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User currently offlineCLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Confusing sounding name, but about eight years ago when I used to go to San Diego all the time, there was a larger presence of AE, they were flying to other cities than LAX, why did they cut the opperation, and was there not another regional airline that flew between LAX and SAN besides United Express and Americna Eagle?

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Golden West was a major presence in the Southern California commuter market when I was growing up in LA in the 60's-80's. Could that be who you were thinking of?


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

You are probably thinking of USAir Express operated by TransStates in California including SAN. I had to use them on several reroutings.


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

I flew Trans States up to LAX once, because my nonstop flight to MSP had been canceled. I remeber the aircraft being a Gulfstream of some sort...32, perhaps? I also very very vaguely remember seeing USAir Express Beechcraft at SAN way back when (maybe 8 or 9 years ago).

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
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San Diego has had various regionals come and go. Tom in NO is right that Golden West used to serve San Diego with Twin Otters, Shorts 330s, and later Dash 7s. Imperial Airlines flew Embraer Bandeirantes every half hour to Los Angeles in the early-mid 80s as well. Other carriers included Sun Air and Swift Aire. Sky West flew in Metros, and Trans States flew in those Jetstreams.

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