The only US carrier still printing a timetable is Southwest. AirTran and Delta printed them until Fall 2004. Now nobody except WN
does. As someone who HATES online/downloadable timetables with a passion, it's sad to see a small convenient booklet get replaced with a giant PDF file. Give me a paper schedule any day!
Fortunately just about every major European, Asian and Middle Eastern airline still offers a paper timetable. Lufthansa just beefed up their timetable after slimming it down a few years ago - they brought back aircraft seat plans and started listing aircraft types on every route again.
Often times, airline staff will tell you they don't offer paper timetables because they're too lazy or can't be bothered to go get one. British Airways prints a limited number of timetables each season but only offers them to their frequent fliers. Only occasionally will you find a BA
ticket desk that has them available to everyone (Brussels had them out a few years back.) El Al and Air India also like to tell people they don't print timetables, when in fact they still publish very informative and nicely printed schedules. The Air-India timetable is HUGE (and actually pretty difficult to decipher).
It's much easier to make a list of non-US carriers who DON'T
offer a printed timetable:
Qantas (still offer smaller schedules for Japan)
Air New Zealand (still offer smaller schedules for Japan)
SAS (they still print regional and domestic timetables for Norway/Sweden)
TAP Portugal (still prints destination timetables for the UK/Brazil, but no systemwide schedule)
The other big exception is South/Central America - Varig, TAM, Aerolineas Argentinas, Avianca, TACA and Copa don't make timetables anymore. In Mexico, Aeromexico, Mexicana, Aviacsa and Aero California still offer timetables, as does Air Jamaica (very small pocket booklets).
African airlines can be rather hit or miss as well. South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines publish a full system timetable, but Kenya Airways just offers a small pocket fold-out schedule. I've also got current Winter 2005/2006 timetables from Air Burkina, Air Madagascar, and Air Senegal, so they are still floating around out there.