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American Airlines destinations, 2019

The American Airlines North America destination map in July 2019.

American’s domestic destination map has remained largely unchanged for several years, however, for July the carrier added a small detail that we think will be useful to passengers - it highlighted its hub cities. 

We understand - even if we don’t agree - why American does not show routes, the map would be a bit of a mess. But without routes, the average passenger has no sense of where the airline is big, in other words where its hubs are. The simple addition of highlighting the city names provides some context to the airline’s network.

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Flybe destination map, 2015

The Flybe destination map in October 2015. 

While a fairly standard destination map - though it does add some topographical depth - the map uses different colours to denote destinations by country. We find this curious as, in 2015, does it really matter what country a city is in?

Flybe was acquired by a Virgin Atlantic-led group earlier in 2019.

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Dan-Air scheduled services map, 1983

The Dan-Air scheduled services network map in the summer of 1983.

London Gatwick-based Dan-Air operated until 1992 when it merged with British Airways.

Source: G B_NZ on Flickr

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British Airways route network, 1974

A British Airways worldwide route network destination map from a 27 October 1974 timetable. This is one of BA’s first maps following its creation through the merger of BEA and BOAC that April.

While we’re disappointed that BA did not use the diagrammatic approach to maps that was used through the 1970s here, this map certainly is more legible to users. One interesting distortion is the size of Europe - the largest area of BA’s network - and relative shrunken size of Africa, Australia and South America.

Source: mpar21 on Flickr

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JetBlue route map, 2001

The JetBlue Airways route map from a 1 May 2001 timetable. This is the New York-based carrier’s last map before adding Washington Dulles to its network - a destination it dropped earlier in 2019.

JetBlue’s network focuses on its six focus areas today: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the LA Basin, New York JFK, Orlando and San Juan.

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Korean Airlines ad map, 1976

A Korean Airlines, today Korean Air, ad map from the May 1976 issue of Readers Digest.

The circular approach to the map, which we understand as representing the globe with Seoul at the centre, seems a standard trope for Asian carriers of the era. JAL used a circle for this 1981 timetable map.

The circle works for Korean Air’s then simple network but, as in JAL’s case, quickly becomes complicated.

Source: Noel C. Dolor on Twitter

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United system map, 1980

United Airlines system map from a 26 October 1980 timetable.

This is a straight forward destination map before United added long-haul international service - Cancun, Cozumel, Merida, Toronto and Vancouver were its only international destinations at the time. 

Chicago and Denver would become United’s first hubs in the first years of the 1980s.

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Swoop route map, 2019

The Swoop route map for winter 2019, including new San Diego service that begins in October.

Swoop is WestJet’s wholly-owned ultra-low-cost carrier.

Swoop operates Boeing 737-800s.

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American San Francisco diagrams, 2010-2011

Two American Airlines diagrams of San Francisco International airport. The top, 2011 diagram shows the Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier’s seven gates in the then-newly reopened terminal 2.

The bottom 2010 diagram shows American’s former gates in boarding area E, which was rebuilt for United Airlines in 2014.

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#Onthisday in 1971, Southwest Airlines began intrastate operations in Texas. The “Love Bird” service out of Dallas Love Field offered twelve daily round-trip flights from Dallas to Houston and six round-trip flights from Dallas to San Antonio on Boeing 737-200s. Since starting service, Southwest has the distinction of almost exclusively operating the Boeing 737 family, except for a brief period when the airline operated Boeing 727s. The airline inaugurated service to SFO in 1982. Have you ever flown on Southwest Airlines?

Image: Southwest Airlines poster, 1980s. Gift of Thomas G. Dragges. 2015.109.078
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Southwest poster map, 1983

A Southwest Airlines poster destination map from late 1983. While the poster is undated, we know it was published after flights began to Denver Stapleton in May 1983 and before Little Rock was added in February 1984.

We’re a fan of Southwest’s keeping with its LUV branding by using a heart to signify destinations, something they also used on this January 1984 map.

Southwest operated 737-200s in 1983.

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