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Is this woman in this UA website photo really small? or did they make her look small?

Is this woman in this UA website photo really small? or did they make her look small?

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Old Apr 29, 17, 2:39 pm
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What a real UA 787 E cabin with real people may look like:



[Picture not mine; found it via a Google image search].

From this, I'd say she's just a vertically challenged model shot from a space-maximizing angle. I don't see any photo editing shenanigans.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by hoopics View Post
What a real UA 787 E cabin with real people may look like:



[Picture not mine; found it via a Google image search].

From this, I'd say she's just a vertically challenged model shot from a space-maximizing angle. I don't see any photo editing shenanigans.
I will have to take a shot flying on HU to Shanghai totally different body profile...
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Old Apr 29, 17, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by hoopics View Post
What a real UA 787 E cabin with real people may look like:



[Picture not mine; found it via a Google image search].

From this, I'd say she's just a vertically challenged model shot from a space-maximizing angle. I don't see any photo editing shenanigans.
Seats in this photo don't look anything like the seats in the ad.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
Seats in this photo don't look anything like the seats in the ad.
Correct. The "real" picture I posted features the original cloth E seats that were in the cabin when the 787-8's launched, and still were as of the last time I flew one in early 2016. The advert looks like the new pleather slimline seats found in the new 737-9's:



Not sure if they've rolled them out in any of the 787s?
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Old Apr 29, 17, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
Seats in this photo don't look anything like the seats in the ad.
The seat in the picture where people are crammed shoulder to shoulder looks realistic to me.

The proliferation of those 3-3-3 787 is really a nightmare.
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I will have to take a shot flying on HU to Shanghai totally different body profile...
HU has the same ugly 3-3-3 config that UA does.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 5:14 pm
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These excessively medicated people who used to grace the basic economy landing page seem to be sitting in the same seats. I'm baffled by it, though -- you have the slimline leather seats, but the electro-dimming windows which I'd thought were only on the 787's.



So either this is in fact a mock-up, or....?
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Old Apr 29, 17, 7:49 pm
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She would be dragged off easy - simple hoist and carry

the explorer card sweater woman should be placed in that seat

the photos upthread are of a single aisle aircraft. Yes the 787 is cramped but at least it has two aisles so more airy.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
She would be dragged off easy - simple hoist and carry

the explorer card sweater woman should be placed in that seat

the photos upthread are of a single aisle aircraft. Yes the 787 is cramped but at least it has two aisles so more airy.
Which photos are you referring to that are single aisle?The ones with all the seats full is definitely twin aisle.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by hoopics View Post
What a real UA 787 E cabin with real people may look like:



[Picture not mine; found it via a Google image search].

From this, I'd say she's just a vertically challenged model shot from a space-maximizing angle. I don't see any photo editing shenanigans.
That's more realistic. 90% of the people in that photo are borderline obese.
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
That's more realistic. 90% of the people in that photo are borderline obese.
Isn't this a pic of a bunch of FTers from some Do?

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I don't understand this post/question.

Was there an original ad? She looks like any normal person to me outside of her obviously drawn on eyebrows.

Is the post a shot at how small the seats are, so to make them look bigger they photographed someone small?

I would say if this is PE, they're making the seats look big. But if this is domestic J, or European old school long haul J, or ANA old garbage 767 J, then I'd say they look normal.
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Old Apr 30, 17, 8:59 pm
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Over 50 replies (so far) for just an ad photo. An ad agency's dream where everyone is noticing and commenting an ad, and all the responders (including me) are playing along to give a lot of free advertising.

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@Allan38103: That's with the assumption that "there is no such thing as bad publicity." Unfortunately for United, they're not exactly in a position to be adopting that mindset yet.
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Old May 2, 17, 6:27 am
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Clearly the lady in the original photo is significantly smaller and more slender than most. And, she's obviously photographed in a way that emphasizes the idea of space. It's a nice photo, but it's just not even close to reality, which would be three overweight people stuffed into a regular economy (not E+) seat, each of them cramming the maximum number of bags possible under the seat in front of them and thus having no leg room or shoulder room whatsoever.

Oh yeah - let's also have the three equally overweight people in the row ahead of them recline their seats as far as they will go. Now we're getting closer. All that's left is to make it warm and stuffy, so everyone starts getting a little ripe.

For Allan38103 - not necessarily so. I noticed it, but it doesn't make me want to open my wallet because I know better. If anything, it just leaves me shaking my head at what I would consider to be deceptive advertising.
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Old May 2, 17, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by Symmetre View Post
but it's just not even close to reality, which would be three overweight people stuffed into a regular economy (not E+) seat,
90% of the people in that photo are borderline obese.
unless they are overflowing the armrests, I don't see how that's UA's problem. An individual should take personal responsibility.
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