer than I did. I was just so surprised to see a half Delta half AA plane, that I had to find out why that was the case.
Deltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4062 times:
Yyz717- I think you are confused... They are wondering why the AA tail appears to be on the DL fuselage...not why the AA tail appears to have a red trim. Anyways...why do you guys say that it solves the question that AA flies to LGW? Maybe I am confused...but it still looks like the AA tail is on the DL fuselage...I don't see any possibility for photo trickery. What do you guys think?
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4011 times:
Hey guys, something isn't right here. I can't see any other plane in the photo that comes near to tying in with the fuselage of the Delta aircraft other then the AA tail. It is nearly impossible for that tail not to belong with that aircraft.
Peterba69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3995 times:
Dude, you got three 777's in a row. You can tell by the leading edge of the V.fin. Same for all 3. You've got some cloudy conditions that make it look as if the fuse is white. If you look @ the reflection on the fuse. and compare it to all of the others, notice that it's darker on AA. Polished Alum. for sure.
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Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3955 times:
What is so weird about the picture? It is an AA 777 at LGW, we still fly there. The blue stripe is part of our livery, below it would be a white stripe and below that is a red stripe, the aircraft in the picture is a 100% silverbird. The only planes that I know that we had leased from Delta were a few DC-10's in the late 80's that DL inherited from Western, they had a white fuselage, AA colors and no center overhead bins, which made it a bitch for carry-ons.
Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3882 times:
Interesting photo. Made me look real good. It is a AA though. The "shadow" that someone else mentioned is the reflection of the grey tail on the fuselage. Look at the CO plane in front of it. It has about the same shadow on its fuselage too. The AA is a pretty polished plane! I also think that the red on the tail is from the plane behind it. Does the 777 have a carbon fiber tail? Is that why it's grey? I can't stand AA colors. I think it either needs to be all polished (which obviously can't be done because of the none aluminum parts) or painted in all the same colors. Then it would look good.
Anyways, that what I think.
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
It is the top blue stripe on AA's fuselage. Plus, I can tell a little bit that the fuselage is silver too.
Sometimes if the aircraft is brand new, and the sun is out, the fuselage looks blue.
Also, American flies into LGW, but not nearly as many flights as LHR gets.
Heathrow gets around 15 flights whereas Gatwick gets only 2 or 3, although I think it may only be 1 now, but I could be wrong.
American's DFW and RDU flights are from Gatwick because they aren't allowed to fly from Heathrow to those two airports. In a perfect world for AA, all of their London flights would go through LHR. The Admirals club at LHR is a beauty. The tarmac view frpm the club is also worth mentioning.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
COboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
I can't believe half you people actually think that is some secret delta/AA hybird plane. lol The red part is obvious that it isnt even part of the AA 777 vertical stab so why is anyone saying it is?? THe next thing is the fuselage. Hello?? its cloudy outside. What color do you think reflects off of a polished aluminum finish? It aint purple folks. About the blue 'delta' stripe. Look at a 'real' AA plane sometime and you'll see thats there there is a (from top to bottom) a blue, white, and red stripe along the fuselage. You can even see part of the middle white stripe by the L4 door. American has its windows on the blue cheat line. Enough with the doctored photo conspiracies, geez. Go open some presents or something. Ok, I am done complaining! see ya