Airlines that are now extinct

POSTED: 9:19 AM PST February 14, 2013    UPDATED: 8:12 AM PDT October 16, 2015 

US Airways, which will officially be no more after its last flight lands in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, is only the latest of many airlines to disappear from the friendly skies.

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US Airways will soon officially be no more. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight is scheduled to take off from San Francisco Friday night on a red-eye flight that will land in Philadelphia on Saturday morning. The airline is only the latest in a long line of airlines that have gone the way of the dinosaurs and are now extinct. Here are some of the more memorable ones.


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