AustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 13281 times:
I was just thinking about all the crazy ideas people threw together and called it an airline. Maybe these aren't your favorites but which one is. And if you like broaden that to the one defunct airline you absolutely can stand. My favorite is Braniff. Please feel free to share.
Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
Itsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 13277 times:
Independence Air while they lasted. They had friendly staff and a cool brand with the announcements and hot towels on even short flights. their IAD terminal A was very well done and their kiosks were easy to use. I even managed to earn and use a free ticket on them in their short existence. The planes were always 1/2 empty so the seat next to you was almost always open, and their paint scheme was very good too!
ZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13249 times:
The only defunct airline I've actually flown is TWA. The airlines I would most like to see revived are Eastern and Pan Am (must be something about that white and blue). My favorite, however would be one I remember spotting as a child in STL, Ozark.
N231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13197 times:
I never flew on them, but the old classics: Pan Am and TWA.
Pan Am was gone when I was a toddler, however, I remember going to STL back in the mid -90s and seeing all the tails of TWA. When I think of the glory days of aviation and of international jet travel (the glamorous 60s) , TWA and/or Pan Am comes to mind.
I never really fell into what Eastern, National, and Braniff were about, but equally good candidates.
COFanNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 13130 times:
I really do miss Independence Air. They were fantastic while they were around. I flew them at least 8 times between IAD and MHT and never sat next to anyone (I guess I should have seen the writing on the wall). But the crews were fabulous, the service good and comfortable and the prices were good for a college kid.
Also Swissair was the carrier for my first ever transatlantic flight. I was pretty young but I remember nothing but good things. I still have the Swissair MD-11 safety card.