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First United 747 debuts in new paint scheme
Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2011 | Julie Johnsson

Posted on 02/24/2011 1:18:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

United Airlines released the first pictures Thursday of its largest jet, the Boeing 747-400, repainted with the new logo and color scheme adopted by the Chicago-based carrier as part of its 2010 merger with Continental Airlines.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 747; aviation; boeing; united
747s are awesome.
1 posted on 02/24/2011 1:18:08 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

2 posted on 02/24/2011 1:20:55 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConservativeStatement

3 posted on 02/24/2011 1:21:38 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 765 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s just wrong.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 1:22:40 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder what people would think if they gave it a FLAME JOB!


5 posted on 02/24/2011 1:22:51 PM PST by Batrachian (9/11 confirmed everything I already knew about Islam. Not that it needed much confirming.)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

The tail design looks like Contenental Airlines. They haven’t merged have they?


6 posted on 02/24/2011 1:23:37 PM PST by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: NCC-1701

“new logo and color scheme adopted by the Chicago-based carrier as part of its 2010 merger with Continental Airlines.”

It was even in the excerpt...


7 posted on 02/24/2011 1:25:23 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do they have pictures of Mayor Ballerina on their tails?


8 posted on 02/24/2011 1:26:31 PM PST by American Quilter (Fire the striking Wisconsin teachers--and their Democrat senators.)
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To: NCC-1701

NCC-1701, posting since 2002 without reading the thread! Chuckle.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 1:27:03 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: American Quilter

Perhaps someone can Photoshop.

10 posted on 02/24/2011 1:30:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: NCC-1701

You mean like a mid air merger


11 posted on 02/24/2011 1:30:34 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: American Quilter

I can’t believe that bonehead won


12 posted on 02/24/2011 1:31:13 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: NCC-1701

Yes. They merged. United sucks. Continental WAS good. 747 is cool.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 1:32:58 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: stefanbatory; Balding_Eagle

Sorry guys. I plead guilty. I didn’t read the article. So hang me for my transgression.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 1:33:04 PM PST by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Neighbor of mine paints these....awesome self made history.
http://leadingedgecorp.com/leading-edge-aviation/company-history.html


15 posted on 02/24/2011 1:33:21 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Frantzie

THE PROUD BIRD WITH THE GOLDEN TAIL...


16 posted on 02/24/2011 1:38:11 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Slicksadick

I wonder how many pounds does the paint job adds to the weight of a huge plane?


17 posted on 02/24/2011 1:40:48 PM PST by kkalman
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To: ConservativeStatement

BTW, this guy can’t hire enough people. If you know anyone in Southern Cal looking...
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=7897352


18 posted on 02/24/2011 1:41:43 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: kkalman

I’ll text him and ask....


19 posted on 02/24/2011 1:42:34 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: kkalman

A normal paint job adds about 500 pounds if I recall correctly.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 1:43:47 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry
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To: Slicksadick

I wonder how many pounds does the paint job adds to the weight of a huge plane?


21 posted on 02/24/2011 1:44:12 PM PST by kkalman
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To: ConservativeStatement

Needs a big blue circle around the ‘D’ .


22 posted on 02/24/2011 1:45:19 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: kkalman

roughly half a ton

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/1191618/


23 posted on 02/24/2011 1:46:28 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: kkalman
I wonder how many pounds does the paint job adds to the weight of a huge plane?

1200 pounds.

24 posted on 02/24/2011 1:47:00 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie
United sucks. Continental WAS good. 747 is cool.

Right on all points. I remember about 10 years ago having to fly to EWR and IAH a few times a month for work, Continental had just introduced a bunch of brand new 737-700 series. They smelled like a new car. Then I'd have to go to ORD, and United smelled like a Pakistani hotel.

25 posted on 02/24/2011 1:51:44 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: kkalman

In the past it could be significant. That’s why a lot of airlines incorporated the bare aluminum into their designs, American Airlines for one for awhile.


26 posted on 02/24/2011 1:51:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kkalman

For anyone with 4 minutes free time. 13 day time lapse of painting a 747.
http://vimeo.com/13832328


27 posted on 02/24/2011 1:53:13 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Looks like a very ordinary, unimaginative, and tame color and pattern design to me...like a great big vanilla Popsicle.

Not that I care...My only goal is to get from one point to another.

28 posted on 02/24/2011 1:58:40 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Slicksadick

Better video, Northwest to Delta repaint 747.
It takes two years to repaint that buyout.
http://leadingedgecorp.com/leading-edge-aviation-portfolio/aviation-services-gallery-video/LEAS.html


29 posted on 02/24/2011 1:59:37 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: buccaneer81

Yeah I really liked those new Conti 737-700. I think just before the merger or right after they added more seats and the leg room was terrible.

I have told anyone to call or use a webinar because I am avoiding any flying.


30 posted on 02/24/2011 2:08:17 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: NCC-1701
Sorry guys. I plead guilty. I didn’t read the article. So hang me for my transgression.

No hanging necessary, if fact there is a certain cachet to your madness!

31 posted on 02/24/2011 2:13:00 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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Has anyone noticed the tail design looks like Contenental Airlines? Have they merged?


32 posted on 02/24/2011 2:29:15 PM PST by RCFlyer
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To: kkalman
Finally got the text back on the weight, he's kind of a joker, here's the reply...

Only about 800lbs....or about the combined overweight of the flight attendants inside Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

33 posted on 02/24/2011 2:34:12 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

I wonder how many millions they paid their consultants for that “original” idea.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 2:42:36 PM PST by GnL
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To: NCC-1701

35 posted on 02/24/2011 2:45:50 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: al baby
I can’t believe that bonehead won.

Only in Chicago...would that happen.

36 posted on 02/24/2011 2:49:47 PM PST by lonestar
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To: ConservativeStatement

OMG! Rahmpuke would luuuuuve to be seen as that person.


37 posted on 02/24/2011 2:53:02 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: kkalman

I read years ago that American saved hundreds of pounds by going with a mostly bare aluminum look.


38 posted on 02/24/2011 3:06:40 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

always my favorite plane, but the new paint scheme...umm wow, bet that took a long time to come up with /s


39 posted on 02/24/2011 3:30:50 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I detest 747s. Uncomfortable, wherever you are in coach.

But regardless, I detest United even worse. They recently deleted 30k traveled airmiles from my frequent-flyer account for no reason -- my last trip was well within their "refreshing" timeframe.

But it doesn't matter. My first-ever airplane trip was on United, in 1968, and the experience was SO bad I didn't set foot aboard for over 3 decades and then only because of company booking policy. They had one chance early 2000s to remedy that (a trip to Asia) and didn't quite accomp0lish that.

Continental was a decent airline, when they were part of Skyteam. Won't fly them now, if I can avoid it.

And so far, I have.

And "Fly United?" You just gotta be kidding. Delta and its partners are variable (KLM Cityhopper is unreliable, Air France ranges from *super* to rude, depending upon route), but ever since Delta decided it was no longer going to fly the oldest planes in the business it's been pretty good.

I'm a Delta Platinum; this year I should easily make Diamond. Especially since the airmile thieves at Untied Airlines just gave me one more reason to avoid flying them ever again.

And it doesn't matter one bit what logo they paint on their tails.

40 posted on 02/24/2011 5:00:56 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Frantzie
Yeah I really liked those new Conti 737-700. I think just before the merger or right after they added more seats and the leg room was terrible.
I have told anyone to call or use a webinar because I am avoiding any flying.

Skyteam Continental was good. Since, I do not know.

But my travel is increasing despite teleconferences/webinars. Today I spent 6 hours in teleconferences, with no decrease in face-to-face meetings. (And even the latter have increased.)

41 posted on 02/24/2011 5:06:44 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The paint scheme is okay, not great. Not bad. I kinda like this one:

My late Uncle flew as a co-pilot on DC-8s from California to Hawaii in the 60's and 70's. It is my regret that due to distance, I never got to know him near as much as I should have.

42 posted on 02/24/2011 5:23:33 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: ErnBatavia

Will that fit a 17.5” neck?


43 posted on 02/24/2011 7:28:36 PM PST by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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