Shuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9264 times:
Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2): The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.
the most recent and the friendship are both okay, the mainliner is pretty dated now and I have no idea what they were thinking when they went for the battleship grey! On the other hand the tri-colour just works...
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9187 times:
I like the current one a lot. I'm too young to remember the tri-color scheme but that also looks pretty cool. Others are fine, but I really, really despise the "battleship grey" scheme. It just feels way too cold and combative, although I suppose in that case it does match their on-board service levels these days...
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9185 times:
I liked the Stars and Stripes theme of the late 1970s . . . remember at that time they referred to their birds as "friendships," as in the "DC-8 Friendship." Cheesy, for sure. Sort of like how American called their birds "Astrojets" and Eastern ("The Wings of Man") called their birds "Whisperjets."
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21464 posts, RR: 24 Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9177 times:
There was another later variation of your first livery, which I think was referred to as the "four star livery" for obvious reasons. It used a different typeface, a much wider red bar, and added the aircraft type and "FriendShip" on the fuselage. I believe that livery was introduced about 1969.
I prefer the tri-color livery and consider it better than all their later efforts. It would still look good today.
As a sidenote, although you refer to your first livery as "Friendship", I believe that livery was launched with the introduction of the DC-8 in 1959, although they didn't start using the "Friendly Skies" and "Friend Ship" terms in advertising and promotion until about 1965.
Greggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9139 times:
Tri-color for sure! I grew up in the early 90s always wanting to fly United because of their livery. Unfortunately, I never got the chance until last year (on a grey-painted bird...). I love the tri-color scheme, I felt that the grey livery was a step down, and the current one is beginning to grow on me (but tri-color remains my favorite).