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Old 06-23-2013, 6:30 PM
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what airline uses "catus" as call sign?
seems like someone else asked this once, cant remember
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US Airways. It is the old America West callsign, and US Airways kept it after the merger.
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There are a few I can think of for other callsigns vs' airline names in case you're interested.

Cactus = America West/USAir
Redwood = Virgin America
Citrus = Air Tran
Spiritwings = Spirit Airlines
Speedbird = British Airways
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thank you . i thought it was southwest air
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Not 100 percent sure but I believe that was the reason for Cactus, so many planes at Phoenix and Las Vegas both Southwest and America West calling the tower, the tower needed something that sounded different to help them identify.
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