I have gotten to a point where the new livery no longer seems odd, althought I haven't had the opportunity to see one in the flesh. What I keep wondering about is how American will deal with all the stuttering A's they have marketed for so many years... AAdvantage, gAAteway, trAAin, and so on. Witho...Jump to post
I hope the Delta "widget" isn't treated in the same fashion as the United "tulip" U on aircraft tails. The tulip is excerpted to the point that it is not easily understood any longer as the letter U. Air India is doing the same thing with the centaur.Jump to post
I have also travelled to/from <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym> and <acronym title="Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International (NGO / RJGG), Japan">NGO</acronym> on <...Jump to post
"A" is the oldest, followed by "B". "C" was added later, and "D" later yet. "D" has never gotten the "modernization the others received, blocking in some of the clerestory windows and so on. "A" used to be the "prestige" wing, housing Eastern and TWA.
Cheers to Indiana and Indianapolis!
I like the idea of HP/US doing something as bold and innovative as the original Braniff Flying Colors schemes of Alexander Girard. Not the later, darker colors but the lighter, more pastel blue, yellow, green, orange, and so on.Jump to post
If you want a great dining experience in Indy, try St. Elmo's Steakhouse. It is very close to the dome. Not cheap perhaps, but great food and wine list. Have a martini, a shrimp cocktail with killer horseradish sauce, a rare filet, and a good bottle of merlot. It is comparable to Ruth's Chris, but w...Jump to post
I agree. It has grown on me. So when can I reserve a seat in the new Business Class from <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> to <acronym title="Sarasota - Bradenton International (SRQ / KSRQ), USA - Florida">SRQ</acronym>? It doesn't show on the we...Jump to post
I have been historically very loyal to American Airlines. My travels have ranged from a lot of US domestic travel, to a number of flights to Europe and a lot of travel to Japan. I would be happy if the vastly simplified fare system proposed several years ago was reviewed and implemented. The percept...Jump to post
I will miss the "package tied with string" in the previous UPS logo. It was designed by Paul Rand, one of the very best graphic designers of all time.
Rand was responsible for other little projects like...
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747-311- The kit I was mentioning was a "hand out" on the Portland to Nagoya flight. I used to use that flight frequently (from <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - Interna...Jump to post
It is hard to establish a presence in a controlled market. While <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> does not have the brand recognition of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> in Japan, it is not an unknown....Jump to post
ConcordeBoy- My mild preference for the Pacific configuration is borne out of the fact that when I have traveled to Japan on American's 777, particularly the now-cancelled Osaka flights, the cabin was very lightly occupied. I have always had an empty seat next to me, so there is an abundance of room...Jump to post
Taxi speeds at Indianapolis International also seem high, a function, I suppose, of the distance between the new runways and the terminal area. It will be a major improvement when the new mid-field terminal is constructed. I agree with the previous post that WN taxi speeds always seem greater than o...Jump to post
I do not care for the pink-ish, beige-ish white body of the new livery, and would much prefer the white body they currently have. If a white crane logo was added to the tail, similar in the scale and placement to Northwest's "N", I think it would be much more interesting, and would maintain a visual...Jump to post
ll75- I enjoyed reading your comments. I, too, have twin daughters and we have flown with them reasonably frequently. Our first trip was also when they were 6 months old, from Indianapolis to Orlando. We needed to get away, and decided Disney World would be kid friendly. The girls were great on the ...Jump to post
I, too, miss the crane, and wish it were also present on the tail in white, even if it was small.
Thinking about white, it is hard to discern from pictures how "white" the white really might be. Wasn't it supposed to be pink-hued? Could someone who has seen it in the flesh respond if it is?
Anyone remember "TORQUE" at Stapleton? United had an employee incentive system for converting Continental customers to UAL. The back of some buttons had the old CAL logo with a large "screw" drawn as if it had been driven into it. As I recall, TORQUE was an acronym for "Try Our Real Quality United E...Jump to post
The little gin-filled KLM houses are a nice, traditional touch. I have a few of them, but work with an engineer that has dozens lined up in his office. Before they eliminated international first class, Delta gave away a little amenity kit that was made from black leather, and could be adapted to hol...Jump to post
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