ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
I have a Dec 1962 American Airlines schedule -- AA was, at that time, flying 3 daily B-707's between Love Field and NY International Airport (Idlewild), so it's almost certain that this service continued when NY Int'l was renamed John F. Kennedy International on Dec. 24, 1963.
I'm looking for an old Braniff schedule -- I'm almost certain that they also flew DAL-JFK.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2036 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2891 times:
American and Braniff were sanctioned to fly that route by the CAB. At the time of Love Field's quasi-closure in January 1974, American was running 707s to JFK, 727s and DC10s to LGA, and 707s and 727s to EWR. Braniff had 727s to all three airports.
Delta offered one-stop flights to JFK via Atlanta, using DC8s and 747s.
Cs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
DAL was restricted by the Wright Amendment to limiting flights to ajoining states around Texas. This was to make sure most airlines moved to the just opened DFW Airport, even though it would cost lots more money to operate from DFW.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
To offer flights from DAL to states beyond the ones that border TX it must be on an aircraft with fewer than 50 seats. That is why AA moved some of its Fokers over to DAL to compete with Legend and they were reconfigured with less than 50 seats and as soon as legend was run out of town, the planes got the seats back and AA left DAL.
WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
Actually I believe WN spent quite a bit of time and money battling the Wright Ammendment, but ultimately they lost. Regarding the matter, Herb Kelleher said: "The Wright Ammendment is a pain in the ***, but not every pain in the *** is unconstitutional."
I personally think the Wright Ammendment is one of the most absurd laws in the United States. It is perhaps more fitting to call it the Wrong Ammendment.