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'?