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Did Anyone Used To Get Timetables By Mail?

Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:27 pm

On the 1980's, I used to go to Logan once a month my "T" to check out the airport and to get new timetables.

At times, I couldn't make it to the airport, so I went to the City Ticket Offices instead.

When I couldn't do that, I would call the airline by phone and ask them to send me one. A few days later, it would come in the mail.

Empire Airlines put me on their mailing list, and I got one by month automatically.

People Express would send one only if I paid mailing costs!

Did others do this my mail as I did?
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Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:39 pm

Yep. Used to get AA timetables every 2 weeks.

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Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:10 pm

In the 90´s and early 2000s Oakland International Airport mailed a schedule of airline service to subscribers.
 
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Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:38 pm

I still get airport timetables sent to me twice-yearly from Shannon Airport (SNN) and Cork Airport (ORK)!
 
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:08 am

I used to do the same thing ... pedal my bike to the airport and do a "timetable run" every month. I could spend hours on top of Terminal One in Toronto and watch planes.

I also used to write to airline head offices every year or so asking for timetables and brochures. As this started in the 1960s, I ended up with quite a collection of airline memorabilia.

(Glad to see I am not the only one around).
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:16 am

I used to get Eastern Airline timetables in the mail when I was a kid - although my mother used them to plan our trips from PHL to TPA every summer.
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:07 am

Wow I forgot I used to call AA and TWA back in the 80's and have them mail me timetables every so often. Boy, those were the good ole days. I lived in NYC back then and there was a huge City Ticket Office on E. 42nd St. that I would go and pick up timetables, seating guides and inflight magazines.
 
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:34 am

I didn't ever get them by mail, but in the early 80s I did often used to head to the airline offices and travel agents of London's West End to collect as many timetables as I could. I built up quite a collection too, although unfortunately my Dad, in his infinite wisdom and despite his awareness of my love of everything airline-related, decided to throw them all out one day when I wasn't looking.  
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Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:40 am

I started out getting Pioneer Airlines and Trans Texas schedules mailed to me. Later, it was Texas International, Braniff and American. As a kid, I was always excited to get the Pioneer schedule because I could take DC-3 flights in my mind.
 
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Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm

I was on BN one, UA and North Central- to- Republic schedule mailing lists over time.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:31 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 4):
used to do the same thing ... pedal my bike to the airport and do a "timetable run" every month. I could spend hours on top of Terminal One in Toronto and watch planes.

I also used to write to airline head offices every year or so asking for timetables and brochures. As this started in the 1960s, I ended up with quite a collection of airline memorabilia.

(Glad to see I am not the only one around).

   Thanks for your post.Now I don't feel like I was the only one anymore.

BTW a bit off topic: Most airlines stopped to print timetables. While nowadays you can find all schedules online, it is still not the same as having a hard copy in hand...
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Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:45 pm

GREAT to see that I am not a FREAK after all!!!!

I used to phone all the companies and have them mail me the current ones.

Unfortunately, those day are gone....sad actually.
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:35 am

Used to get Pan AM and Delta's but it seems like it was ages ago....
 
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:46 am

I used to get SN and LH timetables in the mail whenever a new one was published, about 15 years ago.
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:14 pm

Been there, done that. When I was younger I wrote letters to airlines asking for timetables, annual reports, pictures of airplanes, and memorabilia.
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Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:25 pm

I always got Lufthansa and TWA sent to me in the 80/90 and Lufthansa even till the early 2000's ! Miss them, for sure my TWA Time Tables when I did plan all my flights only after airplanes (always made sure I was on a Widebody from JFK - STL mostly 747's and L-1011's) ! Flew them 4x a year from Frankfurt to Reno/Tahoe while service lasted (FRA-(762)-JFK-(747 or L10)-STL-(MD80)-RNO and back! Loved it! Knew the crew and they remembered me! Those were the days.
Also remember the meal services listed in the timetables!
Loved that all the time tables where totally different. United Timestables had the very thin papers inside etc.

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