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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2900 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 17148 times:
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On A.net I have seen 2 photos of the BF interiors as Boeing finalizes the first 787 for delivery, that appear as if the seat structure is white, or close to white, tufted brown leather seats and a groovy blue carpert with a wavy large "sonic-like" pattern. Am I just seeing things? It looks very cool--but has UA/CO announced their would be special interiors or even a special livery? I have not read any thing announced either way.

[Edited 2011-11-27 13:38:26]


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2091 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 16665 times:

I thought this was just a Boeing interior on one of the test aircraft, rather than a specific customer interior?


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User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 16515 times:

I think it would be great if UA redid their interrriors, new carpets, seat covers etc something not CO not UA. I think something with style would be nice! Then have the uniform in line with this scheme (any more previews or a date announced for it's reveal?).

I think this is an area CX, BA, QR, LX and supprisingly US do best in each has their own styles, not looking at the seats; just carpets, bulkheads, lighting, and seat covers. CX is my favorite very soothing and relaxing! Whilt not my cup of tea the US interiors show style too and they are an American carrier so it can be done. CO has great seats but as shown by a thread here on the 764 with all that dark grey look s little like a prison.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 16343 times:

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
On A.net I have seen 2 photos of the BF interiors as Boeing finalizes the first 787 for delivery, that appear as if the seat structure is white, or close to white, tufted brown leather seats and a groovy blue carpert with a wavy large "sonic-like" pattern. Am I just seeing things? It looks very cool--but has UA/CO announced their would be special interiors or even a special livery? I have not read any thing announced either way.

I haven't heard anything anywhere on the interwebs, though I would LOVE for it to be true. I prefer the UA seat cover to CO's, but for the rest of the interior furnishings, I prefer CO's. But that's just my preference; pre-merger, I was hoping for a new CO livery to go with the 787... we'll never know.

The interiors of N787BA (or whichever bird was at the airshow, I think ZA003), were Boeing spec, thought they DID have CO's BizFirst seats installed.
But I seriously (sadly) doubt we'll see headrests with the D R E A M L I N E R logo on them in service. Bummer- it'd be cool if they were there.

But I'm definitely tired of the blue checked seats on CO.... I thought those were ugly the first time I sat in one, way back in 2002.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 15652 times:

Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):
On A.net I have seen 2 photos of the BF interiors as Boeing finalizes the first 787 for delivery, that appear as if the seat structure is white, or close to white, tufted brown leather seats and a groovy blue carpert with a wavy large "sonic-like" pattern.

That's the airshow 787 (ZA003), not the interior of any particular customer.

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 1):

I thought this was just a Boeing interior on one of the test aircraft, rather than a specific customer interior?

Exactly. It's a composite of several different possible interior items. It's supposed to show off what customers can do.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
The interiors of N787BA (or whichever bird was at the airshow, I think ZA003), were Boeing spec, thought they DID have CO's BizFirst seats installed.

It's ZA003. I'm not sure they're stock CO seats though...they've got 787 Dreamliner branding on them.

Tom.


User currently offlinethegoldenargosy From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 15563 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
But I'm definitely tired of the blue checked seats on CO.... I thought those were ugly the first time I sat in one, way back in 2002.

I believe the current CO seat covers date back to the early '90's when the current paint scheme & uniform (for the most part) was introduced. I really wish they had created a new paint scheme using the CO globe. The CO brand hasn't changed in 20 years.

The newer UA seat covers are nice. I like how there's different seat covers for Economy Plus & Economy.


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 15489 times:

They just rolled out the first fully reconfigured post-merger 767-400ER, and it has different color covers on Economy Plus and Economy seats. But the BF seats look much as they did before, imho.

NS


User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 14328 times:

Assuming the interior is now sorted, what about the exterior colors? Has anyone heard if there is going to be something different on the 787? Obviously, the gray engines, wings, stabs are now going to be white. How about the belly? This will obviously make the gold stripe out of place, if they go white on the belly too.

User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 13547 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 6):
They just rolled out the first fully reconfigured post-merger 767-400ER, and it has different color covers on Economy Plus and Economy seats.

From the photos I saw, the coach seat covers also look the same as the current CO seat covers.



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User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 9128 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
But I'm definitely tired of the blue checked seats on CO.... I thought those were ugly the first time I sat in one, way back in 2002.

Oh I see, so my living room decor is ugly???



Yes, got these off of eBay this past Spring. LOL



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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1604 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 8356 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
But I'm definitely tired of the blue checked seats on CO

Dreary is a pefect word when describing CO's economy seat covers. I mean, can't they make even a small effort toward design? Especially with no bulkhead design, jeez, the plane looks like they bought it at a bargain basement sale!

Quoting gigneil (Reply 6):
They just rolled out the first fully reconfigured post-merger 767-400ER, and it has different color covers on Economy Plus and Economy seats

Any photos???

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 9):
Yes, got these off of eBay this past Spring. LOL

This is what happens when a-netters are left unchecked and unattended by friends and family members! I take it the Wife/girlfriend/partner was out of town when these were brought into the house?   Looks like the drink service is decent in this economy section at least.


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 8222 times:

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 8):
From the photos I saw, the coach seat covers also look the same as the current CO seat covers.

The pattern looks the same but you can clearly see that there are two different colors in economy.

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 10):
Any photos???

There's a current thread with them on it!

NS


User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7908 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 10):
This is what happens when a-netters are left unchecked and unattended by friends and family members! I take it the Wife/girlfriend/partner was out of town when these were brought into the house? Looks like the drink service is decent in this economy section at least.

Hahahaha! Actually my partner works for Continental and was coming up on his 25th anniversary with the company when I just so happened to buy the seats off of eBay. When they arrived, I was like "look at what I bought for you to celebrate your 25th anniversary at Continental!!! And by the way, if you ever dare leave me, these are coming with me, but I hope you enjoy your gift!"



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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Yeah they really should do something. I recall flying on a CO A300 in 1995 and it having the then new blue checker design.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5970 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 11):
Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 8):
From the photos I saw, the coach seat covers also look the same as the current CO seat covers.

The pattern looks the same but you can clearly see that there are two different colors in economy.

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 10):
Any photos???

There's a current thread with them on it!

How so? All 5 pics look identical to the PMCO colors as far as I can tell.



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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7732 times:

The closest row of seats look very much a different color to me than the others. Perhaps its the flash.

NS


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 15):

The closest row of seats look very much a different color to me than the others. Perhaps its the flash.

There were a few versions of the CO blue cloth seats. Going by memory the 757s, DC9s, 733, and 735 had those 90s slimline seats, the bottom picture in reply 8. These were the same kind of seats that were installed on the NW DC9s in the late 1990s (now it delta blue leather.) Many of these seats stuck around into the mid to late 2000s and they might even still be flying around on the 735s. I flew EWR-LAX in 2007 and they still had them installed (pre AVOD days.) They were OK in terms of comfort overall.

The A300s and DC10s had these thicker versions of the seats described above. Can't remember if they were comfortable or not.



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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2412 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 7375 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 16):
The A300s and DC10s had these thicker versions of the seats described above. Can't remember if they were comfortable or not.

The DC-10 coach seats were nicely padded, but legroom was sorely lacking. The traytables folded in half since the top part of the seatback contained the oxygen masks. Made a nice cocktail table.


User currently offlineCOalways From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 6635 times:

Would be nice if they put the blue CO globe on the bulkheads!

User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2900 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 4765 times:
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It is hard to believe that the FIRST customer for the 787 in America would put everything inside and on the outside as if were just another 767 or 777. Even the least imaginative executive at UA/CO would have suggested something done to chest pound. Even United had a special "United 777" logo when they got the 777 first. There was a of promotion done with it and FA pins and UA777 stickers for kids.

I personally loath the CO checkered pattern and it's seriously time to a change on the 787. I can understand the costs associated with changing the fleet. but even UA got rid of the famous rainbow seats after they got tired.

There in a rendering of the 787 in Hemisphere's magazine and it sports the regular CO livery with the new UNITED branding on front. NO special livery indicated.

But when I saw those shots, and it was the new BF seat being used I was so excited that the interior of the United 787 would reflect the newness and the advanced nature of the 787. To put in all the regular old stuff in the 787 is a crime.

Like buying a brand new Lexus and putting in the same interior as your 20 year old Volkswagon Passat.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 10):
Especially with no bulkhead design, jeez, the plane looks like they bought it at a bargain basement sale!

To be fair, United doesn't have a bulkhead design, either... just that beige wallpaper from my grandmother's dining room.

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 9):
Oh I see, so my living room decor is ugly???

Horribly so. I thought my couch was bad.......
 


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
Even United had a special "United 777" logo when they got the 777 first.

United staff can opt to wear a united branded 787 lanyard. There are lots of little 787 things planned.

Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
But when I saw those shots, and it was the new BF seat being used I was so excited that the interior of the United 787 would reflect the newness and the advanced nature of the 787. To put in all the regular old stuff in the 787 is a crime.

There have been NO released pictures of the inside of a UA 787. That being said, sadly, its just another plane. No fanfare really required.

NS


User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 7):
Assuming the interior is now sorted, what about the exterior colors?
Quoting VC10er (Reply 19):
There in a rendering of the 787 in Hemisphere's magazine and it sports the regular CO livery with the new UNITED branding on front. NO special livery indicated.

Maybe a small tweak of the exterior is coming. I've seen recent renditions of the UA 787 with the copper-gold stripe straight in line with the radome, completely horizontal, not sloped upward from the nose toward the cabin doors as seen before. The 787's stripe looks like it's a few feet below the door sill, although aligned with the nose.

No pics to share of the 787, but for what it's worth, here's UA 747-422 N128UA at FRA on October 2nd:


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It looks much better, IMO. Less gray, and more white space for the new large UA titles to make an impact. 787 should be similar.

What UA will do with the interior is a mystery. I'm still concerned by the talk of their going from the originally decided 8-abreast in coach to 9. If that is even true. Seat coverings are secondary, in my mind, to that.

[Edited 2011-11-28 18:07:52]

User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

They've announced, for sure, that they're not.

NS


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5970 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 20):
To be fair, United doesn't have a bulkhead design, either... just that beige wallpaper from my grandmother's dining room.

Actually UA does have a bulkhead covering.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...d=5d29bea11abd8801b53670f9254874d3

You can find it on all P.S. IPTE and the majority of the Airbus fleet. I haven't seen it on a domestic 752 yet but that doesn't meen that they are not out there.



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25 VC10er : UA seems to cover the front of all the bulkheads with a very tasteful silver with a nice modern grid using a silver raised bar -- also the wainscoting
26 TOMMY767 : Which is very similar to the one CO currently uses.
27 Post contains images Sulley : I hate the tan mush sidewalls, especially with the new bulkhead walls installed in F on domestic planes. You're right; it does look very mismatched.
28 Post contains images United1 : They are not gone yet and they are if nothing else DISTINCTLY UA
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