Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7130 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4378 times:
Couldn't find the thread-- but a while back guys were discussing early ETOPS flights and somebody said Air France flew an A300 from JFK to the Caribbean in the late 1970s. Sure nuff, the 3/76 OAG shows a nonstop A300 from JFK to Pointe a Pitre. Of course they could stay within 60 minutes/400 nm (or whatever) of an airport with a moderate dogleg, but seems to me the guy said they did get outside the 60-minute limit. Anybody heard of such a thing at that time?
Would it have to be an A300B2 in 3/76? Would that be a longish trip for a B2?
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3941 times:
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 2): Wouldn't the registration F-ODCY indicate that it was registered in the DOM's, so there would be indeed a chance that this particular aircraft was used on the JFK-PTP run?
No. It doesn't mean anything : The A320 based now in PTP is registered F-GKXC. And actually, F-ODCY was never really usd by AF. It was painted in AF's livery but used by Airbus Industries. It was later sold to Hapag LLoyd, Dan Air London, Air Inter, and since 1995 by Grand Air.