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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33054 posts, RR: 71
Posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22175 times:

US Airways will be flying jets not only in their new colours, but in the colours of the four airlines that have merged over the years to make the current US Airways. Here they are (from USAviation):

America West:


PSA (with the smiling face!):


Piedmont:


Allegheny:


[Edited 2005-08-23 16:47:37]


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22157 times:

Cool Big grin

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Lee



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22143 times:

VERY cool....
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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22111 times:

Are these official?! I told you the smilie face would be back on at least one! I can't wait to get the Gemini Jets PSA Airbus/737 to go with my elder PSA 737-200!

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22091 times:

Nice one US! Will there only be like one of each though, would be great to see one over this side of the Atlantic,

Sam



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6776 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22074 times:

I think they are cool.. however, if I were in the board meeting.. I would suggest the America West be a A319, while the Piedmont-Alleghany-PSA be 734....


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33054 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22114 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3):
Are these official?! I told you the smilie face would be back on at least one! I can't wait to get the Gemini Jets PSA Airbus/737 to go with my elder PSA 737-200!

I believe they are official and come from the AWA employee's newsletter. Not 100% sure.



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22050 times:
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that Allegheny plane is hot!

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6776 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22001 times:

Where is the Old USAir livery? And I think they should also do a MetroJet livery.. come on now!


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21956 times:

They should have a plane in the 80s USAir scheme  Smile
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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21914 times:

That will be nice if they do--I just hate that they are going on A320s--I think they would be more flattering on 737 or 757s


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11752 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21875 times:

The sad thing is that, at least IMO, every one of those looks better than the 'new' US livery unveiled today!

User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21868 times:

Much better than the new "official" colors !  profile 


Swissair forever !
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26619 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21865 times:

All I can say is HELL YEAH on the PSA scheme


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User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21842 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 9):
They should have a plane in the 80s USAir scheme

I agree!!

Those are some nice looking planes!!


User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21841 times:

Any one is so good... a lot better that the new one for sure!!!!!

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User currently offlineN501US From United States of America, joined May 2005, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21827 times:
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Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):
Piedmont-Alleghany-PSA be 734

Or put the Piedmont colors on a 7672. Just a thought.



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21818 times:

Sweet. Now those are some liveries that I really want to see Big grin .

User currently offlineStl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21808 times:

That is cool. I can't wait to see them and take pictures of them in person.

User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21787 times:

Does anyone else think that these aircraft, along with old US and HP ones and the new combined livery, will just serve to confuse everyone? One airline could (and surely will, if these liveries come to fruition) have at least seven liveries flying round at once... Not even Airtours/MyTravel or Britannia have managed that I think!

Rich


User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21780 times:

Yeah, the 80s USAIR livery would be awesome!

User currently offlineEddieGunsmoke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21773 times:

Very nice schemes. Wingtips look oversized on those pics though!

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21707 times:

Quoting RedDragon (Reply 19):
Does anyone else think that these aircraft, along with old US and HP ones and the new combined livery, will just serve to confuse everyone?

Nah, they are purely Retro schemes after all. I'm sure US will publicise them  Smile


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21695 times:

Yup - their official!

http://www.americawest.com/awa/conte...profile/usair/livery_heritage.aspx


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 21659 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 23):
Yup - their official!

See, I told you they would publicise it Big grin


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
25 Post contains images ERJ170 : This is what I would love to see...
26 Transair737 : Awesome! I think that is a really great idea, and as mentioned in other posts I wish more airlines would do this. I will be very stoked if we get to s
27 DCA-ROCguy : Where's the Mohawk retro-jet? Also, the planes should have the original titles, and just put "US Airways" in small letters below the cheatline somewhe
28 Aa757first : The new scheme sucks, but these are great! AAndrew
29 Airbuff : All I can say is WOW!! I can't wait to see the old PSA smile flying again!!
30 Post contains links and images ERJ170 : Don't forget.. View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr. I don't see anything wrong with having 1 regular and 10 special aircraft out the
31 Post contains images Junction : It's really ironic. When each of these mergers actually took place USAir couldn’t wait to get rid of the hybrid liveries. Now they’re back with ho
32 AKelley728 : As an airliner fan I would agree with you, but from a business perspective I can see why they want to emphasize the "US Airways".... not having havin
33 Positiverate : That's brilliance. In a time where they need product recognition the most, they are confusing the customers.
34 ERJ170 : I think everyone is taking this the wrong way.. They are only doing 1 aircraft in each livery.. not a quarter of the fleet in each.. much as WN has th
35 Mainliner : With the exception of America West's colors, I think they all look a little awkward on the A320. In my opinion, they should use 757s for the retro sch
36 Post contains images Flyboyaz : I think they are wonderful! Of course I am very very happy about the PSA scheme, it is long overdue! It will be nice to see it flying in and out of LA
37 Positiverate : Good call. If you're going to do it, which I still think is a bad idea from a brand management perspective, than the 757's always seem to be the best
38 ContnlEliteCMH : Everybody dumps on that scheme. Personally, I liked it then, and I surely like it more than the crush of Eurowhite that plagues all airlines everywhe
39 Alitalia744 : One of my all-time favorite color schemes - i say BRING ON THE RUST COLORED PLANES!
40 Post contains images PHLBOS : Personally, I wish they would use the 757s for the 4 retro schemes along with the 80s USAir scheme; especially since Boeing planes can carry a bare m
41 Post contains images PIA747 : Echo the sentiments above on the PSA scheme, absolutely stonking on an A320 if that's the plane that gets it...goodness me if the A330 did though Jeff
42 Usairways85 : Man these look real nice. It would be nice to see more than 1 aircraft carry each color scheme
43 Petertenthije : Will these only be added to the domestic fleet, or also to the long haulers (767/330).
44 Post contains images RayChuang : Gawd, I hope that the new US Airways paints as many A319's and A320's in the PSA retro scheme as possible. I'm sure that will bring a smile to old-tim
45 OzarkD9S : I agree with DCA-ROCguy: Where's Mohawk? And Lake Central? And Empire? Seems to me they're forgetting a few. But I like the ones they have "deigned" t
46 MIAMIx707 : The A320s will look much better on these old liveries than their newly adopted one however.. they should put these on 757s. The A320 is too boring of
47 Piedmontbrat : As an old Piedmont person...gotta say I'm delighted to see the revival of all of the old colors that will make up the new US Airways. All of those air
48 Post contains images Revelation : So, are we gonna start seperate A.Net threads for each specially-painted aircraft, like the Peter Max thread(s)?
49 Post contains images AirRyan : Hopefully the ones that used to fly the 737 Classics in particular like PSA will find a retro PSA scheme on them - and use them even on some of the o
50 PITA333 : The PSA one gets me excited! haha.
51 MAH4546 : These schemes will be applied to many aircraft throughout the fleet, not just four.
52 AviatorTJ : Any idea when any of these are due to hit the paint shops? I also agree that most of these look akward on the busses. Even the US titles look out of p
53 Post contains links and images MakeMinesLAX : The PSA tail logo is all wrong - it climbs too high on the tail. They should use the 737 as a reference: View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon S
54 Post contains links and images Junction : I think they were trying to go for the last PSA livery, which did not have the pink stripe. PSA only flew 737s when the pink stripe was part of the l
55 Post contains images PHLBOS : And, how do you know that? Keep in mind, that it's HP that will be running the merged US. What may happen to those 757s could be that only the Americ
56 Post contains images DAYflyer : Great to see the Piedmont livery again......very sharp!!
57 Post contains images Boeing7E7 : Only a complete rebirth could be better.
58 Access-Air : The PSA Scheme should be the original with the Pink in it.....that is the real Retro colour scheme.... NO the USAir colours are nice, but, The Retro n
59 Typhaerion : Amen. That sounded like a prayer.
60 SteveBerch : I notice that the logo on the website with these images, which seems based on the five logos of US, Allegheny, America West, PSA and Piedmont is paint
61 Post contains links and images MakeMinesLAX : Well, the fuchsia (IIRC, the official name for the pink) was replaced with orange, but the c/s and tail markings remained basically unchanged - it wa
62 Positiverate : Maybe it's the patent and trademark lawyer in me, but at a time when you are rolling out a new image that you are trying to identify your company wit
63 ORDagent : What I'm hoping for is a Herpa (similar) boxed set of these aircraft. I have no problem with them being on the 320 but I would think they would use th
64 IRelayer : Awesome liveries. Definately a better idea than that crappy boring scheme I saw today. For all you PSA fans, I have a PSA (hehe): San Diego Aerospace
65 Tjwgrr : Brings back fond memories....... I agree it should be done on a 733 or 734- looks odd on an A320.
66 DeltaRules : I like your idea. The HP livery looks good on the A320. I'd like to see the PSA livery on an A320, though. I like the one that was posted above. The
67 Erikwilliam : I have only two questions about USAir and the merger: nº1- how will this affect Star and their partnership, specially with regards to UAL nº2- will
68 Apodino : Just wondering. Is the new airline going to keep the existing 757 special liveries? Nevada, Arizona, and Teamwork would make sense. Ohio doesn't, neit
69 VSMike : I am so in love again... with US?! Is that possible?? Yeah, baby!
70 Bongo : Nice schemes...I hope we can see it in the near future.
71 Post contains images Jj : All I can say is YEAH!!!! Greeeeeeeeat idea! now if they only did a couple more ... anyway, I think it's not gonna hurt their image to fly 4 sepcial l
72 Junction : This is the exact reaction the HP/US marketing department is hoping for. The whole retro logo deal should work well to a certain degree. By the way,
73 Post contains images Greasemonkey : They should also apply the heritage liveries to the Express carriers such as Piedmont and PSA who still carry the names. I would love to see one of my
74 Post contains images SBN580 : I commend US Airways for this gesture! Just to see these colors in the air again...    You think Northwest would ever make this gesture to North Cen
75 Jonty : I think they look great, especially the Piedmont and Allegheny ones! I think the PSA one is quite cool, but a bit retro beyond my time!
76 Gipper913 : I concur, counselor. While I love these liveries (especially Piedmont and Allegheny) and many of us here on a.net do as well....doesn't make sense to
77 Post contains images Birdbrainz : My thoughts exactly!
78 Mav75 : Are you serious? Have you ever heard the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words?" I'm just a simple man, but I'd rather look at the pictures
79 Brokenrecord : brokenrecord is in love with the Piedmont one. I flew Piedmont several times as a young child, and although I can't remember details about it really,
80 Post contains images PanAm330 : Friggen amazing! These, combined with the new US livery being similar to the previous one just absolutely made my day. I was so happy when I saw the P
81 ANX4fishing : Can't wait to see those new colors here @ PHX. Looking good! BTW, what IS the point with posting this? Unnecessary snooty remark, IMO. Nothing wrong w
82 LooneyToon : now THAT is a good idea! Is there any word on when these new colors are coming out?
83 Richardnhsv : It's going on all the planes The Heritage Logo/Throwback Airplanes The most meaningful element of the new livery is what we�re calling the Herit
84 Galapagapop : Bout Damn time some Smiles made their way back the the sky! Good to see PSA properly remembered, I'm sure the HP execs couldn't be where they are toda
85 Post contains images FlyPIJets : On the Piedmont Retro Jet. The a/c type on the tail. I always thought that in the original PI scheme in the relative few times they used a/c type on
86 MakeMinesLAX : Actually, Allegheny is the only one which pre-dates you. PSA and Piedmont were around into the late 80s officially, and beyond that in hybrid form.
87 Aaway : Or, for that matter, Lake Central.
88 E_Cantu : Yes, just like those Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern clowns, look what it did to their business and brand recognition! Oh, wait...[Edited 2005-08-
89 Post contains images SonOfACaptain : Or the Trump Shuttle. Everybody wants the Trump Shuttle!!!! They should make a reference to All-American. -SOAC
90 Post contains images Lincoln : Ditto that! PSA was dead before my first flight, but having grown up in California -- most of that time in the San Diego area and being an airline nu
91 Rampart : I saw that, too, and it bothered me. That was Boeing's old livery/cheatline and present type font at the base of an Airbus tail. Wonder if either wou
92 Brokenrecord : Those damn Star Alliance planes confuse me a lot, and I'm not the flying public... lol
93 Post contains links and images N9801F : Couldn't agree more! Empire had a memorable scheme: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bob Garrard
94 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Excuse me?? Post a message with 1 word and see what comes up on your screen   Then you'll see why i posted this. It is the message from the server w
95 Milesrich : What about a black and Gold Mohawk variation, or Lake Central, or old Allegheny?
96 Azul320 : Pretty... but what are they planning on doing about that giant gap in their route map? No hub in the middle. Can it work with operations so divided?
97 ANX4fishing : Lee, I stand corrected. My apologies. Didn't realize that the moderators have that silly statement programmed to launch upon short msgs. ANX
98 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Hey No Problem Lee
99 AGC525 : Those shots are great. On a side note, why doesn't US buy 777's or 747's? Seeing those aircraft in US colors would be cool.
100 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : I agree. 737's would be great, too, but they will be fading out of the fleet so it'd be a waste I guess. 757's would make a nice substitute. Or maybe
101 Bluewave 707 : Very smart marketing move. I would love to see that PSA livery and the grinning bird again. But not an Airbus! It has to be a Boeing! Oh, how I miss t
102 Post contains images Aloha717200 : OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! A SMILELINER!!!!!!! *faints* *dies happy* Ahem....anyway...it's so good to see US actually doing this!! I just wish it was more t
103 Lnglive1011yyz : MUCHO Respect to USAirways for doing this. If it indeed is true, and we start seeing retro jets (unlikely to see them here in YYZ I suppose, however)
104 MAH4546 : They are more than one plane each. The retro liveries will each be painted on serveral aircraft.
105 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Good to see some folks care about the details in those designs Actually the design on the PSA A320 tail looks better than on the original. Not really
106 A330323X : They decided (correctly) back in 1998 that the 772A was too much plane, and that the 333 was a better fit, and that the 330/340 series offered more f
107 Post contains images AirEMS : Very Very Cool Hopefully they won't label the Piedmont the: "Bankrupt Pacemaker" ..... sorry had to say it... I hope every thing works out... I wonder
108 Aloha717200 : Are you sure? The article I read on Hp's site seemed to suggest only one plane each would be done.
109 DFORCE1 : Now why won't AC do something like this for all their predecessor airlines?!
110 SWA TPA : SA - WEET!!!!! Viva la PIEDMONT!!!! Woo hoo!!!! I have missed you sooo much! Oh man! That made my night! Wow! Cant wait to see it in TPA! Gotta say th
111 Post contains images Mainliner : Maybe we could see an Allegheny Commuter livery painted on some CRJ's too!
112 Post contains links and images Xpfg : Hey, guys...Here's a shot I just uploaded of the circle with the logos on it being discussed in this topic... View Large View MediumPhoto © Camer
113 MIAMIx707 : It's the lawyer in you. However is not like there was any great brand management behind the new scheme that was just introduced. Many were disappoint
114 777adoration : I think this is a great idea! It would be so wonderful if some airline would do a Braniff theme!
115 Alitalia744 : That would work if they were actually going to be flying an American made aircraft instead of the Airbii...
116 Post contains links Psa53 : I agree with most of you.The Boeings 737 should be used for the retro PSA's.Hit thumbnail below.I hope two might come out.One pink,with an open smile,
117 Post contains images Positiverate : I can't help it! It's how I think. I do agree though, the new paintjob is underwhelming at best.
118 Post contains links LGBFltTrainer : HMMM...how 'bout this: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00001096 I think a smiling 757 would be AWESOME!!! BTW: US - t
119 Post contains links Psa53 : Here's a little more info update on PSA/ US Airways retro jets. http://www.psa-history.org/newus.html add-on-BTW-This website has great PSA L-1011 pic
120 Flyboyaz : Here's a blurb from our employee newsletter. I guess they plan on having 2 of each color scheme...one for each division of the new airline (east and w
121 Tommy767 : What a cool idea! Genious! This merger is so exciting! Also don't blame them for not doing every retro scheme (80s USAir, Metrojet) they have to be co
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