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Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?  
User currently offlineunited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 550 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11538 times:
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Hi All,

I did a search and could not find anything related, I apologize if I wasn't able to locate an already discussed topic. Just wondering what airlines everyone has flown that are no longer around these days (out of business, merged, other)?

I'll Start, not too many so far. The years mark when I flew them.

-United Shuttle/Ted 1996, 1998, 2005-2008
-TWA 1998
-Reno Air 1995-1998 (every year)
-Northwest 2003, 2004, 2007
-Continental 1990, 1992, 2000-2011 (every year)
-America West 1988, 1989, 1991-2005 (every year)
-Comair (RIP) 1992, 2012

[Edited 2012-09-01 16:31:55]

[Edited 2012-09-01 17:01:56]


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11527 times:

Sabena
Northwest
United Shuttle
Ted
Spanair

Not a long list, but that's already too much 



Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11511 times:

Western
Aloha
TWA
America West
Mid Pacific Airlines

My Small List


User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11498 times:

Pan Am
TWA
Eastern
New York Air
Ansett
TAA
Metrojet
Kiwi
Valujet
Northwest
Continental
Comair
Independence Air
Sabena
Braniff
Delta Express
Business Express
National (sunking)
Olympic

Soon to be gone
Airtran

That's what I can recall right now. For the health of the industry perhaps I should stop flying.



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11499 times:

TWA
Spanair
America West
Continental

Don't think there are any others.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineN757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11496 times:

Here is my list:

Wien Air Alaska
Western Airlines
Eastern Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Golden Pacific Airlines
Kiwi International Airlines
Valujet
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Rocky Mountain Airways (Maybe they still exist?)
Malev Hungarian Airlines
Adamair
America West Airlines
Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA)
Aero Virgin Airlines

Soon to be no more:

Air Tran Airways
Comair

N757KW



"What we've got here, is failure to communicate." from Cool Hand Luke
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11492 times:

Pan AM
TWA
Northwest
Continental
PSA
Air Cal
MarkAir
America West
Ansett Australia



John@SFO
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11472 times:

Braniff
Braniff II
Braniff III
Pan Am
New York Air
Continental
Eastern
Northwest
TWA
Bar Harbor
Business Express
Trump
Midwest Express
America West
Reno
Canadian Pacific
Mexicana
Olympic
Ansett
(BMI)
Varig



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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8765 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11463 times:
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Ansett New Zealand/Qantas New Zealand
Sky Europe
BMI British Midland (not sure whether it counts since BA acquired it before it could completely collapse)
CP ( Not quite sure whether this counts since it was absorbed by AC before it could completely collapse)



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 days ago) and read 11451 times:

I don't know if CO would count, since it is the CO AOC that survived the merger. Nevertheless:

Continental
Vanguard
Spanair
Sabena
Old Swiss


User currently offlinevhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1544 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11434 times:

- Ansett (1989, 1990, 1994, 1995) Collapsed 2002
- Air National (2009) AOC revoked 2011
- Strategic Airlines (2011) Collapsed 2012



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User currently offlinebyronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11433 times:

Only Qantas NZ and Freedom Air For me. Also Pacific Blue and Virgin Blue if they count, Now renamed under Virgin Australia

[Edited 2012-09-02 03:18:20]


Travel is my thing
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 28834 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11428 times:

My list includes brands that have either been taken over ( brand no longer exists ) or gone bust .

Air Belfast
America West Airlines
BMI Baby ( About to dissapear )
British Midland International ( About to dissapear )
BWIA
Continental
Eirjet
Gill Airways
Guyana Airways
My Travel Lite
Northwest Airlines
Olympic Airways/Airlines ( Brand still exists as Olympic Air )
Sabena
Transaer


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7477 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11417 times:

Pan AM
People Express
Continental
SABENA
Swissair
Spanair
Olympic Airways
Dan Air London
Air Europe
Meridiana
Air UK
Air Inter
Air Littoral
T.A.T
Air Alpes
Air Lanka
T.E.A
E.A.S (Europe Aero Service)
A.O.M
Air Liberté / Air Lib
Air Charter
I.C.S (Inter Ciel Service)

and probably more


User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2781 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11389 times:

Tatra Air
Malev
Canada 3000
JetsGo
HMY
There is another charter airline that went bankrupt few years ago (flew YYZ-ANU-YYZ with them), I just can't remember the exact name. Could it be SkyService?

[Edited 2012-09-02 07:13:35]

User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11371 times:

Continental
Air Inter
AOM
Air Liberté
Air Charter
E.A.S (Europe Aero Service)



Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11364 times:

Jersey European Airlines
Air Southwest
Sterling Airlines
Cimber Air
Cimber Sterling
Maersk Air

/Lars



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11358 times:

Trans-Canada
Pan American
TWA
Eastern
National
Continental
BOAC
BEA
Allegheny
Kiwi International
PeoplExpress
Seaplane Shuttle Transport (There's a pic on A.net)



Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11351 times:

British Caledonian
Pan Am
Great Plains
Eastern
Viasa
Continental Lite
Continental
Northwest
Conquest
Air Sicilia
ATA
Hola Airlines (sub for Windjet flight)


Probably some I am missing....



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11343 times:

Caesed operations
PanAm
Golden Gate
Air Pacific (the California Commuter carrier)
Pacific Express
Lloyd Aero Boliviano (the original)
Mexicana
West Air
Express Jet (independent operations)
ComAir

Merged Carriers
PSA
AirCal
Northwest
Continental
Western
TWA
America West


User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11331 times:

Surprisingly long list ...

German Wings
Air Inter
Cirrus Airlines
Euroberlin
TWA
Pan Am
Dan Air (London)
Maersk Air
Scanair
Interflug
Swissair
Sabena
BMIbaby
Hamburg Airlines
BASE (Netherlands)
LAR (Portugal)
Spanair
Aviaco
Aero Lloyd
LTU
BSF (Berliner Spezial Flug)
Deutsche BA
Air Europe
Avia (Sweden)
Linjeflyg
Air UK
NFD
RFG
Asian Spirit
Cosmos Air
Air Liberte
British Midland
My Air
Baltika (Ukraine)
Skyeurope
Oasis Hongkong
Viva Macau
Air Southwest

Not included are airlines that have ceased operations under own name but continue to operate on behalf of a different carrier !



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2252 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11328 times:

Only defunct airline I have flown was Futura International, DUB-PMI-DUB back in 2007. I suppose I could add BMI to my "list". Flew them many times between DUB & LHR.

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 3067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11325 times:

For me:

BWIA
Air Jamaica
Air Jamaica express
Carib Aviation



Cursed by my own interests....
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11323 times:

Northwest
Continental
Midwest/Midwest Express
Hapag-Lloyd Express
TWA

And if we throw in regionals, here are a couple more:
Mesaba (not the renamed 9L)
Comair

Not a terribly impressive list...but that's probably a good thing.



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8327 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11308 times:

Quoting united319 (Thread starter):
-Comair (RIP) 1992, 2012
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 23):
Mesaba (not the renamed 9L)

I'm starting to feel old, seeing both of these defunct and having flown on both.

Song, OH, XJ is my short list.



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User currently offlinebongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4037 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (3 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11367 times:

Only four on my list

Air UK
Go
Brittania
Carib

Memories
Air UK for excellent catering, the best economy food I ever received
Go - first experience of a LCC
Brittania, great service for a charter airline.
Carib - scheduled inter island flight on an Islander.


User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 26, posted (3 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11362 times:

Flying Colours (first flight on one of their 757-200s out of Bristol to Palma rt in 1999)
Air 2000 (the year after, first flight on an A321 again Bristol-Palma rt)
Not sure if this counts but whatever the BA regional (pre-flyBE) was with Dash 8s. Southampton-Manchester rt (2001/2002?)


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27534 posts, RR: 22
Reply 27, posted (3 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11377 times:

My list:

CP Air
Canadian
Pacific Western
Eastern Provincial
Nordair
Wardair
Air BC
Time Air
Air Atlantic
Inter-Canadien
Pan Am
TWA
Braniff
Eastern
Continental
Northwest
Northeast
National
Western
PSA
Air California
North Central
Hughes Airwest
Pilgrim (small northeast US carrier; one flight on an F-27 JFK-YOW)
Sabena
Swissair
British Caledonian
British European Airways
Crossair
East African Airways
Ansett Australia
New Zealand National Airways (domestic New Zealand carrier, later merged with NZ)
VARIG
ALM Antillean Airlines


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5555 posts, RR: 43
Reply 28, posted (3 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11365 times:

My List:

Eastern Provincial
Nordair
Quebecair
Transair
Inter Canadien
Air Atlantic
Air Alliance
Air Ontario
Great Lakes Airlines
Ontario Express / Canadian Partner
Canadian Regional Airlines
Pacific Western
Air BC
Time Air
CPAir
Canadian Airlines
Wardair
Pan American
TWA
Braniff
Western
America West
Wein Air Alaska
Reeve Aleutian
Air Cal
Frontier (the first one!)
Allegheny
Mohawk
Provincetown-Boston
North Central
Republic
PeoplExpress
Northwest
Midwest Express
Eastern
Continental
Chalks
Mexicana
BWIA
Air Jamaica
Caribair
Varig
BOAC
BEA
Dan-Air
Sabena
Swissair
Air Inter
UTA



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User currently offlineDocGATTACA From Singapore, joined May 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (3 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11331 times:

Here's mine

BOAC
BEA
PanAm
TWA
National
Piedmont
ATI
Canadian
Swissair
Eastern
East African Airways
Sunbird (Kenya)
Mandala (maybe they've been resurrected)
Continental
Northwest
America West

Can't think of any others. Plus several of these disappeared in mergers so perhaps they shouldn't be considered defunct.


User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3819 posts, RR: 7
Reply 30, posted (3 years 14 hours ago) and read 11247 times:

PSA
Air California
Western
Pan Am
Sabena
British Mediterranean
Aloha
America West
Varig


User currently offlinewoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (3 years 12 hours ago) and read 11227 times:

Nice long list for me,

Britannia
My Travel
British Regional Airlines

[Edited 2012-09-03 13:24:15]


A300-600R, 737-300, 737-800, 757-200, 767-200/300/ER, ERJ145, ATR72
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 32, posted (3 years 10 hours ago) and read 11202 times:

Lets have a look:

LTU
LaudaAir (soon to be)
DeutscheBA, also dba
debonAIR (off course!)
Balkan
Northwest
TransAer
British Midland
AVIACO
Aero Lloyd
HLX, Hapag-Lloyd Express
Aero Flight
GEXX-Germania Express
Thomas Cook Germany
Hamburg International
SkyEurope
V Bird
FlyMe
NordicRegional
Martinair PAX
CIRRUS AIRLINES
map executive flightservice
AirScotland/GREECE AIRWAYS
bmibaby (soon to be)
Air Madrid
clickair
Lineas Aereas de Andalucia S.A./Manx2
Mandala Airlines
Turkuaz Airlines
Sky Middle East/TorAir
Jet Air Poland
CityAirline/Skyways
Cimber Sterling


User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 877 posts, RR: 2
Reply 33, posted (3 years 7 hours ago) and read 11184 times:

America West Airlines - 2004, 2005
Mesaba Airlines - 2002-2006
Midwest Express Airlines - 2000
Northwest Airlines - 1996, 1998, 2000-2007, 2009
Skyway Airlines - 2000



Good bye, US Airways. You will always hold a special place in my heart!
User currently offlineTwoSixLeft From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 59 posts, RR: 1
Reply 34, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11142 times:

My list is fairly short:

Northwest (1995, 1996)
ATA (2003)
And soon to include Comair (2011)



NX37602. "Well, the airplane seems to be fairly successful."
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11115 times:

I can recall only one offhand; Indonesia's Sempati Air which went bankrupt in 1998 following the Asian financial Crisis.
For the best part of the 1990s, I usually did my frequent SIN-JKT-SIN runs on this then President Suharto family/cronies' airline. It was my carrier of choice for two primary reasons: easier passage through immigration/customs and their mainly "on-time arrival" at destination airport.
Their almost perfect "punctuality" was due to their insanely long block time; about half an hour longer than all other airlines on the SIN-JKT-SIN route. In fact, my dozens of flights with them mostly landed before the ETA. Rarely did I arrive later and that only by not more than 15 minutes. I actually do wish I can exceed by over 30 minutes of their ETA because of their guarantee of a free flight. No such luck for me as the 30 minutes guarantee plus their safety margin of another half an hour made it very safe for them to keep to their "never later than half an hour late" pledge.

Ah, also ValuAir which is basically defunct except in name. After operating for barely more than a year, it was acquired by Jetstar in mid 2005. That it still "exists" is because Jetstar is using its permit to operate to Indonesia. Other than that, it is effectively Jetstar now; their grand fleet of two A320s painted in Jetstar colors with the Valuair logo displayed next to it to keep up the myth of still being around.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2600 posts, RR: 28
Reply 36, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11109 times:

Off the top of my head:

-Orion Airways, UK
-Britannia Airways, UK
-Dan Air, UK
-Air UK Leisure, UK
-Leisure International Airways, UK
-Air 2000, UK
-Nordic European Airlines, Sweden
-Spanair, Spain
-British Regional Airlines (BA franchise), UK
-Aero Asia, Pakistan
-Alliance Air, India
-Indian Airlines, India
-SN Brussels Airlines, Belgium
-Northwest Airlines, USA
-America West, USA
-Olympic Airlines, Greece

Very shortly, British Midland & bmibaby too.....


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 37, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11100 times:

Without the dates/years mine are:

Pan Am
BEA
VIASA
Dan-Air (London)
Air Europe
British Island Airways
BMI (nearly gone)
Viva Air
Mexicana
Olympic Airways
Air Mediteranea
Air 2000
Ansett


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 38, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11106 times:

Pan Am
ALM Antillean Airlines
Sabena
Sterling European Airways
Varig
SN Brussels Airlines
Mexicana
Braathens S.A.F.E
Busy Bee
Scanair
Spanair
Transwede


User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11063 times:

Pan Am in the 60's & 70's
Eastern in the 60's
Canadian Pacific in the early 70's
TAA in the 70's & early 80's
Ansett in the 70's, 80's and 90's
Australian Airlines in the early 80's
Compass Airline in the late 80's
Continental in the mid 80's
Lauda Air in the late 90's
Ted in the mid 2000's


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4901 posts, RR: 9
Reply 40, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11054 times:

Northwest - 1993ish-2004, 2009
Mesaba - Don't know the exact years, but similar to the Northwest years
Business Express - 2000
Midwest - 2007-2008
SkyWay - 2007

And while the two regional affiliates are still in business, the brand Continental Express is no longer - 2006



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 41, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Ted
Continental
Aloha
Mahalo
Mid Pacific
Pan Am (the original)
Champion Air


User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11033 times:

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 18):
British Caledonian
Pan Am
Great Plains
Eastern
Viasa
Continental Lite
Continental
Northwest
Conquest
Air Sicilia
ATA
Hola Airlines (sub for Windjet flight)


Probably some I am missing....

I have to update my own list, I forgot Windjet now that it is gone 



“Without seeing Sicily it is impossible to understand Italy.Sicily is the key of everything.”-Goethe "Journey to Italy"
User currently offlineAKiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 11018 times:

I can name six:

Air Ads (charter carrier in the Philippines)
Air Philippines (now Airphil Express, and no longer a legacy carrier)
Asian Spirit (now Zest Airways)
Malév Hungarian Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Olympic Airlines


User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1413 posts, RR: 2
Reply 44, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10992 times:

My list:

Aero Lloyd (A-321)
TWA (L1011, B-727, B763, B762, B741, MD82, MD83, B757)
TWE (E-145)
Reno Air (MD-82, MD-87)
Swissair (Fokker 100, A-310, MD-81)
Crossair (Avro 85)
Olympic Airways (B-734, ATR-42)
Air Belgium (B-734)
LTU (L-1011, B-757, B-763)
LTS (B-757)
Spanair (B-717, MD-82)
Northwest (A-320)
Continental (B-752,B-753, B-762, B-764, B-777, B-73G, B-738, B-739)
Continental Express (E-145)
National Airlines (B-757)
British Midland-BMI (B-735, A-320)
Malev (Dash8-400)
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines (TU-154, IL-18)
Shuttle by United (B-733)
America West (A-320)
Aloha (B-73G)
FlyFTI (A-320)
Hapag-Lloyd (A-310,B734, B-738)



Fly easyJet
User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10977 times:

TWA and Northwest, both while traveling from Seattle to the Midwest. I guess another one would be AirOne, which was Taquan Air's FAR 121 operation. Flew them on a couple flights from JNU-KTN (I think KTN, maybe Klawock as well).


Flown on: C150, C172, C206, Beaver, Otter, Jetstream 32, Q400, CRJ7/9, E135/40/45, A320, B732/4/7/8/9, B744, B752/3, B76
User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 46, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10953 times:

Britannia,
British Island Airways
British Airtours
Virgin Express
BMA/British Midland/BMI
Wardair
TEA
and finally
Janus Airways- anyone remember them?



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User currently offlinemfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10921 times:

Western Airlines (Original)
Western Airlines (Start up public charter out of BLI)
PSA
Song
Sun Aire
Reno Air
Midwest
Midwest Express
Northwest
Continental
America West
Express Jet (Branded)
Eastern
TWA
ASA
ACA
Pluna
Great Plains
Western Pacific
Big Sky
Muse Air
Desert Sun
Air Midwest



ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 6379 posts, RR: 6
Reply 48, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10917 times:

The truly irreplaceable Continental Airlines  

Also:

BMI/British Midland
Bmibaby
Caledonian Airlines
TWA
JMC
Air 2000/First Choice Airlines
Airtours International
JALways
TAT
British World Airlines
European Aviation Charter



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlineMSNfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 49, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10913 times:

My short list includes:

Northwest
ATA
Chicago Express
Atlantic Coast Airlines

Soon to be: Airtran



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11993 posts, RR: 59
Reply 50, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10900 times:

Quite a few. I've included all the bmi carriers as the end is sadly nigh.

Air Plus Comet ... B737-500
Air Southwest ... DHC 8-300, DHC 8-Q300
Air Wales ... ATR 42-300
Air 2000 ... B757-200
Airtours ... DC-9-83
Airworld ... A320-200
Alitalia Express ... ERJ 170-100LR
Asian Spirit ... NAMC YS-11, DHC 7-102, BAe 146-100, CASA CN-235
Austrian Airlines ... A320-200
BA Connect ... BAe 146-100, ERJ 145EP
Blue Line ... F100
bmi ... A319-100
bmibaby ... B737-300, B737-500
bmi regional ... ERJ 135ER
Britannia Airways ... B757-200
Caledonian ... L1011 Tristar
Clickair ... A320-200
Continental Airlines ... B767-200ER
Continental Airlines Connection - Commutair ... Dash 8-Q314
Continental Airlines Connection - ExpressJet ... ERJ 145
Delta Airlines Connection - Atlantic Southeast Airlines ... CRJ 200ER
Delta Airlines Connection - Mesaba Airlines ... CRJ 900LR
Denim Airways ... F50
EuroManx ... Dash 8-Q200
European ... B737-200
Fly Globespan ... B737-300
Futura International Airways ... B737-400
GIR Jet ... F100
Highland Airways ... BAe J31
KMV Kavminvodyavia ... Tu-154M
Linksair (Varsity Express) ... BAe J31
MyAir ... CRJ 900
Northwest Airlines ... A330-300X, B757-300, DC-10-30
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines ... B747-400
Palmair ... B737-200
Pluna ... CRJ 900ER
Plymouth School of Flying ... Cessna 152
SAS Braathens ... B737-500, B737-700
Skyjet ... DC-10-15
Snowflake ... DC-9-82
Spanair ... DC-9-83, F100, B717-200
TAM Mercosur ... A320-200
Varig Brasil ... MD-11
VLM Airlines ... F50
XL Airways ... B737-800


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7744 posts, RR: 16
Reply 51, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10895 times:

Freedom Air (NZ)
Air National
Continental (UA)
Air Tran (SW)
V Australia. (VA)
Oceanair Brazil (AV)
Austral (AR)


User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10882 times:

Great topic! Actually made me pick my brain for a few. In no particular order:

-Chalk's (G-73T)
-Paradise Island Airlines (DHC-7)
-Piedmont (although still flying as US Airways) - (727, 737-300/400)
-Braniff (formerly Florida Express) - (BAC-1-11)
-Caribbean Express (Presidential Commuter) - (EMB-110)
-Gull Air - (C402)
-Trans Island Airways - (Piper Aztec)
-Key Air - (727-200)
-United Feeder Service (part of Air Wisconsin, I believe) - (BAe ATP)
-Independence Air (worked for them briefly) - (CRJ-200, A319)
-Comair (CRJ-200/700, EMB-120)
-Transtar (MD-80)
-Eastern (DC-9, 727, A300)
-Pan AM (727)
-TW Express (J31)

Although this isn't necessarily on-topic, there are a couple of airlines that are now gone (at least, name-wise) that I wish I could've experienced:

-TWA
-Northwest
-Continental

Cheers!



Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10339 posts, RR: 32
Reply 53, posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10863 times:

Here we go:

Pan Am
TWA
Eastern
Northwest
Swissair
BMI
Alleghany
Continental
Western
National
Braniff
Maersk
National
Olympic
Valuejet (I survived that)
Transvalair
Aloha
America West
North Central
Western Pacific
Far Eastern
Debonair
Dan Air
LTU
British caledonian
Australian
Sabena
Canadian pacific
BUZZ
Air Inter
Air Afriqure
Presidential
NY Air



GDL go to hell
User currently offline727tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10841 times:

Braniff
Trans-Texas/Texas International
TWA
Piedmont
Eastern
Midway
Northwest
Vanguard
Air Illinois
Ozark
Air Midwest


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 55, posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10837 times:

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 4):
TWA
Spanair
America West
Continental

Don't think there are any others.

I forgot Song.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlinespokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10816 times:

Presidential Airways
TWA
Eastern
Northwest/Northwest Orient
Continental
Republic
Air North
AeroPeru
East-West Airlines (Australia)
Australian Airways
Piedmont
PSA
AirCal
Air1
Midwest Express
America West
Pan Am
New York Air

I'm sure I'm forgetting some feeder airlines for the US majors plus soon to add AirTran



kjot-kgai
User currently offlinemauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10809 times:
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Yes, this has been a thread before. Went back to my 2007 response and updated.

TWA
BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL
BRANIFF II-III
PAN AM
BEA
EASTERN
FRONTIER (orig.)
NORTH CENTRAL
OZARK
MOHAWK
ALLEGHENY
REPUBLIC (merger of North Central and Southern)
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL
HUGHES AIR WEST
PSA
AIR CAL
VANGUARD
AMERICA WEST
ALOHA
MIDWEST/MIDWEST EXPRESS
NORTHWEST
CONTINENTAL


User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (2 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10706 times:

Presidential Airways
Pan Am
Northwest
Piedmont
America West
TWA
Eastern
Swissair
Air Afrique



Do you lead an Intercontinental life?
User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 59, posted (2 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10677 times:

Continental
Eastern
Northwest



Flight Attendants prepare doors for departure, cross check verify straps standby for all call
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3079 posts, RR: 7
Reply 60, posted (2 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10660 times:

Air UK
Air UK Leisure
Buzz
Northwest
My Travel Lite
Deutsche BA
Lloyd Aero Boliviano
TAM Mercosur
VLM
BMI

My wife and children managed a flight on Velvet Sky last year.

signol



Flights booked: CDG-ADD-JNB-DUR-JNB-ADD-CDG, LGW-NCE-LGE
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17428 posts, RR: 10
Reply 61, posted (2 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 10594 times:

City Airline
Continental Airlines
Hapag Lloyd Express HLX
Spanair



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineeuflyer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 62, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10486 times:

BWIA
Caledonian
Air 2000
JMC
Britannia
BMI


User currently offlinen88kb From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10464 times:

Hi Folks,

I have a few!

Aloha-732
Brittania-762
Ansett- F27,F28,727,767.
Air New South Wales- F27
TAA-727,DC9
V Australia (kinda counts)-77W

Cheers,

N88KB


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3118 posts, RR: 15
Reply 64, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 21):
Only defunct airline I have flown was Futura International, DUB-PMI-DUB back in 2007. I suppose I could add BMI to my "list". Flew them many times between DUB & LHR.

Me too!

FH 737

DUB - FUE - TFS - FUE - DUB 2001

DUB - FAO - DUB 2007

& Skyservice

5G A333 DUB - SNN - YYZ - DUB 2006



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlinebpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10335 times:

Peoplexpress
TWA
Pan Am
Northwest
Eastern
Song
ATA


User currently offlinerafabullara From Brazil, joined Dec 2010, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10298 times:

Varig
Rio Sul
Nordeste
Pluna
Aero Vip
Fly
Transbrasil
Vasp
Pantanal
Pan Am
Swissair


User currently onlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 1002 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10284 times:

British Caledonian
BA Connect
British Airtours
Air Europe
Dan Air
Orion
British Midland
JMC
Virgin Sun
Varig
Canadian Airlines
Sabena
Ansett
Manx
Spantax


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2731 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10226 times:

British Airtours (L1011)
British Island Airways (MD83)
BWIA (L1011, B738 & A343)
Airtours International (B742 lsf from NZ)
JMC Air (DC10)
VLM Airlines (F50)
GB Airways (A320)
BMI (A319, 320 & 321)
EUjet (F100)
Hola Airlines (B733)
Zoom Airlines (B763)
Continental Airlines (B738)



Follow me on twitter for YVR movements @vernonYVR
User currently offlineairindia787 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10212 times:

I am fairly young, but I still flew with some airlines that are no more today.

Continental, 1998, 2007, 2011, DC-10, 764, 752
TWA 1995, 1996, 762, L1011
Indian Airlines 1994, 2002, 2005, A320
Air Sahara 2000, 737
America West 2004, 752, 733, A320
Swissair 2000, A332, MD-11
Northwest 2009

Soon I will be able to add Comair to the list, and possibly Kingfisher.


User currently offlinestarrymarkb From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 70, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10178 times:

Spanair
Futura
Air JMC

(I could possibly include Britannia but they have merely been rebranded)


User currently offlinedcann40 From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10121 times:

This is not all inclusive but...

PanAm
Northwest
TWA
Eastern
BOAC
National
Continental


User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 13
Reply 72, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10055 times:

Airlines that went poof completely (as far as I know):

Ansett
BWIA
Eastwind (a highly amusing experience)
Vanguard

In the bought-before-dying department, I find:

America West
BMI
TWA

and if you include mergers, add Continental and Northwest.

I can't really see including Song or Ted, as they were both just brand lines within Delta and United respectively. I don't even think they were distinct subsidiaries. I don't think Allegheny should count either, as they renamed themselves US Air and then US Airways.



Fly, you fools! Fly!
User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 73, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9897 times:

Pan Am
Eastern
British Midland
Olympic
not sure about Northern Pacific Airways (aka United Express)

miss the likes of Northwest Orient, UTA, BWIA, British Caledonian, Wardair, CPAir, PSA etc


User currently offlineunityofsaints From Ireland, joined Nov 2011, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 74, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9857 times:

Deutsche BA
Northwest
Comair
Continental
BMI    

I'm sure there are some others I flew in my childhood that I don't remember.


User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 75, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9841 times:

Every airline I've flown on save for two still exists:

Sabena - '94 or '95, unsure as to year.
Continental: yearly 1999-2011



The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1275 posts, RR: 2
Reply 76, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9760 times:
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This really dates me
VASP 1956 Saab 90 Scandia (which probably also doubles up as a rare a/c since i think only 18 were built)
REAL Aerovias 1958 (Constellation 1049) and
after that a whole bunch on VARIG(RIP). Never got to fly Panair do Brasil.
Other defunct airlines or at least airline names, i flew on at different times during the 70's and 80's and 90's include Braniff, TWA( I guess acquired or at least killed off without too much mercy); Ozark (acquired); Viasa, Ecuatoriana de Aviacion, Mexicana, PLUNA, LAPSA, TAME, Samit, Spantax; Pan Am, Eastern, Sadia/Transbrasil, Cruzeiro, Ladeco, Faucett, Aeroperu, VIASA, North Central, Republic, Southern (took me to Columbus GA in 1972 for jump school at Ft. Benning!), Northwest (or as my now 30 year old daughter pointed up into the sky in Minneapolis when she was 2 or so years old 'Norsewess Oreo-ent Air-ines'-those TV ads were catchy.



The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlinenicode From France, joined May 2012, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 77, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9683 times:

Spanair
TWA
AeroSur
SkyEurope

and that's it...


User currently offlinezebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 78, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9579 times:

For me it's the the following:

Eastern
TWA
Piedmont
Peoples Express
Comair
Delta Express
Southern
NY Air
Continental
Allegro
Tower



Educate your children before others mis-educate them!!!
User currently offlinevatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 79, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9429 times:

Quoting PITingres (Reply 72):
Eastwind (a highly amusing experience)

     

My list:

Piedmont
Eastwind

Soon to be gone:
AirTran   

Not sure if I should include Continental, since I never flew Mainline and the COExpress carrier I flew still exists (Republic).


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 3078 posts, RR: 3
Reply 80, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9426 times:

Northwest 1992-2000
Continental 1999-2012
TWA/AA 2002

I wish I can add more to my list, but at the same time I wish I didn't have this list at all.



A landing EVERYONE can walk away from, is a good landing.
User currently offlineretrolivery From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 81, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9156 times:

Swissair
Olympic
Ted
Continental
Clickair
Malev
Air One



A3, AA, AC, AI, AK, AM, AP, AZ, B6, BA, CO, DL, EK, EY, FL, FI, FR, KL, KM, LH, MA, MH, MS, OA, OK, OS, SR, TA, TG, U2,
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7785 posts, RR: 20
Reply 82, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9125 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 53):
BUZZ

.....surprised it took so long for that one to come out.

My little list:

Go
Buzz
BMI (caveats to that as already mentioned by several others)
Air Scandic
dba

I think that is all.



✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
User currently offlinejporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 83, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8882 times:

Very short list for me:

HP
IT (Air Deccan- former Indian airline, merged with Kingfisher after I flew on them)
IT (Kingfisher Red the airline that Kingfisher turned Air Deccan into)
QX (not sure if this would count, but AS said it was retiring this brand, and all planes are being repainted into the AS livery)

Soon:
FL

[Edited 2012-10-05 02:46:30]

User currently offlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 84, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8868 times:

Britannia, Orion, Air 2000, Dan Air, British Midland, Air Europe...

Back in my holiday charter days.

Modern stuff, Continental  


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 85, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8844 times:

America West (A319, A320)
BMI (A321)
Carnival (B727-200)
Comair (CRJ, EMB-120)
Continental (B727-200,B737-300/500/700/800/900, B757-200/300, B767-400, B777-200, MD-80)
Eastern (B727-100/200)
Midway 2 (CRJ, F100)
Midwest (B717)
Muse Air (MD-80)
Northwest (A330-300, B727-200, B757-200/300, DC9-30/40/50)
Sabena (A330-300)
TranStar (MD-80)
TWA (MD-80)
Vanguard (B737-200, MD-80)
Virgin Express (B737-300)

Airlines within airlines:

Metrojet (B737-200)
Ted (A320)

[Edited 2012-10-05 09:12:34]

[Edited 2012-10-05 09:13:28]

[Edited 2012-10-05 09:14:40]

User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8465 times:

My two favorite defunct airlines: Malev and Loftleider. They both had the same quality, not usually seen anymore: personal passenger attention.

Loftleider from LUX to JFK on the CL44--noisy cabin; the F/A's came to each row and pointed out the light and call buttons and safety issues. Great dinner from LUX and fantastic breakfast from KEF to JFK: Fish fillet with eggs.

Malev F/A's on a very small TU presented hot meals individually in economy, between BUD and MUC, treated you like you were in their home. And gave you large chocolate bars as part of the meal and passed out mints before landing.


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1306 posts, RR: 10
Reply 87, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8457 times:

Key Air
Air Nova
America West
Song
Delta Shuttle
Continental
Colgan
Comair   
Northwest
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (sorta defunct)
Mesaba (well, the then-Mesaba)

-J.



Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5555 posts, RR: 43
Reply 88, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8429 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 86):
Loftleider from LUX to JFK on the CL44--noisy cabin;

Very rare aircraft too! Not a lot of people can say that have flown on the CL-44.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27534 posts, RR: 22
Reply 89, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 88):
Quoting CoachClass (Reply 86):
Loftleider from LUX to JFK on the CL44--noisy cabin;

Very rare aircraft too! Not a lot of people can say that have flown on the CL-44.

They're probably mostly former Canadian military personnel who flew on the RCAF's 12 Yukons (CL-44-6, or CC-106 in RCAF terminology) between 1959 and 1971.


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User currently offlinegasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 1358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 90, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8388 times:

- TWA in 1974, LAX-JFK-LHR on a 707. I have a vague memory of a pleasant flight; my parents still rave about the service and quintessential American warmth to this day.
- BOAC in 1974, LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-NAN all in one go on a VC10. That trip still sends shivers down my spine (and not in a good way). Hang on, BOAC isn't exactly "defunct".........  
- Northwest - used them extensively in 1994. I thought they were great. Loved the DC-10's. Was very saddened when they went under.
- Ansett New Zealand. You have to admire the bravery of carriers that take on Air New Zealand head to head on the New Zealand main trunk.
- Mt Cook Airlines. All I remember is noisy, ageing HS-748s with what seemed like 20" seat pitch.
- NAC - which was amalgamated into Air New Zealand in 1978

[Edited 2012-10-12 01:22:48]

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9082 posts, RR: 41
Reply 91, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8365 times:

Let's see...

AeroSur
(Continental)
(Hapag Lloyd Express)
Nordeste
Sterling
TransBrasil
Varig
VASP

Not too bad, 21 out of 27 airlines on which I have flown are still around in one way or another.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 92, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8349 times:

TAT
Air Inter
Air UK
British World
Aviaco
China Northwest
Go Fly
Continental
Aero Continente
TANS Peru
One-Two-GO



it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 93, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8341 times:

Longhauler, Viscount 724.

I was told that these planes, the CL-44's, were actually the largest passenger planes flying the Atlantic in the 60's. If that's true, that would mean bigger than the B707's and DC-8's before those planes got stretched. I was in my 20's, returning from college in Germany and remember the excitement of the journey, especially disembarking at REK in predawn darkness to the snowy tarmac and getting hit in the face with the cold, fish smelling wind. The airport was right close to the fishing harbor.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5555 posts, RR: 43
Reply 94, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8333 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 93):
I was told that these planes, the CL-44's, were actually the largest passenger planes flying the Atlantic in the 60's. If that's true, that would mean bigger than the B707's and DC-8's before those planes got stretched.

That would make sense. They would have been larger than any B707, and the DC-8 up to the Series 50. But it was quite a bit shorter than a TU-114.

I was reading a book about the CL-44 recently, and it stated that the seat mile cost to operate one was about half that of a B707-300B/C, or a DC-8-50! I can see therefore why it would be attractive to Loftleider as they were after that low cost market.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 95, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8300 times:

Pan Am
Eastern
British Caledonian
Spantex
Canadian/CP Air
Air Ontario
Great Lakes Airlines
Malev
TWA
Royal Airlines
Wardair



Rush for ever; Yankees all the way!!
User currently offlineAviaco From Germany, joined May 2012, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 96, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8141 times:

VASP
VARIG
Bavaria
Germanair
Aviaco
LTU
Air Inter
Mahalo
DAN Air
Pan Am
Interflug
DBA
Euroberlin France
Swissair
Continental
Cirrus
Hapag Lloyd


User currently offlineMaxair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 97, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8017 times:

Hers's mine:

Wardair
Pan Am
Continental
Northwest
Air Europe
British Midlad/BMI
Go
Dan Air
British Island
Ansett
Varig
Swissair
Maersk
Air UK


User currently offlineviajero From Mexico, joined Aug 2008, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 98, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7989 times:
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Defunct:


Aerocaribe/ Mexicana Click (2008-2010)
Aladia Airlines (2006)
ATA (2004)
Atlantic Coast Airlines (2003)
Aviacsa (2000-2008)
Azteca Airlines (2003)
Britt Airways (1989)
Chicago Express Airlines (2004)
Comair (US) (1999)
Midwest Airlines (2003)
Mesaba Airlines (2009)
MarkAir (1994)
Mexicana (2000-2010)
Presidential Airways (1989)
Skyway Airlines (2003)
Vanguard Airlines (1995,2002)

Merged:

AirTran Airways (2000, 2009)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (2000-2001)
America West Airlines (1995)
Continental Airlines (1989-2007 yearly)
Northwest Airlines (2004, 2009)
Piedmont Airlines (1988) (Original)
Trans World Airlines (1997)


User currently offlinePelle From Denmark, joined Apr 2012, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 99, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7986 times:

Malév
Maersk Air
Sterling
Cimber Sterling



DHC6 CRJ700 ERJ190 737 733 735 738 752 763 772 77W 744 A319 A320 A321 A333 A346
User currently offlinexaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 100, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7974 times:

Dead:

Aviacsa
Aerocalifornia
Mexicana

Merge

America West
Continental.

Greetings.



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 101, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7954 times:

Loftleider, Int'l Air Bahama, Eastern, TWA, PanAm, National, Republic, Continental, Northwest, BEA, Malev,
Southern, Northeast, AirCal , PSA, Carnival, Western, Mexicana, Tan/Sasha, AmericaWest, Braniff.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 1151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 102, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

I've been on a couple of dozen already listed, but here's a new one:

Emu Airways

I always wondered why you would name an airline after a bird that doesn't fly.


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 103, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7825 times:

Quoting unityofsaints (Reply 74):
BMI  

You're right. It is now gone. I'll have to remember to add that to the list....



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlinetaichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 104, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7793 times:

Aviaco, TAT European Airways (under an AF flight number), Oasis, Aero Lloyd, SAHSA, Eastern, Crossair

User currently offlineLucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 105, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

CP Air
Canadian Airlines
Nordair
Canada 3000
Royal
Transair
Pacific Western
Odyssey
City Express
Air Ontario
Allehgeny
PeoplExpress
Eastern
Midwest Express
Air Cal
Northwest
BOAC



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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1362 posts, RR: 11
Reply 106, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7615 times:

Pan Am
Sabena
SAETA (Ecuador)
Air New England
Aloha
Piedmont
Aeropostal (Venezuela)
Fawcett (Peru)



I think it's wrong to include airlines like TWA or Northwest on this list. They weren't "defunct" so much as they were merged or acquired away. North Central, Republic, Northwest, Delta.... it makes the whole exercise somewhat semantic.

PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27534 posts, RR: 22
Reply 107, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7613 times:

Quoting aviateur (Reply 106):
Pan Am
Sabena
SAETA (Ecuador)
Air New England
Aloha
Piedmont
Aeropostal (Venezuela)
Fawcett (Peru)



I think it's wrong to include airlines like TWA or Northwest on this list. They weren't "defunct" so much as they were merged or acquired away. North Central, Republic, Northwest, Delta.... it makes the whole exercise somewhat semantic.

I disagree. They're still defunct, whether they went bust or disappeared through a merger. The only airlines I wouldn't include are those that only changed their name. For example, I wouldn't count Air Canada and Trans-Canada Air Lines separately since that was just a name change.


User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 108, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

Compiling this list brings back fond memories, but some that age    me!
BOAC
Braniff International
Capital Airlines
Eastern
Flying Tigers
National
Northwest
Piedmont
People Express
PSA
Southern
Transocean (TALOA)
Trump Shuttle
West Coast Airlines



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User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 109, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7547 times:

I'm still young enough that there aren't many on the list... but more that I would've thought!

BMI
Canadian Airlines
Canada 3000
Royal Airlines
Skyservice
Spanair



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User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 1232 posts, RR: 1
Reply 110, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7471 times:

Just adding my first Defunct Airline now.

Kingfisher Airlines.



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User currently offlinesimo82 From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 111, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7424 times:

Pan Am
TWA
Northwest
SwissAir
Continental
Malev
Livingston
AirLauda
Volare
Ansett
Air Europe
BOAC
MyAir
Kingfisher
Air moorea


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8535 posts, RR: 10
Reply 112, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7396 times:
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Northeast (UK)
BEA
BOAC
Caledonian/BUA
Air Rhodesia
British Caledonian
Sun Air (ZA)
Nationwide (ZA)
Flitestar (ZA)



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2766 posts, RR: 3
Reply 113, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7378 times:
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The only defunct airline that I've flown on is Ansett Australia in the mid 1990s. I flew from PER-SYD and back on (if I recall correctly) their 767-200s.


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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1362 posts, RR: 11
Reply 114, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7160 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 107):
I disagree. They're still defunct, whether they went bust or disappeared through a merger. The only airlines I wouldn't include are those that only changed their name. For example, I wouldn't count Air Canada and Trans-Canada Air Lines separately since that was just a name change.

Yeah, in thinking it over, you're probably right.

I'll add Northwest and TWA to my list.

And I forgot a few. New York Air, for one. "Apple," as its call sign was. They flew MD-80s and DC-9s on NYC/BOS/DCA shuttle routes for a while. Great livery and marketing. Not a bad little carrier. Eventually folded into Lorenzo's Continental, I believe.

Trump Shuttle also.


PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5555 posts, RR: 43
Reply 115, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7157 times:

Quoting aviateur (Reply 114):
Eventually folded into Lorenzo's Continental, I believe.

That it did!

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User currently offlinedandaire From UK - Wales, joined Jul 2008, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7123 times:

Dan Air
Orion Airways
Sabre Airways
Spanair
Futura
Swissair
Crossair
BEA
Pan Am
Air Inter



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User currently offlinefshplns From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 117, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6978 times:

My small list,

Continental
Western
Northwest
Eastern
Vanguard
TWA
Comair


User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 1232 posts, RR: 1
Reply 118, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6926 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 110):
Just adding my first Defunct Airline now.

Kingfisher Airlines.

Well if you include airlines that have merged, then Continental also.



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User currently offlinethegoldenargosy From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 119, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

Air Midwest
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
British Midland International
Colgan Air
Comair
Continental Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Midwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Shuttle by United
Trans World Airlines


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 120, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6883 times:

Pan Am
TWA
Air Aruba
BWIA
Atlantic Airways
Christman
Cumberland Airlines
Republic
Eastern
Piedmont
Olympic
EuroWings (when they still were EW)
ProAir
Air Inter
Av Atlantic
Champion
Continental
Northwest
Metro Jet
America West
Arrow Air
ATA
Com Air
Capital Helicopters



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 121, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

I flew:
Air Afrique JFK-DKR-ACC, ACC-ABJ-DKR-JFK
Air South JFK-GSP-CHS round trip on a 737 that had the first 2 rows facing each other. Very cool never saw it again on another plane
Northwest PIR-MSP-EWR. The MSP-EWR leg was my first and only A330 flight. Also flew NRT-LAX mid-merger while working for DL.
Lastly DL regionals that don't exist: Freedom Airlines and Comair.



The only valid opinions are those based in facts
User currently offlineteva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 15
Reply 122, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

defunct:
air UK
KLM UK
Buzz
Air Littoral
Ladeco
TWA
Crossair
Swissair
Air Inter
Air Moorea

almost dead
Kingfisher

Teva



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1306 posts, RR: 10
Reply 123, posted (2 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 87):
Key Air
Air Nova
America West
Song
Delta Shuttle
Continental
Colgan
Comair
Northwest
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (sorta defunct)
Mesaba (well, the then-Mesaba)

Forgot to include Mexicana in my list   

-J.



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User currently offlineBritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 124, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

-Flying Colours
-Excel Airways
-flyGlobespan
-Spanair
-British Midland
-LTE
-Air 2000 (Still going I suppose)
-Britannia (Same again)



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