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Whose 727? (sez Denver 1977)  
User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6896 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

The one in the foreground, left of the Calder Braniff

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/4455096928

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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4751 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Tough question, very hard to see from that angle, CO DC10 in the background


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Hard to make out from that angle, is it TWA perhaps?

User currently offlinecontrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

UA, in their old livery?

Is that a DC8-60 on the opposite side?



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

UAL Saul Bass 727-22 is my guess.


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 4):
UAL Saul Bass 727-22 is my guess.

Also my guess.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

It's definitely United. TWA's parked at another terminal (top of the photo), and you can make out the Saul Bass tulip.


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
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Even before reading the above replies, I would have thought United. Because if you observe the cheat line, it is orange/red and goes all the way from the front to the rear. Can't be Continental because at that time the Continental livery consisted of a gold tail. And it's in Denver, so I would not be surprised if it's United.
You can spot on the other side of the terminal, a TWA 727, a Western 737 and a Continental DC-10. Parked to the United 727 in question to this thread, you can also spot a Braniff 727 easily seen from far because of its fancy Calder livery. You could spot that airplane right away even without binoculars. And yes there are a couple DC-8s in addition to the 727s at United. If you look carefully, there is a 727 still painted in the original United livery from the 60s.
At that time who had a hub in Denver? United or Continental? It looks like it's United according to what I see in the picture but I know Continental also had a hub in Denver.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlineMakeMinesLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

That is the UA concourse. I'm not certain if DEN was considered as a hub, but they had a sizeable presence there. It *was* a hub for CO and the original Frontier at the time.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4514 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 4):
UAL Saul Bass 727-22 is my guess.

Mine too. I like the next photo too...a couple of UA 727's still in the previous livery.

Great airport photos...thanks for sharing with us!

Jim



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User currently offlineajhYXE From Canada, joined May 2011, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I am 99 percent sure it is a UA aircraft. If you look closely every other aircraft (with exception of the BN 727) on the concourse appears to belong to UA. The 727 that is second from the right appears to be a UA aircraft in the previous (pre tulip) livery.


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