YV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
Back in 1986 I flew on a Pan Am 747 from MIA to SFO, and I clearly remember that we had a stopover in MCI. Was that a usual stop? I mean what was the point in stopping in the middle of a transcon? And in MCI?? Why?
Clipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
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The timetables for PAA for 1986 show one nonstop MIA-SFO flight that began at the end of the year (Oct-86)- PA53 with A300/310 aircraft. Perhaps a 747 substitution and subsequent diversion?
The rest of 1986 the MIA-SFO was onestop aboard 727 aircraft. The stop early in the year was HOU, and from Feb-28 onward the stop changed to DFW.
As for MCI... PAA began the year with two nonstop destinations, DCA and MIA. By midyear (Jun-86) mainline exited and PA Express had one flight to DTW. By the end of the year (Oct-86) MCI had no service.