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DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 pm

I have to admit, when I first saw it, I didn't really like it.. But now that I've seen it a few times, and seen many aircraft painted in it, it has grown on me quite a bit... Especially on the smaller aircraft. I will say that it would have looked better on the MD88 had they painted the cowlings on the engines, but other than that, I would have to say that this is one of Delta's better liverys. Anyone agree or disagree? all opinions are welcome
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:08 pm

the same with me...

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:55 pm

I really like it. Very simple and "clean".

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:32 am

It's growing on me, I think I adjust easily, I still like the previous one better, had a fresh look and feel to it...

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:30 pm

I like it except for two things. I don't like the slanted logo on the tail, and I can't stand that they've made the logo an almost exact copy of the Citgo logo. They could have at least made the widget blue and the tail red, no?

The old widget is far better, IMHO.

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:42 pm

Its okay, in my opinion. Would have liked to have seen the "widget" ratain some blue, as it had for more than 30 years.
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:57 pm

Everything is fine, besides the tail!!!!!
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:58 pm

As long as it gets me from point A to point B they can paint the blasted thing in purple and orange stripes, for all I care.
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:32 pm

I like the new livery a lot. I agree that the scheme looks much better on smaller aircraft. The simplicity of it is great.

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:32 pm

I love it.

The only reason people didn't like it when it came out was because it was so secretive and it was known there was going to be a new livery months before. There was a lot of hype. People expected something phenomonal. But all they got, was something great. And now, most are taking back their words.
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:37 pm

I think it is a lot better than the two previous liveries , but not as good as the one they had for many years
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:13 am

My first choice for a DL livery would be a more modern version of the "Classic Widget" look -- or, at the very least, the current livery with the tail widget being put in an "upright" position. However, if DL won't go for either idea, then the new "Communist Widget" scheme is the next best thing, and a definite step up from both the Ron Allen and Wavy Gravy / Deltaflot liveries.

The Ron Allen look has always struck me as having a tackiness and ugliness more befitting a (pardon the pun) fly-by-night LCC or charter airline. As for Wavy Gravy, I've never been able to regard it as anything but a boring, tedious, pretentious attempt at artsiness. Two other things I hate about both those liveries are (1.) the hideous serif font used for "Delta Air Lines" in the Ron Allen livery and "Delta" in Wavy Gravy and (2.) the lack of any widget motif on the tail (which goes to show the "traditionalist" side of my U.S. airline livery tastes).

As for why I like the new livery, it boils down to:

1. The return of a widget motif to the tail (While I don't like the slanting of the tail widget, at least there's some historical precedent for it ...)
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2. The clean, stylish, professional-looking sans-serif font in which the Delta name now appears
3. As CO7e7 has mentioned, the overall "very simple and 'clean'" look of the livery

I can't wait till spring arrives and the Communist Widget finally graces a 77L. That should be a sight to behold.
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Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:28 pm


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I love Delta's new look it took a little while to get used to but its really grown on me. It's nice, fresh, clean, modern and retains part of the widget.



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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:32 pm



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 7):
As long as it gets me from point A to point B they can paint the blasted thing in purple and orange stripes, for all I care.

Yeah, that is true, but it is always nice to have a good looking a/c!!!
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:34 pm

I like it on the smaller jets but not so much on the bigger ones, correct me if I am wrong but didn't they just go through a new livery just a few years ago?
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:00 pm

As many of you said, very fresh and modern  Smile I like it.
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:34 pm



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 14):
I like it on the smaller jets but not so much on the bigger ones, correct me if I am wrong but didn't they just go through a new livery just a few years ago?

this is their 3rd new livery in about 10 years ... wish I had shares in a paint company
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:42 am



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 16):
this is their 3rd new livery in about 10 years ... wish I had shares in a paint company

Their three liveries overlapped.

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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:15 am



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 10):
I think it is a lot better than the two previous liveries , but not as good as the one they had for many years

ditto for me. it's nice, clean and professional. (although i didn't find it that compelling when i first saw it)

still miss the old livery, especially on the 727s.
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:22 pm

I've seen the livery on a lot of 757s and RJs at JFK. I think it's better than the Wavy Gravy, which I never understood, the tail was weird. But I still think it's a little bland. My favorite livery revamps of recent years are those of UA and NW. UA's livery looks spectacular on their 777s and 747s.
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:01 am



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 17):
Their three liveries overlapped.

Has the original (pre 1997) scheme been phased out yet, or are there still a few aircraft flying aound with the old livery?
 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:19 am



Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):
Has the original (pre 1997) scheme been phased out yet, or are there still a few aircraft flying aound with the old livery?

I would lay lots of cash on 'no'. I wish DL would paint a plane in each of its previous liveries (acquisitions too) just as USAirways has.  hyper 
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RE: DL New Livery... Love It Or Hate It?

Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:44 pm

I don't really like it. It looks so "stiff".


Then again, never did like DL
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