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Here It Is, The First UA A320 In N/C  
User currently offlineUNITED777300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

The title says it all. Finally United has painted a non-Ted A320 in the new colors. What do you think?


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[Edited 2005-04-23 16:17:52]


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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

looks good, true similar to the TED colours.... (despite the lines and colours)

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9232 times:

She looks great! Much better than her brother Ted

User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9211 times:

My personal opinion, any aircraft in the new United c/s is going to look Great!!! Big grin
~Brandon



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9164 times:

I really liked the old livery better, although with the passage of time the new one is beginning to grow on me. Do you know if this plane is based out of IAD exclusively or if it is rotated throughout the hubs? I ask because it would be nice to see this bird in MEX.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9096 times:

I thought no A320's were supposed to get this livery since they were all going to be converted to TED

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9027 times:

Surprisingly, at least from this angle, I like Ted a lot better on the 320. Something about the lines on this one just doesn't work. I am glad to see new paint getting onto UA's aircraft. Now lets get some more of those widebodies cleaned up!

User currently offlineFlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 344 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8926 times:

I think the old livery is much better than the new one. The new livery on the United airbuses makes the planes look like the picture was just generated by a graphic designer, the old livery is very classy and creates an image of an airline that has a long and proud history.
I haven't seen any pictures of the 747 with the new livery but I can imagine it, and it would look ugly. And what is the logic behind painting all the places in a new livery when the airline is in such a bad financial situation?


User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8897 times:

Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 3):
My personal opinion, any aircraft in the new United c/s is going to look Great!!!

Definetly agree. The new livery looks fresh and new. The old livery was dark and gloomy. Love the new livery.

Quoting FlightLover (Reply 7):
And what is the logic behind painting all the places in a new livery when the airline is in such a bad financial situation?

That was my thought at first. But giving the airline a new livery gives them an updated look. I think they were trying to get away from the old livery and well the unfortunate 9/11 events. I mean, we will always remember that day and that UA planes were involved but mentally, the new livery is sort of representing them moving on. Very smart if you ask me.


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

How many liveries is this lame airline flying now, three (Including Ted)?

Oh, boy! This is an ingenious idea to finally pull them out of bankruptcy! I wonder why no one thought of it before!

"Change our livery (once again) and we'll fly our our way to financial health!"



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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

Wow!! It looks amazing! That's two more points for United..

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1):
looks good, true similar to the TED colours.... (despite the lines and colours)

To my understanding, the TED livery was pretty much a spinoff of the new UA livery, just before they had started painting the fleet and they already had the designs, etc. If you compare the two aircraft there's not that much of a difference (exterior):

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Just different logos, line colors, etc.


User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8732 times:

Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 3):
My personal opinion, any aircraft in the new United c/s is going to look Great!!!

I couldn't agree with you more  bigthumbsup  although I did have doubts about the A320, it looks spectacular!



Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8673 times:

Looks pretty kick-ass, in my opinion. I don't like the livery much on the 747, but it does the A320 and the 777 great justice. Well done, UA.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8590 times:

Quoting FlightLover (Reply 7):
And what is the logic behind painting all the places in a new livery when the airline is in such a bad financial situation?

Ok for the very last time someone's gonna have to explain this:

Airplanes need to be repainted every so often, the paint wears off over time and unpainted areas are very susceptable to quicker corrosion. Therefore, at every D check, the plane is showered in a soulution that completely eats all the paint off the airplane. The plane is then repainted. The fact is that United is saving bucketloads of money at every D-check because this livery is far cheaper to paint onto the plane than the old livery was.

Any questions?


...Nice Shot Alex


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8378 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 10):
Just different logos, line colors, etc.

If different logos and line colors don't constitute a different livery then it seems to me the Continental scheme is darn close to the Vietnam Airlines scheme!

Apart from the tail, UA and Ted are vastly different. The new colors look alright on the A320, but they suit the 737, 777, and CRJs much better I think.



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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8557 times:

Quoting FlightLover (Reply 7):
I haven't seen any pictures of the 747 with the new livery but I can imagine it, and it would look ugly.

You don't look hard enough...

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User currently offlineTrayfam From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8210 times:

No matter what you think about the old livery, United was very smart about both the timing and strategy behind the new one.

The new scheme was considered in light of a redesigned identity for mainline (introduced in 97) and a sub-branded identity for Ted. For example, the angled T in "Ted" comes from that of the United logotype, and the blue used on the belly of the mainline scheme is the same blue used on the Ted's engine cowlings. The tail design unifies all fleet types, but allows for brand differentiation through varied coloration. At the time United painted the first aircraft in its new livery (B777) some of the fleet hadn't been painted in 6 or 7 years. This was, and still is, quite noticable where those old gray liveries and their bright stripes have faded to about 30% their original intensity. It was cost effective as it was either a matter of spending money to make United look like the same old brand, or spending less money to help give United a new image.

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 8):
The new livery on the United airbuses makes the planes look like the picture was just generated by a graphic designer

That's sort of the point, really. United deserves a lot of credit for working with a team of solid and renowned designers. The same team that designed the livery designed the EasyCheck-in product, the p.s. product, and Ted.

I love seeing the new liver debut on differet aircraft, and admit that it might look better on some than on others, but overall I love it. I guess the only "new" aircraft left to get the new scheme are a handful of Express aircraft. We've done at least one of all the Boeings, and now the A320. The 319 will essentially be identical to this one, just shorter.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

Quoting Trayfam (Reply 16):
The 319 will essentially be identical to this one, just shorter.

Are you sure it won't be white on bottom and blue on top? Big grin


User currently offlineNWA330TONY From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8092 times:

I gotta admit ive never really cared for United at all but two thumbs up on that livery it is simply stunning!

User currently offlineERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7994 times:

I've been a skeptic of the new c/s, but the A320 looks nice. I think it looks better on the smaller planes (737/A320/RJ) than the bigger ones (747/777). Just my opinion of course, but I'm not a fan of the straight lines on the fuselage, kinda boring. I do love the tail logo, though.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7976 times:

I don't like it, the lines don't suit its nose,

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Looks sharp... fits the A320 series well. Good luck to all the UA family in their efforts...  Smile

User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7245 times:

Finally!! I've been waiting for this to happen since the begining of spring as I kept hearing rumors of United paiting their 'Bus a/c in new colors starting in the spring. Also because whenever I travel on United I seem to always be on the 319 or 320. I've only flown UA n/c once on a 733 to DEN. Now I have a much greater chance of flying n/c when I travel cross country!!  Smile

*Aaron*



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7187 times:

Saw this out at DEN once

http://rockymountainavphotos.com/Eric/unitedliverymod.jpg


User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7003 times:

The new livery looks terrible on the 744 it only loos goo when lines begin under the windows. The A320 doesn't look that great either, and despite the fact I like the battleship grey more, man does n/c look good on a 733!

25 Post contains images FriendlySkies : Whoever painted that needs to work on their photoshop skills...it's too easy to tell it's fake (look at the windows). The 320 looks great!
26 Post contains images DLKAPA : meh I was just trying to kill an afternoon...nothin fancy
27 Post contains images Mtnmanmakalu : I sure do like the UA new livery much better than the "grey ghost". I just hope we see them flying around for many years to come... mtnman
28 FSPilot747 : How about putting "new livery" money back in employee pockets.. FSP
29 Post contains images Kaputt : She looks simply stunning!!!
30 FriendlySkies : For your convienience:
31 UA772IAD : I do like it. So far, in my opinion: RJ's: look nice (A-) A320: Ted (B): I don't think the Ted typeface is very good looking, but the amber fading log
32 ASAFA : The A320 looks sharp. If you haven't seen the new livery in person you really shouldn't complain about how ugly it is. It's a little funny to say it m
33 Flybynight : I wonder what the 727 would have looked like in the livery....Hmmmm
34 Cruiser : I guess I am of the opposite opinion to some members on this forum. I loved the old livery! It made the airline seem more older, and mature. The new l
35 Post contains links and images SQ773 : Older and mature ?? I don´t know what u understand for older and mature, IMO it was a kind of a military livery that what out of date too soon. I th
36 Post contains links and images UAcsOKC : Probably really good. The "U" would have fit the 727s tail perfectly. But alas, no more. How about this scheme.... View Large View MediumPhoto ©
37 Post contains links and images AeroVodochody : 727-200 http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...inerphotos/photos/big/00002339.jpg Looks pretty good to me!
38 Commavia : I must admit that when I first saw the new colors on the 777, I wasn't sure how it would look on the entire United fleet. But, after seeing many new c
39 Flybynight : I kinda prefer the gray plane too. It had a unique and somewhat "mature" look. But, isn't the primary reason why UA went with a new color scheme to sa
40 Post contains images AeroVodochody : Yes, see reply #13.
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