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User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

On an earlier thread, someone kindly indicated to me that Air France has a Miami to Cayenne flight, using an A320.

That 320 obviously stays on this side of the Atlantic, exiled far away from la belle France.

TWA used to have 727s in Europe that never slept in St Louis, and PanAm had some 737 that never left Germany, right?

Are there many airlines that still have "regional" service far away from their base, using aircraft that never come "home"?





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User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Aerolineas Argentinas has its MD-80s that are based in Madrid and Iberia has its A319s based in Miami. Northwest Airlines has its 757s in Tokyo. These are all based on foreign soil. As for the Air France narrowbodies based in the Caribbean they are based in French territory (French Antilles and French Guiana) so although they are overseas they are still flying from home turf since these areas are integral parts of France.

TWA did in fact have 727s based in Europe until the 1990s and Pan Am had 727s based in Germany since they flew domestic flights from Berlin around Germany as well as to other European cities. The 737s were only briefly in Europe as were the ATRs.


User currently offlineMakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

You can add Continental's Miconesia A/C (727s, in the olden days) and Northwest's Far-East A320s to the list.


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User currently offlineUltrapig From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Doesn't el al have a 757 for shuttle flights to JFK and ord from MIA and LAX

User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

I may have seen an El Al 757 in NYC at some point, but if so, its been awhile.

I think they have had North American and/or ATA fly some of the internal USA routes for them.

Tom


User currently offlineEUSWISS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Now with Continental you can fly the 737 to Europe!

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User currently offlineUAMAYBACH1239 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

In NRT providing the weather is ok , at the end of the runway northwest keeps between 3-5 A320's that it uses for intra asia flts. they even toyed with the idea of using DC10-40's on one or 2 flts.

Delta had 727 flts. out of AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. and UA also had 727's thet flew within Europe.



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User currently offlineMats From Israel, joined Jul 2003, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 1461 times:

United and Delta have also operated overseas narrowbody operations. These were former Pan Am routes.

United operated them out of London/Heathrow and Paris/Roissy Charles de Gaulle.

From Heathrow, United 727-200 service to Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt, and similar locations.

From Roissy, United flew the 727-200 to Athens and Geneva.

Delta operated 727-200s based in Frankfurt. These aircraft flew to destinations like St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin, etc.

Although it was very cool to have US Airlines operate overseas narrowbody hubs, these simply weren't cost effective. I still have fond memories of flying Berlin-Frankfurt on Pan Am.


User currently offlineCorpsnerd09 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 1435 times:

IB doesn't have it's 319s in MIA. They sleep in GUA, SJO, PTY, and MGA. They only go to MIA to meet up with the 742 and 346.


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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 1422 times:

Although it was very cool to have US Airlines operate overseas narrowbody hubs, these simply weren't cost effective.

And with the infinite number of codeshares now, there is no need for US airlines to operate overseas. But yes, I agree, it was very cool to have these flights.

Cheers,
VS346



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