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:
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 ...)View Large View Medium
Photo © Bob Garrard
The clean, stylish, professional-looking sans-serif font in which the Delta name now appears
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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