11 March 2008

Farewell Western Airlines

One of the last vestiges of a great little airline has finally gone. Delta has apparently retired the last of its 737-300s which included a batch it inherited from Western Airlines back in the 1980s.

Western Airlines was a great airline that didn’t quite manage to become a great big airline. In the merger mania of the 1980s it was swallowed up into Delta that saw DL gain a foothold into the western USA.

A few years ago when SeaTac was renovating I saw the big flying W that used to grace the ticket counters exposed for a few hours while they ripped out the counter area walls. I doubt that there are many people who remember WA. I had the priviledge of serving via the Ad Agency at McCann Ericsson for a few years.

So farewell for the last time.



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