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First Arline In The US  
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Ok...my teacher in American history said that the first Airline in the US was American Airlines...I interjected "NO, it's PANAM!"...

So, I'd like to put you sluths to work:
What was the REAL first airline in America and who founded it?
I NEED PROOF FROM AN INTERNET SITE!!!
Thanks!

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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Many say that the Tampa/St.Pete flying boat service, run by Tony Jannus, is the first:

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/stptal.htm






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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

What about Chalk's Int'l? Didn't they start in 1918?


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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Mr. Jannus started in 1914.


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3653 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Wasn't Western the first airline to exist in the US? I believe it was, if not Western, TWA. Western was founded in 1926, Pan Am was founded in 1927.

First in the world was KLM: 1919.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

According to R.E.G. Davies' excellent reference "Airlines of the United States Since 1914" (a must read for any airline enthusiast), the first airline in the United States was the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, which began service at 10am on 1 January 1914 with A.C. Pheil (former mayor) being piloted across the bay by Tony Jannus in a Benoist Type XIV flying boat.

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