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United rolls out retro plane to celebrate anniversary

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Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like a specially painted aircraft. To celebrate its 85th anniversary on Wednesday, United rolled out an Airbus A320 painted in its 1970s-era "Friend Ship" paint job. The company unveiled the jet at an employee celebration at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. (travel.usatoday.com) さらに...

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sheka
mark tufts 0
it is neat to see a retro paint job on a plane i wish they would do retro paint jobs on the other aircraft
capnvic
I wish they would have painted up a DC-3,....now THAT would have been a CELEBRATION!
Jecain
i wish instead of painting aircraft for fun they'd lower fares...all of the carriers..
mr3gtp
mr3gtp 0
Should've done a 247D. Still, looks good.
w7psk
Love the 70s livery. It brings back memories of my very first Commercial flight out of KGEG. A United 727 on my way to Boot Camp in San Diego.
dmanuel
dmanuel 0
If they reverted to the level of customer service offered 85 years ago, more passengers would join in the celebration.
franksd2
Looks good and hats off to the planning dept. But in my opinion would have looked better with a 747, or even better a 757.
alfadog
alfadog 0
Sorry, I refuse to fly in any airplane that does not have neat graphics on the vertical stabilizer.
chalet
chalet 0
capnvic Clay Lacy, the legend of a pilot onws a beautifully restored DC-3 in United 1950's livery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVqzqY0mLw
The interior is full-executive type no more than 10 seats. A real beauty.
wrpower
I liked this paint scheme then, and I still think it looks great. Clean and distinctive, even in this world of sophisticated graphics, "wraps" and the like.
agg1930
agg1930 0
It would have been more appropriate to use a US made airplane! AS suggested by others, a DC-3 or a 247D would have been better choices!
dmanuel
dmanuel 0
I’d like to have them offer a flight, in the DC-3 or B-247, on one of the original cross-country routes.

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