D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10925 posts, RR: 52 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
The Superbowl typically has a flyby of military jets to get the crowd fired up before the game. This year, as we all know, the game will be played by the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, two of the 4 teams who have US Airways planes flying their colors. On top of that, the game will have a small ceremony celebrating the heroics of a US Airways pilot. If that wasn't enough, the Steelers even arrived on US Airways aircraft.
So, here's my whynot: why not have the US Airways Cardinals and Steelers A319s do the flyby to kick off the game? Would have been incredible exposure for the airline, and it would have been highly relevant to what was going on.
Contrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3182 times:
Good idea, but I just think they would want to stick with tradition with having a military fly over. The super bowl is board casted all over the world and with that a military fly over seems more fitting even though the US Airways crash was world wide news. Just my opinion but like I said, good idea.
Altairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
It would be cool but unlikely for all the reasons mentioned plus the flight restrictions around the stadium today. Also, the Cardinals plane is a West 319 and the only West flights that they send here are 320's (2xPHX, 1xLAS) so I'm not sure it's ever been here. The Steeler plane (an East 319) was here last Sunday but I'm not sure of any other day. Was at the airport today and was surprised to not see either the Steeler plane or WN's Arizona One.
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Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2487 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
The bigger obstacle is US Airways isn't a sponsor. Pan Am pulled a flyby when they purchased the first 747. It was Dallas on New Years Day. They did a flyby of the Cotton Bowl. AA was the sponsor of the game and was really ticked. That is why there is no TV coverage of it, only a photo taken by a newspaper guy.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10925 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 7): I feel like logistically getting both planes there for the event would have taken some interesting work in flight planning.
Not with a little planning. At least one of those planes goes through TPA regularly. (I was just on the Steelers plane on Wednesday, in fact.) You'd be surprised just how many different cities each individual plane hits in a week, and with a little planning, you can ensure that a plane will appear in a particular place. Scheduling would not have been a problem.
And it's not like I'm suggesting they fly revenue flights... Ferry them in, fly by, ferry them out. Cheaper than a Superbowl commercial, but way more exposure.
Jkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
I'm not saying it wouldn't be cool, but...
The obvious answer is they aren't a sponsor. You aren't going to get any publicity at the Super Bowl unless you shell out some serious money. Unless of course, you are recognizing the crew of flight 1549.
Secondly, I see the flyby as more of a patriotic thing (partly because it is done at the end of the national anthem), and US military aircraft instills a much bigger sense of pride and patriotism than a US Airways Airbus ever would.