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Why Didn't DL Sticker Aircraft For These Olympics?  
User currently offline727lover From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

They were the official airline for the Atlanta games. Remember, every aircraft was stickered. Why not this time? They were the official airline this time right?!




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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Other priority´s I guess.

To get exposure you have to sticker a considerable number of aircraft. Lots of ground time / planning / manpower etc .....

And then in a few weeks the same story to get off all the stickers..

Firing xx % of you workforce and then have an expensive sticker party can be un-political I guess


User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Because they would probably be required to wash the plane prior to applying the olympic decals. Something Delta isn't known for.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

One idea of mine is that the economy was heading south in late 2000 so to save some money, they would not place the stickers on the aircraft and instead pamper the timetables, etc. with the Olympic logo.

Jeff


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Cost,Cost!


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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

To milemaster:
You can wash that plane all you want, It would still look the same. It needs a paint job. Right now we have three to four planes in paint hangers every day. It takes 5 to 10 days to paint a plane. The backlog of unpainted planes is another of Ron Allen's legacy.


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6608 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

I don't think DL was the official airline of the olympics...I think it was actually United.

User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

FlyPNS1,

Delta was in fact the official airline of the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City. SLC is Delta's western hub and as such, Delta was the prefered carrier for transporting athletes and spectators to the games. Delta's sponsorship can be easily seen with its massive Olympic-themed pamphlets, etc as well as the 777, 757 and several CRJs painted with special SLCWOG livery.

I question why you would think that United was the official airline.



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User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Along with the Olmpic themed 777,757, and RJ's, the SLC airport was also themed for the Olympics.

The employees did not receive special ties or scarves for the 2002 games as they did for the 1996 games.

Removal of the 1996 stickers was a gigantic pain in the a** after the completion of the Olympics. I think DL received adequate exposure for these games. In addition to the commercials on TV, the videos onboard the planes, printed items (schedule books, Sky magazine, etc..). Another surprise was that almost every interview with successful athletes took place in front of the DL Center with Delta Center prominent in the background.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1181 times:


United was the official carrier of the US OLYMPIC TEAM. Not the entire Olympic games.



User currently offlineUAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

I was looking at some pics of Delta's first 767, Spirit of Delta when it was new. Even when new that paint scheme looked dirty! It should go down in Delta history as the 'Dirrrty Delta' era.

The new colors are great, just can't get those planes painted fast enough.


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6608 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

DL got a decent amount of publicity although the DL television commercials certainly stink!

User currently offlineUA_727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 215 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

9 out of 10 CRJ's that flew into BIL were wearing that damned snowflake, torch-looking thing. (Still don't really know what the heck that thing is...) anyway, I would presume that a large majority of the CRJ's out of SLC were painted in Olympic schemes.


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User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

UA_727,

Actually, SkyWest, like ASA and I believe Comair, has only 1 CRJ painted in the Olympic livery.




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User currently offlineUA_727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 215 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Stand corrected, thank you ATL. Wasn't aware of that. Smile


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