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Airbus A319 (N744P)

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American's N744P, displaying Piedmont colors from the past, passes in front of the snowy Sierra Nevada as it heads skyward after lifting off from Reno Tahoe Intl's runway 34L.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Now if only the Allegheny, TWA, and Air Cal heritage schemes would drop by for a daytime visit while the snow is in the mountains, I'd have the entire group of six. (Fingers crossed ... grin)
Dave Sheehy
5* Gary-love that Pacemaker bird!
Greg Byington
Another great shot, Gary!
Floatonaboat
Nice photo!
Dwight Hartje
Excellent shot, Gary! Seen in Daily Newsletter!
That would be awesome if you could see all the American retro aircraft!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Thanks for the compli, Dwight. Regarding the specials, I've already got the AA retro. As for the seven AA heritage schemes (TWA, Reno Air, PSA, Piedmont, AWE, Air Cal, and ALO), the only two I'm missing are the Air Cal and the TWA, and I'm sure I'll get my chance to click 'em soon. (Fingers crossed)
Dave S. >> Oh, man, you bet! "The Route of the Pacemakers" I've located an old B & W pic of a Piedmont F-27 ... "Pacemaker James River". I'll work on it and see if I can make it presentable for posting.
Floatonaboat and Greg B ... TYVM for the comments, guys. :-)
Joseph Edwards
Flew this airline back in the 70's. the good old prop jobs. Military stand-by was $15.00.
jim garrity
NO PHX-ANC for me in this tight bird for almost 6hrs.!
Deborah Fortuna
Oh yeah. I remember Allegheny Airlines. We used to call it "Agony" Airlines. But we still flew on Allegheny.
Art Troutman
Deb - I was born and raised in PGH. We used to say: "If you need to get to Chicago in the worst way - fly Allegheny!
Art Troutman
I'm suspicious of the "P" at the end of the "N" number! I suspect that it's phony! I think the real AA number is smaller - below it. The practice has been to use the 'two-letter' abbreviation of the airline - tacked on at the end of the 'N number'. That's fine - until merger time. You'll see some AA aircraft with "AW" at the end - a carryover from when that aircraft was bought by AmericaWest - which then morphed into US Air - which then morphed into AA. NW to DL - CO to UA - etc.
Scot Wattawa
Art

The AA and AW theme planes do have different ending N numbers than normal.

N742PS - PSA
N744P - Peadmont
N745VJ - Allegany
N828AW - HP Old Colors
N152UW - US Airways (A321)

You are correct if is it a AA frame as they still have the ending NN
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Art .. Hi. If you are ever unsure about any reg number you see on an aircraft, just enter it into the FAA aircraft reg site. You'll have your answer in less than a heartbeat.
Scot .. N828AW has been repainted. It no longer is dressed in old AWE clothes. Only N838AW is wearing America West paint now. I caught it yesterday at RNO. Also, N837AW, the former Cardinals schemebird, has been repainted too.
Deb and Art ... I used to hear that old saying about Allegheny too. But Allegheny survived. It took over Lake Central Airlines and then Mohawk. It then took over Pacific Southwest (PSA), Piedmont, and Empire and reorganized into US Air. Then, as US Air, the old Allegheny bought out America West and reorganized as US Airways. (That is why the Allegheny, America West, PSA, Piedmont, and US Airways [A321] schemes are all "heritage" schemes ... they are a part of the heritage of today's airline. The aircraft that displays the former American Airlines livery is a "retro" livery because it is a "retrospective" look back at the livery formerly used on the AA fleet; the same as N475UA is painted in "retro" UAL colors and N75436 is a "heritage" livery .... United and Continental merged and N75436 wears the old Continental colors . Now, the airlines that started out as Allegheny merged with American (it was American that was in $ trouble which is how Allegheny/US Air/US Airways was able to force the merger) and so today, the airline that was once Allegheny is now American. Whatever was being said about it back in the days of our youth, SOMEBODY must have been flying on it ... because it has outlasted seven other airlines. :-)
Cade Emtage
Another awesome shot well done
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 03:44PM MST 10:15PM EDT 3:31
17-Aug-2018 A319San Jose Int'l ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:56PM PDT 02:28PM MST 1:32
17-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 10:09AM MST 11:37AM PDT 1:28
17-Aug-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:39AM EDT 08:42AM MST 4:03
16-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 03:43PM MST 10:23PM EDT 3:40
16-Aug-2018 A319San Jose Int'l ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:49PM PDT 02:35PM MST 1:46
16-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 10:02AM MST 11:27AM PDT 1:24
16-Aug-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:37AM EDT 08:33AM MST 3:55
15-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 06:42PM CDT 09:59PM EDT 2:17
15-Aug-2018 A319Santa Barbara Muni ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:05PM PDT 04:51PM CDT 2:45
15-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Santa Barbara Muni () 09:41AM CDT 10:33AM PDT 2:51
15-Aug-2018 A319Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:37AM CDT 07:44AM CDT 1:07
14-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:50PM CDT 09:51PM CDT 1:00
14-Aug-2018 A319Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:28PM CDT 06:44PM CDT 1:16
14-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 03:19PM CDT 04:32PM CDT 1:12
14-Aug-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:08AM EDT 11:45AM CDT 2:37
13-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 08:49PM EDT 09:42PM EDT 0:52
13-Aug-2018 A319Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:33PM EDT 07:08PM EDT 0:34
13-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 04:38PM EDT 05:09PM EDT 0:31
13-Aug-2018 A319Norfolk Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:50PM EDT 02:45PM EDT 0:55
13-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Norfolk Intl () 12:10PM EDT 12:56PM EDT 0:45
13-Aug-2018 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:02AM CDT 10:19AM EDT 2:16
12-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 07:56PM MST 12:03AM CDT (+1) 2:06
12-Aug-2018 A319Salt Lake City Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:34PM MDT 05:45PM MST 1:10
12-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 01:59PM MST 04:13PM MDT 1:13
12-Aug-2018 A319Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:20PM MDT 12:38PM MST 1:18
12-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:51AM MST 11:18AM MDT 1:26
11-Aug-2018 A319Spokane Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 09:02AM PDT 11:27AM MST 2:25
11-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Spokane Intl () 01:47AM CDT 02:50AM PDT 3:02
10-Aug-2018 A319Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:13PM CDT 04:20PM CDT 1:06
10-Aug-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 10:49AM CDT 11:58AM CDT 1:08
10-Aug-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:24AM EDT 08:39AM CDT 2:15
09-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 03:39PM MST 10:16PM EDT Cancelled
09-Aug-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:13AM EDT 12:18PM MST Cancelled
08-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 10:56PM EDT 11:53PM EDT 0:56
08-Aug-2018 A319Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 09:07PM EDT 09:48PM EDT 0:40
08-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 05:25PM EDT 05:53PM EDT 0:27
08-Aug-2018 A319Norfolk Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 03:26PM EDT 04:14PM EDT 0:47
08-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Norfolk Intl () 01:37PM EDT 02:29PM EDT 0:51
08-Aug-2018 A319Bradley Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 10:24AM EDT 11:57AM EDT 1:32
08-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Bradley Intl () 07:45AM EDT 09:16AM EDT 1:30
07-Aug-2018 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 05:44PM CDT 09:07PM EDT 2:22
07-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 12:48PM MST 04:54PM CDT 2:06
07-Aug-2018 A319John Wayne ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 10:14AM PDT 11:11AM MST 0:57
07-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Wayne () 07:58AM MST 08:57AM PDT 0:59
07-Aug-2018 A319Eppley Airfield ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:57AM CDT 06:24AM MST 2:26
06-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 07:24PM MST 11:43PM CDT 2:19
06-Aug-2018 A319Salt Lake City Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:41PM MDT 05:58PM MST 1:17
06-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 02:12PM MST 04:24PM MDT 1:11
06-Aug-2018 A319Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:29PM MDT 01:01PM MST 1:31
06-Aug-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:02AM MST 11:21AM MDT 1:19
05-Aug-2018 A319Indianapolis Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:54PM EDT 08:06PM MST 3:12
05-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 04:56PM EDT 05:59PM EDT 1:02
05-Aug-2018 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:19PM CDT 03:31PM EDT 2:11
05-Aug-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 10:04AM EDT 11:27AM CDT 2:23
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