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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 921 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13449 times:

United just rolled out a 744 in STAR colours does anybody have pics or know the tail number. on Sunday it flew UA895 ORD-HKG, according to UAL and does anyone know that if it was just painted or got a reconfig


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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13416 times:
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Quoting N104UA (Thread starter):


First B747 Sporting Star Alliance Livery
Posted March 24, 2009



Our first B747 to wear Star Alliance colors (joining one B767 and one B777) left the paint shop this weekend, and made its first revenue flight since repainting, as UA895 from ORD to HKG on Sunday.
As for our United livery, we have repainted 181 of the 362 airplanes that will comprise our fleet once the B737 retirement program is completed.

That includes 42 of 56 A320s that were Ted aircraft, with the remaining planes scheduled to be completed this summer, says Steve Hastings, manager-Aircraft Appearance.

Nineteen B747s have been repainted in the new livery, with the remaining seven B747s to be completed by September.

We continue to closely monitor and, when necessary, take steps to refinish the exteriors of our fleet, Steve says. Line Maintenance, Airframe Maintenance and our vendors are working together to improve the appearance of our planes




Quoting N104UA (Thread starter):
does anyone know that if it was just painted or got a reconfig

It is now Aircraft number 8421, it is in new config. 81 = old config, 84 = new config



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User currently onlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13362 times:

Just a paint job, or did they replace F and C with the new seats?

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Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13312 times:

This is really cool since I was wondering why they had a 747 model in the Star Alliance Colors in the main lobby at WHQ.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13282 times:
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I thought UA had many, many more aircraft in Star colors than one 777, a 767, and now a 747. I thought members were required to have a certain percentage of their fleet in the Star livery, and as a founding member, wouldn't UA have a lot? And I guess I've been imagining all these years that I've seen photos of UA 747s in Star colors....

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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13255 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
I thought UA had many, many more aircraft in Star colors than one 777, a 767, and now a 747. I thought members were required to have a certain percentage of their fleet in the Star livery, and as a founding member, wouldn't UA have a lot? And I guess I've been imagining all these years that I've seen photos of UA 747s in Star colors....

I believe that UA has 2 772 in STAR colours



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User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13169 times:

do these planes still have the STAR tail? or the airline's tail?

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5618 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13139 times:

If any UA peeps can tell me when this baby is doing a LAX run (NRT-LAX or SYD-LAX) I'd appreciate it much! I can always get word once it's on the ground (and make it to LAX for static and take-off shots) but it's the arrivals that's tough to get.

Thanks again,

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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13139 times:
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Quoting N104UA (Reply 5):
I believe that UA has 2 772 in STAR colours

Nope, just N218UA.

Love B747s with the Star Alliance livery. Too bad Lufthansa's D-ABTH is now in the normal livery.


User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13116 times:

Here's a -100 in the original "Star" colours:


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13059 times:

So what's the config of this aircraft following this work? Also, which aircarft are now in the new config, i.e. carry 84xx fleet numbers?


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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13002 times:

16/26 744s in new config.

84xx New Configuration

N105UA, N107UA, N116UA, N119UA, N121UA, N122UA, N127UA, N128UA, N173UA N174UA, N175UA, N178UA, N179UA, N180UA, N181UA, N182UA.

81xx Old Configuration

N104UA, N117UA, N118UA, N120UA (in for refit early April out early May), N171UA, N177UA, N187UA, N194UA, N197UA, N199UA.

2 more might be retired as the original plan was to bring the count to a final of 24.

Leo  

[Edited 2009-03-24 17:53:22]

[Edited 2009-03-24 17:53:43]


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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12835 times:
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Quoting Rj777 (Reply 6):
If any UA peeps can tell me when this baby is doing a LAX run (NRT-LAX or SYD-LAX) I'd appreciate it much! I can always get word once it's on the ground (and make it to LAX for static and take-off shots) but it's the arrivals that's tough to get.

Thanks again

895-25 ORD 1217 2255 SIN 18:25 18:25
896-27 SIN 0650 1025 HKG 3:12 21:37
862-27 HKG 1230 0908 SFO 11:11 32:48
885-28 SFO 1146 1535 KIX 11:18 44:06
886-29 KIX 1730 1059 SFO 9:10 53:16
863-29 SFO 2243 0725 SYD 14:11 67:27
840-31 SYD 1450 1014 LAX 12:57 80:24

as of now, ship 8421 will be in lax on 3/31, arriving from SYD on flight 840.



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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12659 times:



Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 12):
as of now, ship 8421 will be in lax on 3/31, arriving from SYD on flight 840.

Get your cameras ready, LAX spotters!



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User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12642 times:



Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 9):
Here's a -100 in the original "Star" colours:

And when i clicked on this thread, that's what I was hoping to see. a 400 in the original "star" colors :P

Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 12):
as of now, ship 8421 will be in lax on 3/31, arriving from SYD on flight 840

It's always when Im working that all the good spotting occurs at LAX. I'll be there tomorrow, regardless.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6103 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12483 times:

Wait a second.....

Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 1):
Nineteen B747s have been repainted in the new livery, with the remaining seven B747s

That's 26 744s....UA was supposed to retire 6 out of the 30 which would leave them with 24....

Are they holding onto 2 more 744s then planned?



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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12371 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 15):
That's 26 744s....UA was supposed to retire 6 out of the 30 which would leave them with 24....

Are they holding onto 2 more 744s then planned?

The have not made a final decision they were holding onto 2 to run flights for Air Pacific, and with the low oil prices they might keep them



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2745 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 9709 times:



Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 12):
895-25 ORD 1217 2255 SIN 18:25 18:25

If anyone is currently at ORD, it should be sitting at gate B16 waiting to board for its flight to HKG and SIN in about 1.5 hours... pictures anyone???

For the HKG spotters, it will be arriving at about 16:28 on March 26
For the SIN spotters, it will arriving at about 22:55 on March 26, plus it will be at the airport most of the morning on March 27...

I can't wait to see some pictures of this...


User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8595 times:
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Already it changed!

895-26 ORD 1217 2255 SIN
896-28 SIN 0650 1025 HKG
862-28 HKG 1230 0908 SFO
900-28 SFO 1348 0945 FRA
901-29 FRA 1400 1614 SFO

Now heading to FRA on the 28th.

Keep in mind these change al the time.



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2745 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8103 times:



Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 18):
Already it changed!

895-26 ORD 1217 2255 SIN
896-28 SIN 0650 1025 HKG
862-28 HKG 1230 0908 SFO
900-28 SFO 1348 0945 FRA
901-29 FRA 1400 1614 SFO

Now heading to FRA on the 28th.

Keep in mind these change al the time.

So I assume it is not going to SIN today, is it still at ORD or is it doing another route that will take it back to ORD tomorrow?


User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6487 times:
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Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 18):
So I assume it is not going to SIN today, is it still at ORD or is it doing another route that will take it back to ORD tomorrow?

It is spending the night in ORD again, maybe PR stuff, not sure. It will head to SIN tomorrow, 3/26 and arrive there on 3/27. Leave 3/28 SIN-HKG-SFO-FRA arrive FRA on 3/29.



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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5856 times:
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on the way to SIN.

895-26 HKG 1907 2246 SIN

896-28 SIN 0650 1025 HKG
862-28 HKG 1230 0908 SFO

900-28 SFO 1348 0945 FRA
901-29 FRA 1400 1614 SFO

I still can not believe there are no pictures yet. Someone try to get a couple



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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
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Any spotters going to be in FRA tomorrow?

New STAR plane arriving @ 0913A, Flight 900, 38mins early


900-28 SFO 1345 0913 FRA

901-29 FRA 1400 1614 SFO

857-31*SFO 1318 1725 PVG
858-02*PVG 1225 0814 SFO

We need pictures!!!



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5618 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5271 times:



Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 22):
Any spotters going to be in FRA tomorrow?

New STAR plane arriving @ 0913A, Flight 900, 38mins early


900-28 SFO 1345 0913 FRA

901-29 FRA 1400 1614 SFO

857-31*SFO 1318 1725 PVG
858-02*PVG 1225 0814 SFO

Boy..we LAX guys got kicked to curb on this one...


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User currently offlineMaxfly From Austria, joined Oct 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

first pics of N121UA in Star Alliance colors in FRA on 3/29 to be found
on www.fraspotters.de
cheers


25 AA388 : It looks pretty good. -max
26 Trojanclipper : UA895 ORD-HKG operated today with the new F and C seats....
27 Na : Again UA uses a fatter typefont than the rest of the Star Alliance. This looks better, although, as always, the airlines´ standard livery looks bette
28 SXDFC : I am curious about something, out of all the 747's in the UA fleet, why did UA choose N121UA? Also what goes into that decision with UA and at any oth
29 United1 : More then likely it was simply the next 747 up next for a paint job....
30 Post contains links and images AAL151Heavy : Here she is at SFO this afternoon (self plug ). Ben View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang
31 413x3 : beautiful livery, thanks Ben for that nice shot.
32 Ouboy79 : Wha??????? Black letters on a white background = beautiful livery? Wow. Granted you may be colorblind, so I don't want to offend. I'm sorry, the Star
33 777ER : On the larger aircraft like B747, B777s, B763s it doesn't look nice as the white covers far to much, but on the B737s and A320s it looks nicer
34 KLMCedric : What type of color would that be?
35 United787 : Looks great! Nice to see UA finally paint one of their 747s in the * livery! With one stroke of genius you insulted about 1/2 of the A-Net members an
36 DC8FanJet : exactly
37 Ouboy79 : That may be. Perhaps if they pulled the logo down from the tail a bit and let it bleed over on the body, with maybe a color gradient like design (thi
38 Platinumfoota : Somethings off.... I think its the blank winglets, no logo or color
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