United Airlines Plane Gets Oprah Makeover

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United Airlines unveiled a Boeing 757 aircraft on Thursday that has been decked out from nose to tail with a paint job inspired by "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

To commemorate the Queen of Talk's last season after 25 years on the air, the Chicago-based airline painted the plane blue and white, and proudly plastered the logo for the show on the tail. Passengers who fly on the plane from now until May 31, 2011 will also be greeted by a special welcome message from Winfrey.

"As Chicago's hometown airline, United is proud to celebrate The Oprah Winfrey Show's Farewell Season with our customers, employees and 'Oprah' show fans," said Mark Bergsrud, senior vice president of marketing for United Airlines in a press release.

"This unique plane represents the global outreach of two great Chicago icons," Bergsrud continued.

Passengers on the inaugural flight from Chicago to Los Angeles will receive a special "Oprah 25" monogrammed fleece blanket, and one lucky customer will win enough United Mileage Plus miles to take a trip around the world.

United Airlines also announced a new sweepstakes that will give one million United Mileage Plus miles to one winner each month through May 2011. To learn more details about the contest and enter to win, visit www.unitedmillionmiles.com.

At the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Farewell Season, the plane will be repainted.

Photo courtesy of United Airlines.

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