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DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule  
User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2732 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?


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Air France had a few DC8s in the early 60s, can't find a picture of one but I have seen photos. They also had a few in the 90s, believe it or not.

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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

I had seen the stretch DC-8s on lease from Nationair Canada in the 1990's, but nothing in the early 1960's. I can't seem to find any reference to Air France having any then.


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Must have been one of these...


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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5041 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2665 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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