RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
In looking at a 1961 Air France timetable, the trans-Atlantic schedule was mostly flown by the 707-300 aircraft, with a couple of flights (Los Angeles-Paris and Montreal-Paris) being listed as flown with a DC-8. Since I can't recall Air France having any DC-8s in that time frame, does anyone recall who's planes these were?
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5133 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
In 1961 Air France was in a "pool" agreement with TCA/Air Canada. This was a kind of early code-share. There is a chance the Paris-Montreal flight you mention on the DC-8 was in fact a Trans-Canada Airlines aircraft.
The Paris-Los Angeles flight sounds like UTA, as they had a large south-pacific operation, and the aircraft would have continued to the south pacific. I would agree with "Unique" above that the aircraft was probably a UTA DC-8.
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