alanCHS
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US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 8:39 am

Here are some of the airline route maps from 50 years ago. All are from timetables from 1956...

WESTERN
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/wa56.jpg

UNITED
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/ua56.jpg

TWA


NORTHWEST
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/nw56.jpg

EASTERN


DELTA


CONTINENTAL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/co56.jpg

BRANIFF


AMERICAN
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/aa56.jpg

PAN AMERICAN (WESTERN)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/alancampbell/paw56.jpg

PAN AMERICAN (EASTERN)
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azstar
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 8:46 am

Wow. It's fun to look at those old route maps. Thanks for posting them, AlanCHS!
 
isitsafenow
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 9:01 am

Pretty darn good........
Can you dig up a National, Capital and Northeast?
FYI
Shortly after, DL started Houston-Idlewild with DC-7's to compete with
Eastern.
On the CO, the service to the Northwestern US was a thru-plane with I think UA.
ALSO on CO, the KC-St. Louis was thru with BN and EA.

I have to point out that there were not hubs but routes were issued by the C A B(civil aeronatics board) and they were more point-to-point. The closest things to hubs in 1956 was DL at ATL, TW at MDW, UA at MDW, BN at DAL and CO at Denver.
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sampa737
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 10:12 am

I remember flying Southern Airways from Memphis to Ft. Lauderdale when I was in middle school back in the 70's. I think the DC-9 made at least 7 stops along the way. The only stop I remember was Eglin Air Force Base. Hubs are fine but point-to-point was an adventure...especially for a 7th grader!

The maps were fun...do you have a link?
 
28L28L
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 10:13 am

Did CO fly to SFO/OAK in '56, or was that a thru-plane flt. as well?
 
alanCHS
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 10:54 am

A good website for route maps is www.airchive.com. He has numerous route maps from airlines worldwide. These were scanned from my timetable collection. I still need Northeast, Nationala and Capital for 1956.
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timz
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 12:11 pm

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Did CO fly to SFO/OAK in '56, or was that a thru-plane flt. as well?

That part got cut off the scan-- yes, it no doubt was an interchange with AA.
 
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RE: US Airline Route Maps 1956

Tue May 23, 2006 9:30 pm

I wish I could have flown in one of TWA's Connies, or one of AA's DC-7's. Actually, I would have be very happy just to see one now.

Thanks for posting this. It's been a good trip down memory lane, except I have no memories of it. Those must have been exciting days in commercial aviation.
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