ContinentalEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
American was the last major US airline to move from ORY to CDG, and did so, in 2000. Delta, Continental, and Tower Air all operated from ORY. Tower never moved to CDG, but CO, then DL moved as each formed a partnership with Air France.
United, Northwest, and US Airways, the other three US carriers that serve Paris, always, to my knowledge, flew out of CDG.
L1011Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
I don´t think that PA ever moved to CDG, as far as I can remember PA flew out of ORY until its demise in 1991, so I think only TW moved to CDG after it had opened. But I´m not 100% sure, maybe some of the Pan Amers around can give any info on that?
TWA operated a European hub in Paris, while Pan Am had it in Frankfurt and a routeswap between the two carriers in the 70´s included that PA had cancelled service to Paris, while TW abandoned Frankfurt, only for both carriers to return to either cities in the late 70´s or early 80´s.
DETA737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
Here's a quick summary of what I know:
American- they began flying to Paris in 1985 and moved all flights to Orly on October 1, 1999.
Braniff- flew to Orly when they began flying to Paris from Boston in 1979.
Continental- flew to ORY from 1989 when they began HOU-ORY until April 7, 1997.
Delta- flew to ORY from 1978 when they began flying ATL-ORY until April 7, 1997.
National Airlines- began serving MIA-ORY June 22, 1977 and the route went to Pan Am.
Northwest Airlines- was awarded Braniff's BOS-PAR authority. However I'm not sure if they served ORY or CDG. I know they were already at CDG as early as 1990, so I'm assuming that they never served ORY.
Pan Am- flew to ORY until 1975 when they had a route swap with TWA and ended service to Paris. When they resumed service to Paris in 1980 they began flying MIA-CDG (a route that they acquired with the purchase of National).
TWA- was the first U.S. carrier to make the move to CDG shortly after its opening. Until the 1990s was also the largest U.S. carrier at the airport with non-stop service to Boston, Geneva, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Newark, St. Louis, Tel Aviv, Washington and Zurich at various times.
CMK10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
I used to fly to Orly back in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The place was a dumb, very similar to the worst aspects of Terminal 3 at Heathrow with added problems. Firstly there never seemed to be enough jetways, four times out of six our fully loaded 763 was at a remote spot. The customs facilities and immigration were always delapadated. Check in was a maze riviling anything I'd ever seen and the place had less directional signs then the new Airtrain. Still, it was closer to downtown Paris...