This is a Western Airlines timetable for August 1 through September 30, 1970.
While not this exact timetable, but this one was one of the first timetables I ever say. While on an auto trip we stopped at a Howard Johnsons to eat. I saw this wall of brochures like hotels usually have and there was this whole section of airline timetables. I took one of each to look at in the car, what else is there for a kid to do in the back seat.
I open the Western timetable and saw that big jet photo and was hooked from that second.
In my younger days after getting a drivers license, I would go around and check out hotels/motels looking for airline timetables. There were times when I would just go to one of the local airports just to collect timetables. The only problem that I didn't know then, was when I picked up a new one, I would throw away the old one. Didn't know in the future they would become collectable and could be sold or traded.
So years later I was able to buy this one timetable to bring back the memory of seeing the one I had for the first time.
Western Airlines started in 1925 as Western Express and was one of the oldest airlines before merging with Delta Airlines in December 1986.
Western flew at this time in the Western USA/Canada/Mexico/Hawaii/Alaska and was headquarted in Los Angeles.
The equipment Western used as shown in this timetable was 707, 720, 720B, 727, 737 and L188 Electras. The Electras were used on their Alaska service between Anchorage and King Salmon, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak and Kodiak to/from Seattle. This flights were shown with an -A- after the flight number. Western was even flying between Anchorage and Honolulu.
During this era Western had their flights listed in alphabetical order and would show the return schedule next to the outbound as show in the photo.
I like the ad showing how they had more leg room in coach then a 747 had.
Western offered First and Coach fares, but also Military and Youth standby fares.
Some sample fares are:
Los Angeles-Las Vegas
First class $32.00 one way ($189.00 in 2012 dollars)
Military standby $13.00 o/w ($77.00 in 2012 dollars)
Youth standby $17.00 - so how many kids standby to go to Vegas......haha
First class $165.00 o/w ($976.00 in 2012 dollars)
Economy Monday-Thursday $90.00 o/w ($532.00 in 2012 dollars)
First class $283.00 o/w ($1673.00 in 2012 dollars)
Military standby $102.00 o/w ($603.00 in 2012 dollars)