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Deltas New Look

Sun Jun 25, 2000 10:33 pm

as much as i may have wanted deltas new look for aeroflot, i never once did imply that its bad, it really does look great, but on the wrong airline.

P.S and i meant if the tail design was inverted with the sky blue painted a light greyish white, not the litteral image as many readers took it.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 3:19 am

Don't worry - in a few years they'll change again. Apparently Delta doesn't find the good outfit since they abandoned the classic colours.

RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 4:05 am

Their aircraft look better with the 1997 color scheme, there is too much white with the new scheme with a tail that looks similar to the Russian flag.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 11:37 am

I think it looks very good.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 12:47 pm

I wish I was a bit quicker with my camera. After a recent flight, we were taxiing to the gate in Atlanta. While we passed one of the concourses, I looked out the window and saw what would have been the perfect picture for this site. Parked side by side were three planes at three gates. In front was a Delta 757 in the second livery (1997), behind it was a plane (I couldn't see what type - maybe a 757) in the new livery. And just behind that was an L-1011 in, of course, the old colors. The tails were lined up just right in a row so you could see clearly each color scheme. Delta's past and present. It was beautiful. Damn! I wish I got to my camera before we passed it.

RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 10:24 pm

I prefer the 1997 scheme over the new one too, there's just too much white on the new one.
If they had put a thin red and a thick blue cheatline between the white color and the bare metal of the fuselage it would look much better imho.
Perhaps this would even look better, if they would use a light grayish blue like in the lower part of the tail to paint the lower part of the fuselage instead of leaving it bare metal.
The worst thing is, that there is no logo or Delta title on the tail. Every big airline has its logo on the tail, I can't understand why they "forgot" that.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Mon Jun 26, 2000 10:37 pm

The new Deltaflot colours are OK, the white fuselage I kind of like (looks very sporty for some reason). But it's goig to cost millions of dollars and I don't see how it will get them even a single extra customer! A couple of seat sales would have done the job just fine. And the tail colours are so bland! What does it mean? The old-new livery was conservative but by using a cheatline it meant they looked different and it was smart and had the logo on the tail.

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RE: Deltas New Look

Tue Jun 27, 2000 2:47 am

Delta is the best airline in the world. All of the other airlines are feces except Delta. Their new paint scheme is sooo beatiful that it is heavenly, when I see one in real life I think I'm going to feces in my paints. AAL is very nice too. But not as nice as DAL. UAL, looks like hell because they are soooo dark!
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RE: Deltas New Look

Tue Jun 27, 2000 2:51 am

Maybe they should just stick with their 70's scheme even though it looks out of date since it has worked so well for them and become very recognizable for Delta.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Tue Jun 27, 2000 3:07 am

As I said in an earlier post, I don't care for the "new" new Delta colors - that tail is just horrible. What were they thinking? The "new" colors we're crisp and distinct. Very classy. I wish they would start over - besides I'm a "widget" lover.
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RE: Deltas New Look

Tue Jun 27, 2000 3:54 am


As close as it is the Russian flag has white, blue, and red, in horizontal stripes. This is the Russian flag on an Aeroflot plane:
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Photo © Janne Laukkonen

The Delta's new tail is red, blue, and a grey colour. This is Delta's new tail:
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Photo © Michael Carter

So really, there is no reason whatsoever, that Aeroflot should have ever word Delta's tail.

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RE: Deltas New Look

Tue Jun 27, 2000 5:36 am

I don't see to much simularities between Delta's tail and the Russian flag. Although I do see some simularities between Deltas Tail and Aeroflots new tail. Maybe thats what people are talking about LH423. Take a look...

Aeroflot's tail on 777.

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Photo © Ulrich F. Hoppe

Delta's new tail on 777.

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Photo © Michael Carter

I can see a simularity in the style.

As for what I think of Delta's new look, I aggree, to much white!!! When ever I get some extra time I might create a little site for you all to link too and get your opinion on some of the modifications I made to their new scheme. I am also working on a new look for Southwest Airlines just for fun.

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