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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 (48 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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Ray Tackett
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Defunct Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #308211 - 01/05/11 10:20 PM

My one memory of Northwest Orient was as a kid about ten years old. I had a
timetable, courtesy of my father, who spent a lot of time going through
airports in those days.

I grew up near DTW and YIP. At that time, NW operated a Stratocruiser as
flight 1 from Detroit to Calcutta by way of Seattle, somewhere in Alaska,
Tokyo, etc. I really wanted to ride that one all the way, but sixteen
hundred-ump dollars was well out of reach.

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #308415 - 01/08/11 11:59 AM

Quote:

. At that time, NW operated a Stratocruiser as
flight 1 from Detroit to Calcutta




I was thinking that NWA Flt.1 only went as far as Tokyo or China?

Concur with you, fond memories of Yipsi and Al Green's.

best, randy


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #308416 - 01/08/11 12:01 PM

Quote:

Of course, but one never forgets that commercial...;-)
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Yup, concur, also that Western airlines bird and the "only way to fly".

best, randy


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #308418 - 01/08/11 12:08 PM

Quote:

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




Dux, cuz the Orientals didn't lineke thw word Orient. Kinda like the "n" word, I guess.

Concur with all else. "cept meb'be that the Deltoids didn't have 74s, when I went out to Caklifornai to ferry Fifi back from the China Lake NAS DAL flew one of their 747s into LAX, 1971. An old trivia ? - who was the only airline to flwy ALL the widebodies, Delta, DC-10s (leased from United), L-1011s and 747s (sold).

best, randy


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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #308419 - 01/08/11 12:25 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Quote:

that Western airlines bird and the "only way to fly".

best, randy





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Edited by B. Butler (PAMR) (01/08/11 12:25 PM)


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Russell Holton
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #308423 - 01/08/11 01:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

that Western airlines bird and the "only way to fly".

best, randy








Remember the ad with him asking for the 1812 Overture, "with canon"?


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Ray Tackett
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Defunct Airlines [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #308444 - 01/08/11 05:43 PM

It was later that they cut the route short. It wasn't long after that when
the 707, DC-8, and CV-990 changed everything.

YIP was the place I had the first flight I can remember (the one as an infant
doesn't count) -- CV 340 from YIP to MEM via IND. Changed at MEM to Delta's
Connie to go to MSY to meet my maternal grandfather.

YIP was also the place from which I first had my hands on airplane controls,
a USAF C-47 on an ROTC "orientation flight".

Flying my own self to YIP shortly after getting the PPL and much later
getting a DC-3 type rating were the highest points of my flying.

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Scott Dunham (DCA)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #308476 - 01/08/11 11:47 PM

No kidding. I *loved* PSA - great to fly, great to work with. Until Useless Air got hold of them...

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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Scott Dunham (DCA)]
      #308479 - 01/09/11 01:39 AM

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No kidding. I *loved* PSA - great to fly, great to work with. Until Useless Air got hold of them...




When I was a kid in San Francisco, they only had one route SFO - LAX and three Electras. Every time I went to the airport, there seemed to be one just taxiing into the gate, and one taxiing out. I never figured out how that was possible.

Bill

Edited by B. Butler (PAMR) (01/09/11 01:40 AM)


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Scott Dunham (DCA)]
      #308551 - 01/10/11 03:59 PM

Quote:

No kidding. I *loved* PSA - great to fly, great to work with. Until Useless Air got hold of them...




PSA, "Poor Sailor's Airline".

best, randy


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #308552 - 01/10/11 04:03 PM

Quote:

and much later
getting a DC-3 type rating were the highest points of my flying.




Yup, remmeber you doing taht down in Ill. with my old cadet classamte. Bob and I were talking theotheday about some of the old marching songs taht we sang in cadets. Not considered too PC these days.

best, randy


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Scott Dunham (DCA)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #308588 - 01/10/11 11:06 PM

The Electras were a little before my time, but the secret to PSA's success was to haul ass - the older controllers recalled Electras passing jets on the way into SFO.

Fun airline.


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Scott Dunham (DCA)]
      #308589 - 01/10/11 11:09 PM

Quote:

The Electras were a little before my time, but the secret to PSA's success was to haul ass - the older controllers recalled Electras passing jets on the way into SFO.

Fun airline.




And they were the same way on the ground as in the air, I think they copied Southwest's quick-turn. I really enjoyed watching them when I worked at SAN.

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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #308606 - 01/11/11 01:08 AM

Quote:

[ I think they copied Southwest's quick-turn.




They invented it; predated SWA by more than 20 years.

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: B. Butler (Oregonian)]
      #308858 - 01/13/11 11:26 AM

Quote:

Quote:

[ I think they copied Southwest's quick-turn.




They invented it; predated SWA by more than 20 years.




Concur! And I think we did as they had dine, one engine stops at the smaller enroute stations.

best, randy


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Terry Carraway
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Re: Defunct Airlines [Re: Scott Dunham (DCA)]
      #309034 - 01/16/11 08:09 AM

I flew PSA on an Electra. We were flying from SAN to Portland to pick up a new car (long story), so flew one way on PSA.

Earliest memory of flying is a vague memory of flying a Boeing Strotocruiser from Seattle area to Honolulu.

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