Graphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
I'm looking to make a trip to Phoenix or Las Vegas, I'm wondering how many aircraft are still in American West colors and what types? Also where they generally go and where the best place is to see them? Thanks...
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5234 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
Not too many... I'm fairly certain all the A319s are repainted (although you might be lucky and get a retro scheme). There's still a few A320s out there in old colors, and I don't recall seeing an old c/s 733 in weeks.
And, IIRC, 901 is the only 757 not in the US colors, but they might have shipped that one to ROW (or MCN... I forget where they do the 752s).
But PHX is probably the best place (most flights) to spot, followed by LAS. Every single AWA aircraft passes thru one of those two hubs.
Teo747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
I was watching planes in Concourse D at PHX for about 2 hours on Tuesday (fantastic spotting location with the huge windows overlooking the runway!), and did not see one single mainline aircraft still in the America West livery. The only HP liveries I saw were on the RJs. I did, however, see the America West retro livery at DEN while taxiing out for my flight to PHX!
Asuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2370 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Not to be a pain, but it's America West. Can we maybe fix the thread title?
To answer your question:
A319 - All in new colors.
A320 - About 10 still in HP colors. A/C 631 is in MIA being painted.
737 - 1 and it's in maintenance in MCN. It will come out in new colors.
757 - 1 a/c 901 which wears the AZ colors.
There are no aircraft out at ROW for repaint and not expected to be until the fall schedule.
PHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1215 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 1): And, IIRC, 901 is the only 757 not in the US colors, but they might have shipped that one to ROW (or MCN... I forget where they do the 752s).
914 was the last one left in the O/C and it came out of ROW about a month ago. No more A319s, no more 752s. I'll take a guess that 5-8 A320's are left to be sprayed. I can't speak for sure for 733s but I would guess 3-5 left.