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Hilarious BusinessWeek Cover On The CO/UA Merger  
User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 19451 times:

The cover is on Business Insider. Can't wait to read the article when it goes live tonight.

40 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 19420 times:

The only thing missing is a baby plane in new UA livery beneath the other two planes.

[Edited 2012-02-02 09:49:41]

User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 19187 times:

funny but also a bit too graphic... looks like they're *literally* mating

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 19136 times:

Dear Continentalfan, I am afraid this thread has to be deleted since the picture shown is not in compliance with the forum rules (no adult stuff) !!!!  

Heck, who ever said the 737 looks like a pig? On this picture they remind me rather of two rabbits...


User currently offlinemax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18989 times:

They should have run this by A.net members before publishing it. UA didn't have any 737's at the time of the merger and CO had been out of SkyTeam since 2009 but their plane still has the SkyTeam logo on it. The belly of the UA plane also looks more like an Airbus, although who knows, maybe it's already showing a little baby bump.

Just another media fail!


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18925 times:

HAHA makes sense that CO is on top  

I'll buy this issue for sure!



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18877 times:

Actually, it makes me think of the tragic collision between United and TWA airliners over the Grand Canyon once upon a time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1956_Grand_Canyon_mid-air_collision



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2758 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18856 times:

Quoting max550 (Reply 4):
They should have run this by A.net members before publishing it. UA didn't have any 737's at the time of the merger and CO had been out of SkyTeam since 2009 but their plane still has the SkyTeam logo on it.
Quoting max550 (Reply 4):
Just another media fail!

Do you really think any of that matters to the target audience of that magazine?


User currently offlinemax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18714 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
Do you really think any of that matters to the target audience of that magazine?

Of course not, I'm just making light of it because oftentimes members of this forum feel that journalists should be aviation experts as well. None of the "errors" take away from what the illustrator was trying to express.


User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 18632 times:

Oh UA, I didn't know you were a bottom!


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User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9239 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 18190 times:

already read the article - it's a long, interesting read.


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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18085 times:

Kind of funny, but do we have to sexualize everything? Read the top corner, and the Facebook IPO is also being sexualized. Is 5th grade blue humor appropriate for a business rag?


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18054 times:

Quoting ContinentalFan (Thread starter):
The cover is on Business Insider.

You know what they say... "Love is in the air!"


User currently offlinerobsaw From Canada, joined Dec 2008, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18020 times:

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 11):
Is 5th grade blue humor appropriate for a business rag?

Given that it is the marketing "geniuses" employed by the big-business types that reads these sorts of mag's that do the sexualizing, yes, it is entirely appropriate.


User currently offlineAAIL86 From Finland, joined Feb 2011, 400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 17926 times:

That is fantastic. Almost makes me want to get a subscription....


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User currently onlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1754 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 17344 times:

Well, it puts a new meaning to the "mile-high" club loll


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 16774 times:

Me thinks ir shoulda been the other way around because clearly CAL is taking it up the...


What gets measured gets done.
User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 16163 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 16):
Me thinks ir shoulda been the other way around because clearly CAL is taking it up the...

...APU exhaust   



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15682 times:





"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently onlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 13722 times:
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Quoting ContinentalFan (Thread starter):
Can't wait to read the article when it goes live tonight

I just did -interesting read. I guess we'll see in a couple of years how it all worked out......


But the first thing that I thought of when I saw the cover,was this old poster from the -70's



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User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 13122 times:

Quoting 4holer (Reply 6):
Actually, it makes me think of the tragic collision between United and TWA airliners over the Grand Canyon once upon a time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1956_Gr...ision

I am with you here, the image looks unnervingly like a mid-air colision, even more so with the sun in the background.

as far a ST vs *A logo, I am surprised they are there at all...



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12928 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 18):

....nice....see you photoshopped a smile on  

its a good article....worth a read.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...-largest-airline-fly-02022012.html

[Edited 2012-02-02 16:57:08]


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User currently offlineCZ346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 12172 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 18):

Thanks, since it has "pornographic" on the cover we couldn't see it here in China -_-


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11717 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 18):

   Bravo! That is the FUNNIEST thing I've seen in a long time. Now I want to see one with the article name changed to "PSA gives you a lift!"  
Quoting United1 (Reply 21):
its a good article....worth a read.

Thanks for the link!

I've only read the first page so far, but I'm totally gobsmacked. Why don't these people eat and drink the catering in a real life situation? It reminded me of that Mission Impossible that Heston Blumenthal did on British Airways. He had to work really hard to finally convince the Executive Chef for Gate Gourmet that food looked and tasted differently coming out of an aircraft oven! Crimeny. Where do they get these people?!?



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11594 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 23):
Why don't these people eat and drink the catering in a real life situation?

You mean the coffee? If it makes you feel any better they changed the packs around to accommodate UAs taller brew baskets. Its worth noting that while the merger hasn't been perfect they have done allot of things right...discussed later in the article...and have changed course when they rolled out a procedure that didn't work out quite right (ie: changing from UAs WilMA boarding system to rows...and back again   ) So far at least from my perspective they have taken the best of both worlds...which is exactly what they said they were going to do.



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25 Post contains images Tigerguy : Interesting cover. They should make one after the merger is fully complete with a United plane smoking a cigarette.
26 T5towbar : I still have a T-shirt with that logo back in the day. Got it in the early 90's from "South Of The Border" truckstop in SC. Never in my wildest idea
27 georgiaame : Many moons ago, and I mean MANY moons ago, we had a wonderful satirical magazine called the National Lampoon. I remember in the late 70s a picture of
28 Post contains images AndrewUber : Interesting that they claim UA/CO is the "worlds largest airline." I thought Delta was largest? Or is UA/CO bigger in some other category (pax carried
29 CZ346 : Yeah that is the Wilco model. It's really funny seeing FS planes used in publications. I've seen some of my own repaints used in a bunch of different
30 dc9northwest : That's a UA 737 classic.... And the CO 737 has the SkyTeam logo... I am disappoint! This points to an affair while CO was still married to SkyTeam! Ad
31 Post contains links Flanders : Slightly off topic but it makes me think of this ad by Brussels airlines and Virgin Express: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_eqEglEA_A
32 DocLightning : O. M. G. You are all a bunch of NERDS. (Says the pot talking to the kettle...)
33 Post contains images Mir : I still wish the livery had a bit more of the mother in it.... -Mir
34 FlyMeToTheMoon : To me it looks more like a mid air collision which is of course the wrong image when you talk about airlines...
35 Post contains images CO777DAL : That can pretty much describe the merger lol. As we have all seen the PMCO and PMUA employees and customers have their differences. Now as to the off
36 Post contains images flyingalex : It reminds me of this, also from the 1970s:
37 Post contains images zkojq : My main issue with the picture is that the engines on the United 737 are not triangular enough to look like those of a 737 classic. As most of us kno
38 0NEWAIR0 : They should have used an A320 for United. That would have made a lot of people, on this forum, very happy. (And of course, it would probably piss off
39 Post contains images 747fanatic : There is no way this picture would have been approved by the mods here. It is off center, not enough light, too much space below the subject, so on an
40 united787 : After reading so many poorly written articles on aviation, it is refreshing to read one that is well written and full of information that I didn't kn
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