Aviation Photo #1514778 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 - Northwest Airlines

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The Past and future of these classic DC-9's.... It doesn't matter what color you paint these birds, they will always have the dirty tail cone.
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    McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas
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    N8926E
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    Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field
    Minnesota
    USA
    April 11, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo - but sad to see NWA go
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent shot! Love the comparison!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Funny that these two birds are together those two companies are merging, Delta and Northwest
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think its funny on how the NWA widget on the body has to be only turned 45 degrees up to get that odd looking Delta widget, lol. Sad to see NWA go.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Always thought the NWA scheme was one of the best around. Clean and cool. Delta's widget is growing on me, but it's just not the same. Another thing I'll miss is the DC-9. Her days are numbered, as Delta recently ordered 737s. I will miss the 5-across seating - my wife got her aisle seat, and I got my window. Now I'll be stuck in the middle unless we spring for the front cabin.
Anonymous
6 years ago
NWA's last colour scheme was one of the best, one of the coolest around, in my opinion, too. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing their 757's and A330's in this scheme at AMS. Shame it's gone, Delta should make a retro bird in a couple years time wearing it again, just in the way US Airways honours the airlines it sprouted from.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I really hated the way DELTA put a NW pointing chevron on their tails. The southern airline can't hold a candle to the NW one.

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