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Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3221 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Was Republic the only US major carrier in the 1980's that did not have widebodies either in service or on order?


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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2886 times:

I don't believe Ozark had anything but DC-9's and a 727 and some F-27's

User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2882 times:

Piedmont??? I'm not sure when they got their 1st 767...early90's maybe?

User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2846 times:

USAir did not operate any widebodies until after it acquired Piedmont. Until late 1989, it did not operate any widebodies.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2838 times:

PSA did not operate widebodies, although they did briefly in the 1970s.

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2804 times:

Piedmont received their 76's in the mid-80's.

Edit: They were added to the fleet starting in 1987, and ending in 1988 from the research I've turned up.

[Edited 2004-02-08 20:04:24]


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
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Allegheny, maybe?

JBLU


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Guys, guys, guys.....

MAJOR AIRLINES......

Allegheny and PSA and USAir were not really considered majors in their heyday..neither was Ozark...Allegheny that became USAir and Ozark and Republic were amalgamations of what were known as LOCAL SERVICE airlines that served a myriad of smaller communites in the late sixties and early seventiies until the Deregulation Act of 1978 that released them from serving smaller cities with CV 580s DC9s FH-227s F-27s and BAC 111s.....
Ozark flew FH-227s and DC9s and even operated 4 MD-80s.....they ordered but NEVER took ownership of the two 727-2D4's. They were actually sold to Pan Am and now carry freight for FedEx...
Actually, American United Delta Eastern Western and National back then were called Trunk carriers (1970s). Pan Am. TWA and Braniff International were considered International carreirs. Later in the late 80s Ozark and Republic and USAir became majors but thats only because most of them grew in size from absorbing other carriers. Dont forget Southwest...I think by the 1980s they had achieved somewhat of a Major airline status due to the amount of passengers they carried.
PSA!!! They ordered and flew L1011s!!!!!

Anyway thats all ...

Access-Air



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

You are correct about Republic not having wide body aircraft. The heaviest thing they flew was the 727-200.

And IndustrialPate....read your post slowly......I like your stuff........really!
thats what friends are for..
safe



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

OH NO...I forgot the Republic six 757 rolls- royce powered planes that NW didnt want and sold to AW..
darn....sorry bout that...



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Was Southwest considered a major in the '80s?

[Edited 2004-02-09 03:08:19]

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Frontier, the original never operated any wide bodies.....


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Access-Air,

What category do you place Northwest in back in the 70's and 80's?


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Bobnwa,

Northwest has been an international airline since 1928 when they made their first revenue flight to Winnipeg.

To the letter of the first posting, Northwest was flying DC10 and 747 wide bodies the entirety of the 80s. I flew my first Northwest DC10-40 in June 1981.





User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Worldperks,

My question wasn't serious, since I'm fairly well up on the history of Northwest. I wanted to know what Access-Air had to say.


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Bobnwa,

It's hard to foretell intention in email.

My bad!  Sad



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