HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2409 times:
Going on the same sort of subject as former international service into MCO, how about former widebody service into MCO from domestic airlines?
While I lived near MCO in 2003-04 I had seen
A300s from SJU and MIA
762- rarely as a sub
occassional L1011 from IND
764 from IAH and occassionally from EWR
762- occassionally subbing from EWR
772- subbed once or twice from IAH
Delta- MD-11 from ATL occassionally
772- at first 3x daily from ATL, then down to just 1x
764- multiple from ATL
763- multiple from ATL, 1x from LGA, 1x from CVG, 1x from SLC summer 03
762- occassionally from ATL and DFW
United- 763 occassionally from LAX or ORD
762- from CLT and occassionally PHL
I know in the not too distant past like 2000-2002
you could see regular AA 763, NW DC-10, ATA L1011, Delta L1011
I am sure in the 1990s there were a lot more widebodies, I have seen pics of UA, AA, NW DC-10s at MCO, Delta, Eastern L1011s too and some domestic 747s.
RyanAFAMSP From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
I used to work the DC-10-10, DC-10-30, and 767-300 from MCO to ORD for United. We'd usually park our DC-10s right around the corner from the NW series 40s who were always sitting there. This was in the late 1990s until about 2001.
We never flew widebodies on transcons out of MCO though, at least when I was at United (1998-2003). Usually it was one or two 757s to SFO and then a mix of 757s and A320s on 3 trips a day to LAX.
The DC-10-30 was a nightmare to work on those MCO turns we'd do out of ORD. The galleys were down in the lower-lobe. Back then we'd serve a hot meal in coach both ways. Tons of kids! We had those McDonald's promotional meals for kids, and we had to deal them out separately, finding all the passengers after they had all switched seats. We'd usually have to feed like 75 kids first. The config was 38 in the front and something like 258 in the back, and there was very little food prep space for us on the main deck. Plus the ground AC was always awful, so the passengers were always hot and stressed out on the ground.
Phatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
CO used to fly in on a scheduled basis the DC-10 and the A300 before the capacity management bug bit them. On an unscheduled basis, CO still sends in upgraded heavy flights w/ the 777, 764, and 762. From time to time, CO does schedule one of its IAH flts. w/ the Hawaii-configured 764.
I take it the FF 742's that flew into MCO were charter too, right?
Groundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
While the other equipment is accurate, Pan Am never operated the J41. I don't think the J41 had been introduced yet. The only aircraft you're missing that may have also flown the route was the Dash 7...although they were primarily used for FPO and NAS service.
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
As far as the shortest widebody routes out of MCO back in the mid 70's NA operated DC-10's from MCO to TPA,PBI,and MIA, Typical routings included flight 34 LAX-MSY-TPA-MCO-PBI-MIA, flight 125 EWR-MCO-TPA-MSY-LAX and flight 66, MIA-PBI-MCO-JFK, these where just a few of many during the 70's. I also remember one winter in the 70's EA operated an L-1011 on flight 154, TPA-MCO-JFK ! I rode that flight (at around age 14) TPA-MCO then an hour later back to TPA on a NA DC-10, with I think an 18 min air time and 30-32 min gate to gate time, those where really the days !
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7594 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
I recall flying BOS-MCO with DL in December, 1995, in a L011. It was the first and last time that I flew in such bird and I recall it was an incredible experience. The seats were, to my recollection, pretty roomy. I wish I had flown such type more times.
Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
Looking at the summer 1988 schedule PA134/135 MCO-FRA-MCO operated 3x per week with B747s.
Remember the flights quite well as I was present for the inauguration party in Frankfurt.
-This flight actually was MIA-MCO-FRA-MCO-MIA and was shifted back to Miami during the winter of 1988/89. Delta began nonstop service to FRA from MCO around the same time, indpendently of PA- it was not a former PA route.
Begining in 1989 until almost the end PA flew MCO-MEX, likely with a widebody- I'll find a timetable and give exact equipment in a little while.