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US 737s In New Colors  
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9359 times:

After seeing the new scheme in person this week I have to say, it looks pretty good IMHO, anybody know when the first 737 will get the new look?


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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9338 times:

I thought that none of the 737's were getting the new color scheme.... since they were transitioning to an all Airbus fleet.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9294 times:

Well soon you will see some 737's in the new colors because the HP planes will be painted. The 737's will be around for a while yet, no word on whether or not US will phase them out entirely. We just placed an order for EMB-190's so I guess we won't be all Airbus.

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9132 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 2):
Well soon you will see some 737's in the new colors because the HP planes will be painted. The 737's will be around for a while yet, no word on whether or not US will phase them out entirely. We just placed an order for EMB-190's so I guess we won't be all Airbus.

I'm surprised that we haven't seen many of the HP non-busses getting painted up in the new livery. I think the 737 will be one of the best looking planes in the new colors. Of course, I'd be willing to bet the EMBs will wear it nicely too!


User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 248 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9074 times:

From what I hear, the 737's will be the last a/c painted. It's a shame, because some of the US planes are looking pretty sorry.  Sad


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1798 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8821 times:

There is an interesting rumor floating around at US/HP. Don't think that Boeing is just done there yet!!!!

User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 5):
There is an interesting rumor floating around at US/HP. Don't think that Boeing is just done there yet!!!!

What rumor are you speaking of?


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3971 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8798 times:

Is this the 757 rumor, or the 787 rumor? I've heard both.

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1798 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8793 times:

Mah584jr...All I can tell you is that the Boeing folks have been spending a lot of time in Tempe for the past 30 days.

User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8724 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 5):
There is an interesting rumor floating around at US/HP. Don't think that Boeing is just done there yet!!!!

may sound crazy...but could they ever consider new 767s??


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1798 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8669 times:

UsAirways16bwi...Although the 767 would fit the US system quite well, your talking about an aircraft that is in it's twilight. If it were not for freighter orders by existing operators (i.e. LAN & ANA) and JAL, the 76 line would be done. It is also being held on for the possible USAF tanker deal. Don't get me wrong...The 76 is still a great money maker, but is technologically obsolete with it's design dating back to the 1970's. Making a a capital investment in an aircraft of this type would not be a wise move when there are far more advanced aircraft available.

User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8646 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 10):
Although the 767 would fit the US system quite well, your talking about an aircraft that is in it's twilight. If it were not for freighter orders by existing operators (i.e. LAN & ANA) and JAL, the 76 line would be done. It is also being held on for the possible USAF tanker deal. Don't get me wrong...The 76 is still a great money maker, but is technologically obsolete with it's design dating back to the 1970's. Making a a capital investment in an aircraft of this type would not be a wise move when there are far more advanced aircraft available.

All true, just like the 757, and the 717. Both great planes that were cut. Very bad decisions from boeing. You would think boeing would re-consider when airlines show great interest in those planes. 767 has served US well over the years, and true that its reaching its endpoint. Maybe with newer cockpit technology and a few touch ups here and there, it could work. I know...wishful thinking..but oh well. Maybe if boeing were as loyal to their customers as their customers are to them, things might be different.

What about second hand 762s? Any on the market?

As for the n/c 737..i think it will look stunning. When airlines that have 737s in their fleet get new liveries, the 737s are the ones that look really good. Especially if the livery is that of US.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8543 times:

I think the 737's will look great in the US livery.... I finally saw an A320 with it a few weeks ago when I was at DFW and the livery looks so much better in person than it does in pictures I think...



Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 11):
All true, just like the 757, and the 717. Both great planes that were cut. Very bad decisions from boeing. You would think boeing would re-consider when airlines show great interest in those planes

While you might think it was a "bad decision" to cut the 717 and 757... it was the right thing to do at the right time. Customers weren't exactly flocking to the either of them..... in retrospect Continental didn't really start to appreciate the 753 until Boeing had decided to end production, thus taking the majority of the ATA ones. But other than that no orders were placed for either the 717 or 757 for quite some time when they were cut.

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 8):
Mah584jr...All I can tell you is that the Boeing folks have been spending a lot of time in Tempe for the past 30 days.

A 739ER would be rather nice in US colors...  Smile

 coffee 



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8498 times:

There was also a 777 rumour floated, though I have absolutely no idea how valid that is, and whether that would be too much plane for US?! Personally, I'd be happy if they can afford to get any new planes, and I do think the A350 would look good in US' livery!

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 12):
A 739ER would be rather nice in US colors...

Your User name would finally ring true you coffee fiend.



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User currently offlinePennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8166 times:

I thought USAirways said they wouldn't buy new Boeings again because of the aftermath of the Pittsburgh crash...

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7968 times:

if someone could shed some light on what this boeing rumor is all about i'd be grateful, have heard about it in a few other places including work but no one has any specifics....


finally, while the 737s would look great in our fleet and our colors i don't think that they will be painted any time soon... sadly.



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User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7814 times:

Boeing Shortchanged the 717 and the 757 for thier baby the 737. The 757 is just starting to show it's true capabilitys and an NG version with bleedless engines primarily for international may not be a bad Idea. As for the 717 Boeing screwed that plane on Purpose by not marketing it and not giving it the range it could have had. Plus the 717-300 that LH and Airtran wanted was screwed by boeing because they refused to give it Transcon US range. It was all boeings doing to screw those aircraft. I think if the 757ng was considered it would complement the 787 well. Just my 2 cents.

Mike


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7626 times:

Can anyone expand upon what the Boeing rumor consists of?


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User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

They must not be in too big a hurry to transition to ALL Airbus. They just took delivery of a couple ex-ATA 757's.

User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6831 times:

Quoting CX747 (Reply 18):
Can anyone expand upon what the Boeing rumor consists of?

Yes, quite. I hadn't heard this before. Is it a bit like AA and Airbus after one of their A300s crashed?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 20):
Yes, quite. I hadn't heard this before. Is it a bit like AA and Airbus after one of their A300s crashed?

No. There is no indication that US won't buy Boeing again. If they were that worried, they could have retired their 737s a long time ago. The AA thing is true, as both sides have been hurling blame at each other for nearly 5 years now. Boeing accepted responsiblity for the rudder issue and fixed it.



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
No. There is no indication that US won't buy Boeing again

That's what I thought. Just what is the US rumour anyway?


User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

Quoting PennPal (Reply 15):
I thought USAirways said they wouldn't buy new Boeings again because of the aftermath of the Pittsburgh crash...

I believe that was a statement from the old US Airways, but Mr. Parker never chose one over the other publicly see we cannot conclude that the new US will be all Airbus.


User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6394 times:

In fact, did'nt Parker state publicly that US would be keeping all their options open?


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25 SonOfACaptain : After years of blaming US and the pilots of 427... -SOAC
26 AirframeAS : It would be nice to see US put in an order for a mix of 73G's and 738's. Now those would look great in the new US colors! I know, I know......I can dr
27 Cityguy : As someone who is a Chairmens level flyer on US, I would love to see the airline buy some planes from Boeing! The last regime there went to Airbus for
28 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : I too would think that whatever animosity existed previously is long since gone following the merger. I thought LAN and JAL both recently ordered som
29 PurdueAv2003 : Try sometime in 2008.
30 HPRamper : Hardly, the HP 737s will start seeing new paint in 2007. Over half the HP Airbuses have already been painted, last I heard.
31 Timboflier215 : I honestly fail to see how an airbus can look/feel 'cheaper' than any other plane. If your really that bothered, fly AA
32 Cityguy : Well Mr. Timboflier- 1-It was a comment that contains my opinion. Free world! 2-I have over 500K miles on Airbus planes and I see more broken seats, p
33 CentPIT : Yes I agree. I don't think any Boeing aircraft are order right now, so where are we going with this?
34 Post contains images Warreng24 : Boeing has a plant out in Mesa near Falcon Field. I suspect they're just heading to Mill Ave (in Tempe) for lunch.   Yeah I know that the Falcon Fie
35 Timboflier215 : I apologise - I did not mean to seem defensive. It just appeared to be yet another example of an anti-A or an anti-B post which are all too prevalent
36 Jmc1975 : When did US start serving Gap, France?
37 AirframeAS : Boeing has also has a hangar at Williams Gateway Airport (IWA), but that's for the defense side of the house, not commercial.
38 Mah584jr : I'm quite certain he was referring to LGW.
39 DeltaRules : What's the 757 rumor? I'd love to see more in US' fleet & was happy to see that they picked up 3 ex-ATA ones recently. DeltaRules
40 Dj1986 : I just want to tell that it is the airlines choice which seats they put into which aircraft. If US has cheap seats in Envoy it has nothing to do with
41 HPRamper : Simply put...more used 757-200s. I've heard numbers ranging from 8 to 15. Just rumors though.[Edited 2006-05-08 09:30:31]
42 Brokenrecord : Cityguy, I'm a CP member as well, and I much prefer F class on the Airbus birds to the 737's. I've not flown an A333 yet (though I will when I fly to
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