Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6928 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
In the Feb-March 1988 North Amer OAG they show Air America TriStars (code GM) flying SFO-HNL, LAX-HNL and also DTW-LAS and flights to Pago Pago among other things. No pics in the database; did they actually exist?
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5233 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I too would like to know about them--they did exist--I remember seeing their L1011 at LAS back in March 1989 at Concourse C alongside an AA DC10. I didn't venture over to see where it was going (regret that). In fact I need to find those old photos I took from that trip, SYDC10s, Air America L10, AA DC10, UA DC-8, and Midway (can't remember if it was a 732 or MD80 I saw).
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
Yes they did they ran charter flights from DTW to LAS, flew them once and for a charter carrier they were OK, they did not end up being around for any great length of time if I remember correctly though.
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26325 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Air America was a Los Angeles based charter airline using L-1011's.
Started initially as Total Air in the early 80s doing mostly charters to Hawaii. Later was renamed as Air America in 86 or 87. Ran worldwide passenger and military charters, along with selling some scheduled service seats on several mainland-Hawaii routes primarily.
Went BK and shutdown early 1990.