bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4029 times:
Wow I forgot I used to call AA and TWA back in the 80's and have them mail me timetables every so often. Boy, those were the good ole days. I lived in NYC back then and there was a huge City Ticket Office on E. 42nd St. that I would go and pick up timetables, seating guides and inflight magazines.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
I didn't ever get them by mail, but in the early 80s I did often used to head to the airline offices and travel agents of London's West End to collect as many timetables as I could. I built up quite a collection too, although unfortunately my Dad, in his infinite wisdom and despite his awareness of my love of everything airline-related, decided to throw them all out one day when I wasn't looking.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1710 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4005 times:
I started out getting Pioneer Airlines and Trans Texas schedules mailed to me. Later, it was Texas International, Braniff and American. As a kid, I was always excited to get the Pioneer schedule because I could take DC-3 flights in my mind.
Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1420 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
I always got Lufthansa and TWA sent to me in the 80/90 and Lufthansa even till the early 2000's ! Miss them, for sure my TWA Time Tables when I did plan all my flights only after airplanes (always made sure I was on a Widebody from JFK - STL mostly 747's and L-1011's) ! Flew them 4x a year from Frankfurt to Reno/Tahoe while service lasted (FRA-(762)-JFK-(747 or L10)-STL-(MD80)-RNO and back! Loved it! Knew the crew and they remembered me! Those were the days.
Also remember the meal services listed in the timetables!
Loved that all the time tables where totally different. United Timestables had the very thin papers inside etc.