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US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile  
User currently offlineFLYAWA From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 201 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

PSA PLANE GETS WIDER SMILE
Some said it was just the airplane. Others insisted that the smile just wasn’t big enough. Either way, the PSA Heritage Plane today debuts an even bigger, wider smile. After all, it can’t really hurt any of us to offer a bigger smile to our customers, right?


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User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3137 times:


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I can't find any other pics with the "new smile". It looks pretty massive to me in that pic. Perhaps it was widened, not lengthened?

[Edited 2006-04-13 21:06:47]


-Mike
User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3115 times:

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 1):
I can't find any other pics with the "new smile". It looks pretty massive to me in that pic. Perhaps it was widened, not lengthened?

I believe the problem was that it wasn't quite as wide as on the original PSA livery. The length was just about right, though. Let's see some pics!!!



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User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3069 times:

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):
Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

PSA PLANE GETS WIDER SMILE

D'oh!

I mistook wider for longer.

I are smart.  banghead 



-Mike
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 3):
D'oh!

I mistook wider for longer.

I are smart

Actually a wider smile (with respect to a face) is technically correct. I believe a thicker smile line was what most of us had in mind w/respect to the original PSA smile.

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):

Do you have a source for this tidbit of info.?



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User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2932 times:

I hope they do make it a bit thicker ... but either way , that plane looks incredible ! The Allegheny heritage plane, on the other hand ...  yuck  !!

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 5):
I hope they do make it a bit thicker ... but either way , that plane looks incredible ! The Allegheny heritage plane, on the other hand ... !!

Haha, I feel the opposite!
Is it me, or are the colors on the PSA plane just not quite true to original???

Either way, glad they're thickening the smile, it really needed it.


User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1069 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

it was posted on our employee web sites "the hub" and "awa compass" with a picture. the project was completed in pit. be on the look out for a revised allegheny retro jet with a bigger logo on the tail. we made noise and they listened. looks like this management team does a lot of listening compared to the old.

User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting Etops1 (Reply 7):
we made noise and they listened. looks like this management team does a lot of listening compared to the old.

That's why the new USAirways has so much better a chance than the old one would have (well, that was a nil chance with the Crystal City management being what it was!). If they listened and acted on employee opinion and reactions to the ALG heritage jet livery matter, it bodes well for future bigger issues.

I must admit I was skeptical abiout this merger, but things like this convince me that the new company is doing what it takes! And Hallelujah to the fact that Crystal City and that malignant previous US management's reign is finally over!

Cant wait to see the revision to the Allegheny jet!


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

And here is a happier A319...



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User currently offlineBomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Lookin Good!!!
I love the A319, this is a great idea of the new US.

Peace  box 



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User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

WOW - now thats a smile. MUCH better!!

User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Bring on the Piedmont jet...

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4998 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

That looks great! Yes, the other smile was too small. That alone puts a big smile on my face!!!!  Smile


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User currently offlineAdipasqu From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 13):
That looks great! Yes, the other smile was too small. That alone puts a big smile on my face!!!!

Yup!!! Looks like they just about doubled the width of the smile...exactly what it needed!!! I'm very happy to hear that US/HP management listens to even little things like that. It doesn't take much to make a whole bunch of people happy and a little bit of good will goes a long way.

Edit: Now, which US ramper brought a Black Sharpie to work today at PIT???

[Edited 2006-04-14 03:34:29]


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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

It may not be authentic, but I actually prefer the way the thinner version was round at the ends, while the new revision has square ends.

User currently offlineFlyawa From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

US Heritage AL Aircraft rolls out also



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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
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That PSA plane is just beautiful. Lot's of memories here. Nice to see some color come to eastern skies. Too many dark airplanes.


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User currently offlineB737100 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I was delighted to see N742PS sitting at gate 23 at SAN tonight, she was home, and I noticed the wider smile right away. It looks like the original. The stripes on the tail don't seem right, but the B727-200 had a smaller area.Kudos to US, may clear skies and smooth flying be with you!


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Great to hear it was back in SAN!! And yes the wider smile looks much better. I'm excited that we will be getting mainline back in TUS in July...A319...so maybe someday this jet will come to TUS (once certs are integrated). Looks beautiful!!

User currently offlineTbnist03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 15):
It may not be authentic, but I actually prefer the way the thinner version was round at the ends, while the new revision has square ends.

I hear you there. Maybe they can fix the ends of the smile to round it out?



-Mike
User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):
Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

err...I wouldn't give this site that much credit. The employees spoke up and management listened - simple as that. Nothing to do with what is said here. If anything, US management does lurk on that other site - since that site is essentially dedicated to that airline. LOL

Either way, great change and it does look much better.


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