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Defunct Airlines of the USA

Name the defunct airline based on year and primary hub or headquarters location
Quiz by shortyoh
Last updated: May 30, 2014
First submittedMay 30, 2014
Times taken141
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1984, Miami
Air Florida
2008, Honolulu
Aloha Airlines
2005, Phoenix
America West Airlines
2008, Indianapolis
2008, Billings
Big Sky
1982, Dallas
Braniff International Airways
2012, Houston
Continental Airlines
2010, Guam
Continental Micronesia
2012, Cincinnati
1991, Miami
Eastern Airlines
1980, San Francisco
Hughes Airwest
1991, Newark
Kiwi International Air Lines
1995, Anchorage
2012, Minneapolis
Mesaba Airlines
1991, Chicago
Midway Airlines
2010, Milwaukee
Midwest Airlines
1980, Miami
National Airlines
1987, New York
New York Air
1979, Minneapolis
North Central Airlines
2010, Minneapolis
Northwest Airlines
1986, St. Louis
Ozark Airlines
1988, San Diego
Pacific Southwest Airlines
1991, New York
Pan American World Airways
1987, New York
People Express
1989, Winston-Salem
Piedmont Airlines
1999, Reno
Reno Air
1986, Minneapolis
Republic Airlines
2006, Orlando
1979, Atlanta
Southern Airways
2000, New York
Tower Air
2001, St. Louis
Trans World Airlines
1987, Los Angeles
Western Airlines
1985, Alaska
Wien Air Alaska
level 77
May 31, 2014
So many. I got 2 that were complete guesses and 3 that I actually knew. Most of these I'd never heard of.
level 77
May 31, 2014
What about ValuJet?
level 71
May 31, 2014
I thought about adding them. And many others. The number of defunct airlines in the US is amazingly high. Instead, I stuck largely with airlines that had been around for awhile and had either a large presence or historical impact in some way/shape/form.
level 71
May 31, 2014
(I may still add them and expand things at some point.)
level 77
Jun 1, 2014
I thought maybe you didn't include them since technically they never went completely bankrupt they just changed their name and then were absorbed by Southwest. But if that's not the reason, I would argue that they had a much bigger historical impact than many of these other airlines that I'd never heard of before. They were all over the news when that DC-9 crashed in the Everglades, and became notorious as having the worst safety record in the USA making them the butt of countless jokes.