Kearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
I don't mean to rant, but I keep seeing people falsely post that US Airways planes are Black. This is WRONG. Their planes are ROYAL BLUE! When combined with thei red and white cheatline it makes their colors red, white and blue *hint hint*.
Normally I would n't say anything about such a small thing, But I keep seeing this mistake over, and over, and over. And as US is 'My' airline. I wanted to make sure people know the truth.
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2919 times:
USAir planes are blue?? No...........
Yes, they are. I just retired from there a very few months ago. If you hold an obviously black item like a black laptop case, suitcase, or shoe up to the side of the plane, you will see the plane is blue.
I think it's really nice looking livery, but it is blue instead of black. So sorry.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
I was @ MIA when the "New Identidy" first appeard in '97. PiedmontGirl is right- unless the sun hits it right- it looks black. I've gotten used to it, but I like the post-merger colors better! At least it had the Piedmont blue in the lettering. The first plane I saw was a 757 and my first reaction was:eewww and Yuuck! I wasn't wxactly impressed by the "Airways" either. To me, it will always be USAir, Damn it. I'm old and set in my ways!
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
I can remember walking across the ramp to ride a commuter flight on a pass. I was walking and talking with a gentleman about my own age. It was a bright sunny day, and he looked at the airplane, looked at me, looked back at the airplane, turned and said "That airplane's blue. I always thought they were black!" This was said with a tone of complete amazement.
To me, it will always be USAir, Damn it. I'm old and set in my ways!
That's OK. The employees call it USAir, too. I've never heard anyone refer to it as US Airways in conversation. It's clumsy on the tongue and it sounds funny.
USAir has a nice crisp sound.
US Airways sounds, to me, as if it were dreamed up by someone with way too much time on his hands.
WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 37 Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
It should be obvious to anyone with correct vision that that is blue and not black. However...I myself think it is closer to being Navy Blue than Royal Blue...I could be mistaken but isn't Royal Blue a bit lighter in color?
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
im sure piedmontgirl can testify the best place you can see it is blue is in the overspray inside the doorjams where you have a very thin coat against the light color of the door jamb you can see it is most def. blue.... im opinionless on the color....
I took my first flight on Allaghany (cant remember it i was a newborn)
My first flight i remember was a Piedmont milk run from PIT to ATL via who knows where in 1982 i still remember the tray table having a cup holder indintation (i think i was 3)
i still refer to them as usair, and the new image though very professional.. is to dismal.. at night its almost like an evil shark camaflauged in the water...
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
royal blue is what BA has.. I think isn't it?. But unless I have a filter in my eyes or I'm blind for the color blue, I've never seen any kinda blue in that black. I've seen them from relatively close range from the photo holes at FLL and although not a deep black, it still looks black to me...? (I've tried to see it blue)
I share the opinion USAir sounded better.. US Airways sounds as if it were a foreign airline. I like their color scheme, the font they use I find it too weak for such a bold scheme. -besides being inspired obviously by Royal Jordanian, with the red tip on the tail, they could have come up with something different so it wouldn't be so similar.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5547 posts, RR: 11 Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
While I am not one of the guilty persons that you accuse of getting the color mixed up, I would NEVER have guessed that their color was blue. I mean, seriously. I think they have one of the classiest liveries around (except for that odd flag on the tail- it's not quite right... the square seems out of proportion to the stripes... but it's good enough. ANYHOW- it's very classy, but of the four of their planes I have flown on, they're definitly too dark to be blue. I mean, I almost don't even believe you folks. It's black. If you say it's blue, okay, but wow. And I have seen their planes in broad open daylight... can't be blue! Just can't!!!
25 L-188: Royal blue, or Sub-dermal Hematoma blue?