Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8060 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6156 times:
Pre-deregulation domestic routes in the US used to get all kinds of widebody service, I guess the airlines were all subsidised and had to provide a certain level of service in return. I know Buffalo used to get quite a few AA DC10s (Detroit, O'Hare, La Guardia et al) and Jax getting a 747 (!) but the NW DC10 to Billings and Great Falls is a new one on me. Wish I had a time machine.
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ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6075 times:
My first ever DC10 trip was on UA from YVR to SEA waaay back in 1976 - must have been all of 45 mins but it was a thrill for me at the time being on such a monster !
I had flown MAN/YVR on a Wardair B707 the "Punch Dickens" where the meal service was filet mignon and for IFE we had Bingo !
I can remember at the YVR departure gate there was a huge illuminated seating plan which I`m sure was for a Western Airlines DC10, they would illuminate the seat rows during the boarding process... quite techy for those long gone days
Dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5979 times:
Took many of those DTW-ORD trips myself on DC10's. Used to be $44 roundtrip with no Sat. night stay required. You could fly to ORD, take the train downtown and spend the day in Chicago for a small amount of money. I miss that!!
Skymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5784 times:
I saw the title to this one, and immediately thought the northwest one from jfk-ord-bil-gtf that is mentioned in the first one. That would be different. I live in Billings, and I don't think I have ever seen a DC-10 here. Those were the days!
SierraAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5380 times:
The D10 flights from Chicago to Billings and Great Falls were actually continuing on to Seattle. The routing went something like NY-ORD-BIL-GTF-SEA. There were also flights from MSP-BIL-GTF-SEA on a D10.