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Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 4:37 am

.....OK......so enough about the wonderful typical industry topics i.e(raising fuel costs, employee layoffs, bag charges). What is your most missed airplane and or livery? Here are mine......


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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 4:42 am

I miss the blue goose and Easten airlines. As well as braniff's many color of planes.

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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 4:52 am



Quoting Chicago757 (Thread starter):
What is your most missed airplane and or livery?

Concorde with the BA or AF livery.
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Mon May 26, 2008 4:57 am

PAN AM and the 1980's UA paint
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Still miss Swissair.
 
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 5:11 am

Viasa and Avensa are largely missed by many Venezuelans. Both represented the Golden Years of Venezuelan Aviation.


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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 5:12 am

I can spew off a lot of them:

Hughes Airwest
Air Cal/Air California
PSA
Jet America
Wien Air Alaska
Braniff (circa 1980's)
Pride Air
Transtar Airlines
Muse Air
Aloha Airlines
Mid-Pacific Airlines
World Airways (back in the 1970's & 1980's)
Transamerica
Frontier (circa 1980's)
People Express
Piedmont Airlines
Royal West Airlines
Sunworld Airways
Mark Air
Cascade Airways
Pacific Express
Great American Airways
Air Pacific (US)
Golden West Airlines
Golden Gate Airlines
WestAir
Wings West Airlines
Pacific Coast Airlines
Apollo Airways
Westates Airlines
Tahoe Air
Aspen Airways
ATA
Republic Airlines (circa 1980's)
Ozark Airlines
Western Airlines
Western Pacific
Big Sky Airlines
Lone Star Airlines
Air Florida
Presidential Airlines

Should I stop there???
 
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Mon May 26, 2008 5:22 am

BWIA West Indies Airways and it's predecessors. Caribbean Airlines is wonderful, but many people will miss the Bwee colours...stunning.


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Mon May 26, 2008 5:34 am

I'll always miss Eastern. Most of my flying when I was younger was on them and since they were the dominate airline in PHL at the time, I've always had an affinity for them.

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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 5:44 am

Funny how much Viasa resembles Northwest's old red tail and Avensa resembles Pan Am's billboard livery.

Me personally, I most regret that I never got to fly on one of Pan Am's clippers. Those blue globes were a symbol of exotic travel. You thought "now that plane is really going somewhere."

I also really miss Eastern. It was flying Whisperliners JFK-SJU when I was a kid that put the love of flying in me.


I love that AA and AF see the value in their brand and haven't changed it in decades.

Seeing AA's planes also reminds me of those trips to SJU back in the day, and of what was perhaps a better time for flying. Living deep in DL territory now, I don't get to see or fly them much anymore.

AF's livery is also timeless, but to me looked its best on the Concorde. I remember seeing one takeoff from JFK once and to me it looked (and sounded) like some kind of spaceship. I swore I'd ride a Concorde someday, but never got the chance. I'll finally be flying on AF later this year, but it'll be an A340. I guess that's as close as I'm going to get.
 
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 5:54 am

Thats easy the L-1011....
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Mon May 26, 2008 5:55 am



Quoting Caymanair (Reply 7):

Right on Caymanair, I will miss those L1011s, the best service in the air in its times. IMO no airline could have compared with BWIA's Ibis service on the Longhaul, they won many awards with it too.

Miss those Concordes too, their grace in NYC was a sight for sore eyes.

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Mon May 26, 2008 6:46 am



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 11):
Miss those Concordes too, their grace in NYC was a sight for sore eyes.

 cloudnine  Yes, the Concorde is the one I miss the most. She was/ is a beauty.... Sad she is gone  cry 

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Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 6):
Wien Air Alaska



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 6):
Aloha Airlines



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 6):
Mark Air
Cascade Airways



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Western Airlines
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Mon May 26, 2008 6:06 pm

I would have to say the old TWA like the first post, also that United in the first post.
 
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Mon May 26, 2008 6:18 pm

I always loved Delta's Ron Allen colors, but now they have been completely eradicated from the fleet.

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 11):
Miss those Concordes too, their grace in NYC was a sight for sore eyes.

Ditto on that. I also miss the 727. The last time I got to fly on one was in 1999.
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Mon May 26, 2008 6:33 pm

If I could only see these flying again.



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Mon May 26, 2008 8:04 pm

Independence Air. Since they've been gone, ORF just isn't the same  Sad

I also miss Song. I flew a Song plane under Delta  Sad
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Mon May 26, 2008 8:27 pm

i mis Wardair Charter airlines form Canada
 
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon May 26, 2008 8:42 pm

As for me, I miss Cathay Pacific previous livery very much. I have never seen it with my own eyes. My favourite color is green and this is one of my favourite liveries that have ever existed in aviation.

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I like current CX color scheme too, but when I was very young I had a dream to go to Kai Tak and to see those green planes wearing old livery on IGS approach in reality. Unfortunately it will never come true.
 
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Wed May 28, 2008 11:56 am



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 4):
Still miss Swissair.

*Sigh* Don't we all? What an incredible airline it was.

(Sandro, check your PM.)

Also miss the hell out of TWA. Flew them many, many times to GVA and ATH when I was a wee child.

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Wed May 28, 2008 2:11 pm

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Wed May 28, 2008 2:20 pm

TW, of course and . . . BN.  Sad


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Wed May 28, 2008 3:25 pm

I miss the SAS 747s. Good old times  Smile
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:12 pm

I have to say that generally the liveries/airlines I miss are from my spotting days as a "yoof" at LHR & LGW, namely:


    Pan Am and TWA
    The old red Air Canada livery with the black patch under the cockpit windows
    The old SAA orange livery
    National Airlines DC10s with their 'Sundowner' liveries
    Braniff sending their orange 747s into LGW
    CP Air
    British Caledonian
    Dan Air
    Spantax
    Delta sending Tristars into LGW


Apart from that, I miss seeing Piedmont gracing the skies, they were such a nice airline with very friendly F/As.
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:47 am

Anseeeettttt Australiaaaaaaaa!!! and of course Canadi>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>n Airlines!!! I love them so much and still miss them!!
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Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:02 pm

I sure miss the National Airlines "sun king"! Fun livery, yet very dignified.
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RE: Most Missed A/C / Livery Or Defunct Airline

Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:34 pm

I miss TWA, especially the newest livery with the gold globe

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