Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
After several readings of Canadianboy's AC flight 631 thread and the "California Galaxy" I took a trip down Memory Lane and looked at A.net's AC DC8 pics.I noticed that several photo's were taken in the early-mid 80's in European markets. My last trip on an AC DC8 was on the California Galaxy and that was in '74, returning to LAX after my Grandad's funeral. I've made the flight at least three times with AC and a couple of times with AA via YYZ. Those were the days there wasn't a LAX-YUL nonstop. I remember you were always fed very well, even in coach. My question is: Did AC ever get around to installing IFE on their DC8's? I took an impromptu trip with my cousin in'79 YUL-MIA on a AC 727-200 and it had IFE. Just curious I guess, anyone know? I'm guessing they had to at some point. YYZ717, any idea?
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LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5541 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
At the end of their passenger careers with Air Canada, the DC-8-63s were reconfigured with "wide-body" interiors with enclosed overhead racks. These aircraft were configured in 10F195Y or 224Y (for Rapidair) configurations. This would have been around 1979-1980, I'd have to go into my manuals to find an exact date if its important.
These aircraft had IFE with pull down aisle movies screens.
The passenger carrying DC-8-61s and the DC-8-53s were not reconfigured.
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