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Airbus A319 (N849UA) - Flashback Photo: Taken on Aug 8, 2008 (Eleven and one-half years ago).br /There are some FA viewers who are not too pleased with the newest United Airlines livery; other viewers are OK with it. Here is a photo snapped just under a dozen years ago showing N849UA on Runway 16L. This was taken when UA was transitioning from this livery to the Blue Tulip livery.  Then, several years later, when United bought out Continental and the two carriers merged, the Blue Tulip livery was discontinued.
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Airbus A319 (N849UA)

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Flashback Photo: Taken on Aug 8, 2008 (Eleven and one-half years ago).
There are some FA viewers who are not too pleased with the newest United Airlines livery; other viewers are OK with it. Here is a photo snapped just under a dozen years ago showing N849UA on Runway 16L. This was taken when UA was transitioning from this livery to the Blue Tulip livery. Then, several years later, when United bought out Continental and the two carriers merged, the Blue Tulip livery was discontinued.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
There are some FA viewers who are not too pleased with the newest United Airlines livery; other viewers are OK with it.
When I read the comments of those who are not impressed with the newest livery, I have to chuckle. It is obvious to me that those viewers have never seen this UA livery which simply must rank as the absolute worst paint scheme UA ever wore. The design on the tail was acceptable, but the color of the upper half of the fuselage (which was a shade of battleship gray) was terrible. Not only was it dull, but it also usually looked dirty and, at the point where the jetbridge was positioned around the forward cabin door, there was usually a yellowish mark, resembling a nicotine colored rectangle, on the fuselage. I agree that UA might have been able to come up with a better livery for today's scheme, but I'll gladly take today's newest UA livery over this.
a mentor
Yawn
Dwight Hartje
Fantastic image particularly from over 10 years ago!
So my opinion of the new livery is based on how I feel about United's older liveries and as a graphic designer. The new livery is essentially a reskin of the 2012 United 787 livery. It basically combines the 2012 787 Livery, Blue Tulip Livery, and new color palette. Overall I like the new livery as it brings back the shades of blue elements I liked so much one the Blue Tulip Livery. It is still a unique livery while carrying on United's heritage.
flynryan
I like this livery. It is very '90s business, and very unique. Historically it's possibly my favorite. If you look closely you can see one of United's Ted A320's at the gate. I also liked the Ted livery and concept. Not a big fan of the newer UA liveries.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
@ Dean J. >>> Absolutely! My photos are always free to put on an aviation photo buff's website. Please know that I very much appreciate you asking. As for attribution, certainly I would be quite happy if you do, but it is not needed if you would rather not. I give away hundreds of pics and I never insist on attribution. My photos have been used in a huge variety of publications, sites, etc., by many, many agencies and some are attributed while others are not. It is up to you. The ONLY thing I DO insist on is that no other person may be given credit as the photographer and you may not use my photos in any contests or sales, etc., that result in personal monetary gain for you. Also, if you would rather have a copy of this pic (or the one of the TED Airbus or any of my pics that are in my FA folder) but you don't want the FA w-mark on it, just email me at [email protected] and I'll send the copy that doesn't have the w-mark. (Wave)
Viv Pike
WOW !!

Dean, I hope I misunderstood your message, or maybe you posted a message under the incorrect pic. I really hope so. If not ... WOW is all I can say.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Dean Judge Kasai wrote ... "wait a second. did you copy all these photos from other websites? some of the photos you have are so old you would not be alive then. and if they were, you forgot to add attributions which cannot be a good thing."
Dean, I'm not certain how good you are with numbers and dates so let me try to straighten you out. I was born in 1950. Try looking it up in a history book, Dean. That was 70 years ago, Dean. Here's a news flash for you. Not all people in the world die quickly, Deano.
Now, let's get back to doing some subtraction. This is the year 2020. I am 70. The photo above was taken (as it says) in 2008. That was only eleven and a half years ago. Now, Dean, I'm not sure how YOU learned to add and subtract, but back when I went to school (from 1955/6 thru 1967/8), if a 70 year old person took a picture eleven and a half years ago, it means the person was 58 and a half years old. I don't know how old you are, but I'm thinking that I was probably taking pictures of airplanes long before you were a gleam in your daddy's eye. I've been taking pictures since 1964 (when I was 14), and over those many years since I've owned nine different cameras - all of them REAL cameras, Dean, not the crappy cellphone ones. Now here's a lesson you need to learn, little man. Before you accuse someone of stealing, be sure you have all the facts and know what you are talking about. Every single photo that appears in my folder was taken by me -- including the old B & W's that you are accusing me of stealing. In fact, not only do I have all the prints, but I also have every film negative. And now that I have kindly answered your allegation that I am a thief by enlightening you about the true facts, I'm sure you will understand when I say that you can kiss my a--. I don't have any respect for dipsticks like you who make accusations without trying to learn all the facts first. (single finger wave to you)
Gavin Hughes
I'm coming in with support for Viv and Gary. Gary - hear, hear...what an outrageous comment. As Viv said, hopefully it was a wrong posting. And to Dean, there are young kids out there right now learning with REAL cameras. Are they going to be subjected to criticism in 50 years' time?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Viv and Gavin ... Thank you to both of you. What really angers me is that he (Dean J) had posted a comment here (which he has now deleted) in which he asked me if he could use this pic on his website. You can see my reply to that request. I willingly gave permission and then when he sent me an email direct to my address, I sent him the same photo so he could use it on his website without the FlightAware w/mark. So how does he thank me for doing that? By deleting his request in these comments and then accusing me of stealing pics. Helluva great guy, eh? But here's the best part. Check out HIS posts. He posts pics that his father took. So which one of us is posting photos that were taken by someone else. It ain't me. lol
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
24-Jul-2024 A319Vancouver Int'l ()San Francisco Int'l () 12:30PM PDT 02:34PM PDT Scheduled
24-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 08:53AM PDT 10:54AM PDT Scheduled
24-Jul-2024 A319Mahlon Sweet Fld ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:10AM PDT 07:23AM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Mahlon Sweet Fld () 10:55PM PDT 12:10AM PDT (+1) Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 07:35PM PDT 09:28PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:20PM PDT 06:12PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 01:05PM PDT 02:58PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:33AM PDT 11:25AM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319Mahlon Sweet Fld ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:10AM PDT 07:21AM PDT Scheduled
22-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Mahlon Sweet Fld () 10:46PM PDT 11:49PM PDT 1:02
22-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 07:44PM PDT 09:29PM PDT 1:44
22-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:23PM PDT 06:01PM PDT 1:37
22-Jul-2024 A319Vancouver Int'l ()San Francisco Int'l () 12:39PM PDT 02:37PM PDT 1:57
22-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 09:06AM PDT 10:52AM PDT 1:45
22-Jul-2024 A319Mahlon Sweet Fld ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:07AM PDT 07:17AM PDT 1:10
21-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Mahlon Sweet Fld () 11:03PM PDT 12:07AM PDT (+1) 1:03
20-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:21AM PDT 03:51AM PDT (+1) Cancelled
19-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 09:30PM PDT 11:07PM PDT 1:37
19-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:01PM PDT 07:29PM PDT 1:28
19-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 03:03PM PDT 04:47PM PDT 1:43
19-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:29AM PDT 12:01PM PDT 1:31
19-Jul-2024 A319Mahlon Sweet Fld ()San Francisco Int'l () 07:22AM PDT 08:31AM PDT 1:08
18-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Mahlon Sweet Fld () 11:43PM PDT 12:46AM PDT (+1) 1:02
18-Jul-2024 A319Salt Lake City Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 08:07PM MDT 08:37PM PDT 1:29
18-Jul-2024 A319San Francisco Int'l ()Salt Lake City Intl () 04:19PM PDT 06:41PM MDT 1:21
18-Jul-2024 A319Santa Barbara Muni ()San Francisco Int'l () 01:57PM PDT 02:39PM PDT 0:41
18-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Santa Barbara Muni () 11:39AM MDT 12:42PM PDT 2:03
18-Jul-2024 A319Memphis Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:31AM CDT 09:33AM MDT 2:01
17-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:13PM MDT 11:04PM CDT 1:50
17-Jul-2024 A319Asheville Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 05:27PM EDT 06:53PM MDT 3:25
17-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Asheville Rgnl () 10:32AM MDT 03:07PM EDT 2:34
17-Jul-2024 A319Nashville Intl ()Denver Intl () 07:26AM CDT 08:47AM MDT 2:20
16-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Nashville Intl () 08:38PM MDT 11:40PM CDT 2:02
16-Jul-2024 A319St Louis Lambert Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:40PM CDT 07:29PM MDT 1:48
16-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 02:16PM MDT 04:45PM CDT 1:28
16-Jul-2024 A319Bob Hope ()Denver Intl () 09:08AM PDT 11:57AM MDT 1:48
15-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Bob Hope () 07:26PM MDT 08:23PM PDT 1:57
15-Jul-2024 A319Asheville Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 04:36PM EDT 05:25PM MDT 2:48
15-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Asheville Rgnl () 10:43AM MDT 03:13PM EDT 2:29
15-Jul-2024 A319Gerald R Ford Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:13AM EDT 09:28AM MDT 2:14
14-Jul-2024 A319Denver Intl ()Gerald R Ford Intl () 07:37PM MDT 11:41PM EDT 2:03
14-Jul-2024 A319Patrick Leahy Burlington Intl ()Denver Intl () 04:09PM EDT 06:16PM MDT 4:06
14-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Patrick Leahy Burlington Intl () 12:14PM CDT 02:51PM EDT 1:36
14-Jul-2024 A319The Eastern Iowa ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 09:18AM CDT 10:04AM CDT 0:45
13-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()The Eastern Iowa () 10:09PM CDT 10:43PM CDT 0:33
13-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:46PM EDT 08:14PM CDT 1:27
13-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Reagan National () 02:53PM CDT 05:19PM EDT 1:25
13-Jul-2024 A319Norfolk Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:54PM EDT 01:33PM CDT 1:39
13-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Norfolk Intl () 07:55AM CDT 10:37AM EDT 1:41
13-Jul-2024 A319Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 01:02AM PDT 06:40AM CDT 3:37
12-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:50PM CDT 11:44PM PDT 3:53
11-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 08:23PM EDT 08:52PM CDT 1:29
11-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Reagan National () 04:20PM CDT 06:46PM EDT 1:25
11-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 01:38PM EDT 02:15PM CDT 1:36
11-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Reagan National () 09:46AM CDT 12:09PM EDT 1:22
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