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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Does anyone know if any version of the Comet 4 was used on Trans-Atlantic service? Or did it arrive too late and was beaten out by the 707/DC-8/VC-10? Also, if it was used, which airline used it (Besides BOAC...) Thanks in advance...


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User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

I am pretty sure that the Comet-4 did see Transatlantic service with BEA/BOAC. Mexicana also had a few Comet-4s that must have flown t/a from Mexico to Europe.

The Comet-4 however found its niche with Dan-Air as a second tier operator well into the late 70s, I believe they snapped up most of the airworthy Comet-4s as they became available. Other Comet-4s were operated by MEA in the Middle East and by East-African.

The Comet is one of my favorite a/c, beautiful graceful lines if not a bit cramped inside compared to its competitors.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

BOAC started London-NY with the Comet 4 in October 1958-- I think they made two or three round trips before Pan Am started their 707-120's. As I recall they withdrew it from the North Atlantic about two years later, except perhaps for a few flights into Prestwick or someplace.

Has Mexicana ever flown transatlantic? In any case I seriously doubt they ever flew Comet 4C's across.


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
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I have flown on the Comet 4B on both BEA and Olympic, although not trans-Atlantic.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineChris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Aerolineas Argentinas used their Comets on flights to LHR and Europe.

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