|Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 3):
North Central/Republic had pilots and fa's from the mid '50's until about the time of the NWA merger,TWA had a pilot and fa base also.
You are only 1/2 correct. While the post-merger Pilot base may have closed shortly after the merger, the Flight Attendant base remained open until late 2001.
Delta also had a Flight Attendant base in Chicago which closed in 2002.
As far as the specific dates, I can not be sure, although I do know that NWA's presence in Chicago as a base had been a very long one, and Delta's since their merger with Chicago & Southern. Eastern also had a Chicago base.
Don't forget the current airlines w/bases there:
American Trans Air (MDW
USA 3000 (ORD
If I have left any out of this list, or, any of this information has been posted prior to my posting, do not take offense.
[Edited 2006-08-08 03:25:55]