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North American Airlines

Posted by Admin   |   On October 28, 2011   

North American Airlines


North American Airlines began operations in 1954 out of Los Angeles CA until it was renamed Trans American Airlines in 1956 due to a name similarity lawsuits by American Airlines and North American Aviation. It operated under the umbrella of the North American Aircoach system along with Hemisphere, Trans American, Trans National, and 20th Century. By combining these non-skeds they could offer daily low-fare flights coast to coast and to Florida which allowed them to get around the CAB's rule of eight flights per month between any two cities. It was the first non-sked to offer non-stop transcontinental service when new DC-6's arrived. They also operated DC-4's and DC-3's which were used for extra sections when required.

More Readings

North American Airlines Picture -Image

North American Airlines First in Aircoach -Booklet

Tom Miller to North American Airlines May 29, 1953 -Letter

Status of the Enforcement Proceedings October 14, 1953 -Document

North American Airlines Case January 27, 1954 -Document

Letter to Dick Neumann From George Batchelor -Letter

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