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Why Still No USAirways Mohawk Retro Jet?  
User currently offlineNomadic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

I know this may have been touched upon in othere threads but I still don't understand why USAirways has no plans to do a Mohawk Retro Jet. Mohawk was Allegheny's first big merger partner and set them on the road to becoming USAir. IMO Mohawk deserves a retro scheme just as much or even more so than PSA. I will keep looking for a black and gold 'Sky Chief' design but it could be a very long wait.

nomadic :?)

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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4055 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Because they had to stop somewhere. If they had retro liveries of all the airlines that came together to form US Airways, it would be hard to figure out which one was the main livery.

Ok I'm exaggerating, but we already have:
AWA old
AWA new
Piedmont
Allegheny
PSA

Plus we also have a number of birds in Star Alliance colors.

People have suggested:
Mohawk
Empire
Trump Shuttle
And every former US Air livery of which there are probably as many as there are planes in the fleet.


User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

OK, OK i know it's not likely that we'll get a Mohawk Heritage-jet, but wouldn't either of these two MO liveries make for a sweet-looking A319?


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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

It seems like they are just doing the liveries of the last airlines to merge into US Air/US Airways.

Mohawk merged with Allegheney first and Empire was bought by Piedmont.

I would love to see the Red/White Blue US Air color scheme (the one with the tail stripes).


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Quoting Nomadic (Thread starter):
IMO Mohawk deserves a retro scheme just as much or even more so than PSA.

Umm, wow I want whatyour smoking.

If it wasnt for USAir buying out the internally-raped PSA, US might not havemade it to the west coast for a while longer.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5049 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 4):


Umm, wow I want what your smoking.

If it wasnt for USAir buying out the internally-raped PSA, US might not have made it to the west coast for a while longer.

US was serving the west coast well before the PSA acquisition.

http://us.share.geocities.com/departing1983/us020184.jpg

Perhaps you shouldn't be smoking anything at all.



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Quoting Nomadic (Thread starter):
I know this may have been touched upon in othere threads but I still don't understand why USAirways has no plans to do a Mohawk Retro Jet. Mohawk was Allegheny's first big merger partner and set them on the road to becoming USAir. IMO Mohawk deserves a retro scheme just as much or even more so than PSA. I will keep looking for a black and gold 'Sky Chief' design but it could be a very long wait.

Actually, I was surprised when the HP old came out, because I didn't know they were doing one.

If anything, the previous US c/s will come before Mohawk. I'll actualy venture to guess one of the east metal will stay in the Blue scheme, similar with WN and how they will keep I believe 3 orange planes when all the rest are in Canyon Blue.



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Wow, they had a fistful of cities, then they took over PSA, they added a LOT more.


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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4581 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
Because they had to stop somewhere. If they had retro liveries of all the airlines that came together to form US Airways, it would be hard to figure out which one was the main livery.

And the old HP had how many special schemes? Yes they all had America West on the plane, much like the heritage jets do, but its obvious there isn't an issue with these unique schemes. I won't even bring up WestPac.  

USAir/US Airways has always been an airline made up of other regionals. Heck, why not get an All American Airways paint scheme?

[Edited 2006-09-10 05:27:51]

User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 7):
Wow, they had a fistful of cities, then they took over PSA, they added a LOT more.

And dumped them the morning after.



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4581 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 7):
Wow, they had a fistful of cities, then they took over PSA, they added a LOT more.

Just like they did again through this merger - well I should say the outside investors that bought the two and put them together.  Smile

Now just so an announcement doesn't come to move the place below, or the ex-HP folks are in trouble. LOL


The Crystal Palace


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5026 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

I would be more interested in knowing that they intend on keeping the special schemes on the 757's.

Have they made a decision on this yet?



I Am A Different Animal!!
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
And every former US Air livery of which there are probably as many as there are planes in the fleet.

Considering the way the paint chips off all US planes and no two look alike, each one is unique.  Smile


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

THAT was the crystal palace??? good LORD! lol


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