Videos: A salute to some of the U.S. airlines of the past

Videos: A salute to some of the U.S. airlines of the past

As U.S. airlines continue to merge enjoy this salute to some of the past airlines

Airlines Remembered

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Associated Press reported that American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge on February 14, 2013 to create the world’s largest airlines.

American’s parent company, AMR Corp., is still under bankruptcy protection and will need the court to approve the deal. US Airways shareholders will also have to vote for a merger. Then the Department of Transportation and the Justice Department must sign off. Finally, once a deal closes, the new company could operate two separate airlines for a number of years.

As U.S. airlines continue to consolidate passengers in some of the smaller and midsize cities are losing some connections to the nation’s air network.

Not  too long ago, on April 15, 2008, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced plans to merge their large domestic and international networks, creating the world’s largest airline. The United States Department of Justice approved Delta’s plan to acquire Northwest on October 29, 2008 and both airlines merged their operating certificates on December 31, 2009. Their ground operations and reservations systems were merged on January 31, 2010.

United Airlines and Continental Airlines merged in 2010 to become United Continental Holdings Inc. United Airlines and Continental Airlines were issued a single operating certificate on November 30, 2011. United and Continental merged their passenger service systems and frequent-flier programs on March 3, 2012.

Southwest Airlines announced it would acquire AirTran Airways on September 27, 2010. The two carriers received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for a single operating certificate on March 1, 2012.

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Some of the airlines in the United States that are no longer operating

American Airlines and US Airways

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Eastern Airlines (1926 – 1991)

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Eastern Airlines commercial

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Eastern Airlines TV Television Commercials – 1960s 1970s 1980s

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Eastern Airlines (1926 – 1991)

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1984 Eastern Airlines -one time check in commercial

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1984 Eastern Airlines commercial

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Eastern Airlines -Kansas City 1985

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Eastern Airlines 1985

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Eastern Airlines 1989

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Videos:

Piedmont Airlines (1940 – 1989, merged into US Air and became US Airways)

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Piedmont Airlines (1940 – 1989, merged into US Air and became US Airways)

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Ozark Airlines (1943 – 1986, merged into TWA- Trans World Airlines)

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Ozark Airlines (1943 – 1986, merged into TWA- Trans World Airlines)

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People Express Airlines (1981 – 1987, merged into Continental Airlines)

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Pacific Southwest Airlines (1945 – 1987, merged into USAir)

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Braniff International Airways (1928 – 1982 and 1991-1992)

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Braniff Airways -Concorde
The only American airline to fly the Concorde


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Continental Airlines Commercial (1934 – 2011, merged into United Airlines)

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Continental Airlines-Commercials 1970s and 1980s

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Pre merger United Airlines of the 1980s

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Pan Am Airlines/ Pan American World Airways (1927 – 1991)

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Pan Am Airlines/ Pan American World Airways (1927 – 1991)

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TWA/ Trans World Airlines pre-merger

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TWA/ Trans World Airlines (merged into American Airlines)

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TWA/ Trans World Airlines (merged into American Airlines)

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TWA (merged into American Airlines)

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National Airlines (1929 – 1980, merged into Pan Am/ Pan American World Airways)

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America West Airlines (1981 – 2005, America West merged with US Airways)

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Northwest Airlines (1927 – 2010, merged into Delta Airlines)

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Northwest Airlines (1927 – 2010, merged into Delta Airlines)

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Mohawk Airlines (1952 – 1988. merged into Allegheny Airlines)

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Allegheny Airlines changes its name to USAir

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Midway Airlines (1979 – 1991 Chicago based and 1993 – 2003 Raleigh-Durham based)

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Republic Airlines (1979 – 1986, merged into Northwest Airlines)

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Republic Airlines (1979 – 1986, merged into Northwest Airlines)

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Southern Airways (1943 – 1979 merged into Republic Airlines)

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Air California/ AirCal (1967 – 1987, merged into American Airlines)

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Air California/ AirCal (1967 – 1987, merged into American Airlines)

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Texas International Airlines (1944 – 1986, merged into Continental Airlines)

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Western Airlines (1925 – 1987, merged into Delta Air Lines)

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Western Airlines (1925 – 1987, merged into Delta Air Lines)

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Midwest Airlines (1948-2010 merged into the newer Frontier Airlines)

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Midwest Airlines (1948-2010 merged into the newer Frontier Airlines)

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Frontier Airlines (1950 – 1986)
On January 29, 1973, Frontier Airlines hired its first black pilot, Bob Ashby. Ashby was the only Tuskegee Airman to become a commercial passenger airline pilot. The new and current Frontier Airlines was incorporated on February 8, 1994, by a group that included executives of a previous incarnation of Frontier Airlines in response to the void left by Continental Airlines’ 1993 shutdown of its Denver-Stapleton International Airport hub.
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Vanguard Airlines (1994 – 2002)

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ValuJet Airlines (1993 – 1997, merged into AirTran Airways) Airtran was fully integrated into Southwest Airlines on December 28, 2014

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New York Air merged with Continental Airlines (1980 – 21987)

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Some airlines that took over other airlines through mergers
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United Airlines pre-merger with Continental Airlines

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1984 United Airlines Commercial

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1989 American Airlines pre-merger with US Airways

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1989 Delta Airlines pre-merger with TWA

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