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US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:54 pm

http://www.justplanenews.com/news/headlines/95929557.html

US Airways took delivery of its first aircraft painted in the Star Alliance livery, a 70-seat Bombardier CRJ-700. Bombardier’s production line schedule allowed for the earliest possible introduction of a US Airways aircraft painted with the Star livery scheme.

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:27 pm

The Star Alliance 700 has been at DAY for the last 4 or 5 days. I think it may have gone on revenue flights today.
 
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:50 pm

This is pretty cool! I've flown about 6 segments on US this summer, mostly in and out of PHL, and I've noticed that the Star Alliance stickers they put on the planes at the beginning of the summer are almost all shredded. I hope that we can see some of the bigger birds in the Star livery soon.
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:22 am

The aircraft is N708PS and was scheduled to begin flying today, Tuesday Aug 31st with several trips thru the CLT hub.

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:29 am

Yep as DAYFL said.....it sat on the ramp here at DAY all last weekend. Beautiful bird if you ask me!!!!!

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:02 am

Yesterday, two mainline US Airways aircraft were ferried to get painted in the Star Alliance livery.

N623AU, a B757-2B7, was ferried CLT-ARA.

N700UW, an A319-112, was ferried PIT-ROW. N700UW was US Airways' first Airbus aircraft. (Unfortunately, it's also a bit infamous for being the first plane to have its heavy maintenance done at MOB.)
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Liver

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:39 am

Any photos yet of the CRJ-200 or CRJ-700 in Star Alliance livery? One of them has been in service over a week now...
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:42 am

Any plans to put a 767 or A330 in the Star colors?

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:42 am

US is really pushing it's new service from BOS to the caribeen. I wonder if any of the new Star Alliance aircraft will make their way here.
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:47 am

Why does US airways still take a/c? Why not take delivery of them and then just give them off to another airline? I understand that this isn't US airways themselves (airline such as Mesa) but don't they still have a few airbus a/c still waiting to be delivered to them? And who pays to get the a/c painted? The Star Alliance group or the airline themselves?

Thanks for any help!

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Liver

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:55 am

USAFHummer, the repainting will go like this (not in this order)

CRJ-200: 1
CRJ-700: 1
E-170: 2
B-767: 3
B-757: 3
A-319: 3

Total: 13
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:53 am

N700UW is now currently being repainted in STAR scheme

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:02 pm

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:08 pm

USAFHummer, the repainting will go like this (not in this order)

CRJ-200: 1
CRJ-700: 1
E-170: 2
B-767: 3
B-757: 3
A-319: 3

Total: 13


THIRTEEN aircraft in the Star livery? Either US hates their own livery, or they are very proud to be a Star member. I mean, UA only has one 767 and they have a much larger fleet. In fact, most Star airlines only have one, some two.
 
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:57 pm

It's nice to see US Air in Star Alliance livery. Although IMO the STAR ALLIANCE letters look better on larger aircraft. Bombardiers just don't have the appeal for it.
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:07 pm

Either US hates their own livery, or they are very proud to be a Star member.

Maybe they just like to have cooler planes. I would imagine their dark color can heat up the inside of the aircraft.
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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:24 pm

Few requests if someone can either add to this thread or start another:

1. Show the routing for N708PS, especially this Saturday 9-11. It visited IAH last weekend on the 2nd flight, needs to be on the first one for any photo success...

2. Get an estimate for N623AU returning from ARA. It's just a short drive from LFT after a quick flight from IAH  Smile

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:59 pm

Would be great to see one of their E170's in the SA scheme here at IAH Big grin

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RE: US Airways 1st Aircraft In Star Alliance Livery

Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:30 am

Nice looking plane in a STAR ALLIANCE livery.