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Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?  
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
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I was going through some stuff at my parent's house and my mom had these items from her first airplane trip, which she took between PIT and DCA on August 2/6, 1968. Mom was 18 at the time and said she remembers it being a prop plane, but she said she could be wrong. I would think it would have been an L188. Does anyone know anything about these flights?

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/NWA747/NWA5_zps5fa37202.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/NWA747/NWA6_zpscc225760.jpg




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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Here is NW's complete July 1968 timetable.
http://timetableimages.com/ttimages/nw/nw68/

Flight 338 PIT-DCA was a 727-100 and flight 365 DCA-PIT was a L-188 Electra.

You'll find flight 338 on page 8 of the PDF (right hand side of the double page, click to enlarge). It operated DTW-PIT-DCA.

Flight 365 is on page 6 (last column on left hand side of the double page). It operated DCA-PIT-CLE-MSP.


User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3165 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

So interesting to look at the old ticket.

Notice the spelling "PYTSBURGH"?

Also, even though NW was called "Northwest Orient" at the time, the official name was always "Northwest" (as the ticket indicates).

Look at the price: $14.70!



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User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

What great pictures!

I notice that the Y fare (for a jet) is $17.00, but only $14.00 for a T fare, (for a prop).



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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Quoting zrs70 (Reply 2):
Notice the spelling "PYTSBURGH"?

Whoever wrote that was a poor speller; they also spelled mom's name wrong, very wrong.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):
I notice that the Y fare (for a jet) is $17.00, but only $14.00 for a T fare, (for a prop).

As a sidenote, with inflation, $17 and $13 in 1968 are equivalent to $114 and $87 today.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1849 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
As a sidenote, with inflation, $17 and $13 in 1968 are equivalent to $114 and $87 today.

Which is still a bargain. US wants $1104 to fly that same route today, with a Y class ticket, with two weeks advanced booking! A lot of people want to tell us that flying was actually more expensive back then, adjusted for inflation. I guess not on this route.



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