operate out of Terminal 3 in its last days? I remember them being in Terminal 6.<<
Republic did indeed operate out of Satellite 6 (Terminal 6) up to the merger with Northwest. The Republic aircraft acquired by NW
, had their tails painted red, had 'Northwest' decals placed over their 'Republic' titles and began operating along with their new step siblings out of Terminal 2.
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Northwest Orient used to operate out of Satellite 4 (along with AA
) before moving to Satellite 2 in the mid 80's (I'm thinking it was around 1984 when the Olympics came to town and LAX
had finished it's expansion) and much of the International Carriers had already moved to the newly opened Tom Bradley International Terminal. Satellite 2 was home to many International carriers (along with Pan American, National, etc) from 1961 to 1984. The original Satellite 2 was demolished around 1986 and the new Terminal 2 was built in it's place. Some International Carriers such as (AC, CA
) use Terminal 2 today since there is a customs & immigration facility there.
It was such a strange sight back then to see Western aircraft having their tails and 'W's painted out to sport 'Delta' stickers. PSA having their registrations changed to include 'US' and their familiar PSA lettering replaced by USAir stickers, and AirCal having their logos replaced by American.
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