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Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:03 am

Does anyone have some good memories of any defunct airlines? preferably US
 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:23 am

I flew on Western Pacific from DFW-DEN. On the Simpsons plane. That was real cool.

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:25 am

I've flown on 6 bankrupt carriers.

Brannif, Braniff II, MuseAir, Legend, plus the "old" Frontier and Vanguard.



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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:35 am

Good site for Airlines which have passed on:

http://www.ruudleeuw.com/remember.htm

Wonderful memories of the Jet and "spacious" ages on PAN AM.

good times on Eastern (except when a really dortylane was at the gate--I would like to go out on the apron with Brillo!)

Tower Air....well...... thats another story...
 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:43 am

my username tell it all.


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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:08 am

I miss Ansett. Although i only flew with them on one occasion i miss seeing their livery around and their planes- especially their A320's.  Sad
 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:22 am

Back in the day, pre-deregulation, you could get on an Ozark Airlines plane in Peoria, Ill and in less than 5 stops be anywhere between DEN and LGA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

A trip to ORD would allow you to see the following: Ozark, TWA, Eastern, Braniff, North Central, Piedmont, Southern and Allegheny (not defunct, but yeah, they are more or less).

Some of my favorite flights were on defunct carriers: Ozark, TWA, Frontier (a breathtakingly short flight from Kansas City to Topeka, Ks and they still managed to serve drinks), Pan Am, Eastern (we blew a tire once landing at DCA, big fun for a 10 year old!), Mississppi Valley, Britt (now part of COExpress), Braniff (to MEX ands ACA when I was 4, yes I remember it) and a personal favorite, the British Airways forerunner Northeast.

I also remember when DCA had National, Empire, Altair, Air Florida and Air Virginia (now part of AA Eagle).

Guess I'm showing my age (37) but it seems watching planes was ALOT more interesting then.
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:26 am

I forgot one !!
I also flew on Jet America between LAX and Guaymas, Mexico on a Club Med charter. Granted, they didn't go bankrupt, but they are no longer with us.

I remember another cool airline out in California, Pacific Express.
They had a very cool paint scheme. I think they only flew Bac-111's but were supposed to get some Bae-146's also.


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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:00 pm

Having been in this damn industry since 1977 I, like many people I know, have a resume that is a literal "Who's Who of Losers in the Airline Industry"!  Smile

Let's see...

National (Fly Me!)
Air Florida
Northeastern International Airways
Caribbean Express
Air South (originally Slocum Air, not the Air South out of GSP)
Air Sunshine (merged into Air Florida)
Piedmont
Pan Am (The World's Most Experienced Airline)
Carnival Air Lines (The Fun Ships)
Pan Am II
Transcontinental Airlines (all-cargo carrier out of YIP)

As for others, I haven't worked for...
Braniff (Flying Colors)
Eastern (The Wings of Man)
TWA (The Lindberg Line)
Southern Airways
Hughes Airwest (Top Banana in the West!)
Western (The Only Way to Fly)
PSA (The Airline that Won the West with a Smile  Smile)
Transtar

That's about it for now...more if I remember them...

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:04 pm

If obscurity is the criteria, I have flown the following defunct carriers:

Capitol Air ORD-JFK in a DC-8
Aero CostaRica ATL-San Jose, Costa Rica 737-200
 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:18 pm

Where are all the Rich International fliers?

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:06 pm

My fondest memory would have to be the most recent one as well:

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But I also had some good memories from Piedmont (my first flight with my own seat) and Australian (the old one).

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:05 am

Flying Peoples Express in an out of Newark was like going to the circus!
 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:23 am

Many, MANY good memories here:


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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:26 am


I've flown on the following defuncts:

Eastern, Kiwi, Pro Air, National II, United (oh wait...)

All of the flights were memorable in their own way, altough I guess I hold the most sentiments for Eastern since it was the first airline I flew on as a child (first flight at 6 months old!)

 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:52 am

I had some great (cheap) flights on Morris Air


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I remember one old pilot we had who wore an engineers hat, and actually blew a wooden train whistle prior to takeoff! (I thought we were going down!)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I also remember getting there early for the first-come-first-serve seat assignments, and breakfast muffins as big as my head. But, then Southwest bought them out, and closed the DEN route because they avoid DEN like the plague.

 
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 3:16 am

IIFRC, Morris purchased their breakfast muffins from Costco. I seem to recall Costco making a big deal about that in one of their magazine articles.
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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 3:39 am

I really miss WestPac as well...

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 4:06 am

I guess this is the thread for the older folks, (not like 30 is old).

I remember as a kid flying to my mom's folks place in Iowa on Ozark, TWA, Western, Republic.

My dad's folks lived in New Orleans, and we would fly to see them on Eastern (miss the transits in ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL), Ozark, Pan Am, National, Southern.

To other places I remember flying People Express, Presidential, New York Air, Peidmont, Allegahney, Trump Shuttle, and Air Floridia (was supposed to be on the flight that went into the Potomac, but missed the flight because of traffic and the weather. Someone was looking out for me then.)

Of the foreign carrier's that I will miss Ansett is by far the one I most miss.

I am sure I forgot a few others.

On another note I recently found a box of playing cards at home from Eastern. It was the blue and Yellow box and has a Ryder ad on it too. Interesting.

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RE: Fond Memories Of Defunct Airlines

Fri Apr 18, 2003 4:41 am

For the older UK members, how about British Eagle. I really enjoyed my couple of years with them. I remember in Ceylon, flight planning was completed whilst sitting at a table, on a lawn, drinking tea, without a computor in sight. Ah those were the days



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