Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4423 posts, RR: 16 Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
In most of the threads here on a.net about the HP/US merger, people mention at least once that HP will only be US Airways for 1 year, and then they will re-brand themselves with a new name.
But in every article I've seen online regarding this possible merger, I haven't seen any mention of the US name being "only temporary".
They all say that US Airways will be the surviving name, but that's it. The only place I've heard of it being temporary, is on these forums.
So is there really any confirmation that it would be temporary or is this just speculation on the part of a.net members themselves? Is there a quote from someone within HP management about whether the US name really is just an interim name until a new brand is unveiled, or no?
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2062 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter): So is there really any confirmation that it would be temporary or is this just speculation on the part of a.net members themselves?
How can there be confirmation on this if we don't know yet whether a deal has been struck? I think the name change after a year thing was reported by some news agencies quoting anonymous sources and then spread to ANET.
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
Quoting Gigneil (Reply 2): I doubt it. US is a strong, well known brand. They will keep the name.
I agree. US Airways much more known throughout the East, although they do have little recognition in the West. But, US Airways also has a name in the Carribean and Europe, two of the most important markets the new airline would be/will be dealing with. Add to the fact America West would sound silly in Europe (a very regional name, imagine flying America West PHL-LGW) and has little recognition in the East, and US Airways seems to be the only way to go.
I hope the US Airways name survives, even if it is just to see that fantastic livery still flying.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4473 times:
To be fair, Mariner, both US and HP have their alternate names. America West might be dubbed America Worst by some, but US Airways was long known by more than a few folks as US Scareways. Not terrific.
Midway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4315 times:
Everything I have come across indicates the idea that the combined airline will be US Airways, of course run by HP management. No significant indicators of any name change yet. IMO it would be best to run on the US Airways name, colors scheme changes that reflect the combination in some sort would be another step.
Of course if the name change is totally necesary, just go back to US Air! Actually I think I like that better too...
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4301 times:
What I do not understand is the rationale behind using the name for one year - if the carriers merge, and the management made the determination to keep the US name, I could understand that decision (I dont agree with it, but I understand it). Or, if the management determined that it was best to launch a new name and image upon the merger being completed, and the combined airline would start off with a new name, I could understand that decision as well. But I dont understand the benefit of changing the airline's name TWICE on the America West system.
What is the benefit of using the US name on the America West system for just one year?
On the other hand, its probably not that important, I think its unlikely that this deal will go through.
Not bad but, there was an airline called Trans America which was part of a movie company I think. And then that name could be confused with us, FL, or imagine the confusion with America Trans Air.
A couple of ideas for a rename:
Oceanic he, he, he just kidding on that one. The infamous name used in airline disaster movies, including Lost.
WEO Where Economy Originates.
Phoenix World Airways: HP is big in Phoenix and US Airways always seems to stay alive by the skin of it's teeth.
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8 Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4139 times:
Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 19): * General Jet
* General Aviation
* Oceanic he, he, he just kidding on that one. The infamous name used in airline disaster movies, including Lost.
* Dyna Jet
* WEO Where Economy Originates.
* Phoenix World Airways: HP is big in Phoenix and US Airways always seems to stay alive by the skin of it's teeth.
Oh, dear God! Are you serious about those names? Why not just name it Fly-A-Wreck? Then the airline can partner with Rent-A-Wreck.
Laxtwin From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4101 times:
What if they ignored the US/America concern and went with something diffrerent like Jetblue and Song did?
If so, I'd like to suggest: Idunno.
Their ad campaigns could feature that. "What airline did you fly?" "Was your flight on time?" "What airline flies to Phoenix, Philadelphia and Frankurt?" They could all be answered with "Idunno." And their logo could be an airplane wearing a dunce cap.