mowtoib
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What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:37 am

I mean when you think of airlines which do not exist any more. Perhaps that's an airline which you never came across or which you watched a lot. For me the saddest thought is of a Canadian 744 at Kai Tak. Never saw it and will never see as both the airline and the airport are gone...
 
ABQopsHP
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:50 am

My old Company. Texas International.

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Damian
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:53 am

Kind of miss Go-Fly. Used to do EDI-STN with them fairly frequently. STN and EDI aren't quite as colourful these days  Smile
 
flydreamliner
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:58 am

TWA and Eastern.

I grew up on Eastern, and they were a force on east coast. TWA was often the best service in the sky while they were flying, which is a legacy lost on American. They had the best looking livery when they went under as well. If you had told people 50 years ago that PanAm and TWA were going to some day be gone, I don't know if they would have believed you.
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
 
EasternSon
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:01 am

I miss Eastern for a number of reasons. Not the least of which, however, is all the perks that I used to get from my father being a Captain.

They were an awesome airline (while they were being run well) and a true pleasure to fly with.
"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
 
charlienorth
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting Mowtoib (Thread starter):
I mean when you think of airlines which do not exist any more. Perhaps that's an airline which you never came across or which you watched a lot. For me the saddest thought is of a Canadian 744 at Kai Tak. Never saw it and will never see as both the airline and the airport are gone...

North Central..grew up in the "duck family"...and Braniff not versions 2 or 3,the original..bright '72's flyin over the house.
Work hard fly right..don't understand it
 
panamandy
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:04 am

pan am, i worked for them at vienna airport !
 
TrijetsRMissed
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:04 am

Of the classic airlines I miss Eastern the most, just like some of the others on this thread. Nice livery, great fleet.

Of the newer airlines I would say I miss Reno Air the most. Great service and an MD-90 operator, my favorite narrow body.
There's nothing quite like a trijet.
 
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:05 am

PanAm
Ansett Australia
Australian
Compass (Australian carrier)
You can't cure stupid
 
ABQopsHP
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:06 am

Ah yes. Good ole NC and BN. Wasnt the duck on the tail of NC (and RC) nicknamed Herman? And BN and their "Flying Colours".
ABQ ops, Cactus 202 requesting you order 5 Green Chile Chicken stew for us to p/u on arrival. ;)
 
SPREE34
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:06 am

The original National.
I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
 
kaitak
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:07 am

I have to say it's Ansett Australia for me; they were a wonderful airline, so friendly and so nice to fly with. I have very happy memories of my (unfortunately very) few flights with them, back in 1993.
 
stlgph
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:08 am

TWA followed by the 2003 version of ATA.
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thomasphoto60
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:08 am

Check my signature and profile. Followed by PA and NA.

Thomas
"Show me the Braniffs"
 
MXComet4C
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:10 am

Dear Mowtoib:

Back in the 60's and 70's most int'l city pairs in North America were associated to two airlines at the most due to the severe regulations of those years.

For example:
MEX-LAX was always associaterd with MX & WA
MEX-MIA with AM & PA
MEX-JFK with AM & EA
MEX-ORD with MX & AA
MEX-SAT with MX & BN and so on...

Not only that I miss Western, Pan Am, Eastern and Braniff among others, but every time that I go to the cities they served out of MEX, I still feel that there is a missing part of these cities' personalities.

With the exception of AA, all other american carriers came to Mexico to either fill a gap left by all ill fated airline of the US, were the result of a merger that did not keep the original name, or recently began operations under new Mexico-US regulations.

From each of these old airlines I specially miss WA's 720s, PA's A300s, EA's L1011s and Braniff's multicolored fleet including their fying pumpkins (Orange colored 747s).

From the canadians I also miss CPAir with their great DC-8-63s which did the YVR-MEX route.
Let's go UPN-DWN
 
AADC10
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:15 am

People Express
Braniff
Pacific Southwest (PSA)
 
paneuropean
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:46 am

CP air
Panam
TWA
Sabena
Piedmont
 
DALelite
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:00 am

The good ole Swissair!!!

cheers: DALelite
They loved to fly and it showed..
 
nitrohelper
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:16 am

Republic for me,
When they were promoting the"new" frequent flyer program,as a member , I could upgrade to first class for $15.00 (early 80s).
R.I.P. HERMAN , , , shot down by northworst

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RCS763AV
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:16 am

These two are my most missed:


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justplanesmart
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:32 pm

Western Airlines

Original Braniff

Trans World

Piedmont
"So many planes; so little time..."
 
PRGDLGUY
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:48 pm

Pan Am

Braniff

PSA

Frontier (the old one..)

RAA

Markair
 
jamman
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:53 pm

I actually quite miss Dan-air, I flew with them a few times and they were always knocking around at MAN.


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bps3458
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:26 am

I really miss Pan Am, Eastern and Ansett Australia
 
alaska737
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:40 am

Quoting PRGDLGUY (Reply 21):
RAA

Markair

great call, they are 1 and 2 for me.

also, TWA, Western, PSA and Wein
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:30 am

East West Airlines.
regds
MEL
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bwohlgemuth
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:05 am

I second the 2003 version of ATA. Great service and they had their connection service out of FWA.
 
Door5Right
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:21 am

British Caledonian - I loved the BAC1-11s!


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My soul is in the sky...
 
1stfl94
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:12 am

UTA, you can't beat the colourscheme

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FlyboyOz
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:45 am

Ansett Australia - all the way!
Canadian Airlines
The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
 
A300605R
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:11 am

Hamburg Airlines and Aero Lloyd


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ZRHnerd
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:02 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 17):
The good old Swissair!!!

x 2
 
AirCop
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:30 pm

For International Service from the States : Pan American
For domestic service : North Central (always good service when I lived in the UP of Michigan)
For intrastate: PSA - Grinning Birds..
 
September11
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:34 pm

Question: Who miss Piedmont most?

Answer: imisspiedmont

 wink 

Actually, I dislike to see any airline go. I like it when all airlines are flying (not shut down or merge with other airlines). More airlines, the better.
Airliners.net of the Future
 
AY104
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:09 pm

Reno Air! 2 daily nonstops from YVR to "the Greatest Little City in the world!"
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
 
icarus75
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:23 am

The one I miss the most is Air Inter (IT)
When I was student, back in the 80's, I was used to fly almost every week-end with this great airline on ORY-PGF-ORY.
At that time, it was common to fly A300 (or may be A310?).

In the early 90's, I've travelled a lot again with IT on domestic flights, and I've even flown A330 on ORY-TLS & ORY-MRS routes.
Flying is amazing!
 
Airline7322
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:40 am

Independence Air. Great service, unsustainably low-fares... perfect for consumers in the short-term. It's a shame that business model can't fly for more than a few years.

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QXatFAT
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:18 am

Independance Air

***filler***
Don't Tread On Me!
 
isitsafenow
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:00 am

Braniff one because I was a part of it decades ago.

Trans World Airlines...that one too, come to think of it

Republic...nothing fancy, they just got you there with a smile.
safe
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
 
swissy
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:49 am

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 31):
Quoting DALelite (Reply 17):
The good old Swissair!!!

x 2

x 3!!

PA
EA
TWA
Ansett
Ward Air


Cheers,
 
NorthstarBoy
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:08 pm

the original Braniff, i loved their leather seats, and the "just barely above stall speed" trip from Mia-Fll on a clear night, at 3,000 feet, where you could see the whole gold coast lit up like a christmas tree really won me over. probably the most memorable ride of my entire life. Too bad i only got to fly them once.
Yes, I'd like to see airbus go under so Boeing can have their customers!
 
ripdog
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:16 am

Eastern, basically because I grew up flying this great airline. Was there a city on the east coast they did not go into?

Braniff, loved those colorful 72's coming into Eastern's air side in Tampa.

PanAm, because it was PanAm.

National, believe it or not, National use to operate a DC-10 between Tampa and Orlando, it went on up the east coast. But as a kid it was fun flying on this big jet for the 15 minute hop to O'town.

PBA, use to use DC3's down to Naples and Key West, boy that could be a bumpy flight during the summer.
 
diesel1
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:29 am


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And a couple of local airlines to me...


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ThePRGuy
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:38 am

Several I guess:

The PROPER swissair, not this nancypancy Swiss Intl rubbish.

JMC - QUALITY scheme

Ansett.
Heathrow has been described as the only building site to have its own airport.
 
Asturias
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:59 pm

Sabena is the only airline that I miss that is no longer in business. Many really bad airlines have gone bankrupt and not much to miss, but Sabena was a fine airline.. An exception.

cheers

Asturias
Tonight we fly
 
exFATboy
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:26 pm

Catch our smile, our super smile.. PSA!

Only airline I can truly say I miss, although I did have a soft spot for TWA as well.

Now if you were to say "airline you're glad is gone!" then I only have one answer: Air South! (a/k/a "Bubbaflot")
 
abletofly
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:51 pm



  • Ansett Australia
  • Sabena
  • Pan Am



Regars.
 
JOSEMEX
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RE: What Airline Do You Miss Most?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:49 am

I guess the airline I miss the most is Western, and their DC-10 flights ACA-LAX and MEX-LAX.

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