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When United First Got The Airbus 320  
User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Did Uniteds first couple of Airbus 320s come in the new Grey look? Or did they come in the old color orange look?
I was trying to think about that one today while sitting outside.
I no the answer already to Northwests first Airbus 320. But the United one I don't.

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User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1088 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3759 times:
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Quoting SYfan100 (Thread starter):
Did Uniteds first couple of Airbus 320s come in the new Grey look? Or did they come in the old color orange look?
I was trying to think about that one today while sitting outside.
I no the answer already to Northwests first Airbus 320. But the United one I don't.

Are you sure you know the answer about Northwest's first A320?
It was delivered in the old red, white and blue paint scheme of the seventies. However, it was not flown in revenue service until it was immediately repainted in the bowling shoe livery.  old 


User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3744 times:



Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 1):
It was delivered in the old red, white and blue paint scheme of the seventies. However, it was not flown in revenue service until it was immediately repainted in the bowling shoe livery

Nice piece of trivia there.

Rooster are all the A319/320 CFM56-5's the same variants?


User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3717 times:



Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 1):
Are you sure you know the answer about Northwest's first A320?
It was delivered in the old red, white and blue paint scheme of the seventies. However, it was not flown in revenue service until it was immediately repainted in the bowling shoe livery.

I did know that one thanks to someone saying that one other time not to long ago on Anet. Big grin
Now if you would have asked me that question last year while I was a lurker, then the answer would have been different. Shows I have learned alot in my short time since becoming a member.


User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Since he is in the mode for a little trivia.
Northwest was the first Airline to fly the Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
But which Airline had the most Boeing 747-400s in their fleet when the new look for these two Airlines was introduced?
A.Northwest
B.United
Keep in mind this was the early 90s when the new looks for these two Airlines came out.


User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

United had more than NW

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5951 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3611 times:



Quoting SYfan100 (Thread starter):
Did Uniteds first couple of Airbus 320s come in the new Grey look? Or did they come in the old color orange look?

All were delivered in the "battleship grey" colors.



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User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3142 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
All were delivered in the "battleship grey" colors.

Thankyou for the answer.


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2909 times:



Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 1):
It was delivered in the old red, white and blue paint scheme of the seventies.

I thought it was the NW Orient livery and only flew that way during the delivery flight. I remember seeing a picture of it at Gatwick or something in Airliners or whatever.


User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2698 times:



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 8):

I thought it was the NW Orient livery and only flew that way during the delivery flight. I remember seeing a picture of it at Gatwick or something in Airliners or whatever.

It stopped in Glasgow just like all of Northwest Airbus 320s when they get delivered to the states.
Yes you could call it the Orient livery. The only difference was is the Orient titles were removed around the time they bought Republic in 1986 if I recall. They decided to go with just the name Northwest.
That Airbus 320 once arriving at MSP was painted into the new colors before it even flew.


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2541 times:



Quoting SYfan100 (Reply 9):
Yes you could call it the Orient livery.

Yeah well it didn't have blue did it? Thats why I was confused
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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2317 times:



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 8):
I thought it was the NW Orient livery and only flew that way during the delivery flight. I remember seeing a picture of it at Gatwick or something in Airliners or whatever.

The word Orient went away with the Republic merger but the scheme stayed.
I was on N663(a 400) in Feb of 89 MSP-PHX. This route was flown by the 400 for a month or so for training. The plane was put on international trips in mid March or Early April.
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