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What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Tue Aug 07, 2001 9:53 pm

Hey what airline American, Northwest, Continental, Delta, or United makes or made the DC10 look the best??
I think Continental.
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Tue Aug 07, 2001 10:27 pm

I have to agree with you. The Continental DC-10s are very clean and well maintained. If I didn't know any better, I would think I was on a new aircraft!
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 12:02 am

NO WAY!!!!! American did!
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 12:27 am

In my opinion the North West Dc-10, probably because I never saw the other 3 here in Amsterdam.
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 1:14 am

AA ..no Doubt.....CO second, then NW
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 1:18 am

I agree with SESGDL and Tan Flyr, AA did it the best! Nothing looks more majestic than their polished metal from nose to tail. This only fits on their older aircraft though such as the DC-10 and 727s, since the new aircraft have a layer of paint on the tail making it discolored.
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:11 am

Tough call. My personal favorites:
CPAir, UTA and Iberia
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:21 am

North West, I just love the red/gray combination.
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 3:17 am

I never thought I'd *ever* take part in this kinda post, but I like the Sun Country DC-10 colours... but the FedEx DC-10s or MD-10s look the best in my mind...
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 3:28 am

The Silverbirds!

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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:12 am

AA, the DC10 was built for them. Then again, so was the L1011.
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:13 am

Continental
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:19 am

I think the -10 wears the colors of NW best.

American is a classic look. Continental's is actually a livery that(thankfully for them) really compliments the 737.

I know the question was specific, but this is one livery on the -10 that I always thought looked cool:



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Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:28 am

Continental:


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IMO, the best CO D10 pics are from ZRH. Run a search, you won't be disappointed.

Alitalia:


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Great bird, you still can see the MD-11 in these colors, but she still doesn't touch the DC-10

Caledonian (after the BA takeover):


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Beautiful.

There you have it folks, my top three.
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:41 am

Northwest in the new livery


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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 6:52 am

I always thought the DC-10 looked best in the colors of American Airlines.

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Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:07 am

For the ones listed, I would say Continental. But if I may squeeze in one not on the list, I'll say Pluna.



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Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:07 am

Continental or American Delta 2
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:12 am

National DC-10's rocked with their SunKing livery!!!


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Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:18 am

American Airlines

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Western Airlines

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Hawaiian Island

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Old Continental

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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:22 am

I'd say British Airways, American and Northwest are/were the best schemes to adorn the DC10.
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:43 am

SSTjumbo,the DC-10 was also made for United..
My fav DC-10 colors are United 'new colors'-sure do miss these at ORD  Sad

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Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:17 am

A few more......

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Sun Country (gone now?)


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Fed-Ex


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NWA


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Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:25 am

The old Continental (1970's)
Anyone remember the DC-10 "pub flights" circa 1975? Now those were also great on the inside!
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Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:45 am

I have always liked them in CO colors, and UAL colors, and I think that FedEx makes them look great. However, I hate AAs paint on any aircraft, as well as Northwest's, so those did not do it justice.
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:52 am

I think that the Continental DC-10s look the best, but only in the new colors. UAL comes 2nd, followed by Delta and then NWA.

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Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:53 am

Canadian

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Finnair 'Moomins Europe' DC-10-30

Wed Aug 08, 2001 11:00 am

I think Finnair ''Moomins Europe'' DC-10-30 is the best colouring scheme of DC-10 comparing with other airlines. It is lovely and beautiful!!!
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2001 2:11 am

I vote for the "classics" on a classic!


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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 2:38 am

Northwest, of course!

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Thu Aug 09, 2001 3:38 am

northwest!
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 3:40 am

Continental in the new colours is the best on the DC-10...Maybe because I only see Continental planes at EWR.

Jeff
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2001 4:17 am

The old Varig c/s

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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 4:26 am

I would say the Canadian DC10-30 with the names of all the employees written on it.
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2001 5:13 am

With as many people that have responded to this question is really is suprising that only one person(besides myself) remembers the National(the original) DC-10 with the sunburst on the tail. Check out the pictures that Airliners.net has in their library. Some very good ones. And to Tom in NO: Thanks for remembering!
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 7:20 am

Remember the CO DC-10 pub flights well. They were great. Always loved killing time around the bar meeting new friends and chatting things up. I also had a, surprisingly, great DC-10 flight on Varig a few years ago ( 1999) from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo. Great food, great service and the plane was spacious in Biz class. Does Varig still operate the DC-10?
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 7:34 am

CO and Canadian.
 
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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 3:55 pm

I think the best looking DC-10s were of the original British Airline Maverick, Laker Airways.


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And I do like the post-BA merger (B)Caledonian livery, the old premerger livery looked good on a DC-10 as well.


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Thu Aug 09, 2001 4:49 pm

Thus far, the choices have not included the DC-10s of JALWAYS Reso'cha, Singapore Airlines, Avensa, Mandarin Airlines, Hawaiian Air, Air New Zealand, Air Afrique, LAM, The Hawaii Express, Air Florida, Ariana Afghan Airlines and Overseas National Airlines . . .

my personal favourites of my favourite airliner.

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Thu Aug 09, 2001 5:29 pm

Mexicana!!!!!!!


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Thu Aug 09, 2001 5:34 pm

As an old PanAm fan, I just have to vote for...

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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 5:36 pm

The VIASA colourscheme looked quite attractive and so did Capitol´s.


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Liked Sir Freddie´s -10´s in their distinguish red´n black cheatline as well.


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RE: What Airline Makes Or Made The D10 Look The Best?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 6:24 pm

Definitely American,

close second United`s new colors.
Also the good old eastern livery, basically everything that shows bare metal. I also liked Ecuatorianas design (not the airline, just their paint scheme).

Northwest looks good too :

Definitely not Spantax...

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