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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

On tonight's episode of "CSI", one of the victims worked for Western Airlines. Too bad they did not have shots of the planes ...


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Damn - got my hopes up! Not that I'd expect them to be like the original, but seeing that Big Red W again sure would be sweet


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

come on... the juridical departments of the actual airlines in the US all have a chip on their shoulder, claim happy about suffering damages because of 'negative associations,' and probably to avoid problems they 'made up' an airline name, maybe not even aware there was an actual Western Airlines til 18 years ago.


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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4486 times:
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Delta will need to give up the Western Airlines trademark before anybody can use the name. We can only dream that Delta will sell the name.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

It makes me wonder if DL would have been better off reusing the name "Western Airlines" instead of "Song."


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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

I'll always enjoy watching the beginning of "Commando" where Arnold kills the dude on the Western widebody (actually the whole scene in the airport is pretty fascinating).

"Please don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired." Classic.


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4235 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 5):
I'll always enjoy watching the beginning of "Commando" where Arnold kills the dude on the Western widebody (actually the whole scene in the airport is pretty fascinating

Yes indeed....especially when he crawled up the nose gear to get inside.... classic!!!



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User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4199 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 5):
It makes me wonder if DL would have been better off reusing the name "Western Airlines" instead of "Song."

The focus region of Song is still being the east coast. If Delta acquired the Alaska Airlines’ operations of the west coast, maybe the name “Western Airlines” would be reused.
Another airline name Delta should revive is “Eastern Airlines”, this one would substitute “Delta Shuttle”.


User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4159 times:

My user name is the first plane I flew on. PHX-MSP on a 727-200 in 1972. The only way to fly.

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 5):
I'll always enjoy watching the beginning of "Commando" where Arnold kills the dude on the Western widebody (actually the whole scene in the airport is pretty fascinating).

Ah, yes the old D10 "Spaceships" as they were called.

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting Bluewave 707 (Thread starter):
Too bad they did not have shots of the planes ...

They could have always used a shot of one of the Janet a/c.........


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 7):

Another airline name Delta should revive is �Eastern Airlines�, this one would substitute �Delta Shuttle�.

So according to your plan, Delta would be operating as: Western Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Airlines and Song, none of which are in anyway related? Not a good idea from a marketing standpoint. At least now they only have two different brand names: Delta (Air Lines, Connection, Shuttle) and Song.

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User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):
So according to your plan, Delta would be operating as: Western Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Airlines and Song, none of which are in anyway related? Not a good idea from a marketing standpoint. At least now they only have two different brand names: Delta (Air Lines, Connection, Shuttle) and Song.

What I idealize for Delta Group is not a good idea from a MONOPOLIST marketing standpoint.
In other countries where the oligopoly is being more criticized in air transportation, their main holdings are composed by several different brand names.
The countries I am referring are Australia, Canada and Netherlands, for Qantas operates Jetstar and Australian, Air Canada operates Jazz and Tango and KLM operates Transavia and Martinair.
As the air market of the USA is allowing great mergers, because it is being agreed with the oligopoly, a group like Delta has no need to hold different brands yet.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Yanno...awhile back there was a few groups thinking about restarting the old WA...but, nothing yet. Although I wouldn't mind seeing an A318 in the Indian head logo myself...  slaphappy  The last time I remember seeing a Western plane before the merger with DL was in 1986, a sweet looking 727-200 still in the White and red. Last time I flew on one of WA's planes though...in April on N3301, from IAH to SLC. That will also be the last time I ever fly DL anyways, lol.


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User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Complete side note, I have a great bit of Western airlines Memorabilia in my home.

I have a pair of Western Airlines DC - 10 business or first class (I was told they were first but I have not seen any interior shots to prove it) seats.

They are a pinkish red, with a purple/blue pattern in it. They have the pull out food trays from the arm rest. They sure as hell do not recline that much! I'm pretty sure that the aircraft was taken out of Westerns fleet in 83 because there was a copy of their in flight magazine in the seat back (as well as an emergency card and the vomit bag). You want to talk about throw back, you should see some of the computer adds in that magazine!!!


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 7):
Another airline name Delta should revive is “Eastern Airlines”, this one would substitute “Delta Shuttle”.

   Delta owns the Eastern Airlines name???? Are you sure you're not confusing Eastern with Northeast Airlines (aka The Yellowbird)... which Delta bought in 1972?

[Edited 2005-10-10 18:55:17]


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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3411 times:

Quoting CruzinAltitude (Reply 13):
I have a pair of Western Airlines DC - 10 business or first class (I was told they were first but I have not seen any interior shots to prove it) seats.

They are a pinkish red, with a purple/blue pattern in it. They have the pull out food trays from the arm rest. They sure as hell do not recline that much! I'm pretty sure that the aircraft was taken out of Westerns fleet in 83 because there was a copy of their in flight magazine in the seat back (as well as an emergency card and the vomit bag). You want to talk about throw back, you should see some of the computer adds in that magazine!!!

Holy $hitballs! That's dope.


User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3381 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 15):
Delta owns the Eastern Airlines name???? Are you sure you're not confusing Eastern with Northeast Airlines (aka The Yellowbird)... which Delta bought in 1972?

No, I am not confusing anything. I know Delta doesn`t own the name “Eastern Airlines”, I suppose the owner is Continental.
Anyway, Delta can acquire that name to use it in place of “Delta Shuttle”.


User currently offlineDCrawley From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3355 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 1):
seeing that Big Red W again sure would be sweet

How we can all dream of the day..

Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
It makes me wonder if DL would have been better off reusing the name "Western Airlines" instead of "Song."

No way man, that would be a disgrace to the Western Airlines name! May the Wally Bird live forever in the style and class he represented!




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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

There was a logo on a piece of evidence, but it was neither logo type of the old WA. If anyone recorded on DVR, they might be able to screen it frame-by-frame to catch the logo. It was in the last 15 minutes of the episode.


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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Quoting Lono (Reply 6):
Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 5):
I'll always enjoy watching the beginning of "Commando" where Arnold kills the dude on the Western widebody (actually the whole scene in the airport is pretty fascinating

Yes indeed....especially when he crawled up the nose gear to get inside.... classic!!!

Nice scene in a great flix, I have not seen it for a while, but I always thought it was a TW L1011, I'll have to break out the old VHS and play closer attention.


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 15):
Holy $hitballs! That's dope.

LMAO!!!!!!

These would look great in my Western Airlines Lounge!!! The F/C seats not the Holy $hitballs!!!



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