Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 426 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 3 months ago) and read 9740 times:
Tomorrow marks the debut of the UA 777 in the Star Alliance livery! Although the only US hub to see this a/c will be ORD for the first week, it will going back and forth to Asia, specifically PVG, KIX and PEK. If you time your trip to ORD to match the Asian inbds and outbds, you should be able to see it.
On the new livery topic, the first 747 will be going into the paint shop in the next day or two. Aircraft 8196, N8196UA will have the honors of receiving the new livery first, replacing N8194UA at the last second.
Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 426 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9551 times:
I was thinking that too. It was not a coincidence that the new livery 777 flew the Oscars back in February. It would be great marketing to see a blue and white 747 make the inaugural to SGN. It will definitely be finished by Dec 9.
Miamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9470 times:
I don't see what's the rush in painting so many aircraft in the Star Alliance livery, which is nothing more than a white fuselage with a black tail and some silly letters that look like a giant bumper sticker.
Why don't they bother to get a real, eye-catching special livery like CO's Peter Max? Doesn't even have to be that elaborate, just something that is a pleasure to see, at least in ONE of their planes.
That will make ALL people notice, instead of just the airplane geeks.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9273 times:
I first opposed the new Star livery but I have changed my mind. It looks quite fresh and it's eye catching - and in contrast to other special liveries (e.g. Peter Max) not only aviation fans realize the purpose of it: advertisement, in this case for the Star Alliance brand.
However, shame on Singapore Airlines for turning the Star livery on their own aircraft into one ugly mixture of paint.
Can't wait to see N218UA. The colors look great on the 777...as ANA has shown once more again with the -300ER!
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9257 times:
And here she is ! Hopefully it will look more inspiring than SQ's SA livery!
Flight Number 9950
Departure City (Airport) Amarillo, TX (AMA)
Departure Time 11/17/2004 10:43 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 11/18/2004 12:36 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
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Ualisthebst From United States of America, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9128 times:
Anyone know where this plane is flying the next few days? I've got a trip out of ORD next week, and it would be nice to see this aircraft. I wonder if it's being routed out today to Asia? Can't wait to see the picture of the 'craft!
Miamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8360 times:
I'm with you, I totally dislike the scheme, don't even like the star logo. I would say unimaginative and flavorless is an understatement
I mean do airlines think these planes look good or something in this livery? Seems now every alliance member is painting one of each aircraft type in these black and white "colors" that make you fall asleep when you see 'em.
UALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7271 times:
I saw it this morning on my way out of work. It was parked by the run-up box across from the AA hangar with air stairs pulled up to it. I was to far away to get the N number. Looks better than I thought it would though.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28855 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6651 times:
How nice, UA painted a 777 in Star Alliance livery for my birthday. Pretty cool for someone who will go from 5426 lifetime miles (though I have flown much more with UA/LH, it is only recently that I got Mileage Plus) to Premier next year.
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