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US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:37 am

Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

PSA PLANE GETS WIDER SMILE
Some said it was just the airplane. Others insisted that the smile just wasn’t big enough. Either way, the PSA Heritage Plane today debuts an even bigger, wider smile. After all, it can’t really hurt any of us to offer a bigger smile to our customers, right?
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:05 am


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I can't find any other pics with the "new smile". It looks pretty massive to me in that pic. Perhaps it was widened, not lengthened?

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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 1):
I can't find any other pics with the "new smile". It looks pretty massive to me in that pic. Perhaps it was widened, not lengthened?

I believe the problem was that it wasn't quite as wide as on the original PSA livery. The length was just about right, though. Let's see some pics!!!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:25 am

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):
Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

PSA PLANE GETS WIDER SMILE

D'oh!

I mistook wider for longer.

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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 3):
D'oh!

I mistook wider for longer.

I are smart

Actually a wider smile (with respect to a face) is technically correct. I believe a thicker smile line was what most of us had in mind w/respect to the original PSA smile.

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):

Do you have a source for this tidbit of info.?
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:32 am

I hope they do make it a bit thicker ... but either way , that plane looks incredible ! The Allegheny heritage plane, on the other hand ...  yuck  !!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 5):
I hope they do make it a bit thicker ... but either way , that plane looks incredible ! The Allegheny heritage plane, on the other hand ... !!

Haha, I feel the opposite!
Is it me, or are the colors on the PSA plane just not quite true to original???

Either way, glad they're thickening the smile, it really needed it.
 
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:44 am

it was posted on our employee web sites "the hub" and "awa compass" with a picture. the project was completed in pit. be on the look out for a revised allegheny retro jet with a bigger logo on the tail. we made noise and they listened. looks like this management team does a lot of listening compared to the old.
 
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:22 am

Quoting Etops1 (Reply 7):
we made noise and they listened. looks like this management team does a lot of listening compared to the old.

That's why the new USAirways has so much better a chance than the old one would have (well, that was a nil chance with the Crystal City management being what it was!). If they listened and acted on employee opinion and reactions to the ALG heritage jet livery matter, it bodes well for future bigger issues.

I must admit I was skeptical abiout this merger, but things like this convince me that the new company is doing what it takes! And Hallelujah to the fact that Crystal City and that malignant previous US management's reign is finally over!

Cant wait to see the revision to the Allegheny jet!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:33 am

And here is a happier A319...



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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:38 am

Lookin Good!!!
I love the A319, this is a great idea of the new US.

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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:50 am

WOW - now thats a smile. MUCH better!!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:07 am

Bring on the Piedmont jet...
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:21 am

That looks great! Yes, the other smile was too small. That alone puts a big smile on my face!!!!  Smile
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:27 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 13):
That looks great! Yes, the other smile was too small. That alone puts a big smile on my face!!!!

Yup!!! Looks like they just about doubled the width of the smile...exactly what it needed!!! I'm very happy to hear that US/HP management listens to even little things like that. It doesn't take much to make a whole bunch of people happy and a little bit of good will goes a long way.

Edit: Now, which US ramper brought a Black Sharpie to work today at PIT???

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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:38 am

It may not be authentic, but I actually prefer the way the thinner version was round at the ends, while the new revision has square ends.
 
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:24 pm

US Heritage AL Aircraft rolls out also



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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:38 pm

That PSA plane is just beautiful. Lot's of memories here. Nice to see some color come to eastern skies. Too many dark airplanes.
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:49 pm

I was delighted to see N742PS sitting at gate 23 at SAN tonight, she was home, and I noticed the wider smile right away. It looks like the original. The stripes on the tail don't seem right, but the B727-200 had a smaller area.Kudos to US, may clear skies and smooth flying be with you!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:32 pm

Great to hear it was back in SAN!! And yes the wider smile looks much better. I'm excited that we will be getting mainline back in TUS in July...A319...so maybe someday this jet will come to TUS (once certs are integrated). Looks beautiful!!
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 15):
It may not be authentic, but I actually prefer the way the thinner version was round at the ends, while the new revision has square ends.

I hear you there. Maybe they can fix the ends of the smile to round it out?
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RE: US Heritage PS Aircraft Gets Wider Smile

Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:19 am

Quoting FLYAWA (Thread starter):
Thanks to a.net users feedback, US announced today that the smile on N742PS is now wider.

err...I wouldn't give this site that much credit. The employees spoke up and management listened - simple as that. Nothing to do with what is said here. If anything, US management does lurk on that other site - since that site is essentially dedicated to that airline. LOL

Either way, great change and it does look much better.

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