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What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:04 pm

What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

For me:

PSA
TWA
Aloha Airlines
Air Moorea
Interflug
Olympic Airlines
Swissair
Japan Air system (JAS)
VASP
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:06 pm

Air Florida
Ozark (original one based at STL)
British Caledonian
Laker Airways (Skytrain) (just to see what it was like)
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:18 pm

Ansett Australia
Northwest
Pluna (Uruguay)
And of course, not an airline but a unique experience, the Concorde…
Rgds.
G.
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:05 am

Braniff. I loved them, everything about the forward-looking marketing (Halston, Pucci, Girard, et.al.) but never flew to where our family would vacation (Florida). Tried to price out DTW-DFW-TPA, alas my parents thought I was nuts.

Braniff, Hughes Airwest, and Western come to mind. My friends here in Seattle say Western was the best!
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:34 am

All of them...I had a chance to be on one of Virgin America's last flights but came with high blood pressure the day of the flight and was ordered not to fly by the dr. ...grrr
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:09 am

Virgin Galactic
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:00 pm

Virgin America. I've heard it's the best US airline.
I did fly on an ex-Virgin Alaska Airlines A320 though, MSY-SFO.
WOW Air seemed nice as well.
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:24 pm

Braniff
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:49 am

Swissair.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:33 am

Kingfisher
 
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What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:56 pm

Eastern
Swissair
Interflug
Varig
Southern
Hughes Airwest
PSA
Sabena


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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:45 pm

Piedmont
Republic
Ozark
Western
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:22 pm

Aloha.

I actually very nearly booked a flight with them when planning a trip to Maui in 2005. Initially their nonstop SMF-OGG didn't appear significantly more expensive than the connecting services other airlines were offering, but after more searching I found a United fare for SMF-SFO-OGG that was significantly cheaper than everything else, so I booked that instead.
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:46 pm

Braniff. My mother was a flight attendant for them well before I was born. She has told me many stories about the amazing service provided.
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:01 pm

I flew Eos from the UK they were great on the ground and in the air.
Image

The other one I wanted to try was SilverJet, but they folded before I got the chance.

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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:13 pm

Red tail
Red tail
Red tail
Red tail
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:41 pm

Hooters Air

Should be obvious why I wish I had flown with them
 
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Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:52 pm

Hooters Air
Pan Am
Aloha
Aeroflot (Soviet era, today's version is pretty different)
Varig
Independent Expressjet

T54A wrote:
Virgin Galactic

I see what you did there.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:46 am

Pan Am!

But also TWA, Eastern, PSA, Air Berlin and Olympic
 
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Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:18 pm

Varig
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:13 pm

AirTran, America West, Continental, Midwest
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:32 pm

Pan American, to find out if they REALLY were "all that".
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:52 am

Midwest. Because COOKIES! Although the recipe is actually online on YouTube (assuming the video still exists).

Not a lot of good ways I could've flown with them living in AUS though. We had MCI with CR2 service but that was it. Not sure about connections.

That and maybe Virgin America.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:57 am

Pan Am and TWA.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:39 pm

Varig, Swissair and Midwest.

My friend actually gifted me a Varig blanket for my birthday one year. Midwest's original 717 configuration with the 88 seats was beautiful in pictures, I remember the KC Star did an article on the new jets serving San Antonio and Los Angeles.

-Rowen
 
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Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:11 am

British Caledonian
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:15 am

VARIG hands down.

Hopefully I can head down to Porto Alegre next year to see PP-ANU. Not sure if one can get inside, though.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:03 pm

Virgin America, Northwest, Air Berlin,Continental, TWA, Pan Am
 
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Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:23 pm

TWA
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:34 pm

Ozark and TranStar, especially TranStar. I got to board one of their empty S80s in TPA in 1987 of a flight that cancelled due to maintenance. All the seats were light blue leather (or maybe lavender?) and it had a huge F cabin. The exterior of the jets were purple with a thin multi color swirl around the back of the fuselage. I think the flight was supposed to fly TPA-MSY-LAX.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/TranSta ... X2/QvXPi/q
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:47 pm

Kingfisher Airlines.

Though I did fly the LCC subsidiary Kingfisher Red.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:16 am

Pan Am
TWA
Canadian Airlines
Canada 3000
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Alitalia
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:16 am

JAS
Northwest
Caledonian
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:59 pm

Spantax
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:28 pm

Oh yes! SPANTAX, what a wonderful idea...
I am a big fan of all those, little and exotic charter airlines. Impossible to book, other than a week long holiday, and still a gamble if the plane showed up on the day of departure, like Peach Air, Nordic East, Air Ops, AirScandic, AV8 Air etc.!
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:59 pm

New York Air
Texas International
ValuJet (probs a risky one)
VLM/Air Antwerp (purely to fly into ANR)
Virgin America
WOW air
Alitalia (although I feel like flying ITA would be exactly the same)
South African Airways (are these guys actually dead?)
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:39 am

TexasAirCorp wrote:
New York Air
Texas International


When in the Navy, I was stationed at Goodfellow AFB for a training school in 1980. Our name for TI was "Transportation Impossible". Always late, and virtually every sailor or Marine coming in for the school had to wait as long as three or four days to get their seabags.

They were not well-liked.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:31 pm

For me :

Pan Am
Interflug
British Caledonian
PSA
 
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:04 pm

Pan Am
Western
British Caledonian
Swissair
Virgin America
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:47 pm

TWA actually .. lived near NYC all my life and have flown all the other classic US carriers, but for some reason, just never TWA.

Otherwise: Swissair
 
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:54 pm

TWA, pan am and PSA because of the smiling plane
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:52 am

I flew a bunch on US Airways when they were around but never got around to flying on their Metrojet branch. Also wish I had flown on Independence Airlines when given the chance.
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:44 am

acavpics wrote:
Virgin America, Northwest, Air Berlin,Continental, TWA, Pan Am


No no no. Trust me, you did NOT want to fly Air Berlin... I flew with them from Helsinki to Berlin to JFK. It was by far the worst two flight segments I ever had in my life. Seats were terribly cramped. Especially on the A330. IFE was so limited (I think like 6 English movies), and the food was terrible. Not to mention how awful it was connecting in Berlin. It was worse than the worst third world country i've been in... I was not sad to see them go.
 
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Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:41 am

USAir707 wrote:
acavpics wrote:
Virgin America, Northwest, Air Berlin,Continental, TWA, Pan Am


No no no. Trust me, you did NOT want to fly Air Berlin... I flew with them from Helsinki to Berlin to JFK. It was by far the worst two flight segments I ever had in my life. Seats were terribly cramped. Especially on the A330. IFE was so limited (I think like 6 English movies), and the food was terrible. Not to mention how awful it was connecting in Berlin. It was worse than the worst third world country i've been in... I was not sad to see them go.


I was quite pleased with my experience with Air Berlin. TXL was a terrible airport for sure, but despite the supposed 30" seat pitch on the A330, I did not perceive the seats to be cramped. I was more than satisfied with the food. As a matter of fact, the second meal I got shortly before arrival at JFK was unlike any other second meal I've received on a transatlantic crossing in economy class. It came with a sandwich AND a salad, plus a dessert and crackers & cheese. It was actually not that far off in terms of quality and quantity from what I received in Swiss business class on ZRH-BOS! Granted, when I flew on Air Berlin, it was when their relationship with Etihad was at its peak, so maybe that influenced their service levels a bit.
 
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Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:11 pm

North Central Airlines
 
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Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:50 pm

ACDC8 wrote:
Pan Am and TWA.


Ditto

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