Western Airlines had a rich history, dating back to flying air mail routes in the 1920s. Deregulation saw great expansion for the airline, with it’s network spanning from Hawaii and Alaska, to the East Coast, down to Mexico and all the way to the United Kingdom.
Western was also a player in the down-and-dirty intra-California market, alongside AirCal, PSA, and Alaska.
DirectAir started out as Myrtle Beach DirectAir in 2006, when they opened with service linking MYR with Newark, Niagara Falls, and Plattsburgh.
A bonus note: this Myrtle Beach DirectAir/Xtra Airways aircraft has remnants of the failed resurrection of Western Airlines
Boarding time, c. 1980s. [x]
A Western Airlines ticketing counter at LAX Terminal 5. Judging from the absolutely stunning and dashing floral pattern, this was probably taken in the mid-80s.
Judging by the gate number, this would be at Terminal 5. Most definitely before the merger with Delta and the subsequent renovation into “Delta’s Oasis”.