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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9668 times:

I know there has been talk of the Continental Express/Connection brand being repainted into the new UA colors, but I couldn't find any info on when the Q400 fleet would begin its repaint schedule. I flew into BWI this morning, and taxiing to the gate, I glimpsed two 9L/9E Q400s at the D Terminal. One was taxiing out in CO Connection titles; the other was parked at the gate, and I'm pretty sure it said United Express on the fuselage. If so, would that be the first (and to date, only) Q400 whose CO titles have been modified? Also, which registration was it? I was sitting on the opposite side of the cabin, so only got a quick peek through the other window as we passed.


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User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9486 times:

There have been 2 or 3 new ones delivered in the last month in the new colors. Here's a shot of the first one after coming off the line at BBD http://www.flickr.com/photos/erussell1984/5149454966/ There's no pics in the database yet which is odd since they've been out in the wild long enough you'd think someone would have spotted one by now.

As for existing repaints, I have no idea when they're starting.

[Edited 2010-11-26 13:46:46]

[Edited 2010-11-26 13:47:31]

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9451 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 1):

Thanks for the info! Yes, it is surprising. I was first surprised that the Q400 made its way back to BWI in the first place; more surprised still to see two of them in BWI this morning, and further surprised to see the new titles. Made for a pleasant (if not cold) morning! Cheers!



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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9191 times:

I'll be in term C at EWR Sunday a.m. and I'll snap some photos if I see one them.


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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9165 times:

Any word on these aircraft coming with an section of extra legroom seats at the front of the a/c as was rumored on here a few months ago?

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1980 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8980 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 1):
There have been 2 or 3 new ones delivered in the last month in the new colors

Actually, only 1 has delivered with the United Express titles for certainty (N338NG, seen in the flickr link above). N328NG, N332NG and N333NG were delivered in the CO colors but with no titles and they were seen around EWR/BWI on Nov 11th flying that way. N323NG, the first of the NextGen Q400s for Colgan, delivered and retains the Continental Connection titles.

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User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Was it me or did the "United Express" font look like a transition from the old UA font to the new?

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 5):
Actually, only 1 has delivered with the United Express titles for certainty (N338NG, seen in the flickr link above).

Awesome! That must've been the one I spotted (albeit briefly) this morning.

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 5):
the first of the NextGen Q400s for Colgan, delivered and retains the Continental Connection titles.

Out of curiosity, what are some of the differences between the NextGen Q400s and the 'older' versions? Is it mainly cosmetic (ie new interiors, etc)?



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User currently offlineqfatwa From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8936 times:

From the United/Continental Fleet upgrade status thread:

The delivered aircraft to Colgan are N332NG, N333NG & N338NG.

[Edited 2010-11-26 17:31:02]

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8875 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 1):
Here's a shot of the first one after coming off the line at BBD



That puppy looks sweet!

Now, here's my question. I remember several months ago through an internal memo that some sort of F of "enhanced cabin" was to be added to the Q400s. Essentially loosing like 4 net seats. Has this been rolled out? I remember a Colgan pilot telling me that one was already on the line and this was back in like July or August.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8449 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 6):
Was it me or did the "United Express" font look like a transition from the old UA font to the new?

That's what I thought until I looked at the picture again. The word "United" is in the so called hybrid font. Adding the word "Express" takes away the hybrid look. It actually looks nice. I know I'm beating a dead horse but I think the mainline planes should read "United Airlines".


User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

I think the Hybrid font looks ALOT better than the bold font they have. The Q400 has 3 rows of "First Class" if you can call it that. They have more pitch, but no more leg room. The NG has more computer instrumentation that the other versions of the Q. It is a sweet plane.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 11):

Thanks. I mean, with the amount of people that Continental, now United carries, I would have thought something would have been in the database by now.



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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 11):
The Q400 has 3 rows of "First Class" if you can call it that. They have more pitch, but no more leg room. The NG has more computer instrumentation that the other versions of the Q. It is a sweet plane.

This is confirmed and in-service?


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 13):
This is confirmed and in-service?



One pilot had said months ago (August I believe) that he knew one was in service as he had flown it a few times. What was told to the employees was that the existing fleet was to be re-configured and all new deliveries would be set up as such out the door.



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User currently offlineA318 From Bahamas, joined Jan 2008, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 11):
I think the Hybrid font looks ALOT better than the bold font they have. The Q400 has 3 rows of "First Class" if you can call it that. They have more pitch, but no more leg room. The NG has more computer instrumentation that the other versions of the Q. It is a sweet plane.

No, they don't have more pitch. They have more legroom. A noticeable difference in the amount of legroom, actually.

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 13):
This is confirmed and in-service?

Yes, it is. The first three rows of every Next Generation Q400 will have extra legroom seating. The galley bulkheads were moved back a few inches so that they could add the extra space up front and not have to take any legroom away from rows 4-20. The standard seating on our Q400's is already decent. More legroom than mainline and express aircraft. They also have larger overhead bins that can accommodate larger carry-on bags. Completely full, they can hold 50 standard roll-aboard bags. Sometimes I'll work a full flight and we'll have only 5 or 6 gate checks.



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