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US Airways pays tribute to its heritage with iconic paint schemes. By Tara Titcombe PAINTING THE PAST T he US Airways plane you’ve boarded probably looks like most any other plane in the fleet — a classic white body with a navy underside and a navy tail with the airline’s flag logo. But you may find yourself aboard one of the heritage theme planes. These planes, with their special paint schemes, tell the tale of the airline’s history. Arizona, Texas, and Colorado, Allegheny changed its name to USAir in 1979. The name was officially changed again in 1997 to US Airways. Allegheny Airlines 66 MAY 2013 Piedmont This is where it all began. Allegheny Airlines, originally known as All American Aviation, began in 1939 as a mail service and then changed its name to All American Airways in 1949 as it transitioned to passenger service. Its route system grew throughout the east, and the name was changed to Allegheny Airlines to reflect its network. The airline continued to grow, merging with Lake Central Airlines in 1968 and with Mohawk Airlines in 1972. To better reflect its expanding route network, which included destinations in In 1948, Piedmont Airlines began operations by carrying one paying passenger, who also happened to be its founder, T. H. Davis. From that first passenger, Piedmont quickly became the sixth largest U.S. airline in number of passengers carried. Piedmont acquired Empire Airlines in 1986 and was then absorbed by USAir in 1989 in what was the largest airline merger at the time. Today, Piedmont remains one of the most wellknown airlines to have operated throughout the eastern U.S.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - May 2013