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N243NW
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Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:41 pm

Hello all,
In your opinion, which airline(s) have the cleanest, newest-looking aircraft? The airline(s) with the dirtiest looking jets? Any pictures to back up your opinions?
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Boeing4ever
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:45 pm

Air France hands down has the DIRTIEST planes ever. There's a photo of one of their 735s at WAW where the paint is PEELING off the plane! And I don't mean little strips, whole patches missing!

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:48 pm

AIRFRANCE is by far the dirtiest. Filthy!

I'd say BA keeps em pretty nice looking. AA as well.

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 1:07 pm

How 'bout these babies?

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L1011Fan
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:23 pm

Delta MD-80's seem to never be clean...
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:35 pm

DL's MD-11 are quite trashy as well...
 
UAL747
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:38 pm

Yeah, but the L-1011's were the worst.

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:01 pm

Yeah i'd say that Air France wins this title hands down. I think that like everything else in France they don't wash those things. I'd say if your not going to wash them then don't paint them white!!!
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:51 pm

In the past Air France wasn't the winner on the dirtiest planes. I remember those old dirty old Pan Am and TWA planes. The worst I ever seen!
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:56 pm

Here's the pic of F-GJNZ at WAW...

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Jaspike
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:00 pm

I'm sure other airlines with dark liveries are just as bad.. just that you can't see it  Laugh out loud

Here are some dirty ones.


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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:01 pm

I would have to go with everyone else on the dirty planes, AF clearly takes that title. But for cleanest i would say US Airways, and BA keep theres pretty nice and clean.
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Jaspike
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:03 pm

Just remembered some pics I saw the other day.

Iraqi Airways should win the title  Laugh out loud

http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?ids=123201,123200,123199,123198,123197,123196,123195,123194,123193,123192,123191,123190

Never seen anything like it!

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:16 am

Jaspike ,Those planes where stored at the airport until some idiots destroy them for fun.
 
Jaspike
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:36 am

I know, but the original post didn't mention that stored aircraft couldn't be posted Laugh out loud

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:39 am

Martinair is one of the worst ive seen. The paint job look like is from the 70's and it hasnt been touched since then.

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N243NW
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:48 am

"I know, but the original post didn't mention that stored aircraft couldn't be posted"

Oh, and by the way, I forgot to mention that stored aircraft can't be posted. (J/K)  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:04 am

dc9's, the old ones, -10/20/30/40/50 were always filthy behind engines. didn't matter who operated them.

i particularly remember Republic planes being dirty on the outside. a white fuselage completely blacked by exhaust behind the engines. Eastern let theirs get pretty bad too.

Northwest still flies many of the Republic dc9's. NW does a better job of keeping them clean.
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:21 am

 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:23 am

I'm hard pressed to ever remember seeing a dirty UPS aircraft. Trucks either for that matter.


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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:47 am

Southwest 737s on the inside.
Thanks to high utilisation.
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:03 am

KLM F100s and FR732s always seem fairy grubby.
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:34 am

I have never been impressed with Southwest's cleanliness. In fact, I often have to wipe crumbs off my tray table and seat to avoid "crunching." They're cheap...but nothing's free - and that philosophy is clearly evident with one look inside a WN plane.
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:50 pm

Outside, the dirtiest at least from what I've seen from the pics posted and my own spotting, Air France and American seem to have the filthiest planes, at least at SFO. Korean and BA always seem to be flying clean planes.
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:10 am

Thanks to probably the lack of money in their budget, Air Canada's planes are starting to look really nasty, especially the CRJs. The exhaust from the APU are leaving their marks.
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:51 pm

Hands down from experience - the dirtiest inside and out has to be Great Lakes Airways. They fly B-1900's out of DEN as code-share commuter service for both United and Frontier. Its unfortunate as they are the only choice to small communities in Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska.

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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:05 am

AEROCONTINENTE!!!

the ugliest livery, and the one that gets more dirty.
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:15 am

WMUPilot,

Yeah i'd say that Air France wins this title hands down. I think that like everything else in France they don't wash those things. I'd say if your not going to wash them then don't paint them white!!!

Your post sucks. Is it really necessary to offend the French? I agree that Air France Airplanes are sometimes in very bad condition.

I think France is a beautiful country.

The filthiest I have ever seen are probably Air France and American Airlines.

The ones in best condition probably Singapore, Lufthansa, and United.
 
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RE: Cleanest, Dirtiest Planes?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:38 am

Hey Modesto,

Take it easy on claiming Southwest is dirty.
When you have only 25-30 minutes for a turn, the F/As cannot be expected to get to everything. My experience is that PEOPLE are filthy and don't seem to mind sticking gum on the seats or crushing a cracker into the carpet.

The short turns help contribute to Southwest making money (thus cheaper fares), which come to think of it, is probably why you took WN in the first place.
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