In U.S. history, a search of the “Chronicling America” newspaper collection turned up a reference to “souls on board” as early as Oct. 4, 1805, in The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser. I have never chosen to fly an airline based on what its paint schemes were. And I’ve never not flown an airline for a bad one. Unless they take into consideration the handful of people who might not buy a model 777 for their desk with the new livery, then I don’t think it should matter at all to the airline. It was a place where I experienced many emotions and learned many lessons. It was a place of work, but also a keeper of dreams.
And when my waiting pilots and my mechanics saw my downcast eyes and my shaking shoulders, they understood and returned to the dispersal in silence. — Pierre Clostermann, ‘The Big Show ‘ 1951. I live for that exhilarating moment when I’m in an airplane rushing down the runway and pull on the stick and feel lift under its wings.
Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead. — Richard Bach, ‘Nothing by Chance,’ 1963. ‘When a prang zbodyfitness reno seems inevitable, endeavour to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity, as slowly and gently as possible.’ – advice given to RAF pilots during W.W.II. “Mistakes are inevitable in aviation, especially when one is still learning new things. The trick is to not make the mistake that will kill you.”
LAWA is not really a builder or operator in the broader sense. Majority of facilities are under long term exclusive leaseholds to carriers so its really up to them. Even TBIT is managed by airline consortium. A new midfield concourse connected to TBIT will open in the later part of the decade with international and domestic gates. Little doubt AA will fight for those gates. No different in concept, but the tunnel’s a claustrophobic dungeon (no shops, no restaurants, nothing to look at except DL advertisements in T5-T6) without moving sidewalks.
Log into usairways wings login page with one-click or find related helpful links. While I enjoy debating the merits of certain aircraft liveries as much as anyone, I have always believed they are not particularly important to the success of an airline. I think our livery should represent the American brand well-it should be professional, and it should be cost efficient – but it is not a make- or-break decision for our airline. And since it is important to our team members, I think our team members should decide.