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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    First a big thank you to Jeremy for snagging the first shot and for the success it's having, now for my mini editiorial:

    I think it's great CO did this scheme and I applaud them for letting the employees vote. Personally I would much rather have seen the more recent meatball scheme (or better yet both). I would think employees would enjoy seeing a scheme that many of them actually worked, and customers remember flying on.

    Even after seeing it hundreds of times (I last saw it Friday) I always pause and reflect very fondly when N744P, the Piedmont Pacemaker visits LGA. It's scheme is the same as the 733's and 734's I worked and flew on dozens of times in the mid to late 80's. The older Piedmont scheme from a similar era as this CO scheme would have been better than nothing, in fact cool in it's own way, but I am glad US chose the newer scheme.

    Also by painting a new aircraft, the great SEA area photags like Jeremy will likely get all the early shots. Personally, I like seeing an exisiting aircraft repainted in secret, then unveiled for staff and the media and those become the first shots.

    I know some will disagree, and that's fine, just sharing my two cents!

    Thanks again CO and Jeremy

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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    since COA was dragging out all the old schemes i don't think that one airplane painted is enough. with the amount of schemes they had to choose from, i think they should have just painted one airplane in each scheme. i really like the idea of our "Heritage Schemes", of the four airlines that joined together to form the US Airways that exists today. one airplane just isn't enough for a fleet thier size IMO.
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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Awesome.
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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Quick Question:
    What Routes will the 739 ER cover?

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    I agree with LGA777 and others on the basis of which scheme to use. The flaming meatball was a particularly special paint scheme that I remember...mostly on the classic three holers. I've always been a proponent of bringing back the retro schemes (bring back the Widgets!!!) because they remind me of a time when commercial air travel was far less tainted by negative media and fear from the general public. Though I can only base these statements on my own feelings (I haven't been around long enough to fully appreciate that era), I think that it would remind more consumers and travelers of a time when it was considered a privilege to fly, and not just as a means to get from point A to point B without getting raped by pesky TSA agents and unfriendly ticket counter personnel. Just myyyy two cents! OH yeah and uh, great shots Jeremy and congrats to both you and CO!

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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Yes the other schemes would've been quite nice to see as well.. particularly the golden one with the mask.

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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    In the realm of retro schemes, this one does fall a little short to other, more popular ones. But if this is what the people of CO want and what gives them pride, then by all means...
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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Just landed at EWR

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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Very nice, Bill!

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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Fantastic shot Bill - I have her tagged on my ACARS alerts - hopefully FLL or PBI will be getting her soon......
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    Re: Continental Retro Livery 737-900ER: First Look

    Thanks guys, here's a few more shots from this morning departing to CLE







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