Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3316 posts, RR: 8 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3114 times:
What are all the cities DL once served from BOS with mialine jets that it no longer serves today with mainline? Here is my list, but I may be missing some:
Presque Isle, ME
Los Angeles, CA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3039 times:
It would be interesting to take a look at an old Northeast Airlines timetable.....when Delta purchased Northeast (back in 1973?) it established its huge presence at Boston Logan and, atleast for the first year or so, DL operated most of routes out of Logan that it acquired as part of the merger.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
September 15, 1970
Based in Boston, Northeast Airlines was purchased by Delta on August 1, 1972. With this merger, Delta served Boston for the first time and has since gone on to be the leading carrier in the market. Northeast was the first carrier to operate the 727-200 in 1967. The 727-200 “Yellowbirds” operated non-stop flights from Miami to Los Angeles. Delta didn’t operate 727s until it merged with Northeast and went on to become the world’s largest 727 operator.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
Prior to the Northeast merger in 1973, Delta did not serve Boston at all. When they acquired NE, they took over all its gates in Terminal C (then called the North Terminal, also served by TWA and United).
Service was operated to:
Presque Isle/Houlton, ME
Lebanon/White River Junction, VT
Fall River, MA
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Shortly after the NE acquisition, Delta dropped Lebanon, Keene, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, Nantucket, and Fall River -- most of those routes were picked up by Air New England.
In any case, that's how DL got its Boston presence - after Deregulation it was allowed (finally) to fly to Atlanta - previously pax had to connect in New York, which was another hub for Northeast.