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Topic: What Would They Be Like Today?
Username: L.1011
Posted 2002-10-30 17:18:43 and read 1793 times.

I was wondering what you think Braniff, Eastern, Pan Am, or TWA would be like if they had survived to today?
Here are my thoughts on the fleets.

BRANIFF IINTERNATIONAL
737NG
757/767
777
747-400
Perhaps still lingering 727 or Classic 747.

EASTERN AIR LINES
DC-9
727
737NG
757/767
They would be phasing out the DC-9s and 727s. Perhaps a few Tristars left.

PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS
727
A320
757
A330/A340
747 Classic
747-400
Phasing out 727, 747 Classic. Perhaps A300/A310 remaining.

TRANS WORLD AIRLINES
DC-9
717
737NG
757/767
A330
DC-9s being phased out.

What do you think?

Topic: RE: What Would They Be Like Today?
Username: Cerulean
Posted 2002-10-30 17:33:30 and read 1780 times.

What do you think?

I think this question has been asked many times before.

Seriously though, it's a tough guess. TWA would've gone under (read Chap 13 liquidation) had AA not bought them out. It was only a question of when, not if. Same thing could be said of the other airlines you mentioned. They all went bankrupt. Perhaps a better question would be where the airlines would be today had they NOT gone "under". In other words, let's talk about airlines that were bought out.

REPUBLIC:

MD-80/87/90
717
757

DC-9's, 727's, CV-580's: long gone

AirCal:
737-300/400/500/600/700

PSA:
MD-80/90, 717 OR A319/A320 +CRJ

Frontier (I):
Would've gone belly up anyway. They were doomed

Western:
737-300/500/700/800
757
767-200/300

PEOPLExpress (had Don Burr not gotten careless)
737-300/700/800
767-200/300

Topic: RE: What Would They Be Like Today?
Username: OzarkD9S
Posted 2002-10-30 19:33:28 and read 1735 times.

Ozark Airlines (1)

MD-80/87
717
757

Topic: RE: What Would They Be Like Today?
Username: Bmi330
Posted 2002-10-30 20:05:44 and read 1711 times.

Think pan am would have had 777's for some reson that would be an ausome site.


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