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First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:10 am



We all know that the Boeing 777 was the first aircraft to be painted with United's new colors.

Does anyone know which aircraft was the first to be painted in the old "United Airlines" colors (the grey, red/orange/blue-stripe, "Worldwide Service" livery)?

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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:30 am

I believe that it was a 747-400 but don't hold me to that.
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:31 am

Does anyone really care? Just make it go away!
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Co

Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:14 am

Does anyone really care? Just make it go away!

Well, I kinda do  Smile

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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:38 am

I think it was a 744 as well. I remember seeing a full color add of the repainted jet surrounded and "covered" by employees.
 
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:49 am

HA_DC9:

I remember that ad too! I was only about ten years old at the time, but I recall seeing it in Time magazine...

It showed a huge crowd of employees standing around (and on the wings of) a 747-400 painted in the new colors. There was a puddle on the ground, and the 747 was 'reflected' in the old red, blue and orange scheme in the water. It was a pretty clever ad.
 
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:35 pm

I'm wondering. Are they trying to be more like Delta by having several different liveries on their aircraft?
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:51 pm

You can't just change liveries by winking at the airplane, it takes time to repaint the entire fleet.
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:58 pm

Yes, it was a Boeing 747-400,...and it was painited at the same facility in Amarillo, TX as this one was. The one add I remember most was a drawing of the aircraft sitting on a wet ramp with the reflected image being the 'old' colors. I thought that was pretty cool. At that time I was just getting ready to graduate from A&P school.
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:10 pm

Does anyone else think that the new livery looks like it's done on the computer?

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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:10 pm

I have the ad from Mar, 1993. It was a 744 - although I am not sure if it was a computer rendered aircraft. If anyone is interested in seeing it, I can find it and scan it in.
 
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Co

Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:41 am

Frankhenderson

If you have the time, I would be thrilled to see this ad!

Thanks,
Derek
 
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:28 am

"It showed a huge crowd of employees standing around (and on the wings of) a 747-400 painted in the new colors. There was a puddle on the ground, and the 747 was 'reflected' in the old red, blue and orange scheme in the water."

You are confusing two different ads. The one with the employees was the first ad created after the ESOP in late summer 1994; it showed the employees as owners. The one with the puddle and the old colors as a reflection (an illustration, not a photo) was the ad for the then new color scheme in early 1993.
 
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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Colors

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:34 am

Frankhenderson,

I would also be very interested in seeing this. Thanks!

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RE: First Aircraft In The OLD "United Airlines" Co

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:45 am

Frankhenderson,

You might wanna add me into the bandwagon.  Laugh out loud
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