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Old Aug 21, 12, 10:27 pm
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N475UA: UA Retro Livery A320

Going from ORD back to LAX on August 17th - departed out of Gate B14. Just adjacent in B16 was the United A320 Retro Jet that was making a run between ORD and LGA. First shot is from the gate area:


Once on our flight (a pmUA 757-200 tulip - see the engine cowling color), took a few more shots:


Also note the pmUA 747 docked into B18.

Had wanted to post to the pm-MP thread that noted the 85th Anniversary of United celebrated with this retro A320 but the thread's closed. Also, a direct search of the three fora (consolidated, pm-MP and pm-OP) primarily pull threads about pmCO's retro bird.

Enjoy!

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Old Aug 21, 12, 10:35 pm
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Cool! Thanks for the pics.
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Saw it taxiing out to 1L at SFO Saturday 8/18 off to PDX - very cool.
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Nice to see the old colors. Shame they couldn't find a Boeing for them.
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Nice to see the old colors. Shame they couldn't find a Boeing for them.
Since it's a Retrojet, hopefully they'll keep the current extra comfy Y seats as opposed to the new wooden NEKs they're introducing on the Airbii
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Honestly I wish that was their livery, PERIOD, it's beautiful
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N475UA: UA Retro Livery A320

It as very classic and distinctive look. I saw it yesterday morning landing at ORD. It was glowing from the rising sunlight, contrasted against the thunderstorm behind it, surrounded by a double rainbow. Wish I was able to take a picture because it was an amazing sight.
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Honestly I wish that was their livery, PERIOD, it's beautiful
So do I. So do I.

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I thought it was the '47 in the background...
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I took a picture of this bird in SAN this morning. Absolutely beautiful!!!!
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Just pushed back from DEN just now before I could charge my phone and take a pic of it
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Originally Posted by zabes64 View Post
Honestly I wish that was their livery, PERIOD, it's beautiful
I'd agree with that. No tulip or globe.
Very sharp. Classic indeed

(Although someone might mention the 40 year old livery in their signature line )

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Cool! Nice pics. When did United use this livery?
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I'm hoping for 4 star level service aboard that aircraft....
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Originally Posted by gaszlim View Post
Cool! Nice pics. When did United use this livery?
I don't know the exact dates, but United used this livery from about 1970 to 1977, when it was replaced by the Saul Bass livery, with the orange color added to the red and blue. Here is a United 747 with the "Stars and Bars" livery leaving HNL from "The Brady Bunch."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWIiVZyehT8

This was my fave UA livery. Miss those Royal Hawaiian flights on 747 Friend Ships.
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