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More: US Airways (PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines)
More: Airbus A319-112
More: Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT)
More: USA - North Carolina, March 25, 2006
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N742PS (cn 1275) Fresh out of the paint shop before its first revenue flight
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A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
We sure miss PSA !

A visitor from Germany posted Sun April 16, 2006:
Nice shot of a nice Retro-Jet. Nice to see the classic PSA-Colors...

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 14, 2006:
Good ol' PSA. The only airline where all the guys fought for the aisle seats! - rsa

A visitor from Malaysia posted Tue April 11, 2006:
Reminds me of the good old days of aviation, when there was a lot of competition in the US air transport industry...

And they didn't forget the smile either. ;)

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
OK, this is all well and good, but where is the AWA aircraft?

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
I love it- It doesn't have to make sense why they did the old livery. It's for the employees, honoring them. I wish other airlines would recognize their hereitage the way US Airways did. Maybe AA should think about putting up a TWA plane. To honor the employees whose blood sweat and tears made the airline. Way to go US/Cactus carriers!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
USAirways management gets an 'A' for effort but it isn't right by far. Paint some planes more accurately and start flying them north and south in California. Should have consulted PSA people first.

A visitor from - posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Looks like USAir still can't get it right. The smile is not even close to the size of the original. The tail is off too. Go look at any old picture of a real PSA plane and you'll see the difference. Nice try........should have had former PSA maintenance paint this one........

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 30, 2006:
I love the colors and the great smile. It brings back alot of memories from the good ole' days when PSA was flying the western skies. A former PSA employee.

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 30, 2006:
I hope the female flight attendants wear the PSA stewardess uniforms to complete the scheme.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 29, 2006:
I was about 13 or so when I took PSA from BUR to SFO. Turned out it was PSA's last day of operation before US Air took over. The captain bought everyone on board a drink (that meant an extra coke for me...) I even got a certificate for being a passenger on the last day of operation. The flight attendant let me deplane (by my self via the air stair) before take off to snap a picture of the smile on the MD80. Not like that would EVER happen today... I'll have to rummage through my photos to see if I can dig it up.

I still remember it as if it were yesterday, what an experience! Airplanes were way comfortable at that age. Now it's shoulder to shoulder in coach.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 29, 2006:
It's nice to see that smile in the air again but would've preferred it on a 757 as an homage to those 727s that graced the skies of California.

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed March 29, 2006:
It's great, but. WHY???? Anyone knows the reason for the ressurection of this particular scheme?

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 28, 2006:
Great to see the PSA colors again.

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Very good idea. I really like it. T.B.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Lush livelry!!!!JT

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Fantasic! Much better than the New US livery...
Thanks Jay Selman!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
The smile is too small and the colors on the tail are painted up too high. Look at the web and you can find many pictures of the paint job.

From a Former PSA Employee.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
I've really missed that smile. Now I wish AA would paint one of our 737's in Aircal colors.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Great Pic....Keep up the great work....

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Wow! I wish I could see the real PSA flying once again! Great paint job, great picture!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
I love this picture. i think the new usairways management is amazing and i look forward to the other retro plane to show up.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
This is a top notch photo. However, it seems to me that in comparison to real PSA photos, the colors are not quite right on this A-320. Something about the orange....

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Pretty damn good pic. I work for US and never thought id see this kind of retro job done. Great pic! Thanks.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Make this permanate liverly, its so funny with the smlie, it greets u as u come to board the aircraft

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Brings back my childhood...PSA. SMF-SAN. SMF-SNA. SMF-LAX-SAN. Official Airline for Disneyland =)

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon March 27, 2006:
It reminds me Aviacsa smile! -Pichardo-

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
The smiles are back!!!!!! WOOO!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
A new US Airways A319 wearing PSA colors. Beautiful

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
The photo and the livery are top notch! There is far more to the story than meets the eye. The new USAirways, recently merged with America west Airlines, seeks to celebrate the four airlines heritage that make up the new one,,, Allegheny, Piedmont, PSA, and America West. Blending the four distinct cultures of the airlines into a new best practices culture of trust, cooperation, enabling employees, and producing the highest quality customer service, is the goal. Look for this airplane to visit San Diego, PSA's former base on Thursday, March 30th. There will be a celebration, retro uniforms, lots of smiles, and maybe even a few tears.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
GREAT PIC! But why put PSA back?

A visitor from - posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Now if US could hire stewardesses like PSA had...

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Very nice livery.. and a nice smile~

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Wow puts a smile on my face, to see a new plane with those colors brings back the good o days

A visitor from Finland posted Sun March 26, 2006:
The happiest plane of the World :)

A visitor from - posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Nice job on the shot, yet i absolutely hate the scheme. It's ugly! I remember the PSA colors, I hated them too! Now why put them back onto a modern plane?

A visitor from - posted Sun March 26, 2006:
I love nostalgia!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
It's got a smile on it too ! ... Thanks for sharing!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Wow, I feel like I'm back in the 1970's.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
That is a great photo! Glad to see the smile back in the air. I wish every carrier would do something like his just to bring back the memories of the airlines absorbed due to mergers....Great job US.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
It brings old and fond memories of one of the greatest airlines to take to the skies. long live p.s.a

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Nice shot. The first PSA livery with a Star Alliance sticker on it. I really love retro style.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun March 26, 2006:
I don't get these retro schemes. And I think most people will not even understand it's a retro scheme. It'll just look silly!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Nice photo but enjoy the livery while it lasts. Looks like the radome may need replacement....
No word on when another one-off radome can be painted.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Very nice picture!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sun March 26, 2006:
A bit Old School Style makes this livery lovely and impressive! Look at the black nose! Great shot :)

A visitor from Finland posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Nice! I like it, old school :)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Yes! That is sooo cool! Very happy to see this livery again.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Always have loved the smiling birds and I always will. Something about that paint makes me want to fly it every time I see it.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun March 26, 2006:
The red colour on this paint skeem dont look good on it.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
WOW!!! What a shot Jay!!! Congrats! Its great to see this classic livery grace the skies again! I agree, I really hope she comes home to SAN!!! What an amazing and emotional sight that would be!!!

Dave, San Diego, CA

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
It looks stunning! US Airways is proving to me why they are my favorite airline.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
LOVE IT! Brings back many good times on PSA :)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Real blast from the past, can't wait to see what they do with the two A319's planned to have the Allegheny and Piedmont liveries put on.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
LOL. That is a funny paint job.

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun March 26, 2006:
WOW lovely scheme......good shot Jay!

Andrew

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Give it a month....and it'll have a white nose cose on it. ;)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Very sharp! Can't wait to see the rest of the retro fleet. I can't wait to see what the reaction is in SAN.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Also fun to see they have changed the registration appropriately!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 26, 2006:
BEAUTIFUL !...It's good to see the "CATCH OUR SMILE" plane back in the air.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat March 25, 2006:
Nice!! But it looks so retro! I hope to see it in Brazil someday too :) (with these colors)

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 25, 2006:
It is a glorious day when a PSA Smileliner once again graces the skies...I hope we in San Diego get to see this bird once in a while - it is of GREAT sentimental value to us!

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 25, 2006:
US Airways has been amazing in the last couple of months. This is a wonderful special livery! Can't wait to see it in person!

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