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What Is The Official Airline Of The Usa?  
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Is it AA?

In Canada Air Canada is endorsed by parliment as the official air carrier of Canada. Do they have anything like that in the US?

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User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Because of the nature of the US's free market system, for the government to endorse any one airline would be anticompetitive for the others. The government can't establish one competitor as the "official" competitor in such a tight free market economy - unless that carrier receives subsidies from the government or is a nationalized carrier, which isn't the case and probably never will be the case in the US.

So, in short, there isn't an official carrier of the US.


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

Any carrier that carries the backwards american flag on the fuselage.


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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

American Airlines and US Airways  

Seriously, none...


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Please refer to the nearest economics text book and look up the following terms:

1.Free Enterprise
2.Capitalistic Governmental Structure

If you can't find an economics textbook let me give you the answer:

The United States is in the business of allowing free enterprise, a goverment sponsored airline counterdicts this philosophy. NO the US Government does not have a public government run airline. If any company, including an airline, needs help the government may offer low interest loans to preserve the company and the employees but it does not own an airline; the loans must be repaid.

Peter


User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4561 times:

JAT,we used to have 2"US flag Carriers,TWA &Pan Am" for most in'tl routes. Those days are long gone. AA &UA are the 2 largest carriers,both with good int'l routes.Not withstanding, NW,DL&CO also have good respective international routes. So, NO, we do not have an officail airline.

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Oops!

The flag isnt backwards, just caught myself on that one. It always looks that way to me though.




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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

312RC -the flag is the right direction on the left side of the aircraft, and it's backwards on the right side of the aircraft.

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

Thanks for clearing that up!


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

JAT, are you sure about Air Canada being "endorsed by parliment"? Yes, Air Canada used to be owned by the federal government but all shares were sold back in the mid-80s. I don't think there is any preference by the government. If there was, why did they choose Canadian Airlines for the aircraft they used on the "Team Canada" trade missions?

User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

It should be Delta

SKYTEAM


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

It shouldn't be anybody, SKYTEAM b/c there are so many ways to judge it.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

The answer is that in the end, the only carrier that could ever have been considered as the 'semi-official' worldwide flag carrier of the United States was the venerable (original) Pan American. They were regarded by most to be the 'unofficial' official airline. But as most people point out, there should not be a single 'FLag Carrier' for the US. ALL the US airlines (IE any that carry the flag of the United States) could be regarded as the flag carriers, because they do just that. Just a thought.

Incidentally, I picked up a book a couple of days ago called 'Pan Am 103' about, yes you guessed it, Lockerbie. It's by the mother and father of one of the victims. If you get a chance to read it, do, as it's compulsive reading.... whether you agree with their sentiment or not. (ie who's side you're on - the victim's or the airline's) It certainly makes you think... it's left me wondering that's for sure, about who's lying about what to whom, and if there will ever be a truthful answer. It's very up to date, with reference to the trial in Holland of the two accused. I strongly recommend you read it, even if you come out disagreeing with the authors.

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Trans Canada Airways (currently Air Canada) was created by the Government of Canada. Later when it was re-named Air Canada parliment had to endorse this. I was reading in a book about Air Canada that it is the parliment endorsed official national carrier. Even tgough we had Canadian, Air Canada was the official airline of Canada. So, when someone asked "What is the airline of Canada?" you would answer "Air Canada".



User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11351 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

Government travel is approved on all of the major airlines on special fares. This includes AA, UA, DL, US, CO, NW, and TW, with a good sized chunk going to US and UA because of their position in the DC area.


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User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4423 times:

whoever flies the most L-1011's is "the official" airline of the USA, (this is defined in the constitution, I believe.)

I guess that would be Delta then...


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4409 times:

Good one Iwantanl1011  

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4406 times:

Good, except that would now make American Trans Air the official airline of the US!!!

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4402 times:

Noooo... it's NOT Delta, it's AMERICAN, hence AMERICA'S national carrier. (By image not government endorsement.) They fly Douglas and Boeing jets. Boeing/Douglas are dedicated commercial manufacturers in the US whereas Lockheed only built one commercial jetliner. (Not counting their old props.)



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User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4406 times:

What about those large fleets of A-300's and those F-100's. That doesn't look very much representative of the US to me.

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