United Airlines will reveal an “evolution” to its livery on Wednesday morning in Chicago. Leading up to that event, the carrier has offered us a couple more clues of what we may expect.
Take a look at the video below.
A new look is getting ready to take flight. pic.twitter.com/yHknAh0CPD
— United Airlines (@united) April 19, 2019
A few takeaways. First, there is no way the globe is going anwyhere. The video includes this line:
Our globe truly represents how we connect people and unite the world.
Notice that the gold has been removed, creating a simpler blue and white globe. This is the likely evolution.
Second, the blue stripe that appears twice in the video is likely an indicator of what we can expect on the new livery. The 787 currently has a gold swoop…look for a blue swoop across the fleet.
Finally, there is the mysterious purple. We see purple added as part of the flight attendant uniform and the Premium Plus (economy plus) seating. Will that play a role in the exterior livery? If so, how?
My prediction is simple. A new stylized globe in blue and white, larger UNITED print (perhpas a slightly different font), and a blue swoop. Perhpas some purple around the wings.
How do you picture the new United livery?
Arriving 4.24.19 pic.twitter.com/yJro6yYoeQ
— United Airlines (@united) April 16, 2019