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Need Help Identifying A 1979 Flight Into SYR  
User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Back in the late summer of 1979 I flew from JFK to SYR on DARK red plane, as only being 6 years old I do not remember the airline or type. I do remember it was a narrowbody aircraft. We flew from Austria to JFK on KLM and connected into SYR on this mystery airline. Any help would be greatfully appreciated in identifying this airline and aircraft.

I want to say this was a TWA flight but I am not 100 % sure.


Thanks
B727

Glenn

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:


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All of these pictures were taken at Syracuse NY. Hope it helps.



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User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Thanks Cedarjet,

But the entire aircraft was painted a soild dark red color. If i remember right I belive all the lettering was white.


B727
Glenn


User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Could it have been Apple Airways (or some similar name?). I remember their planes were Red with maybe a dark orange stripe down the middle.

If I have time- I'll look it up.


User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

What about one of these beauties?


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Was it New York Air ? Were they around in '79 ? I vaguely remember seeing them in ROC long time ago.

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User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

United Fan.

I believe it looked just like the NewYork Air picture that you posted. I dont believe BI flew into SYR but I am not 100% sure. But the NY Air looks the aircraft we flew on.

Thanks
B727
Glenn


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I couldn't find any NYAir pics before 1980,though.


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User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I believe we went in 79 I will check with my father. Did NY Air fly into SYR?

B727
Glenn


User currently offlineHscav01 From Guatemala, joined Jul 2003, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Hey guys... just wanted to let you know this whole site is pretty amazing! I have been following for the past few weeks, and It is fascinating how someone asks a simple question, in fact... questions that while simple, require a good amount of research and expertise, and it gets widely answered!

Even though I've worked in aviation for 16 non-stop years, you simply don't realize how many people love this business and its mystique!

Anyway, this question is a great example of what I refer to...

Good Luck!


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Looks like New York Air didn't exist in 1979.

7/79 OAG shows four flights a day JFK-SYR: two Allegheny DC-9s and two Empire Metros.

I'm no expert, but I'm guessing NY Air never flew to Syracuse. Or maybe JFK either?


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

NY Air did not exist in 1979, I think they began operations in the early 1980s are flew from LGA/EWR to BOS and DCA, they did try some other destinations but Syracuse, to my knowledge was not one of them.

In 1979, a red airplane would suggest Allegheny, (the old name of US Airways), which had a red/burgudy livery and did fly between NYC and Syracuse (not sure about JFK, but certainly LGA)......DC9s, and BAC 111s were on the route.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

So how about http://www.airliners.net/open.file/287395/M/?

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Has to be Allegheny/USair.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Dutchjet,

As I remember we flew out of JFK to VIE on KLM, so I am guessing that we returned via JFK but I could be wrong. It sounds like Allegheny may have been the airline. The flight was late at night when we returned. And I do remember a dark red aircraft I believe with white markings. I will pull up some Allegheny photos tonight to check. Thanks everyone for the help. This is way I love Airliners.net everyone is willing to help each other out.

B727
Glenn


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