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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Defunct Airlines
      #308125 - 01/05/11 08:11 AM

Here is an interesting list of former airlines. I'm sure several many of you will recognize and remember them.

Anne

http://www.rioleo.org/interesting-defunct-united-states-airlines.php

or

http://tinyurl.com/27q9ly4

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Sean Franklin
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #308127 - 01/05/11 08:58 AM

Fun! Author says he's doing an update; I suggested he add Lake Central and American Trans Air.

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Ralph Hood
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #308134 - 01/05/11 10:22 AM

Anne--

Fascinating! Thanx for pposting.

Ralph H

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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Sean Franklin]
      #308137 - 01/05/11 11:44 AM

Hmmm, I thought there was also once an airline named Northwest?

Regards,

Dux


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #308139 - 01/05/11 11:53 AM

Northwest Orient...chingchingchingGONGGG...Aaiirliines!

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Sean Franklin
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #308144 - 01/05/11 12:56 PM

Quote:

Hmmm, I thought there was also once an airline named Northwest?



Certainly :-) The original list was from 2008 so I figured NWA was an obvious one for the update. Also AirTran.

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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #308158 - 01/05/11 02:01 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Sob...sniffle...



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Edited by B. Butler (PAMR) (01/05/11 02:02 PM)


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #308159 - 01/05/11 02:16 PM

Quote:

Northwest Orient...chingchingchingGONGGG...Aaiirliines!




They dropped the "Orient" from the name before our merger, Dux can 'splain it, OK?

best, randy


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #308162 - 01/05/11 02:45 PM

Of course, but one never forgets that commercial...;-)

During my college years they had a couple of flights out of ATL, but couldn't get space in that big Quonset hut they used for a terminal, so they ran pax out to the ramp with buses.

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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #308198 - 01/05/11 09:05 PM

To be honest I don't know why the "gong" commercial was stopped and we were just Northwest and not Northwest Orient.

The real gong is on display in the Northwest History Centre -I've thumpped it a few times during my frequent visits. It was not as loud as I remembered -but perhaps reflecting the loss of hearing for Dux?

It is still hard for Dux to note that most of the Northwest 76 year history is gone. The airmail pilot wings, and the first aircraft to be painted in Delta colors were our B-747's, which Delta had none.

The merger/buyout has been a terrible financial thing for Minnesota. Hangers closed and torn down. Major headquarters building now empty and up for sale/lease. Thousands of folks out of work.

Still, that's business. Richard Anderson remains one of the best CEO's that I've know in the aviation industry.

I still have some safety concerns about Delta -but that's just my background.

Regards,

Dux -in Tucson and my (and likely Randy's) retirement check now has Delta on the top. I guess I don't care as long as it does not bounce.


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