Guest

Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 9:00 am

........an online store?

I was just messing around the site and discovered the company store. From aircraft models to T-shirts to pens to mousepads, the store has everything "U" could ever want. Why is US the only major airline that has one of these? Doesn't the cost of having such a vast product line outweigh the money made on the two to three items
sold each day?

--Barnaby (proud owner of a USAirways coffee mug)
 
AmtrakGuy
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 9:16 am

I can't find it...what's the web address? Thanks.

Dave

P.S. if anyone find other airlines store web site, let us know...thx.
 
 
SteveT
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 9:45 am

NWA has one, it's hard to find though. The best way is to look through the site index.
 
Guest

RE: SteveT

Mon Apr 10, 2000 9:49 am

Thanks for the tip Steve!

I think I will take a NWA shot glass while I'm at it.
(Not kidding, NW really sell shotglasses on their website)

http://www.nwa.com/cgi-bin/worldgear.cgi
 
Guest

RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 9:59 am

Company officials and USAirways' some 40,000 employees buy company gear and stuff.
 
rominato
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 10:12 am

I don't know, but I sure would like to see allt he others step up and do it... There are a number of collectors out there who would gladly buy posters, magazines, and other misc. stuff!

I wrote to National Airlines last summer, and they indicated that they were considering an online store when the airline was more established, but to date I haven't seen anything new.
 
bizjet
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 10:19 am

USAir once had a store with USAir logo items at several hub airports. I'm positive of DCA and LGA, but I'm sure other northeast hubs as well. I never understood how they could keep it open because someone had to man it and they had to pay lease for it to the airport, but it evetually closed.

I can see why they have it online now. It costs nothing to have it on their website, and they need to produce the things anyway for promotions and employees.

I'm an owner of a USAir hat from the USAir store in DCA.

BizJet
 
Guest

America West Airlines

Mon Apr 10, 2000 11:23 am

America West's online store address is:

www.awacompanystore.com

You can also access the company store through the America West home page, which is www.americawest.com, but going directly to the company store through www.awacompanystore.com is much easier.
 
Guest

RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Mon Apr 10, 2000 12:30 pm

AA has one too. If you go to www.aa.com, it's under "licensed merchandise" under "products and services". Although U has a bigger selection of stuff.
 
NKP S2
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Tue Apr 11, 2000 3:42 am

Back a few years ago when there was a store in CLT,I remember when the die-cast DC-3's painted in USAirways predecessor paint schemes came out a few years ago. Employees in CLT must've bought about a thousand of them,especially Piedmont. Everyone was carrying big boxes on the way out to the parking lots. Real nice pieces. Got mine!
 
exnonrev
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RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Tue Apr 11, 2000 5:17 am

From time to time CO has sold a few items on their website, but nothing compared to what they carry in their employee stores at IAH, HQS,(CO's internal code for its Smith St. headquarters in downtown Houston) EWR, and CLE.
 
Boeing757/767
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Pratt & Whitney

Tue Apr 11, 2000 6:30 am

Pratt has a merchandise page at http://www.pratt-whitney.com/profile/merchandise/
for those of you who love the eagle.
Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
 
Guest

RE: Why Is USAirways The Only One With....

Tue Apr 11, 2000 5:29 pm

Atlas Air has a store at atlasair.com