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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2255 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

In 1976, AA's DTW employees made a very large (8 feet by 4 feet) quilt, to celebrate AA's 50th birthday. The quilt was made of several dozen panels, that told AA's history from 1926 to 1976.

For pictures of the quilt, please see my trip report from Feb 07:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/95628

The quilt was displayed for many years in AA's gate area in DTW's Smith Terminal. After the Smith Terminal closed, people were concerned about what would happen to it.

Yesterday, I spoke to AA employees at DTW, and they said the quilt will be restored by the staff of the C R Smith Museum, then returned to be displayed in AA's gate area at DTW's new North Terminal.

It will be nice to see the quilt on display again at DTW!


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6100 times:



Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
The quilt was displayed for many years in AA's gate area in DTW's Smith Terminal. After the Smith Terminal closed, people were concerned about what would happen to it.

Yesterday, I spoke to AA employees at DTW, and they said the quilt will be restored by the staff of the C R Smith Museum, then returned to be displayed in AA's gate area at DTW's new North Terminal.

It will be nice to see the quilt on display again at DTW!

Great! As I said in the long-archived thread about AA and DTW in the 1970s, you don't hear much about these old-school line stations much anymore. UA and TW at PIT have a similar history to AA in DTW, as strong line stations with lots of senior employees.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6568 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5872 times:



Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
In 1976, AA's DTW employees made a very large (8 feet by 4 feet) quilt, to celebrate AA's 50th birthday. The quilt was made of several dozen panels, that told AA's history from 1926 to 1976.

Sorry to go-off topic, buyt I just read in some British aviation mag that AA was turning 75 in 2009. They date it fronm 1934 when American Airways became American Airlines. So does AA officially celebrate a different date? It appears so.

Just wondering.  wave 



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5827 times:



Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
It will be nice to see the quilt on display again at DTW!

Glad to hear it will be returned to DTW. Thanks for the good news.

Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
Seaholm Maples are #1!

GO GROVES!!!!!!


User currently offlineTUSAA From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 5690 times:



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 1):
Great! As I said in the long-archived thread about AA and DTW in the 1970s, you don't hear much about these old-school line stations much anymore. UA and TW at PIT have a similar history to AA in DTW, as strong line stations with lots of senior employees.

On the website Smugmug' there's a really nice page about AA and DTW during to 60's thru the 80's. There's about 136 photos showing some of the employees working there during that time. Plus' a few inflight shots of the 707/747...

Once on Smugmug' type in American Airlines and search....lot's of diffrent pages to enjoy...


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 5640 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 2):
Sorry to go-off topic, buyt I just read in some British aviation mag that AA was turning 75 in 2009. They date it fronm 1934 when American Airways became American Airlines. So does AA officially celebrate a different date? It appears so.

AA considers their history to begin on April 15, 1926 with Charles Lindbergh himself flying mail fron Chicago to St. Louis for Robertson Aviation. So AA considered their 75th anniversary to be April 15, 2001.

[Edited 2009-05-28 18:16:34]


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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2255 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3584 times:



Quoting TUSAA (Reply 4):
On the website Smugmug' there's a really nice page about AA and DTW during to 60's thru the 80's. There's about 136 photos showing some of the employees working there during that time. Plus' a few inflight shots of the 707/747...

Once on Smugmug' type in American Airlines and search....lot's of diffrent pages to enjoy...

Thank you for the website. One of my all time favorite flights was AA 41 DTW-LAX nonstop in 1978, when I was 10 years old (I was the only kid on the DC-10, and one of the flight attendants smuggled a hot fudge sundae out of first class for me!). I always enjoy reminiscing with AA's senior employees at DTW about what it was like to fly AA out of DTW in the 1970s.....



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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2296 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

(wrong thread...please delete
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[Edited 2009-05-29 08:47:59]


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