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UA Aircraft BOI-SLC In 1963  
User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

I'm trying to find out what type of aircraft was operated by UA between BOI and SLC in 1963. I have emailed UA, but they are unable to tell me. Thanks.


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Wow- that's going back a way and probably long before most people using this site were born.

Good luck. Off the top of my head, I'd guess a DC-6. Keep in mind that UA was a very Douglas-oriented airline and probably didn't have too many jets in their fleet at that time.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

In '63 United would have had DC-6s, DC-7s, DC-8s, 720s, CV-340s, Caravelles, and Viscounts.

BOI-SLC seems that it would have been more or less a DC-6 city at that time. But I can imagine that some of the trans-con milk runs would see a DC-8 or 720 flying between Salt Lake and Boise.



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User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Thanks-- I appreciate the help. I guessed it would have been a DC-6, probably, but I wanted to know for sure. Boise couldn't handle jets before 1964. I've kept a detailed account of all the aircraft I have been on, but in '63 I was too young to remember flying. Likewise, I'm not sure of what kind of jet we connected to in SLC. I know it was Western to LAX, so I would guess a 720...


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User currently offlineASBOIRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

My step grandpa worked for UA in BOI around that time. He worked there for three decades. I don't have a timeframe but I do remember him speaking of the DC-7. But in 63 I believe it would have been the DC-6.

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

UA726 BOI/SLC 0700-0818 DC-7
UA548 BOI/SLC 1205-1328 DC-6
UA602 BOI/SLC 2000-2123 DC-6
UA646 BOI/SLC 2240-0003 DC-6

BTW.
UA726 continued on for DEN, OMA, DSM, ORD, BOS....or on Sat only adding Hartford between ORD and BOS.
The arrival time in BOS was 2205, or with the stop in Hartford 2248.
This flight as well originated in BOI.



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User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Information greatly appreciated. Thanks ASBOIRR and especially Stirling. I have what I need now, thanks to you.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6792 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

In 8/63, four flights a day SLC-BOI:

DC-7 SLC-BOI-PDX-SEA
CV340 SLC-BOI
DC-7 DEN-SLC-BOI-Pendleton-PDX-SEA-YVR
DC-6B DEN-SLC-BOI

I guess Stirling's timetable is earlier?


User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1991 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

When the DC-7's were phased out, they only operated between DEN and the West Coast in late 1963, and BOI was one of the last cities to have DC-7 service.

User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

My flight was in Feb. 1963, and according to Stirling's schedule, it would have been a DC-6. It's too bad I was too young to remember it, because I would like to have a memory of a DC-6 or DC-7. Would love to have a chance to fly on one of those again. I do remember the airport in BOI from about 1965 on, though.


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