Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2124 times:
I think that TWA had the first ORD-LHR nonstop (BA flew via Montreal I think) that was introduced in 1958 or 1959......the flight was then operated with Super Constellations; jet service followed in late 1960 or 1961.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
I know BOAC, now British, flew DTW to London with a stop somewhere in between using prop, then a Britania, then 707. After going to pure jet, the intercontinental version, the route was then non-stop. The time frame here is late 50's to early 60's. If they flew into DTW, they must of flew to ORD. I need to crack open some of my old timetables and check this out. Pan Am is also a real possibility. By the way, BOAC also used VC-10's into DTW and ORD at some periods of time. I saw them at both airports.
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Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1877 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
you might check with the fine old timers at the Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Mo....lots of ex-TWA employees working on restoring and maintaining several ex-TWA propliners including a Super -G Connie.
I had the chance to spend about an hour there several weeks ago..the fine folks are eager to share lots of stories with anyone stopping in. many of them were with TWA from the end of WW II or the early 50's. Its worth the visit.