My dad started with America West Airlines in 2002, went through both mergers, and retired with AA in 2015. He got me into the airline biz at 18, letting me know Swissport Fueling was hiring at our airport. When US Airways was hiring again in 2013, he let me know. Saying "not to put my (my dads) name on my app and get it in asap!" and I've been with them ever since. AWA has always had a special place in my heart and subsequently so has US Airways so when these came up I know I had to get one for myself and one custom engraved for my dad for Father's Day. Let me tell you, the smile on his face when he realized it was an old 757 that we both worked on for years AND had a special note just for him on the back was absolutely priceless! I couldn't be happier to be able to give my dad a personalized gift like this that has so many memories we both can share. I fueled, loaded/unloaded baggage and cargo, and marshaled in/pushed this plane out for near 10 years, and my dad did all the same except fuel it. This tag is beyond awesome and I just hope I can get some more of our fleet when they retire to add to our collection and memories!
This is one of my favorite tags!
Other than it being titled as a US Airways plane (incorrectly). It made me happy to have a piece of an old America West Airlines plane I loved to work on.