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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2355 times:

Will United introduce a new livery or will the current one remain in place for some time? The signage on the livery
now used (UNITED AIRINES) is not used in any other of
UA's marketing materials. Seems like it's U N I T E D.

What do you think?

Does UA need another livery?

ContinentalEWR

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User currently offlineMrman_3k From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2086 times:

I am a United fan and I think it would be nice if they got a new livery that matches that blue theme they are using like in their Mileage Plus letters they send out and their website in some areas. I know once I saw a website that had some neat concepts but I wish I knew the site.

User currently offlineStephen007 From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2036 times:

bring back the old rainbow livery....the current grey is not too friendly looking and hard to capture in their best with little sunlight...


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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2024 times:

I made a new UA's livery by myself.

http://ca.photos.yahoo.com/air1126

It's a new UA color in Sonic Cruiser.

It may not look good, but at least I tried to draw it and scan them.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1990 times:

Nice job,Jiml1126.
I personally like the new colors,but as said above,it's hard to capture in low light. My fave is 'Stars and Bars',but that is too retro for now.

Scott



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1973 times:

Thansk for the comments.  Smile

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

I liked the rainbow scheme, but I think it looks to 1980s. Personally, I really don't care for the currrent scheme.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4507 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Nice livery, Jim. The only problem is it looks too much like US Airways which might give "Dumb and dumber" Goodwin and Dutta heartburn.  Smile They're probably already chugging the Maalox these days as it is.

I've always been lukewarm towards the current United livery....it's nicely formal-looking, but kind of dark. As Blink says the rainbow scheme was too 80s (70s-80s actually) to keep. Air traffic controllers apparently don't like the current livery because the planes are hard to see on the ground in bad weather and at night.

Jim




Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

The sinage on the side of the planes will probably go the new arial font soon. Other than that, I doubt that a new livery is going to come. Where is the money? But then again, I could be wrong.


I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
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Mrman3k,
Is this the impression you saw?

Anyway, the link to the site is;
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/puck/zoo.html

There are several high quality impressions of revised airline liveries, but the United one above is especially good, and could easily be adopted by the airline tomorrow!

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

I like both Jim1126 and Puck's efforts. I always thought United's livery looked dry, muddy, unfriendly, and made from the same Design-Your-Own-Livery Kit as US Airways and Northwest. I think the U N I T E D font (which is not Arial by the way) much better than the current serif one. I liked Jim's 'wrapping' the tulip motif around the fuselage!


User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

After posting record losses, UA is looking to trim costs, not add new expenses.

I agree that it is too formal looking.

Joe


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Crosswind, it looks very "US Air ish" But I think it would look great and suit United very well. Great work!

User currently offlineSdate747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Jiml1126 - your drawings kick ass!!! I always draw planes when I am bored in class and I sometimes think about putting them up as scans - I really like your work - if you could get your hands on 3 view disgrams , print them out and paint over them you could go to the next level - but no matter what EXCELLENT WORK and keep it up and never stop dreaming.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Nice livery, but it is too US Airways and now that the merger is off, this would look wierd.

I think United should consider modifiying the livery to
include the U N I T E D masthead and remove the
United Airlines name but these things are costly and
not always necessary. It's really what is inside the
plane that matters. It took Delta millions to come up
with not one but two uninspiring liveries.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I like Crosswinds impression. VERY VERY nicely done. Perhaps, yes, it is similar to USAIrways, so perhaps a little more incorporation of the red/orange/blue stripes somewhere?
-Chris/pvd



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
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No No, I didn't do it!!

The United livery design, and the site I linked to are all the work of Puck:Design.

While the livery is great, I can't take credit for them (unfortunately!)

Regards
CROSSWIND

BTW, The link above also has impressions of a Hawaiian B767-300 and a Northwest A330-300 if anyone is interested...


User currently offlineMDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I'd like to see them reverse their current color scheme, so the blue is on top, and the grey on the bottom. They would have to be careful with the shade of blue, or else it would look too much like USAirways. I like the drawing that Crosswind posted, but I would keep the red/blue United Logo, as well as the striped tail. I also like changing the masthead to read U N I T E D.

As for the old "Rainbow" scheme? Too 80's.


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

This has been brought up many times.

Here's my amateur effort from February... please keep in mind -- this is just a concept (hence the A330 and gradiated EVERYTHING) Big grin



User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

With regard to ContinentalEWR's initial question, I contacted United myself during the spring of 2000, having noticed the new U N I T E D font everywhere but the aircraft.

The reply, from UA's PR department, was that they are currently refining the airline's brand name. She said they're not starting with the aircraft in doing so, like other airlines have done (Delta most recently), but with the things passengers see most, like check-in counters, gate check-in desks, etc.

She added that we could expect the new identity to extend to a new aircraft livery in "one and a half to two years."

So it's just about time to see that new livery. I don't know how UA's mounting losses affect those expensive plans, but as of April 2000, that was the plan UA communicated to me. Hope this helps...


User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1593 times:

About time!!!!!!!!!!! But does UA really have the money to re-paint all their planes????????


Open your heart and push the limits
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

People here don't take into mind that UA's current livery is not very old and they are not going to change it becaue some people on a airliners website don't like it! Big grin

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

contrary to so many respected opinions, i do like United´s current livery very much. in my eyes, it looks majestic, elegant and contemporary.
in addition, i think it´s a welcomed change to the myriad all-white fuselages...
if they´ll change their livery, i hope it will remain very similar...

best wishes
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

I do like the White and Blue "United Shuttle" livery, I would'nt mind seeing them all painted like that.


Go Cubs!
25 Toda,Reisinger : Is the "U N I T E D" lettering really something new, or is it just retaken from the old logo? On the UA Shuttle livery it's not written "United Airlin
26 KonaB777 : United doesn't need to completely re-paint all of their planes. While the "United Airlines" needs to be replaced with "U N I T E D", the rest of the s
27 777-200LRpilot : "the current grey is not too friendly looking" (from a previous post) Well, UA is a not too friendly airline.
28 Contrails : I'm with Stephen007, they should bring back the old livery. Imo it looks much better than the current scheme. I'd like to see the old logo on the tail
29 Post contains images SFOintern : Well...
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