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Western Airlines- who did they serve?  
User currently offlinePBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

I was surfing airliners.net and found a shot of a Western Airlines DC-10 in London.... I was not aware Western flew to Europe... what cities did they serve and from which US airports??

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User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 705 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

They served Denver from London for a short time. I believe they also served Los Angeles.

User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

As DIA77 states, it served London N/S from Denver. I believe service started in 1978 and only lasted a few months. If memory serves me correctly, I believe WA also operated N/S London service from Anchorage--also lasting only a short period. Wish I still had my timetables from the 70s!

Picarus





User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

I had the year wrong, but I pulled this off of airchive.com:

"April 28, 1981
Western was on the move in the early 80s. In January 1981, it launched non-stop service from London Gatwick to Anchorage, Alaska, flying on to Honolulu. On April 28, 1981 this was joined by a non-stop London to Denver service using the airline’s “DC-10 SpaceShips”. The London service would be removed from the network less than 2 years later. Miami had been added in 1974, DFW and Washington D.C. were added in the early 80’s. By 1981 the proposed merger with Continental was definitely off."

Picarus


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

As Picarus noted, Western served LGW non-stop from ANC and DEN. Neither route did well, and the Anchorage service was pulled in less than a year. LGW was the only European service Western served.

Duane



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

DIA777

"They served Denver from London for a short time. I believe they also served Los Angeles"

They had a hub here and were based here at one time!

BN747




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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
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The routing was LAS-DEN-LGW.


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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

The DC-10 Spaceships also graced MIA in the 80's....I took one myself!

BN747



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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

I did LAX-ACA in '74 on the 10. Man, those stairs were long !
Cheers !



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