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Airbus A319 (N742PS) - AALs N742PS, the Pacific Southwest Airlines heritage special livery A319 that was recently repainted and retitled and is now displaying the "American" brand instead of the former "US Airways" nameplate, accelerates down runway 16R to begin a midmorning flight to Phoenix.
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Airbus A319 (N742PS)

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AAL's N742PS, the Pacific Southwest Airlines heritage special livery A319 that was recently repainted and retitled and is now displaying the "American" brand instead of the former "US Airways" nameplate, accelerates down runway 16R to begin a midmorning flight to Phoenix.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I've tried finding a way of deleting this photo but there doesn't seem to be any method of doing it. I've got it up on my c-screen and it looks A-OK there ... but not here. So don't go by my pic; N742PS really looks great since the repaint work.
Ryan Jorgenson
Gary, I think it looks great but I can remove it if you'd like to re-post it?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Ryan, I had initially responded to your above offer by thanking you and accepting your offer. But just now I came to the FA gallery to check out new picture posts ... and I see several viewers seem to agree with you that it is OK. So I'll say "Thanks" to you again .. for both the compliment and the offer .. but please leave it as is. TYVM, Ryan
Ryan Jorgenson
Any time Gary, thanks for the photo :)
JM32
5 starz Gary ! I love it :)
Dwight Hartje
5 stars and great photo!
Dwight Hartje
Please don't delete this!
Brian James
Ii think it looks great! As a fan of the old PSA, it's a keeper!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Thanx Ryan, John, Dwight, and Brian, for the positive comments. When I viewed it here, the bottom colors seemed "muddled" but they aren't when I look at my original. guess I'm just being too critical. But moving on, this heritage scheme is truly fantastic now after the repaint. And the "Grinningbird" is a super reminder of PSA ... and of the days of many regionals from decades ago. I've got old scans of pictures (Bullseye camera w/620 film) I took as a kid in the 60s. Mohawk, Allegheny, Eastern, TWA, Braniff, Northeast, even a Lake Central. This PSA always reminds me of all the others.
Darryl Sarno
Very nice catch!
n6766j
If only it was a B727.....(heavy sigh)
fholbert
I was a Frequent Flyer of PSA in the early 70's. The FA wore hot pants and boots, drove this 15/16/17 year old crazy!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
6766, one of my fave old movies is "Bullitt." The movie itself isn't why it is one of my faves; there is a scene near the end with S. McQueen chasing a bad guy right past a PSA 727 that is beginning its takeoff roll. Super view of the aircraft; I even froze the movie and snapped a shot of the PSA 727 on the TV screen. (Couple great Pan Am scenes too.) FHolbert, I recall those days ... when the FAs were "stewardesses." Memories ...
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Thanx, Darryl. Much appreciated.
johnrm
This aircraft should be used on the Western U.S. Routes of American-U.S. Airways.
johnrm
Bring the PSA aircraft back to Fresno California NOW!
sam kuminecz
the only Bluestreak that comes into buffalo is a whimpy CRJ7....lucky you!
great shot
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Sam, this one has been at KBUF three times in the past eight weeks: June 22, Jul 3, and July 10. I snapped it at KBUF about four months ago. All three of the heritage schemes visit KBUF often. The Allegheny special scheme was there at BUF on July 14 and again the next day. The last time the Piedmont paint was at KBUF was in May, so it will probably drop in there soon.
Regarding that SWA flight I mentioned ... A few months ago, the aircraft on Southwest's Buffalo-Las Vegas flight was the same aircraft that made the Las Vegas-Reno run; all it did was get a new flight number after arriving in Las V. So there was no "changing planes" since it was the same bird. I'm not 100% sure it still works like that now.
sam kuminecz
Gary your right as usual, I meant the real PSA airlines from CLT...Saturdays I believe....
I remember the old AirTran 717 in Atlanta Falcons colors...neat scheme...now regular delta colors
sam kuminecz
N891AT
Great shot, But i have always felt the heritage aircraft should be done in original colors .. WITHOUT the current owners "name tag" .. that would be TRUE heritage ... PACIFIC SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (PSA) .. Once dominated SJC .. My last flight on it was PS # 362 May, 14, 1982, SJC - LAX when I met and received autograph of; Actor Ray Bolger (Scarecrow - Wizard of Oz)
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Clement >> I could not agree with you more. Although I really and truly enjoy seeing the heritage liveries, I do feel they are "incomplete" without the original titles ... and also, in some instances, the original colors. I understand that American would want to show its brand somewhere, but those original titles, at least, should be prominently displayed. The new Reno Air scheme doesn't even have ANY title on it from the old Reno Air days: there are plenty of younger folks out there who will have no clue what airline is being presented in "Heritage" form when they see it at an airport. But since I'm not the one shelling out the $ to have them specially painted, I'll be happy with what there is ... better this than nothing at all.
Have a great holiday, Clement. Keep the shutter snappin' and the batteries charged. (Thumbs up)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Jul-2024 A319Dane Co Rgnl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:45PM CDT 07:48PM CDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Dane Co Rgnl () 02:48PM CDT 04:45PM CDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2024 A319Tulsa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:29PM CDT 01:26PM CDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 10:29AM CDT 11:19AM CDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2024 A319Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:26AM EDT 09:00AM CDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 07:11PM CDT 10:44PM EDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2024 A319San Luis Obispo County Rgnl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:30PM PDT 05:40PM CDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Luis Obispo County Rgnl () 10:38AM CDT 11:26AM PDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2024 A319Joe Foss Fld ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:10AM CDT 08:45AM CDT Taxiing
15-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Joe Foss Fld () 07:40PM CDT 09:22PM CDT 1:41
15-Jul-2024 A319Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:40PM CDT 05:50PM CDT 1:10
15-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 02:05PM EDT 03:21PM CDT 2:15
15-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:15AM CDT 12:49PM EDT 1:34
15-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:33AM EDT 08:08AM CDT 1:35
14-Jul-2024 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 09:32PM EDT 10:25PM EDT 0:53
14-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 06:46PM EDT 07:59PM EDT 1:12
14-Jul-2024 A319Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 01:56PM CDT 05:18PM EDT 2:22
14-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 11:23AM EDT 12:35PM CDT 2:12
14-Jul-2024 A319Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 06:22AM CDT 09:43AM EDT 2:21
13-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:19PM EDT 09:39PM CDT 2:20
13-Jul-2024 A319Portland Intl Jetport ()Philadelphia Intl () 04:29PM EDT 05:43PM EDT 1:13
13-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Portland Intl Jetport () 02:37PM EDT 03:33PM EDT 0:56
13-Jul-2024 A319Nashville Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:21AM CDT 12:54PM EDT 1:33
13-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Nashville Intl () 08:32AM EDT 09:14AM CDT 1:42
13-Jul-2024 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Philadelphia Intl () 06:06AM EDT 07:16AM EDT 1:09
12-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:01PM EDT 10:21PM EDT 1:19
12-Jul-2024 A319Kansas City Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 04:59PM CDT 08:05PM EDT 2:06
12-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 02:05PM CDT 03:17PM CDT 1:11
12-Jul-2024 A319Xoxocotlan Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:43AM CST 12:07PM CDT 2:23
11-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Xoxocotlan Int'l () 06:13PM CDT 07:44PM CST 2:30
11-Jul-2024 A319Clinton National ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:10PM CDT 04:01PM CDT 0:50
10-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Clinton National () 10:54PM CDT 11:39PM CDT 0:44
10-Jul-2024 A319San Antonio Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:16PM CDT 08:59PM CDT 0:43
10-Jul-2024 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 06:37PM CDT 07:22PM CDT 0:45
10-Jul-2024 A319Key West Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:39PM EDT 04:57PM CDT 2:18
10-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Key West Intl () 11:44AM EDT 02:16PM EDT 2:32
10-Jul-2024 A319New Orleans Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 06:17AM CDT 09:49AM EDT 2:32
09-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 07:46PM EDT 09:11PM CDT 2:24
09-Jul-2024 A319Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport ()Philadelphia Intl () 04:42PM EDT 05:45PM EDT 1:03
09-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport () 03:00PM EDT 03:44PM EDT 0:43
09-Jul-2024 A319Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 12:14PM EDT 01:48PM EDT 1:34
09-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:29AM CDT 11:02AM EDT 1:33
09-Jul-2024 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:38AM EDT 06:41AM CDT 1:03
08-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 08:01PM EDT 08:43PM EDT 0:42
08-Jul-2024 A319Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport ()Philadelphia Intl () 05:54PM EDT 06:43PM EDT 0:49
08-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport () 03:31PM EDT 04:18PM EDT 0:46
08-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 11:45AM CDT 02:16PM EDT 1:30
08-Jul-2024 A319Bradley Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:37AM EDT 08:37AM CDT 1:59
08-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Bradley Intl () 12:29AM CDT 03:04AM EDT 1:34
07-Jul-2024 A319LaGuardia ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 08:28PM EDT 09:25PM CDT 1:57
07-Jul-2024 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()LaGuardia () 04:40PM EDT 05:31PM EDT 0:51
07-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 01:40PM CDT 03:40PM EDT 0:59
07-Jul-2024 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:24PM EDT 12:27PM CDT 1:02
07-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 09:32AM CDT 11:31AM EDT 0:58
07-Jul-2024 A319Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:49AM EDT 07:17AM CDT 1:28
06-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 07:24PM CDT 09:50PM EDT 1:26
06-Jul-2024 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:14PM EDT 06:01PM CDT 0:47
06-Jul-2024 A319Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:24PM CDT 05:10PM EDT 0:45
06-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 01:24PM EDT 02:07PM CDT 1:42
06-Jul-2024 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 11:22AM EDT 12:29PM EDT 1:06
05-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 05:21PM EDT 06:16PM EDT 0:54
05-Jul-2024 A319St Louis Lambert Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 01:18PM CDT 03:58PM EDT 1:40
05-Jul-2024 A319Philadelphia Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 11:02AM EDT 12:09PM CDT 2:06
05-Jul-2024 A319Jacksonville Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 08:06AM EDT 09:52AM EDT 1:45
04-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Jacksonville Intl () 08:54PM EDT 10:23PM EDT 1:29
04-Jul-2024 A319Portland Intl Jetport ()Reagan National () 05:34PM EDT 07:04PM EDT 1:29
04-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Portland Intl Jetport () 03:09PM EDT 04:16PM EDT 1:07
04-Jul-2024 A319Southwest Florida Intl ()Reagan National () 11:54AM EDT 02:05PM EDT 2:10
04-Jul-2024 A319Reagan National ()Southwest Florida Intl () 08:38AM EDT 10:39AM EDT 2:01
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