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Plans For Pre-Merger US Legacy Paint Scheme?  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Are there any plans to leave one or more aircraft (I guess probably Airbuses) in the navy blue US Airways livery a la WN? I've not seen it discussed, but given that they have lots of other aircraft including a handful in the immediately pre-merger HP scheme, it would seemingly make sense.


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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):

I doubt it. Only because, they just changed the livery. There was no name change involved. The plane will still remain US Airways. Now if the merged airline was called HP, I'm sure a navy US plane would remain. Plus, those navy planes are heavier than the white ones, which means on the same route, a navy plane would have a higher fuel cost.

I would like to see a USAir heritage bird.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 1):
I would like to see a USAir heritage bird.

        

The problems with the dark paint aside, there really isn't anything "legacy" about the previous US livery. The current livery is largely based off that one and it's not exactly a distant memory at this point like Allegheny, Piedmont or PSA. The USAir livery would look great and would be much more appropriate for a "retro" livery IMHO.



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4489 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Actually, if they just keep up the repainting schedule as it has been, there will still always be a navy blue bird around.   

Still looking for a Mohawk Indian-head black and gold retro livery.

Jim


User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1294 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 3):
Actually, if they just keep up the repainting schedule as it has been, there will still always be a navy blue bird around.

As of right now, all mainline airplanes are to be repainted by years end


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22731 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1366 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 2):
The USAir livery would look great and would be much more appropriate for a "retro" livery IMHO.

Agreed - but it can't go on an Airbus or it'll look as dopey as the AA AB6s because of the need for "bare metal" paint.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 2):
The USAir livery would look great and would be much more appropriate for a "retro" livery IMHO.

Agreed - but it can't go on an Airbus or it'll look as dopey as the AA AB6s because of the need for "bare metal" paint.

Well, they could always use white like they did for the USAir Shuttle 727s (if the '89 scheme was selected)

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as some of the AL birds that got the '75 livery treatment just prior to the Sept. '79 AL-US name change simply had USAir titles added (I think the date on this particular photo might be in error, but nonetheless it's a visual example).

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