ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
American occasionally used the 747 on LAX flights during peak summer periods. Braniff used the 747 on European routes. I **think** Braniff might have used the 747-100/200 AND the -SP at BOS, but not sure. One carrier that absolutely DID use the -100 and -SP at Logan was TWA, which used the -SP on the Rome run while using the -100 to LHR. Indeed, the -SP was often used on the tag-on run to LAX. TAP never flew anything bigger than an A310 or an L1011 into BOS. The Iberia run to Madrid was, as noted, a DC-10. One of those crash-landed at Logan. Flying Tigers used 747s into Logan shortly before they morphed into FedEx. LH used the freighter and passenger versions of the 747 into Logan. Swissair used the 747-300, and perhaps Sabena did as well for a short time (before it turned into A330s and A340s). Northwest used the type on European flights, and continued them on to DTW/SP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP occasionally.
Of all the carriers noted, perhaps the one 'mainstay' has always been BA. From the 747-100 and -200, to the -400s of today, they have served Boston well with the 747 while most of the other European carriers have gone to the Airbus. A close second would be Virgin, but by comparison they haven't been on this planet long enough, and even they are going Airbus for long stretches on the BOS run.