|Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 13):|
Does anybody know why the US flights on Flightaware now show up as America West flights?
I noticed this change about a month ago.
East and West are now under the same certificate, as mentioned, and the company has chosen it's callsign, which is Cactus, and using the West, or AWE ICAO code. Basically, the company appears as one entity, but the internal workings still show clearly that it is two entities. So, you see a US plane flying, it looks like it is US Air, but it may be flown by West Crew, and the next plane you see looks the exact same, but flown by East crew. I'm sure dispatch and crew scheduling offices at US have a pretty tough job.
I completely understand company pride, but that does not help the merger any, the only way for the merger to be a success is if both East and West back down from calling each other names, and try to work together, or the hatred among both parties will destroy the company from the inside. And then for sure, you can say NO MORE US, as US would be a distant memory.
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand, just find a place to make your stand and take it easy