Back In The Day (Airline Nostalgia and Trivia)

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  1. Jeffie
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    Remembering the Good Ol' Days of:
    1. Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airways
    2. Boston-Maine Airways
    3. Henson Aviation/Henson Airlines

    Who did they become? Where are they now? What memories do you have?

    Other trivia is welcomed!
     
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    Mohawk Airlines, or as we affectionately called it....Slowhawk.
     
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    Piedmont.
     
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    before my time... :p
     
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    Back around 1970 I had some information systems consulting contact with Northeast Airlines and got a "yellowbird" lapel pin. A few years later they became part of Delta. I'd wear the pin when I flew DL, which was a lot in the late 80s and early 90s. Since most of my flights were either to or from BOS, I'd run into a lot of ex-Northeast FAs, and they tended to be the senior ones. I got some very, very good treatment!

    By 2000 or thereabouts, hardly anyone recognized it any more. I wouldn't know where to find it now, or if I even still have it.
     
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    Republic Airlines
     
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    Great Lakes aka Great Shakes. Later became Air Ontario (which is itself now Jazz) and part of Air Canada. Remember sitting in the Convair 580 cockpit jump seat for landing at YXU when I was 12 years old.
     
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    I miss Reno Air and Muse. (and MRTC)
     
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    747.jpg

    CP Air
     
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    wardair.jpg

    Wardair
     
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    Answers:
    1. Braniff... gone (I believe most of it's assets went to AMR)
    2. Became Northeast then became part of Delta
    3. Became Piedmont, then US Airways and now.... well, you know :)
     
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    Great photo! I flew once on Braniff Concorde. It was a BAH-LHR on SQ/BA colors, then LHR-IAD BA then IAD-DFW Braniff/BA. Those arrangements did not last very long but they were fun! Luckily my Bahrain/Houston based oil services client paid for the entire trip, which they'd scheduled themselves.

    http://www.concordesst.com/history/events/braniff.html
     
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    You are very fortunate indeed! It still seems so strange to me that we are flying at a slower speed now than 35 years ago.
     
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    Actually I've always wondered what was it like flying in the past. Did they come in classes originally or were they introduced gradually due to demand ? I'm inclined to think that electronically-controlled flatbeds were not the norm those days! So were they differentiated solely based on the amount of legroom? Some answers would be great!
     
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    I flew the a few times before they were absorbed into US. I flew People Express and Eastern, too.
     
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    I remember Command Airways. Was back in the early 1970s. Initially flew Poughkeepsie - JFK heavily subsidized by IBM. Later it added Poughkeepsie - Manassas, VA, also subsidized.

    When National Airlines started running their "I'm Nancy, Fly Me" ad campaign, Command once took out a full page ad in the Poughkeepsie newspaper showing a grizzled pilot looking from the cockpit back into the cabin of their Beech 99 with the caption, "I'm Sid, Fly Me."
     

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