A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1974 posts, RR: 25 Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22270 times:
Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 2): Are there any spotters where they are painting the a/c that can show us the progress?
None that live in New Iberia, LA directly (if there were, in years past, we would have seen pics of Air India 777s, Qantas Wunala Dreaming 747-400ER right away)...it's a good 3hr plus drive from the Houston area, and I'll be out of town when it likely comes out. Shame, as it'd be worth it!
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ORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 17 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 22153 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 4): I'm all for a mixed fleet. The old and the new look so cohesive next to each other.
Oh, I couldn't agree with you more. I love seeing a mixed fleet. When you're out spotting, you want to see diversity, not the same color scheme for the same airline, no matter how good looking the colors are.
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Vega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22056 times:
Another note: The Trans-Atlantic 757s have just begun refitting with new interiors, Envoy sections AND winglets. These aircraft are expected to all be completed for the start/restart of PHL TA services this season.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 21847 times:
Just a couple of days ago, I booked my first transatlantic itinerary (and first widebody flights), and it wound up being on US. Never mind that I would have preferred FI or CO, but at any rate my transatlantic legs are PHL-CDG-PHL on the A330. The first flight is mid-May, and the return is late June. I hope at least one of those flights is in new colors - I'd be happy to get one of each, actually. But since the A330 fleet is just nine planes, they might get painted pretty quickly, but then again I know its hard to find time to get international widebodies in the shop as well. Anyone have any guesses as to how quickly US plans to finish the whole A330 fleet?
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 18574 times:
Quoting HBJZA (Reply 20): How can they go from a brilliant magnificient stunning beautiful great black colour sheme to this boring white sheme ??
Because of the America West merger (who have hubs in the hot cities of Phoenix & Las Vegas), they opted for a white livery because it will be lest subject to fading in the sun, and the cabin will stay cooler in the planes that go through Phoenix and Las Vegas, especially in the summer.
Never mind that the A330 doesn't go to PHX or LAS, but of course they are painting all the non-special-scheme aircraft in the same scheme.
At least they kept color on the bottom third of the fuselage! But anyway that was US's official explanation for choosing a white livery.