Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7576 times:
I have some pics when dal had them and in fact ive got it looks like 101 sitting right here,,,they were nice planes... I took one atl to mia once,,,i knew they flew ord to atl and atl to mia and back...then entered into some kind of agreement with panam where their crews took the plane..but it was sold off,and i believe it is still in service as a cargo ship....it was one of the best looking planes of its day....well braniffs orange pumpkins wernt to bad....
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7424 times:
I would need to do some research but one of these planes had a very interesting lifespan. but with that huge widget on the side you knew it was DAL, and that thing was better looking than my girlfriend
Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 992 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7394 times:
MontanaFL said - I think DL had them for a short period of time while waiting on the L-1011 to come into service. DL at one time had all three jumbo's (B-747, DC-10 and the L-1011) in their fleet.
I know this has been discussed many times, but I have always believed that the term Jumbo was only in reference to the 747. The DC10 and TriStar are widebodies.
I don't think there is a formal definition of Jumbo out there, so I guess the DC10 and TriStar could be included, but it seem to be linked mostly to the 747.
Gdjet16 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7287 times:
Delta did indeed operate 5 DC-10's as a stop gap due to the delays in the L-1011 program. After obtaining the L-1011's, they were sold, but operated under lease. Is it possible that the 747s were used for routes that were simply too long for the pre- L-1011-500? Since the L-1011-500 did not come online until 1978, I cant think of any other aircraft Delta would have owned capable of long range flights besides these 747s pictured.
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7264 times:
Well when north central and southern mergered it became republic,and i guess you could say they were pretty much a major prior to the nw takeover, they were running 757s, and flew coast to coast,They had more planes than some of these quote majors today.... Old ozark never made it big time...they ran those 9s and those old props for years...i think twa took them over....
Gdjet16 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7181 times:
A 747 in American West Colors?
Does anybody know where American West flew those 742's to? The caption on the photo says that the aircraft pictured will continue from LAS to HNL to Nagoya? I didn't know American West flew those routes. Can someone wiser then I explain? Thank you to anyone who knows
Dtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1048 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7168 times:
Gdjet16, Deltas 74s never operated outside the U.S. other than the PAN-AM interchange, which by the way started with the DC-8-52. Delta also had DC8-61s for their longhaul routes in the U.S. The 74s were bought strickley because of competetive reasons, As Eastern had orginally bought four 747s then cancelled them and leased some from Pan-am. National had also purchased 2 , so to keep up with the jones's Delta purchased 5