Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
United 744s In Old Livery  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 665 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16312 times:

Are any United 747-400's still flying in the old livery? I haven't seen any in SYD for a fair while now...

22 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16272 times:

No active 744s in the fleet left in the old livery, besides one or two retired aircraft in the desert.


Happiness is V1 in Lagos
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16194 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Can those retired 747's in the dessert be reactivated?


The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16141 times:

Retired means the aircraft is no longer part of United's fleet. It could be reactivated, yes, if someone else buys the aircraft assuming it is airworthy.

Now if it's stored, on the other hand, then yes it could be reactivated by United if they need the aircraft.



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15831 times:

Was 106UA painted in the current scheme, or retired in the old one?

User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 15577 times:

I flew N187UA in the old colors in 2008... what's the state of it?


I gladly accept donations to pay for flight hours! This thing draws man...
User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 15245 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Was 106UA painted in the current scheme, or retired in the old one?

Retired and with BlueSky


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ivan Nishimura-HNLRareBirds
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Yunjin Lee - Korea Aero Photos



N185UA
N187UA
N192UA
N193UA
N194UA
N195UA
N196UA
N198UA

Are all stored, not retired though N185UA and N192UA have been stored for over 5 years, the former for almost 10 years now. The majority of the other stored were delivered in '96 and '97



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 15059 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 6):
N194UA

Just got an e-mail saying that N194UA is at Kimhae Int'l in S. Korea undergoing mx @ Korean Air Tech Center. Unconfirmed at this point. Airfleets has it stored since 08/09.



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4385 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 14921 times:

So, can anyone photo shop us a UAL 744 in the new CAL logo scheme ? !


The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13899 times:

Confirmed that N194UA flew from Socal Logistics to Guam on the 26th of April.

Anyone familiar with UA ops know if this is proofing/mx to reenter service or if they're getting ready to give this bird off?



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlinespeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13828 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 8):

Google "Modified airliner photos" and enjoy.


User currently offlineConti764 From Belgium, joined Dec 2007, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 12067 times:

On a side note: I assume United is going to halt all the repaints untill the merger with CO is fully approved?

User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11888 times:

Quoting Conti764 (Reply 11):
On a side note: I assume United is going to halt all the repaints untill the merger with CO is fully approved?

I'm still putting money on an aircraft from each airline's fleet getting the new c/s to physically show that unity in the coming weeks. Pictures do the merger no justice, believe me.



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11834 times:

UA 744 have been through 3 colour schemes so with the merger this will be the 4th scheme


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11694 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 9):
Confirmed that N194UA flew from Socal Logistics to Guam on the 26th of April.

Anyone familiar with UA ops know if this is proofing/mx to reenter service or if they're getting ready to give this bird off?

Getting the new cabin and coming back into service!



Happiness is V1 in Lagos
User currently offlinedeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9297 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9746 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 12):
I'm still putting money on an aircraft from each airline's fleet getting the new c/s to physically show that unity in the coming weeks. Pictures do the merger no justice, believe me.

They wont do anything till the merger is approved by the stock holders. they *may* do a paint freeze but other than that they will do biz just as if there was no merger, because the stcok holders may not go along with it.



yep.
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9520 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 7):
Just got an e-mail saying that N194UA is at Kimhae Int'l in S. Korea undergoing mx @ Korean Air Tech Center. Unconfirmed at this point. Airfleets has it stored since 08/09.

Yes United wil be bringing back at least one 747 out of the desert to support summer flying.



If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6726 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

A Continental Elite representative said to me while booking a flight and chatting about the merger: "our new flat beds in Business First are better than United's First Class seat and much better than United's Business lie flat's" I told her as wonderful as CO is, it will be good to have 4 classes like on the United 747. She said "Sir, the 747 is a very old airplane and you would prefer a 777". I just said "really, thank you"
so I guess a 747 that was stored and being made fly worthy is a bad thing. Perhaps at CO this must be very difficult emotionally. But doesent this mean that UCO will have about 25 747's for a number of years before they finalize a replacement?



The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
User currently offlinebottie From Belgium, joined May 2004, 281 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 6):

Are all stored, not retired though N185UA and N192UA have been stored for over 5 years, the former for almost 10 years now. The majority of the other stored were delivered in '96 and '97

Indeed, N192UA is at Marana:

http://members.airliners.be/displayimage.php?pos=-12492

Together with N185UA:

http://members.airliners.be/displayimage.php?pos=-12632

Pictures taken on december 5th 2009.


User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 17):
I told her as wonderful as CO is, it will be good to have 4 classes like on the United 747. She said "Sir, the 747 is a very old airplane and you would prefer a 777"

As far as I am concerned, the 744 is significantly worse in Y than the 772. The seats are narrower in the 744 (17.2" vs 18") and it lacks seatback video. It is great in C or F but I greatly prefer the 772 in Y. The 744s are old but UA's oldest planes are the 757s. Like any other plane, if the interiors are refurbished the could be just as up to date and comfortable as a brand new plane but the UA 744s are on their way out. I miss the old 9 abreast 747s. 10 abreast makes it undesirable to fly in.


User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 13):
UA 744 have been through 3 colour schemes so with the merger this will be the 4th scheme

Not all of them are, pay attention to the delivery dates of UA's 744, it spreads from 1989 to 2000, the grey and blue livery already in place by 1998. Therefore, at least 10 of those only been thru 2 liveries.

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 19):
As far as I am concerned, the 744 is significantly worse in Y than the 772. The seats are narrower in the 744 (17.2" vs 18") and it lacks seatback video.

But don't forget CO's 777 are lack of E+, 31" of legroom flying EWR-HKG is not fun either, even though it has PTV.


User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 19):
if the interiors are refurbished the could be just as up to date and comfortable as a brand new plane but the UA 744s are on their way out.

IIRC,UA is proofing a new leather Y product.

It's entire domestic first F is getting revamped with leather (same seat, new covering), and while the product itself is dated, the added leather does improve the seat comfort immensely.

I like the new Y product with AVOID, but don't like the idea of 3-3-3 in the T7s.



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 20):
Quoting jetfuel (Reply 13):
UA 744 have been through 3 colour schemes so with the merger this will be the 4th scheme

Not all of them are, pay attention to the delivery dates of UA's 744, it spreads from 1989 to 2000, the grey and blue livery already in place by 1998. Therefore, at least 10 of those only been thru 2 liveries.

If I remember right the Blue/Grey UA livery came out in 1992 or 1993 so I'd have to assume that most of them were actually delivered in Blue/Grey and not the old Red/Orange/Blue.

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 9):
Confirmed that N194UA flew from Socal Logistics to Guam on the 26th of April.

Yup, I gave them their clearance to Korea, now I didn't know it would go back to UA at the time but it was still nice to just see it leave VCV.

FX1816


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
BA Planes In Old Livery posted Mon Sep 8 2003 07:52:04 by DFWLandingPath
LH A320 In Old Livery? posted Wed Dec 17 2008 12:21:17 by FlyinTLow
LH A320 In Old Livery? posted Wed Dec 17 2008 12:21:17 by FlyinTLow
LH A320 In Old Livery? posted Wed Dec 17 2008 12:21:17 by FlyinTLow
AA 738 In Old Livery? posted Thu Jul 31 2003 23:52:42 by Flynboy747
United 777 In New Livery posted Sat Feb 21 2004 05:10:24 by Rjpieces
United 777 In New Livery posted Sat Feb 21 2004 05:10:24 by Rjpieces
United 777 In New Livery posted Sat Feb 21 2004 05:10:24 by Rjpieces
United Aircraft In Old Paint? posted Mon Jul 8 2002 18:47:01 by Ordual24
United Express In New Livery posted Thu Feb 19 2004 10:23:00 by Ushermittwoch
United Express In New Livery posted Thu Feb 19 2004 10:23:00 by Ushermittwoch
United Express In New Livery posted Thu Feb 19 2004 10:23:00 by Ushermittwoch
Vickers Viscount Painted In Old THY Livery For TV posted Wed Sep 20 2006 11:52:02 by 777ER
BA Planes In Old Livery posted Mon Sep 8 2003 07:52:04 by DFWLandingPath
BA Planes In Old Livery posted Mon Sep 8 2003 07:52:04 by DFWLandingPath
BA Planes In Old Livery posted Mon Sep 8 2003 07:52:04 by DFWLandingPath
Any Fake Photos In Old DL Livery posted Mon Mar 15 2004 19:49:02 by Jhooper
AA 738 In Old Livery? posted Thu Jul 31 2003 23:52:42 by Flynboy747
Just IN! United To Have New Livery posted Sun Feb 29 2004 22:04:56 by Luisca
AA 738 In Old Livery? posted Thu Jul 31 2003 23:52:42 by Flynboy747
United Aircraft In Old Paint? posted Mon Jul 8 2002 18:47:01 by Ordual24
Why Is UPS Repainting A 747 In The Old Livery? posted Tue Aug 5 2003 10:46:04 by Na
AA 738 In Old Livery? posted Thu Jul 31 2003 23:52:42 by Flynboy747
Vickers Viscount Painted In Old THY Livery For TV posted Wed Sep 20 2006 11:52:02 by 777ER
United Aircraft In Old Paint? posted Mon Jul 8 2002 18:47:01 by Ordual24
United Aircraft In Old Paint? posted Mon Jul 8 2002 18:47:01 by Ordual24
Any Fake Photos In Old DL Livery posted Mon Mar 15 2004 19:49:02 by Jhooper
Vickers Viscount Painted In Old THY Livery For TV posted Wed Sep 20 2006 11:52:02 by 777ER
Vickers Viscount Painted In Old THY Livery For TV posted Wed Sep 20 2006 11:52:02 by 777ER
Just IN! United To Have New Livery posted Sun Feb 29 2004 22:04:56 by Luisca
Any Fake Photos In Old DL Livery posted Mon Mar 15 2004 19:49:02 by Jhooper
Any Fake Photos In Old DL Livery posted Mon Mar 15 2004 19:49:02 by Jhooper
Why Is UPS Repainting A 747 In The Old Livery? posted Tue Aug 5 2003 10:46:04 by Na
Just IN! United To Have New Livery posted Sun Feb 29 2004 22:04:56 by Luisca
Just IN! United To Have New Livery posted Sun Feb 29 2004 22:04:56 by Luisca
Why Is UPS Repainting A 747 In The Old Livery? posted Tue Aug 5 2003 10:46:04 by Na
Why Is UPS Repainting A 747 In The Old Livery? posted Tue Aug 5 2003 10:46:04 by Na