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New UA/CO Livery to Debut Soon?  
User currently offlinepiaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 35282 times:

Hello all,

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?


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User currently onlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5404 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 35286 times:

Continental has a 757 and a 739 in Amarillo getting painted to be unveiled this weekend.

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 35240 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 1):
getting painted

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....?

User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2726 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 35188 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.

User currently offlineAZNCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 35201 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):
I'm sure some aircraft will have stickers applied, likely contract regional a/c. Larger jets will be painted, I'm sure.

Nope, those regional a/c are also painted too. 

User currently offlinepiaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 35043 times:

does anybody know which planes they are? registration wise? also, can does anyone have any pics of the planes in amarillo and their progress?


User currently offlinedutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 35036 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
merger closing.'

User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 32673 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.

User currently onlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 3427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 32413 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...

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 581 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 29947 times:


From Flightblogger, this might be the very first picture of a plane in the "new UA" scheme.


[Edited 2010-09-28 18:29:09]

[Edited 2010-09-28 18:32:41]

User currently offlinedutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 29096 times:

First Picture (I think) of a Continental Plane with UNITED on it, at the paint shop in Texas...

User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4628 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 28281 times:
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Quoting Max Q (Reply 60):
How does that prove anything ? !

As others have said, you're being emotional rather than rational. There *is* a new company. Grousing about its existence isn't productive.


On another note, I can see from the flightglobal.com photo why in other threads a.netters talked about adding the word "Airlines" for balance.

From flightglobal.com/blogs/

User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27698 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):
On another note, I can see from the flightglobal.com photo why in other threads a.netters talked about adding the word "Airlines" for balance.

True, and they need to get rid of the ridiculous excessive space between letters. Looks horrid.

The spacing, that is. The overall livery isn't that bad. Not great, but not that bad.

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27666 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.

User currently onlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 3427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27612 times:

Quoting dutchflyboi (Reply 10):
First Picture (I think) of a Continental Plane with UNITED on it, at the paint shop in Texas...

Am I wrong or the font that generated so much discussion here has been replaced with something much more reasonable?

User currently offlinePM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 63
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27610 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...

User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27638 times:

The UNITED looks absolutely terrible!   

User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27472 times:

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.

User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 27425 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.

User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 26722 times:

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...

As Bill Cosby once said: “I don’t know the secret to success, but the secret to failure is trying to please everybody.” because you end up pleasing nobody...

User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 26597 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.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 26535 times:

Theer is a lot of saying around various forums that the Flightblogger picture is photoshopped, wrong pixels stuff and all. I am no Photoshop specialist so I cannot confirm.

This was my favourite United colours on a good old 747-200

This new livery is not to my taste but I guess there is nothing us non-likers will be able to do about it.

I am told that the first "new livery" flight is ORD-IAH tomorrow on the 737-900.


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2896 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 26478 times:

What's new about the livery?

The "UNITED" part?


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User currently offlineamwest2united From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 26348 times:
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Continental B737-900 with United Titles

Nice shot!

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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 26267 times:
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Although I agree that a whole new scheme would be good, keep in mind the cost of such a change. This "new" scheme is a lower cost alternative while they sort all of the other details of the merger.

Once things are settled (say three or four years on), they will likely look at changing up the scheme.

I for one really like United's commercials with Gene Hackman narrating and the (watercolor?) art themed commercials. Bringing those back perhaps with a freshened tag line would seem like a good idea.

25 C010T3 : Oh, no! If it already looks bad on a 737, imagine it on a 777...
26 aviatortj : Not bad. I think the new font is good. The livery is okay. It could certainly be worse.
27 brilondon : That picture above looks rather underwhelming. I thought that with the new font that it would look better. I guess I was wrong.
28 Sulley : Hmm... Not bad. It will take some getting used to though!
29 Post contains links and images exFATboy : I still have mixed feeling on this - I understand that the new livery is both practical in that it requires minimal modification on the CO fleet, sav
30 CODC10 : I realize that they are painted, but it is probably more likely that they would receive a decal than a larger aircraft, say, a 767.
31 mcdu : I am not a fan of the CO paint but I understand the cost of re-branding the entire airline. This make sense from a cost stand point and as an employee
32 Post contains links and images JBo : I say the chances are more likely that they will just receive a spot repaint ... only the affected area will be sanded and repainted. That was how Sk
33 Post contains images washingtonian : I don't like it but I will reserve judgment until I see it in person. I will miss the tulip though, that is for sure... I don't think this livery will
34 Antoniemey : It also symbolizes to the CO employees that everything they've worked for the past 15 years isn't being thrown away in the merger... at least, not wi
35 WesternA318 : LOL Aloha, I am sticking to my original opinion that the new airline, when they are done with announcing the merger and once the transition has start
36 Post contains images KGRB : Ugh... Time to wave the white flag and return to the "fun" UA... IMO, this was the only UA scheme that was widely liked (or even widely recognizable)
37 MadameConcorde : Tne new Untinental/Continited livery is the epitome of bad taste. Some sort of chameleon livery. It is just meaningless. The old classic United Red Wh
38 Airport : I have a hunch this livery will look 10x better on an aircraft which has yet to wear a CO livery, such as an A320, or a 747-400. Especially the 747-40
39 Ronaldo747 : Guys .... they have to repaint about 700 airplanes over the coming months .. thats really heavy stuff. The new United livery is a reasonably priced so
40 SeeTheWorld : Well, if it turns out to be the worst decision of the merger, then it will be the smoothest merger transition in history. Honestly, the livery decisi
41 Adam T. : Actually in that shot the titles don't look as bad as I thought they would! I still stand by that the titles could be bigger and I think for everyone
42 Post contains images tjwgrr : "Stars and Bars" was my fave:
43 Post contains images FlyNWA727 : I'm sorry, but the current United Airlines livery (of the actual "United Airlines" and not the merged corporation), is one of the most beautiful liver
44 UALWN : I fully agree. The gradually darker blues on the belly, the large tulip in the tail, the small one next to UNITED... I really like it.
45 Adam T. : Actually I think I am in the minority who actually preferred the 1990s United livery (AKA battleship grey) over the shades of blue one. The shades of
46 Aloha717200 : IMO, that livery only looked great at sunset. But the rest of the time it was quite depressing, especially if the paint was old.
47 SXDFC : I agree with the statement above, 700 airplanes is ALOT to wrangle with- if they came out with something new all together then that's even more airpl
48 Post contains images FlyNWA727 : You think a giant slab of drab, depressing gray, mated to an even larger slab of drab, depressing dark blue, is any less "boring" than the beautiful,
49 Adam T. : Grey is one of my favorite colors so yes I guess I am in the minority - you have to admit it at least stood out and was different. The blue UA livery
50 COalways : I'm with u the battleship was better then UA current Blue all over look it doesn't stand out to much white and Blue but at least now there getting so
51 iahcsr : As of yesterday, 739ER ship 442 is scheduled CO346 IAHORD CO747 ORDIAH and 752 ship 124 CO62 IAHEWR CO94 EWRBFS Rumor has it that two UA772s have been
52 TOMMY767 : Same with CO's as well. It looks way better around sunset.
53 MadameConcorde : Well that's an easy one. A Continental 737 with the United name pasted on it. Starting tomorrow, there won't be much of the old United Airlines left
54 United1 : Huh? UA makes up half of the management team of the combined company and they haven't made any public announcements regarding the products that they
55 elbandgeek : I'll be honest, it does look a lot better on an actual plane than it did on any of the mockups. Still wouldn't be my first choice, but I think I can l
56 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : There will be three 737 aircraft arriving in Houston tonight with the new paint scheme -- in preparation for whatever is going to happen tomorrow. A
57 Mikey711MN : Nuts! I'm on CO246 later that day. So close! -Mike
58 Post contains links and images Aloha717200 : I would have preferred the whole airline just switch to the UA scheme, or make an adaptation of the two liveries together, the way that US did when th
59 WesternA318 : Why dont they just put a giant "United's Continental" sticker on it like CO did during the big bang of 1987?
60 United1 : Have any of the regional airlines started repainting their fleets? There are roughly 600 aircraft just in the commuter fleets.
61 hiflyer : cud have shud have.....lots of wannabe's Its cheap to make this change on the CO fleet....anything else would have been big on BOTH fleets...doesn't a
62 timf : I just noticed something odd with the photo of the 737 landing. While they were able to cleanly apply the new titles so that you can't see where Conti
63 kgaiflyer : There are Mesa, Skywest, and Trans-States planes (I've flown on recently) still in battleship gray-and-navy. But then -- there are Republic planes ov
64 Post contains images acidradio : Greatly appreciated, thank you
65 IADCA : It looks great in sharpened photographs with enough contrast and not too much distance. However, I see it in person every day flying down the Potomac
66 Post contains links and images rikkus67 : M O N E Y ....EXACTLY. This is the easiest way to get the immense fleet into the same name. Since United "proper" still has a lot of battleship grey
67 CoachClass : The proposed livery (especially the tail) just doesn't look right. Period. The whole thing looks like a shotgun wedding and nobody's smiling in the pi
68 Post contains images FlyNWA727 : Totally agree. These "It's about money" excuses, doesn't bode well for me. If Delta can manage to repaint hundreds of Northwest aircraft into it's li
69 TOMMY767 : I Completely agree. It doesn't bode well at all. Especially considering CO's scheme is from 1991. The "Battleship Gray" is even 2 years younger then
70 FlyNWA727 : When did UA or DL acquire TWA or Pan Am? I'm no aviation expert, but last I checked, TW was acquired and vaporized by AA; UA purchased PA's pacific n
71 ual777 : CO came running when word of the merger with US broke. The name is UNITED, UNITED is bigger, the name is UNITED, and UNITED is aquiring Continental.
72 Airport : It's something people in casual conversation like this should probably just agree to disagree on. It's all a matter of taste really, and people can h
73 Post contains links sldispatcher : I'm guessing this 757 is debuting in IAH in just a few minutes. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/COA9974 I'll be leaving for a flight in the AM for
74 packcheer : Question, maybe some of you know this, maybe no one does. What happens when planes begin being repainted with regards to ATC. In the DL/NW merger we s
75 DualQual : Can't speak for UA side of the house but CO will make the call COA### UA livery.
76 type-rated : I am glad that the UA livery is going over to the CO look. Whenever I see an UA plane all I think of is sloppy service, agents that don't care, and s
77 KGRB : I think DL/NW only did that to be nice to ATC, not because they had to. Remember, the 'Chautauqua' call sign is used for aircraft in the UA, DL, YX,
78 DualQual : Airplanes that have UAL titles will add United Livery to the Continental Callsign.
79 exFATboy : Are you serious? United is also a poorly managed company with a markedly inferior customer service reputation and a balance sheet that's larded up wo
80 RIX : With CO colors / UA title it looks like it's UA, not CO, that is about to be gone. But once they change the c/s, CO is gone forever, it will be all Un
81 Post contains images FlyASAGuy2005 : I really did like UA's new livery. It was very bright and appealing to the eyes and as someone pointed out, fresh. CO's livery was never something to
82 TOMMY767 : Wait the callsign of the combined carrier is going to be "continental?"
83 Antoniemey : No, the Continental planes wearing new titles will be adding the extra declaration.
84 FlyASAGuy2005 : I never got the whole "in Delta colors" things. Someone else made a good point that on the ground in ATL for example, you may hear "Acey 4290" but the
85 Antoniemey : I think it's unnecessary, but I can understand the reasoning... In the case of Delta Connection the regional name is fairly prominently placed on the
86 Bralo20 : Actually you're both wrong... He was technically correct since UA is indeed taking over CO and the former UA shareholders will hold a majority of shar
87 Post contains images EA CO AS : It's that sort of childish "We won, you lost" mentality that makes mergers difficult on employees. That's why this has been and continues to be toute
88 Post contains images MadameConcorde : This is the Continited aircraft new look. Despite the United name pasted on the fuselage, it looks more Continental to me than United. (copyright Unit
89 Post contains links aviationweek : Here's some more photos of the 737-900ER that starts flying today: http://bit.ly/bGMyR7
90 MadameConcorde : The new Continited livery is truly unexciting. A Continental aircraft with the United name pasted on it.
91 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : Oh yeah, I flew with this plane in 2004. View Large View MediumPhoto © HansAir Oh wait... Soren
92 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Very good! The two liveries now look so much alike. Not much difference.. is there? The Continited look?... how boring!!!!
93 Post contains images STT757 : Love it!
94 Antoniemey : See some strange things now and again in the airline business, don't you? What did the inside look like? We get it, you don't like it. Move on, pleas
95 Post contains images deltal1011man : Don't forget Delta bought the shuttle and the TATL network too. and the MIA hub.....something Delta should have NEVER let get away from them. Ron All
96 Post contains images SXDFC : The new livery isn't so bad after all, plus the pax wont care about the planes color scheme but more about the Customer Service provided at the airpor
97 Post contains images Airport : Well, I can always dream. Cheers! Anthony/Airport
98 SXDFC : WOW what a breath taker!
99 kgaiflyer : Hey Anthony. I like that. You've always hit the nail on the head. A shame you're not on the rebranding team.
100 EWRCabincrew : No, UA is not acquiring CO. Read the press merger information. It is a merger of equals, no acquisition. Where in all the UA/CO press releases has it
101 UA933 : That's just bla bla in the press release... You need to know how the actual financial transaction will take place and yes UA is acquiring CO. The mer
102 Antoniemey : In legal terms, the HOLDING COMPANY that owns UA is acquiring CO.
103 TWFirst : Wrong. For the zillionth time. UAL Corp no longer exists. A NEW company was created. It is called United Continental Holdings. It has two subsidiarie
104 TJM321 : I completely agree. I've flown on CO quite a bit, and never once have I heard a passenger look out the window, look at the parked aircraft and say "w
105 Post contains links dutchflyboi : I hate to say this, but you are incorrect. According to the press release UAL Corp did not cease to exist, but CHANGED the name to United Continental
106 pnwtraveler : I am ambivalent about the new scheme, didn't particularly like the newest old United scheme either, the orange one was ok but very 70's, but that one
107 Post contains images AustrianZRH : Awesome livery . Maybe introduce a golden/blue tulip in the size of the letters just in front of the UNITED titles? Wonder how that would look like.
108 The777Man : Nice but the engines should have the same blue color as the belly. The777Man
109 TWFirst : It is structured as a merger of equals. It is NOT, as the previous poster claimed, just "bla bla PR". That is undeniable.
110 timberwolf24 : Has a pre-merger United aircraft been paint yet? If not does anyone know when the first pre-merger United aircraft will be repainted?
111 TSS : I thought so too, but after seeing that in earlier threads on this subject I've changed my mind. Painting the engines the same color as the belly tip
112 dutchflyboi : I agree it is a merger among equals. I was responding on the poster's claim that a new company was formed. It was not. UAL Corp was renamed United Co
113 TWFirst : I agree. But I believe the UNITED title should be blue... definitely not black. I'd also probably make the gray cheatline all gold.
114 United787 : Has there been some sort of merger closing ceremony somewhere where they will show off the new ugly plane? I haven't been able to find any informatio
115 Post contains images iahcsr : It's hard to see clearly, but it seems Ship 442 had become Ship 0442. So I presume Ship 124 is now 0124.
116 United1 : That would make since as UA uses 4 digit ship numbers probably anything starting with a 0 is going to be a PMCO plane.
117 Post contains images Aloha717200 : I still like this hybrid best:
118 TOMMY767 : That new safety video is messy. I hope they tweak it.
119 Style : In regards to the livery, what don't people understand in regards to what Jeff Smisek and the new management team have said since the start of this? T
120 hiflyer : You dream well....but have to agree with the gold cheat line ...motors not so sure which way now.....sorta like the lighter color as a contrast...wil
121 Post contains images legacyins : These pics were just uploaded form Houston
122 TJM321 : I think it is, at least for the relatively short term, about all of the above.
123 Post contains images Airport : This was posted on FlyerTalk, the first glimpse at a United Express aircraft in the new livery. Cheers! Anthony/Airport
124 N766UA : I like the look of that better. I think adding "Airlines" to the mainline scheme would help balance it out some.
125 AirCalSNA : Unfortunately the pictures of the proposed hybrid scheme, if that's even an accurate way to describe it, look much better than the reality. Putting th
126 Post contains links and images Airport : I don't know who did this, but whoever did it, I think this is an outstanding photoshop job. I found this posted on facebook, and according to the des
127 TOMMY767 : WOW. Now that looks better than the 739 for sure!
128 Blueman87 : That looks better then the Computer image better then i thought good pic
129 FlyNWA727 : I don't understand why they didn't just stick to the United font since it's so much similar to this new font. At least it looks a bit more stylized. A
130 Post contains links TOMMY767 : This is pretty cool: http://cgi.ua.flightlookup.com/route...anding&linkTitle=dynamic+Route+Map
131 oa260 : Looks very nice. Still will take some getting used to because when you look at it you think Continental but then look at the ''United'' titles.
132 The777Man : I think the CO planes will eventually get UA fleetnumbers and keeping a system with different configurations like UA. I guess 0442 means that a UA 73
133 FriendlySkies : Whatever the logo on the tail, it's great to see a 737 with "United" on it again!
134 drerx7 : Since its official now - any heads up on upgauges between hubs?
135 Antoniemey : I agree... but the placement they use to avoid overlapping the door makes the titles on the ERJs look a bit misplaced to me... Always has been that w
136 Giancavia : That 747 belly just has way to much dull grey on it. JUMBO dullness. Make it dark blue.
137 ER757 : That's actually pretty nice. Hope the real thing has the "UNITED" titles that size. Liked the Express RJ too - I had said in an earlier discussion th
138 ikramerica : The more I see it, the more I think that to "save money" UA should paint the current blue birds with blue bellies. See which they prefer once there a
139 Antoniemey : I like your line of thought, but it wouldn't really save any money (as I'm sure you know based on the quotes) since we're talking two different color
140 ikramerica : Well the bottom blue of the current UA birds is pretty dark. Dark enough. Maybe not the exact color of the mock-up, but that's just a mock-up. I thin
141 brilondon : With the crappy paint job looking like CO's, public perception would be that CO is the clear winner because what you see is CO planes with a ugly bla
142 Post contains links and images STT757 : The "UNITED EXPRESS" looks nice; View Large View MediumPhoto © Andres Castro
143 Post contains links and images EA CO AS :
144 Sulley : The ERJ looks great... it's growing on me. The 757 looks good too - so shiny and new looking. I hope CO is in charge of keeping the planes at the new
145 NASCARAirforce : When are we going to see the first A319/320 in the new colors? the 747? There were about 10 United 757s at Pemco at TPA last week, are they getting th
146 flyPBA : I notice that "ExpressJet" titles on the nacelles are gone ... will Continental Connection become United Express? or United Connection?
147 JBo : I've heard rumors that could go either way. Doesn't surprise me that they repainted the nacelles on the ExpressJet aircraft, what with the ASA merger
148 Post contains images mrskyguy : Oh Madame, your thoughts on the merger and your "save the tulip" campaigns have documented your feelings about the merger well. I'd say the livery wa
149 FRAspotter : Ok, now that the merger took effect yesterday and by now all of us have seen the UA/CO 739ER pics, when will UA begin their part in the rebranding? Su
150 Antoniemey : Looks nice, but incomplete without the titles on the nacelles... I was wondering that too... Either way, there'll be a bunch of planes to retitle. No
151 Tigerguy : So...I was at LAX today in the walkway between terminals 6 and 7, and it just so happened that one of the freshly painted planes was sitting at gate 6
152 Giancavia : lol i dont think the point most ppl are making is its a bad livery continental had. I think its that it is infact not a "new" livery. Just a mish mas
153 LouieP2186 : EMB-145 going to SLW for paint: Ship # 138 (Flight 4930 Today) Ship # 137 (Flight 4931 Today) These are the next 2 for paint. Current "Continental" A/
154 FriendlySkies : Any word on what's going on as far as repainting on the UA side? I'm assuming they will resume painting as needed until the CO fleet is fully complete
155 BACCALA : That would be great, I flew on UA last month and I saw at least 3 planes in SEA that looked like it was painted in 1980 and about 12 in DEN.
156 ikramerica : The larger the aircraft, the less I like the grey belly. Looks bad enough on the 777s CO has, but awful on the 747 mock-ups. A blue belly makes much m
157 JBo : It's a nice thought in theory - but as you pointed out, there would be inconsistencies with the E170s and turboprop fleets. Plus, the CRJs don't have
158 Post contains links and images ukoverlander : But it's not going to happen. I think Continental's old 747's looked fine in the globe CO livery when they were using them in the early 90's. It'll l
159 LouieP2186 : They are aiming to get the fleet done by spring. As for the Retro jet....don't get your hopes up, Continental repaints planes every 7 years, the Retr
160 N766UA : United is? It's been what, 6 years since they introduced their own new livery and 1/3 of the fleet is still grey... and they're going to do it all ov
161 drerx7 : ...under new management...
162 N766UA : We'll see!
163 Post contains images KGRB : And you know they wont do retro jets in the future? I agree that getting the PMUA fleet in the new colors is priority #1 for the time being, I could
164 LouieP2186 : Sorry no Continental is. We asked the United guys that and they are just excited to have 1 paint job and not 2 .....along with the engine cowlings th
165 N766UA : Can't blame them! Some of those mixed and matched jets can get kinda sketchy looking. Hopefully UAL won't be too far behind Continental!
166 LouieP2186 : Coming from my GM at the station the RetroJet will be painted in the current "UNITED" colors once it's due.....not a lot of us would like that change
167 Schweigend : CO likes to keeps its planes looking shiny and fresh -- IMO this will apply to the new UAL. The faded UA grey-bodies should be the first to get the ne
168 Post contains links and images ukoverlander : What can I say? One third of the United fleet are "retro jets"....how much more retro do you want to get? Let's hope Smisek gets right into it and ge
169 Antoniemey : This is true... I know a lot of UA fans have said that UA has improved their customer service standards a lot over the past few years... and I DO bel
170 DocLightning : I envision something similar, but with the gold cheatline and blue nacelles.
171 Schweigend : It is a principle CO has stuck with -- hopefully to be carried over to the new UA. The MCO MX base could start work on winglets and interior mods for
172 LouieP2186 : Good Point lol.
173 drerx7 : Yeah, I don't know the exact numbers but I believe UA's ETOPS and P.S. birds are wingletted. I flew one from DEN-LAX whose flight number was continui
174 413X3 : I think this livery is horrible. A basic font for United on the side, could they have done it any more cheaply? It looks like a cargo airline livery.
175 iflykpdx : I agree the safety video is terrible. Monotonous and dull, you'll be asleep halfway through. Should've gone with the edgier style the DL video uses. I
176 CoachClass : My apologies in advance, but it reminds me of All in the Family where Archie Bunker describes a hermaphrodite as "A little bit of each but not enough
177 Post contains images KGRB : I think that it's simply a stop-gap solution until integration.... at least that's the impression given to the viewer. And if that's the case, shame
178 Post contains links CharlieNoble : Might just be me...but the 'new' U N I T E D font looks more like the font on the old school United red white & blue liveries...check this DC-8 o
179 TOMMY767 : Well let's be frank: CO has never been known for style and creativity in their advertising or branding. What you see is what you get in the video. I
180 Post contains links United787 : Actually the rate of the conversion wasn't that slow, it was the delay in starting the 777 fleet that set things back as the 763 international fleet
181 Sulley : CO is 64% finished with the new BF cabin on the 777-200... CO has always moved a lot quicker in regards to upgrades and painting planes than UA. I wa
182 TOMMY767 : What painting? CO hasn't changed their color scheme since 1991.
183 United1 : CO was dragging their feet big time repainting their fleet up until Gordo came along and made it a priority. Smisek has said that they intend on rebr
184 Slider : All regional operations will fall under the “United Express” banner. I don’t know where you hear this, but this is incorrect. Besides being log
185 United1 : I think he is referring to COs fleet being done by the spring. I'm guessing they want to have UA on the side of every aircraft before "customer day 1
186 Post contains images Sulley : They haven't had any livery changes, but they also don't have any planes with paint in such bad shape as UA either. Maybe it's because CO washes thei
187 Antoniemey : And do you see pictures of CO aircraft with peeling titles, visibly faded paint, or missing patches of paint? Didn't think so. They may not have to p
188 Sulley : oooh, can't forget frames with engines that have mismatched nacelle covers or nose cones. Saw many of those with one or both at ORD this weekend... Po
189 ukoverlander : Furthermore the original "Business First" product on Continental is one heck of a lot better than the 'non-upgraded' business class product on the ma
190 aerokiwi : What? The last tulip livery was introduced in, what, 2004, 2005? United had years to get their livery sorted. Evidently they valued their own brand a
191 amwest2united : Please support your "matter of fact" statement that the poster is incorrect?
192 TOMMY767 : Considering it's such bland coloring (white top, gray bottom, painted tail) they really don't have to do many touch ups. It's a low MX color scheme.
193 pnwtraveler : The Continental aircraft will be the easiest and cheapest to change over. Is all the aircraft being "painted" or are the titles just being changed wit
194 mattdell : Yeah, I think it comes down to getting all United Airlines planes with United branding on them. It's less confusing to customers to hop on a plane wi
195 aviateur : The UA/CO "Continented" livery is a most grotesque hybrid. I mean, I understand the spirit, but they managed to get it backwards. This awkward fusion
196 Antoniemey : A: There's really no such thing as a "low maintenance" color scheme when you're talking about a vehicle that travels at nearly the speed of sound. B:
197 Slider : Because I happen to know. Can't really divulge too much herein. But HE made the assertion and didn't substantiate it. I'm calling BS. Not to mention
198 ikramerica : It's not a hybrid. It's the CO scheme with United slapped on in a new font (not the font used on the UA planes). Renaming something doesn't make it a
199 United1 : There really isn't anything to divulge they simply can't repaint nearly 700 aircraft by the spring...there just isn't that much capacity available bo
200 Slider : Exactly...hence my response when challenged on it. Totally nonsensical to think otherwise.
201 Post contains images kgaiflyer : As I understood the poster, he was enquiring about placing "United" lettering on CO planes -- not dipping United planes in the Euro-white paint can.
202 piaflyer : hey guys, so is there a list of aircraft that are being painted/ready in line for paint? Any website? thanks, piaflyer
203 Post contains links UA933 : This mockup of a 777 looks preety great in the "new" livery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa3VZi3xn2Y
204 Giancavia : All about opinions I guess. I Cant be doing with so much dull grey on an aeroplane.. doesnt look so pretty. As was mentioned earlier .. Blue belly wo
205 LouieP2186 : I disagree and I work for CO. XJT is moving fast and has 2-3 planes in SLW every week for paint and CO has 2 B737's and 1 B757 in AMA every week and
206 ukoverlander : It looks freakishly like a Continental 777 with United painted on the side.
207 LouieP2186 : Continental plans on painting planes every 7 years. The newer ones will just get the Continental removed and the new "UNITED" added. Now we do have a
208 LouieP2186 : XJT A/C for paint in SLW: Ship #135 (4930 tomorrow to SLW) Continental A/C in AMA for paint: B737-800: Ship #238 (ETR 10/11/10) Ship #212 (ETR 10/9/10
209 rikkus67 : ... and I considser that the WORST bastardization of the tulip (which was a modernization of the United shield (IIRC) ). The "U" might be widely reco
210 Adam T. : I definitely agree with everything you said - and honestly i'm in the minority on airliners.net that thinks that battleship grey design was much bett
211 Algoz66 : I agree - reminiscent of the Pan Am globe - the new combined airline deserves a fresh,completely new livery. That might happen in time - lots of plan
212 GoldenJet707 : This " United needs a brand new identity " is getting so old on this forum !!! The decision was made when the two companies agreed to merge . It's not
213 dutchflyboi : Thank you!!! I am so over this as well. The new company pays respect to CO Employees by keeping the colors and pays respect to UA Employees by keepin
214 Post contains images Adam T. : Very well said GoldenJet - your analysis is spot on and I do certainly agree with you on the points - and honestly UA/CO seems to be following throug
215 Post contains images Algoz66 : Apologies for upsetting you - not good for the blood pressure!
216 Post contains images ER757 : I think what went on inside the aircraft had more to do with awards and respect than the paint job on the outside did I agree with your post. In time
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