US Airways - August 2014 - (Page 6)

Perspective embark Thank You for Flying with US A New Look for a New Airline ★ We're giving our planes a new look to go along with the new airline. Most of our fleet is getting a fresh coat of paint, including US Airways planes, which are being painted in American's colors and with the new logo. It's a huge project that will take the next couple of years. And it's an early example of how 100,000 people are working together to turn the promise of this merger into a reality and to restore American to the greatest airline in the world. Thanks to our merger, which closed at the end of last year, our customers are benefitting from a bigger, more connected network of destinations, including our newest, Hong Kong. That wider network, which was made even larger when US Airways joined American in the oneworld alliance in March, translates into more opportunities to earn and redeem miles in the AAdvantage program. Customers are also benefitting from new aircraft at American. On average, two new planes PHOTO BY MICHAEL ZUKERMAN You can see video of one of our Airbus A319 aircraft being painted in the new American livery at 6 AUGUST 2014 arrive each week. They are replacing older aircraft, and the result is that American is going to have one of the youngest fleets in the business. One of the things I like about this new livery is the way it represents the people of our airline. Our team members voted for the new flag on the tail, which will replace American's old logo. The passion our people feel about their airline, and how we represent ourselves to the world, is inspiring, and it shows how deeply they care about American Airlines and its future. In fact, it's the new aircraft that prompted changes in our look. For decades, American's fleet has had a polished aluminum exterior with American's distinctive red, white, and blue livery. But soon we will be flying Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, two larger aircraft that we will use on some of our most important, longest-range routes all over the world. The bodies on those high-tech planes are made out of carbon fiber instead of aluminum, so the polished-metal look won't work going forward. And as we move forward, we will remember to embrace our past. We plan to paint some "heritage" aircraft - modern planes painted with logos from the past, from airlines that have formed today's American. Already we are flying jets with paint schemes from PSA, Piedmont, America West, and Allegheny, and in the future we plan to introduce TWA, Reno Air, and Air Cal aircraft and keep one plane in the US Airways livery. We have team members who began their careers at each of these carriers working for American today. They are proud of their heritage, and we are proud to have them on the American Airlines team. On behalf of all of us at American Airlines, thank you for flying with us today. We hope you enjoy your travels, and we look forward to seeing you on another flight with us again soon. Doug Parker Chairman and CEO American Airlines

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Best Cultural Sites
Great Escapes: RIU Hotels and Resorts
Style Spotlight: Beach Wear
Golf: Wyndham Championship
Diversions: Stargazing
Connections: Everybody's Business
Gear Up: Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Vancouver
Great Tastes: Bonefish Grill
Special Section: Orange County, California
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Special Section: Celebrate Opera
To Your Health: Lumiday and Luminite
Special Section: Newport News, Virginia
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Great Dates: Las Vegas Marathon
Special Section: Women's College Coalition
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - August 2014