Here's a list from Logan Airport in Boston. We could easily add others from where we live.
Interesting list. I wonder how many NEW airlines began flying there in the time period?
Adding to that list from BOS, I remember these airlines that flew away from IAH:
A sad list of some great airlines.
shoeman1000, my guess is there are about as many start-up carriers as there are airlines that flew away, but in the U.S. they may be mostly regional airlines or LCC.
If I recall correctly we flew out of Travis in 1970 on Tiger Airways, and then to the persian gulf in 1990 on Evergreen Airlines, both contract troop carriers.
Evergreen (McMinnville OR) is still around Husker
Although they did not fly to Logan or IAH ( but did to HOU) I will add a shout out to Ozark Airlines. I worked in the Finance Department in the early 80's
You're correct, OZ did fly to HOU as did PeoplesExpress. NY Air had a maintenance hanger at HOU as well which then became Continental's for DC9, MD80, and B737's shop in Houston.
Not sure if cargo haulers are part of this "airlines that flew", but Flying Tigers went away.
Frontier Airlines in OKC and Tulsa area and Sun something that flew to Vegas non-stop
I noticed that World Airways didn't make the Logan list.
I would have thought they'd be a top 10er after they dumped a DC-10 into Boston Harbor in 1982 when they couldn't stop, turned off the runway to miss the lights at the runway end and found the 30 degree water in the harbor as a resting spot. The pilots got dumped into the harbor when the nose cone fell off.......
Amazing to think of how many of those airlines I actually flew on (more than I would have first guessed).
I remember having a long delay in Chicago (ORD) back in the very early 1970s. To alleviate my boredom, my father (who worked for Qantas) took me around to all the ticket counters and I collected a ticket folder from each airline (no idea how many, but it was a lot). None of the ticket agents could resist a cute, blond 4-year-old with an Australian accent.
I should note, this was back when going through security was relatively easy so leaving the gate area caused no difficulty. I can't imagine doing that these days.
I've long since lost all these items, but I still have the memory (just barely) of collecting them.
I'll add three other airlines just for fun that I flew (in Australia) that are no longer operating
TAA (Trans-Australia Airlines)
Norfolk Island Airlines
Do they still even use ticket folders?
That's a wonderful memory, but it's too bad you don't have some or all of the ticket jackets.
I'm with ya nuhusker, I don't think they are even around any longer. Every time I see a boarding pass where someone checked luggage (not me ssindc LOL) the luggage claim ticket is stuck to the back of the boarding pass. Wonder where the baggage claim ticket goes for those using mobile boarding passes?
Sitting in my office I constantly have in my line of site on a close shelf models of two 747's of airlines that I have circumvented the planet on over a dozen times:
Furthermore I have one of the most "worthless" collections:
First class menus covering the period of 1965 until each airline's ceasing operations.
RIP - big blue and red
Yep gone and not forgotten. I have a model of the B2 on my desk but no one can see it
I was familiar with about 16 of the 20.
Flew alot of Eastern, Piedmont, Allegheny (agony), Continental (until I had to jump out of a burning one and they lied about the cause of the fire - which started at about 25,000 feet), US Air, Northwest, TWA, United. Here's a list from Wikipedia. Airline bankruptcies in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of airlines that have filed for bankruptcy protection via Chapter 11 in the United States.
That is quite a list for sure.
How long ago was that fire that caused you to have to jump out of the airplane?
Well, we made a rapid decent and and emergency landing in Cleveland. It was black with smoke by the time we landed. Had to jump down the chutes, onto a cold tarmac for about an hour until they could figure out what to do with us, then tried to force everyone to either sign a release or go to the hospital, before they would allow us in the terminal. Someone should have been fired. This was about 25 years ago and much water under the bridge. But it scared the heck out of me and most, if not all, at the time.
I'm sure it would. I don't even remember that incident, but regardless there is no excuse for leaving passengers on the ramp or near a runway for that period of time let alone ask to sign anything.
It was on the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer but not sure if it made it beyond that. Agreed, there was no reason to not immediately get us in the terminal. They were kind enough to cover a dry cleaning bill for all my clothes, since everything smelled like a toxic cloud of plastic smoke. I flew another airline home.
But they were really good from the mid 90's until the year Mr. Slimsek took over from Larry Kellner and then, well we know the rest.
I used to fly Continental alot. But not after that. They told us onsite and afterwards that it was a lighter in someone's carry on that caught fire in the overhead. I tracked down the person in the FAA responsible for all maintenance research and reporting for Continental and he told me a lighting ballast relay overheaded and caught fire. I was on the d-e-f side of aisle 16 and the fire was in the overhead over the a-b-c side of 16. As soon as we hit the runway, the yahoos over the wings pushed out the emergency doors, creating considerable fuel for the fire - and it was cold.
That is a horrible thing to do, open the doors to bring in a lot more air.
It was pure fear that caused the action, but it just wasn't the right thing to do.
Exactly. It is also not right for them to fabricate something as you indicate.
Ya know, I think it's time to head over to Bagliani's in Hammonton for some cheese, sausage and a sub!
I flew Will's Air once and that was enough!
Airlines that flew away from HNL are...
I have flown many of them. The ones I miss the most are:
TWA pre Carl Icahn
I recall Ozark had a flight from STL to ORD in the morning at the same time that TWA (during Carl Icahn) had 2 flights. TWA's flights were always at the farthest gates and often were delayed or cancelled. the Ozark flight was almost always on time and at the closest gate.
I flew Piedmont a lot when I lived in GSP. They had excellent service and were usually on time. US Scare ruined that airline and never gave me credit for my lifetime Piedmont miles.
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