goblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5048 times:
A list would of how many currently do and how many plan on doing one would be much appreciated. Also, who was the first to come up with the idea. The first I saw was the Piedmont (does that count?) one but I'm sure there were prior ones.
BasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
These days there are a lot of airlines with one or more retro jets:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- SAS Scandinavian
- Southwest (multiple jets)
- TAM (multiple jets)
- TAROM (multiple jets)
- Thai Airways
- United Airlines
- US Airways (multiple jets)
Airlines that used to have a retro jet in the past:
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Turkish Airlines
- World Airways
Did I miss one?
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PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7589 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4752 times:
Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 6): L1011 N194AT operated in old retro colors until 2006 or so. However, I'm not sure if it was an official retro jet or just an aircraft that was many many many years too late for a repaint.
My guess that it's probably the latter... especially since the L-1011s were strictly used for charters at that time.
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