Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43 Posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
Ok...that last topic was getting a bit long. But I still have a few more questions. So I've elected to start a new topic, regarding the "Darth Vader" airline.
First, regarding Express. Is the reason they use an "Allegheny", a "Piedmont", and a "PSA" is to maintain rights to the names and prevent any new airline from ressurecting those names a la Midway, Frontier, or Pan Am?
Second, when was the last 727-100 retired from the fleet and did any of them make it into the last red and blue USAir livery? I could not find any pix of them in the database.
Third, when and why were the MD-80's pulled off the West Coast routes?
Fourth, why did US go with the F-100 as opposed to the 737-500? Given the huge 737 fleet total, with a combined USAir/Piedmont, they could've no doubt saved themselves at least some financial headache with a standard fleet?