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What Airliner Could This Be?  
User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Hi guys,

Today I did some contrail spotting in my backyard because of the nice weather, and captured this photo.

Any ideas what airliner this may be?

http://photobucket.com/albums/e63/Ostboy/?action=view¤t=P1120885.jpg

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks

Maxim

[Edited 2006-01-14 21:34:18]


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User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

link is broken

Denis



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User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Hi Denis,

The link seems to be working fine to me. Strange?



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Do you have a bigger version?

Harry



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User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

No, It is being resized down to 500.


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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

It's either a UA 767 or 777.

That white stripe down the blue undercarriage is very characteristic.

Tim.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

My first thought was KLM because of the color, but then again the plane appears to be a 757. Tough.

Harry



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5):
It's either a UA 767 or 777.

Good call, could be it.


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Photo © Mark Ralph



Harry



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User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

one of the TUI livery operators with a 763.

Martin21



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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

Quoting Martin21 (Reply 8):
one of the TUI livery operators with a 763.

That's my thoughts too


User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

Thanks guys,

Yeah, I also think it's a UA 767 or 777.

Maybe this will be more clear.

http://photobucket.com/albums/e63/Os...?action=view¤t=P11208855.jpg



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

TUI have much more white on the bellies:


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Photo © Airsnaps - WorldAirlineImages



I feel pretty confident it's a United 767 or 777.

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 11):
TUI have much more white on the bellies:



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Photo © Airsnaps - WorldAirlineImages



I feel pretty confident it's a United 767 or 777.

Regards,

Tim.

I have to revise my opinion, think you are right !

Martin21



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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Today UA's N772UA was in AMS which has the new livery. Probably that was the plane you saw.


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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4174 times:
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Definitely a B777!
The wing is too large for a B767.
Compare those confirmed A2A shots of a B767 and a B777:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/868480/L/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/314105/L/

As for the airline, United seems to be a good call even if the blue appears a little light but maybe due to the photo processing!?

Thierry



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Could it be Zoom?

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Photo © Kevin Rowett




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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

I was thinking Zoom as well, maybe I'm Canadian airline biased though.  Smile


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User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

Hi guys,

Thanks for al your help!!
I also think it has to be a UA B777.

Maxim

PS: it flew over at 12:53 and was flying from E to W.



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User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4062 times:

I would have to say Zoom as well, United's blue is darker than the aircraft pictured and it appears too small to be a 777.

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4058 times:

I think the blue is too light to be United's colors.

User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4053 times:

It's definitely Zoom with a 767-300, that was my very first thought before I saw any answers.

The fuselage is too thin for being a 777 and the blue color is not even near the one United is using.

Alex


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
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Quoting Crank (Reply 18):
I would have to say Zoom as well, United's blue is darker than the aircraft pictured and it appears too small to be a 777.



Quoting Zander (Reply 20):
It's definitely Zoom with a 767-300, that was my very first thought before I saw any answers.

The fuselage is too thin for being a 777 and the blue color is not even near the one United is using

Guys, did you never watch any planes crusing high up from the ground? Ever heard anything about proportions? Of course the fuselage looks quite small on that shot but given the proportions it can't be a B767.  Yeah sure
I also just looked up the Zoom fleet and it doesn't have B777s so that will put Zoom out of the game as well; this also fits the white painted part (stabilizer) on the A/C on Maxim's shot <--> Zoom is ALL blue! Also concerning Zoom: given their European destinations they would not overfly Belgium on their way to Canada.

Conclusion after checking different B777 fleet paintschemes: --> United B777
(I guess the high altitude resulting in an high amount of water vapour between camera and A/C and the strong sun illumination make the blue look much lighter than it actually is)

Thierry



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User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 21):
Zoom is ALL blue!

I was about to say the same thing.

Maybe the brighter blue is also due to the WB of the camera?

Maxim



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User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 366 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Hi Maxim

I have a photo of United Airlines 777 in the new colours N772UA
and tried to match it up with your photo
My photo
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/GBOAG/united777b.jpg
Your photo


I think your photo is of N648UA a United Airlines 767-300
I have checked an ACARS listing and this aircraft was over UK airspace at 12:14 GMT +1 approx 20 minutes after your photo was taken
the routing was Munich -Denver

Hope this helps

Ian



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User currently offlineTV840 From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your info!!

Yeah, the plane looks a little too small to be a 777.

Thanks a lot!!

Maxim



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25 BrianW999 : Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, I don't know what or whose it is but I don't think its United. If you look at the engine cowls on Maxims' p
26 Crank : What are you talking about? Look at the shots posted above, the planes are completely different, the first one being a 777-200 and the second one bei
27 Post contains images ThierryD : That's all checked; though when I wrote the reply I didn't have this nice shot to compare with. I guess I was a little too much fixed on wanting to s
28 Crank : Yeah I gotta agree on that, upon closer inspection you can see a white line that goes from the nose to the tail, which can only be United.
29 DC-10 Levo : As soon as I saw it I thought Zoom 767. DC-10
30 Garri767 : that paint is way too dark to be united, plus, you can see the sides are all that shade of blue, united has some white on the sides
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