IP - some of these kids are too young to physically "cream" their pants!! We must be sensative to all in our disjointed and embarassing a.net family.
Kai - the story I heard was that the first 10 or so planes were painted using paint that NWA wanted BAE to use and to have BAE get them in and out of the paint shop and on the line in the states ASAP. BAE warned them about the quality, but they needed them on the line. Hence, the oldest avros look like they're 20 years old. The subsequent ones were painted using different paint and to the specs that BAE paints them, and aren't so bad. I was flying 506 the other day and man, it was awful. It is also true, that XJ
dos not have a paint cycle for their planes and just does touch ups when necessary.
All: while it's nice to see planes painted in new colors it sort of ends there. I flew on 747-200 ship 6637 with the new scheme a little bit ago and I honestly forgot how it was painted. As far as interiors go... all in due time. It's not like Northwest can park all their planes and just will new interiors in them. Incidently, the 742s I was on looked much better than the 744s I was on. Clean, new overheads and new fixtures. NWA has got it right...
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