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Plans For Pre-Merger US Legacy Paint Scheme?  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23010 posts, RR: 20
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2098 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, 3079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1880 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, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1860 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, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1642 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



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User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1618 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, 23010 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1378 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, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1180 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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