Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4385 times:
GEG (Spokane) has 9,000ft runway for years! DC10 can handle that 9000FT DC10 used fly to LGA has 7000Ft which it is most shortest runway for DC10. But In Lihue, Hawaii. United DC10 used to fly. It has 6,500 Ft!
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4307 times:
The flight that you are talking about is probably NW flight 71....in 1975, that flight operated Newark-Detroit-O'Hare-Billings-Great Falls-Spokane-Seattle.....Flt 72 did the same routes in reverse.....and both flights were DC-10's....Flt 71 left EWR at 1040am (EDT) and arrived SEA at 644pm (PDT).
Not a DC-10, but during the same year, NW operated flight 109....O'Hare-Minneapolis-Jamestown-Bismarck-Billings-Bozeman-Butte-Spokane-Portland-Seattle.....Boeing 727.
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OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4771 posts, RR: 22 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4149 times:
Man I miss those days...puddle jumping across the region or across the country in full sized planes...I really miss the old local service carriers, who made a specialty of that. Ozark used to have a daily DC-9 that went STL-PIA-MLI-CID-ALO-RST-MSP. What a ride! >SNIFF<
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SprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4104 times:
My favorite I would have liked to do was original Frontier Convair 580 flight #522: DFW-LAW-Duncan,OK-OKC-Enid,OK-LBL-Lamar,CO (ExSa)-DEN-LAR-CPR-Worland,WY-COD-BIL-BZN-MSO. It left DFW at 6:45am and arr MSO at 4:13pm. It then turned flight 523 dep MSO at 5:30pm and flew MSO-BZN-BIL-Worland,WY-CPR-LAR-DEN, arr DEN at 9:59pm.
That would've been fun to travel on.
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Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
Back in 1986 or 87. I flew once with 2 stop on Delta #145 ORD-LEX-CHA-ATL on a B727. It was fun! At ORD gate agent asked me, do you like to put you on a flight non stop to ATL? I told him, no, I would like to fly on a 2 stops just for fun. He said OK! It was great trip with 3 times cockpit visited while deplane/boarding in ground ORD, LEX and CHA. I never forget that a great memory flight.
TAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1881 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
Back in the mid-70's UA operated a 727-100 on a routing of (as best I recall)
FWA-SBN-DEN-BOI-GEG-SEA. Don't remember the flight number anymore, but I had some relative take it to SEA on this routing instead of connecting at DEN to a DEN-SEA nonstop. Guess they did not like changing planes!
Mhtmdw From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
Didn't NW have international flights that would start in Manila and end at ORD or JFK with about 5 stops along the way. I recall a flight MSP-ORD in 1975, my first DC-10 flight, and I recall hearing somene say the had been on the plane since Seoul.
AirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
I love this thread! I miss those years of multi-stop flights. Yes, NW 747 used to fly a daily JFK-IAD-ORD-ANC-HND and on some days the same flight continues to OKA-MNL (5 stops all the way to MNL). Breakfast is served on the JFK-IAD, hot lunch on IAD-ORD, dinner on ORD-ANC, dinner on ANC-HND, dinner on HND-OKA, snacks on OKA-MNL.
Nowadays, the only multi-stop flights are the CO island hoppers HNL to GUM stopping at Majuro, Johnston, Kwajalein, Kosrae, Chuuk, Pohnpei. and the Air Labrador Twin Otter flight that has about 8 stops.
Can anybody think of other current multi-stop flights?
I remember the most number of stops for a jet flight is LADE F28 in Argentina in the 80s---I believe about 10 stops all the way to Comodoro Rivadavia. Can anyone confirm this?
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3789 times:
I remember a similiar Ozark flight. I was 2 or 3 at the time but i vaguely remember getting on at MLI and making like 2 stops before getting to Minneapolis to see my grandparents. My mom told me that we had to stop for fuel haha. This was in 1986 however so we were in the prime of deregulation.
Geg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 842 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
GEG gets a daily 767-300 from DSM arrives somewhere around 5.
During Xmas time Fedex sends up a DC/MD-10.
There is even a pic of a Korean 747-400 taking off from GEG in the database.
When I lived up in that region GEG always held out hope of getting to be a cargo reliever hub or hoping fedex/ups might increase operations. DHL might with their new 6 "minihub" plans
FlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 850 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3699 times:
When I was a kid back in 1976 or so, our family needed to fly from Roanoke, Va to Huntington, W. Va. I went with my mom to get the ticket at the Roanoke Airport. I was allowed to pick the flight.
She told the ticket agent we wanted the flight that went from Roanoke, Bluefield, Beckley to Huntington on a YS-11. The ticket agent informed her there was a non-stop 737 flight that left a little later in the day. Mom told him, no, my son wants to take-off and land more than that. The ticket agent looked me straight in the eye and said, "I certainly understand that!"
There are so many amazing things about that story. A YS-11, multiple ways to get from Roanoke to Huntington, and a ticketing agent that understands why a kid might want to enjoy multi take offs and landings.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4771 posts, RR: 22 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3696 times:
Another OZ flight I fondly recall was DEN-SUX-PIA-CMI-IAD-LGA. I grew up in PIA and had relatives in Northern Virginia, used to take the PIA-CMI-IAD flight twice a year.
Braniff had a few milkruns between MSP and DFW, with stops in various places like OMA DSM TUL ICT OKC and MCI. Not sure what the most-stopping flight was but I seem to recall a MSP-OMA-MCI-Oklahoma-DFW flight at one point.
Hughes Airwest: These from a 1978 timetable
GDL-PVR-PHX-SJC-SFO-SMF-EUG-PDX-SEA flt 4, 7 stops from GDL-SEA!
Ozark Flies Your Way, Coast To Coast and Border To Border
Flywithken From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
BAck in the early 90's i flew TWA from LAX-SFO on a L1011. I was a wee lad back then and dont remember anything from the industry at that point in time. Was this flight part of a puddlejumping flight across the US? Im curious where the flight origionated and ended...anyone know? or have guesses? I remember i left LAX early in the AM...like 7am perhaps.
AirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 640 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3521 times:
As the son of ex-United Airlines employees, this thread brought back many memories from the past. Now that I am new member, I can chime in
I think my record trip was FAI-ANC-SEA-GEG-SFO-MRY on a United Airlines 727-100 in May 1989. The flight left Fairbanks around 11:30pm and arrived in Monterey around noon if I remember. I had finished my first year at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and flew down to California where my mother and my truck were waiting for me. We made the trek up the Alaska Highway in 6 days.
Currently, Horizon Air flies what the crew refers as the triangle route... SEA-PDX-RDD-ACV-PDX-SEA in the morning and SEA-PDX-ACV-RDD-PDX-SEA in the afternoon. Both are on the roomy DASH-400 (36" legroom and free Northwest micro-beer and wine!!). Last November I flew SEA-PDX-(Circled ACV for 30 minutes)-RDD-PDX. We continued on to Redding since Arcata was fogged in. I stayed on the plane and returned Portland because there is nothing to do in Redding and Portland has tons of brewpubs. The next morning I caught the morning flight and went PDX-RDD-ACV. The fog retreated to the end of the runway long enough for us to land. Yes, I made sure I was credited all the mileage for that roundabout 21 hour trip home.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Chugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3443 times:
Can't believe nobody mentioned this one: AS still does SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU-ANC, SEA-KTN-SIT-JNU-ANC, and SEA-JNU-YAK-CDV-ANC, each flight twice a day, going north in the morning and south in the afternoon/evening.