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Did Anyone Used To Get Timetables By Mail?  
User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3174 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

On the 1980's, I used to go to Logan once a month my "T" to check out the airport and to get new timetables.

At times, I couldn't make it to the airport, so I went to the City Ticket Offices instead.

When I couldn't do that, I would call the airline by phone and ask them to send me one. A few days later, it would come in the mail.

Empire Airlines put me on their mailing list, and I got one by month automatically.

People Express would send one only if I paid mailing costs!

Did others do this my mail as I did?


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

Yep. Used to get AA timetables every 2 weeks.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

In the 90´s and early 2000s Oakland International Airport mailed a schedule of airline service to subscribers.

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I still get airport timetables sent to me twice-yearly from Shannon Airport (SNN) and Cork Airport (ORK)!


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4994 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

I used to do the same thing ... pedal my bike to the airport and do a "timetable run" every month. I could spend hours on top of Terminal One in Toronto and watch planes.

I also used to write to airline head offices every year or so asking for timetables and brochures. As this started in the 1960s, I ended up with quite a collection of airline memorabilia.

(Glad to see I am not the only one around).



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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I used to get Eastern Airline timetables in the mail when I was a kid - although my mother used them to plan our trips from PHL to TPA every summer.


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User currently offlinebpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3474 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.

User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3469 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.  


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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3450 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.

User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3387 times:

I was on BN one, UA and North Central- to- Republic schedule mailing lists over time.
safe



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User currently offlineRTWflyer From American Samoa, joined Oct 2010, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 4):
used to do the same thing ... pedal my bike to the airport and do a "timetable run" every month. I could spend hours on top of Terminal One in Toronto and watch planes.

I also used to write to airline head offices every year or so asking for timetables and brochures. As this started in the 1960s, I ended up with quite a collection of airline memorabilia.

(Glad to see I am not the only one around).

   Thanks for your post.Now I don't feel like I was the only one anymore.

BTW a bit off topic: Most airlines stopped to print timetables. While nowadays you can find all schedules online, it is still not the same as having a hard copy in hand...
I miss those old days



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User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

GREAT to see that I am not a FREAK after all!!!!

I used to phone all the companies and have them mail me the current ones.

Unfortunately, those day are gone....sad actually.



chootie
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Used to get Pan AM and Delta's but it seems like it was ages ago....

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4006 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3248 times:
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I used to get SN and LH timetables in the mail whenever a new one was published, about 15 years ago.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Been there, done that. When I was younger I wrote letters to airlines asking for timetables, annual reports, pictures of airplanes, and memorabilia.


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User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1266 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3133 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.

Miss the times, no only online available!  



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