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Who Gets The Retrojet Now?  
User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 510 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3859 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 United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3474 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 ......  



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3342 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 United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2993 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.


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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1601 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2924 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).



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User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2679 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.


The right decision at the wrong time, is still a wrong decision. "Hal Carr"
User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

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


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User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

I could not have put it any better myself jetfuel    


The right decision at the wrong time, is still a wrong decision. "Hal Carr"
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

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

User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2274 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 United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2220 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 United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 925 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2187 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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