BD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5025 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2): I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD.
Indeed they did. Can't recall when it stopped but I was booked on it about 10 years ago as the second leg of a journey....then my plans got canceled, so I never made it. Quite why I was booked on such a connection I can't remember.
BA (or was it BCal) used to operate a helicopter service between LGW and LHR many years ago. Not sure if you could book it as a flight or whether it was just for Business/First transfer passengers.
Did someone (UA??) fly SNA - LAX at some time? Not precisely the same city but certainly the same metro area.
KL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4922 times:
I once was on CO MSP-EWR and the flight diverted to LGA due to wx issues at EWR. The plan was to wait out the delay and then take off for EWR. I asked if I could leave the flight at LGA and the crew was cool with that. They got my bag off the plane and I hopped a cab into Manhattan.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4862 times:
In 1958, flew on United from OAK to SFO. Part of a looong flight that routed SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX. I was only 8 at the time, so all the takeoffs and landings were very exciting for me. We had started at YVR, on a UA flight that routed YVR-BLI-SEA for our connection. My mother was so tired by the time we got to LAX, that she paid extra for a nonstop LAX-SEA on our return. Sorry, getting off the subject.
I can't really remember the OAK-SFO part of the flight. Could not have been more than 20 min across the bay, though.
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BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4693 times:
Quoting BD338 (Reply 5): BA (or was it BCal) used to operate a helicopter service between LGW and LHR many years ago. Not sure if you could book it as a flight or whether it was just for Business/First transfer passengers.
It was a joint collaboration between the BAA, British Airways Helicopters and British Caledonian and operated between 1978 and 1986. I believe that anyone could book a flight, although could be wrong. I certainly remember as an 11 year old in 1978 trying desperately to persuade my Dad to book us a trip on it! For some reason, a fare of £40 return sticks in my mind, although again, I could be wrong.
And then of course there was Westward Airways, who operated a shuttle service between LHR and LGW during 1969/70 using a BN Islander. Now that would have been a fun flight!
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25288 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4618 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 12): I believe this was operated as a tag by both Pan Am and United at various times, sometimes with widebodies.
Can't recall widebodies on SFO-OAK except possibly as ad hoc substitutions, and I'm fairly sure Pan Am never operated that route. Several other carriers certainly did including UA, AA, TW, including types as large as the DC-8 and 707.
flynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4496 times:
I got bumped from a Piedmont flight in aug of 1985 at EWR, so they flew me via New york air helicopter to LGA to catch the next flight to DAY, right over Manhattan. not a bad treat right out of boot camp in New Jersey./
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blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3990 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
AFW-DFW on AA narrowbody once as a weather diversion until DFW re-opened. That the weather was localized enough over DFW to allow landing at AFW was surprising. That I was actually closer to home than when landing at DFW was bloody frustrating!
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4460 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2): I think that CO Express used to have flights from IAH to EFD. I want to say that planes as large as the ATR-42 were used.
Yep, ExpressJet flew ATR's, E120's, and last was E145's. I needed a few segments at the end of the year a while back to make a higher level in Elite status so made the trip from IAH-EFD-IAH.
Quoting dutchflyboi (Reply 7): Yes, I deadheaded on it several times. I believe it was on a DC 9-10 for a while.
In the mid/late 80's Evergreen flew DC9-10's between IAH and HOU, IIRC it latched onto the Houston Proud slogan, just don't remember if it was an Evergreen call sign or they had their own as falstaff refers.