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US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:26 am

N626AU, the first US 757 in the new colors entered service on Tuesday Dec 13th, here she is in FLL Tuesday afternoon.


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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:34 am

Looks very smart on the 757! This new scheme is very much like 'Presidential' and 'Leisure Air.'

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:37 am

New Colors are great....any of the interiors being redone?
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:37 am

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 1):
Looks very smart on the 757! This new scheme is very much like 'Presidential' and 'Leisure Air.'

As well as USA3000...

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:38 am

That's not a new picture! It was taken back in 1977!  Wink
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:47 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4):
That's not a new picture! It was taken back in 1977!

hmm...  confused  looks like it not that "new" afterall
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:51 am

On Monday, I checked in for my weekly flight CMH-ATL on Continental. I noticed that the US check in area had been completely stripped of logos, titles, etc. So had the America West check in area. The Huntleigh scaliwags who uselessly check your ID and pass before the TSA checks your ID and pass said that they were moving on Tuesday.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:26 am

this is one of the best B757 C/S.... it makes a good sample! The New US C/S is actually better than I first expected.... is not the most amazing one, but it sure is the best out of all the US airlines.... congrats to a great taste!
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:33 am

Quoting Atnight (Reply 7):
but it sure is the best out of all the US airlines

Not until it completely replaces the old colors. THOSE were the best in the US.
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:56 am

At CMH, HP has a bunch of empty gates available where they used to have the focus city operations, so it makes sense for US to move over there.

There's also a closed-up club, used to be the TWA Ambassadors Club, then was an America West Club while the hub was operational...
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:36 am

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 9):
At CMH, HP has a bunch of empty gates available where they used to have the focus city operations, so it makes sense for US to move over there.

There's also a closed-up club, used to be the TWA Ambassadors Club, then was an America West Club while the hub was operational...

The same can be said of US, you know.  Silly
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:00 am

I'm not slamming this C/S, just personal opinion.

I am not creative at all, I have problems drawing stick figures. This paint scheme looks like something I would have come up with, it's just TOO simple.

Oh well, at least it's hard to make a 757 look bad!

My compliments to the photographer!
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:13 am

I didn't think there were that many open gates in the A concourse... it's pretty small. Or were the US gates underused?

Didn't know US had a club in CMH, either... or that they had a focus city op there! When was it operational?
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:28 am

Cheap and unimaginative.

Looks like a charter used to ferry pilgrims to the Haj.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:29 am

Quoting Atnight (Reply 7):
this is one of the best B757 C/S.... it makes a good sample! The New US C/S is actually better than I first expected.... is not the most amazing one, but it sure is the best out of all the US airlines.... congrats to a great taste!

I agree IMO its hard for a livery to look ugly on a 757  wink 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:38 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 8):

Not until it completely replaces the old colors. THOSE were the best in the US.

I agree. US Airways and United (Battleship Gray) were the best color schemes in the United States.

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:48 pm

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 12):
Didn't know US had a club in CMH, either... or that they had a focus city op there! When was it operational?

You know what, I apologize, I could've swore that US had a club at CMH once, but now that I look, I seem to have been mistaken. They had one damn near everywhere else though.  Smile

As for the focus city, it was strongest in the early 90's, probably the 1992-1995 period or so. It slowly built up, and it replaced a lot of the focus city operation US had at CLE. It then slowly trickled down over a number of years, with only a few prop routes left by 1999. During the peak years, they had 35-40 daily departures.

Mainline cities at various points were BOS, BWI, CLT, DAY, DCA, EWR, IAD, IND, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCO, PHL, PIT, TPA.

Express cities at various points were CAK, CLE, DAY, DTW, GRR, IND, ROA, YYZ.

Some of the mainline cities obviously received Express frequencies as well. might've missed a city or two, since things did change pretty often; I'm also sure that US served a variety of other cities if you go back in the early 80's and earlier, but that was a different time, clearly. And I want to stress that not all of those cities were served simultaneously; I'd say about 12-14 cities were usually served at any one time.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:02 pm

Quoting A330323X (Reply 16):
CAK, CLE, DAY

Why bother ATC? Just drive the SOB down I-70 (DAY) or 71.  Silly
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:28 pm

Okay, now that the first new colored 757 is in service, what reg. will be the second one as one went to ARA (New Iberia, LA) today. Also should be another 767-200 out in new colors as one has been there since the 10th...reg?

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:33 pm

Quote:
On Monday, I checked in for my weekly flight CMH-ATL on Continental. I noticed that the US check in area had been completely stripped of logos, titles, etc. So had the America West check in area. The Huntleigh scaliwags who uselessly check your ID and pass before the TSA checks your ID and pass said that they were moving on Tuesday.

The move was completed tonight. I met my plane this evening standing next to the wing of a USAirways 737-300. The combined operation will use gates B21-B25, all of which were former America West gates. It was definitely neat seeing them in use again, especially with mainline aircraft on the RJ-side. For those that don't know, the north side of the B Concourse (gates B16, B18, B20, B22, B24, B26) were all used for America West Express operations during the hub days. However, HP purposely had the setup designed so a mainline aircraft could fit at gate B22. It saw its first mainline jet tonight. Supposedly, Southwest will be packing up and moving to the A Concourse, but the deal is still being worked out by the CRAA and WN.

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I could've swore that US had a club at CMH once, but now that I look, I seem to have been mistaken. They had one damn near everywhere else though.

There was a short-lived USAir Club in the A Concourse at CMH at one time. It was located in between what is now gates A4 and A5, by the former USAir customer service center. If/When Southwest moves into A, that area is supposed to be renovated into new restaurants and shops, which are severly lacking in the A Concourse.
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:43 pm

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 13):
Looks like a charter used to ferry pilgrims to the Haj

You have revealed more about yourself than you probably should have with this statement.

I think it looks pretty sharp.
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:08 pm

Quoting FlyCMH (Reply 19):
There was a short-lived USAir Club in the A Concourse at CMH at one time.

OK, great, thanks for letting me know that I haven't completely lost my mind.  Smile
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:32 pm

Man, US had a focus city at CLE too?? I knew they had the old DAY hub left over from Piedmont... what a weird place!

I think US just had a mission in the 80s and 90s of having hubs and focus cities in as many oddball Midwest locations as possible... MCI, DAY, CLE, CMH...  Smile
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:06 pm

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 22):
Man, US had a focus city at CLE too??

Yeah, a big one, they called it a hub, 80-90 flights a day, before CO really made their push at CLE, back when UA was big there. Mainline to ALB, BDL, BOS, BUF, BWI, CLT, DCA, EWR, FLL, IND, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCO, MIA, MKE, PBI, PHL, PHX, PIT, ROC, RSW, SFO, SYR, TPA, YUL, YYZ. Practically no Express at all, just to CMH, DAY, DTW, ERI.

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 22):
I think US just had a mission in the 80s and 90s of having hubs and focus cities in as many oddball Midwest locations as possible... MCI, DAY, CLE, CMH...

Yes, US did have focus cities and/or small hubs all over the place, it's true.

Cities where US has operated at various points what could be called a focus city or hub, just since ~1990 I'd say are BOS, BWI, CLE, CLT, CMH, DAY, DCA, EWR, FLL, IAD, IND, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCI, MCO, PHL, PHX, PIT, SFO, SYR, TPA. And they ran point-to-point routes at dozens of other airports. US just had a killer East Coast franchise. Coverage East of the Mississippi like nothing any other airline has ever had or ever will, including US, ever again. They were a very strong #2 in the country in total domestic pax carried in 1990 or so, right after the mergers, and that was with next to nothing in the middle of the country.

But you must remember, what was called a hub back then is not what we call a hub today. Even the larger of the "hubs", aside from the mega-hubs at PIT and CLT and to a lesser extent PHL, were small by today's standards. The biggest of the smaller hubs, BWI, had only 250 flights. DAY/LAX/TPA had about 120 each. SFO/MCI each peaked at 100. EWR/CLE had 80-90. IAD peaked at about 120 in 2000, a latecomer to the US focus cities. But it wasn't just US who had a smaller definition of a hub--the same can be said of UA at CLE, or AA at RDU, or so on.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:43 pm

Wow!!

I love it Big grin



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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:20 am

what ever happened to those retro liverys?
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:13 am

Re the retro liveries I have heard first quarter 2006 on former HP A-320's.

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:21 am

Quoting 9KBOS (Reply 2):
any of the interiors being redone?

I was going to ask if they had bothered to make the inside as nice as the outside or if they were still the cruddy insides.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:26 am

I like it.

There's just one thing that bugs me. I wish the cheatline at the bottom of the fuselage extended straight forward until it intersected with the curve of the underbelly, rather than slanting downwards.

It just...doesn't sit right with me.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:55 am

What the hell do you people see in this livery? That flag image is absurd. Far from looking stylized, it simply looks incomplete and rather half-assed.
 
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:57 am

ugly, boring.....

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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:01 am

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 1):
Looks very smart on the 757! This new scheme is very much like 'Presidential' and 'Leisure Air.'

Well since they both went bust I would not hook my coat tails to them.....
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:17 am

Quoting 9KBOS (Reply 2):
any of the interiors being redone?

Not really. What I mean by that is that the planes being just sent to the paint shop are having nothing done to the interiors. The planes being painted as part of their heavy maintenance check are having certain parts of the interiors refreshed, as all of the planes do during their heavy checks.
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RE: US 757 In New Colors In Service With Photo

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:42 am

Quoting IAH744 (Reply 5):
Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4):
That's not a new picture! It was taken back in 1977!

hmm... looks like it not that "new" afterall

FYI, when I first saw the photo in the earlier thread yesterday; I commented to Jay that he had a typo regarding the year (1977) on his photo. It has since since corrected.

Had it not been corrected, could you imagine the reaction of someone searching through vintage 1977 photos in A.net's database only to find that one appear: non-existant airline name, non-existant livery & a non-existant aircraft type at the time?


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