B727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2479 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.
Hscav01 From Guatemala, joined Jul 2003, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
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Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2268 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.
B727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2201 times:
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.