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    United Airlines Tulip Logo, Gone But Not Forgotten

    Logos are important for building brand awareness for all companies. Just think of McDonald’s golden arches or Wendy’s red hair and pigtails. Logos help consumers identify their favorite restaurants, sports teams and clothing. But logos are especially valuable to the airline industry because they appear everywhere throughout the places where airlines do business. Commercial airlines […] More

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    United’s Brand New DC-8 Jet Shined In This 1960s Hollywood Produced Film

    When Cate & McGlone of Hollywood produced the film “JET MAINLINER Flight 803” for United Airlines in 1960, the subject of the film, the Douglas DC-8-21 airliner, had been in production for only a few months. Many of United’s initial batch of DC-8s were DC-8-11s which were upgraded to DC-8-12s and subsequently brought up to […] More

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    Gordon Bethune: The Man Who Turned Continental Airlines Around

    Gordon Bethune, the legendary CEO that turned Continental Airlines around when it was teetering on the brink of collapse, is one of the most acclaimed and colorful airline executives in U.S. history. Bethune left his operations executive position at Boeing in February 1994 and joined the troubled airline as Chief Operating Officer in the nick […] More

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    Watch: Super Smoky Classic Airliner Ops At SFO

    Here’s some classic commercial airliner action shot at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) in 1973! Shot by Ken Butz, this footage of departures from runway 1R and approaches on runway 28L was originally silent but the uploader of the transfer, Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture, added sound. The film features Western Airlines (WA) and […] More

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    Hardware from the Boeing 747-400 Being Auctioned Off | Take Home a Piece of United Airlines History

    Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of aviation history! Literally speaking, a piece of the infamous Boeing 747 fleet from United Airlines can be in your living room. To celebrate the aircraft’s retirement from the fleet, MileagePlus Exclusives is offering passengers with accumulated award miles a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to exchange award points for […] More

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    United Airlines Earnings Call Put CEO in the Hot Seat

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was put squarely in the hot seat today, as analysts aggressively questioned him about management’s failure to get the company on a positive trajectory and deliver on results laid out in the 2016 Investor Day. At the time, Munoz painted a cautiously optimistic picture saying that in 2017 and 2018, […] More

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    United Kicks Off 747 Farewell Tour With Beautiful Tribute Video

    United Airlines is in the midst of a farewell tour of sorts for its Boeing 747-400 fleet.  As we have previously reported, United is retiring its ‘Queen of the Skies’ and replacing it with a combination of Boeing 777-300ERs and the forthcoming A350XWBs at the end of the decade.  While the 747 is a majestic […] More

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    United 727 Made A Sporty Final Landing At Meigs Field For Museum Exhibit

    If you ever go to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll see a fantastic exhibit of a United Airlines Boeing 727-100 suspended from the ceiling.  Guests can enter the jet as part of the exhibit.  They’ll walk throughout the cabin complete with a very-retro 1980s cabin and ‘steam’-gauged cockpit.  There is typically a retired […] More

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