piaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 35088 times:
Just had a quick question, there have been rumors that by this friday, 2 aircraft will be painted in the new UA livery. I just was wondering if there was any credible value to this or if it was just a rumor. If there are 2 aircraft, which ones will they be?
Do they really have to paint, or will it be simply a matter of removing the "Continental Airlines" sticker, and replacing it with that god-awful "United" sticker, since everything else about the livery essentially remains the same....?
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2665 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 34994 times:
It probably will be painted, since the CO logo is not a sticker but actually painted on the airplane. I'm sure some aircraft will have stickers applied, likely contract regional a/c. Larger jets will be painted, I'm sure.
dutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 34842 times:
Quoting piaflyer (Reply 5): does anybody know which planes they are? registration wise?
According to the CO Times:.
'We will have two aircraft painted in the new UA livery by Oct. 1. Aircraft N53442, a 737-900 ER,
will debut in the new paint scheme on the day we close the merger, and aircraft N29124, a 757-200,
will follow soon after. In fact, Jeff will fly in Aircraft 442 from Chicago (ORD) to IAH on the day of the
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 32479 times:
Good to see that the original question from the OP has not gone off track!
i fro one am looking forward to seeing a 747 come into LHR in the new colours. Sure I know we are not seeing those birds here at the mo but I am hopeful that one of the routes like HOU or EWR may see one.
UALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 3282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 32219 times:
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 41): i fro one am looking forward to seeing a 747 come into LHR in the new colours.
And I'm excited that after flying UA extensively for the last 20 years, I will be able to see for the first time in my now local airpot, BCN, a plane (a 752 to EWR) with the word "United" in it, even if it is in that god-awful font...
skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3836 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 27472 times:
So even though they'll still be Continental operated aircraft flying for Continental with CO tickets and COA callsigns they'll all have United on the fuselage before long? Is that the plan? Frankly that could be done by Christmas.
PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7274 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 27416 times:
Here we go again...
But, for what it's worth, I believe that the CO livery (i.e. what will become 'United') is among the very classiest ever to be devised. Thank god they are keeping it. Timeless. Beautiful. Stylish. International. Cosmopolitan. Clean. Classy...
netjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 27231 times:
Quoting Adam T. (Reply 17): I have come to grow of the font actually but I do think they could have made the size bigger - similar to the size of UNITED on current UA aircraft or AMERICAN on AA's aircraft.
I have to agree with you, I think considering they made it this size they could have added AIRLINES behind it like they had as their old scheme. Since they just put UNITED they should have made it bigger, it looks kinda awkward being that small.
Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 26403 times:
Quoting United787 (Reply 19): IMHO, that isn't so humble, the decision to use the CO livery with the UA name will go down as the worst decision of this merger...missed opportunity...short-sided...lazy...
Well- would you have preferred the United livery and logo with the Continental name? While the new livery isn't the best idea I do think that the company has a good idea of trying to blend the identities together, but that's just my opinion.