GEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
I've heard the names of long tenured staff who have passed on are painted on some of their fleet. An aquaintence of mine believes her father's name may be one such name, (he had a long career with them) but has always been unsure as to how to find out.
I've always wished I could help her find the right connections. *hint*
EHHO From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
UA also used to give customers who had accrued a MileagePlus mileage that was too big to redeem, the possibility to exchange it for their name on an aircraft.
B772ER N771UA used to be named "Frank Griffith Customer" in the nineties for example. I think that the contract of naming lasted only for a certain amount of years, probably 5, because on newer pics you can't see the name anymore, even with the old livery still on the plane: