IslandHopper
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Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:49 am

When Delta retired the L1011 and 727, I assumed these would be broken up due to their age and obsolescence. But according to this website, many of these have been sold and are back in the air!

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/afterDL.html

Nice to see this ex-DL L1011s in service with Yes and Universal airlines. The Universal L10 keeps the widget livery stripes intact:


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Photo © Garry Lewis



Some of the 727s still have most of the Delta livery intact, including this ugly bugger. Does it REALLY cost that much more for a new paint job?


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Photo © Jorge Rocafort



I can't believe Delta didn't make Indonesian Airlines paint over the rippling flag on the tail...that's Delta's current scheme! Can't say it looks bad though.


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Photo © Kok Chwee SIM



Do you think more Delta L10s and 727s will see service again? Some of them have very low time since D checks, from what I hear.

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727LOVER
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:02 am

I can't believe Delta didn't make Indonesian Airlines paint over the rippling flag on the tail...that's Delta's current scheme! Can't say it looks bad though.


That is a VERY interesting question!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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tommy767
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:08 am

Wow, that tristar is CLEAN!
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ghost77
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:18 am

Island Hopper,

Just for your information... Aerolineas Internacionales B727-200 XA-AFB ex. Delta it's stand at CVJ. LNT ceased operations last June  Sad...

Ricardo M.  Smile

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IslandHopper
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sun Sep 21, 2003 9:13 am

No wonder they ceased operations with a paintjob like that!
 
411A
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:25 am

Twenty ex-DAL B727's have been sold to an Indonesian airline and are leaving, one by one from VCV enroute Djakarta.
The folks involved are known to many...mostly for not paying their bills on time.
Unfortunately.
 
BR715-A1-30
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:55 am

The INDONESIAN paint scheme could be a Hybrid.
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Dazed767
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:17 pm

There's no 'law' saying another airline can't fly their current paint scheme? Almost like a copyright on a logo or something? Just seems weird, but I guess as long as the airline's name isn't on there it's fine.
 
Bobs89irocz
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RE: Delta's 727s And L1011s Back In Service

Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:28 pm

Im sure they change the paint on that 727 the first time it was scheduled for heavy maintnance, im sure Delta wouldnt let them get away with that for to long.

BTW: i remember when that photo was taken, it was a couple of days after Delta's last 727 flew i think?

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