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Future Of CO Retrojet  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4874 times:


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What's the future with this plane? I know the other CO planes have been repainted, but is this plane going to be repainted in the new UA colors or stay in the CO retrojet colors? Sorry if this was discussed previously.


次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

I didn't realize it was still painted in retrojet colors. I hope they do keep it.

One can also dream that United will paint a 737, Airbus or something in a meatball colorscheme.


User currently offlineSWALUV From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

I'm wondering will UA keep a regular CO & UA? And what about the UA classic Airbus?

User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2640 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

UA has the stars and bars retro jet and CO has the Blue Skyways retrojet. Besides the name on the side, I don't see why the Blue Skyways would get repainted. Maybe then name on the side would be repainted UA, but the tail and colors scheme should stay, at least for several years while the paint is good. It was delivered in June 2009 with retro paint for CO's 75th anniversary.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6439 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 1):

What's meatball? For me, meatball refers to Pan Am.



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User currently offlinemax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 3):
Maybe then name on the side would be repainted UA, but the tail and colors scheme should stay, at least for several years while the paint is good.

Like this:

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Or they could just add a small United logo like AC did:

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[Edited 2012-06-10 15:05:59]

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Quoting max550 (Reply 5):
Like this:

I think this would be the best way to go. Maybe we can get a PEOPLExpress logojet too   



次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2640 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
I think this would be the best way to go. Maybe we can get a PEOPLExpress logojet too

I don't think we need to go there. Then shy not have a retrojet for all carriers that make up United?


Continental Airlines

Varney Speed Lines
Texas International
PEOPLExpress
Frontier Airlines
New York Air
Continental Lite

United Airlines

Varney Air Lines
Capital Airlines
Pan Am
Shuttle by United
TED


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3882 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):
Frontier Airlines
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):
Pan Am
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):
Shuttle by United
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):
TED

If that was the case, I don't see any of those getting a special livery.



次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Quoting SWALUV (Reply 2):
I'm wondering will UA keep a regular CO & UA? And what about the UA classic Airbus?

Other than the retro jet are there still any CO planes anymore? At work last week I was surprised to see the flight strip for a UAL flight still said "CONTINENTAL LIVERY" in the remarks section and I figured it was just the retro jet since it was a 739.

FX1816


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5597 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 9):
Other than the retro jet are there still any CO planes anymore?

No, last one was repainted in April IIRC



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User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):
I don't think we need to go there. Then shy not have a retrojet for all carriers that make up United?

Continental Airlines

Varney Speed Lines
Texas International
PEOPLExpress
Frontier Airlines
New York Air
Continental Lite

United Airlines

Varney Air Lines
Capital Airlines
Pan Am
Shuttle by United
TED

What about the other United Airlines components?:
Boeing Air Transport
National Air Transport
Pacific Air Transport

You could quibble about Pan Am since United only bought portions of it. PA staggered along for a few years after selling its guts to UA and PA sold routes to other airlines too.

I am willing to bet a dollar that a form of the Saul Bass tulip will reappear on the main livery eventually. After the Continental name is relegated to history and the need to merge identities disappears, the tulip is really a better icon for United than the globe.


User currently onlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 4):
What's meatball? For me, meatball refers to Pan Am.

This is the meatball:


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User currently offlineUA735WL From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I think that they should ditch the "Stars and Bars" retrojet as it is an old and unfamiliar livery to many and replace it it with one wearing the iconic "Saul Bass/Rainbow" livery-perhaps an sCO 762 or a 744?  


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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2072 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

I think they should have the livery that CO had on their 707s. That was a classy livery imho . The United Saul Bass rainbow has grown on me. I think it would look amazing on an A320! I also think the CO livery I mentioned would look good on a 757 or a 777, maybe even 787, if they ever get them lol.


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User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1098 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting UA735WL (Reply 13):
I think that they should ditch the "Stars and Bars" retrojet as it is an old and unfamiliar livery to many and replace it it with one wearing the iconic "Saul Bass/Rainbow" livery-perhaps an sCO 762 or a 744?  

Yeah, no sense in confusing people with something they have never seen before...good grief!

The Saul Bass scheme has been gone for less than 20 years...much too soon for a retrojet.


User currently onlineolddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 7):

Don't forget "Continental West." The first airline within an airline. Hub SJC, hourly flights to LAX, others to LAS, PHX, RNO, SEA, PDX, SAN running DC9's and 732's. Some 733' too. Competing with AirCal and PSA. One class of service with fares from $19-$39. Flew them ALL the time. Short lived


User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting olddominion727 (Reply 16):
Don't forget "Continental West." The first airline within an airline. Hub SJC, hourly flights to LAX, others to LAS, PHX, RNO, SEA, PDX, SAN running DC9's and 732's. Some 733' too. Competing with AirCal and PSA. One class of service with fares from $19-$39. Flew them ALL the time. Short lived

What was the timeframe for that operation? My first ever flight was on CO from SJC-LAX in the mid 1980's (I was 5 or 6; don't really remember it, unfortunately)...I wonder if it was on this?



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting warden145 (Reply 17):
What was the timeframe for that operation? My first ever flight was on CO from SJC-LAX in the mid 1980's (I was 5 or 6; don't really remember it, unfortunately)...I wonder if it was on this?

Around mid-1985. It didn't last too long, competition from OC, UA and PS wiped it out pretty quick.



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User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
What's the future with this plane?


A/C 436 will remain in it's current CO retro livery until it goes through it's normal paint cycle. Which is every 6 to 7 years for PMCO A/C.



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