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Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?  
User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12594 times:

Which is your favorite United livery?:

Mainliner:


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Friendship:


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Tri-color cheatline:


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Battleship gray:


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Current:


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[Edited 2007-08-18 20:29:50]

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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12589 times:

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):

Battleship gray:


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12590 times:

The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12586 times:

Current one's okay, but I like the Stars and Bars. My mother was a FA for UA back in the late 60s and early 70s, when airlines offered top-notch service and UA had the Stars and Bars as its livery.

User currently offlineShuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12586 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.

 checkmark  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...


User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12583 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.



Quoting Shuggie (Reply 4):
On the other hand the tri-colour just works.

 bigthumbsup  Couldnt agree more...That livery looked awesome, and (to me at least) It gave a "Business" Feel to it.., Which was also a plus in my eyes.





Shan Big grin


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 12578 times:



User currently offlineA340313X From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12551 times:

Tricolour. They mostly had this scheme when I flew United.

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3642 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12524 times:

The battleship grey is my favourite. Especially on the 757.  bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12509 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...

User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12507 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."


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12502 times:

Add another vote for the Friendship/stars and stripes..

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12500 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.


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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.


User currently offlineMSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12487 times:

I like the battleship gray Livery.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12482 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.

Agreed-second best livery to me, ever! (behind CO's meatball)



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User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 12461 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).

User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 12451 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):
Agreed-second best livery to me, ever! (behind CO's meatball)

Agreed. Red or black the meatball ? Both for me. Love the actual CO tail too.


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12439 times:

Tri-color cheatline.
I believe that it's known as the "Saul Bass?"



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12426 times:


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User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2335 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12415 times:

Tri-Color. Truly a classic, and represents a time when UA was truly a world class airline, in every respect!

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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 12412 times:

I love the current one, It's bright and eyecatching.

BA787


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12408 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 16):
Agreed. Red or black the meatball ? Both for me. Love the actual CO tail too.

Read meatball..Red Meatball on a DC-10...Awesome



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12404 times:

Tricolor on the 744. Possibly one of the best looking 747's ever, IMO.


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

Current and Battleship Gray  Smile


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17008 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12395 times:

Cant choose between the Battleship gray and the current livery


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25 Post contains links and images NWOrientDC10 : This is a difficult question. Overall, I favor the tri color scheme. It looks best on the DC-10: View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte J
26 Post contains links and images ACDC8 : Personally, I've always liked this one ... View Large View MediumPhoto © K.H. Ng - HKAEC ... simply because it's different from most other liveri
27 Mexicana767 : I like the Battleship Grey because it makes United feel more "high end" There current scheme makes them look more young and fresh
28 Post contains links and images Jeffry747 : I always thought the previous liveries were duds compared to the sweet new paint job. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ed Fleming The cool thing is
29 FlyboyOz : Battleship Grey looks very smart! I like it! It looked similar to old Canadi>n's livery
30 Post contains links and images OHLHD : View Large View MediumPhoto © Felix Goetting
31 Orl777 : Battleship gray for me specially in the Boeing A/C
32 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : My favorite scheme & my favorite United aircraft: View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Prophet Speaking of oldies, this one is quite elegant: Vi
33 Bok269 : I like the current one. Its nothing revolutionary, but its nice.
34 Post contains images WesternA318 : and
35 Post contains images AustinAirport : Isn't that a song by DJ Tiesto. This one takes the cake for ME!!!!
36 Fllcontinental : I really like the new one as it is classy and modern.
37 DALelite : I always liked the battleship grey one. cheers: DALelite
38 Post contains images Curticool : The Tr-Color Definitely -Curticool
39 Ramp2CSA2FA2FO : I too have to say the Tri-Color Scheme. It was around when I would fly to DEN as a youth and see a whole terminal of 727's, DC-8's, and DC-10's. The c
40 747400sp : Friendship and Battleship Grey
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