AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 20242 times:
What!?!?! Only 1 -500 left!?!? Nooooo.
I flew on 949 waaay back in the day, on one of my very first flights by myself, as an 18-year old.
It was one of the first flights I actually paid for with my own money!
I know I'm not supposed to do "me too" posts but my last UA 737 flight was on a 735 ORD-CLE. I wasn't even supposed to be on that flight but I was trying to go ORD-IAD during a snowstorm in ORD and an IAD flight CXLD. I ended up connecting in CLE to get to IAD. The joys of non-revving. I never knew at the time that would be my last UA 737 flight.
C767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 19866 times:
Quoting United1 (Reply 12): End of October is the latest I heard for the 733s to leave the fleet...
Just from looking at the online UA schedule, looks like October 24. I checked a few west coast routes that have the 737 on it right now, and up through October 24, but each of the cities shows no 737s from October 25 and after.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20358 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 19611 times:
Quoting Airstud (Reply 2): You know what kicked a__, was TWA's last color scheme.
ESPECIALLY on the L-1011.
I've always liked UA's color schemes. I like how different they are from each-other, and yet how they keep some sense of continuity from one to the next.
The most recent one is quite pretty, although something about it bugs me and I can't put my finger on it. I think it has to do more with my feelings towards UA, though, rather than the C/S because if, say B6 had that same C/S (or if VX had it in red   I think I'd love it.
Part of the problem is that it is a C/S that looks very good on widebodies, but the only narrowbodies that wear it well are 737's because the nose on the 757 and A320 sticks out too far. If they lowered and narrowed the cheatlines on the 75 and 320...
The Stealth colors would have looked nice with a different grey. That grey just was too flat. A more lustrous grey would have been beautiful.
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15267 times:
Quoting United1 (Thread starter): Biggest update is there is only 1 735 left N912UA, a former UA Shuttle bird in new colors...it's expected to be retired by the end of August
Does anyone know if any retirement celebration is being planned for the 735 in August or the 737 in October?
Updated Fleet Upgrades:
All of the Ted A320s have been repainted!
All of the international 763s have been repainted!
All of the international 763s have been converted to the new interiors!
More than 50% of the aircraft have been repainted!
* Star Alliance Livery
** The 737 fleets are inordinately hard to keep track of these days so if there are any on the list that have been retired please let me know.
***All former Ted aircraft have been painted in the new livery.
****Test aircraft for the next generation Y class slimline leather seats with power ports.
B772*** (0/46-0%) (delayed until Feb. 2010 due to new Y class seats, 3 different 777 subfleets & the economy)
* In progress aircraft are counted towards the total.
** Includes new drop-down LCD screens in Y class.
*** Will include next generation Y class slimline leather seats with power ports in 3-3-3 configuration and new larger PTVs (maybe AVOD?)
New Interiors for Former Ted A320s
Includes conversion to 12 F, 42 Y+, 90 Y class seats & new leather seat covers for all seats.