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Wed May 01, 2019 12:20 am

Those wing extensions and big fans... so pretty.

That raccoon mask... so dreadful.
 
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I thought I'd enjoy the raccoon mask more than I actually do, but boy is that a pretty lady!
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Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.
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Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 am

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Looks great with these red engine covers. I hope they keep them attached during normal operations ... oh, wait a minute :duck:
 
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I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.
 
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Wed May 01, 2019 12:05 pm

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Looks great, I managed to snag a D1 seat on a NRT-SEA flight on the 339.....I'll have to track the Tail # to see if I fly the plane pictured :)

I like the raccoon mask!
 
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I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like the racoon mask on the A350 but I don't think it works on other aircraft.
 
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Lookin' good! Lookin' good!

Still wish it didn't have that black "mask" around the cockpit windows though; I think the classic A330 nose is more appropriate.


Delta long had black masking at the base of the cockpit window that blended into the cheat line scheme. It wasn’t until wavy gravy that it was removed and then continued into the latest livery. When they did it with the wavy gravy, I remember Pilots actually complaining about it. They wanted at least a small shelf of it put back under the window. It’s not a design feature like Air Canada, but it serves the same purpose for both carriers. Cockpit glare reduction. It could be Air Canada just decided to take it a step further by adding some flare to it. Like eye black on a football player. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up on other models as they head to a paint shop over time. It’s a nice look.

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Wed May 01, 2019 2:03 pm

dampfnudel wrote:
Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.


Have they had a plan flying 339 out of JFK yet? I thought right now all 339 are ex-SEA.
 
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usax777 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.

Have they had a plan flying 339 out of JFK yet? I thought right now all 339 are ex-SEA.

There won't be any new routes announced for the 339 until the S20 schedule. The first 4 frames are spoken for with TPAC service out of SEA. In theory, the next 3 should also go to SEA for TPAC coverage of the SEA-PEK/KIX routes (although whether SEA-PEK/KIX can afford the extra seat count is debatable). So you're probably looking at Frame #8 before we see another Hub with 339s That being said, DL could also keep them at SEA to cover TATL service (SEA-AMS/CDG) in which case 339s outside of SEA wouldn't be until 2021.
 
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Wed May 01, 2019 10:58 pm

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I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like it too, especially on an otherwise Eurowhite livery. It's like a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
 
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Thu May 02, 2019 12:29 am

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
usax777 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.

Have they had a plan flying 339 out of JFK yet? I thought right now all 339 are ex-SEA.

There won't be any new routes announced for the 339 until the S20 schedule. The first 4 frames are spoken for with TPAC service out of SEA. In theory, the next 3 should also go to SEA for TPAC coverage of the SEA-PEK/KIX routes (although whether SEA-PEK/KIX can afford the extra seat count is debatable). So you're probably looking at Frame #8 before we see another Hub with 339s That being said, DL could also keep them at SEA to cover TATL service (SEA-AMS/CDG) in which case 339s outside of SEA wouldn't be until 2021.

Then let’s hope they get cracking on those A330-300/200 retrofits for TATL flights soon!
 
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Kindanew wrote:
BTV290 wrote:
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like the racoon mask on the A350 but I don't think it works on other aircraft.



agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example
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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
usax777 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.

Have they had a plan flying 339 out of JFK yet? I thought right now all 339 are ex-SEA.

There won't be any new routes announced for the 339 until the S20 schedule. The first 4 frames are spoken for with TPAC service out of SEA. In theory, the next 3 should also go to SEA for TPAC coverage of the SEA-PEK/KIX routes (although whether SEA-PEK/KIX can afford the extra seat count is debatable). So you're probably looking at Frame #8 before we see another Hub with 339s That being said, DL could also keep them at SEA to cover TATL service (SEA-AMS/CDG) in which case 339s outside of SEA wouldn't be until 2021.


Thank you very much for your continued contribution to this thread and thoughtful insight.
 
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agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example

Different concept.

AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.
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musman9853 wrote:
agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example

Different concept.

AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.

And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.
 
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Thu May 02, 2019 3:28 am

JannEejit wrote:
BTV290 wrote:
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like it too, especially on an otherwise Eurowhite livery. It's like a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.


The raccoon mask is just an interim step so that there is no change when the one piece curved glass is substituted as a cost reduction.
 
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I've spoken with numerous Captains and First Officers. Pretty much all of them love the "eyeliner" look. They stated that it greatly reduced glare.
 
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WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example

Different concept.

AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.

And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.


That's actually quite funny. The Thunderbird heading a totem pole has been around "a little longer" than the A350. If you check closely, you'll see the shape of the mask around a Thunderbird is quite different from a racoon mask/A350 and very much like Air Canada's livery.

Reading the press releases at the time, you'll read mention that it was an "inclusion" to Western Canada, as Air Canada had always been thought an Eastern Canadian company. The Thunderbird is very much a Western Canadian symbol.

I hardly think the designers of the new brand were worried about or even cared what Airbus was painting on the noses of their new aircraft. They are not a-netters after all. ;)

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So larger titles clearly fit on a 330... wonder why they chose to make them so small on the ones they inherited from NWA?


DL's branding policy is that the titles will be above the windows and between the #1 and #2 doors, but not overlapping the doors (or their painted borders) themselves.
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Pardon my ignorance if this has been answered before... but will the A339s do proving runs at various airports or will they enter service directly?
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WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
agreed. it looks weird on air canada's birds for example

AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.

And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.

Though it sorta goes without saying, that what you "believe in" has no actual bearing on the reality of the situation....




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That's actually quite funny. The Thunderbird heading a totem pole has been around "a little longer" than the A350. If you check closely, you'll see the shape of the mask around a Thunderbird is quite different from a racoon mask/A350 and very much like Air Canada's livery.

Reading the press releases at the time, you'll read mention that it was an "inclusion" to Western Canada, as Air Canada had always been thought an Eastern Canadian company. The Thunderbird is very much a Western Canadian symbol.

I hardly think the designers of the new brand were worried about or even cared what Airbus was painting on the noses of their new aircraft. They are not a-netters after all. ;)

And ... don't be sorry.

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DocLightning wrote:
N766UA wrote:
So larger titles clearly fit on a 330... wonder why they chose to make them so small on the ones they inherited from NWA?


DL's branding policy is that the titles will be above the windows and between the #1 and #2 doors, but not overlapping the doors (or their painted borders) themselves.

DL also keeps them the same size across fleet variants. DL upped the titles to be sized for the A339 instead of keeping them sized for A332/A338s.
 
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As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:
 
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longhauler wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Different concept.

AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.

And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.


That's actually quite funny. The Thunderbird heading a totem pole has been around "a little longer" than the A350.

Exactly. And Air Canada "coincidentally" released it around the time the A350 started flying. They had decades to integrate it, why wait now?

longhauler wrote:
Reading the press releases at the time, you'll read mention that it was an "inclusion" to Western Canada, as Air Canada had always been thought an Eastern Canadian company. The Thunderbird is very much a Western Canadian symbol.

Press releases will always try to spin something in the way you want it to appear. Air Canada could not say they had the idea from Airbus (maybe they just liked the look); so, they found a historical meaning to it.
In any case, the timing looks suspicious to me.

longhauler wrote:
I hardly think the designers of the new brand were worried about or even cared what Airbus was painting on the noses of their new aircraft. They are not a-netters after all. ;)

On the contrary. If you can "steal" exposure from other companies, it increases your brand presence. Why do you think companies from countries know to copy will do it and remain as close as possible to the original? For brand exposure and assimilation.
 
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LAX772LR wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
AC's black "masks" are in homage to the First Nations' thunderbird totems.

And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.

Though it sorta goes without saying, that what you "believe in" has no actual bearing on the reality of the situation....

Because the "real" reality will never be known.
However, facts are facts: the black mask appeared on Air Canada's jets around the same time the A350 started flying. Coincidence? I think not.
 
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I somehow feel the raccoon mask was a sly way of Airbus of making sure you knew it was an A330neo compared to the bare windows on A330. I definitely like it on the A350.

ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


That livery is an example why Delta logo no longer goes over a door. Probably the best thing about Ron Allen livery was Delta Air Lines spelled out, I always loved that and so people would be aware of their three words.

However the current "Upward and Onward" livery way better. Capital DELTA is more powerful, and having the real widget on the tail, Northwest-style.
 
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WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.

Though it sorta goes without saying, that what you "believe in" has no actual bearing on the reality of the situation....

Because the "real" reality will never be known.
However, facts are facts: the black mask appeared on Air Canada's jets around the same time the A350 started flying. Coincidence? I think not.


You've got to be kidding right? :lol:
I don't think they painted a mask on their Boeings because it looked cool on a Airbus.
 
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Any further word on DL A339 test flights or deliveries? The latest post in this thread implies that the first frame will be in Atlanta on May 16, which is two weeks from today.

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IWMBH wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Because the "real" reality will never be known.
However, facts are facts: the black mask appeared on Air Canada's jets around the same time the A350 started flying. Coincidence? I think not.


You've got to be kidding right? :lol:
I don't think they painted a mask on their Boeings because it looked cool on a Airbus.

Well, I do. My opinion, feel free to not share it.
 
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ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


I also really liked the Ron Allen livery, too. I thought it brought good brand continuity and looked great (especially in the 1990s). But the current livery really knocked it out of the park and it's *way* better than Deltaflot.
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WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
And it "coincidentally" happened around the time the A350 (the one that made popular the raccoon mask from the factory) started flying. I don't believe in coincidences, sorry.

Though it sorta goes without saying, that what you "believe in" has no actual bearing on the reality of the situation....

Because the "real" reality will never be known.

No, the "real reality" will be what it's always been; regardless as to whether some random person with no factual corroboration, poorly attempts to contradict it based on nothing more than a hunch about coincidences.
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acjbbj wrote:
Lookin' good! Lookin' good!

Still wish it didn't have that black "mask" around the cockpit windows though; I think the classic A330 nose is more appropriate.


Delta long had black masking at the base of the cockpit window that blended into the cheat line scheme. It wasn’t until wavy gravy that it was removed and then continued into the latest livery. When they did it with the wavy gravy, I remember Pilots actually complaining about it. They wanted at least a small shelf of it put back under the window. It’s not a design feature like Air Canada, but it serves the same purpose for both carriers. Cockpit glare reduction. It could be Air Canada just decided to take it a step further by adding some flare to it. Like eye black on a football player. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up on other models as they head to a paint shop over time. It’s a nice look.

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Don't 744s have section of the nose painted with anti glare paint?
 
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ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:

Personally I am not a fan. The color combination and font look a bit dull and unwelcoming to me. And I don't particularly like pastel cool colors
 
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Delta long had black masking at the base of the cockpit window that blended into the cheat line scheme. It wasn’t until wavy gravy that it was removed and then continued into the latest livery. When they did it with the wavy gravy, I remember Pilots actually complaining about it. They wanted at least a small shelf of it put back under the window. It’s not a design feature like Air Canada, but it serves the same purpose for both carriers. Cockpit glare reduction. It could be Air Canada just decided to take it a step further by adding some flare to it. Like eye black on a football player. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up on other models as they head to a paint shop over time. It’s a nice look.

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Incorrect. The black was removed after the pictured livery. The black was not on the Ron Allen livery which was before the wavy gravy/Deltaflot livery.
 
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DocLightning wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


I also really liked the Ron Allen livery, too. I thought it brought good brand continuity and looked great (especially in the 1990s). But the current livery really knocked it out of the park and it's *way* better than Deltaflot.


It's funny to hear how many people on this thread liked it. I was there at the time when they rolled out the Ron Allen livery as a S/O on the L10, and I remember the first time I saw it in person when we were taxiing by the jetbase. The Captain, F/O and I all looked at each other and almost in unison said "ugly."
 
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Fri May 03, 2019 4:12 am

The 330NEO with the mask looks fantastic in Delta's livery. Best looking NEO so far.

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Looks great with these red engine covers. I hope they keep them attached during normal operations ... oh, wait a minute :duck:

:rotfl:
Strange but the covers actually do look good on the aircraft.

catiii wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


I also really liked the Ron Allen livery, too. I thought it brought good brand continuity and looked great (especially in the 1990s). But the current livery really knocked it out of the park and it's *way* better than Deltaflot.


It's funny to hear how many people on this thread liked it. I was there at the time when they rolled out the Ron Allen livery as a S/O on the L10, and I remember the first time I saw it in person when we were taxiing by the jetbase. The Captain, F/O and I all looked at each other and almost in unison said "ugly."


Count me as someone else that liked the Ron Allen livery. Really looked great on the MD-11. I still like the fuselage and engines, but the tail hasn't held up as well and looks quite dated now. It's a million times better than Leo Mullin's Deltaflot, though the frowning widget was rather appropriate for Mullin's tenure.
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As an A330 lover i will never get bored looking to this variant however DL could have done better in the livery IMHO.
Imagine this acft with this livery:


Agree :checkmark:

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WayexTDI wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Though it sorta goes without saying, that what you "believe in" has no actual bearing on the reality of the situation....

Because the "real" reality will never be known.

No, the "real reality" will be what it's always been; regardless as to whether some random person with no factual corroboration, poorly attempts to contradict it based on nothing more than a hunch about coincidences.

Did someone piss in your cereals this morning?

I have an opinion; feel free not to share it. We can discuss it like adults that we are (well, at least that I am, not sure about you).
You're the one who wants to keep imposing your opinion (often biased or flat out delusional) thread after thread; accept the fact this is a forum where people discuss.
 
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catiii wrote:
It's funny to hear how many people on this thread liked it. I was there at the time when they rolled out the Ron Allen livery as a S/O on the L10, and I remember the first time I saw it in person when we were taxiing by the jetbase. The Captain, F/O and I all looked at each other and almost in unison said "ugly."


Even funnier, on this very website (probably lost in the sands of time) a poster who worked for DL in some capacity said something along the lines of: "I've decided I'm going to like it. The prior livery lasted over 30 years, so this one isn't going anywhere anytime soon. So I'm just going to decide that I like it and move on."

Oh, how very wrong he was. :lol:

It is interesting to note how trendy serif fonts were in the 1990s, with most major corporations (not just airlines) utilizing a serif font.


And now in the 2010s, it's all sans-serif.
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm

longhauler wrote:
cathay747 wrote:
Exactly. Part of why I don't like the new AC livery much, they copied the raccoon mask.


The mask around the cockpit windows on Air Canada's new livery is homage to the Thunderbird on Western Canadian Totem Poles. Nothing to do with a raccoon.

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Yup. Just like the "arctic blue" had nothing to do with toothpaste... but we all see what we see.

But back on topic, I personally like the raccoon mas for a different reason, it's a throwback to the old practice painting a black glare shield (is that what they were called)? it speaks to my inner 6-y-o, lol.



Does anyone know if DL is going to do the mask across the fleet, or only on specific types?
 
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm

When is this plane supposed to enter service?
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 5:07 pm

727LOVER wrote:
When is this plane supposed to enter service?

Already scheduled for this summer at SEA


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LAX772LR wrote:
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Because the "real" reality will never be known.

No, the "real reality" will be what it's always been; regardless as to whether some random person with no factual corroboration, poorly attempts to contradict it based on nothing more than a hunch about coincidences.

I have an opinion; feel free not to share it.

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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm

727LOVER wrote:
When is this plane supposed to enter service?


01 July on SEA-PVG.

Rumor has it that it's scheduled to be delivered on 16 May, but as I'm yet to see any indications of the first flight for any of the frames, I'd be shocked if that date still holds.
 
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 pm

DTWorld wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
When is this plane supposed to enter service?


01 July on SEA-PVG.

Rumor has it that it's scheduled to be delivered on 16 May, but as I'm yet to see any indications of the first flight for any of the frames, I'd be shocked if that date still holds.


Prepare to be shocked. It'll actually fly away from TLS on the 15th now.
 
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 pm

777Mech wrote:
DTWorld wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
When is this plane supposed to enter service?


01 July on SEA-PVG.

Rumor has it that it's scheduled to be delivered on 16 May, but as I'm yet to see any indications of the first flight for any of the frames, I'd be shocked if that date still holds.


Prepare to be shocked. It'll actually fly away from TLS on the 15th now.

Which tail number, and when will the first frame take its first flight?
 
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 10:16 pm

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"having an opinion" is not an exemption from being notified that said opinion is not based in fact.

I was able to attend the brand introduction and livery unveiling at Toronto, held at one of the hangars. In addition to the usual speeches and "dignitary visits" were many displays at which one could peruse. Among them were several easels, each with a large poster explaining various aspects of the new brand. From menu covers, to seat covers, to signage, to uniforms (worn by models), to actual logos, they were all there.

One of them was a close up of the nose of the aircraft and "shadowed" behind it was a Thunderbird heading a Totem Pole. Clearly the intent of the mask over the cockpit windows was there.

While everyone is free to hold their own opinion/conspiracy. I find it kind of funny that someone would think, somewhere in an office at Dorval, assisted by publicists and artists ... the idea was hatched that by pretending it is a BC Totem Pole Thunderbird, Air Canada gets to pretend that Dash 8s and Embraers are wide body Airbuses. :roll:
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Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Fri May 03, 2019 10:25 pm

Where/when is the cabin being done for the A339s?

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