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Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)  
User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 209 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15725 times:

I was plane-spotting at LAX today and noticed a 744 in UA's hangar area resting that had "UNITED" (new font) on the side but what looked like an ex-Atlas Air paint job at the rear. Is UA leasing a B744 tempoarily or is this a special paint scheme half way done?

Thoughts?


What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15714 times:

UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

[Edited 2012-06-25 16:24:43]


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User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15714 times:

United Charter. Ex-Atlas.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15714 times:

Voila -
United Charter 747-400 N194UA (by 71Zulu Jan 19 2012 in Civil Aviation)



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18675 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15690 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Ex Atlas UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

Wait... Atlas is all-cargo. UA has no dedicated cargo fleet. I'm confused.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15624 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Wait... Atlas is all-cargo. UA has no dedicated cargo fleet. I'm confused.

I edited my original post to clarify that they were ex-UA planes.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15601 times:

Atlas carries passengers - has 2 VIP 744s, 2 regular 744s and now 3 763s in passenger configurations.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15517 times:

I was wondering about this aircraft myself. Here is a picture of it taken with a phone.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/Madness86/photo-14.jpg



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User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15462 times:

looks better than the CO livery..


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15266 times:

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 8):
looks better than the CO livery..

Hmm it is just a charter plane though, albeit i wish they did something like ATA did, and design the tail a bit.



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User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15170 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Atlas is all-cargo.

No.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14929 times:

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 10):

That aircraft is an ex-NH aircraft....but yeah it is owned by 5Y



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14604 times:

I will add that Atlas has three varieties of passenger aircraft. The gold 744s posted above that fly for Sonair, as well as pax 744s and 763s in their regular livery.


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User currently offlinetozairport From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 681 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6666 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

No, it is a UA aircraft that was leased to Atlas but is now back on UA property. It is being used for charters, mostly military charters.



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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 7):

I was wondering about this aircraft myself. Here is a picture of it taken with a phone.

plenty in the data base too!


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