I was just thinking about old airlines that I miss, and I always leave out old National Airlines, the airline with the orginal Sun King on the tail.
My only flights on National was a DC-10 redeye from LAX-MIA to go on a cruise. The thing I remember most was sitting by a window seat near the back, and there was a big fat lady (my apologies) in the aisle seat next to me. Needless to say, she fell fast asleep, and stayed that way during the whole trip, I could never get out of my seat.
I know they had a hub in MIA, and that the majority of their routes were in the southeast, and along the gulf coast. Anybody recall what kind of service they had at MSY before the PA merger? I've seen some of our archived pictures, but our history books are kind of lacking.
If anyone has access to National schedules from the late 70's to the early 80's, feel free to comment.
Also, if anyone has any National memories (good or bad), let's hear 'em.
Tom in NO (at MSY)