Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
I know, the weekly oddball route topic, but i am really interested in this.
DL used to fly
MIA-FLL at like 1am and during the day FLL-PBI. I know they have done 767-300ers JFK-BOS in the past as well.
I am interested in why they did MIA-FLL, FLL-PBI and if there were other routes like that that they flew? Also, how were the loads?
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2556 times:
i happen to know the FLL-NAS flight... flt 1116 from DFW-FLL-NAS.... origionally, it started outside of Dallas, but in Texas before arriving at DFW. That is unerstandable since you can't just DRIVE to NAS!
Air1727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 328 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2554 times:
Back in the 80s and early 90s, short flights such at MIA-FLL and PBI-FLL were quite common among several carriers. They were conducted as means of aircraft placement and utilization under revenue operation. Most of the flights were direct flights such as PBI-FLL-ATL which I flew on several times (DC-8-71). Trans World also flew the JFK-BOS route using L-1011s as well as Pan Am with 747s (which is the shortest revenue 747 flight I know of except maybe the United 747 flight SAN-LAX-HNL). Trans World and Delta flew LAX-SAN using L-1011s and 767s as well. The list goes on...
In the Alaska bush I'd rather have a two hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3911 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2504 times:
Portland (Maine) to Boston on 757s is one such route (no airlines even fly between these cities any more, I don't think). Boston-Hartford on L-1011s is another candidate. A third candidate might be Boston-Montreal on L-1011s and 767-300s...another route long since downgraded to RJs.
AA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2462 times:
AE flew MIA PBI on a SAAB in the early 90's. That sucker went full. I know, I got bumped a few times STBY. I think it would be packed now, no one wants to sit in traffic on I95 to MIA airport to go to the west coast or down south.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2330 times:
I posted this in a new topic as well, but I thought it might get more attention here:
Does anyone remember or know if DL (Connection) offered service between AMA and LBB back in the day? I am almost positive that I remember seeing a 2x or 3x daily ASA flight on an EMB-120 between these two cities. Same goes for AUS-SAT, but I find the LBB-AMA route more interesting.
If anyone knows anything about this route, please let me know!
Mats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 599 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2306 times:
The 767-300's from Boston to Montréal were baffling.
For a while, Delta had some short East Coast flights that were extensions of Transatlantic flights.
I loved the L15 from JFK to Dulles. It continued on to Frankfurt. I miss that flight; I miss the L15. It was such a short hop, but it was great.
They also used to have a 767-300 between Hartford and JFK, which continued on to Paris.
There was a 763 from JFK to Philadelphia for a while too.
And the odd London/Gatwick-Detroit-Cleveland flight. That never made any sense to me. Apparently it didn't make sense to Delta either. Flying an L15 or an A310 from Detroit to Cleveland was just too strange.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2602 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2304 times:
ChrisNH says: Portland (Maine) to Boston on 757s is one such route (no airlines even fly between these cities any more
DL offers Delta Connection on Comair and Atlantic Coast (Canadair RJ and FroJos, respectively) for this route. 4x daily.
I remember a goofy DL route, more continuing service, but ROC-SYR (2x daily) on 727 in 1999; SDF-LEX on MD-88 and SDF-BNA (2x daily), PHL-JFK on a B763 (continuing service of a int'l flight), DL Connection PIT-BUF in 1999 - really weird.