Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
I believe they got some really bad press after an accident or incident involving one of their aircraft, leading to a lot of people loosing trust in the name. Don't know if the bad press was warranted or not, but the damage was done.
Delta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 654 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
US Air changed their name to US Airways a couple years ago becouse of the bad image of a crash near Pittsburgh. Also, becouse they were in a very close partnership with British Airways, and US Airways and British Airways would sound better than US Air and British Airways. But British Airways dropped them for American and then US Air sued them.... blah blah blah. Thats all another story.
BizJet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 269 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 1768 times:
Actually the switch to US Airways came after the carrier split up with British Airways.
When Wolf took the helm of the airline, he wanted to transform its image from a regional east coast carrier to an international flag carrier. The US Airways name, logo, and paint scheme, are all world class. He beefed up transatlantic service and improved service levels across the board.