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US Airline Route Maps 1956  
User currently offlineAlanCHS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 days ago) and read 3378 times:

Here are some of the airline route maps from 50 years ago. All are from timetables from 1956...












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User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days ago) and read 3347 times:

Wow. It's fun to look at those old route maps. Thanks for posting them, AlanCHS!

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Pretty darn good........
Can you dig up a National, Capital and Northeast?
Shortly after, DL started Houston-Idlewild with DC-7's to compete with
On the CO, the service to the Northwestern US was a thru-plane with I think UA.
ALSO on CO, the KC-St. Louis was thru with BN and EA.

I have to point out that there were not hubs but routes were issued by the C A B(civil aeronatics board) and they were more point-to-point. The closest things to hubs in 1956 was DL at ATL, TW at MDW, UA at MDW, BN at DAL and CO at Denver.

If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

I remember flying Southern Airways from Memphis to Ft. Lauderdale when I was in middle school back in the 70's. I think the DC-9 made at least 7 stops along the way. The only stop I remember was Eglin Air Force Base. Hubs are fine but point-to-point was an adventure...especially for a 7th grader!

The maps were fun...do you have a link?

User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Did CO fly to SFO/OAK in '56, or was that a thru-plane flt. as well?

User currently offlineAlanCHS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

A good website for route maps is www.airchive.com. He has numerous route maps from airlines worldwide. These were scanned from my timetable collection. I still need Northeast, Nationala and Capital for 1956.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7222 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Did CO fly to SFO/OAK in '56, or was that a thru-plane flt. as well?

That part got cut off the scan-- yes, it no doubt was an interchange with AA.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

I wish I could have flown in one of TWA's Connies, or one of AA's DC-7's. Actually, I would have be very happy just to see one now.

Thanks for posting this. It's been a good trip down memory lane, except I have no memories of it. Those must have been exciting days in commercial aviation.

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