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Airbus A320 (N475UA)

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This was the scene in the alley on the RNO ramp shortly after high noon yesterday. You won't see a sight like this very often ... here ... or (almost) anywhere. United Airlines only has a few special livery aircraft. And in those few, UA only has two aircraft in its entire fleet that are painted in former airline livery schemes (commonly referred to as "Retro" or "Heritage" liveries): this A320 dressed in United's 1970s-era "Friend Ship" garb (N475UA) and this B739 that wears ex-Continental Airlines's 1950s "Blue Skyway" colors (N75435). The "Friend Ship" and "Blue Skyway" liveries are the only two "Retro" schemes in UA's huge fleet. The "Continental Airlines" scheme seen here made its first-ever visit to RNO just a few weeks back, so yesterday was only the second time it has been at Reno. The "Friend Ship" livery has been here numerous times. Yesterday, in an extremely rare 45 minute time frame, United's only two "retro" livery aircraft stood side-by-side with each other. A scene like this is quite rare even at United's major hub terminals such as Chicago, San Fran., etc., not because the two jets aren't at those airports at the same time (they often are), but because those cities have so many UA gates that the two aircraft rarely end up side-by-side. For it to happen here is almost a one-in-a-million event; in fact, until the final months of last year, United wasn't even using B739 equipment here at Reno so the Continental schemed jet would never have been here. There are so many pics in the gallery of both of these schemes already that I wasn't going to post this one ... until I discovered there are no shots of the two of them side-by-side.

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Gary Schenauer Photo Uploader
This is a very memorable sight for RNO. For an amateur aviation photo hobbyist like myself, this is a picture that someone like me never even dreams about snapping. When I learned (at around 3:45 AM) that they would both be here at the same time, I drove to Reno and settled in to wait at a parking lot on the east side of the airport by 5:45 AM. That's how unique this was. When I was out on the ramp as the Continental B739 arrived, the United ground crew had no knowledge that these would both be here at the same time, so I told them. They were incredulous ... that it was happening (and that I knew before even they did ... lol) ... and they were very willing to let me be there to take photos. I took well over one hundred. (lol) *NOTE: Even as this photo is being posted, UA's N475UA is once again enroute here from KDEN. However, N75435 is not here today. This pic was clicked yesterday (May 16, 2017).
cliff731
Gary... they should paint 'em all like this!!!
Greg Byington
Very cool, Gary!
Dave Sheehy
Nice catch Gary! 5*
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Datum Flugzeug Herkunft Zielflughafen Abflug Ankunft Flugdauer
23.05.2017 A320Nashville ()Newark () 19:07 CDT 21:41 EDT Planmäßig
23.05.2017 A320Newark ()Nashville () 16:54 EDT 17:41 CDT Planmäßig
23.05.2017 A320Fort Lauderdale ()Newark () 12:23 EDT 15:16 EDT Planmäßig
23.05.2017 A320Newark ()Fort Lauderdale () 08:30 EDT 11:26 EDT Planmäßig
22.05.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Newark () 20:02 CDT 23:43 EDT In der Luft
22.05.2017 A320Denver ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 15:11 MDT 18:02 CDT 1:51
22.05.2017 A320Eppley Airfield ()Denver () 13:28 CDT 13:40 MDT 1:12
22.05.2017 A320Denver ()Eppley Airfield () 10:09 MDT 12:11 CDT 1:02
22.05.2017 A320Seattle/Tacoma ()Denver () 05:21 PDT 08:26 MDT 2:05
21.05.2017 A320Denver ()Seattle/Tacoma () 18:01 MDT 19:23 PDT 2:22
21.05.2017 A320Washington-Dulles-Intl ()Denver () 14:38 EDT 15:57 MDT 3:19
21.05.2017 A320Denver ()Washington-Dulles-Intl () 08:23 MDT 13:10 EDT 2:47
20.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Denver () 20:02 CDT 21:03 MDT 2:01
20.05.2017 A320Denver ()O’Hare Int'l () 14:27 MDT 17:24 CDT 1:57
20.05.2017 A320Phoenix ()Denver () 10:12 MST 12:31 MDT 1:19
20.05.2017 A320Denver ()Phoenix () 08:44 MDT 09:10 MST 1:26
20.05.2017 A320Billings Logan Intl ()Denver () 06:46 MDT 07:50 MDT 1:04
19.05.2017 A320Denver ()Billings Logan Intl () 22:45 MDT 23:47 MDT 1:02
19.05.2017 A320Phoenix ()Denver () 18:11 MST 20:35 MDT 1:24
19.05.2017 A320Denver ()Phoenix () 16:56 MDT 17:17 MST 1:21
19.05.2017 A320San José ()Denver () 12:52 PDT 16:00 MDT 2:08
19.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()San José () 09:33 CDT 11:35 PDT 4:01
19.05.2017 A320Albany Intl ()O’Hare Int'l () 06:42 EDT 07:44 CDT 2:02
18.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Albany Intl () 21:24 CDT 23:48 EDT 1:24
18.05.2017 A320Mexiko-Stadt ()O’Hare Int'l () 15:18 CDT 18:45 CDT 3:27
18.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Mexiko-Stadt () 10:12 CDT 13:48 CDT 3:36
18.05.2017 A320Dallas/Fort Worth ()O’Hare Int'l () 05:51 CDT 07:43 CDT 1:52
17.05.2017 A320Denver ()Dallas/Fort Worth () 19:57 MDT 22:21 CDT 1:23
17.05.2017 A320Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver () 13:26 PDT 16:06 MDT 1:40
17.05.2017 A320Denver ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:23 MDT 12:14 PDT 1:51
17.05.2017 A320Detroit ()Denver () 09:04 EDT 09:48 MDT 2:44
16.05.2017 A320Denver ()Detroit () 18:33 MDT 23:03 EDT 2:30
16.05.2017 A320Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver () 13:33 PDT 16:29 MDT 1:56
16.05.2017 A320Denver ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:22 MDT 12:14 PDT 1:52
16.05.2017 A320Detroit ()Denver () 09:11 EDT 09:46 MDT 2:35
15.05.2017 A320Denver ()Detroit () 18:12 MDT 22:32 EDT 2:20
15.05.2017 A320Palm Springs Intl ()Denver () 13:39 PDT 16:15 MDT 1:36
15.05.2017 A320Denver ()Palm Springs Intl () 11:37 MDT 12:27 PDT 1:50
15.05.2017 A320New Orleans Intl ()Denver () 08:38 CDT 09:57 MDT 2:19
14.05.2017 A320Newark ()New Orleans Intl () 18:55 EDT 20:25 CDT 2:30
14.05.2017 A320Miami ()Newark () 14:09 EDT 16:42 EDT 2:33
14.05.2017 A320Miami ()Newark () 14:09 EDT 16:42 EDT 2:33
14.05.2017 A320Newark ()Miami () 10:17 EDT 12:34 EDT 2:17
14.05.2017 A320Palm Beach ()Newark () 06:17 EDT 08:36 EDT 2:19
13.05.2017 A320Newark ()Palm Beach () 15:12 EDT 17:38 EDT 2:26
13.05.2017 A320Orlando ()Newark () 11:46 EDT 13:52 EDT 2:06
13.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Orlando () 06:10 CDT 09:17 EDT 2:07
12.05.2017 A320San Diego ()O’Hare Int'l () 22:34 PDT 04:08 CDT (+1) 3:34
12.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()San Diego () 19:32 CDT 21:10 PDT 3:38
12.05.2017 A320Miami ()O’Hare Int'l () 16:01 EDT 17:42 CDT 2:41
12.05.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Miami () 11:05 CDT 14:39 EDT 2:34
12.05.2017 A320Newark ()O’Hare Int'l () 07:13 EDT 08:05 CDT 1:52
11.05.2017 A320Denver ()Newark () 17:13 MDT 22:14 EDT 3:01
11.05.2017 A320Tucson ()Denver () 13:29 MST 16:03 MDT 1:34
11.05.2017 A320Denver ()Tucson () 11:37 MDT 12:04 MST 1:27
11.05.2017 A320Tampa ()Denver () 08:34 EDT 10:01 MDT 3:27
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