UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5074 times:
US officially joined Star May 4th.
I was wondering about the Star Logo myself just yesterday. I guess that it takes more time to apply the decal then simply overnight. The decals will probably be added during a maintenence visit.
FYI US hasn't put the Star Member logo on thier advertisments for GoFares either. Althought they do mention that the fares are valid on codeshare partners. Which means that US is selling $79 one way tickets on UA to ORD. Never saw UA allow that before.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2236 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4367 times:
Come on folks. I'll bet it takes longer to order, then manufacture , those decals that 10 days. Plus the aircraft would probably have to pass though a maintanance base after the decals have been distributed by aircraft, size, Ron Over Night (RON) time and then possibly allow time for them to cure after application. Everything isn't instant gratification.
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4303 times:
The Star Alliance website introduces US Airways as the newest member. So I guess its official. However does not mention SAA as a member.
However, Star calls itself an alliance of top, prestigious airlines with reputabe histories, who provide the highest quality of service in the airline industry. I would agree with this, Star is a great alliance of some of the best airlines in the world... so why are they now including US Airways, and airline on the brink of bankruptcy, and according to most A.net opinions, as well as my own, an unfavorable, unstable airline? It seems to me Star would wait to see how US Airways turns out, before it makes it a member. Having US Airways now codesharing with so many Star Alliance airlines, and now having US Airways included in Star's reputation, it would be a public relations nightmare to have one of its airlines file bankruptcy.
I know United is having financial troubles also, but it joined Star back in 1992, long before it had any troubles. So lets not say allowing US Airways to join Star, is no different than United.
"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
Usair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4278 times:
757KSLC You must be buggin. US Airways is one of the best airlines in the industry, if not the best! Not in terms of mangement or Money wise but when it comes to there employees, I'd have to say besides Continental and American they have the most dedicated and professional employees in the airline industry. So I could see why Star Alliance decided they would be a great fit into the family. And be serious, Star Alliance already got an idea of how US Airways does when US and United decided to code share.
And I don't see what makes United any diffrent from US Airways. US was doing fine back in 1992 and Star Alliance wasn't even launched until May 1997. United and Air Canada Unveiled an alliance agreement but that was all. So back to the main point United is no diffrent from US Airways or any other airline when it comes to financial problems.
SD330PSU From United States of America, joined May 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4136 times:
I wonder how the Star Logo will look on those B737s that have the bare metal usairways.com scheme. I hope USAir can pull this off, just maybe if the market picks up and with a little luck they will make it.
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4111 times:
you do realize that it takes some time to ready an a/c for repainting? and it's not like just taking a spray can and applying it to the fuselage. the a/c will be repainted into star alliance colours. the only question is which a/c will it be? this will be done, more than likely, when they are down for a 'd' check. oh, about the bare metal colours, i wish they left them like this: