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Pacific Southwest Airlines
Pacific Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
(PSA) was a United States airline headquartered in San Diego, California, that operated from 1949 to 1988. It was the first large discount airline in the United States. PSA called itself "The World's Friendliest Airline" and painted a smile on the nose of its airplanes, the PSA Grinningbirds. Opinion L.A. of the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
called PSA "practically the unofficial flag carrier airline of California
California
for almost 40 years."[1] The airline initially operated as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of California
California
before expanding to other destinations in other western states in the U.S
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Boeing 737-214
The Boeing
Boeing
737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of ten passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation (-700, -800, and -900ER) and the re-engined and redesigned 737 MAX
737 MAX
variants currently being built. The 737 was originally envisioned in 1964. The initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967, and entered airline service in February 1968 at Lufthansa.[4][5] Next, the lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968
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Burbank, California
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County in Southern California, United States, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The population at the 2010 census was 103,340.[9] Billed as the "Media Capital of the World"[10] and only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company, Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Entertainment, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Cartoon Network Studios with the West Coast branch of Cartoon Network, and Insomniac Games
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Douglas DC-4
The Douglas DC-4
Douglas DC-4
is a four-engine (piston) propeller-driven airliner developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Military versions of the plane, the C-54 and R5D, served during World War II, in the Berlin Airlift and into the 1960s. From 1945, many civil airlines operated the DC-4 worldwide.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Accidents and incidents 6 Survivors 7 Specifications (DC-4-1009) 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 External linksDesign and development[edit] Following proving flights by United Airlines
United Airlines
of the DC-4E it became obvious that the 52-seat airliner was too large to operate economically and the partner airlines[a] recommended a long list of changes required to the design
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Douglas DC-3
The Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner with tailwheel-type landing gear. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II
World War II
makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. The DC-3 was a twin-engine metal monoplane, developed as a larger, improved 14-bed sleeper version of the Douglas DC-2. It had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range and could operate from short runways. It was reliable and easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war it pioneered many air travel routes
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Capital Airlines
Capital Airlines
Capital Airlines
was an airline serving the eastern, southern, southeastern, and midwestern United States
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Southwest Airlines
Coordinates: 32°50′48″N 96°51′40″W / 32.8467°N 96.861°W / 32.8467; -96.861 ( Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Headquarters)Southwest AirlinesIATA ICAO CallsignWN SWA SOUTHWESTFounded March 15, 1967 (1967-03-15)Commenced operations June 18, 1971 (1971-06-18)AOC # SWAA304AOperating basesAtlanta Baltimore Chicago–Midway Dallas–Love Denver Houston–Hobby Las Vegas Los Angeles Oakland Orlando Phoenix–Sky HarborFocus citiesAlbquerque Austin Fort Lauderdale Nashville New Orleans Sacramento San Diego San Jose (CA) St. Louis TampaFrequent-flyer program Rapid RewardsFleet size 717Destinations 100Company slogan "Low fares. Nothing to hide. That's Transfarency."Traded as NYSE: LUV DJTA Component S&P 500 ComponentHeadquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.Key people Gary C
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Douglas DC-6
The Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-6
is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Douglas Aircraft Company
from 1946 to 1958. Originally intended as a military transport near the end of World War II, it was reworked after the war to compete with the Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
in the long-range commercial transport market. More than 700 were built and many still fly today in cargo, military, and wildfire control roles. The DC-6 was known as the C-118 Liftmaster in United States Air Force service and as the R6D in United States Navy
United States Navy
service prior to 1962, after which all U.S
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United Airlines
United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[11][12][13] It is the world's third-largest airline when measured by revenue, after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. United operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region.[14] United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines.[15] Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express
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Airline Deregulation Act
The Airline Deregulation
Deregulation
Act is a 1978 United States federal law
United States federal law
that deregulated the airline industry in the United States, removing U.S. federal government control over such areas as fares, routes and market entry of new airlines, introducing a free market in the commercial airline industry and leading to a great increase in the number of flights, a decrease in fares, and an increase in the number of passengers and miles flown
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McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30
The McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
DC-9 (initially known as Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. It first flew and entered airline service in 1965. The DC-9 was designed for frequent, short flights. The final DC-9 was delivered in October 1982. DC-9-based airliners including the MD-80, MD-90 and Boeing 717
Boeing 717
later followed in production
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Flag Carrier
A flag carrier is a transportation company, such as an airline or shipping company, that, being locally registered in a given sovereign state, enjoys preferential rights or privileges accorded by the government for international operations
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Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
since 1881
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Airline
An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines utilize aircraft to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body. Airlines vary in size, from small domestic airlines to full-service international airlines. Airline
Airline
services can be categorized as being intercontinental, domestic, regional, or international, and may be operated as scheduled services or charters. The largest airline currently is American Airlines
American Airlines
Group.Contents1 History1.1 The first airlines 1.2 European airline industry1.2.1 Beginnings 1.2.2 Rationalization 1.2.3 Global expansion 1.2.4 EU airline deregulation1.3 U.S
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Sierra Nevada (U.S.)
The Sierra Nevada
Nevada
(/siˌɛrə nɪˈvædə, -ˈvɑːdə/, Spanish: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snowy saw range[6]) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California
California
and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range
Carson Range
spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada
Nevada
is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges that consists of an almost continuous sequence of such ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America
South America
and Antarctica. The Sierra runs 400 miles (640 km) north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles (110 km) across east-to-west
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California
Native languages as of 2007English 57.4%[2] Spanish 28.5%[3] Chinese 2.8%[3] Filipino 2.2%[3]Demonym CalifornianCapital SacramentoLargest city Los AngelesLargest metro Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
AreaArea Ranked 3rd • Total 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2) • Width 250 miles (400 km) • Length 770 miles (1,240 km) • % water 4.7 • Latitude 32°32′ N to 42° N • Longitude 114°8′ W to 124°26′ W
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