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xaapb
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:21 pm

Dead:

Aviacsa
Aerocalifornia
Mexicana

Merge

America West
Continental.

Greetings.
Jorge Meneses
 
coachclass
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:25 pm

Loftleider, Int'l Air Bahama, Eastern, TWA, PanAm, National, Republic, Continental, Northwest, BEA, Malev,
Southern, Northeast, AirCal , PSA, Carnival, Western, Mexicana, Tan/Sasha, AmericaWest, Braniff.
 
aklrno
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:31 am

I've been on a couple of dozen already listed, but here's a new one:

Emu Airways

I always wondered why you would name an airline after a bird that doesn't fly.
 
Braniff747SP
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Quoting unityofsaints (Reply 74):
BMI  

You're right. It is now gone. I'll have to remember to add that to the list....
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
 
taichen
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:36 pm

Aviaco, TAT European Airways (under an AF flight number), Oasis, Aero Lloyd, SAHSA, Eastern, Crossair
 
Lucky727
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 pm

CP Air
Canadian Airlines
Nordair
Canada 3000
Royal
Transair
Pacific Western
Odyssey
City Express
Air Ontario
Allehgeny
PeoplExpress
Eastern
Midwest Express
Air Cal
Northwest
BOAC
··· [·] oooooooo [·] oooo oo ooooo [·] ooooooooooooooooooo [·]
 
aviateur
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:31 am

Pan Am
Sabena
SAETA (Ecuador)
Air New England
Aloha
Piedmont
Aeropostal (Venezuela)
Fawcett (Peru)



I think it's wrong to include airlines like TWA or Northwest on this list. They weren't "defunct" so much as they were merged or acquired away. North Central, Republic, Northwest, Delta.... it makes the whole exercise somewhat semantic.

PS
Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
 
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:00 am

Quoting aviateur (Reply 106):
Pan Am
Sabena
SAETA (Ecuador)
Air New England
Aloha
Piedmont
Aeropostal (Venezuela)
Fawcett (Peru)



I think it's wrong to include airlines like TWA or Northwest on this list. They weren't "defunct" so much as they were merged or acquired away. North Central, Republic, Northwest, Delta.... it makes the whole exercise somewhat semantic.

I disagree. They're still defunct, whether they went bust or disappeared through a merger. The only airlines I wouldn't include are those that only changed their name. For example, I wouldn't count Air Canada and Trans-Canada Air Lines separately since that was just a name change.
 
PI4EVER
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Compiling this list brings back fond memories, but some that age    me!
BOAC
Braniff International
Capital Airlines
Eastern
Flying Tigers
National
Northwest
Piedmont
People Express
PSA
Southern
Transocean (TALOA)
Trump Shuttle
West Coast Airlines
watch what you want. you may get it.
 
YXD172
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 pm

I'm still young enough that there aren't many on the list... but more that I would've thought!

BMI
Canadian Airlines
Canada 3000
Royal Airlines
Skyservice
Spanair
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
 
Cipango
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:35 am

Just adding my first Defunct Airline now.

Kingfisher Airlines.
Let's fly! Unless it's on a CRJ 200, then I'll stay down here.
 
simo82
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Pan Am
TWA
Northwest
SwissAir
Continental
Malev
Livingston
AirLauda
Volare
Ansett
Air Europe
BOAC
MyAir
Kingfisher
Air moorea
 
andz
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:24 am

Northeast (UK)
BEA
BOAC
Caledonian/BUA
Air Rhodesia
British Caledonian
Sun Air (ZA)
Nationwide (ZA)
Flitestar (ZA)
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
CXB77L
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:20 am

The only defunct airline that I've flown on is Ansett Australia in the mid 1990s. I flew from PER-SYD and back on (if I recall correctly) their 767-200s.
Boeing 777 fanboy
 
aviateur
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:07 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 107):
I disagree. They're still defunct, whether they went bust or disappeared through a merger. The only airlines I wouldn't include are those that only changed their name. For example, I wouldn't count Air Canada and Trans-Canada Air Lines separately since that was just a name change.

Yeah, in thinking it over, you're probably right.

I'll add Northwest and TWA to my list.

And I forgot a few. New York Air, for one. "Apple," as its call sign was. They flew MD-80s and DC-9s on NYC/BOS/DCA shuttle routes for a while. Great livery and marketing. Not a bad little carrier. Eventually folded into Lorenzo's Continental, I believe.

Trump Shuttle also.


PS
Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
 
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:10 am

Quoting aviateur (Reply 114):
Eventually folded into Lorenzo's Continental, I believe.

That it did!

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Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:41 pm

Dan Air
Orion Airways
Sabre Airways
Spanair
Futura
Swissair
Crossair
BEA
Pan Am
Air Inter
Old age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.
 
fshplns
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:13 am

My small list,

Continental
Western
Northwest
Eastern
Vanguard
TWA
Comair
 
Cipango
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:58 pm

Quoting cipango (Reply 110):
Just adding my first Defunct Airline now.

Kingfisher Airlines.

Well if you include airlines that have merged, then Continental also.
Let's fly! Unless it's on a CRJ 200, then I'll stay down here.
 
thegoldenargosy
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:41 am

Air Midwest
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
British Midland International
Colgan Air
Comair
Continental Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Midwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Shuttle by United
Trans World Airlines
 
FI642
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:34 pm

Pan Am
TWA
Air Aruba
BWIA
Atlantic Airways
Christman
Cumberland Airlines
Republic
Eastern
Piedmont
Olympic
EuroWings (when they still were EW)
ProAir
Air Inter
Av Atlantic
Champion
Continental
Northwest
Metro Jet
America West
Arrow Air
ATA
Com Air
Capital Helicopters
737MAX, Cool Planes for the Worlds Coolest Airline.
 
FlyDeltaJets
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:55 am

I flew:
Air Afrique JFK-DKR-ACC, ACC-ABJ-DKR-JFK
Air South JFK-GSP-CHS round trip on a 737 that had the first 2 rows facing each other. Very cool never saw it again on another plane
Northwest PIR-MSP-EWR. The MSP-EWR leg was my first and only A330 flight. Also flew NRT-LAX mid-merger while working for DL.
Lastly DL regionals that don't exist: Freedom Airlines and Comair.
The only valid opinions are those based in facts
 
teva
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:46 pm

defunct:
air UK
KLM UK
Buzz
Air Littoral
Ladeco
TWA
Crossair
Swissair
Air Inter
Air Moorea

almost dead
Kingfisher

Teva
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
 
KingFriday013
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:58 am

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 87):
Key Air
Air Nova
America West
Song
Delta Shuttle
Continental
Colgan
Comair
Northwest
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (sorta defunct)
Mesaba (well, the then-Mesaba)

Forgot to include Mexicana in my list   

-J.
Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
 
BritishB747
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RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:18 pm

-Flying Colours
-Excel Airways
-flyGlobespan
-Spanair
-British Midland
-LTE
-Air 2000 (Still going I suppose)
-Britannia (Same again)
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