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Blast From The Past: Former Airline Websites  
User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2788 times:
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Considering the discussion here recently about good vs. bad airline websites, I thought a trip back through (recent) history would be fun...

There's a website at www.archive.org that is essentially archiving the World Wide Web -- you can specify a URL, and if the project has archived it, you can actually browse old websites throughout the years. Some of the pages are spotty and the graphics or links don't always work, but they're at least a glance to the past.

So, I've put together a list of some of the notable ones from the past few years, just for kicks. Have a look:

The one that started it all: www.iflyswa.com from 4 Nov 96 (that's Southwest for those of you who don't get the URL)

Delta's old site from 6 May 98

American's December 96 site

Frontier's debut site in December 96

United's relatively innovative site from October 96

And now for some that are no longer around:

TWA from Feb 1997

ValuJet from Jan 1997 after they resumed service

Reno Air from Nov 1996

Legend from May 2000

Anyway, just wanted to have a little fun and look at where we've come from. Considering the progress made, can you really call any of the current sites 'bad'?  Smile

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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

I love www.archive.com. Lots of times when I search for an article on google and get the URL, it no longer exists, but I'm still able to read it by taking the old URL to www.archive.org. I only wish it stored the old graphics.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

I agree. It has a real problem with graphics. Sometimes they are so slow, other times they don't load at all. It;s a shame and most noticeable with the Singaporeair.com sites.

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