lesmainwaring
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What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:03 am

I am torn between:

Eastern

Southern

Piedmont

...

on the whole, i would have to say Eastern ... i even sometimes have dreams where i read in the paper that a 'new' EA is starting up

i had many wonderful flights (save one emergency landing on an A300) and would love to see that blue hockey stick livery in the air again ...

how about you?

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Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:08 am

 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:40 pm

Regional: North Central Airlines aka blue goose; good service, comfortable and clean aircraft. loyal employees.

Large Carrier: Pan American, suppose that the fact my grandfather flew for them from 1929-1963 has nothing to do with it, but whenever one was in another country and seeing the blue meatball, it just meant something special.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:45 pm

i miss

Deliver Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:55 pm

While I miss PanAM (no, the 727 from bumfuck to podunk is NOT PanAM), because their 747s were just gorgeous, I'd have to say EASTERN. Silver birds with that double cheat-line (way back in the day), all the way up the tail. They were all over Logan for as long as I can remember.

Runner-up would either be Mohawk (loved their BAC1-11s; been there in row 1) or Northeast (dirtiest 727s around - even AF would be jealous).
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:58 pm

Quoting LesMainwaring (Thread starter):
on the whole, i would have to say Eastern ... i even sometimes have dreams where i read in the paper that a 'new' EA is starting up

There's a thread about an earlier "new" EA at http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2516740

I'll throw my vote in for EA as well. They made flying through ATL a pleasure.
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:04 pm

Pan-Am . . . as Logan says the REAL Pan-Am . . .

The Real Alaska Airlines . . . before they worried more about the $$$ than the pax.

Braniff . . . the original Braniff . . . my former freedom bird from Texas when I was stationed at Hood in the 70s.
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:24 pm

Kiwi.

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.

Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:58 pm

TWA

I also really miss their terminal at JFK, that place was fanastic. Being at that terminal at night waiting for my flight back to MSP, and seeing all those 767s being loaded for flights overseas was really something...
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:01 pm

With no surprise with my choice.
The airline that taught the LCC's.

Pacific Southwest Airlines(PSA):

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:03 pm

I miss watching the cheezy Western Pacific logojets taxiing all over COS.
And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:47 pm


Blank.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:08 pm

TWA hands down.

I remember first coming to St. Louis in 2000 and looking up in the sky and seeing all the planes coming over head during the day and the stair stack parallel approaches at night. was totally neat.
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:11 pm

Definitely the good old Swissair ...
Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:28 pm

Pan Am. They used to bring some big aircraft into MSP. I was fortunate enough to fly them for my first trans-Atlantic flight on an A310.


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Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:35 pm

 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:47 pm

I miss:

Pan Am

TWA

Swissair

-Mir
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:42 pm

On an international scale, wonderful PanAm. Locally, TAA (although it morphed into Australian Airlines and was then swallowed by Qantas); and, of course, Ansett.
Cheers
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:49 pm

I miss my beloved 7L - AB Airlines. One of the first, and least successful LCC's in Europe!




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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:49 pm

On an international scale, wonderful PanAm. Locally, TAA (although it morphed into Australian Airlines and was then swallowed by Qantas); and, of course, Ansett.
Cheers
Bill
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:52 pm

Piedmont for sure. Their First Class service on trans-cons (BWI-LAX) was just lovely.
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lesmainwaring
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:17 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Braniff . . . the original Braniff . . . my former freedom bird from Texas when I was stationed at Hood in the 70s.

Hey ANC, braniff was great

you were at fort hood? my sister lives in killeen and my mother lives in copperas cove
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:23 pm

A) TMA Trans Mediterranean Airways
B) Dan-Air & BCAL
C) Khalifa Airways
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 21):
you were at fort hood?

Yes, 1977-1979 . . . 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division . . . .

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 21):
my sister lives in killeen and my mother lives in copperas cove

Your sister needs to move . . .  duck 

Sorry.

Your Mom seems to be doing ok though. I preferred Lampasas . . . (actually I didn't prefer Texas at all, but hey . . . )

Seriously, I went back to Killeen (Hood) in 1997, hadn't been there since I left in '79, and found Killeen to be the same nasty, dirty, shitty little leach of the Army town that it had been nearly 20 years earlier. Appeared as though nothing had changed - not even the airport. I drove up Rancier and back down 440 just to get a nostalgic look.

Seeing Hood again was interesting. Many changes and of course - there are Tanks there . . . . Gotta love that Abrams.  bigthumbsup 

Used to flly out of Killeen on a Rio Scareways DHC-6 Twin Otter to Dallas. Then on to ORD on Braniff . . . my Mother was in Chicago at the time. I always love Braniff's innovative colors (see the Calder DC-8 Diamond posted in reply #11) and service . . .

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:46 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
found Killeen to be the same nasty, dirty, shitty little leach of the Army town

thats one reason i only lived there for 6 months!!!

my mom actually likes it there, i am not sure why my sister stays ... my brother lives in abilene, but i've never been there

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
Rio

yes, i remember rio, i flew them several times, and that wild approach into ILE

now, i've not flow back in a while, but i understand they've moved the airport and it is now GRK
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:22 am

I miss these 6 airlines the most  Sad

TWA

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Canadian Airlines

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Ansett Australia

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Pan Am

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Sabena

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I also miss Swissair, but at least we have Swiss  Silly

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:20 am

To complete this list:

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:30 am

I miss seeing:

PSA

Hughes Airwest

and some commuters:

Mountain West
Gem State
key airlines
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:57 am

I miss these the most,


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Sobelair


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Sabena


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Swissair


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Citybird
What time is top of descent?
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:29 pm

I dearly miss:

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They both owe me my final paycheck..........deadbeats.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:47 pm

Eastern Airlines:


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MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:01 pm

Ansett Australia Airlines

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Sabena

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Canadian

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Air Holland

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Dutchbird

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:57 pm

Las Vegas' hometown airline:


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:11 am

I miss my first employer, British United Airways. They were a wonderful crowd to work for and sometimes I really wish I hadn't left them to join the RAF! Big grin


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:51 am

For me AIR 2000, AIR EUROPE also CALEDONIAN
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:30 am


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:26 pm

I miss any airline that has left the airways, but if I had to choose one, I would say it would be Western Airlines, the ohhhhhhhhhhhnly way to fly.


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:33 pm

It has got to be British Caledonian. Great scheme, great adverts and fantastic crew.


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:30 pm

definitely Sabena

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:13 pm

Like some of you guys, i really miss the TWA !!


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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:18 pm

Western,

PSA,

Air California,

Eastern.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:56 pm

V Bird

They had very cheap flights to a couple of major cities in Europe served from Niederrhein not far from the border with The Netherlands. I did make a return flight to CPH for only 95 euros. Maybe that's the reason they are gone now. Now I have to travel further for german LCC's or we are stuck to easyJet from AMS.

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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:34 am

Specially three:


PA



TW




SR
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:25 am

TWA
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Pan Am
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Eastern
Some see lines, others see between the lines.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:39 am

TWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!  cry 
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:43 am

Canadian Airlines for me.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:02 am

I miss Ansett and Canadian Airlines International.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss The Most?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:45 am

For me, it's Laker (Skytrain) - Sir Freddie was certainly a LCC pioneer (Richard Branson even named one of his 747s after him). Service was quite good, too.

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