Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
mikegigs
Topic Author
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:03 pm

Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:26 pm

Hi All,

I was watching an older movie last night (Planes, Trains, & Automobiles) and noticed that in a scene at a Chicago L station, there was an advertisement for "The Sun Run" by America West. I did some Googling to find out what this route was (at least I assume it was the name of a specific routing) but couldn't find anything. I then started to think about other named routes or flights, for example the "Golden Argosy" in the movie Airport or the real-life "Kangaroo Route".

So, does anybody have any information on this specific America West route? Additionally, what were other named routes by airlines and why did they start (then stop) this practice? I think it does give a sort of glamour to specific routes, but I understand it probably stopped when frequencies rose above daily. Always happy to hear information about such history.

Thanks in advance!
Airports: BOS, JAX, JFK, EWR, LGA, CVG, ATL, CLT, DCA, IAD, STT, PVD, ALB, MCO
Aircraft: 733, 735, 73G, 738, 752, 717, A319, A320, MD-88, E190, E175, E145, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, Q400
Airlines: B6, CO, DL, US, NW, WN, DH
...a good start but a long way to go!
 
B747forever
Posts: 13861
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm

One I think of immediately is LH’s SFO-FRA-BLR called the Bangalore express.
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
User avatar
tallen261
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:18 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:48 pm

Given that home base for HP was PHX, I think it’s more likely ORD-PHX.
 
Jetmarc
Posts: 497
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:54 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:54 pm

I believe AA or AS flies SJC-AUS and calls it “The Nerd Bird.”
"Sucka, I'm gonna send you out on Knuckle Airlines. Fist Class!!" ~ Mr. T
 
User avatar
c933103
Posts: 4846
Joined: Wed May 18, 2016 7:23 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Australia - United Kingdom: Kangaroo Route
Australia - South Africa: Wallaby Route
Australia - New Guinea: Bird of Paradise Route
Australia - Europe (via Pacific): Southern Cross Route
Australia - Europe (via Tahiti, Mexico): Fiesta Route
SIN-CBR-WLG: Capital Express Route
It's pointless to attempt winning internet debate. 求同存異. よく見て・よく聞いて・よく考える
(≧▽≦) Nyan! Nyan! Nyan! Nyan! Nyan! Nyan! Nyan! Nyan!
(≧▽≦) Meow Meow Meow! Meow Meow Meow Meow!
You are now at your youngest moment in your remaining life.
 
User avatar
Tabito
Posts: 101
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:39 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:00 pm

In 80's,

PK ISB-PEK-NRT: Silk route
PK KHI-BKK-MNL-NRT: Pearl route

IB MAD-BOM-NRT: La ruta del sol naciente

AF276 CDG-NRT: Le soleil levant
AF275 NRT-CDG: Sunset Express
 
B777LRF
Posts: 2768
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:23 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:08 pm

ConAir of Scandinavia in the 70's and 80's:

CPH-PMI 'Grise(fest)ekspressen' (The Pork(feast) express)
CPH-AGP 'Paellaekspressen' (The Paella express)
CPH-IBZ 'Spritekspressen' (The Booze express)

SAS
During the winter season
MUC-CPH 'Knogleekspressen' (The Bone express)
Signature. You just read one.
 
User avatar
qf789
Moderator
Posts: 11440
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:42 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Emirates refers to the Kangaroo route as the Falcon route
Forum Moderator
 
Cunard
Posts: 2510
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:45 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Western Airlines DEN to LGW was called 'The Londoner' including decals on their single DC10-30 that operated on the route.
94 Countries, 327 Destinations Worldwide, 32 Airlines, 29 Aircraft Types, 182 Airports, 335 Flights.
 
SeaDoo
Posts: 317
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:00 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:04 pm

My flight from Las Vegas shoul have been called the route from Hell. Seriously drunk guy sat next to me. He reeked. Absolutely stunk. Got.the flight attendant to give him a pre departure drink. He continued to order alcohol throughout the flight. Never once did they suggest he take a break. He never should have been allowed on the plane, let alone served alcohol.
 
Cunard
Posts: 2510
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:45 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:19 pm

SeaDoo wrote:
My flight from Las Vegas shoul have been called the route from Hell. Seriously drunk guy sat next to me. He reeked. Absolutely stunk. Got.the flight attendant to give him a pre departure drink. He continued to order alcohol throughout the flight. Never once did they suggest he take a break. He never should have been allowed on the plane, let alone served alcohol.


Thanks for that detailed trip report but it's not exactly what the discussion is about is it!

Perhaps your post is more suited to Travel Polls and Preferences!
94 Countries, 327 Destinations Worldwide, 32 Airlines, 29 Aircraft Types, 182 Airports, 335 Flights.
 
SFODude
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 4:43 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm

NZ's Coral route
 
User avatar
vhqpa
Posts: 1725
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:21 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 pm

AY and it's Reindeer route Europe - Asia and v. v. via HEL
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
 
seat1a
Posts: 649
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:44 pm

SFODude wrote:
NZ's Coral route


Is this New Zealand to North America?

Also, I thought US-Australia was the Kangaroo Route, too?
 
alfa164
Posts: 3778
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:47 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:53 pm

During construction of the Alaska Pipeline, Braniff and Alaska flew an interchange route from Texas (Dallas and Houston) via Seattle to Anchorage (I think it terminated in Anchorage), calling it the "Pipeline Express". Continental and Western did something similar, with the less-catchy name of "the Skyway all the way to Alaska".
I'm going to have a smokin' hot body again!
I have decided to be cremated....
 
thgsr08
Posts: 221
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:02 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 pm

seat1a wrote:
SFODude wrote:
NZ's Coral route


Is this New Zealand to North America?

Also, I thought US-Australia was the Kangaroo Route, too?


Kangaroo route is only from Aussie to England.
:checkeredflag:
 
stapleton
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:57 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:14 pm

In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.
 
xdlx
Posts: 966
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:29 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:48 pm

stapleton wrote:
In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.


Ahh... those where the days!
 
alfa164
Posts: 3778
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:47 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:57 pm

stapleton wrote:
In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.


That jogs memories of United's "Chicago Executive" and "New York Executive" flights between Chicago and New York (also LAX and SFO, for a while); leaving at 5:00 pm each direction, those were all steak dinners, free cigars, and all men - no women allowed.

That was well before the day when women we considered qualified to be "executives"... it wouldn't fly today!
I'm going to have a smokin' hot body again!
I have decided to be cremated....
 
User avatar
XAM2175
Posts: 1156
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:00 am

Bit of confusion here on routes to and from Australia...

While the term "Kangaroo Route" is generally applied to all UK-Australia traffic, it's strictly held to be UK to Aus via south-east Asia, and even more specifically SIN, as it was one of the many many many stops the original route involved and the last to still be used as longer-range aircraft made stops in the likes of BAH unnecessary. Indeed the Kangaroo name has as much to do with the number of stops involved as it does the fact Australia's at the end of it (QF's first through-service on the route in 1947 involved six stops, two of them with overnight stays).

Flights via HKG were sometimes unofficially referred to as the Canton or Orient Route, and it is indeed the case that flights via DXB and other such spots have attracted the nickname of the Falcon Route, though I don't believe that's ever been used officially either.

US-Australia routes, as c933103 notes, were generally named as subsets of the old QF/BCPA Western Hemisphere services to the UK, with the Southern Cross Route being via the likes of HNL and SFO or YVR, and the Fiesta Route via Tahiti and MEX.

Rather wonderful map here, to give an idea:
Image

A different time, eh?
 
User avatar
GE90man
Posts: 224
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:06 am

Alaska Airlines milk run, not too familiar with the actual stops in the route, but a quick google search should turn up results
 
AtomicGarden
Posts: 421
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:14 am

When AR used to fly to AKL & SYD, the route was called "transpolar". IDK if QF and LA do the same.
You killed a black astronaut, Cyril! That's like killing a unicorn!
 
ZKNCI
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:38 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:32 am

seat1a wrote:
SFODude wrote:
NZ's Coral route


Is this New Zealand to North America?



It's an old island-hopper route across the Pacific operated by TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd), Auckland to Papeete via Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands using Short Solent flying boats. The last flight was 15 Sept 1960, with the aircraft which flew it, ZK-AMO Aranui, now preserved at MOTAT in Auckland.

Image

North America flights started with the introduction of the DC-8-52 in 1965 to LAX (and HNL), the same year the airline's name changed from TEAL to Air New Zealand. Not sure if the route was ever named, and at the same time the DC-8s were the first aircraft in the fleet not named. The last surviving Air New Zealand DC-8 is in Brazil (ZK-NZC/PP-TPC), with a campaign fundraising to bring it back to NZ.
 
cschleic
Posts: 1835
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2002 10:47 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:43 am

GE90man wrote:
Alaska Airlines milk run, not too familiar with the actual stops in the route, but a quick google search should turn up results


Not only Google but the alaskaair.com site has its own page: https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations ... un-flight/

Generally, it's SEA to ANC or ANC to SEA with a lot of stops in between.
 
Arion640
Posts: 3162
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:15 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:01 am

BA used to call the LHR-Scotland flights the super shuttle, i think maybe manchester got included in that too.
These flights are still loosely reffered to as the shuttle's now.

Heard UK-Orlando flights referred to as the Disney shuttle and toytown express.

Bucket and spade routes are a generic UK term for sun destinations.
 
SeaDoo
Posts: 317
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:00 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:21 am

cschleic wrote:
GE90man wrote:
Alaska Airlines milk run, not too familiar with the actual stops in the route, but a quick google search should turn up results


Not only Google but the alaskaair.com site has its own page: https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations ... un-flight/

Generally, it's SEA to ANC or ANC to SEA with a lot of stops in between.

Don't know if they still do it now that they don't have the.66 seat combis, but I think it was Seattle. To Juneau to yakutat.to Cordova to Anchorage.
 
sixtyseven
Posts: 829
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:42 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 am

Air Canada back in the day would fly YYZ-YTS-YYZ in a DC-9 bringing back gold. It was known as the “tin run”
Stand-by for new ATIS message......
 
zakuivcustom
Posts: 3568
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:32 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:45 am

Nothing old or ancient, but there is the "Island Hopper" on CO then UA between HNL and GUM (HNL-MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM).

On a side note, I found an ancient thread on a.net that talks about the same topic while Google searching for any "named" route that escaped my mind:

viewtopic.php?t=129167

Most of the answer are the same :D
 
StlHsvSfoSan
Posts: 166
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:24 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:50 am

Reno Air had a flight SFO-SNA using MD-90 that they called "Orange County Flyer". They even applied that title to the airplane. (I think the name only applied to that specific route, but it could apply to other routes).
 
cschleic
Posts: 1835
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2002 10:47 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:54 am

SeaDoo wrote:
cschleic wrote:
GE90man wrote:
Alaska Airlines milk run, not too familiar with the actual stops in the route, but a quick google search should turn up results


Not only Google but the alaskaair.com site has its own page: https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations ... un-flight/

Generally, it's SEA to ANC or ANC to SEA with a lot of stops in between.

Don't know if they still do it now that they don't have the.66 seat combis, but I think it was Seattle. To Juneau to yakutat.to Cordova to Anchorage.


Yes, they still do. It's for moving passengers as well and some of the cities are very isolated. Getting into Juneau, for example, is possible only by boat or plane. Plus the others listed on their site. The routes can be a mixed bag of various stops. But many have been non-combis for a long time.
 
ridgid727
Posts: 1081
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:58 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:27 am

American Air
"The Toltec" #159, Chicago-Dallas-Mexico City
"The New York Toltec" #154 MEX-San Antonio-Dallas-WAS-NYC
"San Francisco Arrow" #955 El Paso-San Francisco
"The Rocket" #911 Dallas to SFO via Arizona
"Daylight Mercury" #15 Boston to SFO via Chicago
"The Amer. Statesman" #61 RIC-DCA-Chicago

Capital
"The Consitution" #903 DCA-Chicago

Continental
"The Texas Arrow" (Interchange w/AA) Calif.-ELP-SAT-HOU

Delta
"The Owl Comet" #69 Chicago-MIA
"The Tradewind" #908 MSY-TPA-MIA

National
"The Star" NYC-Miami-NYC

Trans Canada
"The North Star" #1 Montreal-Middle Canada-Vancouver

Trans World
"The Paris Ambassador and London Ambassador"
 
quickmover
Posts: 2201
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:28 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:49 am

Cunard wrote:
Western Airlines DEN to LGW was called 'The Londoner' including decals on their single DC10-30 that operated on the route.


Maybe off subject, but how did western with a hub 400 miles away in SLC wind up flying a Denver route?
 
User avatar
IrishAyes
Posts: 2442
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:04 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 am

For a while, there was the "AeroTerror" route that was operated by both Conviasa and Iran Air (or was it just a codeshare?) that went Caracas - Damascus - Tehran, and back. It was known to transport spies, terrorists and lethal cargo.

http://crankyflier.com/2009/12/03/the-m ... the-world/

It has been partially replaced, I suppose to an extent, by the recent Turkish Airlines flight that goes from CCS to IST via HAV ("Despot Express") as my pal Commavia calls it.

When AR used to fly from AKL to SYD before pulling the plug on Oceania altogether, it should have been called, "the Trans-Tasman Tango."
 
User avatar
AirIndia
Posts: 1291
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2001 2:43 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:51 am

B747forever wrote:
One I think of immediately is LH’s SFO-FRA-BLR called the Bangalore express.

Wasn't it called the Silicon express?
 
tpaewr
Posts: 724
Joined: Sat May 19, 2001 9:01 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 am

The CO/UA "Island Hopper" is the only modern one I know that is known as such by the airline itself.

But even in that case it isn't externally branded any different
 
User avatar
BawliBooch
Posts: 1539
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:24 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:54 am

Some folks at Air India used to derisively refer to their own company's ATQ-BHX and ATQ-YYZ flights as "Punjab Mail" - reference to a express train with a reputation for being a slow "cattle class" carrier. These are no longer operational though Air Canada does operate the new Punjab Mail with a 787-900!
Mr.Kapoor's favorite poodle!
 
User avatar
hispanola
Posts: 211
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:13 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:04 am

IB still calls their MAD-BCN/BCN-MAD routes the "Puente Aéreo" (Air bridge). I'm sure other airlines with similar operations have titles for these services too.
✈️
 
AVFCdownunder
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:12 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:59 am

Any flight between Australia and New Zealand over the Tasman Sea is known as "crossing the ditch". I've even heard pilots refer to it as that when giving their introductory spiel.
 
JBoy
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:11 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:32 am

When QX was transitioning from the CR7 to the Q400, it seemed all Q400 flights were called, "The Slow Boat to XXX"
 
VFRonTop
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:46 pm

hispanola wrote:
IB still calls their MAD-BCN/BCN-MAD routes the "Puente Aéreo" (Air bridge). I'm sure other airlines with similar operations have titles for these services too.


Aer Lingus did (does?) try and brand the DUB-LHR as "Aer Bridge"

https://www.facebook.com/aerlingus/posts/1011415678947978
 
zakuivcustom
Posts: 3568
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:32 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:20 pm

hispanola wrote:
IB still calls their MAD-BCN/BCN-MAD routes the "Puente Aéreo" (Air bridge). I'm sure other airlines with similar operations have titles for these services too.


TAP use the same term (in Portuguese, Ponte Aerea) for the LIS-OPO service. I believe the term is also use for Sao Paulo (mainly CGH) to/from Rio (mainly SDU) flights.

Some similar "Shuttle" term are AZ Romamilano service (between...well, Rome and Milan/Linate), and AC's "Rapidair" service between YYZ/YTZ and YOW or YUL. I would say they are more marketing term rather than "Named flight", though.
 
seat1a
Posts: 649
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:44 pm

ridgid727 wrote:
American Air
"The Toltec" #159, Chicago-Dallas-Mexico City
"The New York Toltec" #154 MEX-San Antonio-Dallas-WAS-NYC
"San Francisco Arrow" #955 El Paso-San Francisco
"The Rocket" #911 Dallas to SFO via Arizona
"Daylight Mercury" #15 Boston to SFO via Chicago
"The Amer. Statesman" #61 RIC-DCA-Chicago

Capital
"The Consitution" #903 DCA-Chicago

Continental
"The Texas Arrow" (Interchange w/AA) Calif.-ELP-SAT-HOU

Delta
"The Owl Comet" #69 Chicago-MIA
"The Tradewind" #908 MSY-TPA-MIA

National
"The Star" NYC-Miami-NYC

Trans Canada
"The North Star" #1 Montreal-Middle Canada-Vancouver

Trans World
"The Paris Ambassador and London Ambassador"


Great thread. What is 'toltec' for the American flights? I do remember that Braniff ran the 'Braniff Rocket' between Dallas and Houston. Flights went to 11pm.
 
User avatar
GE90man
Posts: 224
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:50 pm

interesting trip report on the Cathay Pacific “milk run”
viewtopic.php?t=966131
 
jetwet1
Posts: 3273
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:42 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:42 pm

Probably about 10 years ago VS named all their routes, it was short lived and in many cases made little to no sense in regards to the cities served. I've looked around but can't find any record of them.
 
gwrudolph
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:46 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:51 pm

What about the Pan Am (and later United) Round-The-World route? Wasn't that a branded route?
 
StrandedAtMKG
Posts: 304
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:51 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm

mikegigs wrote:
"The Sun Run" by America West.


Not to be confused with Sun 'n' Run by Dr. Nick Riviera, the suntan lotion that's also a laxative.
 
United1
Posts: 4210
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:21 am

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:56 pm

seat1a wrote:
ridgid727 wrote:
American Air
"The Toltec" #159, Chicago-Dallas-Mexico City
"The New York Toltec" #154 MEX-San Antonio-Dallas-WAS-NYC
"San Francisco Arrow" #955 El Paso-San Francisco
"The Rocket" #911 Dallas to SFO via Arizona
"Daylight Mercury" #15 Boston to SFO via Chicago
"The Amer. Statesman" #61 RIC-DCA-Chicago

Capital
"The Consitution" #903 DCA-Chicago

Continental
"The Texas Arrow" (Interchange w/AA) Calif.-ELP-SAT-HOU

Delta
"The Owl Comet" #69 Chicago-MIA
"The Tradewind" #908 MSY-TPA-MIA

National
"The Star" NYC-Miami-NYC

Trans Canada
"The North Star" #1 Montreal-Middle Canada-Vancouver

Trans World
"The Paris Ambassador and London Ambassador"


Great thread. What is 'toltec' for the American flights? I do remember that Braniff ran the 'Braniff Rocket' between Dallas and Houston. Flights went to 11pm.


https://www.ancient.eu/Toltec_Civilization/
I know the voices in my head aren't real but sometimes their ideas are just awesome!!!
 
strfyr51
Posts: 5106
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:04 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm

Years ago I submitted an idea at work for a United Airlines commercial which they thanked me for (but didn't buy) where a flight would come in and upon arrival it had a countdown for the Plane to turn for the outbound flight which was named.
The flight was to arrive as "Golden Gate, UA-15 and turn outbound for the "Windy City", UA-28.(in the commercial) Next door was Golden Gate ,UA-55 turning outbound to Philadelphia for "Liberty Bell", UA-35.
I thought we could use Names like in the old days when the New York Central and the Pennsylvania railroad (I grew up in Philadelphia) used to announce trains Arriving and Departing...
 
PEK777
Posts: 418
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:56 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:39 pm

Taipei to Hong Kong is the Golden Route.
 
tofur
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:51 pm

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 pm

Wardair marketed the morning flight from Toronto to London UK as the "Dayliner", and the evening departure from London to Toronto as the "Starliner".

At Air Canada I hear my original AC colleagues refer to this service as the "Daytripper", I am not sure if it was ever marketed as such.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos