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Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:43 pm


Who in here votes to bring back Delta's late '90's livery. I do. You choose!
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:58 pm


Anyone?
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:02 pm

no
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RE: Yes Bring It Back!

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:25 pm

It looked much better than the current Deltaflot colors.

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:28 pm

No, I think the newest 'Deltaflot' colors are the best.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:42 pm

I think the Deltaflot scheme is much more modern looking than the previous one. I really like it.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:54 pm

Another vote for the new livery. I never liked the Ron Allen "Bloody Nose" scheme.
 
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Ya Olde Liffry

Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:34 pm

767-332ER, you've got my vote! I also like the old livery best!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:41 pm

Although the new, new scheme looks damn nice on the new 767-4, I miss the black nose and the delta symbol by the doors and stuff. I really think most airlines that have changed their colors have done a crappy job doing so, Delta's newest seems to be the best so far...I think UA should go back to their 80's, 90's colors too...

I am partial to more basic color schemes, the new ones are getting to busy, like USAirways. To many colors on a plane just takes away from it.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 4:15 pm

no....the more I look at it the more I like the newest livery
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:08 pm

You got my vote. The '97 livery was one of the best around. The777Man
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:14 pm

I really liked Delta's previous two liveries because this new livery is terrible in my opinion.
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:24 pm

I like the new tail colors but I still think the livery should have had a red line between the white upper and the polished metal lower fuselage.
I never liked the livery II much at all and I guess with the passage of time the original is a bit too old to go back to now despite the good looks.
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 9:05 pm

Actually, the current Deltaflot livery doesn't look so bad on certain planes, such as the 777-200ER and 767-400ER.

Does anyone know how many of DL's planes are in the current livery?
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:37 pm

I say keep the newest livery for the mainline. Perhaps use the 97 livery for the Express, Shuttle or even both. I mean look at US Airways Metrojet with a different livery then the mainline. I think it would make sense for delta to have a second livery for the Express division.
But I love "Deltaflot" livery

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:05 pm

I prefer the new livery, most modern. I just hope that they do not change it again!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:22 pm

The Deltaflot scheme rules. It looks really nice on all its planes, esp the 764 though.

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:32 pm

I liked the "Delta Air Lines" on the NC but thats about it. I think they should revert to the OC. I liked the black on the nose.
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:54 pm

I guess I'm still stuck back in the Ron Allen days. I love the Old Colors!!!!! The 1997 scheme I dont mind either. The "Deltaflo" scheme is nice but I could really make it look nice.

TWA
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:57 pm

Get rid of the Deltaflot color scheme! There is too much white on the fuselage! Bring back the 1997 color scheme, it looks great on a 757/767/777!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 2:00 am

Count me in to bring back the old colors, the new livery looks horrible!!
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 4:37 am


Thanks for the replies, you guys are the greatest.
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 4:59 am

old-old colors suck.
deltaflot colors suck even more.
old-new colors are the best.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 5:11 am

When do you think we will see the newest Delta livery on a MD-11??
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 5:13 am

DELTA WILL PROBABLY HAVE A NEW COLOUR SCHEME IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS! Along with Finnair and BA!

lol

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Sun Apr 29, 2001 11:05 am

Screw all the above liveries... bring back the DC-8 delivery scheme of 1958 - a time when Delta was proud to be (and we were proud to have them be) the 'Airline of The South'.

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:17 pm

I liked the pre 97 scheme the best. Then the 97, but the newest is horrible
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:43 pm

Ive always liked the new colours but......for Aeroflot Smile
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 4:49 pm

I agree with those who prefer the 1997 scheme to the 2000 one. In general, I dislike the trend toward all-white fuselages Sad! Especially when they are not kept clean (all-dirt fuselages). The new tail design is okay, but the "Delta Air Lines" titles and some kind of stripes on the fuselage would be much better than what is being used now.
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 9:10 pm

No, I like the newest livery better. I dont think there really a big difference from Aeroflot's tail.

What the poll result so far?
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 9:15 pm

i like the "Deltaflot" colours personally
 
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RE: Yes, Definitely! Delta Has To Go Back Again.

Wed May 02, 2001 10:21 pm

I never, never, never understood why Delta throwed away that beautiful, timeless livery. It was a very good upgrading of the livery they had before. Their latest (current) colourscheme has not that character what the airline itself perceives and should perceive. Propably the most stupid decission of an airline ever, it is a devaluation!!!! And I am right because I have taste and the knowledge!!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 10:49 pm

You can't go home again.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 11:41 pm

The new new livery (i.e. Deltaflot) is my vote.....worst case, i'd go back to the original livery, but never the '97 ron allen livery....just to stale
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 11:47 pm

It's all moot of course, but I always thought the classic Delta Widget scheme was the most beautiful in the skies, espeically on the TriStar.

I guess I'll just have to wait 30 years before I see a Delta jet painted in that livery again...like AA's doing in recognition of it's past with the 738s.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Wed May 02, 2001 11:56 pm

This is getting rather lame.
Delta is not going to change its livery back to the late 90s scheme, so give up your plaintive cries.
The Delta management couldnt care less.
Nothing is sacrosanct in the airline industry - if Pan Am could go the way of the Dodo, then I'm afraid your beloved widget and the less-than-spectacular late 90s design is history too.
Atheism is Myth Understood.
 
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RE: Jaysit, I'm Disappointed....

Thu May 03, 2001 12:14 am

Did you see what happened with bad management decisions? Look at Braathens, BA and many other airlines which managements thought they took a good decision about corporate identity changements. They all return to something they had before. Management teams are not creative thinking people (about colours and schemes etc.) and have not always a good taste. I think Delta is also in an identity crisis, possibly caused by the snobbish "Mr. Nice Guy"-talks of too expensive and not aviation specialized and passionated graphic design agencies.

Let's wait and see how Landor's (they are aviation experienced and for me they are my example of a good design agency although the new BMI design is a bit confusioning to me) BMI design is going to do it the next coming years. I give BMI not even 5 years and they will change again... read my mind and lips!

So and now I am off line.

Regards,

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RE: Air Orange

Thu May 03, 2001 1:05 am

You are right because you have the taste and knowledge? Well, we dont like some of your pictures so is that mean we are wrong?  Innocent
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 1:09 am

Everything is better then the current Deltaflot c/s. They can change how much they want, but please, don't keep the Deltaflot c/s.

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 1:15 am

I love the new one even though the old new wasn't bad at all! The new one is much more modern though and it looks georgeous as long as we keep them clean!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 1:26 am

I am certainly for it!
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 5:06 am

How can anyone possibly like the current livery? If Delta ends up painting all their planes like that I will refuse to fly on them!
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 5:18 am

747buff, even if they offer you a incredible discount airfare, you still refuse to fly?
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 4:00 pm

My sincere apologies for my reply posting 4 times. I was having fits with errors on my computer Pissed! Obviously it went thru even when I thought it had not. If possible to delete the three duplicates, go right ahead.
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I Like The Late 90s Livery Best Too.

Thu May 03, 2001 4:11 pm

The 1990s "Middle" livery is the best.

The newest one is the worst.
 
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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 4:47 pm



Enough said. One of the most stunning birds in the sky.

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RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

Thu May 03, 2001 5:49 pm

The best thing for Delta would be to retain its image and proud heritage....

by bringing back the classic color scheme that it used for 30 years. Its still on a lot of their planes of course since they havent gotten around to painting them all yet. I always thought those Delta jets were beautiful in their simplicity.

My personal belief is that corporations do little to help themselves by changing their logos and packaging constantly. Rather, the logo changes help promote the concept of discontinuity, and a cheapening of the product, which unfortunately, is quite true nowadays with most companies, including airlines.

I would also love to see American Airlines return to their classic scheme that they used in the 50's and 60's. I saw some images of their retro 757 jet in that livery, it is one of the most beautiful planes I've ever seen. The current scheme (which they have used since 1970) has never been very becoming in my opinion.

 
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RE: Western737

Fri May 04, 2001 4:54 pm

Sorry Western737, I was offline for while due to a funeral yesterday of one of my best youth friends.

Well, I accept your opinion about my pictures but tell me why should the current DL-livery be better than the former one. Why did Delta changed? And so radical!
 
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RE: DeltaSFO

Fri May 04, 2001 5:03 pm

Nobody can deny anymore that this (see the picture in your thread) is Delta's best livery ever. Your selected picture doesn't need more comments. Thanks for pleasing me with this picture. Delta will regret that I once will "borrow" this livery for another airline c/s upgrade in future!! How stupid an airline could be to change. What kind of weird plan was behind it to choose for the current scheme? Why did they change, why, why? As an European I cannot understand this, it is really confusioning to me. Can you tell me why they did it?
 
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Air Orange

Fri May 04, 2001 6:02 pm

Honestly, I think most Delta employees are just as dumbfounded as you are.

Apparently, Mr. Mullin and his management team were looking for a more modern, bold brand image.

My opinion is this: Delta Air Lines has always been a conservative, unassuming company, and the '97 livery was so elegantly understated that it fit this image perfectly. No huge "colors in motion" or flag screaming at you on the tail, just an elegant cheatline down the side, and the traditional widget with our company's full name, Delta Air Lines. Even though it was only around for a few years, the '97 color scheme will go down as the favorite of many Delta employees.

Granted, this doesn't look too bad either:


The new colors are nice, you just have to give them time to grow on you. Understated is definitely not a word I would use to describe this paintjob. It's the new look, and N863DA is leading Delta into a new era, supposedly. Although I like the new flag colors, I wouldn't much mind seeing the '97 color scheme come back.

One aircraft I think would look amazing in the new Delta color scheme is the A330. Air Orange, think you could whip one up sometime?

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