What is PSARES?
PSA is Pacific Southwest Airlines. RES is reservations.
Who is Pacific Southwest Airlines? It was the employees of PSA that made the airline a favorite to millions of passengers for over 39 years. For us, the smile was not just painted on.
PSA started operations May 6, 1949 and was headquartered at San Diego International Airport; previously known as Lindbergh Field. PSA was the original low fare airline with frequent flights throughout the West. The story goes …. Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, was given a back-office tour of PSAs operations, went back to Texas, and the rest is history.
Why was psares.com created?
USAir purchased PSA in 1986 and the San Diego reservation office, which had been opened by PSA in 1979 was closed October 19, 2001. This office is where many of us began numerous lifetime friendships. After closing that last day, agents got together at a local establishment and have been meeting every year since.
One year later, we talked about our office, we took pictures, we swapped contact information, and we all wanted to know when we were going to do this again. So, after attending that first reunion in 2002, I realized there should be a website where we could post future reunion information. PSARES.COM went live in 2004.
Have questions or comments about psares.com?
- Michael P McGrath
- Agent, Customer Service Supervisor
- SANRES 8/81-12/85, RNORES 12/85-6/87
- P.O. Box 191013
- San Diego, California 92159-1013
- (619) 750-6390
- Twitter: @PSAReservations
Other PSA websites can be found here.
How to reach the reunion committee ...
Since this website was launched it has also become home to the Reservations Department Reunion Committee. This committee represents any reservation agent hired by PSA or USAir up until the closing of the San Diego reservation office on October 19, 2001.
Ways to contact other agents ...
Facebook Group PSA - Over 400 members, created in 2009. *this group page is labeled 'Private' (only members can see who's in the group and what they post) and is 'Hidden' (only members can find ths group)
Commemorative Poster Designed by former PSA pilots Pete Kunasz and Ted Fritzges, this poster measures 24"x36" and can be considered a genuine 'Fine Art' print. The poster is printed by Dual Graphics, the same print house that prints Ansel Adams's photography books. Charities supported: Fisher House, Operation Home Front, and United States War Dogs Association. Over $5000.00 donated so far.
PRICE: $15.00 per poster plus $25.00 shipping (US Only) and handling for any quantity, includes shipping tube.
Purchase directly from pbkimages.com
Commemorative Bag Tag Designed by one of our own, Penny Delaney. The front side resembles a SAN bag tag with dates of service and the backside is gray with the PSA tri-color logo.
PRICE: $3.00 per bag tag, comes with zip-tie for secure fastening to luggage, includes US shipping.
Purchase directly from Penny Delaney. Provide quantity, shipping address and contact information if she has questions.
Book "PSA - Poor Sailors' Airline" The Story of Kenny Friedkin's Pacific Southwest Airlines by Gary Kissel
PRICE: $74.95 THESE ARE BRAND NEW ** LIMITED QUANTITY plus $8.00 US shipping and handling. Will be wrapped in bubble wrap, in a large bubble media mail envelope for maximum protection. Usually ships in 2-5 days. International shipping might be available for an additional charge.
I acquired the last remaining quantity of books from the publisher; the box was found while cleaning out the warehouse. These may be some of the last available anywhere. WILL NOT BE REPRINTED. Purchase here