Sorayafaradiba From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11891 times:
I am as well interested in the new livery thing.
How long do you think will it take to paint the whole fleet?
I checked "United Airlines" in the photo search engine. Am I right that most of the newly painted planes are widebody jets?
I prefer the new livery to the old one. Although the old one was somehow elegant and quite special (like the RJ or old US liveries, no EuroWhite), but the new one looks better because it is brighter. Especially the new tail is much nicer than the old one (I have never understood why the United "U" was not in the centre of the tail...)
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4072 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11741 times:
A good number of the 777s and several 767s and 747s are painted. I believe as far as percentage of fleet painted, widebody's far outnumber narrowbodies, although several 737-500s and A319s were just painted. There's also the 50 or so Ted A320s, which are by default in the new livery.
HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11624 times:
I think when UA redesgined they said that they were not going to "rush" to paint the fleet but rather where going to follow the standard schedule for painting... they didn't specify how long that was going to take.
Actually, I noted while at NRT in June that a good number of 777s hadn't yet been painted. The one I flew from NRT-ICN was filthy on the outside; smoke wafts were visible around most of the pax doors and several panels were somewhat discolored! I'm hoping that one has since been converted over. I think the new livery looks great. The 744 that swung through HNL looked beautiful.
MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8600 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10783 times:
A good number of 733 and 735 are in the new livery. Just saw a lot on recent trips to the north. Almost all express if not all are in the new livery. When I was spotting in SAN, I did see a couple 735 Shuttle a/c that were not in the livery.
Darrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9554 times:
Interesting question. I have been wondering this very question myself as UAL is my favorite major airline.
Quoting AirCop (Reply 2): I know of at least six painted in the new livery. N199UA, N198UA, N179UA, N180UA, N196UA, N175UA.
Great specific information. thanks AirCop. N198UA was the bird that took me home about a year ago from EDDF to KSFO but she was in old color then. Just to think she's out there now flying the new colors loud and proud! Such a wonderful paint scheme.
Quoting Sorayafaradiba (Reply 12): Maybe the reason is that a a lot of RJ planes have been delivered within the last two years (E-Jets, CRJ-700)?
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the reason so many of the United Express jets are in the new livery is because so many of the regional airlines that make up United Express joined United after the livery change so they had to paint their existing planes to United's new colors immediately. Of course, all of the E-170's are new too and I think many of the CRJ-700s are too.
I believe the following regional airlines joined United Express after the livery change:
The airlines that existing before the livery change and were retained by United Airlines are:
Trans States Airlines
Ordryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7189 times:
this is true, but does it take the fact away that more of the RJ's are painted in the nw livery rather than heavies? I understand there are numerous reasons why the RJ's are already in the new c/s, but all I'm stressing is that they are indeed, and more so than their heavies.
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JAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5939 times:
I have not seen the new UA livery in person so maybe it looks better live. I don't care for the livery I have seen in pictures. Just two colors, blue and white. It reminds me of the Boeing livery which I also don't care much for.
I think that the new livery is maybe the best that United has ever had...
It might be hard to keep clean, though...
The only suggestion that I would have is for them to add some pale red to the giant "tulip" on the tail, but I'm sure that going with another color would not be cost effective.
Still, I love the new livery; not crazy about how it's applied to the 747 fleet though, with the stripes running through the windows, rather than below them, like the rest of the fleet, but that has been discussed numerous times already. Apparently the colors change at the middle of the nosecone, with the dark blue center downwards, and the stripes center upwards. Still does not look quite right to me, however.
Sorayafaradiba From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5438 times:
Quoting Ordryan28 (Reply 20): in my opinion, the new livery looks more "dull" for lack of better words live.
some may agree others may disagree.
I do love the tail! It looks very nice!
However the fuselage could be better, it is kinda boring. I love the blue, but I don´t like the way the UNITED titles are written! But compared to most other american carriers UA looks fantastic. Generally I think that there are some differences in American and Europeam senses of style (another good example are the American cars...they look so different...)
Ordryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 17 Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5322 times:
UA's new livery is "alright." there was something special about their old, classy grey livery. that was one of a kind livery, and with their new prodominently white livery, UA's livery is nothing special. it blends in in the "sea of white" liveries.
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