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Of The Airlines Gone, Who Do You Miss The Most?  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3892 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6912 times:

Of all the airlines that are no longer with us, who do you miss the most ?


For me it would be:


Braathens S.A.F.E ( Norwegian airline bought up by SAS )

and

Pan Am

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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6908 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
Pan Am

The original. Yes.

Then of course: Trans Island Airways (Bahamas)

and

Chalk's



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User currently offlineAh64Dmech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6902 times:

absolutely TWA, no questions!

What a wonderful airline...


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6895 times:

1. Piedmont

2. National (Original)



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3892 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

I naturally ment the original Pan Am

I was lucky to fly with them in the final years of operation. In 1988 and 1990.


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2433 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6867 times:



Quoting Ah64Dmech (Reply 2):
absolutely TWA, no questions!

What a wonderful airline...

That Wonderful Airline.

Sure wish we could have seen this.....


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Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

1. National (Las Vegas Based)


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User currently offlineSRforever From Switzerland, joined Dec 2006, 129 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

Swissair, hands down

User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6830 times:
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TWA, Braniff International -- both class acts in their day. . .

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6816 times:

I miss Aloha  Sad

Also Piedmont, as I grew up near Charlotte during their heyday.


User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6809 times:

I miss Caledonian, nice wee Scottish touch

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

Independence Air  crying 

Followed by...
Skyway (Midwest Connect)



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User currently offlineErhard From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

yes, indeed Pan Am & ANSETT

User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6783 times:



Quoting Ah64Dmech (Reply 2):
absolutely TWA, no questions!



Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 5):
absolutely TWA, no questions!



Quoting Mauiman31 (Reply 8):
TWA

 thumbsup 

Such fond memories..  Sad


Walking through terminal D is just....utterly depressing.  Sad



Shan


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

For me it is Ansett. We used to fly them all the time when we lived in Melbourne 8 years ago. We would still fly them if they were here now, the best thing with them was star alliance.

Braathens S.A.F.E comes second, naturally, as more competition in Norway would be great, although Norwegian Air Shuttle is great. Also good to see there hybrid livery still on a couple SAS aircraft.

I am still relatively young, and never got the chance to fly Pan Am, TWA, etc.

The airline I would have wanted to fly the most of the 'extinct' airlines of the US, would be TWA.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

A-L-O-H-A.....a little Aloha in our day. Spread A Little Aloha Around the World.

Aloha Airlines, no question.

-Aloha!



Aloha Airlines - The Spirit Moves Us. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. Aloha, A Hui Hou!
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6751 times:
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And others...

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17065 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

SAS. Okay I know that SAS aint gone, but I miss the good old days when SAS was a full service carrier.


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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Aloha

Ansett

Canadian - Some days I dream of that proud wing livery being worn by a 777.

Independence Air - I liked their livery

Swissair


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6712 times:



Quoting Mauiman31 (Reply 8):
TWA, Braniff International -- both class acts in their day. .

We think alike on this one. For me, I would reverse the two. I worked for both but enjoyed my days with BN a little more.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1688 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6710 times:

Western: miss them till this day, as had my best flights with them ever !!!


don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1040 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6709 times:
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Ia Orana All !

For me it is without a doubt the fantastic UTA !!!


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Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5640 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

Ansett Flying Boat Services

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User currently onlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2119 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

I say Midwest Express. Fortunately Midwest is a suitable replacement.


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6699 times:



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 23):
I say Midwest Express. Fortunately Midwest is a suitable replacement.

MidwestExpress and Midwest are the same airline. Midwest Express changed their name in 2002 to Midwest. They did this so the the average American wouldn't think YX was just a regional carrier. They then also changed the name of their actual regional carrier (Skyway Airlines) to Midwest Connection.



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25 SAAB900 : Mortyman I'm with you on Braathens S.A.F.E, I cant think of many other airlines with such a nice & patriotic livery (apart from British Caledonian!).
26 Post contains links and images BlueShamu330s : Eeek, where to start.... Laker, low cost transatlantic pioneer View Large View MediumPhoto © David Oates View Large View MediumPhoto © Johan
27 YULYMX : Wardair Canadien... they would have bought the B748[Edited 2008-04-07 06:24:10]
28 PGNCS : Piedmont. What a great airline.
29 Irobertson : Canadian Airlines, especially those DC-10s. I kinda wonder if they might have gone Airbus, they did get A320s. An A340 in Proud Wings would be gorgeou
30 Flymia : Chalks Ocean Airways, they were alot of fun to fly and actually really convenient too. I wish they were still around so i could go to the Port of Miam
31 OA260 : Have to agree there. When I was a kid I used to go to Piccadilly and collect brochures from their office which was next to AF. I loved the Green door
32 Av8boy : Replublic. Western. ATA.
33 Post contains links and images BCAL : Which Caledonian would that be? The original Caledonian Airways that was 100% Scottish View Large View MediumPhoto © Ralf Manteufel Or the BA ch
34 LH4116 : I sure miss the old SAS too! I remember back in the days when they had friendly F/As and complimentary in-flight service. Besides they always made su
35 Airtrainer : The list would be way too long, I miss them all
36 Post contains links and images Dtwclipper : New York Air
37 Bok269 : While I never got the chance to fly them, I think the AQ situation is extremely tragic. Hopefully HA will survive and prosper.
38 AY104 : Reno Air! What a great outfit they were! It was so convenient to take them nonstop from YVR-RNO twice daily. They really were a lot of fun. There seem
39 Ag92 : I miss the old SIngapore Airlines, now with the new one I believe service levels are not meeting my expectations however I must say that in comparison
40 Ba737 : Definately Dan-Air London !!!!
41 N5014K : BWI is my home airport and I will miss Piedmont until the day I die. They had a wonderful hub here with lots of nonstop destinations, two club rooms (
42 Viscount724 : CP Air and Canadian Swissair Varig (the original) Western (the best US airline in my opinion) Braniff Pan Am TWA
43 Ualcsr : Was that route map just announcing service from IAD or did all their service originate from there? Kind of strange to call it New York Air if it's th
44 DeltaL1011man : TWA true shame how AA treated TW and even though i never got to fly them Pan Am and Eastern
45 Post contains links and images ExFATboy : View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Silagi Catch our smile, our super smile, PSA!! TWA would be a close second, even though they misplaced my l
46 PHXmd80 : 1. AMERICA WEST-WHAT WE SERVE IS YOU!!!! (1987 commercial) 2. Reno Air-The biggest little airline in the world! 3. TWA-We want to be your airline! (I
47 DesertAir : PSA I would love to fly on one of their smileliners again. I flew often in and out of Burban, With its short runway I recall a PSA pilot announcing af
48 TimePilot : Swissair, most definitely. I used to take SR126/133 (?) every summer when I was a kid. From what I've heard, the current Swiss doesn't cut it.
49 HAWK21M : The India based East-west airlines that flew between 1992-1996. regds MEL
50 1stfl94 : UTA- never flew them but remember seeing their 747s on holiday, man they looked good. GB Airways- probably some of the best service I've ever received
51 Dtwclipper : NY had a hub at IAD.
52 Viscount724 : I flew Swissair many times and have flown Swiss probably about once a month since they've existed and while LX (and very few other carriers) will eve
53 TruemanQLD : ANSETT! That is missed!
54 NG1Fan : I miss Lauda Air. They were a bit unconventional with Levis Jeans (black or blue) as part of the uniform, young and eager staff, great catering (now o
55 RedTailDTW : 1. TWA (A big reason for this is because I never got to fly with them and always wanted to) 2. America West (Its just not the same at PHX) Mason[Edite
56 Post contains images Vatveng : Piedmont. Carried me to Grandma's House many, many times in the '70s and '80s.
57 Davescj : I miss Frontier (the original), TWA, PAN AM, and America West as full service carrier. Dave
58 767Lover : I used to travel quite frequently between ATL and Chicago in 1996 and always flew Kiwi. I loved them...great service (always got a warm bagel with cre
59 DALelite : Swissair and Crossair. cheers: DALelite
60 Post contains links and images MissedApproach : EPA- Eastern Provincial Airlines. They merged with CP Air & several smaller airlines to form Canadian Airlines International. View Large View MediumPh
61 BWE320 : I agree. Loved to travel on their BAC1-11 from HAJ to LGW. Nowadays this airport is underserved from Germany and Heathrow is not as convenient for tr
62 Post contains images RW717 : [Edited 2008-04-24 14:02:24]
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