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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Looking for some info for a project gang...a link or outright answers would be GREAT!

1. When did Alleghany Airlines become USAir and what is just a name change or where there other airlines involved in the transaction?

2. On that same date, did Alleghany become the wholly owned subsidiary of USAirways that is what we now know of?

3. When did Pilgrim Airlines become Business Express, and how did the name change/merger come about (i.e. any other airline involved in the transaction)?

4. When did AA Eagle purchase and then merge Business Express into Eagle?

5. When and how did CO and People Express come together (merger, acquisition, other)?

6. Need as much history about Bar Harbor Airways until it was absorbed into CO Express in August of 1990.

7. Need as much history about Commutair through the USAir days and when they switched to CO Connection.

Thanks in advance everyone. I'm doing so much research on so many carriers, I figured I'd help myself out and turn it over to some of the A-Net experts on the carriers I'm having some trouble with...

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

1. Allegheny became USAir in 1979 (I believe in October).
5. Great article on PE at http://www.airtransportbiz.com/. Click 'Airlines', then "PeoplExpress'.

Can't help much with the others, sorry.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Thanks Tom, found the data I needed for PE. I've also found the infor on the Commutair change-ver from US to CO (12/2/2000). If anyone has an old timetable for 2001, I need the date that Commutair resumed service to PVD (to ALB?) as a CO Connection carrier...

I'd also like to add Ransome Airlines, Henson Aviation, Pennsylvania Commuter, Pocono Airlines, and Metro Airlines Northeast to the list of airlines I need history on.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

More specifically, I need to know when Ransome Airlines was a part od the Delta family. I have the dates when they were bought by Pan Am.

I just stubled upon Trans East International and New York Air being involved in the matrix too...


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2599 times:

Add Mohawk to the list! C'mon, where's all the history buffs and timetable collectors today??

User currently offlinePSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2558 times:

US Airway History
This charts the history of US Airways which includes Piedmont, Allegheny, Mohawk and PSA. Hope this helps.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6778 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

I guess you don't have Davies' book on commuter airlines? We'll see what he says.

What did you want to know about Mohawk?


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2533 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

The Mohawk merger was not a pretty sight. Bob Peach Sr. was very distraught over lossing Mohawk to Allegheny. He commited suicide over it. His sons in the late 80's were able to aquire the name back from USAir and made a poor attempt at running an airline form UCA and later SYR. Mohawk (II) ceased 9/93 due to IRS problems.

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

DAL, Mohawk II; were they independent or did they have something to do with a Horizon Airlines?

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6778 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2419 times:

From "Commuter Airlines of the US" by REG Davies and IE Quastler:

p295 "When, in June 1982, he had parted company with USAir and transferred Ransome's reservations to Delta, he had already initiated preliminary discussions with Dave Garrett, soon to become Delta's president. In May 1984, Dawson consummated the new association by announcing that Ransome Airlines had become part of The Delta Connection..."

same page "Pilgrim Airlines, from New London/Groton, founded in the early 1960s by old-timer Joe Fugere, had absorbed NewAir, and was itself engulfed by Business Express, a newcomer from Hartford that had been founded only in November 1984..."

In the back it says Business Exp bought Pilgrim on 28 Feb 1986.

There's more, of course. You probably need the book.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Thanks Timz, I'll look into getting my hands on that publication...

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