Re: Transition Scheme
Date: November 24, 2007 02:24PM
This is what I know...so if anyone else knows better, please correct me.
The three shades of red stripe down the side of some of our 737s were taken directly from the USAir shops from materials they used to repaint their own aircraft and these were intended to "prepare" the public to connect Piedmont with USAir and get them ready to see these types of colors in the future.
But somewhere along the way, they decided to go with a total different color of red white and blue on silver, likely from another company they paid to do that like so much other money that was wasted during that timeframe.
Although I did enjoy some of the various schemes.
On the blue, that was done on USAir tape as well, so not sure if it is the exact blue of Piedmont. I always thought that the Blue on silver scheme would have served them well to keep it for the merger.
Going one step further, if they had kept the name "Piedmont" and allowed the Piedmont employees to thrive and share our philosophy with them, she may have very well survived today as Piedmont.
The way Doug Parker of the new USAirways changed the name of America West Airlines to USAirways, is a testiment to the fact that you don't have to be egotistical and ruin another company just to have a merger.
As I recall, several test schemes were tried over those years, but one was particularly bad. They called it the pumpkin scheme. Does anyone remember that one?