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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 1563 times:

I have always wondered what happened to these various airline companies. However when I ask people I get many different answers. Here are the ones I am interested in. I am looking for ex-employees to answer if they are present.

Branniff
Frontier
Pan Am
Western Pacific
Rosenbalm (freight hauler)
MGM Grand Air
Monarch

I hope that’s not too many. I can remember working with former Branniff employees on the flight line and they all quit to try to start Branniff again. I was amazed at the level employee loyalty they had. They would sit and reminisce about old times say how great the old company was. It was before my time I am fascinated.


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User currently offlineLekky-Man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I can tell you Monarch are still going strong.

A visit to London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester(MAN), or even somewhere like Tenerife(TFS), or Palma Mallorca (PMI), and you'll see loads of them.


User currently offline310_engineer From Belgium, joined Dec 2000, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Hi Techrep
This is what I found in ten minutes on the web.

This site on Braniff is very interesting, it shows the whole airline's history:
http://www.braniffinternational.org/

Frontier is still alive:
http://www.flyfrontier.com/index.asp

Monarch too:
http://www.monarch-airlines.com/index2.html

But those were the easy ones.
But I am sure there some guys/girls arround here who knows more about the others.
And like you said ex-employees might be arround to tell you more.

Regards
Mike


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Braniff 1 : bankrupt in 1982. 2 resurrections also failed.
Frontier 1: Bought by People Express in 1986 and merged into Continental along with PE.
Pan Am 1 : Bankrupt DEC 1991.
Western Pacific : Bankrupt (1996 ?)
MGM Grand : Bought by Scott Kalitta and renamed Champion Air.
Rosenbalm I think just died when ATI, UPS and Emery got there own AOCs.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Let's just say those airlines "crash landed", shall we TechRep?


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