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HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:12 am

Just an update on the repainting of HP's fleet, on Saturday N908AW arrived back in Phoenix sans the Arizona Cardinals colors, perhaps thats why they won Sunday (just kidding). Appears the special schemes are biting the dust one by one..
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:20 am

It was never one of my faves, but it is always sad to see something different go away. I shot it in October05 and even then it was very faded and used up


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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:27 am

Thank God! Another of the America West "Ugly Aircraft Series" goes into standard livery!

IMHO, the old "Teamwork" was the worst one, followed by the horrid State of Nevada livery. The only halfway decent one was the State of Arizona one - the original of which was referred to as "the ramper stamper" because rampers always seemed to get injured while working around it.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:39 am

Well I liked the first Team Work one, but not the second one. Didn't like the base color on the second version.

I also liked the Ohio one from HP and I thought the Diamondbacks and Suns were cool as well.

I was talking to someone recently and they told me that WN is already getting tired of the Canyon Blue scheme. I bet it fades quite rapidly, similar to the old FedEx purple. I wonder if WN will paint the entire fleet Canyon Blue or come up with another scheme ??? I'm just not crazy of the Canyon Blue at all.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

You're right, it will now be US's Cardinals Plane. I mean the Eagle's can't be the ONLY team to have an NFL theme plane.      

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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:13 am

I'm gonna miss this one--I flew her last summer on PHX-IAH--the gear was really put to work on that landing on 26L.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:19 pm

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4):
You're right, it will now be US's Cardinals Plane. I mean the Eagle's can't be the ONLY team to have an NFL theme plane.

No plans for a US Cardinals plane that I know of, but they are planning a Panthers plane, so the Eagles bird won't be alone.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:28 pm

Can't wait for the US Falcons theme plane!  Big grin
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:42 pm

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):
Can't wait for the US Falcons theme plane! Big grin

That one took me a second. Good one.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:44 pm

The day 915AW gets repainted from Nevada to the normal livery will be a sad day, I really like that livery alot!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:20 pm

All theme planes are being repainted onto the A319 fleet.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:21 pm

What routes do these special painting 757s fly? I have never flown on one and it makes me sad because I fly HP a lot!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:06 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Probably my fav. out of all of those! Actually well, I can't really pick a favorite.. they all looked so gorgeous.

I would have a hard time picking between the Cardinals, the also defunct Phoenix Suns, the Ohio, the Nevada and the Arizona one..

Sucks I'll never see this one again :/
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:42 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 11):
What routes do these special painting 757s fly?

There's still a lot of shuffling around when it comes to where our 757s fly. Currently we have then going PHX-ORD-PHX-SMF, PHX-LAS-ORD-PHX, LAS-DFW-LAS-SFO, SMF-PHX-DFW-LAS-SFO, PHX-SNA-PHX, PHX-LAX-PHX, and PHX-DCA-PHX. Of course, there's also the Hawaii routes: LAS-OGG, PHX-OGG, PHX-HNL, PHX-KOA, and PHX-LIH. I don't think we've got all 12 ETOPS certified yet, as I believe 913, 914, and 915 are not ETOPS certified, and they don't go to Hawaii (915 is the NV state plane). Now that may not be a perfect list, and I may be off on a few routings and might have left a few legs off but I believe that's the bulk of the 757 routings.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 2):
IMHO, the old "Teamwork" was the worst one, followed by the horrid State of Nevada livery.

As a long time resident of Nevada, I strongly beg to differ. Nothing warms my heart like seeing "Battle Born" roll into town.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
The day 915AW gets repainted from Nevada to the normal livery will be a sad day, I really like that livery alot!

See, I'm not the only one who believes this way.

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):
Can't wait for the US Falcons theme plane!

Dream on, the Falcons have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl this year than this merger, er, take over, taking place.

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 5):
I'm gonna miss this one--I flew her last summer on PHX-IAH--the gear was really put to work on that landing on 26L.

Funny you say that because 908 was the plane that suffered severe gear damage after an accident inside the PHX hangar.

Quoting JayDavis (Reply 3):
I wonder if WN will paint the entire fleet Canyon Blue or come up with another scheme ???

Dude, don't even try to hijack this thread with that comment. Start another thread if you want to talk WN liveries on a HP livery thread.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 11):
What routes do these special painting 757s fly? I have never flown on one and it makes me sad because I fly HP a lot!

They flew on any route HP 757s fly on, I flew the Cardinals bird on PHX-IAH.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:48 pm

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 14):
They flew on any route HP 757s fly on, I flew the Cardinals bird on PHX-IAH.

I flew on the Nevada bird last christmas PHX-SEA and SEA-PHX. I was in Seattle for 8 days visiting my family. I was pretty lucky to fly on 915 roundtrip!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:57 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 13):

Thanks for the information HPLASOps  Smile Good information.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:22 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
The day 915AW gets repainted from Nevada to the normal livery will be a sad day, I really like that livery alot!

Not to worry...that livery will live on long after 915AW gets repainted.  stirthepot 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:25 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 16):
Thanks for the information HPLASOps Good information.

Thanks, I just double checked the routings, and I did leave out PHX-CUN-PHX and PHX-PVR-PHX.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:28 pm

Quoting A330323X (Reply 6):
No plans for a US Cardinals plane that I know of, but they are planning a Panthers plane, so the Eagles bird won't be alone.

I'm not gonna think about it too much until I hear they're making a Chargers plane...
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:36 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 17):
Not to worry...that livery will live on long after 915AW gets repainted.

Battle Born is not nearly as majestic on your punyassed 737s as they do on our royal 757s. Battle Born exists on a plane in only one form as far as I'm concerned. Just go paint some more fish on your planes and be happy and quit disrespecting Battle Born.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:45 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 20):
Battle Born is not nearly as majestic on your punyassed 737s as they do on our royal 757s. Battle Born exists on a plane in only one form as far as I'm concerned. Just go paint some more fish on your planes and be happy and quit disrespecting Battle Born.

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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:56 am

Are the Arizona Cardinals even using HP/US for air transportation? Same with the Suns and D'Backs? I thought they had all jumped ship from HP.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 17):
Not to worry...that livery will live on long after 915AW gets repainted.

Not talking about WN's version of Nevada. HP's looked much, much better than WN's version of it.

Quoting PSAjet17 (Reply 22):
Are the Arizona Cardinals even using HP/US for air transportation?

I thought they went to NW.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:38 am

Quoting A330323X (Reply 6):

No plans for a US Cardinals plane that I know of, but they are planning a Panthers plane, so the Eagles bird won't be alone.

I didn't know anything about the Panthers theme plane. But as for the Cardinals, just wait a few more days.  Wink
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:38 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
I thought they went to NW.

That is correct, 2nd season with NW, apparently didn't even have the guts to tell HP that they weren't going to renew the contract.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:38 am

Bastards!!!!!

Flew that one PHX-CUN in May 06. I could easily show the kids that airplane BEFORE they went and repainted it.

Damn!
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting PSAjet17 (Reply 22):
Are the Arizona Cardinals even using HP/US for air transportation? Same with the Suns and D'Backs? I thought they had all jumped ship from HP.

The cardinals still use America West as for the others they have jumped ship.

I work for HP and when I am in PHX or LAS when I see the 757's in the new colors I shake my head. To me the 757's should be in special colors as they have always been.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:55 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
Not talking about WN's version of Nevada.

Yes, I know. I was being a smartass.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:59 pm

It's baaaaaaaaack!!! N837AW......Coming Soon to an airport near you!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:13 pm

How sad...I liked all the special themes. I was amazed at how many planes are already painted in the new colors. I was just in PHX this past weekend and there were only a few in HP colors.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:25 pm

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 29):
It's baaaaaaaaack!!! N837AW......Coming Soon to an airport near you!

If this is true, no wonder why the Cardinals lost 'weight'....their offense just suck!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:38 pm

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 24):
I didn't know anything about the Panthers theme plane. But as for the Cardinals, just wait a few more days.



Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 29):
It's baaaaaaaaack!!! N837AW......Coming Soon to an airport near you!

Well, you've certainly been right before, so I'll look for the pictures...

Still, they've got two NFL teams so far... And a third on the way if rumors are true... why don't they just go for all 32 of them?  Smile

I want a Titans plane.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 29):
It's baaaaaaaaack!!! N837AW......Coming Soon to an airport near you!

I just submitted a photo of the new A319 Cardinals plane that I took 20 mins ago in PHX. She looks pretty good. Will let you know if submission was accepted.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 33):
I just submitted a photo of the new A319 Cardinals plane that I took 20 mins ago in PHX. She looks pretty good.

Was unaware until I posted this thread, that the Cardinals would have a 319 painted for them. (Still can't be the same as a 757). Besides the Eagles and Cardinals, is any other teams getting a plane painted for them? Will the Diamondbacks come back in a 319?
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 34):
is any other teams getting a plane painted for them?

Apparently (has said in this thread) the Panthers are getting one too. No mention of baseball teams yet.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:17 am

That's sad, this was my favourite bird when I went to PHX earlier this year.

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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 33):

Why not just post it on here??
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:37 am

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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:09 am

That looks horrible. I was hoping it would look identical to the eagles plane only in Cardinals colours.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 39):
That looks horrible. I was hoping it would look identical to the eagles plane only in Cardinals colours.

Agreed!

If (and thats a HUGE IF!) they come out with a Seahawks livery, Im going to be freaking out, because that Cardinals livery just...doesn't do it for me. The one on N908AW looked so much better.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 40):
If (and thats a HUGE IF!) they come out with a Seahawks livery, Im going to be freaking out, because that Cardinals livery just...doesn't do it for me. The one on N908AW looked so much better.

Maybe Im missing something, but why would that even be a possibility?
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:34 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 40):
The one on N908AW looked so much better.

But the Bidwells (owners of the Cardinals) deserve ugly. Actually it might grow on me after a while..got to admit it is different.
 
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:41 am

It looks like a toy! LOL You know, like when you go to a teams official store and you see anything and everything with the teams logo/colors on it? Reminds me of something I would find in an official Arizona Cardinals store.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:59 am

We know that this new one will probably end up back in the paint shop. I kind of like it, but would like to see it in complete Cardinals colors. Regardless, it is nice to see that they are trying to keep some of the theme colors on the route map.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 44):
We know that this new one will probably end up back in the paint shop.

I hope it does!
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:14 pm

Is it a good idea to paint a pissed off looking bird on the tail of a plane? Just reeks of bad karma. Goes against the principles of good fuel economy too: dark fuselage, white tail.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 42):
But the Bidwells (owners of the Cardinals) deserve ugly.

Actually it'd be great if the Cardinal head was poking Bidwell's eyes out - that would be some beautiful art.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:50 pm

I wonder if US Airways would ever consider a Pittsburgh Steelers theme plane, they have been my favorite team since I was little.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:25 pm

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 39):
That looks horrible.

Fine. See if I ever take any more pictures for you all. Haha... just kidding. Surprised me to see it since I thought it would be a few weeks til we saw a new one.
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RE: HP's Cardinals Plane Is No More

Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:58 pm

Interesting transformation -- they move special schemes from Boeing 757s to Airbus.

Above picture of A319 Arizona Cardinals plane -- nice touch. I certainly will miss the 757 Arizona Cardinals scheme. Bold red and easy to spot.

Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles (photo inserted below) .. I wonder what is next?


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