Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1700 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5263 times:
I used to collect timetables for the airlines that served the airport where I lived. I stopped several years ago. Flipping through them the other day I think I'd like to start collecting them again. I used to just walk through check-in and pick them up at the counters. Now, it seems everything is in PDF format.
So, you timetable collectors...How are you collecting them nowadays?
I thought about downloading them from each airline's website and printing them out. I think that would be expensive though and would take up a lot of space very quickly. I thought about just downloading them to my computer every month without printing them out. Unless I'm browsing through them with a hard copy I think it kinda sucks the fun out of it though.
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5219 times:
I started collecting Timetables in 1977 at Columbia, SC. My collection is concentrated on the Major carriers from 1965 to 1975. Most U.S. carriers have
ceased publishing timetables. Southwest, and Delta still publish them to my knowlege. I'm not into downloading the PFDs because I don't want to print out all those pages. Instead, I buy old flight schedules from EBAY and subscribe to OAG North America Flight Planner.
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5207 times:
I collect timetables, but not current issues.
My collection ranges from 1933 - the present. Most of my stuff is from the 1950's - 1980's. These years in aviation are nostalgic and timetables were interesting not just for the flight info, but for their covers, the ads, etc. ... Now-a-days, there just isn't any collectable value to current timetables. I remember CO last timetables were pocket size and so cheap, ditto for NW. The old TWA timetbales from the 40's and 50's are my favorite b/c of their cool covers. Old timetables are a part of aviation history.
I'd have to disagree with Capt.Fantastic - some current timetables are very collectable, it just depends on the airline. Get an unusual timetable from Africa/Asia/South America, and it could be very valuable.