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What airline do you...and will we miss (soon)?

Old 11th Feb 2013, 19:07
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What airline do you...and will we miss (soon)?

In the past two decades, we've seen one to many airlines ceasing operations due to hefty competition, and since today's skies are being dominated by a lot of "well-off" nations and stockholders, i'm fearing some sort of difficulty for other airlines to maintain a steady pace with other bigger operators.

1) So, what airline do you miss seeing?

2) What airline do you believe; if any, could be the next one to cease operations within the next coming months/years?

1) I personally miss the Brazilian carrier, Varig..preferably in the MD-11 colours.

2) Somewhat tells me for the Greek flagship, Olympic Air. I see them less over Europe at the more high-demanded airports.

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Old 11th Feb 2013, 20:17
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It was a great shame to see BMI Baby disappear.

Cannot speculate as to which airline will fold next.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 20:20
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Wardair .
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 20:47
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I miss Air UK and Sterling Service on the 146 and F100s.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:09
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missed

DAN AIR london Always a great bunch and there blokes at QLA Lasham

kept the Comet Flying for a bit longer.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:16
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BOAC, BEA, Pan Am, British Midland, Dan Air.

Sorry, forgot Britannia, and Air 2000, and BUA, and, and..........

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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:22
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BCal
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Air Rhodesia
Air Malawi (I think they've gone)
Swissair
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 21:31
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I miss Silver City in the days when they were flying Lydd/Le Touquet using Bristol 170s. 20 minutes with 3 cars and about 20 pax when the Sealink ferry took anything up to 120 minutes.

Who will go next? Somebody we've never heard of in Africa probably and we won't even know they've gone! I wouldn't be surprised to see Iberia go into bankruptcy to solve their problems but I doubt things will get that far.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 22:21
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What airline do you...and will we miss (soon)?

Branniff international and their "big orange" jumbo's........must have been an early easy jet ;-)
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 06:13
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Interesting input guys, thanks for sharing!

Yes, Braniff's orange beast is something I would have liked to see in real life other than magazines.

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 07:20
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Somewhat tells me for the Greek flagship, Olympic Air. I see them less over Europe at the more high-demanded airports.
Olympic have withdrawn from most of their international routes, Aegean is now the de facto national carrier of Greece. It plans to take over what’s left of Olympic if the EU will allow – although the two brands would not be merged in the first instance. Aegean is a quality airline (which Olympic never was) and was routinely profitable until the Greek economy collapsed. If the merger is not allowed, Olympic will just fade away and die.

Several other European ‘national airlines’ are on the extremely endangered list.

Who do I miss? Malev. An excellent little airline, far better than most gave it credit for.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 07:28
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What airline do you...and will we miss (soon)?

How about more recently EOS, the VIP carrier, 757 with roughly 25 fully flat beds. Can't to this day think why it failed as it was always full of pax and freight. And spare a thought for its poor relation Maxjet.....whose demise was NO surprise unfortunaly
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Will anyone miss Biman if it folds?!
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 10:37
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The one airline and era I miss the most is British Midland during the time they operated with a single class Diamond Service.
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I really miss the AB airlines BAC1-11 that used to take me to Schonefeld, never forget getting off for a meeting with Chewing Gum stuck to my suit !!

Although its not gone completely is miss not being able to take the Hong Kong airlines A330 LGW-HKG :-(

One airline i wouldnt miss.....British Airways, old aircraft, old interia, old IFE, old stewardess's and old service.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 12:35
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Totally agree about British Midland - thanks to them I was 'spared' the awful experience of the BA shuttle service to Glasgow!
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British Island Airways........orange-tail Heralds. Classic!
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Miss air2000 but not the uniforms of the stewardesses, they were horrific. Liked the old Britannia aircraft 732's first trips to Spain were on these. White with a blue/red stripe. Remember landing in Birmingham and seated rear of the wing, hearing the gasps and concerns of the passengers around us who noticed a bit of the engine coming off . Of course this was the reverse thrust, but we didn't know this at the time
As for who's going to go next no idea. Eastern keep plodding on and how are TCX going.????
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 15:44
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What airline do you...and will we miss (soon)?

1) So, what airline do you miss seeing?

Undoubtedly Pan Am, British Midland, Canadian Pacific, Swissair & Laker.

2) What airline do you believe; if any, could be the next one to cease operations within the next coming months/years?

Sorry to appear critical but this question is a bit ghoulish (had my wrists slapped for a similar post a couple of years ago). Please don't take it personally but I have great sympathy for all those people employed in the airline industry (and many other sectors) who are forever looking over their shoulders and in fear of being made redundant.
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