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Continental New Special Livery?  
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9490 posts, RR: 52
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15319 times:

Has anyone heard of a new special livery coming out soon for Continental? I'm curious to see what is actually coming. I've heard that something is coming.


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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15308 times:

Probably one in the Star Alliance livery.  Smile


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3922 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 15163 times:

CO is due to paint one of their 739s in an early 60s era retro design, voted on by CO employees.

Per Houston Spotters......







"Continental Finally Goes Retro!!!
« on: May 09, 2009, 23:46:36 »
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Finally a retro plane from Continental..

Blue Skyways

Continental celebrates its 75th anniversary on July 14,2009, and to celebrate, has ordered a new 737-900ER aircrafty that will be painted in the design of one of Continental's historic liveries.

In an online contest,Continental employees voted on their choice of four historic liveries that have graced Continental's aircraft. They chose the Blue Skyways design,which flew on Continental's fleet from the late 1940s until the early 1960s.

The new Boeing 737-900ER represents Continental's commitment to operating a modern fleet. The aircrat will be delivered in June with the Blue Skyways livery, flying from the Boeing plant near Seattle, Wash.,to Houston's Bush Intercontinental airport. The aircraft will then fly to Continental's two other hubs in Cleveland and New York/Newark on its inaugural tour before entering scheduled service."


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 15001 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 1):
Probably one in the Star Alliance livery.

Late last year, employees voted for a retro livery to be part of CO's 75th anniversary. The new 739ER will be unveiled later this month in all three hubs, first IAH, then EWR and CLE.


User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 14968 times:

Thanks guys, but the *A will come in the future I guess.


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14713 times:

CO To Have A Retro Aircraft (by CLE757 Feb 4 2009 in Civil Aviation)
Followup - CO Retrojet Aircraft (by AznMadSci Feb 25 2009 in Civil Aviation)

Personally, I would have liked to have seen the Golden Jet livery...

V/F



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3400 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14676 times:
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The aircraft (most likely ship 434) will fly BFIIAH on June 25th... I'm hearing there will be all sorts of partying and such when it arrives


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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6039 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14648 times:

BTW IAHcsr....you service today on PHX-IAH was great ....as usual!

You guys need to give the Terminal C Presidents lounge a little TLC though!



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3400 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14558 times:
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Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 7):
You guys need to give the Terminal C Presidents lounge a little TLC though!

Which one? North or South.... or most likely both...
They have started a major renovation of Term C ticket counter and bag claim, so I'm sure the P Clubs are on the list for a makeover as well. I just don't know when that will happen.



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3922 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14495 times:



Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 8):
Which one? North or South.... or most likely both...
They have started a major renovation of Term C ticket counter and bag claim, so I'm sure the P Clubs are on the list for a makeover as well. I just don't know when that will happen.

Say, do you know when is the upper ramp for commercial vehicles is slated to re-open? I caught an off-airport parking shuttle the other day and had to depart at 'E', which was a bit of an inconvenience as my flight departed 'C'.

Thomas



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User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 848 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14339 times:

The plan was to go with the original "GOLDEN JET" livery of the 60s. There is still too much stigma associated with the meatball livery (no thanks to Lorenzo). The biggest mistake the company made....to me was changing the colour of the meatball from black to red. That was so tacky.
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14268 times:
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I believe this will also be the first 739 with uprated carbon brakes. Boeing has been testing them the last few weeks.



[Edited 2009-06-04 22:13:13]

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14119 times:
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Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 10):
The biggest mistake the company made....to me was changing the colour of the meatball from black to red. That was so tacky.

absolutely ! Coincidentally I think that it was also associated with the airlines finances going black ink to red ink - at the risk of venturing into 'polls and preferences' territory I have to say that I like the nod to history that an increasing number of airlines are doing with retro liveries

OT - but I would love to see NZ do a retro of the TE 1965-1973 livery and also the 1968 NZ livery ( if I have confused anyone here up until 1977 what is now NZ was two separate airlines - Air New Zealand, TE , the international airline and National Airways Corporation , NZ , the domestic airline )



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User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14084 times:



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 11):
I believe this will also be the first 739 with uprated carbon brakes. Boeing has been testing them the last few weeks.

OK.. now that makes sense. Do you know if this has been flying around as BOE122? I saw BOE122 at MHR a couple weeks ago, primered with a CO rudder and have been trying to figure out what ship it was. It did a short-field landing which makes sense if they were testing brakes.


User currently offlineFlypba From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14008 times:



Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 10):
The biggest mistake the company made....to me was changing the colour of the meatball from black to red. That was so tacky.

Actually ... the meatball was always red ... just not on the tails of the planes ... but in every single other use ... it was red ... including by the titles on the plane


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13971 times:
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Quoting Flypba (Reply 14):
Actually ... the meatball was always red ... just not on the tails of the planes ... but in every single other use ... it was red ... including by the titles on the plane

actually Gordon it was not always red - if you do a search in the photo database for 1979 there are a number of colour photos of various CO aircraft , all with black meatballs , even as late as 1984 you will see a mix of red and black meatballs , by 1989 it seems to all be red meatballs


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13924 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 15):

But why am I still seeing a red meatball by the title?

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13903 times:
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Quoting Malaysia (Reply 16):
But why am I still seeing a red meatball by the title?

hmm , good point , I had not noticed that , my apologies to Flypba , no matter how far back I go in the database I always see an ugly little red meatball on the fuselage even when there is a nice big black meatball on the fin . Any CO historians know why they mixed them like that ?



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13845 times:

Because black on gold looks better than red on gold. The Golden Jet livery also had black text on a gold tail.


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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1979 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13841 times:



Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 6):
The aircraft (most likely ship 434) will fly BFIIAH on June 25th... I'm hearing there will be all sorts of partying and such when it arrives



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 11):
I believe this will also be the first 739 with uprated carbon brakes. Boeing has been testing them the last few weeks.

FYI, Ship 436 will be the Retro Jet. Ship 434 has been the 739 flying around with the upgraded carbon brakes as seen by those at MHR.

Here's hoping Boeing does a good job in concealing it from the photogs at BFI so that it's a true unveiling for us here in Houston (no chance...)

JSD



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 13823 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 18):
Because black on gold looks better than red on gold.

absolutely no question about that - but why did they not make them both the same colour ? it seems very strange to have had a black meatball on the fin and a red one on the fuselage .

Anyway , I have dragged this way off topic ( apologies to the OP ) getting back on topic , I cant wait to see photos of the actual retro jetwhen it comes out in 'Golden Jet' livery . Nice to see CO recognising their history/heritage .



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13769 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 20):
it seems very strange to have had a black meatball on the fin and a red one on the fuselage .

Not if your logo is just a logo, a shape, and color agnostic. I believe CO's meatball was color agnostic.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13753 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 21):
color agnostic. I believe CO's meatball was color agnostic.

colour agnostic ? sorry , I haven't come across the phrase before - I assume it does not mean that the meatball didn't know whether it believed in the existence of ( a supreme ) colour , so what does the term mean ?



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User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11772 times:

Bring back the meatball !! Come on - do it !

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11201 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 22):
so what does the term mean ?

I threw the term into Google, and the second hit was this thread! I suspect what he means is that the colour isn't defined as part of the logo - the logo could be presented in a range of different colours. Red, black, etc.

Definitely share your opinion that the black meatball looks a lot nicer than the red one on the tail, although I think the red one on the fuselage with the red titles also looks good. I guess I've always had a high opinion of Continental - my parents flew them a number of times in the late 70s and early 80s when they flew between NZ and the USA, and they forever spoke very highly of them.

V/F



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25 Evanbu : I miss the meatball! We must have that one also on another -900.
26 Dutchflyboi : Lets hope not. For a lot of employees it brings back bad memories. Of the meatballs (or Contrails as CO calls it) with one would you use? The origina
27 Post contains images STT757 : I would love to see a NY Air Special livery, although it would be better suited on a 737 than a 777. It would be great to see the NY Air livery on a
28 Isitsafenow : As Bob Six said..."Watch for the jet with the golden tail..." safe
29 Post contains links and images EA772LR : Here take your pick: Aviation-Design.Net:Design © Andre BourgeoisTemplate © Andre Bourgeois
30 Manfredj : Yea, I'm not hot on the 50's livery. I'd like to see the meatball as well. It won't bring back memories of the Lorenzo days, just happy ones of a diff
31 Max Q : I flew the 727-100 shown in the picture, the -100 was disliked by us junior Second Officers at the time due to it's antiquated pressurisation system t
32 Falcon84 : I voted for the early 60's livery: the one that says "Continental" across the tail, and "Golden Jet" above it. I think that is a sharp livery myself.
33 CO58 : I voted for the same!
34 Ikramerica : No doubt. Us pax really suffered in those planes. Especially kids. In the early pressurization system aircraft of that era, descending was especially
35 Roseflyer : The actual plane is the second one from the pictures you show. It is not quite the same since the writing on the tail is much higher up and the wingl
36 Jeffry747 : Are there any other graphics like this out there showing past liveries? Where can I find them?
37 ABQopsHP : I vote for the 60s Golden jet and the TI logo. My early CO days were working on those Hybrid DC9s. Once in a while we got a 727-100 here in CRP, no be
38 IAHcsr : Ah HA !! That explains 434 being M.I.A. I wasn't aware of the brake testing. Thanks I haven't been in the loop on the time-line, but know it's going
39 Ikramerica : Nah, in informal use in the USA (well in some places), agnostic when qualified with something non-religious simply has come to mean that there's basi
40 Dutchflyboi : looks great, seen it before, but you left off the NYAir one
41 Post contains images Dtwclipper : Sad about that too, would love to see NY back again!
42 Copter808 : Do any of you CO folks know it the new retro aircraft will be operating as a revenue flight between the introductory celebrations at IAH, EWR, and CLE
43 CALTECH : First Red Meatball tail emblem was painted on a Boeing 727 in 1985 at LAX, Continental had run out of Black Paint. Had a lot of red paint sitting arou
44 A340Spotter : Most likely not as the airplane will most likely head down to MCO (or INT) after the celebrations for the LiveTV installation, if I was to guess. JSD
45 Crash65 : NEVER EVER EVER!!! NEVER EVER EVER!!!
46 CALPSAFltSkeds : Referencing the graphic showing on Reply 29 It seems like people like the Golden Jet (Golden Tail) as do I . Since many dislike the Meatball due to fi
47 IAHcsr : It will certainly go to MCO for the full 'Induction' process, not just the DTV. I'm unaware of exactly what in involved with that procedures, but it
48 Falcon84 : When we were voting, all the new employees-those who were hired in the late 90's, and up til about 3 year ago, all LOVED the meatball, and couldn't u
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