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First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors  
User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6634 times:



We all know that the Boeing 777 was the first aircraft to be painted with United's new colors.

Does anyone know which aircraft was the first to be painted in the old "United Airlines" colors (the grey, red/orange/blue-stripe, "Worldwide Service" livery)?

Thanks,
Derek

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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6529 times:

I believe that it was a 747-400 but don't hold me to that.

User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6524 times:

Does anyone really care? Just make it go away!



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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

Does anyone really care? Just make it go away!

Well, I kinda do  Smile

Derek


User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 652 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6273 times:

I think it was a 744 as well. I remember seeing a full color add of the repainted jet surrounded and "covered" by employees.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1991 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6213 times:

HA_DC9:

I remember that ad too! I was only about ten years old at the time, but I recall seeing it in Time magazine...

It showed a huge crowd of employees standing around (and on the wings of) a 747-400 painted in the new colors. There was a puddle on the ground, and the 747 was 'reflected' in the old red, blue and orange scheme in the water. It was a pretty clever ad.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5938 times:

I'm wondering. Are they trying to be more like Delta by having several different liveries on their aircraft?


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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

You can't just change liveries by winking at the airplane, it takes time to repaint the entire fleet.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

Yes, it was a Boeing 747-400,...and it was painited at the same facility in Amarillo, TX as this one was. The one add I remember most was a drawing of the aircraft sitting on a wet ramp with the reflected image being the 'old' colors. I thought that was pretty cool. At that time I was just getting ready to graduate from A&P school.


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

Does anyone else think that the new livery looks like it's done on the computer?

Cheers

Sam Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineFrankhenderson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

I have the ad from Mar, 1993. It was a 744 - although I am not sure if it was a computer rendered aircraft. If anyone is interested in seeing it, I can find it and scan it in.

User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Frankhenderson

If you have the time, I would be thrilled to see this ad!

Thanks,
Derek


User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5575 times:

"It showed a huge crowd of employees standing around (and on the wings of) a 747-400 painted in the new colors. There was a puddle on the ground, and the 747 was 'reflected' in the old red, blue and orange scheme in the water."

You are confusing two different ads. The one with the employees was the first ad created after the ESOP in late summer 1994; it showed the employees as owners. The one with the puddle and the old colors as a reflection (an illustration, not a photo) was the ad for the then new color scheme in early 1993.


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5548 times:
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Frankhenderson,

I would also be very interested in seeing this. Thanks!

syncmaster


User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Frankhenderson,

You might wanna add me into the bandwagon.  Laugh out loud



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