richiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 271 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10528 times:
I'm was on a biz call today and was staring at a model I have of Cactus' Arizona themed A319 on my desk and it dawned on me...why do I think U.S. Airways will do something on a plane (maybe that one) to memorialize the Tuscon deal. Just a thought. Wouldn't surprise me.
Basically everywhere. Murder is murder, and the mere fact that a congresswoman was shot should not change our perception. Her life is no more sacred than anyone else's. There were others who were murdered on that same day and I cannot say they were less important than she is.
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F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5629 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7959 times:
I highly doubt that we would see US do a special scheme for this incident. You do not see Pearl Harbor paint schemes, 9/11 schemes, Haiti Earthquake schemes, or tsunami schemes. It would be in poor taste if you ask me.
USAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3466 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7553 times:
Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2): . We didn't see AA or UA break out a 9/11 remembrance livery IIRC
I have to agree. I was surprised when all the airlines had little 9/11 remembrance slogans. (Delta: Delta remembers America;AA: Were the airline that is proud to bear the name American;United: We are United;US Airways:Get on Board)
chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7351 times:
This is quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've heard this week. You really think people really want to see a plane painted like this? The only thing US did on their "Teamwork" plane was add an American flag next to the WTC. The WTC was on the plane before 9/11.
Quoting richiemo (Thread starter): why do I think U.S. Airways will do something on a plane (maybe that one) to memorialize the Tuscon deal
Let's hope if they do anything, they spell Tucson correctly. Does anyone use spell check these days?
Quoting KPDX (Reply 8): As sad and as tragic as this event was, it is starting to get a bit blown out of proportion.
Quoting KPDX (Reply 14): Exactly. Should Delta do a special paint scheme everytime a gang shooting kills a child in Detroit?
Comparing an attempted assassination to a gang shooting is downright stupid. Not only was this the first member of congress to be shot since California's Leo Ryan was assassinated in 1978, but 20 other people were shot that day and six died. How, exactly, do you blow that out of proportion? Get real.
I believe killing a Federal Judge is considered an assassination, but I'm not positive. Also, I'd think than painting an aircraft based on these events would only give the twisted murderer/assassin an even deeper sense of accomplishment.
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motech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5022 times:
Oh man, there was a shooting is Tuscon too? I have read about the one in Tucson, but that sucks that there was another one. Damn.
Hey, maybe if you want to paint a plane to "memorialize" this event, it can look something like the Southwest Sports Illustrated paint scheme, but instead of the swimsuit model on the side of the plane, it can be the grocery store with police cars and media vans all over it.
Come on man, US Airways does special paint schemes for fun, not for tragic incidents. Just curious what this guy was smokin when he first posted this idea?
aa43e From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 10): And just where has this event been overblown? In case you've forgotten, a US Congresswoman was nearly assassinated
No offense but what makes her any more special than the other "hundreds" of victims of violent crime that happen every day? Nope. No special commemoration thank you. And if our young idiot really wanted to "assasinate" the Honorable Congresswoman, he'd have expended all his ammo on her alone. Any commemoration of this would be in exceedingly bad taste.
KPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2896 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
My main point is, how the hell is a congresswomen special over other human beings... doctors, teachers, etc. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for her service, but I just don't agree that they should paint a aircraft over this.
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: It probably matters whether the killing was politically motivated. Yeah, people don't really want to see this on the side of the plane. Even the Mira
: If US Airways does this i will never take US Airways again i would think there horable for doin it and greyhound doesnt drive around a bus for the peo
: I'm quite confident US is not doing this, let alone considering it. This thread is based on a pretty off-the-wall suggestion by a poster, not hard fa
: First off, no doctors or teachers were seriously injured or killed in this shooting. The people killed were the head federal judge in Arizona, a 9 ye
: I hope a mod locks this thread soon, because i have a feeling this thread will get very nasty and WAY off topic.
: Starting ???? I like that idea. It wasn't. Maybe the post refers to the incident in Tucson, Ohio. Don't pick on the poor OP, years ago the Arizona DO