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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:31 pm

Quoting Hammer (Reply 48):
what mushroom does "Lhrmaccoll" live under to not remember the old Northwest paint scheme

The "Orient" livery was on its last legs in 1990. He was just a little kid.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:34 pm

My first memory of ever being at an airport and plane spotting was at Denver's Stapleton airport. I don't remember much of that day except seeing Northwest Orient planes land. It was so exotic and so thrilling to a little farm boy like me.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:43 pm

I remember growing up in Seattle and seeing these NW 747's on a regular basis. God, I loved seeing them! Even got to fly on one a couple of times...


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The 70's era livery is still my favorate. The Landor design wasn't bad, but the current one is just awful!

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:49 pm

At least one of NW's first 744's carried PAX in this scheme. Looked way cool.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:51 pm

WOW! I thought I remembered hearing the "Northwest Orient (Gong!)" commercials in PIT on the way to peewee football practice in the mid 70s, but I'd remembered it a little differently... More feminine chorus and more musical. But I guess my menory was wrong! But great to hear anyway! Thanks for that!
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Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:12 pm

They even tried this one on N761NC one time..


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... almost a foreshadowing of what was to come?


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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:37 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 36):
Damned straight!

More like "damned hideous!"


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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:20 pm

The DC-10-40's and 747-151's were delivered in that scheme. It was adopted in about 1970 and lasted through the Republic merger. The 707-351B/C's were repainted as were the 727's into it, although the Electras never were, and I don't think the 720-051B's were either. It was NW, for years.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:15 pm

Wow, they must've bought airtime at 7:00am in every market they flew to, because I remember hearing the Northwest Orient jingle on KHAR AM750 in ANC when I was in elementary school.

I've flown ANC-MSP on DC-10s in that livery, and ANC-SEA (or back) on NWA 727s more times than I can count.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:27 pm

I think you're all drinking something heavy. NW's 70's livery was awful as was there service back then. That's my memory. Last to have overhead bins, last to have automated boarding passes, old aircraft, never liked the livery. I think today's NW is much better.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:43 pm

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 35):
Wow...good to know. I had no idea. I've got five of those suckers I kept from when I was a kid (EA D8S, TW DC-9, BN 727, UA 737, AA 707).

Hold onto that EA DC-8. Try this site to learn more about these collectibles.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:54 pm

I remember when Northwest Orient bought Republic Airlines. Here in Memphis I fondly remember going out to the airport to those new Northwest Orient planes. I remember feeling that Memphis was now an international gateway because of the "Orient" name. HAHAHA
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting Norjet (Reply 47):
My fondest memories though are waking up on a snowy day and listening to them read off the school closing announcements.

They don't make radio like that anymore, and we're poorer for it.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:12 am

Can someone re-post the radio jingle site? The ont cited above dosen't connect. Thanks!
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:26 am

This brings back some memories. I can remember in 1993 when I was a little boy on the return leg of my first flight back to HOU, NW was operating into HOU instead of IAH at that time, and there were two NW DC-9s parked at their gates, one in the then new bowling shoe livery, the other in the "1969" livery. That was the last time I saw a NW aircraft in that old livery. Makes me wonder, when was the last NW aircraft with the 1969 livery repainted or retired?
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 42):
I don't recall ever seeing any airline commercials in the MSP area at al

Thats because Northwest advertising department sucks.

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 62):
I remember feeling that Memphis was now an international gateway because of the "Orient" name. HAHAHA

MEM does have a pretty good international network (not via FedEx) NW uses MEM to have service to the Caribbean all year around and then the winter it picks up more.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting Hammer (Reply 48):
what mushroom does "Lhrmaccoll" live under to not remember the old Northwest paint scheme...this was a classic...

Haha I'm not as ancient as you Hammer Big grin
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:16 am

OK, I have a question. After looking at a photo above, it showed an A320 in NW colors in 1989. Was NW picking up 320's that long ago? If so, when did they get their first one? I could have swore that NW did not get its first Airbus until well into the later 90's.


Thanks,


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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:42 pm

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 68):
OK, I have a question. After looking at a photo above, it showed an A320 in NW colors in 1989. Was NW picking up 320's that long ago? If so, when did they get their first one? I could have swore that NW did not get its first Airbus until well into the later 90's.

NW took delivery of its first A319 in 1989, the first US airline to do so.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:19 pm

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Thread starter):
Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Yes it was.

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Thread starter):
Looks a bit cheap/messy to me, I find it hard to believe it was actually a livery.....


What is cheap to one may be art to another. Different syrokes for different folks., I suppose.


Quoting 3201 (Reply 21):
This thread really wouldn't be complete without mention of these:



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These images bring back memories as well:



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Quoting David L (Reply 30):
I always thought they weren't quite sure what to do with the front end of the cheatline.

I used to wonder about that myself  Wink

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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 34):
Ah... The memories of childhood...

Northwest Orient radio jingle

Mark

Thx for the ad  Smile

I tend to be partial to Northwest Orient because of having flown as a UM during the 1970's and once in 1982 when I was 16. I also flew them in 1984 and 1985.

Good Day  Smile

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:10 pm

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 70):

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See now that is stunning
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:11 am

Hey NWOrientDC10,

Is the routemap from the 1986 Timetable?

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:19 am

Just outta curiosity...what did this logo represent or signify?



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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:31 am

Quoting 4holer (Reply 54):
WOW! I thought I remembered hearing the "Northwest Orient (Gong!)" commercials in PIT on the way to peewee football practice in the mid 70s, but I'd remembered it a little differently... More feminine chorus and more musical. But I guess my menory was wrong! But great to hear anyway! Thanks for that!



Quoting CBERFlyer (Reply 8):
"Northwest Orient Airlines... The World is Going Our Way" (sung with a large chorus and dramatic orchestration, of course)

4holer, you may be thinking of what CBER has described. I know I can remember that one rather than the older jingle which was posted.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:44 am

The colors are fine, but it looks as if the livery wasn't finished. Why did they end the blu stripe at the front door?



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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 69):
NW took delivery of its first A319 in 1989, the first US airline to do so.

A monumental feat considering the plane wouldn't fly for 6 more years!
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting B727 (Reply 75):
Why did they end the blu stripe at the front door?

The first couple of times I saw the livery at PIK I assumed they'd just repainted the nose and would finish the cheatline later. I can't say that livery did anything for me but I loved them just for flying to PIK, along with Air Canada. NW even had an open day there once (that I know of) where you could walk around and through one of their 747s.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:28 pm

Just messin with ya!!!

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Reply 67):
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:31 pm

Quoting Eastern1985 (Reply 72):
Hey NWOrientDC10,

Is the routemap from the 1986 Timetable?

Eastern1985

The route map (top) with Asia and North America is from the 1974 Timetable. The route map (bottom) with Asia, North America, and Europe is from the 1986 timetable.

Good Day  Smile

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:15 pm

Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 76):
Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 69):
NW took delivery of its first A319 in 1989, the first US airline to do so.

A monumental feat considering the plane wouldn't fly for 6 more years!

I'm sure he ment A320...
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:59 pm

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 80):
I'm sure he ment A320...

Yeah, sorry about that. I meant NW's first Airbus flew in 1989. Didn't specify what model.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:16 pm

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 73):
Just outta curiosity...what did this logo represent or signify?

The red tail. (I'm 99% sure of that, but stand to be corrected.)
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:36 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 46):
Little tidbit of information, that plane is actually now in the HP Diamondbacks livery:

My friend and I were taking the 8:34 from PHX to SNA home last November and it was scheduled to be a 737. However our plane was delayed a bit then all of sudden that guy pulled up to the gate and after the confusion died down, we were just stoked to get to fly on one. But then we ended up leaving an hour late because of a bad nav radio or something. We both went up in the cockpit and the crew was awesome letting us poke around and take pics in their seats and everything. Then of course it was fun when they were testing the equipment and all the alarms went off. Ok just a couple more fun things... I thought it was funny that as far as documents go, right outside the cabin door was the AW cert. then i think the cert. to operate as an airline (necessity or something I THINK) and then the liquor license. Then the pilot told us it was the oldest flying 757 in the world (he was about 95% sure anyway) and that it sets a new record every time it takes off.

p.s. for those of you who dont think it's possible in any way to get into a cockpit in flight... he showed us a pic on his camera phone of his son flying the plane (needless to say I wanted to be adopted right then)
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 83):
p.s. for those of you who dont think it's possible in any way to get into a cockpit in flight... he showed us a pic on his camera phone of his son flying the plane (needless to say I wanted to be adopted right then)

Well, last December I was allowed in the 'pit with my gf at the time (now my fiance) and right as the sun came up over the Atlantic and in front of the crew and a f/a I proposed to her. Needless to say, she agreed, lol. Even got the pics from it somewhere...I'll havta post them.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:27 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 82):
Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 73):
Just outta curiosity...what did this logo represent or signify?

The red tail. (I'm 99% sure of that, but stand to be corrected.)

I was once told by a non-US NW employee that the logo was from a design competition that was won by a NW employee's child from Hawaii, but I was never able to confirm it.

The same person also told me the logo represented North America on a globe, and the continent also happened to point in the direction of NW. Even if the person was completely wrong, I felt it was a very good interpretation of the logo. But it had the same problem with the compass logo that on the starboard side, they pointed to NE not NW.
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:07 am

Quoting Thecheese (Reply 58):
Wow, they must've bought airtime at 7:00am in every market they flew to

The most listened to time of day in the radio world.

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 83):
he showed us a pic on his camera phone of his son flying the plane

This pilot needs to be fired.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 86):
This pilot needs to be fired.

People who think this are amazing. We have programs such as the young eagles, or whatever it is called with the EAA in which hundreds of kids go flying every year and actually fly the a/c. And those are in little planes with far less advanced avionics than in a 757. Yet when a pilot lets his SON of all people in a cockpit to take the controls for a little bit people think he should be fired, even thought it's a modern airliner with the crew right there (and one in the other seat). It's ridiculous and almost entirely a direct result of 9/11 and people being all "freaked out" now. Now I know a pilot did this in Russia and the plane crashed or something like that, but that's ONE example and it's not like the kid took the plane and flew it into the ground. Aircraft these days are incredibly safe and reliable and could probably recover from an inverted flat spin all by themselves if need be. So... the pilot shouldn't be fired and I only wish there were more ways to get up there in flight.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:23 am

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 83):
Then the pilot told us it was the oldest flying 757 in the world (he was about 95% sure anyway) and that it sets a new record every time it takes off.

Looks to me like the oldest flying one is N602AU, the former N506EA, flown by US Airways. There are about 30 from 1982/1983 still active. America West has several former Eastern ones from 1984 and later, all older than the six former Republic ones we were talking about here, all of which were delivered in 1985/1986 (and are all still active with America West).
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:05 am

Anyone every hear the story why NW planes had red tails?

When Donald Nyrop became the boss at Northwest he wanted everyone in the twin cities,namely himself to know when a NW plane was flying over(piston era folks..no jets or propjets here). He told his maintenance chief to start painting the tails on all the fleet red, so he and everyone else could tell a NW plane over all the others.
I don't know if that's true or not but that's the story all the agents-to-be were told in their training.
ALSO...the meatball logo was born in late 68 and CLE was the first station to be decked out with it at the counter and the gates in the South (now the C) concourse in 1969.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:18 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 89):
I don't know if that's true or not but that's the story all the agents-to-be were told in their training.

It's not true. When Japan occupied part of the Aleutian Islands in WWII NWA was asked (among others) by the US Gov to help with flying supplies there for the US Army. And NWA was the major part in this operation. From time to time some of the planes had problems and had to land in the snowland country before reaching their destination. To help localizing the planes in snow their tails and engine cowlings were painted red. Then at one point after WWII NWA started to paint the tails red.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:23 am

The Red Tail livery was a great one. One of my earlier flights in January 1990 was on a Northwest Boeing 727 from MSP to MCO. I have a picture of it as it is pulling into the gate at MCO taken by my grandparents.

The seats were in a wild orange, and yellow pattern as well as multi-color blotches in Coach. I have pictures of that too.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 89):
Anyone every hear the story why NW planes had red tails?

Whether it's true or not, thanks for the story. I always tought it was in case day crashed in de deep snow, so dey could find dem.  Smile One of my many Minnesotan friends tells a story of being chastized by a relative for buying a white car, "dey never gonna find you if you get stuck in da snow."
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting 3201 (Reply 92):
"dey never gonna find you if you get stuck in da snow."

I'm still laughing at that one.....
thanks for that...I needed a grin.
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:43 pm

rant

The 16 year-old OP wonders if the world really existed prior to 1990. Yes, it did. There must be hundreds of photos of the earlier color scheme in the database. Not just a couple. The airline is 80 years old. If you want to be an aviation enthusiast, at least do some basic study of the subject. Kids today are so effing lazy. Even a few keystrokes into google is too much.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:35 pm

Quoting Eastern1985 (Reply 91):
The seats were in a wild orange, and yellow pattern as well as multi-color blotches in Coach. I have pictures of that too.

I'd love it if you would post those! Thanks!

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:43 am

These are the photos from a Northwest Airlines flight from MSP to MCO on a Boeing 727 on January 27, 1990.

The man in the first photo is my Dad with my brother. The dark haired kid in the second photo is me, and the blond kid is my brother. Sorry, I know we all look goofy in them but they are th eonly photos of the seats I have.


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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:56 am

Thanks! I remember that design now. It was a freshening up of the original interiors on the 747/DC-10 which were originally various hues of pastel blues and greens with sidewalls that appeared as if one was looking through a grove of trees, as I recall.

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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?!?!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 15):
The Orient was dropped in 1987 after the merger with Republic Airlines.....

Officially, Northwest Orient Airlines became Northwest Airlines following its merger with RC on October 1st, 1986.

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 73):
Just outta curiosity...what did this logo represent or signify?

From what I remember, it's a northwest pointing compass.

[Edited 2006-06-27 00:14:36]

[Edited 2006-06-27 00:15:36]
 
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RE: Was This *actually* Northwest's Colour Scheme?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:48 am

I think the new silver white is nice, but would like some candy blue above the wings & somewhere along the cheat-line to tie back into the old designs.
I always thought the dark gray was depressing. I did like the red top to match the tail. (better for the deep snow drifts) MSP has two seasons,,, winter & 4th of July ! ! !

[quote=TymnBalewne,reply=73]
What did this logo represent or signify?

I was told by a Northwest marketing rep that the logo was the outline of a "T" tail?
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