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    If You Could Bring Back an Airline and an Aircraft...?

    If you could bring back an old plane that no major airline flies anymore, and also bring back an extinct airline (unrelated for the aircraft part of the question) which would you choose?

    I would want 727s back. For the sound and the classic look...even though the L-1011 is my favorite plane.

    For airlines, I'd bring back Eastern...good looking planes with the night cheatline on bare metal....gorgeous. Oh, how LGA would look if they came back! I'd bet you folks would go spotting there even! haha

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    I'd have to say Northwest's bowling shoe 727s, always had a soft spot for those baby three holers, and they looked great in that livery.

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    Agreed. I loved that scheme on the 757s a lot as well. So ugly on the Airbus, however.
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    I would like to jump on that 727 bandwagon, but I'm going to go with the other 3-holer the DC-10.
    As for airlines, PanAm. That classic blue globe on the tail...the history...

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    Eastern for sure! The L1011!
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    Capital Airlines Viscounts...(or any Lockheed Electras)!

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    Braniff 747, because...just look at it!

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    In my fantasy world, Trans World Airlines would be flying again. Including their 747SP's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunker View Post
    Eastern for sure! The L1011!
    Epicness.
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    TWA L-1011...

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    Northwest DC-10.

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    as for me, TWA, Pan Am, Eastern. I would love to see Pan Am with their 727s and 747s, Eastern gotta say L-1011s 727s and DC-9s, TWA, 747s L-1011s 727s and 707s.

    Aircraft, 707s because of the smoke trails as well as their unique whistly JT3 engines, 727s, Loud and the feel of the blast!, L-1011s and DC-10s would be on my list as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604 View Post
    I would like to jump on that 727 bandwagon, but I'm going to go with the other 3-holer the DC-10.
    As for airlines, PanAm. That classic blue globe on the tail...the history...
    I was going to post that Pan Am Version 5 was still flying, but they seem to have gone under. I wonder how long until v6.0 is tried.

    http://www.panam-airways.com

    I'd vote for bring Pan Am back too, with the old school three window 747. Best view was pulling up to the airport in Moscow after two weeks traveling on Aeroflot around the Soviet Union, and seeing a gleaming white Pan Am 747 amongst all the dingy Soviet block planes.

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