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May 18, 2006

US Airways Plane in Piedmont Colors

Warning:  True Airline Dork Alert

First off, I know that 95% of you won't care about this.  But for the 5% who will, US Airways has unveiled its second airplane in its heritage series, where it's painting aircraft in the colors of the airlines that have been merged into the current US Airways.  You can see the first plane in PSA colors here. (thanks to USA Today for that link)

The A319 painted in Piedmont's colors can be seen here

Again, I'm a dork about this stuff, but it's kinda cool.  Not in an actual cool way, mind you, but in a guy-who-cares-about-airplane-paint-schemes kinda way.

(And a CORRECTION: Reader Jeff Lee, also a dork when it comes to this stuff, points out that this is, in fact, the 3rd retro livery.  You can see the Allegheny plane I failed to mention here.  Thanks, Jeff!)

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There's a non-dorky reason these US Airways' paint schemes are important. Airline employees are often very nostalgic and fiercely loyal to their first airline. So if you're one of the thousands of US Airways employees who started with Piedmont, seeing the old livery will likely put a smile on your face and make you feel better about your job. That might make you a better employee. That's the theory anyway!

: iahphx at May 18, 2006 9:58:37 AM

How long before this shows up as a plot element on The Loop?

: Avi Greengart at May 18, 2006 5:48:58 PM

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