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Pan Am A300B4 Operations  
User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 800 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Here is this picture of a Pan Am A300B4-200 in Frankfurt, I was wondering if they operated A300B4s to Europe as this suggests and if so did they have to refuel somewhere between the USA and Europe.

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

These were used for service within Europe and the middle-east.

User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Never flew them when I was a PanAmigo...
xxx
Some were operated MIA to Northern South America.
Some based LHR - FRA - CDG.
Occasionally came across one going from USA to Europe, or Europe to USA.
Not live flight, just ferry or positioning. No long ETOPS back then...
They stopped YQX to refuel, then SNN next stop. Only 1,850 NM distance.
Well within range of aircraft. Or they could route through KEF and PIK...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 800 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Thanks B747skipper! Would you know what flights they flew in Europe? Would it be like AR's operations from MAD?

User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4863 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
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The A300B4s were only involved in inter-European ops for a very short period of time (mostly on the IGS routes). Most of them were used for Central American and Carribbean flights as well as some domestics (JFK-MIA, SFO-LAX-MIA). For a short period in 1984/85, they were also used intra-Asia (NRT-TPE-BKK, NRT-MNL) just before the Pacific route sale to UA.

User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Yak 42 -
xxx
Exactly, they operated such as FRA to IST or CDG to ATH...
I do not recall any specifics... some experts may tell you which flights they operated on "07 FEB 1988".
I do not have that expertise.
Basically was hub and spoke in Europe.
We landed a full load 747, some A300 or 727 flew to the other places...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

I remember taking an A300 from JFK to MIA back in the day as well.

User currently offlineNeptunescar From Maldives, joined Dec 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

I dont know if they stopped there often, but I was at Bangor Maine once and a Pan Am A300 had stopped there for refueling. I dont know if it was an emergency landing or not.

does anyone know the flight number of the Pan Am flight from SFO LAX MIA that was daily served by an A300? it left at 6.00 AM out of SFO.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6514 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Pan Am flight #42 operated SFO-LAX-MIA daily with the A300...6:00am departure. Flight 42 continued from MIA to MCO but the equipment switched to a B727. Hope this helps! This information was good as of July, 1989.


Steve/MSY


User currently offlineTravelagent From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

In the early 80s PanAm used them for all of their flights between Frankfurt FRA and Berlin TXL. As far as I can remember there were between 5 and 7 flights per day.


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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Yep, the A300s were used in the caribbean. I picked up a photo of my grandma sitting in a PanAm A300 in St. Thomas (I'm guessing St.Thomas-JFK.) She also took pictures of the exterior of the aircraft in which "Clipper Dallas" and "Clipper Houston" were used. This was back in 1986.


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