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Throwback Thursday: Texas International Airlines at DFW Airport

Texas International Airlines jets parked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in 1981.
Texas International Airlines jets parked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in 1981. Star-Telegram

It was the airline that flew the Texas state flag proudly on its livery.

Texas International Airlines, which was merged into Continental Airlines in 1982, had several jets parked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in this photo taken in March, 1981.

There’s no caption for the photo which accompanied a weekend story called, “High Times at D/FW,” describing all the fun things you could do at the airport.

“You can still put a quarter in the Airtrans people mover and ride circles around the airport, but now there’s much more there, ranging from ‘the works’ at Paul Thorpe’s Spa and Pool for $5 to $7, to a night with all the trimmings in the Townhouse Suite for a cool $1,090,” the article proclaims.

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