ksupilot
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If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:22 am

I think the title is pretty self explanatory, out of all the airlines that are no more, which one would you give a second chance at life?
 
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Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:31 am

If I could bring back one airline, it would be Eastern Airlines.


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:49 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
If I could bring back one airline, it would be Eastern Airlines.

I was just going to post the same. Loved the look of their livery (and some of the best looking 757s).

Was Eastern the launch customer for the 757? I thought I read this somewhere, but I also read that BA was the launch customer.

Also, they were actually contemplating an Eastern rebirth, however, Pan Am was resurected instead. Which is for the better, because if you are going to resurect Eastern, it has to be done properly, not some half assed attempt like they have with Pan Am.
 
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Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:00 am

That bright shining B757 is an awesome picture, however I loved flying on "Air Grits"!  Smile

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:19 am

You can also add Song to my list, just because they had the coolest livery ever!


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:27 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 2):
Which is for the better, because if you are going to resurect Eastern, it has to be done properly, not some half assed attempt like they have with Pan Am.

I would have to say the majority of the aviation community wants to see Pan Am fly again; I agree with your statement, I mean this is the 3rd attempt?
 
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Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:20 am

Sabena, i mean they had a lot of potential and SN is just too small for a country like Belgium.


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 5):
I would have to say the majority of the aviation community wants to see Pan Am fly again; I agree with your statement, I mean this is the 3rd attempt?

I believe so. I think it is now operated by Boston-Maine airlines or something like that.

Why can't some new upstart use a classic name like Pan Am or Eastern? Sure they will start small in the beginning, but everyone expands. I would like to see an "Eastern Airlines" start from scratch.
I believe it is next to impossible to pull of a Pan Am restart, as nothing could possibly live up to the original. But say an Eastern restart that gets to around the size of AirTran, I'd say that would look like a success.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:25 pm

I would love to see Pan Am. airplane 




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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:21 pm

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 6):
Sabena, i mean they had a lot of potential and SN is just too small for a country like Belgium.

Same here, always loved the ease of connecting at BRU compared to CDG, not to mention the good and friendly service on board their planes.

Pan Am would be another choice, but for that to happen, that disgrace called "Boston-Maine Airways dba Pan Am Mk IV" would have to die.
 
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Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:28 am

I would bring back PSA. It was a great airline of the west. It was fun and provided economical frequent service. I experienced my first frequent flyer award with them-LAX to Los Cabos.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:31 am

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I would resurect:


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:08 am

Piedmont. And tell US to keep their grubby hands off them this time.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:16 am

PanAm or Eastern

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 12):
And tell US to keep their grubby hands off them this time.

I think if US was attempting the same thing as they did with PI in 1988 they'd have their hands full of other issues and we'd still be riding around on PI59 from IAH-CLT and much more!
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:11 am

For me it would be the classic Pan Am, TWA, Song and for whatever reason
Swissair. Along with SR i would like to see Crossair (LX) again.

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:41 am

1.Reeve
2.Mark Air
3.Wien Air Alaska
4.TWA
5.PSA
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:47 pm

If it was possible it would be Go. They sohed that low-cost flying didn't need to be horrible and my few flights with them were some of he best I've ever taken (sob!)
 
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Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:53 pm

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:42 am

The 1 and only:


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 19):
The 1 and only:

Damned straight!!


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Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Nonfirm (Reply 8):
I would love to see Pan Am.

I second that motion. Bring back the greatest airline that ever was!
C'mon Big B, FLY!
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:55 am

I would bring back Fly I (Independance Air). Boy were they my favorite!
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Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:50 am

One of the finest airlines, great service, beautiful logo:


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:25 am

Piedmont. There are still slight traces of it in US, but few and far between.
Yay Pudding!
 
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Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:39 am

Canadian Airlines
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Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:40 pm

AN without a doubt


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Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:35 pm

I miss you VIASA

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:11 am

ACES.. ask anyone (Colombian or not) that used it and you'll see what he/she will tell you about ACES..


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:16 am

Pan Am and Dan Air being from former West-Berlin I had many of nice flights with them as a kid !!
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:32 am

I would bring back Braniff. They had great color schemes and great advertising as well.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:25 am

TWA... Great airline!
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:55 pm

Without a doubt... My best flights were on Pan Am.


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:12 pm

Independence Air
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:34 pm

Well I shall be greedy and bring back two airlines!

First, British Caledonian (BCal), giving the UK another airline of equal calibre with BA rather than VS which is a brand that just happens to operate a few aircraft rather than an airline, let alone a good airline


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 13):
PanAm or Eastern

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:25 pm

ANother good one would be TWA. Pre-Icahn days of course, when they were the class of the industry.

Braniff I, in all the ultra colors, minus the Harding Lawrence influence that killed them.

Pan Am of course, not the farce that they are today.

The Hawaii Express, just because they had a cool c/s on the DC10.

North Central and Herman. Herman looked good on Republic too, but to most people in the country, they had no idea who he was or how symbolic he was.
 
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Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:22 am

I would like to have these two back:


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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:08 am

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 36):
North Central and Herman. Herman looked good on Republic too, but to most people in the country, they had no idea who he was or how symbolic he was.

along with PSA...those would be the ones I would bring back.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
If I could bring back one airline, it would be Eastern Airlines.

Would have been nice to have saved EAL and stlll had it flying. My dad would have been a much happier person.
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:30 am


Out here def East west Airlines.
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:52 am

I'd like to see these come back.

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And tell TA to keep their hands off LR this time!
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:05 pm

The old German Wings! Man, that was flying: All business class seats (but economy fares), extremely friendly service, full meals on all domestic flights. To me, that was THE airline with a difference. Shame they lastet only for a year, before the mighty LH pushed them out of business  Sad

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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:49 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
If I could bring back one airline, it would be Eastern Airlines.

Hells yay EA, and the other one...

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 36):
ANother good one would be TWA. Pre-Icahn days of course, when they were the class of the industry.

Hey, AAssholes, you still owe my grandma a new job!

I'd also love to see Chicago Express back again...
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:02 am

Well it would be

SR
LX (old)
PA
TW
EA
Wardair

Cheers,
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:41 am

Even though I"m Air Canada and Star Alliance for life, I'd bring back the one and only .....

CANADIAN AIRLINES......that proud wings livery made me drool!!!! I sometimes think what would have happened if Canadian Airlines bought AC and kept their own banner...
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:02 am

Braniff...for selfish reasons, of course!

My first taste of 747 flying was aboard a Braniff 74(1or2- I was just a kid), and not only did we have our seats downstairs, but at any time we could climb that spiral staircase to the First Class lounge.

Great pilots let us sit in the cockpit during flight, and who could forget the hot hot hot stewardesses!

Braniff had many detractors, and some for very good reasons, but the airline will always have a warm place in my heart.


Second would be PSA - the West Coast's Airline.
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:56 pm

Western Airlines.......The Only way to Fly. Ah good ol Wally Bird.

Republic, just as it was after the North Central, Southern merger, and when they bought Hughes Airwest. When our hubs were MSP, DTW, MEM, & PHX
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 7):
Why can't some new upstart use a classic name like Pan Am

God, that name has been through the mud a few too many times. I'd like to see Legend get another shot at things...
 
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RE: If You Could Bring Back One Airline...

Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:16 pm

PA/EA/CP/AN/TW ALL GREAT AIRLINES WITH GREAT PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES UNFORTUNATELY SORRY MANAGEMENT.

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