Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3404 times:
I stumbled across this relic while perusing some old pix. It's not the best of quality, what with it being partly cloudy and nose-to-sun. But at the time, I was excited to see it. So I took the picture.
Now if memory serves correctly, the USAir Shuttle did NOT include PHL as one of it's regular scheduled stops. I believe the routing was BOS-LGA-DCA.
So this particular one must've been a special of some sort.
The complete lack of US Shuttle at PHL pix in the database seems to suggest that this was not a frequent occurance. So this picture might actually be worthy of some interest.
Never mind that the plane, livery, and background are all nonexistant today. So I guess it still qualifies as "vintage".
PS: Someone had remarked once about Midwest Express at PHL. I happened to encounter a pair of ME DC-9's taken at this very spot, with the TWA hangar in the background. If you like, I'll be glad to post them.