Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cascade Airways - February, 1981

What's interesting about this timetable is that Cascade partnered with twelve other airlines. Founded in 1969, it operated for 17 years and shut down in 1986.

Plus, check out the "Volcano Fares." Who knew?


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gulfstream International Airlines - December, 1995

Gulfstream International Airlines operated from 1988 to 2010. The airline primarily operated codeshare flights for major airlines. In December 2010, the airline went bankrupt and its assets were sold. Silver Airways launched as a new regional carrier with assets from Gulfstream.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wien Air Alaska - June, 1980

Wien Air Alaska was the first airline in Alaska, and one of the first in the United States in 1924. It folded in 1985.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Texas International - January, 1981

This is a great timetable. It has a good route map, and there's a lot of route highlights throughout the timetable.

In 1982, TI merged with Continental Airlines.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Northeast Airlines - June, 1965

In 1960 Northeast leased six Convair 880s and flew them to Florida for several years. The airline was acquired by and merged into Delta Air Lines in 1972.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Morris Air - September 1993

Morris Air was too successful for its own good. Southwest, sensing a chance to gain a foothold in Salt Lake City and the western United States, bought Morris just months after this timetable was published.

Compliments of Southwest, at the bottom of this post are photos of Morris Air planes prior to the acquisition and one with an interim livery. (To Southwest: if you want this timetable, just let me know and I'll mail it to you for your archives.)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

National Airlines - March, 1979

How does an airline publish a timetable without a route map? Well, National Airlines did in 1979. Even without the route map, this timetable is a good example of how to use a timetable to advertise. I didn't know that Houston was a focus city for National, so I included the schedules for that city. I searched the internet for a National route map to no avail. I'll keep looking.

Update: Here's a site that features some advertising from National and their final route map before they were acquired by PanAm.

This is as close to a route map as you'll get in this timetable:

Here are some other great advertisements:

This is a good commercial featuring National's expansion to Europe: