Aviation Photo #2063382 Boeing 747-422 - United Airlines

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Which do you prefer? The tulip or the globe?
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    Ben Wang
    United Airlines
    Boeing 747-422
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24322
    733
    N171UA
    8471
    San Francisco - International
    California
    USA
    January 28, 2012
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Anonymous
6 years ago
What kind of question is that?!? Tulip Tulip Tulip. There is only ONE United Airlines, represented by her lovely Blue and Red Tulip U.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Far out great photo! Definitely prefer the tulip, sad to see it go.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SFO for another exciting boxing sensation, in the blue corner...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Easy.......TULIP!! Gonna miss those colors!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I go for the Tulip! Brilliant shot by the way!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The globe has really grown on me! great shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The globe or meatball as it also known as. definitely, love it, great shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer the one with globe....
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photo is exquisite! And worth 100 Stars! Perfect timing, clarity and composure. You do great work Ben...

Capt. Dan
Northwest Airlines (Retired)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Long live the Tulip! But I must say,the globe is growing on me. Just a little bland, that's all.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Continental theme looks more clean and modern, but you gotta love the globe!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Can I have both of them? I will not want to see the Tulip livery be repainted further. :S
Anonymous
6 years ago
The globe
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer the #4 engine on the tulip 744 with part grey and part blue cowling
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think maybe combine the tulip's color with the Continental globe. The current scheme is quite bland I think. Or maybe it's just me.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The tulip! No doubt.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Capture and compare!The tulip of course never liked CO livery.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip by a mile!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The tulip is clearly better
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Tulip!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip please!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The tulip, it looked best in the grey livery!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip, it's hard to think that the livery on the left is the old one!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Tulip!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a capture! And I prefer the Globe, definitely!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip for life. The Globe just looks like a very dusty retro rip-off of the continental livery with the "united" slapped on the side. It almost feels like an insult to the new united. I hope we see the tulip flying again soon.

-AllNippon767-
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip by a long way! the globe is hideously boring!! nice shot though, nice comparison of the two liveries!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer the globe
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer the original tulip
Anonymous
6 years ago
Although attractive, the tulip has come to represent mismanagement and bankruptcy. By contrast, the globe is a symbol of prosperity, smart decisions, and a bright future for a truly global airline.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Globe on the tail looks great much style then the Tulip, but the rest of the livery is boring indeed. The should have cmixed the both better.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Globe, hands down (and I am IAD based)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Neither....Battleship.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The globe is here to stay! :) Prefer the tulip but I agree with the poster below, the globe is a symbol of a bright future ahead.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip, because they actually put time into making it elaborate
Anonymous
6 years ago
Both pale in comparison to AA's classic look.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I honestly prefer the new globe. It is very clean and modern and represents a brighter future!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The tulip...
Anonymous
6 years ago
They both suck
Anonymous
6 years ago
The United Tulip Forever!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Tulip for sure
Anonymous
6 years ago
I prefer it when each airline was separate, the globe on continental airplanes and tulip on the original UA aircraft. I prefer overall the tulip.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent shot! however, the past is looking better than the future I have to say....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Um, the globe does not represent "smart decisions" and "prosperity". It represents arrogant, over-rated airline that has no sense of style and the Tulip represents and elegant, world-class carrier. Oh and the globe existed during Continental's bankruptcy, how soon the COol-Aiders forget.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip Forever!
Anonymous
6 years ago
As long as they are 747's both are great
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot. I wasn't crazy about any of UA's old liveries, and liked CO's clean and airy look, but United simply slapping their name on CO's paint job is retarded and I can't get used to it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip paint scheme with globe would be best.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The left plane looks way, way better; now that CO and UA are one, it seems bad that what they did was just adopting the former's livery and the latter's name
Anonymous
6 years ago
The gray color nose cowling on the #4 engine really represents the United of the old, all mish-mosh. Nice clean and neat new colors are for me.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip is the best. Globe was good on old Continental planes but now a rather stronger change in their look would be highly recommended! No style, no message, nothing more than "copy and paste". I wonder who has been the designer behind this insipid mix of liveries. Probably the little child of some big boss... Cheers
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip Tulip Tulip!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I like the clean look of the globe....The tulip scheme always seemed to busy, so many different things going on....I did like the battleship scheme too.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well the globe on the tail is nicer, however I prefer the blue body & engines of the old United livery.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I like the tulip... It's "U"nited. Great capture of the "merger."
Anonymous
6 years ago
Definitely the Tulip. The Tulip to United is what the Crane is to Lufthansa & JAL. They should've never dropped it. I do like Continental's Globe but that gray belly & engines are very dull.

Regards from SAN.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip.... I like the old united livery way better
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip! The Blue and White livery is absolutely stunning. The Continental colors have always been garbage, now it's dated garbage. The Tulip is also one of the most iconic and well known icons in any industry, not just aviation. Saul Bass did it best, Jeff $mi$ek and his frankenstein livery have no place in the skies. Long Live the Tulip!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The 90s clip-art globe is absolutely hideous and easily shows its age. I fail to see how anybody can think a white plane with a putrid grey belly mixed with Walmart blue and the hideous bingo cage on the tail is a good look. There is no cohesive design to it, it's just trash. United actually had thought put into their beautiful livery and it's a shame the livery and the iconic Tulip are being dumped for sheer mediocrity by an arrogant, no-nothing CEO. I hope the Tulip returns to its rightful place in the Friendly Skies in the future.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I guess both C/S look good on the 744.

But for me is Battleship all the way!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot! I definitely prefer the "tulip!" The combined United/Continental scheme is shear laziness. C'mon! How does the globe relate to United? If you're going to be cheap, at least put an artistic "U" on the tail.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a great comparison photo. The aircraft on the left definitely looks better; for one thing the old livery is much more colorful compared to the bland-looking new livery. The Blue Tulip livery is the second best United livery, and the "Rainbow Scheme" is #1 (of course!).
Anonymous
6 years ago
Both are very beautiful, each one with its own style.. 5* shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
If you look, you can see the #4 engine on the 'tulip' 747 is already turning into the globe scheme
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip! I do not like the "new" United colors. The "UNITED" seems to be too short of a word for the size of the aircraft. I have to say though, the A319s and A320s look good in the merger colors.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The globe for sure. The positioning of the underbelly grey is far better than the blue, giving the 747 a much sleeker look. The tulip gradiant contrasts terribly with the block look of the blue cheatlines. Go globe!
Anonymous
6 years ago
United 747, meet your brother!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tulip! period
Anonymous
6 years ago
If there HAS to be something Continental on there, why not a meatball from the 70's?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Globe looks extremely dull. Tulip looks colorful. Continental looked good with the globe. I love the tulip colors.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love how the Tulip wants so badly to be a globe that it has a CO grey inlet cowl ;)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Would prefer tulip with a more wavy blue underside.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Interesting perspective shot! both beauties look amazing, but the new colors look a bit dated. i feel the old blue/white combined with the globe would look fantastic
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
4 years ago
Goes without saying, TULIP!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I like the tulip better
Anonymous
3 years ago
Best United liveries in my opinion were the Blue Tulip, Battleship, and the Rainbow scheme.

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