Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1595 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5893 times:
I read this on US Airways "The Hub"......
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
OUR PROUD HISTORY: A SMILEY FACE GRACES THIS FLIGHT
Onetime PSA captain Bill Mulcaha's retirement flight on Tuesday was a special one, completed in a Boeing 757 with a PSA smile right on the nose. Bill joined PSA in 1978 and retired at age 60 after completing a Montego Bay-Charlotte flight. He was greeted in Charlotte with a water cannon salute, a bagpipe serenade by first officer Danny Stewart and a cadre of friends and relatives.
Bill, who opened both Monterey and Portland, Ore., as PSA cities, said he will soon begin a new job as a corporate jet pilot. Captain Ted Schott, another PSA veteran, called Bill someone “who always sees the good in people.”
Has anyone shot it yet? This is the first I've heard of it.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5645 times:
The PSA smile has popped up on US Airways a/c (unofficially) for a number of years. They remained on the PSA a/c in the hybrid scheme for awhile, but over the years, some ex-PSA maintenance folks put them on US a/c. Smiles on US Airways
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4599 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5629 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 1): The PSA smile has popped up on US Airways a/c (unofficially) for a number of years. They remained on the PSA a/c in the hybrid scheme for awhile, but over the years, some ex-PSA maintenance folks put them on US a/c.
I liked that site
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5156 times:
There are others out there with the 767 being tagged as well with the smile. Its probably one of the "little" things from the US Airways heritage that brings a good feeling inside, no matter for how short of a time, to any employee that sees it.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
Tbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4234 times:
Having flown PS maaany times and never having flown US, that smile reflects the way most everyone I know looks at PS. Remember, the L-1011's were called "Mother Grinning Birds!" Yes, we all caught PSA's smile. From the Electras to the 146's, PSA was California. Maybe now that US and HP are "one," they could look into a special marketing theme using the old PS ideas.
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