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SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:19 pm

Hi all,

A couple quick questions about SkyWest. First of all, I was wondering if anyone can tell me if SkyWest still has any aircraft painted in the colors seen below. The photo below was taken in November 2013, and shows a variant of the airline's older livery.

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Also, does anyone know (or want to speculate) if SkyWest will paint any of their larger aircraft CRJ-700s or -900s or other aircraft on order in their house colors so that they can be assigned flexibly for any of their major partners?

Thanks and regards,

Edward
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:47 pm

The livery above, the Pepsi can, is gone. There is a house livery on some CRJ's however. It's the livery that was being used to fly express Ops out of MKE a while back if I am correct. Just a blue swoop on the tail and it says SkyWest.

No -700/-900 have a house livery, as they are assigned to a major by contract. The CRJ and EMB can be cross utilized and fly some at risk routes by OO.

An example of the above was when I was with SkyWest on the ramp and we had to move a plane to the DL gates for a departure, from the UA side at SFO. This was a house color plane and required different interior items.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:19 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 1):
The livery above, the Pepsi can, is gone. There is a house livery on some CRJ's however. It's the livery that was being used to fly express Ops out of MKE a while back if I am correct. Just a blue swoop on the tail and it says SkyWest.

Saw a "SkyWest" livery CRJ in MKE in the last month operating a UA* flight. Not sure how many there still are. It was the livery described in the first reply -- I don't recall seeing the livery posted by the OP in years.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:19 am

Quoting lindy field (Thread starter):
Also, does anyone know (or want to speculate) if SkyWest will paint any of their larger aircraft CRJ-700s or -900s or other aircraft on order in their house colors so that they can be assigned flexibly for any of their major partners?

All of the -7/900 have seating configurations specific to the partner they are assigned to.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:30 am

There's also the bare metal livery on the Brasilias.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:36 am

Quoting knope2001 (Reply 2):

Yeah the last "Pepsi Can" as we called it was repainted when I was still working for OO in 2009. But there are a handful of the House colors you saw flying around. The exact number I am not sure. Maybe there are a few OO people on-board here that may know.

Quoting UA444 (Reply 4):

Yes, these birds are used on both DL and UA flying. And a personal favorite as they are lighter then the painted aircraft and we can usually get more passengers on. That being said, the new UA livery is 200 lbs lighter then the old Tulip livery.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:45 am

Hello all,

I appreciate all the info in this thread. But photos of N412SW show it in the "Pepsi" colors until 2013, and that's not a fluke. There are a few photos of it in those colors after 2009.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:44 am

Quoting lindy field (Reply 6):

I can't say for sure if it was N412SW or not, but I worked an aircraft in the so-called "Pepsi can livery" just a couple of months ago. It was operating as United Express on an ORD-ATW-ORD turn. So this livery has definitely been flying past 2009.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:53 pm

I saw N693BR in Blue/White Skywest colours at SAN less than two weeks ago (2 Jun), colours as shown in the pic below:


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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:35 pm

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 8):
I saw N693BR in Blue/White Skywest colours at SAN less than two weeks ago (2 Jun), colours as shown in the pic below:

Those are the newer house colors and are applied to quite a few aircraft.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:47 pm

I'm showing the following SkyWest inj House colors. These do fly some UAX services. Don't know about others that do not ever fly UAX

CRJ200
N874AS
N410/411/412/413/465/466/594/947/951/953SW
N652/693/699/702/709BR
N477/494/495/498/988CA

EMB-120
N216/217/224/236/296/297/299/308/560/561/564/565/576/581SW
N270/211/301YV
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:15 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 10):
Don't know about others that do not ever fly UAX

I think there are two, but maybe more, that fly for AA as American Eagle.

Although not house colors that's not to say a CRJ-900 hasn't been painted as a SkyWest plane. These are the special colors for there 35th anniversary. This plane flew for DL exclusively.


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I'm sad that there were no special colors for their 40th anniversary.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Quoting MountainWest90 (Reply 11):
Although not house colors that's not to say a CRJ-900 hasn't been painted as a SkyWest plane. These are the special colors for there 35th anniversary. This plane flew for DL exclusively.

Delta wasn't too pleased with the paint job since it stuck out too much, and it tended to get routed through ATL a lot.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:05 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 1):
The livery above, the Pepsi can, is gone.

Did they retire N405SW? It was the "pepsi" livery and I flew it on 05.09.2013. I remember that plane clearly because I left my half-year-old iPad mini in the seat-back pocket and lost it forever after a flight from SFO to BUR.   
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:07 pm

Quoting foppishbum (Reply 13):
Did they retire N405SW?

Yes. It ran out of time and was parted out.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:25 pm

The house painted CRJ-200's can flow to American, Alaska, Delta and United. They can't flow them onto the US Airways side because the seating numbers are different.

The house painted EMB-120's can flow between Delta and United.


Here are the aircraft I show in house colors:
Tail Aircraft Type
N216SW EMB-120
N217SW EMB-120
N224SW EMB-120
N236SW EMB-120
N270YV EMB-120
N271YV EMB-120
N296SW EMB-120
N297SW EMB-120
N299SW EMB-120
N301YV EMB-120
N308SW EMB-120
N560SW EMB-120
N561SW EMB-120
N564SW EMB-120
N565SW EMB-120
N576SW EMB-120
N581SW EMB-120

N410SW CRJ-200
N411SW CRJ-200
N412SW CRJ-200
N413SW CRJ-200
N465SW CRJ-200
N466SW CRJ-200
N477CA CRJ-200
N494CA CRJ-200
N495CA CRJ-200
N498CA CRJ-200
N594SW CRJ-200
N652BR CRJ-200
N693BR CRJ-200
N699BR CRJ-200
N702BR CRJ-200
N709BR CRJ-200
N874AS CRJ-200
N928EV CRJ-200
N930EV CRJ-200
N947SW CRJ-200
N951SW CRJ-200
N953SW CRJ-200
N988CA CRJ-200
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:24 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 12):
Delta wasn't too pleased with the paint job since it stuck out too much, and it tended to get routed through ATL a lot.

That would be an odd concern as there were PLENTY of one-off paint jobs on ASA and OH a/c through the years.

Quoting durangomac (Reply 15):
They can't flow them onto the US Airways side because the seating numbers are different.

That may be an OO restriction but I know RAH will cross-utilize the 145/170 fleets between code-shares (including US).
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:27 pm

Quoting B727FA (Reply 16):
That may be an OO restriction but I know RAH will cross-utilize the 145/170 fleets between code-shares (including US).

To flow the aircraft onto US OO has to change placards. US uses ACDF seating and all the others use ABCD seating. OO tried really hard to get US to use ABCD seating because it would mean they could flow aircraft more efficiently but US refused.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:01 pm

RAH just made gate announcements and on-board announcements to help people. It wasn't really that big of a deal for the few a/c involved and pax count.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:02 am

Quoting B727FA (Reply 16):
That would be an odd concern as there were PLENTY of one-off paint jobs on ASA and OH a/c through the years.

DL Management has changed a lot in that time, as has their attitude towards their brand.

Quoting durangomac (Reply 17):
To flow the aircraft onto US OO has to change placards

I don't know how the placards are mounted on OO's CR7s and CR9s, but on a lot of regional aircraft, they're just peel and stick parts, so if OO needed the flexibility, it could conceivably be done... in the same amount of time that's already needed to change out seat pocket contents.
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:26 am

Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 19):

I don't know how the placards are mounted on OO's CR7s and CR9s, but on a lot of regional aircraft, they're just peel and stick parts, so if OO needed the flexibility, it could conceivably be done... in the same amount of time that's already needed to change out seat pocket contents.

Seatback pocket contents are easy 10-15 minutes, placards requires maintenance authorizations so it take hours to swap out the placards.
 
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RE: SkyWest Airlines (USA) House Colors

Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:13 am

I would believe that generic spares are allowed a certain amount of deviation from requirements, as long as the primary aircraft meet them. A large case in point is AS: No one expects to fly a CRJ-200 on AS, but it does happen. Especially with how old the ex-Horizon CR7's are, and that same plane could fly for anyone.
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