Pacific Air Lines Douglas DC-3 N63104 (c/n 20214)

On 6 March 1958 Southwest Airways changed its name to Pacific Air Lines. The above photo-
graph taken at LAX in 1959 was the image I had selected as the frontispiece for the book I had
assembled (since it was all photographs, I can't really say "wrote") entitled "Airlines and Airliners
of Yesteryear". In the event, I could find no publisher willing to take it on and hence the raison
d'Ítre for this website which is dedicated to providing a pictorial history of all U.S. Airlines since
their inception to their demise, merger or current day, whichever came first. This DC-3 is, in fact,
the same one as that depicted for Southwest Airways. It was built as a fairly late model
C-47A-90-DL for the USAAF with serial number 43-15748. Upon leaving Pacific service it was
re-registered N486F and was last sighted in 1990 at Malaga Airport in Spain, in derelict condition.