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Removal Of SkyTeam Logo Off CO Aircraft.  
User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8775 times:

I just noticed today when boarding a CO flight, that many CO aircraft are now without the SkyTeam logo. I also noticed that they are removing the "Your door to the world is open" sticker by the main cabin entrance door. Clearly, they are preparing the aircraft for the transition into Star Alliance. Good move considering all the aircraft that they have to remove the SkyTeam logo from.

EvanBu

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User currently offlineEwRkId From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8761 times:

What a/c were your boarding?

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

If you look at this month's issue of Sky Magazine, Delta has an insert after page 40 that talks about the new tier levels and Skymiles in general. CO is not mentioned as a partner on the list of airline partners.

http://deltaskymag.delta.com/default.aspx

Click on "Read the Current Edition".


User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 850 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8646 times:

It wont be long b4 we take those Skyteam pins off our uniforms. We still have lots of paper stock onhand that has the logo on it as well. Such as the Elite priority tags.
JD CRPXE

[Edited 2009-08-18 20:34:06]


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8206 times:



Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 3):
We still have lots of paper stock onhand that has the logo on it as well. Such as the Elite priority tags.

Good- I'll try to collect some on upcoming trips!!!


User currently offlineEvanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8145 times:

737-700. Ship #716
737-500. Ship #624


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7547 times:

I'm sitting in EWR right now having just gotten off of tail#704 (73S), and I'm 99% sure I didn't see a SkyTeam logo either. SkyTeam, however, is still mentioned in the inflight Mag. The aircraft did, however, have the "your door to the world is open" sticker on it. I noticed that on the CO corporate documentary that SkyTeam is not mentioned though Star certainly is.

What will happen to all of the paper stock that's left over once CO becomes part of Star?



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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7509 times:

On another note, I was looking at my CO Onepass ff card and my CO Onepass Mastercard and noticed that both have the SkyTeam logo on it. Considering the economy I doubt we'll get new cards with the Star Alliance logo but was curious if anyone had heard otherwise.

User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7444 times:

Continental stops issuing 2009 Elite cards sometime around October for members who qualify or reach a new level late in the year, so it's likely that the first OnePass cards with the Star logo will be the 2010 Elite cards, which usually come out starting in February of each year.

User currently offlineJacobcal From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6163 times:

I was flying from ORD to EWR about two weeks ago and there was a CO B737-524 being pushed back from the gate and I noticed that the SkyTeam logos had been removed from the aircraft. Being the CO'er and airline geek that I am I immediately sent a text message to another CO'er and fellow airline geek to see if he knew anything about it, he didn't. I've been keeping an eye out when I'm at EWR to see if other planes have had it removed but I have not seen any. I came to the conclusion that it was just that particular aircraft.

It seems a little early to be removing the logos but I guess Oct 27 is just over two months away. We all know time flies in this industry.

JacobCAL

P.S. I cannot be certain but I want to say that the acft I saw at ORD was ship 607. I'm sorry but I don't remember the full registration.


User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5139 times:
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Just do a search of the photo database - many of the recent pictures are missing the SkyTeam logo. There's no point to keeping them on the aircraft when they'll be leaving in 2 months and it will probably take that long to get rid of all of them. They for sure don't want to be advertising SkyTeam after October 24 and I expect Star Alliance stickers to appear quickly starting October 27.

User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

On a related note, does anyone know if CO plans to repaint any planes in the Star Alliance "logo jet" livery? If so, what a/c type(s)?


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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4990 times:



Quoting CODC10 (Reply 8):
Continental stops issuing 2009 Elite cards sometime around October for members who qualify or reach a new level late in the year, so it's likely that the first OnePass cards with the Star logo will be the 2010 Elite cards, which usually come out starting in February of each year.

Cool, then my card will have the Skyteam logo. I think the status expires in Mar 2011. So I will have the wrong alliance logo on my card for like 14 months. Awesome possum.


User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4990 times:



Quoting Adam T. (Reply 7):
I was looking at my CO Onepass ff card and my CO Onepass Mastercard and noticed that both have the SkyTeam logo on it

I suspect "new" cards have neither or have *A by now. CO MC is issued by chase, so I am guessing they are the one who will re issue. Obviously, any card that is renewed next yr forward will have the new logo. I don't know that they'd "bother" since all cards expire in 3 yrs anyway. But they might.

Dave



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4463 times:



Quoting Jacobcal (Reply 9):
I've been keeping an eye out when I'm at EWR to see if other planes have had it removed but I have not seen any. I came to the conclusion that it was just that particular aircraft.

After reading this thread I tried to observe, and from what I could tell, most aircraft still had the SkyTeam logo despite there being a number of aircraft--mostly narrowbodies, including the Q400 that I connected to--that lacked the logo. The exit is not for another two months so there's still time.



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User currently offlineValkyrie01 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4286 times:



Quoting Jacobcal (Reply 9):
I came to the conclusion that it was just that particular aircraft.

I guess you did not read the FCD for the removal of sky team logo and your door to the world is now open sticker.



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User currently offlineValkyrie01 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4239 times:



Quoting Evanbu (Thread starter):
I just noticed today when boarding a CO flight, that many CO aircraft are now without the SkyTeam logo. I also noticed that they are removing the "Your door to the world is open" sticker by the main cabin entrance door.

There is a FCD for the removal of the skyteam logo and also one for the removal of the your door to the world is open sticker.This is normally done on the overnight checks.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8552 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4197 times:
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Quoting Valkyrie01 (Reply 15):
I guess you did not read the FCD



Quoting Valkyrie01 (Reply 16):
There is a FCD for the removal of the skyteam logo

....and an FCD is what exactly ?



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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3971 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4181 times:
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Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 17):
and an FCD is

a Fleet Campaign Directive. I'm sure someone can give a more technical definition than mine, but it's basically a (sub)fleet-wide maintenance bulletin.



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User currently offlineJacobcal From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Quoting Valkyrie01 (Reply 15):
I guess you did not read the FCD

I've never heard of the FCD. Maybe its not made available to InFlight? Is that something I can access on coair? I check the Cabin Systems and Interiors (CSI) section on the InFlight website pretty regularly but have never seen anything related to the Fleet Campaign Directive. It sounds very interesting!

JacobCAL

[Edited 2009-08-20 11:31:18]

User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3871 times:



Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 11):
On a related note, does anyone know if CO plans to repaint any planes in the Star Alliance "logo jet" livery? If so, what a/c type(s)?

I sure hope they do. It is one of the requirements for being in the alliance. I think it may be like 1 livery per type.


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3838 times:



Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 11):
On a related note, does anyone know if CO plans to repaint any planes in the Star Alliance "logo jet" livery? If so, what a/c type(s)?

A 757-200 will be the first to receive the livery at some point later in the year. Star Alliance stipulates that a certain percentage of a carrier's fleet (longhaul and shorthaul are the categories and each has a %) will be painted in the *A colors.


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3826 times:



Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 11):
On a related note, does anyone know if CO plans to repaint any planes in the Star Alliance "logo jet" livery? If so, what a/c type(s)?

Expect the 772 and the 752 to get the Star livery since they primarily do international flights. A 764 and 762 may get it, while the 753 and the entire 737 fleet will probably not get a Star plane. However, there is a 739ER in the retro livery celebrating CO's 75th Anniversary.



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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Quoting TheGMan (Reply 20):
I sure hope they do. It is one of the requirements for being in the alliance. I think it may be like 1 livery per type.



Quoting CODC10 (Reply 21):
A 757-200 will be the first to receive the livery at some point later in the year. Star Alliance stipulates that a certain percentage of a carrier's fleet (longhaul and shorthaul are the categories and each has a %) will be painted in the *A colors.



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 22):
Expect the 772 and the 752 to get the Star livery since they primarily do international flights. A 764 and 762 may get it, while the 753 and the entire 737 fleet will probably not get a Star plane. However, there is a 739ER in the retro livery celebrating CO's 75th Anniversary.

Good to hear. Thanks for the info, guys. I'm aware of the 737-900ER in the retro livery, and I think it looks great! The Star planes, along with the retro 739, will add some diversity to the CO fleet. If only Peter Max was still around...

[Edited 2009-08-20 14:08:32]

[Edited 2009-08-20 14:10:37]


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User currently offlineFlyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

at least one of Express Jet ERJs will have it too.

25 Acidradio : I heard Larry Kellner's car in the parking lot is now painted in *A livery too. Just came from the shop.
26 Davescj : Do you have a pic of the retro? I can only say, I hope it isnt' the red/gold. I thought it looked aweful then (and usually like the retro). Dave
27 Post contains links AznMadSci : Here's the YouTube video posted by CO. It's not the Meatball. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itKhDW73GEw
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