Major Defunct Airlines of the US

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Only includes MAJOR defunct airlines (see the title?)
Exact name (e.g. Delta Air Lines) needed
Quiz by onemeep
Last updated: May 27, 2020
First submittedApril 4, 2019
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Average score25.0%
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Flight 90
Air Florida
Largest 717 operator before demise
AirTran Airways
Flight 243 (aka Miracle Landing)
Aloha Airlines
Merged with US Airways
America West Airlines
Merged with Southwest Airlines during the Great Recession
ATA Airlines
Jellybean livery, had Pucci-clad "hostesses"
Braniff International Airways
Only operated 727s
Champion Air
Merged with United; United uses its livery
Continental Airlines
Headed by Eddie Rickenbacker, Big Four member
Eastern Air Lines
Bought by Howard Hughes
Hughes Airwest
Identically named airline started eight years after its demise
Frontier Airlines
Miami-based, acquired by Pan-Am
National Airlines
Served "Flying Nosh"
New York Air
Merged with Delta, last commercial DC-9 operator
Northwest Airlines
Planes were known as Grinningbirds because they had a smile painted on the nose
Pacific Southwest Airlines
De facto flag carrier of United States
Pan American World Airways
Airline named for its primary Nevada hub
Reno Air
Launch customer of DHC Dash 7, named for major geophysical feature
Rocky Mountain Airways
Airline aimed at being the cheapest in the nation, with "Only birds fly cheaper" as slogan
Skybus Airlines
Peanut fares, operated only DC-9s from 1979 on
Texas International Airlines
Largest airline acquired by American; it had an iconic Flight Center at JFK Airport
Trans World Airlines
Most recent merged airline with American; flight 1549
US Airways
Most recent major airline merger (this airline and Alaska)
Virgin America
Delta Connection, American Eagle E175
Compass Airlines
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