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What Airline Do You Miss Most?  
User currently offlineMowtoib From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

I mean when you think of airlines which do not exist any more. Perhaps that's an airline which you never came across or which you watched a lot. For me the saddest thought is of a Canadian 744 at Kai Tak. Never saw it and will never see as both the airline and the airport are gone...

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User currently onlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 851 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

My old Company. Texas International.

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User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

Kind of miss Go-Fly. Used to do EDI-STN with them fairly frequently. STN and EDI aren't quite as colourful these days  Smile

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5415 times:

TWA and Eastern.

I grew up on Eastern, and they were a force on east coast. TWA was often the best service in the sky while they were flying, which is a legacy lost on American. They had the best looking livery when they went under as well. If you had told people 50 years ago that PanAm and TWA were going to some day be gone, I don't know if they would have believed you.



"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

I miss Eastern for a number of reasons. Not the least of which, however, is all the perks that I used to get from my father being a Captain.

They were an awesome airline (while they were being run well) and a true pleasure to fly with.



"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

Quoting Mowtoib (Thread starter):
I mean when you think of airlines which do not exist any more. Perhaps that's an airline which you never came across or which you watched a lot. For me the saddest thought is of a Canadian 744 at Kai Tak. Never saw it and will never see as both the airline and the airport are gone...

North Central..grew up in the "duck family"...and Braniff not versions 2 or 3,the original..bright '72's flyin over the house.


User currently offlinePanamandy From Austria, joined Mar 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

pan am, i worked for them at vienna airport !

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Of the classic airlines I miss Eastern the most, just like some of the others on this thread. Nice livery, great fleet.

Of the newer airlines I would say I miss Reno Air the most. Great service and an MD-90 operator, my favorite narrow body.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

PanAm
Ansett Australia
Australian
Compass (Australian carrier)



You can't cure stupid
User currently onlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 851 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

Ah yes. Good ole NC and BN. Wasnt the duck on the tail of NC (and RC) nicknamed Herman? And BN and their "Flying Colours".


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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

The original National.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12472 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

I have to say it's Ansett Australia for me; they were a wonderful airline, so friendly and so nice to fly with. I have very happy memories of my (unfortunately very) few flights with them, back in 1993.

User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9367 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

TWA followed by the 2003 version of ATA.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

Check my signature and profile. Followed by PA and NA.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineMXComet4C From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

Dear Mowtoib:

Back in the 60's and 70's most int'l city pairs in North America were associated to two airlines at the most due to the severe regulations of those years.

For example:
MEX-LAX was always associaterd with MX & WA
MEX-MIA with AM & PA
MEX-JFK with AM & EA
MEX-ORD with MX & AA
MEX-SAT with MX & BN and so on...

Not only that I miss Western, Pan Am, Eastern and Braniff among others, but every time that I go to the cities they served out of MEX, I still feel that there is a missing part of these cities' personalities.

With the exception of AA, all other american carriers came to Mexico to either fill a gap left by all ill fated airline of the US, were the result of a merger that did not keep the original name, or recently began operations under new Mexico-US regulations.

From each of these old airlines I specially miss WA's 720s, PA's A300s, EA's L1011s and Braniff's multicolored fleet including their fying pumpkins (Orange colored 747s).

From the canadians I also miss CPAir with their great DC-8-63s which did the YVR-MEX route.


User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5328 times:

People Express
Braniff
Pacific Southwest (PSA)


User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

CP air
Panam
TWA
Sabena
Piedmont


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

The good ole Swissair!!!

cheers: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5265 times:

Republic for me,
When they were promoting the"new" frequent flyer program,as a member , I could upgrade to first class for $15.00 (early 80s).
R.I.P. HERMAN , , , shot down by northworst

[Edited 2006-11-23 01:22:44]

User currently onlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5252 times:

These two are my most missed:


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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 5233 times:

Western Airlines

Original Braniff

Trans World

Piedmont



"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlinePRGDLGUY From Czech Republic, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

Pan Am

Braniff

PSA

Frontier (the old one..)

RAA

Markair


User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

I actually quite miss Dan-air, I flew with them a few times and they were always knocking around at MAN.


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User currently offlineBPS3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

I really miss Pan Am, Eastern and Ansett Australia

User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

Quoting PRGDLGUY (Reply 21):
RAA

Markair

great call, they are 1 and 2 for me.

also, TWA, Western, PSA and Wein


25 HAWK21M : East West Airlines. regds MEL
26 Bwohlgemuth : I second the 2003 version of ATA. Great service and they had their connection service out of FWA.
27 Post contains links and images Door5Right : British Caledonian - I loved the BAC1-11s! View Large View MediumPhoto © Michel Gilliand
28 Post contains links 1stfl94 : UTA, you can't beat the colourscheme http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0195309/L/
29 FlyboyOz : Ansett Australia - all the way! Canadian Airlines
30 Post contains links and images A300605R : Hamburg Airlines and Aero Lloyd View Large View MediumPhoto © Markus Buttinger
31 ZRHnerd : x 2
32 AirCop : For International Service from the States : Pan American For domestic service : North Central (always good service when I lived in the UP of Michigan)
33 Post contains images September11 : Question: Who miss Piedmont most? Answer: imisspiedmont Actually, I dislike to see any airline go. I like it when all airlines are flying (not shut do
34 AY104 : Reno Air! 2 daily nonstops from YVR to "the Greatest Little City in the world!"
35 Icarus75 : The one I miss the most is Air Inter (IT) When I was student, back in the 80's, I was used to fly almost every week-end with this great airline on ORY
36 Airline7322 : Independence Air. Great service, unsustainably low-fares... perfect for consumers in the short-term. It's a shame that business model can't fly for mo
37 QXatFAT : Independance Air ***filler***
38 Isitsafenow : Braniff one because I was a part of it decades ago. Trans World Airlines...that one too, come to think of it Republic...nothing fancy, they just got y
39 Swissy : x 3!! PA EA TWA Ansett Ward Air Cheers,
40 NorthstarBoy : the original Braniff, i loved their leather seats, and the "just barely above stall speed" trip from Mia-Fll on a clear night, at 3,000 feet, where yo
41 Ripdog : Eastern, basically because I grew up flying this great airline. Was there a city on the east coast they did not go into? Braniff, loved those colorful
42 Post contains links and images Diesel1 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ellis M. Chernoff And a couple of local airlines to me...
43 ThePRGuy : Several I guess: The PROPER swissair, not this nancypancy Swiss Intl rubbish. JMC - QUALITY scheme Ansett.
44 Asturias : Sabena is the only airline that I miss that is no longer in business. Many really bad airlines have gone bankrupt and not much to miss, but Sabena was
45 ExFATboy : Catch our smile, our super smile.. PSA! Only airline I can truly say I miss, although I did have a soft spot for TWA as well. Now if you were to say "
46 AbleToFly : Ansett Australia Sabena Pan Am Regars.
47 JoseMEX : I guess the airline I miss the most is Western, and their DC-10 flights ACA-LAX and MEX-LAX.
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