Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
American Or Cactus?  
User currently offlineChicagoflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 87 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Since US Airways Group is the acquiring entity, will the new airline use the AWA Cert or AA Cert and will the call sign for the New American Airlines be CACTUS or AMERICAN ???

[Edited 2013-02-21 08:49:24]

16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinewrldtvlr From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Without any insider knowledge, I would be my farm on the new callsign being "AMERICAN", especially with HQ remaining in Dallas.

As for the operating certificate, I can see them keeping the AA cert for "historical" purposes.


User currently offlineAAIL86 From Finland, joined Feb 2011, 400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 1):
Without any insider knowledge, I would be my farm on the new callsign being "AMERICAN", especially with HQ remaining in Dallas.

As for the operating certificate, I can see them keeping the AA cert for "historical" purposes.

I'm sure this will be a hot debate  .

Personally, I can't see "Cactus" winning out over "American" , but while the surviving brand will be AA's - I think going forward the combined management will certainly throw in some nods to HP and US (maybe even TW - retrojet, anyone?) here and there ....

[Edited 2013-02-21 09:03:16]


The plural form of aircraft is * aircraft *
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

I vote for American. Cactus was quaint for the funky AW but not for a world class airline.

User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Sounds like this could be a prickly issue! American seems to be the most likely

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3767 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

It sometimes amazes me what kind of questions people post here on A.net.

The call sign will obviously, positively, 100%, guaranteed, definitely, ... be AMERICAN.
There is no discussion here. Period.

Soren   



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Somebody posted in another thread that the merged call sign would be FREEDOM, God I hope not.


The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2295 times:

I agree the callsign is almost certain to be "American" for an airline named "American", but "Cactus" would have the advantage of brevity (only 2 syllables instead of 4) considering how congested ATC frequencies at busy airports can be.

User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 1):
especially with HQ remaining in Dallas.

Everyone in Fort Worth just gasped....


Like many here, I'd bet on "American" surviving.



Ciao Windjet mi manchi
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

American, AAL, AA - no America West relics.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):

I agree the callsign is almost certain to be "American" for an airline named "American", but "Cactus" would have the advantage of brevity (only 2 syllables instead of 4) considering how congested ATC frequencies at busy airports can be.

I've heard it pronounced 'Mer'can to shorten it to two syllables.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

I would like to see this:
IATA: AA
IACO: AWE
Callsign- American Airways  



One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

It doesn't have anything to do with HQ or historical anything. It probably should be "American" to avoid confusion vs what is painted plane.

I would like to see AWE as the IATA, but more than that I would like to see the US livery kept, instead of that hideous PMAA rebrand. I would also like to hear that Parker was just telling Texas politicians what they want to hear, and that the HQ will remain in Tempe.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 9):
I've heard it pronounced 'Mer'can to shorten it to two syllables.

OK but the ones who pronounce it that way take longer to say it than the ones who pronounce the whole word correctly.



135 hrs PIC (mostly PA-28) - not current. Landings at MDW, PIA, JAN.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Quoting Beardown91737 (Reply 11):
I would like to see AWE as the IATA,

AWE is the ICAO code. the IATA code is US.


User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 529 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2089 times:

I too will bet the farm American takes the callsign.

Not only was 'Cactus' synonymous with the America West brand that no longer exists, they are now the largest airline in America and thus "American" is the only callsign they will use. I will cover bets on this one.



By reading the above post you waive all rights to be offended. If you do not like what you read, forget it.
User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Being the largest in the US didn't make United or Delta use the "American" call sign. Why would it for this new "American Airlines"?


135 hrs PIC (mostly PA-28) - not current. Landings at MDW, PIA, JAN.
User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 529 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Um....... Because neither of those mergers previously owned the name American Airlines??


By reading the above post you waive all rights to be offended. If you do not like what you read, forget it.
User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I would hate to see the American call sign disappear. Cactus was unique at the time.
As far as the flying certificate I'm almost 100% it'll be American. Over all American is
the dominate name and recognized. It'll stay.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
MIA-MAD American Or Iberia? posted Tue Dec 30 2008 19:55:03 by LX64A332
American Or Virgin To Boston? posted Sun Nov 26 2006 14:50:58 by ThomasCook
LHR-BOS - American Or British Airways? posted Fri Sep 1 2006 13:40:26 by Keysman73
American Airlines Or Lufthansa First-Class Seats posted Sun Aug 26 2012 16:13:26 by TheFlyer
American Airlines Or United Airlines? posted Mon Dec 27 2010 20:17:15 by jetblue777
Northwest Or American? posted Mon Jul 4 2005 20:23:16 by UAalltheway
American, United, Delta, Or Co? posted Wed Apr 13 2005 01:27:01 by Garri767
European Boeing Fan Or American Airbus Fan? posted Sat Mar 26 2005 18:37:06 by KLMCedric
Delta Or American? posted Wed May 12 2004 00:42:26 by Tony Lu
3 Hours Connection In Lima, Doable Or Insanity? posted Wed Feb 20 2013 08:22:11 by Fallap