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Anyone Ever Fly TransAmerica?  
User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I remember when I was growing up in the 1980's, I always saw TransAmerica 747's at DFW. I never got to fly them. I am wondering if they offered scheduled or charter service? Did anyone ever fly on them? What was it like?



Michael

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User currently offlinePll-lot From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

I flew them in 1982, my first trip to Europe, from JFK to ZRH. I believe it was a 747-100 (maybe 200 series). I remember it being a great flight. Landing in Zurich was quite a beautiful sight for my young eyes!

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

I flew an American Trans Air DC8 charter from Chicago ORD to Shannon, Ireland roundtrip in the summer of 1982.

I remember the plane being crowded, long maintenance delays, sitting next to a nun who was upset with my behavior, beautiful-to-even-a-7-year-old tanned flight attendants and a big green T on the tail.

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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

flew transamerica in jan of 85 from stl-dfw......747 i think the flt went onto lax???


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User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

TV 1 operated once per week in each direction with 747 equipment:

HNL-DFW-STL-DFW-HNL


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

TV used to be a frequent visitor to HNL. As far back as I can recall, from the 70s to the mid-80s. I don't recall them having scheduled flights, since they were classified as a charter airline. I know some of their flights passing through HNL were military. I'm guessing the rest were for tour charters. I recall seeing even the old "TIA" on the DC-8's tails. The last I saw of them were DC-10-30s @ HNL and OAK.

What was the cause of their demise?



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Flew a Transamerica DC-8 as a military charter from OKO-OSN back in the 80s...


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Don't recall whether they appeared in the OAG, but they did publish a schedule all right. The one I have says all their scheduled flights were DC-8s; dunno if the DC-10s and 747s ever did fly scheduled flights.

User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Flew a Transamerica DC-8 "cattle car" JFK-AMS in 1983. They lost my bags and my dog for three days...'nuff said...

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