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Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:22 pm

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?

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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:24 pm

UA planes operating charters on behalf of Atlas.

[Edited 2012-06-25 16:24:43]
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:24 pm

United Charter. Ex-Atlas.
 
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:25 pm

Voila -
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:26 pm

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.
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:33 pm

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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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:35 pm

Atlas carries passengers - has 2 VIP 744s, 2 regular 744s and now 3 763s in passenger configurations.
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:43 pm

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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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:50 pm

looks better than the CO livery..
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:32 am

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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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:50 am

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

No.


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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:41 am

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 10):

That aircraft is an ex-NH aircraft....but yeah it is owned by 5Y
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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:08 am

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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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:29 pm

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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RE: Unusual UA B744 @ LAX Today (6/25/2012)

Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:54 am

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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