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Airlines You'd Like to Bring Back

Old 9th Sep 2009, 19:17
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Airlines You'd Like to Bring Back

After some discussion of airlines which have disappeared from UK skies on the forum recently (Gill, Caledonian etc), thought, just for fun to see which airlines you'd like to resurrect?

I'm a fan of the old fashioned charter scene, so here goes:

Caledonian - the uniform, the traditional service and the tartan!
Ambassador - could have been a decent niche carrier?
Air Scandic - variety.....

plus a few others:

Gill Airways - nice to see a proper independant regional
Brymon Airways - reputable, reliable and served a good selection of routes.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 19:23
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Miniskirted hosties, early mornings at Luton, those colours!
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 19:49
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Must be Dan-Air !!! A great Airline as far as I am concerned.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 19:51
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caledonian. nothing more to be said
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 19:52
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Ansett and Swissair!
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 20:01
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Ryanair......think about it.

When they started out, they had crews who spoke English
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 20:31
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BIA First Job

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Night shifts, who had that British Airtours Flag i wonder.
10 to the States, on the Hadj "bombing" Idi Amin in the Sands Hotel Pool
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AIRTOURS the old - Hard work Great memories

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Old 9th Sep 2009, 20:34
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British Midland...
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 20:36
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Britannia! IMO Best Charter Airline in History!
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 20:49
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i'll second that!
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 21:12
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AirUK ! great crews, great fun!
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 21:15
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Excalibur
Air Scandic
Transjet
Old Airtours
Air Ops

I'm too an old fashion charter boy despite still be young (30), whilst some of the above were shite, my god, a day never went by without something happening. The excitment and shear hard work of everyone working together (15hr shifts and not moaning) all because they loved what they did despite the crap they put up with. Interesting flights, relaxed atmosphere and a time when i actually felt appreciated.

Nowdays, unions, laws, low morale, uninterested staff, lack of service and boring days. God i sometimes prayed that something would go wrong, purely to make the day interesting. Nothing like a touch and go tech delay, re-arranging loads of stuff, aircraft changes etc.
By far the most enjoyable time working within the airlines and feeling proud to wear the uniform.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 22:32
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British Eagle. The old airlines are the best
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 22:36
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Air Manchester.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 22:58
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Air UK.

Absolutey normal to go off-duty in Jersey straight to the flying club bar for a cool libation without changing clothes.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 23:01
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BRITISH Airways!! Ok, only joking...Air Contractors 727/Airbus fleet
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 23:28
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Paramount, flew them twice during the short history and they were very good...... and Dan Air, Air Europe and Air UK Leisure for charters.

Sabena and Eastern (USA) scheduled carriers.
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 23:30
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Well, if it would make me 15 again (so that I could do things over again a little differently - but not much)

BKS (Ambassadors)
Silver City (Daks and Bristol 170s)
Dan-Air (Daks and Doves)
Starways (Daks)
Mercury Airlines (Herons)
Skyways (not Coach Air but the Connie operator)
and our local outfit, Tyne Tees Airways (Daks and a Rapide)

Ahh - nostalgia !
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 23:34
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Braniff International...BI---the Big Orange....LGW-DFW...multi-coloured planes and some lovely Texan hosties...and even the Concorde---flew on her twice DFW-BWI...outstanding
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 23:35
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I would agree, Danair and AirUk. I liked Danair is was an interesting airline, interesting aircraft and good little network.

AirUK was one of my favourites especially the network from STN!

I also liked Manx Airlines and what about British Airways Regional!!!! Ie BA presence back in the regions!!! Now that comment could cause a stir on here.

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