captaink
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US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 5:53 am

One of my friends commented that US Airways in its present scheme is the ugliest thing she ever saw.

Personally I like the scheme. I think it looks best when surrounded by other US Airways aircrafts. A line of red tipped tails is quite a site.

In any event she is in love schemes like Air Jamiaca.

What do you think?
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Arsenal@LHR
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 5:55 am

One of the best liveries i've seen, a change from the usual white, blue or red airlines use these days. The US 330's simply look awesome!!!
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 6:00 am

Easily my favorite livery.

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captaink
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Mon May 05, 2003 6:11 am

Just what I though..............
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Mon May 05, 2003 6:56 am

fyi--

The new livery was introduced in early 1997
As of two weeks ago, the last operating aircraft in the old livery was repainted. Therefore now all operating (not retired, or stored) are in the new livery. It took 6 years, fairly standard for repainting.
 
alpere1
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Mon May 05, 2003 7:02 am

A very good livery indeed, specially for the A330, it looks absolutely stunning in US Airways colours.
 
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Mon May 05, 2003 7:04 am

I love the US c/s,looks great!
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 7:06 am

I agree, one of the best liveries out there.
 
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 7:07 am

I think it's a great livery - very distinct. Classy, yet not boring.
 
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Mon May 05, 2003 7:16 am

>>a change from the usual white, blue or red airlines use these days.<<

Oh yeah. Love the US grey, dark blue and... um, radical red.
 
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 7:20 am

I miss Piedmont.......  Crying


US Airways color scheme is nicer than the old 80's scheme....although I liked the old USAir scheme.


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dan2002
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 8:09 am

Does anyone becides me think it would be cool to see a A330,CRJ,or ERJ in old colors.
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 8:37 am

Oh yeah. Love the US grey, dark blue and... um, radical red.

The US livery doesn't have any dark blue in it, nor any red apart from the cheatline. Very distinct, not many airlines use an all-black colour scheme like US does, so it is a change from all the all-white, red or blue colours airlines splash on their planes.
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Mon May 05, 2003 8:56 am

Personally i can't wait to see a US Airways plane in the Star Alliance scheme. Only because it would be the first time they promote on there planes Big grin.... but other then that i like the US Airways livery and also, I think it would be mad tight if they painted an A330 in the old silver colors just for fun.
 
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Mon May 05, 2003 8:58 am

What do you mean it doesn't have any dark blue in it? The entire top half of the planes and tail is dark blue. There's no black to speak of. I like the shades of blue and gray they use - they fit well together and look sharp.


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Mon May 05, 2003 9:05 am

I'm sure we can all agree that it is MUCH better than their previous livery.
 
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Mon May 05, 2003 10:26 am

It's one of my favorite schemes out there. How does she see that it's ugly? I also liked the scheme before it, with the bare metal & USAir in red & blue, BTW.

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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 10:59 am

>>The US livery doesn't have any dark blue in it, nor any red apart from the cheatline. Very distinct, not many airlines use an all-black colour scheme like US does, so it is a change from all the all-white, red or blue colours airlines splash on their planes.<<

It isn't black, it is a dark shade of blue. Believe me, I live in Philly. I have seen hundreds of their planes. It is not black, just like AC's tail isn't black, but Forest Green.
 
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Mon May 05, 2003 11:50 am

I like it as well, though not my favorite...its up there though...

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Mon May 05, 2003 12:21 pm

I like the US livery but I would not call it distictive. Steven Wolf was responcible for it after he left UA. He had just re liveried UA planes. Look at the two. Gray on top blue on the bottom UA, Blue on top gray on the bottom US. The collors are not exact because that would have caused lawsuits, but the similarity screams Steven Wolf's influence.

FYI has anyone got a pic of the 767 with the pain peeling from the top of the fuselage. Tackiest thing I ever saw for a plane representing the airline on International routes.
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captaink
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Mon May 05, 2003 12:26 pm

My best guess is that maybe the aircraft yesterday was a bit dirty... and we were looking at it with the sun behind it so u get the shadow..

Added to that she works with Air Jamiaca and it so colorful.. too colorful for my taste.. so she is a bit predjudiced there.

Side note.....we usually get A319's and that was our first A320.. I was so estatic
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Mon May 05, 2003 12:30 pm

Interesting point there UALPHLCS...now that I picture US and UA's schemes they are "similar but different"...never realized there was any plausible connection though...

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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Tue May 06, 2003 12:49 pm

UALPHLCS--I did notice that today when I was walking around the new Int'l terminal. I agree completely. I actually fly a 767 home later this week, so it will be interesting to see if it has the same wear & tear.

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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Tue May 06, 2003 1:02 pm

UAPHLCS--

Isn't it funny how a lot of people have never noticed that?

The Wolf had a hardon for the color combination of blue and grey. They are my two favorite colors as well, but his obvious affection for them was/is a little scary.

Also note the similarities in interiors -- predominantly grey (UA will change eventually with full implemenation of the new interiors Decor 5.5 and Decor 5.6).
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Tue May 06, 2003 1:19 pm

Here's one with paint peeling (N649US):


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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Thu May 08, 2003 8:31 am

N656US is/was peeling on the left side toward the back, too. That was in April 2002, so they may have fixed it, but it looked just like what's going on with N649US.

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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Thu May 08, 2003 8:36 am

The old livery looks horrible.
But the current livery is great Big grin
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Noise
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Thu May 08, 2003 8:42 am

This livery looks awsome! One of my favorites for sure. It looks amazing on the Airbuses!
 
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Thu May 08, 2003 2:52 pm

I liked both of the liveries but the current one looks so good with a A330. Big grin
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US Airways Livery

Thu May 08, 2003 4:38 pm

The US Airways livery reminds me of Royal Jordanian: a very dark fuselage with a strip of red at the top of the tail...
 
La Carlota
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Thu May 08, 2003 4:47 pm

Simply beautiful!! Far from ordinary. Nice looking especially on Airbuses (A-320, A-330) and on B-767's!!!
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 1:10 am

US Airways' livery is beautiful and dignified. POn the other hand Northwest's new livery is disgusting, reminding one of those cheesy liveries on European low cost airlines  Sad ...
 
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 2:41 am

Just for the record, the dark blue that US Airways uses was designed specifically for the company and is dubbed 'US Blue.'

Also for the record, I saw N649US in CLT roughly a month ago, and it still looks terrible.

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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 2:52 am


USAirways has one of the best liveries of all the US Airlines. Has anyone noticed though, the ugly streaks next to the boarding doors left by the jetway? It's like a discolored patch aft of the door. I've noticed it on a couple of other carriers but it seems really bad on US aircraft.
 
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 4:20 am

Yeah i see that discolored patch on a lot of their aircarfts... it seems like the jetways are doing a number on the scheme.
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Fri May 09, 2003 6:36 am



I must say that US airways has a very nice scheme as well as Air Jamaica. Jamaica is very nice and colourful where as Us airways is quite subdued and very elegant when compared to AJ.

So what does you friend think of BWIA Captaink
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 6:41 am

Does anyone know why the Rochester, NY Bus System (RGRTA) has the EXACT same US Airways color scheme on their busses? DCA-ROC?
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 12:36 pm

They have one particular 767 where it must be 5 feet of paint has peeled off ust above the Lettering on the starboard side. Not the prt jetway side. So it is not a jet way problem. Unfortunately I have not been close enough to catch the reg# so I can look it up he to show you all. I am trying to spot it at work though.
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RE: US Airways Livery.......

Fri May 09, 2003 1:10 pm

Yeah i see that discolored patch on a lot of their aircarfts... it seems like the jetways are doing a number on the scheme.

I think their color combination (ie being dark) compounds the problem. I think AA has somewhat of the same problem with their shiny, polished aircraft. You don't really notice this on mostly-white paint schemes like Delta for instance
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