Aviation Photo #1693118 Boeing 757-222 - United Airlines

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    Chris Heaton
    United Airlines
    Boeing 757-222
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing
    26713
    570
    N587UA
    San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal)
    California
    USA
    March 18, 2010
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Shame....CO is considering a merger with UA and CO has flawless looking a/c and UA has this. Run CO run!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for the shot... it's disappointing to see United's fleet in such terrible condition though. Seriously, this thing looks like it's done 25 years in Africa.
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is a disgraceful condition for any AC to be in, let alone a major legacy carrier. It looks like ready for the scrap heap. Nice catch!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thats truly a disgrace...
Anonymous
6 years ago
More dirty than Air France!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I disagree, not dirty, but in desperate need of a paint job. That is about 6 years worth of flying on that paint. Flying through some heavy weather too.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ex-Victorville?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! Great Shot! But surely, As a leading Airline; it should want to represent their Airline on the Outside of the Aircraft aswell as the inside Cabin! (:
Anonymous
6 years ago
United should be ashamed.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ah Ah Ah Ah ! American always critize Air France but just look at this plane !! Great shot Chris !
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think it is waiting to go to the paint shop, so they don't wash it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
To have an aircraft in this condition is unacceptable. It's not even an Air France aircraft!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like it just went through a cloud of volcanic ash!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Someone's up for a repaint...
Anonymous
6 years ago
YA has anyone seen a plane wash near bye
Anonymous
6 years ago
That is one dirty plane. picture is worth thousand words
Anonymous
6 years ago
You haven't seen anything unless you actually have flown with United recently. I take coast to coast monthly, and they can still amaze me - it appears that they have elliminated any semblance of cleaning services for good.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot! It's a shame that United is representing their airline like this.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Poor plane... but great picture! *****
Anonymous
6 years ago
I agree with you Chris - it's the dirtiest aircraft I've seen in recent years too. It looks like it's been sitting out in the desert sun too long also...maybe it's been there? Mojave, Victorville maybe???
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ughh- United should be ashamed for not doing something about the state of the paint on this aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Even air france look classy next to THAT thing
Anonymous
6 years ago
YUCKY !
I think the next time this a/c will visit paintshop will be soon.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great Catch.. What did UA do? Pull this from out of the sand and press it into service?
Anonymous
6 years ago
WOW... words can't even begin... United Somalia Airlines?
Anonymous
6 years ago
It doesn't help that one of the windows appears to be boarded up with plywood.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This picture should be part of Continental-United merger talks as an argument for retirement of United Airlines brand.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This airplane has been going places!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wowsers. I guess this is the reason the UAUA stock fell by over a buck today...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thank you!!! Tim Canavan! (Director of cleaning) Great job of keeping United aircraft clean. You have done Jimmy Crack Corn proud!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It really made me think about how airplane are kept and maintained...
Anonymous
6 years ago
I would have trouble boarding that aircraft. wow
Anonymous
6 years ago
She may have been on her way to the desert parking lot in California or Arizona, or perhaps, she's awaiting her new Continental-United livery. They can't be this sloppy, or... can they?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Not going to the boneyard, PAX on board
Anonymous
6 years ago
Probably the worst paint job in the fleet!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Speechless view.
Dirty, rough surfaces generates severe parasite drag.

Better give that thing a wash and save some fuel already!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Eww so dirty....
bad maintenance and the gray color totally failed :/
Anonymous
6 years ago
Folks, let's be realistic here. There is simply no way that UAL would allow this to be put in service in this condition. It simply is beyond reality. I have to agree that this aircraft must be on its way to refurbishment/painting or being parked. I doubt that there are any PAX on board. Let's give UAL a little benefit of the doubt on this one.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Holy @#$% Thats one dirty 75
Anonymous
6 years ago
One dirty aircraft and all of a sudden united airlines is a horrible airline??

I actually think it looks good, its shows how hard this aircraft has been working and how many places it's flown.
Anonymous
6 years ago
No benefit of the doubt required - it's a revenue passenger flight from SJC. Aircraft paint sometimes gets like that. It doesn't have to be going to maintenance, storage or anywhere else to have a crappy paint job.
UAL - paint your aircraft! It's simple - white and grey body, gold cheatline, blue tail with golden globe and the word U N I T E D on the side!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It being a bit dirty is just the start, you cannot even read the titles anymore.

6 is is not that long for paint to be on an aircraft, they must have use some cheap stuff and had some acid rain with it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Actually there are several pictures of this plane looking shabby prior to this shot. C'mon UA!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Seriously yanks, what are you doing to your planes?
Scrapped planes have better paintjob than this one
Anonymous
6 years ago
Where's a "bird bath" when you need one??
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a shame, but anyhow, as UA is giving all its birds a new paintjob now, lets hope this one will be the very next!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its beautiful!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Rolled out of the paintshop yesterday, with its "new" paintjob
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thank god it's repainted! You can actually see where they put the jet bridge!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wonder how old is this aircraft!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It looks scary to fly with these plane. Too sad for United airlines to let these plane in these horrible condition.
Anonymous
4 years ago
This plane in this condition spoils the UA brand and the 757 plane, which is one of the best looking planes ever built in my view.
Anonymous
2 years ago
This aircraft was built in 1993 by Boeing.
Anonymous
1 year ago
I cant agree with the comments below i think it shows american manufacturing and how well built these planes are even if its dirty its still in good condition

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