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Delta777Jet
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Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:07 pm

What are your most Top 5 missed Airlines which either went bankrupt or were taken over ?

1. TWA - Trans World Airlines
2. PAN AM
3. Canadian Airlines
4. LTU - International Airways
5. Varig
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:12 pm

Delta777Jet wrote:
What are your most Top 5 missed Airlines which either went bankrupt or were taken over ?

1. TWA - Trans World Airlines
2. PAN AM
3. Canadian Airlines
4. LTU - International Airways
5. Varig


LTU from me
 
davidjohnson6
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:15 pm

Hooters Air from me :D
 
Pbb152
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:19 pm

Family Airlines
 
Noshow
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:22 pm

Practically: Air Berlin as a competitor to keep prices from monopoly hikes.
Plus Euroberlin France and Laker probably.
Pan Am and Interflug would be interesting to try out today as well. I certainly would love to see Braniff's spectacular Calder liveries again.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:29 pm

Eastern and Lloyd Aereo Boliviano for me.
 
kriskim
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:31 pm

Only 1 for me,

- Ansett Australia
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:33 pm

Braniff, Aloha, New York Air, North Central, and NAC (New Zealand). Never flew any of them, just loved them.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:35 pm

1. TWA (STL has never been the same without them)
2. American Airlines (you know, the way they were 30 years ago)
3. Northwest Airlines (love their older fleet)
4. Canadian Airlines
5. Aloha Airlines

I've only flow AA and Aloha out of the 5.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:36 pm

Trump Shuttle
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:38 pm

Trans World
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:43 pm

PanAm
LTU
Varig
Air Berlin
Germania
 
cschleic
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:44 pm

PSA with the smile on the planes. Brilliant branding. Plus, back in the day, I remember walking up to their ticket counter at SFO, paying cash, and watching them ring it up on an old fashioned cash register. The small receipt that it printed was the ticket.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:45 pm

Aloha
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:46 pm

To me:
British Caledonian
Canadian Airlines
PanAm
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:46 pm

Northwest
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:51 pm

1 - Pan American World Airways
2 - TWA
3 - Panair do Brasil
4 - VARIG
5 - Swissair (for me Swiss isn't Swissair)
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:55 pm

Piedmont

I could fill some spots on a 'not missed' list but that's not quite in the spirit of the thread.
 
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Jamake1
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:57 pm

1. Hughes Airwest
2. PSA
3. Air Cal(ifornia)
4. Pan Am
5. Braniff

I also loved People Express.
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:00 am

NORTHWEST! Their DTW WorldGateway (fastest speed for connections), pioneering routes to Asia (first to fly JFK-NRT) and the alliance with KLM in the Atlantic.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:06 am

Midwest Express and the warm chocolate chip cookies they served onboard.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:07 am

Pbb152 wrote:
Family Airlines

Oh my god, I really miss its biggest-on-Earth fleet of B744 and B748 :duck:
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:11 am

Continental. United ruined them. ;(
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:12 am





 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:14 am

1.Piedmont
2.TWA
3.Eastern
4.Pan Am
5.Northwest
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:16 am

I'd say in terms of overall brand strength and impact on the part of the industry where they operated, I would say:

1. Pan Am
2. TWA
3. VARIG
4. Braniff
5. Air Afrique

Honorable mentions: Sabena, Ecuatoriana
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:16 am

I can't limit.to 5... 15 maybe - 5 Canada, 5 US, 5 world...

Canada:

CP Air
Wardair
Nordair
Austin airways
NorOntAir


US:

Eastern
TWA
Pan Am
Northwest
Northeast

World:
British caledonian
British Midland
Mexicana
Ansett
UTA



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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 am

Mexicana. Never flew them. But they had the happiest pilots on the radio.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:18 am

My list:

1) Northeast Airlines


2) Piedmont


3) British Caledonian


4) PanAm



(Honorable Mentions in Empire, Ozark, and New York Air in this pic as well)

5) Dragonair (sadly a new addition to the 'Defunct' list)
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:19 am

Mærsk air
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:27 am

I have to say

1. Northwest (Bowling Shoe Livery)
2. ValuJet (I liked their paint scheme)
3. Pan Am (Never Saw)
4. Eastern (Never Saw)
5. TWA (saw only a few times, and never the 747)
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:29 am

Varig
TransBrasil
Air Inter
TWA
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:31 am

TWA
Air Berlin
Pan Am
Ansett
Varig
 
EAARbrat
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:35 am

- Eastern.
- Swissair.
- Pan Am.
- TWA.
- Braniff.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:35 am

I know a lot of people will disagree with Me on this.
1. Pan Am
2. US Airways
3. Air Jamaica
4. Braniff
5. National (The first one)
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:36 am

1. TWA
2. Pan Am
3. Continental Airlines
4. PSA
5. Swissair
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:38 am

Tricky to narrow it down to 5, but in no particular order-
1.Monarch
2.Thomas Cook
3.BMI/Bmibaby
4.XLairways UK
5. Air Wales

Notable mentions-
Britannia, First Choice, TWA, WOW, US Airways, Flybe.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:39 am

Atlantic Coast
Aloha
TWA
Ansett
Swissair
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:39 am

PanAm
FlyNordic
SkyEurope
AirBerlin
Spanair
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:41 am

Definitely Swissair! Flew on their DC-10, DC-9 Super 80, A310-200, 747-300 Combi, MD-11

Others:
Lloyd Aero Boliviano (727-200)
Eastern (757-200)
PSA (Bae-146)
TWA (L1011)
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:44 am

For me, Independence Air.

The level of customer service they provided was far and away better than any other US carrier in the main cabin. Hot towels and mints before arrival on every flight, a choice of brand name snacks (similar to JetBlue but with somewhat more variety), and incredibly friendly, caring staff members that obviously enjoyed their jobs and wanted to be there. The experience was like B6 on steroids without the PTVs.

In a way though, I guess you could say they were doomed to fail. The CRJs were gas guzzlers and the company expanded extremely quickly and over-added capacity in markets where it made little sense to do so (think ALB-IAD 7x/day). I smelled trouble when the A319s were delivered without the promised PTVs (something to do with a lower lease payment from Airbus) and one of the CRJs were repossessed.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:46 am

Ansett Australia, Virgin Blue and Continental.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:48 am

Although AirTran had its issues, I’ll never forget listening to Sirius/XM on AirTran. They were the first to do that, and it was certainly a unique feature of theirs for a while
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:50 am

1) PSA- super friendly little airline, BAE146s with a smile
2) Rocky Mountain- Dash 7s into Avon anyone?
3) Original Frontier (FL)- full meal service between DEN and ABQ and coolest Saul Bass 70s livery.
4) Western Pacific- crazy paint jobs, and made a relatively large, successful hub out of a smallish city (COS)
5) Pan Am- the legend
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atsiang
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:54 am

Totally miss Reno Air, a small airline back in the 90's mainly in the west coast of the US and a worthy competitor to Southwest in California
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:56 am

1. Republic Airlines
2. Reno Air
3. Pan Am
4. TWA
5. America West
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:01 am

    Pan Am
    Piedmont
    British Caledonian
    TWA
    Braniff
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:02 am

Delta777Jet wrote:
What are your most Top 5 missed Airlines which either went bankrupt or were taken over ?

1. TWA - Trans World Airlines
2. PAN AM
3. Canadian Airlines
4. LTU - International Airways
5. Varig


Would definitively agree on the first three, but would replace LTU with Air Berlin and Varig with VIASA. Germany needs a serious competition for Lufthansa and Venezuela a respected airline. I also have some negative memories about the pretty arrogant behaviour from the LTU side when it was taken over by Air Berlin in 2008/2009.

From a personal side, I would add FlyBe, VLM and Air Aruba as honourable mentions.
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:13 am

1. PSA
2. Air California (before Air Cal)
3. Air West (before Hughes Airwest)
4. Western
5. Reno Air
 
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Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:14 am

For me there's only 1: Tyrolean Airways.
Their service was fantastic and they served routes that no one else does today.

I don't really miss any of the large airlines because they never really left a void. They have merely been replace by other airlines.

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