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What Is Your Favorite USAir/USAirways Paint Scheme  
User currently offlineLiedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6273 times:

As the topic suggests, what is your favorite USAir/USAiarways paint scheme and why! Given that the USAir group has had some many paint jobs over the years, I think its time we decide which one was the best! Lets keep is simple here, it doesn't really matter to me which scheme looks best a given airplane, I am interested in what best overall scheme would be!

Here are some pics to choose from. If I left one out, be sure to add it, but the plane has to say USAir/USAirways on it!









I am a fan of the late 90s/early 2000 scheme. I just looked the most professional.


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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6273 times:

Definetely the most recent one. I love the white and navy combination.


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 1):
Definetely the most recent one. I love the white and navy combination.

i 2nd that!


User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

I like the last one also. and honestly I don't think any body likes the 1,2, and maybe even 3d scheme!


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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

Dark black all the way. I think it's pretty unique.


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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6225 times:

Quoting Liedetectors (Thread starter):
I am a fan of the late 90s/early 2000 scheme. I just looked the most professional.

The blue top was the best since it gave them a truely business travel-oriented appearance. The new style has too much white and makes it look like a silly LCC.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 4):
Dark black all the way

US had a dark black paint scheme??? When?


User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

I like their new one best. Even though it's mostly white, it looks majestic in a sort of way. Also, as someone mentioned, white and navy blue goes very well together. It also represents the colors of the United States in a good way.


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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

I like the first one for some reason. I also think that the dark blue US Airways scheme was very professional/sophisticated. I like the most recent one as well, as I find it to be quite modern and nice to look at.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
US had a dark black paint scheme??? When?

There's such thing as dark black?!? Big grin

I think Airbii were black, and Boeings were navy, but I'm not exactly sure.

I'd go with 2, 3, and 4. In order, 4, 2/3 very close.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4746 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6194 times:

The first and original one looks best (Rusty Reds all the way!!)


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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6192 times:
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For some strange reason I prefer the 3rd one, even tho most of the planes seen in it had their paint peeling off!!


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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6178 times:

I like the latest one.... plus I'm sure it makes the aircraft a little more comfortable inside on those hot days from the previous scheme.


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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6169 times:

US Airways have had always nice colourschemes, each in its own period. I like US Airways today's aircraft paint design very much. Though I very dislike the front part of the belly: the belly striping at the front makes a totally needless curve downwards. Maybe they did it because leaving the nosecone in white is easier for replacing it after a collision with ground vehicles or birds. This curve damages the total livery. The straight stripes in the flag-logo symbol and the tailfin tip justify a simular straight fuselage striping and not a curved one like now.

From an optical point of view the white between the red belly stripe and the blue belly should have been a bit thinner as the white upper fuselage demands already a lot of attention. In relation to the white stripe in the tailfin tip, the white fuselage stripe is too fat (again: from an optical point of view).

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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6162 times:
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Favorite:Two
2nd favorite:Three
Eh, it's okay:Four
Don't like at all:One

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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

The Piedmont paint! What a loss that was.


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

#2 & 3 are my favorites. #4's next in line. Never really liked the 1980s paint scheme.

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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6131 times:

My favorite is the new post-merger scheme, but I also like the first one for some reason, in a retro sense.

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6131 times:

The new one..#4.

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 5):

The blue top was the best since it gave them a truely business travel-oriented appearance. The new style has too much white and makes it look like a silly LCC.

Gee whiz, LCC isn't that their stock market symbol? Aren't they claiming to be the largest LCC in the world?


User currently offlinePHX757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6123 times:


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