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Background: The Airline Deregulation Act took effect of December 1, 1978. The main purpose of the Act was to remove government control from commercial aviation and expose the passenger airline industry to market forces. This Act changed the face of civil aviation in the US. Air Mail would continue to be carried by Air Carriers but the old system of CAM and FAM routes would evolve into Air Mail flown by individual US airlines to both domestic and foreign destinations.

All American Aviation was founded in 1937 by the "du Pont" brothers (Richard C & Alexis F). AAA was successful winning the bid from the Post Office Department for the AM-49 air mail route. AAA received a Civil Aeronautics Board certificate for regular passenger, mail and express air flight services. Concurrent with the introduction of passenger service in 1949, AAA changed its name to All American Airways. AM-97 was awarded to All American Airways and on March 7, 1949 it began scheduled flight service between Washington DC and Pittsburgh PA.

On January 1, 1953 All American Airways officially changed its name to Allegheny Airlines with 13 DC-3ís making up its fleet.

McDonnell Douglas DC-9

AL-D4N 781216 West Palm Beach FL-Philadelphia PA Allegheny Airlines Joseph J Rahil $200.00
AL-D5Sf 781217 Pittsburgh PA Allegheny Airlines Joseph J Rahil $68.00
AL-D6N 781217 West Palm Beach FL-Pittsburgh PA Allegheny Airlines Joseph J Rahil $200.00

        With increased geographic expansion Allegheny Airlines changed its name to USAir on June 11, 1979.


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