Pacific Southwest Airlines

Pacific Southwest Airlines

by Alan Renga
     
 

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With its low fares and friendly service, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was one of the most successful regional airlines in American history. Its distinctive orange, red, and white planes, complete with a beaming smile were immediately recognizable to those living on the West Coast. The airline was also known for employing beautiful and sociable flight attendants.… See more details below

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With its low fares and friendly service, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was one of the most successful regional airlines in American history. Its distinctive orange, red, and white planes, complete with a beaming smile were immediately recognizable to those living on the West Coast. The airline was also known for employing beautiful and sociable flight attendants. Kenny Friedkin, the founder of PSA, started in 1949 with one leased DC-3 and expanded his fleet to serve millions of passengers each year. Although PSA is no longer in operation, its successful business model of low-priced, efficient service was copied by other airlines and today is considered the norm. In addition, former PSA employees still gather annually to relive the camaraderie they experienced as being a part of one of the most unique airlines of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439640340
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Images of Aviation
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
789,806
File size:
50 MB
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