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Yeah, I agree with CS85 here. It is a nice, clean, simple mix of Continental and United, however, which is nice.

But the big question is: what is AirWest/SouthTran (AirTran and Southwest are soon to merge) going to do logo and livery wise when the time comes?

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The old United logo and livery were so much better than this.

So that's two Saul Bass liveries that've been 86ed in the group's history (Remember this?)

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But the big question is: what is AirWest/SouthTran (AirTran and Southwest are soon to merge) going to do logo and livery wise when the time comes?

I'm guessing that Airtran goes bye bye and all planes will be converted to SWA livery.

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It's interesting to me that the "globe" is oriented at different angles on the tail and the logo. Did Continental also do that?

Kinda looks like it.

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Also a few real life photos for the new United jets:

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I believe there isn't a single change from the Continental to the new United livery, other than the name on it. Makes repainting Continental planes easy - just take off the Continental name and put "United" there instead.

Should've kept the old United livery. Those planes looked GREAT (especially compared to the older grey United livery).

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But the big question is: what is AirWest/SouthTran (AirTran and Southwest are soon to merge) going to do logo and livery wise when the time comes?

I'm guessing that Airtran goes bye bye and all planes will be converted to SWA livery.

Yep. That one's not a merger as much as a takeover. All of what makes AirTran who they are is going away (First Class, assigned seats, etc.). It'll be interesting to see 717s in Southwest colors. Speaking of Southwest, I heard they're going to this:

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JK...that's a very old pic from a time when they obviously needed more capacity in a hurry, leased an Aer Lingus 737, and placed it in service without repainting (note Irish registration and flag on rear fuselage). I had a "WTF?" moment back in the '80s when I saw that thing landing in New Orleans one day. :D

As for UA/CO, I like their new look. After getting used to it, it looks pretty clean and as another poster commented, is a very nice job of merging the two carriers' looks. I'm sure it's nice for CO people, makes it feel less like a takeover and more like a true merger.

Going back a ways, aside from needing bigger titles, this is IMO CO's best look ever (though it's a little weird that the fuselage logo is red and the tail logo black). Remember their marketing nickname? "The proud bird with the golden tail."

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This one's pretty sweet for an old-school look. Love the "Intercontinental Golden Jet" titles on the tail.

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