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What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:32 am

Hi guys,

Today I did some contrail spotting in my backyard because of the nice weather, and captured this photo.

Any ideas what airliner this may be?

http://photobucket.com/albums/e63/Ostboy/?action=view¤t=P1120885.jpg

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks

Maxim

[Edited 2006-01-14 21:34:18]
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:34 am

link is broken

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:40 am

Hi Denis,

The link seems to be working fine to me. Strange?
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:42 am

Do you have a bigger version?

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:44 am

No, It is being resized down to 500.
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:48 am

It's either a UA 767 or 777.

That white stripe down the blue undercarriage is very characteristic.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:48 am

My first thought was KLM because of the color, but then again the plane appears to be a 757. Tough.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:50 am

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5):
It's either a UA 767 or 777.

Good call, could be it.


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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:52 am

one of the TUI livery operators with a 763.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:56 am

Quoting Martin21 (Reply 8):
one of the TUI livery operators with a 763.

That's my thoughts too
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:57 am

Thanks guys,

Yeah, I also think it's a UA 767 or 777.

Maybe this will be more clear.

http://photobucket.com/albums/e63/Os...?action=view¤t=P11208855.jpg
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:00 am

TUI have much more white on the bellies:


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I feel pretty confident it's a United 767 or 777.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 11):
TUI have much more white on the bellies:



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I feel pretty confident it's a United 767 or 777.

Regards,

Tim.

I have to revise my opinion, think you are right !

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:14 am

Today UA's N772UA was in AMS which has the new livery. Probably that was the plane you saw.
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:15 am

Definitely a B777!
The wing is too large for a B767.
Compare those confirmed A2A shots of a B767 and a B777:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/868480/L/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/314105/L/

As for the airline, United seems to be a good call even if the blue appears a little light but maybe due to the photo processing!?

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:25 am

Could it be Zoom?

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:44 pm

I was thinking Zoom as well, maybe I'm Canadian airline biased though.  Smile
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:18 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for al your help!!
I also think it has to be a UA B777.

Maxim

PS: it flew over at 12:53 and was flying from E to W.
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:36 pm

I would have to say Zoom as well, United's blue is darker than the aircraft pictured and it appears too small to be a 777.
 
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:44 pm

I think the blue is too light to be United's colors.
 
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:49 pm

It's definitely Zoom with a 767-300, that was my very first thought before I saw any answers.

The fuselage is too thin for being a 777 and the blue color is not even near the one United is using.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Quoting Crank (Reply 18):
I would have to say Zoom as well, United's blue is darker than the aircraft pictured and it appears too small to be a 777.



Quoting Zander (Reply 20):
It's definitely Zoom with a 767-300, that was my very first thought before I saw any answers.

The fuselage is too thin for being a 777 and the blue color is not even near the one United is using

Guys, did you never watch any planes crusing high up from the ground? Ever heard anything about proportions? Of course the fuselage looks quite small on that shot but given the proportions it can't be a B767.  Yeah sure
I also just looked up the Zoom fleet and it doesn't have B777s so that will put Zoom out of the game as well; this also fits the white painted part (stabilizer) on the A/C on Maxim's shot <--> Zoom is ALL blue! Also concerning Zoom: given their European destinations they would not overfly Belgium on their way to Canada.

Conclusion after checking different B777 fleet paintschemes: --> United B777
(I guess the high altitude resulting in an high amount of water vapour between camera and A/C and the strong sun illumination make the blue look much lighter than it actually is)

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:17 pm

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 21):
Zoom is ALL blue!

I was about to say the same thing.

Maybe the brighter blue is also due to the WB of the camera?

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:32 pm

Hi Maxim

I have a photo of United Airlines 777 in the new colours N772UA
and tried to match it up with your photo
My photo
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/GBOAG/united777b.jpg
Your photo


I think your photo is of N648UA a United Airlines 767-300
I have checked an ACARS listing and this aircraft was over UK airspace at 12:14 GMT +1 approx 20 minutes after your photo was taken
the routing was Munich -Denver

Hope this helps

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:46 pm

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your info!!

Yeah, the plane looks a little too small to be a 777.

Thanks a lot!!

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:09 pm

Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, I don't know what or whose it is but I don't think its United. If you look at the engine cowls on Maxims' pic the front half is blue and the rear half white, or possibly metallic. I also don't think it's KLM as their blue is on top of the aircraft with generally white engine cowls.
Ian's United pic shows all blue cowls.

....however....I just checked pics of N648UA and that aircraft has metallic rear halves to the engine cowls.

Oh......buggerit !!! I don't know ! I rather think Ian is right after all.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:42 pm

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 21):
Guys, did you never watch any planes crusing high up from the ground? Ever heard anything about proportions? Of course the fuselage looks quite small on that shot but given the proportions it can't be a B767. Yeah sure
I also just looked up the Zoom fleet and it doesn't have B777s so that will put Zoom out of the game as well; this also fits the white painted part (stabilizer) on the A/C on Maxim's shot <--> Zoom is ALL blue! Also concerning Zoom: given their European destinations they would not overfly Belgium on their way to Canada.

What are you talking about? Look at the shots posted above, the planes are completely different, the first one being a 777-200 and the second one being a 767-300.
 
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:26 pm

Quoting Crank (Reply 26):
What are you talking about? Look at the shots posted above, the planes are completely different, the first one being a 777-200 and the second one being a 767-300.

That's all checked; though when I wrote the reply I didn't have this nice shot to compare with. I guess I was a little too much fixed on wanting to see a B777  banghead 
I was right with the United colours though  tongue 

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:42 pm

Yeah I gotta agree on that, upon closer inspection you can see a white line that goes from the nose to the tail, which can only be United.
 
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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:20 am

As soon as I saw it I thought Zoom 767.

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RE: What Airliner Could This Be?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:49 pm

that paint is way too dark to be united, plus, you can see the sides are all that shade of blue, united has some white on the sides
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