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!
"The Sun Run" was only an advertising slogan and we never named any specific routes at HP.
Thank you! That explains why I couldn't find anything online about this alleged route.
And for other repliers, I didn't think about trains being the origins of this practice but that totally makes sense. I wish they still did it more today - it adds a bit of regality to flying important routes IMHO.
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!