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Topic: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: CXB744
Posted 2012-06-25 16:22:50 and read 15811 times.

I was plane-spotting at LAX today and noticed a 744 in UA's hangar area resting that had "UNITED" (new font) on the side but what looked like an ex-Atlas Air paint job at the rear. Is UA leasing a B744 tempoarily or is this a special paint scheme half way done?

Thoughts?

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-06-25 16:24:14 and read 15800 times.

UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

[Edited 2012-06-25 16:24:43]

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: cat3dual
Posted 2012-06-25 16:24:21 and read 15800 times.

United Charter. Ex-Atlas.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2012-06-25 16:25:14 and read 15800 times.

Voila -
United Charter 747-400 N194UA (by 71Zulu Jan 19 2012 in Civil Aviation)

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-06-25 16:26:41 and read 15776 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Ex Atlas UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

Wait... Atlas is all-cargo. UA has no dedicated cargo fleet. I'm confused.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-06-25 16:33:27 and read 15710 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Wait... Atlas is all-cargo. UA has no dedicated cargo fleet. I'm confused.

I edited my original post to clarify that they were ex-UA planes.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2012-06-25 16:35:19 and read 15687 times.

Atlas carries passengers - has 2 VIP 744s, 2 regular 744s and now 3 763s in passenger configurations.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: IFlyTWA
Posted 2012-06-25 16:43:51 and read 15603 times.

I was wondering about this aircraft myself. Here is a picture of it taken with a phone.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/Madness86/photo-14.jpg

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: alitalia744
Posted 2012-06-25 16:50:13 and read 15548 times.

looks better than the CO livery..

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-06-25 17:32:58 and read 15352 times.

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 8):
looks better than the CO livery..

Hmm it is just a charter plane though, albeit i wish they did something like ATA did, and design the tail a bit.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: cat3dual
Posted 2012-06-25 17:50:04 and read 15256 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Atlas is all-cargo.

No.


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Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-06-25 18:41:04 and read 15015 times.

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 10):

That aircraft is an ex-NH aircraft....but yeah it is owned by 5Y

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: jetblast
Posted 2012-06-25 20:08:40 and read 14690 times.

I will add that Atlas has three varieties of passenger aircraft. The gold 744s posted above that fly for Sonair, as well as pax 744s and 763s in their regular livery.


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Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: tozairport
Posted 2012-06-26 10:29:31 and read 6752 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

No, it is a UA aircraft that was leased to Atlas but is now back on UA property. It is being used for charters, mostly military charters.

Topic: RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)
Username: UnitedTristar
Posted 2012-06-26 17:54:16 and read 2331 times.

Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 7):

I was wondering about this aircraft myself. Here is a picture of it taken with a phone.

plenty in the data base too!


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