AeroGlobeAir7
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Defunct Airlines.....

Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:12 pm

I was just reading through some posts and someone mentioned Texas International, and it got me thinking, again, about defunct airlines that would be kool to bring back, and revise a little. Maybe give a second chance at life. I've personally always thought Texas International would be cool, probably more for the reason that I've come up with some pretty sweet livery ideas than anything. I know this is remarkably similar to the very popular and monotonous "create your own airline" posts, but maybe a little more interesting. Here's my plan for Texas International the reincarnation!

TEXAS INTERNATIONAL (#2)
HQ: San Antonio, Texas
HUBS: San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth
DESTINATIONS (startup): Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles (Orange County-John Wayne), New York-JFK, San Antonio, Houston-Intercontinental
ROUTES: DFW-MDW, IAH, SAT, JFK, SNA; SAT-IAH, DFW, MDW, JFK
FLEET:
Boeing 717-6
Gotta start out small, work your way up! If, and when those flights were proven successful, I'd probably open up from DFW to MIA, MCO, ATL, and from SAT-SNA, DEN, SAN, PHX. Or something like that. Probably add JFK, MDW, SNA from Houston. Anyways, give me some of your ideas! I've thought about Eastern too, but I'll tell ya about that later.
 
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:16 pm

AeroGlobeAir7

Texas International is not defunct, it is now known as Continental Airlines, I am not sure they would appreciate the title you gave them.
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:18 pm

The 717 may not have the range for some of those destinations from Texas. May I suggest the 737?
 
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:30 pm

I would love to see the original Laker Airways brought back. Since BA and Virgin Atlantic already serve the main US - UK routes, Laker could take a Ryanair approach, flying to underserved airports in the US, Canada, and Great Britain.

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srbmod
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:14 am

Actually Texas is the perfect place to hub the 717, as the range puts both coasts in reach with no problems at all. AirTran's pushing the range with ATL-DEN, but all of those destinations mentioned are well within the 717's range.

 
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:56 am

I would love to see Canada 3000 back in business!
 
Capital146
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RE: Defunct Airlines.....

Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:35 am

From the UK I'd love to see:

Dan-Air, who were taken over by BA in 1992 would probably by now be flying 146(still), 320, 757 and maybe 763 on transatlantic charters.


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Air Europe, who's parent company went into liquidation in 1991. Today would probably still be flying 757's along with 737-800's and maybe still the Rolls-Royce powered MD-11's they had on order when they went out of business.


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