SXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8603 times:
I read on an internet encyclopedia that Olympic was the first airline that flew towards all 5 continents is it true and when did it happen?
I also read that they used to have a Yak 40 during the 70s is there any photo is it true as well?
RamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8565 times:
I don't know if this makes a difference but, the Australian flights aren't from the US "technically". I appears that the flights are from islands that are classified as Ocenea or Australian(in reference to continent). OAs service would of been direct from ATH.
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3203 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8392 times:
you know, im russian and i definately seperate north america and south america into two continents... i think you'd more likely consider europe asia as one continent than north/south america... or if the suez canal didnt exist... africa/europe/asia are all one... as well as north/south america... and considering the theory that australia and antarctica are islands... that leaves us with two continents... and most major airlines fly to both of them
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Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8388 times:
Quoting ACAfan (reply 11): Only schoolchildren living in the United States separate America into two continents. Schoolchildren everywhere else in the world count America as one.
I'm going off topic, but I actually find this quite strange seeing that it is accepted in science that North and South America are on seperate major tectonic plates and are were seperate landmasses when Pangea fragmented. On the other hand, Europe and Asia are on the same major tectonic plate and doesn't seem to have seperated at anytime during their drift, but we all still consider them as seperate continents.
The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Every national flag in the world includes at least one of the five colors, which are (from left to right) blue, yellow, black, green, and red. It is important to emphasize that Pierre de Coubertin never said nor wrote that the colors of the rings were linked with the different continents
Qantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5954 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8225 times:
the actual saying was "Olympic Airways, The Airline Of 5 Continents" that was in reference to the rings on the tail, although they didn't actually fly to all 5 continents, it was more just a symbolic thing.
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0A340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8188 times:
Back to the original topic, indeed in the early 70's OA was actually flying to five continents, with JFK & YYL in the America(s), SYD & MEL in Australia, JNB, Nairobi, CAI in Africa, SIN and M.E. destinations in Asia and lots of EU destinations.
The motto was kept thru the 80's even when the Aussie flights were suspented, and re-surrected in the early 90's when BKK, Tokyo, BOS, ORD, Toronto were added to the long-range network. Of course all this was short-lived, designed with low-frequency, multi-stop B742 operations, when the world was moving towards high-frequency, non-stop B767-sized operations, with alliances and high-quality service being in top priorities.
All these were absent from the minds of the -90's style operations. What would you expect from state-fed managers, blackmailed by unions and afraid of public opinion.
Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8148 times:
hm i love the route map of Pan Am (d'ACA Fan). Just wondering, did not PA fly Jakarta Sydney and on to the US ? (this JKT SYD route did not seem to appear on the map) ?With the B707. This according to a relative who knows airplanes and route coz she used to work for TWA back, as she said, in the good old days when flying was fun and people dressed up to go to the airport !!