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Flashback: Continental 727 At LAX  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

On this early morning in November of 1993, I was atop the Theme Building at LAX when this Continental 727 in desperate need of repainting showed up to take off on Rwy 24. For as long as I remember, Continental rarely used the northern runways. So This was definitely a nice sight.

Thnaks for looking.

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/CO727.JPG

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User currently offlineTpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

A bad time for CO, the HNL hub and the SoPac had closed only days prior

User currently offlineSmokinL1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

I still think this scheme is better than COs boring current one, but then, everything looks fab on a 727!

User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Flashback: To the days when you could actually spot from atop the Theme Building's Observation Deck.

I want those days back.

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

At some point, didn't CO use both the red contrails and black contrails on tails? I know I have seen both, but what's the story with the red versus black?

And I agree - any scheme looks good on a 727!!



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User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

CO initially used the black logo on the tail because it stood out better against the gold. They also had small "CONTINENTAL" titles on the fuselage with the same logo in red with an American flag.


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I believe it was around 1986 or so when they enlargened the titles, removed the small logo, moved the flag, and reverted to the red logo on the tail.

I definately agree this livery and logo were much more interesting than what they have now. I would love to see them bring the contrail logo back in some form! But I suppose that scheme and logo represent the "bad times" and the image they were trying to change.



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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I had forgotten how beautiful CO's 727's were "back then". I used to see these CO 727's at TUL quite a bit, and flew on them to DEN and COS a couple of times.

These are good memories.



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