Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2872 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
Once upon a time, after the NE merger, DL had extensive jet service throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. MHT and PWM seem to be the remnants. Actually MHT was abandoned for a while, only to return more recently.
Can anyone name all the cities DL served with mainline jets in NH, VT, MA, and ME?
DALinATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 30 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
These were DL mainline cities in new england after the NE merger (from the June 1, 1973 timetable)
Presque Isle, ME
New Bedford, MA
Martha's Vineyard, MA
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1366 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
Some of those above former NE cities were served with FH-227 propjet service. I know Keene, NH and New Bedford, MA were FH-227s. I do remember seeing a DL DC-9 taking off out of Hyannis one summer, I believe it was '73. I was eating dinner at a restaurant with my parents, directly across from Barnstable Airport. Don't ask me why I remember that....LOL!! For some reason, I CAN'T remember the name of the restaurant, though.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1366 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
Does BGR still have mainline DL jet service? I remember the flight that operated PBI-ATL-PVD-BGR a few years back. I always thought it kind of odd that the Northeast Yellowbirds never flew thru PVD, yet they served New Bedford (EWB), Hyannis (HYA), and Worcester (ORH).
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
MHT was Grenier Field, and I think all that passed through were Northeast DC-9s...not their 727s. (And, as an aside, did you know that Northeast was going to be one of the first to use the L1011? Of course, the carrier never took them up because Delta swooped Northeast up).
I also recall seeing Northeast using Hanscom field for DC-9 touch and go practice. I lived in Concord, Mass. at the time and recalled seeing those DC-9s in the 1970s.
Finally, not mentioned was Delta using 757s between Portland and Boston among their half-dozen or so daily nonstops back in the 1980s/1990s. I believe the 757 was also used on occasion between PWM-LGA and between PWM-CVG.