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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2072 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2755 times:

I noticed when I flew out of SNA today that the UA/CO 737 siting next to my plane had a sticker below the N number. It said "Operated by" and what looked like Continental below that. I think it said Continental but my eyes were playing tricks on me and for a while I thought it said "Canada". But I know it was for sure a word starting with a C. Can someone help me out on this one? I also saw it in IAH and DFW today as well.


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User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2719 times:

I want to say if says "Operated by CALA" but I've wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me too. It's written in very plain stenciling and not very decernable from a distance.


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

IIRC, when CO metal began being painted with the United titles they did put a little tag on the aircraft that mentioned being operated by Continental....which is most likely what you saw.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5964 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
IIRC, when CO metal began being painted with the United titles they did put a little tag on the aircraft that mentioned being operated by Continental....which is most likely what you saw.

That more than likely is what he saw but the decal didn't say operated by Continental it said Operated by (COs Certificate #)

which is probably why he could not make out the word as its a bunch of letters and numbers.



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User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2245 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm233/CALTECHphoto/IMAG0041.jpg


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User currently offlinejohnclipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

This should be no longer the case right, with one SOC?

User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2072 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 4):

Thanks!  
Quoting johnclipper (Reply 5):

It was most likely applied before SOC when the fleet was getting repainted/decaled.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Was CO's Operating Certificate number CALA014A?


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User currently offlinecrash65 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 74 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting johnclipper (Reply 5):
This should be no longer the case right, with one SOC?

The information does not need to be removed because it is accurate. The surviving (single) operating certificate is the old Continental one.


User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2245 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7):
Was CO's Operating Certificate number CALA014A?

Yes.

Continental Air Lines A014A.

[Edited 2012-04-03 07:59:19]

[Edited 2012-04-03 08:00:00]


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User currently offlineiahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3436 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1640 times:
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I was informed this was required so as contract ground service personnel could distinquish between the two fleets.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5964 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 10):
was informed this was required so as contract ground service personnel could distinquish between the two fleets.

No its a legal requirement....every aircraft somewhere on it has to have either the name or certificate number of the operating airline painted on it. Its not an issue with mainline fleet usually but as the aircraft was already painted with United titles it had to have an identifier on it to ID it as a CO bird. Once SOC happened the CALA014A number could be removed. I wonder if they needed to paint operated by United or CALA014A onto the aircraft that still have CO titles.

Quoting crash65 (Reply 8):

The information does not need to be removed because it is accurate. The surviving (single) operating certificate is the old Continental one.

The surviving certificate is the CO one however I know that they did a name change at SOC. That may have changed the prefix....I'm not sure.



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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 970 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
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Here is a link to the current UA/CO certificate. It is still CALA014A, and has both the United and Continental names on it still, so all aircraft should be covered whether they say United, Continental, or CALA014A.

http://av-info.faa.gov/detail.asp?DS...S+INC+%2D+CONTINENTAL+AIRLINES+INC


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