The original Braniff Airways was a legendary and unique airline. It embraced the bold colors of the 1960s and 1970s with their trendy “Flying Colors” livery.
Braniff wasn’t afraid to dream big either. They were the only US airline to operate the Concorde (it was a very unique temporary purchase agreement of British Airways and Air France Concordes–that’s for a future story). At Dallas Love in the 1960s, they introduced a unique tram shuttle from the parking lot to the terminal. As the DFW metroplex grew, Braniff led the charge to move to DFW airport. They were one of the founding airlines at DFW airport, taking over an entire terminal at the giant complex.
Their move to DFW wasn’t without controversy. The larger Braniff Airways unsuccessfully tried to force Southwest Airlines out of Dallas Love. Their move proved unsuccessful, paving the way for a lawsuit by Southwest and eventually forcing Braniff to settle by providing a small fleet of 727s to Southwest free of charge.
nferring a luxury flying experience in the skies. The 747 flew mainly between Hawaii and DFW primarily with later deliveries providing service to London, South America, and occasionally Frankfurt, Germany.
The footage below by Youtube used Starboard76 shows Braniff is primarily from 1974, shortly after Braniff made the move to their new hub at DFW Airport.