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User currently offlineJohn G From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Can anyone provide any info on the following defunct carriers, rmembered form my days of childhood planespotting at PHL?
National (the original)
Yellowbird
Allegheny
Purdue

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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I can only help you with 2. Allegheny is now USAirways.
National was bought by Pan Am, which was "Bought" by Delta.


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Check out

http://www.nationalsundowners.com

which is a site done by former employees with a heap of nostalgia for ya.


User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 959 times:

By "Yellowbird" you mean Northeast, which was acquired by Delta in 1972.

Purdue Airlines was a "supplemental" (charter) airline owned and operated by Purdue University. They ceased operations in the early '70s, I'm not sure exactly when. The DC-9 simulator and other remnants of the airline are still in use today by Purdue's outstanding aviation program.


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