RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10050 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7661 times:
Well up until about 1 year ago, Hooters Air was the biggest airline at my home airport of Rockford Illinois. They used up to two gates at a time. Rockford is pretty small though and Hooters Air didn't have that many flights, but still they were number one. Transmeridian was number two, and they are also gone now too.
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STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9656 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7649 times:
I'm in STL and TWA and Ozark currently speaks for itself. Not sure were Pan Am and Eastern were...probably somewhere along in the A concourse...yes...no....STL-ers? And btw, when ATA had its flights coming and going out of here...what gates were they using? Were they down in the East Terminal, or the gates at the very end of D?
In Indianapolis, my second home airport, ATA speaks for itself. That airline was literally all over the place. The D concourse was home to the former US Air hub operation, but "they're" still in business. I think Eastern came in and out of the C gates, if I am correct. TWA was in the A concourse for as long as I can remember going to that airport. A3, I think.
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747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7600 times:
MSP in 1985 (taken from a 12/15/85 Mesaba Timetable):
Red Concourse = now Concourse F
Blue Concourse = Concourse E
Green Concourse = C/D.
Republic: entire Green Concourse
Western: Blue Concourse, gates now occupied by DL
Eastern: Blue, current CO gates
People Express: Blue
Midway 1: Blue
CO and DL were in the Red concourse at the time. DL moved over to Western's gates after their merger, and CO took over Eastern's gates when they stopped flying here in the late 80s. TW moved to Ozark's gates on Red when they merged as well.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
Concourse T (the former International Terminal):
Eastern was on B North and had all of C (Linked together via a tunnel)
TWA (during their short-lived mini-hub)
Midway (both versions)
Frontier (the first one)
Braniff (I, II, & III)
Pan Am (mk.1)
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7507 times:
TWA: Terminal 5 at JFK.
Swissair: Terminal 4, concourse B at JFK.
Sabena: Terminal 4, concourse B at JFK.
Sabena: Terminal B at EWR.
Song: Terminal 2 at JFK.
Aeromar: Terminal 1 at JFK.
Towerair: Hangar Terminal at JFK.
Pan Am: Terminal 3 and 6 (?) at JFK.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6802 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7494 times:
Hmm.. I may need a little help on this from other Kakilakians on this one..
Midway - Terminal C - gates 1-13
Metrojet - Terminal A - gate 24, I think
Independence Air - Terminal A - Gate 11
TWA - Terminal A & C - Gate ???
Eastern - Terminal A - Gate ???
Ozark - Terminal A - Gate ???
Piedmont - Terminal A - Gate ???
Air South - Terminal A - Gate ???
Canadian - Terminal A & C - Gates ???
New York Air - Terminal A - Gate ??
PeoplExpress - Terminal A - GAte ???
ValuJet - Terminal A - Gate 19
EWN - New Bern
Midway Connect - Gate 1
American Connection - Gate 1
Piedmont - Main Gate
Casino Express - Gate 1
Eastern - Main Gate
LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2084 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7405 times:
Quoting STLGph (Reply 2): I'm in STL and TWA and Ozark currently speaks for itself. Not sure were Pan Am and Eastern were...probably somewhere along in the A concourse...yes...no....STL-ers? And btw, when ATA had its flights coming and going out of here...what gates were they using? Were they down in the East Terminal, or the gates at the very end of D?
ATA had a medium sized operation (for their size) at one point at the end of concourse D. If I remember right, it was called the "Florida Getaway?" and they had a couple daily flights to 3 or 4 cities in Florida.
I always remember TW in the current CO gates, by where the current President's Club is...in that seperate little secure area where all there was (at least when I took DL Connection a few years back) a Hudson News and a Dunkins (then again, that's all I really need for airport concessions).
At MHT, Independence was at Gate 10, and they're the only real defunct airline that's been at MHT lately. MetroJet shared the US gates, but that was the only other airline that's not at MHT anymore.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7010 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7355 times:
Old AWAir was in T2F gate F3 for the domestics... now turned to Indonesia Air Asia after a prolonged inactivity.
Bouraq used to rule T1C stands D42 to D73 (up to 6 stands)
Indonesian Airlines used to rule T1B stands B71 & B73
Jatayu used to exclusively use Stands A11/12/13 (gate A1) and gate A2 before it disappeared.
Star Air used to be T1B gates B4
Air Mark used to share gate B7 and B6 with Indonesian Airlines
Can't think of anything else at the moment...
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Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3295 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7309 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12): I always remember TW in the current CO gates, by where the current President's Club is...in that seperate little secure area where all there was (at least when I took DL Connection a few years back) a Hudson News and a Dunkins (then again, that's all I really need for airport concessions).
For many, many years, TW used the north pier of Terminal C. They had 6 gates there, and often filled them with 747's, L10's, and later on 767's. Only in their last years did they use the gates by the current CO pres club (which used to be the UA RCC).
A little more Terminal C background....
When TW was in the gates on the north pier, DL used the four gates along the pier leading to those TW gates. DL also had 9 gates on the other pier, and United the other 2 (though they at one point had a third). United also used the gates by the current CO club.
Jamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7281 times:
I have fond memories of being a young boy growing up in San Francisco and going to SFO Airport. We usually flew United, but across from UA were the ticket counters of Hughes Airwest and PSA. United was off to left and PSA and Hughes (and I think, Northwest Orient) were off to the right. When you entered the main check-in lobby, there was a large sitting area straight ahead, beyond the ticket counters. At the sitting area was a large vista window which overlooked the tarmac and ramp and Hughes Airwest DC-9's and F-27's parked right in front of the window. Further down from the Hughes Airwest gates were the PSA gates, with brightly painted red, orange, and pink 727-100 and 727-200 aircraft adorned with the trademark smiles. (Lockheed Electra's showed up in the mid-1970's when PSA started flying into Lake Tahoe). I would be glued to that huge window, just mesmerized by the Sundance Yellow aircraft and the very distinct Hughes Airwest wordmark in "Universe Blue." That Hughes Airwest wordmark was way ahead of its time, and furthermore, unlike most airlines, the wordmark was displayed below the windows, rather than above. As we would approach the Departure level of the South Terminal, I remember that Pan Am parked in the South Terminal and so Pan Am 707's and 747's were always visible from the onramp that led to curbside Departures. I also remember Western's 707's, 727's, and 737's with the tomato red stripe along the aircraft windows and the large "W" just aft of the side cockpit windows and along door 1. If I am not mistaken, Air California, Western, TWA, Pan Am, and SFO Helicopter all parked in the South Terminal at SFO. Hughes Airwest, PSA, and Northwest Orient had ticket counters in the Central Terminal, but their gates were off to the right. United occupied all the gates on the left side of the Central Terminal, but Cal Air, Swift Aire, and Stol Air parked in the United terminal, as did the Frontier Airlines Convair 580 that would operate United's flight from SFO-RNO-EKO-ELY-SLC and back. I actually flew on the RNO-SFO portion of the flight when I was in third grade.
When I was going into the sixth grade, we moved across the bay to Concord, CA. There, I remember Westair operating Cessna 402's between CCR and SFO. Their ticket counter was inside the Sheraton Hotel at Buchanan Field Airport. When Westair ended Concord service, the second incarnation of SFO Helicopter operated flights between SFO and CCR. In 1984, Westair restarted operations to CCR with deHavilland Twin Otters. During the summer of 1984, we flew from CCR to SFO on a Westair Twin Otter to connect to United to fly back to Boston. The service ended a short time later as the fog at SFO made the CCR-SFO operation unprofitable for Westair.
Then, in 1985, PSA applied for CCR-LAX service (it had to be approved by the county board of supervisors). My brother and I went out to Buchanan Field Airport and got to ride in a PSA BAe-146 that was flown in to conduct noise abatement tests. The flight circled Mt. Diablo and lasted for over 30 minutes, and it was FREE! When PSA's application was finally approved in the Spring of 1986, my brother and I bought tickets on PSA's inaugural flight from CCR-LAX-SAN. PSA's first flight started on May 1, 1986 and I started my airline career exactly one year later, on May 1, 1987 as a ramp agent in CCR. Those were the days; 85-passenger BAe-146's flying into CCR 4 times daily from LAX...
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27126 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7273 times:
At LAX, some of the history:
Terminal 1 was built for PSA
Terminal 2 was THE Pan American terminal
Terminal 3 was TWA's home and Reno Air also ran from there
Bradley served as home for various defunct carriers including Swissair, Sabena, VG Airlines, BCAL, among others
Terminal 4 is AA land, so nothing defunct about it
Terminal 5 was Western's terminal and later had service from National 3
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Gr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6932 times:
Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 18): Defunct Airlines which were based at my home airport BOM:-
East West Airlines
Do you remember the old Pushpak Aviation, back in the 1980's, which flew to Sharjah....? I think they too, were based in BOM...I think they used to fly Caravelle's, but lasted for just a few years before closing down....those were the days of extremely regulated and monopolistic aviation in India...