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Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:28 am

Which is your favorite United livery?:

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Tri-color cheatline:


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:14 am

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):

Battleship gray:


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:23 am

The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:51 am

Current one's okay, but I like the Stars and Bars. My mother was a FA for UA back in the late 60s and early 70s, when airlines offered top-notch service and UA had the Stars and Bars as its livery.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:52 am

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.

 checkmark  the most recent and the friendship are both okay, the mainliner is pretty dated now and I have no idea what they were thinking when they went for the battleship grey! On the other hand the tri-colour just works...
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:58 am

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.



Quoting Shuggie (Reply 4):
On the other hand the tri-colour just works.

 bigthumbsup  Couldnt agree more...That livery looked awesome, and (to me at least) It gave a "Business" Feel to it.., Which was also a plus in my eyes.





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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:08 am

Tricolour. They mostly had this scheme when I flew United.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:20 am

The battleship grey is my favourite. Especially on the 757.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:53 am

I like the current one a lot. I'm too young to remember the tri-color scheme but that also looks pretty cool. Others are fine, but I really, really despise the "battleship grey" scheme. It just feels way too cold and combative, although I suppose in that case it does match their on-board service levels these days...
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:51 am

I liked the Stars and Stripes theme of the late 1970s . . . remember at that time they referred to their birds as "friendships," as in the "DC-8 Friendship." Cheesy, for sure. Sort of like how American called their birds "Astrojets" and Eastern ("The Wings of Man") called their birds "Whisperjets."
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:59 am

Add another vote for the Friendship/stars and stripes..
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:54 am

There was another later variation of your first livery, which I think was referred to as the "four star livery" for obvious reasons. It used a different typeface, a much wider red bar, and added the aircraft type and "FriendShip" on the fuselage. I believe that livery was introduced about 1969.


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I prefer the tri-color livery and consider it better than all their later efforts. It would still look good today.

As a sidenote, although you refer to your first livery as "Friendship", I believe that livery was launched with the introduction of the DC-8 in 1959, although they didn't start using the "Friendly Skies" and "Friend Ship" terms in advertising and promotion until about 1965.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:48 am

I like the battleship gray Livery.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 2):
The Tri-color cheatline with large titles. The best ever UA livery.

Agreed-second best livery to me, ever! (behind CO's meatball)
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:03 pm

Tri-color for sure! I grew up in the early 90s always wanting to fly United because of their livery. Unfortunately, I never got the chance until last year (on a grey-painted bird...). I love the tri-color scheme, I felt that the grey livery was a step down, and the current one is beginning to grow on me (but tri-color remains my favorite).
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:46 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):
Agreed-second best livery to me, ever! (behind CO's meatball)

Agreed. Red or black the meatball ? Both for me. Love the actual CO tail too.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:37 am

Tri-color cheatline.
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:41 pm


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:13 pm

Tri-Color. Truly a classic, and represents a time when UA was truly a world class airline, in every respect!

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:11 pm

I love the current one, It's bright and eyecatching.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:24 pm

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 16):
Agreed. Red or black the meatball ? Both for me. Love the actual CO tail too.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:57 pm

Tricolor on the 744. Possibly one of the best looking 747's ever, IMO.


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:46 am

Current and Battleship Gray  Smile
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:35 am

Cant choose between the Battleship gray and the current livery
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:35 am

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):
Which is your favorite United livery?:

This is a difficult question. Overall, I favor the tri color scheme. It looks best on the DC-10:

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Quoting Shuggie (Reply 4):
the most recent and the friendship are both okay, the mainliner is pretty dated now and I have no idea what they were thinking when they went for the battleship grey! On the other hand the tri-colour just works...

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Quoting A340313X (Reply 7):
Tricolour. They mostly had this scheme when I flew United.

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Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 19):
Tri-Color. Truly a classic, and represents a time when UA was truly a world class airline, in every respect!

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Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 5):
Couldnt agree more...That livery looked awesome, and (to me at least) It gave a "Business" Feel to it.., Which was also a plus in my eyes.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:03 am

Personally, I've always liked this one ...


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... simply because it's different from most other liveries one sees today. Mind you, the new and previous liveries were also very nice.
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:29 pm

I like the Battleship Grey because it makes United feel more "high end" There current scheme makes them look more young and fresh
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:48 am

I always thought the previous liveries were duds compared to the sweet new paint job.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:00 am

Battleship Grey looks very smart! I like it! It looked similar to old Canadi>n's livery
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:46 am

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):
Tri-color cheatline:


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:18 pm

Battleship gray for me specially in the Boeing A/C
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:31 am

My favorite scheme & my favorite United aircraft:


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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:49 am

I like the current one. Its nothing revolutionary, but its nice.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:24 am

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting PacNWJet (Thread starter):
Battleship gray:

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:33 pm

I really like the new one as it is classy and modern.
 
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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:55 am

I always liked the battleship grey one.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:01 am

The Tr-Color Definitely

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:40 am

I too have to say the Tri-Color Scheme. It was around when I would fly to DEN as a youth and see a whole terminal of 727's, DC-8's, and DC-10's. The colors are bright and uplifting, while the Battleship Grey is to dismal and depressing. Also when that scheme was around I was an FA at TWA and many pilots stated that it seemed hard to see in certain weather conditions as it blended in with the clouds and mist. The "Stars and Stripe" scheme is another classic I wouldn't mind seeing United paint today as a "Retro" paint job.

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RE: Which Is Your Favorite United Livery?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:09 am

Friendship and Battleship Grey

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