United Airlines Celebrates 85th Anniversary With Commemorative Aircraft

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  1. Infinite1K
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    Full press release here.

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    Here it is:

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    Oh, thank God. Not a PowerPoint globe in sight.
     
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    I thought they just voted on the scheme, didn't know they voted on the plane. It was originally slated to be a 752.
     
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    Agreed. I don't think the employees had anything to do with choosing the aircraft.

    Also, the image in the OP requires credentials of some sort; it isn't for public use.
     
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    I've noticed that pop-up, but I think it's an error. The image I posted was downloaded from here.
     
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    I was hoping for the 80s technicolor striping and Epcot lettering, but that would have to acknowledge the tulip actually existed.
     
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    The advance picture had an A320 with "757 Friend Ship" lettering, which was strange. This looks g:cool::cool:d, though. I can't wait to see it!
     
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    Yours isn't the OP. ;)
     
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    Not bad...but wish it was on a 757...or a 738/9 (though I know that is not a legacy UA aircraft, I think this CS would look better on it)
     
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    What's the over/under on the time until this plane has mismatched engine parts?

    I'm going with two weeks.
     
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    LOL...ill go with 3 months.
    Good thing the CO RetroJet nacelles are the same color as the rest of the fleet...
     
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    [​IMG]

    All four of United's extant liveries are represented in this pic... nice! :D
     
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    this is like a king celebrating his birthday by ordering himself a costly jewelry. What about spreading some love among its loyal subjects!
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Very cool...any interior pics?
     
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    Yes and no. It is a marketing effort. It has the media - and the public by extension - talking about United and their long history. Is that better than knocking $0.10 off a million fares? Probably, and it has the same net effect on the bottom line.
    I do not believe the interior is any different than any other A320 flying.
     
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    I agree that the paint scheme would look better on almost any boeing aircraft vs. an airbus
     
  22. very cool! wish it was a Boeing.
     
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    So no bars, lounges, and the like? What a let down.
     
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    Agreed. Plus Boeing was around when that paint scheme was in place. Airbus? Not so much.
     

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