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USAirways Questions Part II  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1042 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?

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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

F-100s were very cheap and efficient to operate. That's why AA still has those odd-balls.

No airline can pass up a great deal.



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User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Matt... In reference to the 727-100's in the new scheme... I dont believe any of them made it. I am in fact, 95% sure of this.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11362 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 995 times:

MD80s were brought east because they couldn't fly to the east coast hubs. (And, US bungled the merger.)

The 737-500 wasn't purchased most likely because it is too heavy. The much lighter F-100 is much better suited for short hops than the heavier 735.



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