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Poll: Which American "Legacy" carrier do you think is best? (114 member(s) have cast votes)

Which American "Legacy" carrier do you think is best?

  1. Voted American Airlines (23 votes [19.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.17%

  2. Continnetal (19 votes [15.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.83%

  3. Delta (42 votes [35.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  4. Northwest (9 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  5. United (22 votes [18.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.33%

  6. Voted US Airways (5 votes [4.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

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#1
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Which American "Legacy" carrier do you think is best? (Plus comments on the Delta-NWA meger)

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This is hard. I've always liked different U.S. airlines. My thoughts on the merger is not good. I hope the outcome is NO!! MERGER!!

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they are merging, and its a good thing...

delta is a better airline in my opinion, but it will be sad when the last flight for NWA will be made and the last flight of a plane that is painted in NWA colors... a combi livery is expected within the next few years for a few planes... they are also expected to repaint a 747 and A330 next year in the new delta colors which will look AWESOME!

what is wierd is there is a possibility that delta will be getting back a dc-9 they got from the merger of North East back in the 70's which eventually got in the hands of NWA. that is of course if NWA still has it...

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So Delta merged with North East before, and have merged with Northwest now... Watch your backs Southwest Airlines!
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I like NorthWest because thats where the Minnesota TimberWolves are based in minnesota. So i've always had a liking for NWA. But i guess it's better for you guys over in America because there your Airlines and have a better view of it. I have NO grudge against Delta and NWA i just don't want the Merger to happen, just my thoughts:)

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Why'd you put delta and Northwest when they've merged already? I like American AIrlines...I don't know why.. I just like their logo, I suppose.

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American.
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I liked TW :(

I liked NW :cry:

I liked CO :cry3:

I guess I'll settle for American now :disgusted:


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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This Thread Is 9 Months Old.........

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Yeah and? The legacies are still active, no?


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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No. Not all of them ;)

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Lmfao... true enough... however... seeing as the term Legacy Carrier was used to describe an airline that had established interstate routes by the time of the deregulation act of 1978 puts them distinct from lcc's such as southwest... DL, AA, UA, CO, US, AS, HA, WA, TW, PA, NW, NA, EA, BN... they were the legacies.

Alas this is what we are faced with today:

-AA
-AS
-DL
-HA
-UA
-US

Because along the way the following occured:

CO merged with UA
NW merged with DL
TW merged with AA
WA merged with DL
PA went bankrupt (but most of its assets absorbed by UA, DL and CO)
EA went bankrupt (most of its assets absorbed by AA and DL)
NA merged with PA
BN went bankrupt


So granted, not all of them are active, but the major players still are. A majority of them consolidated to strengthen their position, something that the UA ceo in 1976 predicted if de-regulation took place.

TW was my favorite.
NW was my second.
CO was my third.
AA is my fourth... so let's see what happens with AA as my previous favorites found their names cast by the wayside.

I still haven't found trans-Atlantic quality from an American airline that has equaled the service TWA provided in the late 1990s.


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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I still haven't found trans-Atlantic quality from an American airline that has equaled the service TWA provided in the late 1990s.


That's exactly right...

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This thing is over 2 years.....

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And? When i replied it was over 9 months old...I brought it back up because i considered it still relevant in the fact most of the legacy carriers are still active.

Unless you know something I do not, how does the age of a topic matter when the topic itself is still relevant?


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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I've been wanting to say that for months, Violetqueen. And going back to the tread topic, United will always be the one for me (Would have loved to have flown with PA though)

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Usually, people don't bump old topics....
Unless they Have something relevant to add :P I Think someone forgot the second part of this when they brought it up...


IIRC, when I brought the topic up I did have something relevant to add, as did QuoraKlamath... I don't see the point in Nichloas McGowan's post. There is no point in creating a new topic when an old one covers the same thing and is still relevant.

It might even provide a little more insight into the change over time when you compare views from 2008 to views in 2011.

But that's just me.


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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Guess I'm just used to you not agreeing with me Jake.


I liked TW and it's gone. NW, and it's gone. CO, and it's gone. Pray I don't like you.

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I've been wanting to say that for months, Violetqueen. And going back to the tread topic, United will always be the one for me (Would have loved to have flown with PA though)


:732: :caravelle: United will always be the best.

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I voted for poor US Airlines, they get no love :console: .




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