VC10er wrote:I don’t think that revealing a new livery on a 737 is a good idea. While UA one day may have hundreds of them, they have the bragging rights to being a very global airline with some nice large new wide bodies. They don’t really have a “flagship” aircraft like the glory days of a 747, but rolling out a 787 or 77W would be FAR more impressive and further underscore their global reach. It would be tantamount to Lufthansa unveiling their new livery on an A321.
Also, rolling it out on a 737MAX (a grounded airplane for the moment) makes it even a bit more silly.
I find a lot of the guessing of what it will be is also a bit useless because it we know that from a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being a very far out design) I think we all know it will be a 3 to a 5. Therefore a let down to most.
Strategically, I do not think they would want to do much more than modernize a now very familiar and recognizable livery.
UA already has hundreds of 737s - NOT counting the -Max9s, they had about 325 737NGs.
Also, what indication do you have that they new scheme would be revealed on a Max? 737 #267 is a 737-800, is it not?
Further, I suspect that we'll also see a 787 in the new scheme Wednesday.