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Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:56 pm

Tomorrow marks the debut of the UA 777 in the Star Alliance livery! Although the only US hub to see this a/c will be ORD for the first week, it will going back and forth to Asia, specifically PVG, KIX and PEK. If you time your trip to ORD to match the Asian inbds and outbds, you should be able to see it.

On the new livery topic, the first 747 will be going into the paint shop in the next day or two. Aircraft 8196, N8196UA will have the honors of receiving the new livery first, replacing N8194UA at the last second.

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:02 pm

None of UA's 744 have a reg. that starts with 8. Though the ship might be 8196 the reg will be N196UA.

Simple mistake but just wanted to let know so people weren't stumped.

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:06 pm

Ahhh.. Do you know the registration for the Star 777?
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:19 pm

Sorry about that...we always go by the aircraft number at work, not the registration number. I had some trouble switching mental gears!

The 777 registration is N218UA.
 
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:24 pm

Hmmm...I wonder if N196UA will be used on the inaugural (sp?) SFO-HKG-SGN flight early next month?  Insane Timing would work out just perfectly...
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Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:27 pm

I was thinking that too. It was not a coincidence that the new livery 777 flew the Oscars back in February. It would be great marketing to see a blue and white 747 make the inaugural to SGN. It will definitely be finished by Dec 9.
 
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:06 pm

I don't see what's the rush in painting so many aircraft in the Star Alliance livery, which is nothing more than a white fuselage with a black tail and some silly letters that look like a giant bumper sticker.

Why don't they bother to get a real, eye-catching special livery like CO's Peter Max? Doesn't even have to be that elaborate, just something that is a pleasure to see, at least in ONE of their planes.

That will make ALL people notice, instead of just the airplane geeks.
 
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Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:37 pm

Is it just me that thinks this or does anyone else out there also think that the current Star Alliance billboard scheme is unimaginative and flavorless?
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:59 pm

I first opposed the new Star livery but I have changed my mind. It looks quite fresh and it's eye catching - and in contrast to other special liveries (e.g. Peter Max) not only aviation fans realize the purpose of it: advertisement, in this case for the Star Alliance brand.

However, shame on Singapore Airlines for turning the Star livery on their own aircraft into one ugly mixture of paint.

Can't wait to see N218UA. The colors look great on the 777...as ANA has shown once more again with the -300ER!  Big thumbs up


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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:15 pm

And here she is ! Hopefully it will look more inspiring than SQ's SA livery!

Airline United
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Departure City (Airport) Amarillo, TX (AMA)
Departure Time 11/17/2004 10:43 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 11/18/2004 12:36 AM
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:35 am

Anyone know where this plane is flying the next few days? I've got a trip out of ORD next week, and it would be nice to see this aircraft. I wonder if it's being routed out today to Asia? Can't wait to see the picture of the 'craft!

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:10 am

My dad's a CSR for UA at ORD, so I'll make him bring my digital tomorrow.  Big grin
 
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:33 am

I really like the Star Alliance livery. Especially nice are the large letters, and the best part is the black star tail.

It's understandable that some prefer the special liveries for oneWorld and SkyTeam....oh wait....they don't have any special schemes!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy LOL.

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:36 am

I do not doubt that 8196 will be the aircraft operating in/out of SGN on day 1. It was arranged to get 6353 in/out of ZRH on day 1 as well.
 
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:58 am

N218UA should be leaving gate B17 any time now as UA 0835 ORDPVG.
 
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:02 am

Seeing as I won't be observing the jet in real life, I'll just stare at a blank piece of paper... it'll look about the same.
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:27 am

DeltaMD11

I'm with you, I totally dislike the scheme, don't even like the star logo. I would say unimaginative and flavorless is an understatement

I mean do airlines think these planes look good or something in this livery? Seems now every alliance member is painting one of each aircraft type in these black and white "colors" that make you fall asleep when you see 'em.

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:22 am

Can anyone post the schedule for the Star 777 for this coming saturday, the 20th? I will be in ORD and would love to snap a few shots of it...

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:55 am

I saw it this morning on my way out of work. It was parked by the run-up box across from the AA hangar with air stairs pulled up to it. I was to far away to get the N number. Looks better than I thought it would though.

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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:27 am

The 777 is currently routed as flt 835, ORD-PVG, Nov 20. Scheduled to depart at 12:40pm.
 
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Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:39 pm

Looks great on the UA 777!


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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:52 pm

How nice, UA painted a 777 in Star Alliance livery for my birthday. Pretty cool for someone who will go from 5426 lifetime miles (though I have flown much more with UA/LH, it is only recently that I got Mileage Plus) to Premier next year.  Big grin
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:25 pm

Hey


I believe that UA now has two planes in Star Allaince livery.

The 777 and 767.

I think that they atleast need nine is this true?
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:52 am

I can confirm that UA has a '67 in *A colors. Saw it at IAD yesterday. Bad part was that it was on the other side of the a/c from me, so I couldn't get a good pic of it
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:01 am

We'll probably see some RJs in the STAR livery, like US has been doing. You'd think UA would want more planes in their new livery rather than the STAR livery, to get it more widely known.

That 777 looks SWEET! Big grin
 
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Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:56 am

Here's a shot of a SA 76 @ ZRH.

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I liked the original SA design , this one is very unimaginative.
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RE: Get Ready For The UA 777 In Star Alliance Livery!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:57 pm

it used to be beautiful

...and utterly impractical. Once the alliance grew past the original six members (UA, SK, TG, RG, LH, AC) they had to abandon the wrap-around scheme in favor of the postage stamp scheme.

But the postage stamp scheme was also impractical because of the growth issue (look at OE-LGC - you can't even make out the airline names!) and because airlines went bankrupt or left the alliance (some SA aircraft are still flying around with Ansett Australia and Mexicana logos on them).

So, the current scheme makes practical sense at least...

Sunil

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