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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:18 am   #1
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737-900 (was N75436, now N75435) Plane with Retro Continental Livery

Flew through LAX last night, and while taxiing to our gate we passed a plane parked on the ramp in what looked like VERY old CO livery.

It looked like either a 737 or A319 or A320 (couldn't get that great a view from my aisle seat) but the livery had a block stripe with "CONTINENTAL" on the tail and CONTINENTAL AIRLINES along the sides of the plane originating from an eagle under the cockpit on both sides.

Anyone seen this before or have any idea what it is? It looked pretty cool, like a throwback sort of one or few-off livery?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:20 am   #2
  
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Was it this?
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You probably saw the retro livery 737-900 (N75436)
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:28 am   #4
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Yeah, that was it. Awesome, never seen that before. Looked cool in person!
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:58 am   #5
  
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There's also a UA Airbus in retro paint.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...c1cda43d26e926
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yeah seeing both retrojets is kind of cool.

although on another note though, in my travels i still run across (as recent as saturday) the occasional UAex plane still in its old battleship grey colors...
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:09 pm   #7
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Yesterday afternoon (Sunday), I flew on a 737-900. EWR-CLE. After arrival, looked out an adjoining window, and saw "Continental airlines" printed on its side. Too dark to notice any eagles.

How many of those things are there?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:10 pm   #8
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Yesterday afternoon (Sunday), I flew on a 737-900. EWR-CLE. After arrival, looked out an adjoining window, and saw "Continental airlines" printed on its side. Too dark to notice any eagles.

How many of those things are there?
One - it flew EWR-CLE-LAX yesterday

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...045Z/KEWR/KCLE
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...323Z/KCLE/KLAX
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I'd sure love to see a CO retro jet in the Saul Bass meatball scheme. I know for some ex-COns it evokes the "bad old days" of double-bankruptcies, but I think it's one of the classiest liveries of all time.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:34 pm   #11
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One - it flew EWR-CLE-LAX yesterday
SOAG!! Thanks. Now really wished I looked for those eagles!
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N75436 - headed for IAH now
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Catch it while you can, because I believe this bird is scheduled for a repaint soon...
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Caught it in September at SFO

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Catch it while you can, because I believe this bird is scheduled for a repaint soon...
It is but it's not yet known if it's just a touch up paint or if it will be repainted into the regular livery.
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