Northeast Airlines - Yellowbird
Northeast Airlines began as Boston-Maine Airways, founded as a Pan Am contract carrier on July 20, 1931. The airline was based in Boston, Massachusetts and flew to the northeastern United States, and later to Canada, Florida, the Bahamas, and Los Angeles. They adopted the name Northeast Airlines on November 19, 1940 while still flying contracted flights.
Scheduled service began shortly after WWII, and they joined the jet-age in 1959 with a singe leased 707 from TWA. In 1966, Northeast ordered new Boeing 727-100s for their Florida routes, and Douglas DC-9-30s and Fairchild FH-227s for the shorter routes– with a new yellow and white livery, known as “Yellowbirds”. Northeast later merged with Delta Airlines in August of 1972 –