RedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
3. Northwest was growing rapidly at their hubs without too many problems. In 1994 they had the highest profit of all the major airlines of the time and in 1997 had the highest profit in the airline's history.
WestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
3. Success after success after success. It was before they retired their beautiful 737-200s, and made their greatest profits before getting into some larger debt from receiving so many new aircraft. Good Times!
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Deskflier From Sweden, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
1. Transair Sweden
3. This era marked the birth of the passenger charter industry in Scandinavia, and Transair was the main airline to operate charter tours. Unlike (some) modern charter operators service was top notch, proved by the stewardess Eva Dunér who was Miss International Air Hostess 1966. At the same time Transair was a worldwide freight operator.
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TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2911 times:
Pan Am 1980-1986. Maybe not the most successful period but one of the few times an airline flew significant amounts of each of the original widebodies. Classic 747, DC-10-10/30s, L-1011-500's. Shouldn't have traded the tri-jets for more older 747s.
Delta 1991-1996. A fleet this diverse will never be seen again. Provided some great spotting at ATL.
SkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2876 times:
The Connie. The definitive airplane for TWA, retired in '67 - Howard Hughes lasting legacy for the airline. Those loud, black smoke puffing 707's and Convair 880's. Twin globes on the tail. Great Ambassador service on long haul. Funky lime green seats. Around the world without touching Japan (well OK, Okinawa, but never Tokyo). Service to Tunis, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, the Azores. The JFK terminal, even if it was outdated for the jumbo-jet era. IMO, on an even par with Pan Am during that era.