Here's a list from Logan Airport in Boston. We could easily add others from where we live.
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.
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
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
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
|Aero Sun International||1982-10-15October 15, 1982|
|Aero Virgin Islands||1982-10-19October 19, 1982|
|Aeroamerica||1979-11-19November 19, 1979||Ceased operations|
|Air Bahia||1980-12-15December 15, 1980|
|Air Canada||2003-04-01April 1, 2003||2004-09-30September 30, 2004|
|Air Pennsylvania||1982-03-26March 26, 1982|
|Air South||1982-04-02April 2, 1982|
|Aloha Airlines||2004-12-30December 30, 2004||2006-02-17February 17, 2006|
|Aloha Airlines||2008-03-31March 31, 2008||Discontinued passenger transporting operations|
|Altair Airlines||1982-11-09November 9, 1982|
|America West Airlines||1991-06-28June 28, 1991||1994-08-26August 26, 1994|||
|American Airlines||2011-11-29November 29, 2011||Filed and continues operations - Includes AMR parent company, Current CEO steps down, takes wholly owned subsidiary American Eagle Airlines into bankruptcy.|
|Arrow Air||2010-07-01July 1, 2010||Discontinued and liquidated|
|Astec Air East||1982-07-08July 8, 1982|
|ATA Airlines||2008-04-03April 3, 2008||Discontinued operations|
|Braniff International||1982-05-13May 13, 1982|
|Cochise Airlines||1982-04-16April 16, 1982|
|Continental Airlines||1983-09-23September 23, 1983|
|Coral Air||1981-07-13July 13, 1981|
|Delta Air Lines||2005-09-14September 14, 2005||2007-04-30April 30, 2007||Filed, putting 4 of the top 7 carriers in the United States under bankruptcy protection, wholly owned subsidiary Comair Airlines taken into bankruptcy with Delta Airlines|
|Eastern Airlines||1989-03-09March 9, 1989|
|Eos Airlines||2008-04-26August 26, 2008||Discontinued operations|
|Flash Airlines||2004-03-01March 1, 2004|
|Florida Airlines||1980-01-24January 24, 1980||Ceased operations|
|Frontier Airlines||1986-08-26August 28, 1986|
|Frontier Airlines||2008-04-10April 10, 2008||2009-10-01October 1, 2009|
|Golden Gate (Airline)||1981-10-09October 9, 1981|
|Indiana Airlines||1980-03-03March 3, 1980|
|LANICA||1981-03-16March 16, 1981|
|Maxjet Airways||2007-12-26December 26, 2007||Discontinued operations|
|Mesa Airlines||2010-01-05January 5, 2010||2011-03-11March 11, 2011|
|Mexicana||2010-08-28August 28, 2010||Suspended operations|
|Mountain West Airlines-Idaho||1981-03-06March 6, 1981||Ceased operations|
|New York Airways||1979-05-18May 18, 1979||Ceased operations|
|Northwest Airlines||2005-09-14September 14, 2005||2007-05-31May 31, 2007||Acquired by Delta in 2008|
|Pacific Coast||1981-09-11September 11, 1981|
|Pan American World Airways||1991-01-08January 8, 1991|
|Partnair||1989-10-01October 1, 1989|
|Pinehurst Airlines||1982-01-26January 26, 1982|
|Pinnacle Airlines||2012-04-02April 2, 2012||Filed and continues operations, includes Pinnacle Airlines, Mesaba Airlines and remains of Colgan Airlines |
|Primaris Airlines||2008-10-15October 15, 2008||Discontinued operations|
|Silver State Airlines||1982-03-03March 3, 1982|
|Skybus Airlines||2008-04-05April 5, 2008||Discontinued operations|
|Sun Country Airlines||2008-10-06October 6, 2008|
|Swift Air Line||1981-09-18September 18, 1981|
|Tejas Airlines||1980-12-31December 31, 1980|
|Trans World Airlines||2001-01-10January 10, 2001||Filed as part of an acquisition by American Airlines|
|United Airlines||2002-12-09December 9, 2002||2006-02-01February 1, 2006|
|US Airways||2002-08-11August 11, 2002||2003-03-31March 31, 2003|
|US Airways||2004-09-12September 12, 2004||2005-09-27September 27, 2005||Second filing, emerges in conjunction with its acquisition by America West|
|Will's Air||1982-08-19August 19, 1982|
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.
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.
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.
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.