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Do Airlines Still Print Timetables?  
User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2102 times:

I was just wondering if anyone knows if airlines still print timetables to offer to the public. I'm assuming they do but I've never bothered to ask for any from the airlines. On Dec 21 I'll be flying out of JFK to LIS on TWA so I'm assuming that if I have the time I can get some from different airlines at their offices in LIS on my return flight (I don't feel like going around to the different terminals at JFK that place is such a mess).

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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I'm not sure all airlines do, but I've recently seen Swissair, Sabena, Lufthansa, Northwest and Delta print timetables.

User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

I know KLM,Martinair,Lufthansa,LTU and Delta do..

PH


User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

They pretty much all still do, althought they're pretty slimmed down now. Most of them have taken out connections and just put single flights in.

I hope they still print timetables, or I've been collecting the wrong thing for years!

Court


User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Finnair and SAS print timetables.

Regards
Alexander Holst
Helsinki, Finland
ICQ 94604005


User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

United has a verrrrry comprehensive timetable. I think the best one of all the U.S. majors. It has airplane diagrams, aircraft, flight times, flight miles, meal service, airport codes, and all connections. Wonderful.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

AA stopped printing system timetables during the Robert Crandall era. He figured AA could make a few more dollars that way. I haven't seen a city edition AA timetable in several years, so I don't know if those are gone or not.

WN still prints a system timetable, or at least they did as of a few months ago.

US put on out in 99, because I still have a copy of it. Don't know if they are still doing it or not.

When I was a kid I loved nothing better than to step into a travel agency, or even better a big hotel, and get a handful of airline timetables. It didn't matter whose they were, as I couldn't go anywhere anyway. I'd look through them and dream about going to some of the places someday, preferably in a 707.








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User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Northwest and KLM still do.

United must waste a lot of money on theirs because it has way too much information than the average traveller wants. It is like a book almost.


User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Most of the airlines from Asia and Europe have good timetables, but the timetables for US airlines taht are offered in Europe are pretty small/bad

Tg 747-300



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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

As Contrails said, American stopped printing timetables toward the end of Crandall's career, switching to only having the electronic timetable. The paper timetable has since been brought back, but in a slimmed down version. Now it is a lot like Delta's, with only non-stop and direct flights, and directions on how to schedule a connection. It's a lot nicer, I think, because the size is a lot more convenient to carry around. It still has all the info. (aircraft type, mileage, meal service, IFE info., etc.), just doesn't list all 15000 connecting options for flights between NYC and LA.

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I know American does still print them, I have one with a picture of the "new" 737-800 on it. United still prints their jumbo timetable. Remember, they can't limit their timetables to being internet-only, as not everyone has a computer or access to a computer (surprisingly enough).

User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2005 times:


As Tg747-300 stated, most of Asian carriers publish printed timetables, and KAL and JAL publish 2 type of timetables, international and domestic. If you can get domestic timetables of Japanese carriers you will find you're so interested. Type of aircraft, BN-2 with only 9 seats to gigantic 747Ds, or Prices. I'd found that ANA Sapporo-Naha oneway costs more than SEL-KIX-Europe returns.

I have one from US airways, but I don't know whether it's 2000 edition.


User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Yeah United still prints the best and most comprehensive timetable (for a US carrier) out there.

User currently offlineTheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

U.S. "scheduled" airlines are required by their operating certificate to publish a timetable of flights. Now, whether the FAA looks the other way when a carrier opts not to, is another issue.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Most certainly they do.

I carry current timetables for NW, CO, DL and FL with me at all times, and they have saved my bacon on more than a few occasions.


User currently offlineEraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Air France, Qantas, British, Air New Zealand all print timetables. You can call their US 800 number and request one. They're all pretty comprehensive with flight routings and type of a/c flown, aircraft seat charts, route maps (or at least 'dots' showing their routes), what type of meal served. ANZ is a thin one (due to it's small route structure), AF's a very big one with loads of info..

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