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Special DL Liveries - What Would You Like To See?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:48 am

I was wondering, as you all should know, Delta has several different special livery aircraft. Such examples include the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness 752, the Habitat for Humanity 763ER, and the Delta Spirit 772LR. This is a poll to see what special Delta livery would you like to see. Please provide a description, aircraft type, and aircraft registration.

I personally would like to see a Coca-Cola themed Delta aircraft. Since there are no special livery 764ERs, I think that such livery should be used on the 764ER that I previously flown on, N834MH. The tail would be red with Coca-Cola's Dyamic Ribbon, and a Coca-Cola logo below the Delta logo on the front of the fuselage. Delta has always been a loyal Coke customer from the beginning, and the relationship will continue after DL buys out NW.

Does anyone have a cool idea?
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Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:45 pm

Well considering they're the "official" airline of the four major pro sports teams in Atlanta as well as the athletic programs at the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University, I'd love to see some sports themed a/c. They have in a way done an Atlanta Braves plane with the Hank Aaron 757.

For the Braves, Hawks, Thrashers and the Falcons, perhaps some 757s. Keep the DL livery with the exception of the tail and the engine nacelles. Put the team logo on the tail and engine nacelles and add "Official Airline Of The Atlanta Braves/Hawks/Thrashers/Falcons" after the Delta titles on the fuselage with the team name portion being in the font/script used on their uniforms and logos.

For UGA, GT, and GSU, I'd go with the 737s. Like with the pro teams, put the team logo on the tail but put the school logo on the engine nacelles, and have the "Official Airline of UGA/Georgia Tech/Georgia State Athletics" after the Delta titles on the fuselage.
 
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:08 am

Maybe in 2029 they could paint a plane in each of their liveries until then. That would be pretty cool. The Ron Allen plane would absolutely have to be a 757 or some equivalent airplane.
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:16 am

If DL bought NW I would like DL to have a Spirit of Minnesota paint scheme. A walleye (the state fish) on the fuselage like AS's salmon-thirty-salmon. On the tail have the Minneapolis skyline. I would like it on a 777.
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:52 pm



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
I personally would like to see a Coca-Cola themed Delta aircraft

Coke is a good idea. I want to see a Northeast MD88, a Western 737, post-merger Northwest Airbuses in both the bowling shoe and the newest liveries, and possibly a PanAm not sure what type though. I would like to see an early 90s widget, a Ron Allen, and the one after Ron Allen. With the merged airline having around 800 mainline airplanes there is no reason they couldn't have a few special paintjobs (if US Air can, anyone can).
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Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:45 am



Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
Northeast MD88

Why not a DC-9?

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
PanAm not sure what type though

Absolutely a 747-400 in PA 1969 delivery colors (Not the billboard)

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
Western 737

Sweet!

Don't forget National Airlines.....a 757-300 would emulate the DC-8 (be still my heart)
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Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:15 pm

Classic livery (late 1960s-1996) 777

They're also the official airline of Atlanta Motor Speedway, which I think is the only airline/NASCAR sponsor tie-in today.
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Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:51 pm

IMHO the only livery Delta should be painting on its aircraft is the 2007 U&O livery.

Time to drive consistency of brand and product...
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Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:16 pm



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
IMHO the only livery Delta should be painting on its aircraft is the 2007 U&O livery.

Time to drive consistency of brand and product...

My sentiments as well. Wouldn't mind seeing only one type of livery on Delta planes - I don't want DL becoming like US Airways and having to have a million special liveries.
 
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Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:55 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
I don't want DL becoming like US Airways and having to have a million special liveries.

Hey! When US realeases a new logojet, they usually have special buttons they sell in the Company Store! And with every lgojet comes a
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PARTY!!
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Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 5):
Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
Northeast MD88

Why not a DC-9?

I thought about that. I just think the MD88s will be around longer than the DC-9s.

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
My sentiments as well. Wouldn't mind seeing only one type of livery on Delta planes - I don't want DL becoming like US Airways and having to have a million special liveries.

What I hate to say makes US Air cool is that they recognize heritage from years gone by. Its just a good way respect to employees who gave their lives to the company.

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 9):
Hey! When US releases a new logojet, they usually have special buttons they sell in the Company Store! And with every logojet comes a

PARTY!!

Partys are good morale boosters!
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:41 pm



Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 10):
Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 5):
Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
Northeast MD88

Why not a DC-9?

I thought about that. I just think the MD88s will be around longer than the DC-9s.

Actually, I believe there is at least one of NW's DC-9-30s that originally flew as a Yellowbird.
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:36 pm

Ray Charles jazz themed livery
 
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:56 pm



Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 10):
I just think the MD88s will be around longer than the DC-9s.

Stranger things have happened.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
Actually, I believe there is at least one of NW's DC-9-30s that originally flew as a Yellowbird.

How can we find out which one?
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Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:03 pm



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 13):
How can we find out which one?

Check out the NW DC-9 photos in NWADC9's profile: N994Z is indeed an ex-Yellowbird N979NE.

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...um_name=N994Z&album_creator=NWADC9
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Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:04 pm

I'd like to see Delta on one side, and NorthWest on the other.
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Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:26 am



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 14):
Check out the NW DC-9 photos in NWADC9's profile: N994Z is indeed an ex-Yellowbird N979NE.

Well they could paint the DC9 N994Z in NE colors. However when the merger gets finalized that ships life would be close to the end, mabye they should do N994Z and an MD or just do an MD and take the tail# from the DC9 and put it on an MD. I'm glad I aint gonna be runnin the paint gun. Smile
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Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:11 am



Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 16):
Well they could paint the DC9 N994Z in NE colors. However when the merger gets finalized that ships life would be close to the end, mabye they should do N994Z and an MD or just do an MD and take the tail# from the DC9 and put it on an MD. I'm glad I aint gonna be runnin the paint gun. Smile

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Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:29 am

Look for a special livery next year, commemorating Delta's 80th anniversary.
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:39 am



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):

IMHO the only livery Delta should be painting on its aircraft is the 2007 U&O livery.

If it didn't suck so bad I would agree. Maybe the next CEO will do the right thing and bring back the real widget. Well I guess it would be Anderson's job since all other liveries seem to come at the end of the CEO's time at DL.
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:57 am



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 18):
Look for a special livery next year, commemorating Delta's 80th anniversary.

Hopefully it will look better than the 75th Anniversary livery they put on the Spirit Of Delta. It wasn't that bad of a livery, they just executed it a bit wrong.

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Had they more accurately portrayed the 1940s livery, it would have looked better (Look at some of the other airlines that have retrojets). While I can understand why they used the Spirit of Delta for the 75th Anniversary livery, that livery probably would have looked better on a 738.

The 80th Anniversary livery in my opinion, ought to be applied to a 772LR (especially since they have several of them scheduled for delivery in 2009).
 
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:31 am

I would like them to leave one plane in the NW colors, that would make my day!


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Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:42 pm

Back in 1994/5, NWA did a trial with a DC9-50. The fuselage was all-grey, with one side of the fuselage a white NW the height of the fuselage, with the other side of the aircraft the NW in red. It looked really sharp, especially the red version. The tail was the standard NWA red tail. The NW logos were around the entry door.

I have a pic somewhere that I took from when I worked at MSP Ramp back in 1994-5, but I dont know if it is in an electronic format.

How about an all-white fuselage, with a fuselage height-sized DL widget (original widget) at an angle, pointing towards the tail...
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Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:47 pm



Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 22):
Back in 1994/5, NWA did a trial with a DC9-50. The fuselage was all-grey, with one side of the fuselage a white NW the height of the fuselage, with the other side of the aircraft the NW in red. It looked really sharp, especially the red version. The tail was the standard NWA red tail. The NW logos were around the entry door.


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Unfortunately, no photos of the white lettered side.

Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 22):
How about an all-white fuselage, with a fuselage height-sized DL widget (original widget) at an angle, pointing towards the tail...

Which "original" widget?

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You know, I wouldn't mind seeing them do an a/c in the original sideways widget. I also think that the livery used on the Convair 880s would look sharp on a 757:


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Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:21 pm



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 23):
You know, I wouldn't mind seeing them do an a/c in the original sideways widget. I also think that the livery used on the Convair 880s would look sharp on a 757:

Yep, a DL RetroJet... and as for the fuselage-height widget, I think the leaning or sideways widget...
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:32 am



Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 4):
and possibly a PanAm not sure what type though.

744 or A330 (since Delta did fly the ex-PAA A310s).

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 6):
Classic livery (late 1960s-1996) 777

YES. That's what I want to see.

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