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Who Gets The Retrojet Now?  
User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Gotta ask since I could not find it talked about in any older posts, but with the Continental /United merger I am curious to know what happens with the Continental retrojet? Do we finally get to see a United retrojet on a 737-900? I'm all for stars & bars!!! While I really like the Continental retrojet, it wont be right to see the United name slapped up on the side of it 

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User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Quoting HermansCVR580 (Thread starter):
it wont be right to see the United name slapped up on the side of it 

As is the NWA paint job on the NC DC-3 (728) in the Henry Ford Museum ......  


User currently offlineAA737-823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

I'd love to see a stars and bars 747-400!
I don't know why the airlines are so willing to abandon their identities for a slab-side white airplane with all-caps "S T A R A L L I A N C E" on the side, yet want to hide cool marketing ideas like retrojets on routes from Albuquerque to Cleveland.


User currently offlinemrskyguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

I actually see the 'new UAL' leaving the COA retrojet alone.. it serves a purpose not unlike USA's retrojet fleet of aircraft. That lovely -900 had one of the cleanest cockpits I've ever had the pleasure of right-seating.

User currently offlineAntoniemey From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Quoting mrskyguy (Reply 3):
I actually see the 'new UAL' leaving the COA retrojet alone.. it serves a purpose not unlike USA's retrojet fleet of aircraft. That lovely -900 had one of the cleanest cockpits I've ever had the pleasure of right-seating.

They could even paint a few more...

Leaving it as-is, other than the obligatory addition of an "Operated by" statement by the L1 door, would even be a 1-up on US Airways' designs, as they substituted plain, modern US titles on all of the designs, without any attempt to make the titles fit the actual design (most noticeable on the America West final livery design).


User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

I vote that if they leave the Continental retrojet, then they should do a UAL retrojet  I couldn't hurt right  Better yet do like Continental did and come out with a few designs and let the employees choose which one to use.

User currently offlinejetfuel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/VIEWLINER/0901/AIRF.jpg

User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I could not have put it any better myself jetfuel    

User currently offlinecatiii From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Or, they could do this instead: http://yfrog.com/jl2enxj

User currently offlineADent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

I thought half of UA's fleet was a retrojet.

Or does retrojet mean the livery has to be more than 17 years old to count as retro-jet?


User currently offlinemrskyguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Quoting ADent (Reply 9):
I thought half of UA's fleet was a retrojet.

  

Quoting catiii (Reply 8):
Or, they could do this instead: http://yfrog.com/jl2enxj

I've always liked this UAL livery--perhaps we could see both:

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User currently offlineFlyPIJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

If the combined UA/CO is going to do a heritage livery - I think it would be cool is they did this one


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I like that one.


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