PSA L-1011 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Piergiuliano Chesi)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: The Airline With a Smile 

Pacific Southwest Airlines had humble beginnings in 1949. Kenny Freidkin founded the airline using a single DC-3. With knowledge from a previous attempt to start an airline and help from local travel agents, Freidkin began service between Oakland and San Diego with a stop in Burbank. The airline used war surplus buildings as a ticket office. Two years later, the airline switched across and began using San Francisco International Airport opposed to Oakland. [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alignleft" width="300"] A PSA DC-3…