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American joins long list of airline bankruptcies

By The Associated Press
November 29, 2011
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American Airlines on Tuesday joined a long list of airlines that have filed for bankruptcy protection. American was the only U.S. legacy airline that hadn't yet filed. Several airlines have filed multiple times; Delta and Northwest filed on the same day six years ago. There have been 189 total since 1990. Here's a look at some of the airlines which filed for bankruptcy protection or went out of business over the past two decades:

Nov. 29, 2011 -- American Airlines

Jan 5. 2010 -- Mesa Air

Oct. 6, 2008 -- Sun Country

April 11, 2008 -- Frontier Airlines

March 31, 2008 -- Aloha Airlines

Sept. 14, 2005 -- Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Comair

Sept. 12, 2004 -- US Airways

Dec. 9, 2002 -- United Airlines

Aug. 11, 2002 -- US Airways

Jan. 10, 2001 -- Trans World Airlines (TWA)

Feb. 26, 1998 -- Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)

June 30, 1995 -- Trans World Airlines

Sept. 21, 1993 -- Hawaiian Airlines

Jan. 31, 1992 -- Trans World Airlines

June 27, 1991 -- America West Airlines

Jan. 18, 1991 -- Eastern Air Lines

Jan. 8 1991 -- Pan Am World Airways

Dec. 3, 1990 -- Continental Airlines

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