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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*
Tom Vance
RNO calendar shot, Boss! 5x5! - what do you mean amatuer? and why only 100 pics?lol
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22.08.2017 A320Washington-Dulles-Intl ()Tampa () 08:15 EDT 10:20 EDT Planmäßig
21.08.2017 A320Los Angeles ()Washington-Dulles-Intl () 22:55 PDT 06:46 EDT (+1) Planmäßig
21.08.2017 A320Washington-Dulles-Intl ()Los Angeles () 19:22 EDT 21:45 PDT Planmäßig
21.08.2017 A320Orlando ()Washington-Dulles-Intl () 15:55 EDT 18:05 EDT Planmäßig
21.08.2017 A320Washington-Dulles-Intl ()Orlando () 12:53 EDT 14:42 EDT Planmäßig
21.08.2017 A320Dallas/Fort Worth ()Washington-Dulles-Intl () 07:31 CDT 11:07 EDT Planmäßig
20.08.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas/Fort Worth () 21:45 CDT 22:25 CDT In der Luft
20.08.2017 A320Kansas City ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 18:19 CDT 19:54 CDT 1:35
20.08.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Kansas City () 15:42 CDT 17:06 CDT 1:24
20.08.2017 A320Washington-Ronald-Reagan-National ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 12:06 EDT 13:38 CDT 2:32
20.08.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Washington-Ronald-Reagan-National () 07:23 CDT 10:51 EDT 2:28
19.08.2017 A320Denver ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 17:52 MDT 20:40 CDT 1:48
19.08.2017 A320Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver () 13:38 PDT 16:28 MDT 1:50
19.08.2017 A320Denver ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:43 MDT 12:31 PDT 1:48
19.08.2017 A320Hartford ()Denver () 08:27 EDT 10:16 MDT 3:49
18.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()Hartford () 23:04 PDT 06:53 EDT (+1) 4:49
18.08.2017 A320Dallas/Fort Worth ()San Francisco () 20:05 CDT 21:14 PDT 3:09
18.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()Dallas/Fort Worth () 13:55 PDT 18:48 CDT 2:53
18.08.2017 A320Seattle/Tacoma ()San Francisco () 10:41 PDT 12:17 PDT 1:36
18.08.2017 A320Newark ()Seattle/Tacoma () 06:21 EDT 08:53 PDT 5:32
17.08.2017 A320Las Vegas ()Newark () 12:46 PDT 19:59 EDT 4:13
17.08.2017 A320Newark ()Las Vegas () 08:42 EDT 11:14 PDT 5:32
17.08.2017 A320Las Vegas ()Newark () 00:02 PDT 07:10 EDT 4:08
16.08.2017 A320Newark ()Las Vegas () 20:50 EDT 22:38 PDT 4:48
16.08.2017 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Newark () 18:53 EDT 19:40 EDT 0:47
16.08.2017 A320Newark ()Boston Logan Intl () 15:33 EDT 16:13 EDT 0:40
16.08.2017 A320Fort Lauderdale ()Newark () 11:25 EDT 13:47 EDT 2:22
16.08.2017 A320Newark ()Fort Lauderdale () 07:36 EDT 09:53 EDT 2:17
15.08.2017 A320Dallas/Fort Worth ()Newark () 16:48 CDT 20:51 EDT 3:03
15.08.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Dallas/Fort Worth () 14:55 CDT 15:34 CDT 0:39
15.08.2017 A320Vancouver ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 07:09 PDT 12:59 CDT 3:50
14.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()Vancouver () 20:27 PDT 22:21 PDT 1:54
14.08.2017 A320San Diego ()San Francisco () 17:56 PDT 19:03 PDT 1:07
14.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()San Diego () 15:46 PDT 16:52 PDT 1:06
14.08.2017 A320John Wayne ()San Francisco () 13:23 PDT 14:27 PDT 1:03
14.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()John Wayne () 09:02 PDT 10:06 PDT 1:04
14.08.2017 A320Austin-Bergstrom Int'l ()San Francisco () 06:07 CDT 07:29 PDT 3:22
13.08.2017 A320San Francisco ()Austin-Bergstrom Int'l () 16:37 PDT 21:38 CDT 3:01
13.08.2017 A320Austin-Bergstrom Int'l ()San Francisco () 13:59 CDT 15:13 PDT 3:14
13.08.2017 A320Denver ()Austin-Bergstrom Int'l () 09:50 MDT 12:31 CDT 1:41
13.08.2017 A320Jackson Hole ()Denver () 07:25 MDT 08:20 MDT 0:55
12.08.2017 A320Denver ()Jackson Hole () 19:20 MDT 20:29 MDT 1:09
12.08.2017 A320John Wayne ()Denver () 13:41 PDT 17:08 MDT 2:27
12.08.2017 A320Denver ()John Wayne () 11:23 MDT 12:16 PDT 1:53
12.08.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Denver () 09:11 CDT 10:19 MDT 2:08
12.08.2017 A320Buffalo Niagara Intl ()O’Hare Int'l () 05:50 EDT 06:05 CDT 1:15
11.08.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Buffalo Niagara Intl () 21:39 CDT 23:47 EDT 1:08
11.08.2017 A320Dallas/Fort Worth ()O’Hare Int'l () 17:51 CDT 19:38 CDT 1:47
11.08.2017 A320Newark ()Dallas/Fort Worth () 14:30 EDT 16:45 CDT 3:15
11.08.2017 A320Atlanta ()Newark () 10:49 EDT 12:27 EDT 1:38
11.08.2017 A320Newark ()Atlanta () 07:48 EDT 09:41 EDT 1:53
10.08.2017 A320Orlando ()Newark () 21:35 EDT 23:38 EDT 2:03
10.08.2017 A320Newark ()Orlando () 18:20 EDT 20:25 EDT 2:05
10.08.2017 A320Atlanta ()Newark () 14:21 EDT 15:57 EDT 1:36
10.08.2017 A320Newark ()Atlanta () 11:22 EDT 13:13 EDT 1:51
10.08.2017 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Newark () 08:52 EDT 09:35 EDT 0:43
10.08.2017 A320Newark ()Boston Logan Intl () 06:58 EDT 07:39 EDT 0:41
09.08.2017 A320Denver ()Newark () 23:31 MDT 04:33 EDT (+1) 3:02
09.08.2017 A320Seattle/Tacoma ()Denver () 18:00 PDT 21:07 MDT 2:07
09.08.2017 A320Denver ()Seattle/Tacoma () 15:19 MDT 16:40 PDT 2:21
09.08.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Denver () 13:02 CDT 13:55 MDT 1:53
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