frugalqxnwa
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UA Birds In New Livery

Sat May 08, 2004 8:14 pm

Does anyone know how many UA aircraft are now in the new livery, and what type of aircraft? I saw the livery for the first time in March at MSP, at it looks better in person than in the photos.
 
ual777contrail
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sat May 08, 2004 8:27 pm

If I had to guess, about 8 of our 737's and 1, 777 and I believe now 1, 757.

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united
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sat May 08, 2004 9:34 pm

Here is the complete list of what I know...

9 737-300s

N366UA
N375UA
N376UA
N377UA
N380UA
N385UA
N388UA
N390UA
N394UA

1 757-200

N505UA

1 777-200

N775UA

1 767-300 (new Star scheme)

N653UA

17 A320s (all Ted for now)

N433UA
N448UA
N473UA
N477UA
N481UA
N482UA
N483UA
N484UA
N489UA
N490UA
N491UA
N492UA
N493UA
N494UA
N495UA
N496UA
N497UA

I hope this helps!
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ual777contrail
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sat May 08, 2004 9:37 pm

Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty.

way to go uniTED.


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frugalqxnwa
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sat May 08, 2004 9:48 pm

Thanks, it will be nice to see all aircraft in the new livery.
 
sdkualeb
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sun May 09, 2004 10:56 am

A/C 5405 I leaving for DEN on the 9th and is being replaced by A/C 5408 so there will soon be 2 757 out there. I cant wait till the 747 is done, I wish they would speed that one up.
 
N754PR
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sun May 09, 2004 12:25 pm

With the amount of money going down the toilet each day you wonder how they can pay to paint anything!!
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sun May 09, 2004 12:33 pm

With the amount of money going down the toilet each day you wonder how they can pay to paint anything!!

Again do we have to beat the dead horse that switching into a new scheme doesn't mean it costs the company lots of money, the planes have to be painted every once in a while anyways - most of the planes (737's, etc.) are planes that were wearing the old Shuttle by United paint job, and needed it's every 5-year paint job or whatever.

On another note, SkyWest's first aircraft in new UA colors should be arriving within the next month... should be cool  Smile

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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sun May 09, 2004 12:34 pm

N754PR,
I don't think they are wasting $$. They are smart about how many a/c to paint and what a/c to paint and what time to take them out of service. If you wanna see stupid they should pull the 744s into the paint shop. They are pulling out the a/c that are not the back bone of the airline which is smart right now.

UniTED,
Way to be on top of it. I know A LOT about UA. I would have gotten maybe half of that! Way to go!


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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Sun May 09, 2004 12:36 pm

Y E S! Very true - the new livery does look much better in person. Many people have said that UAL should have added some other color such as "Red" in the scheme to give it a little more contrast. This would not have worked however as United's new colors are pretty much restricted to varying hues of Blue or Silver. Silver might have been an interesting addition to the cheatline! Would like to see that in a fantasy livery!
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:16 am

Her a picture of a old and a new coloured tail.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=55690

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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:29 am

Given that we, the US taxpayers, have had to bail this lousy airline out of its post 9-11 woes, I find it appalling that our taxes have been spent to apply this hideous livery on its aircraft.
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:32 am


N754PR:

As has been mentioned before on these forums, the repaint isn't going to cost extra money as the aircraft being repainted are those going in for heavy maintenance checks. During these checks the aircraft are stripped and repainted again after maintenance, so regardless of the livery change THEY HAVE TO BE PAINTED AGAIN ANYWAY. If anything the change saves UA a little money as there are less colors involved in the repaint.
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:37 am

i really dont like the new colors. the gray is much better
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:43 am

1 777, N775UA, wears the new livery, N654UA (If you want to count it as featuring some of the new UAL colors in the new Star Alliance scheme). Also, ex-Shuttle-By-United 733s are receiving the new livery. I am told that for the moment those aircraft desperately in need of a paint job are the ones that will get the UAL livery for now. Sadly, the UA 744s won't wear the new livery until October or November  Angry
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:46 am

I actually like the new livery...maybe they could have done something instead of using "smaller" black lettering on the side for the name...but i don't think it is a bad livery
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syncmaster
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:47 am

To add to your list N498UA is also in Ted livery. Photographed it in early April at LAS.

 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:48 am

Jaysit,

I, like you, would be appalled if our tax dollars were going for this repaint. However, that is not the case in any way, shape, or form. Any post 9-11 government funds that were received by the airlines, were received by ALL of them, in proportion. If you are referring to the ATSB loan guarantee, there are a couple of misconceptions that you have. The first one is that ATSB loan guarantee would be the government making a loan to UAL. This is not the case AT ALL. This is the ATSB guaranteeing 90% of the loan so that private lenders can loan the money to UAL at a competitive rate. The other misconception you have is that this guarantee has already been made. It has not, it is still being evaluated.

Again, like a couple of others have stated, the repaint is not costing additional money. Quite the opposite, it is SAVING money. It is a less complex scheme, and aircraft that are being painted have to be repainted ANYWAY.

I am not trying to be rude here, just trying to clear up a few misconceptions so that people will understand how much better run UAL is than it was a couple of years ago, and that it is seemingly on the road to recovery.

All of that being said, I like the new colors, and really look forward to seeing them for myself in the near future.

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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:49 am

As RDU only gets United Express service (Grrrrrr...) when, if they are in the lineup, are the Express a/c going to get painted?
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7e72004
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:51 am

i am sure all of the planes will be painted...it will just take a while..
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 4:56 am

It WILL take awhile. United is fighting bankruptcy while simulataneously starting TED and introducing its new livery. They are extremely low on cash. Great as the new livery is (I think it's fantastic Big thumbs up) , if UA tries to please all who love the new livery too quickly, they might destroy themselves in the process through mass spending. It will take awhile, but we'll see the day. UA must manage their finances carefully if they expect to ever paint their whole fleet. That means gradual spending  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 5:00 am

They should have done something similar to Frontier and painted the name over the side of the aircraft
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syncmaster
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 5:21 am

7E72004, UA mainline is geared towards business travelers, and high paying ones. Painting their name on the side of the aircraft like F9 would probably not look the best to a lot of business travelers. I'm not saying it's bad, I personally think F9's livery is great, but is definitely geared towards leisure travelers more then business.
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 5:33 am

the only aircraft it MIGHT have looked good on is the 727's. But too bad they are gone.
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 7:11 am

All those of you who keep bitching about the cost, do you know what a D Check is???????? What a pity.
 
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RE: UA Birds In New Livery

Wed May 12, 2004 7:27 am

Supposedly the next 777 in for repaint will wear the Star Alliance livery.

Meh. Personally, I'd rather see another n/c 777.
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