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Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:11 am

Hi guys, just browsing on Google I noticed this interesting scene. A NW Colored 747 and a United Airbus with the new colors on it...I would've thought by the time the first UA Airbus was painted to new, there would've been no NW Colored 747 left..

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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 am

Splicing together two satellite photos taken at different times? It could be two different pictures.
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:41 am

It would appear (see links below) that the last NW livery 744 was a year before the first Continited A320. So is the Google pic a composite of two different times?


Final Northwest 747-400 Goes In For Repaint (by Transpac787 Feb 10 2010 in Civil Aviation)
First UA Airbus Painted In New Globe Livery (by etops1 Jan 21 2011 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:58 am

Appears there's a 777 in the new UA/CO livery, too......in the bottom right corner.....the copyright date says 2012.......what gives?
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:39 am

It looks like an image spliced together. It is a pretty good job some I can't see the line. When you zoom in and out airplanes disappear and change.
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:50 am

Also at the terminal where the NW 744 is, there is a 737 and a 757 - both with "Continental" titles. The Continental titles were changed to United name decals much quicker than the tulip repaints. Seeing the number of widebodies at the United terminal that are in new livery, this would also add to the "evidence" that the NW/CO side is an older photo. Good eye, OP.
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:06 am

Wow, they did an amazing job putting that together. I was looking at it on Google and it looks like the New UA, CO, and NW planes were all there at the same time. Wow!
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RE: Can Anybody Explain This?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:13 pm

That is what it is. They splice two different shots. Not just at airports, either. If I look up my house, it shows the car I had in 2008 in my driveway, yet two blocks over, my friend's brand new car is visible parked out front of his house.

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