Timz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Another auction listing, so more trivia:
Inside front cover: "Muse Air is now TransStar." The front cover AA ad features their Nashville hub; turns out they have three 72Ss a day to BNA from BTR-BHM-BOS-CHA-ORD-CVG-DTW-HSV-JAN-MEM-MOB-LGA-EWR, three M80s a day from CLE-LIT-MSY, three M80s from DCA, one of which stops at IAD, three flights from PHL, five from DFW and one M80 from LAX.
Braniff II has hubs at DFW and MCI, and EA is at MCI too. World has a 727 MCI-SFO connecting to the SFO-HNL D10; they also fly OAK-HNL. United has an L15 SFO-HNL; Hawaiian has a weekly L10 SMF-SFO-HNL.
Air Atlanta's hub has spokes to PHL-JFK-MEM-MCO-TPA-MIA; they also fly PHL-MIA and one 727 roundtrip ATL-LWB-JFK.
CO has 50 flights weekly LAX-SJC and 19 weekly SJC-SEA. That wasn't Continental West, was it? Aero West's 146s are supposed to start flying LAS to BUR, ONT, LAX on 22 May PENDING GOVT APPROVAL. Did that ever happen? SunWorld has 733s now with its DC9s.
This must be a mistake-- Jet America has its usual M80 flights, and (it says) they also fly a Beech ORD-RFD and a Twin Otter LGA-FRG.
Two AA M80s BUR-ORD-- and, eff 1 May, two UA 767s. UA also has a D8S (must mean a -71?) LGB-ORD-BDL.
People Express has a 747 EWR-SFO: leave 2215, arrive 0115. But that's better than leaving EWR at 0245 on another 747 and arriving LAX 0545. (They also have another 747 on each route at more normal hours.) Eastern no longer does JFK-LAX/SFO, but they have a 757 nonstop EWR-SFO. Northwest has a 757 TPA-LAX.
At some point UA made a point of flying to 50 states; in this issue they fly ORD-RIC-ILG, DEN-FSD-FAR, and DEN-CPR-RAP. They also fly SFO-ACV-RDD-SFO twice daily, along with ACV-SFO; PSA's 146s compete on ACV-SFO, EUG-SFO and MFR-SFO. Eff 14 May a PSA 146 will fly LAX-MRY-SFO-PSC-YKM.
America West flies 73S/733 thrice daily CID-DSM-PHX, thrice daily SGF-ICT-PHX, twice GJT-DRO-PHX and once DRO-GJT-PHX, twice PUB-COS-PHX and once COS-PUB-PHX.
WesternA318 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
Damn, where did WA send it's 733's at this point and what was TW bringing into SLC? I saw on here an L-1011 in SLC around this time frame, any idea what the routing was? Or if it was an equipment swap?
Man, I remember those days. My wife and I got married in Feb. '86. She lived in Houston and I lived in New Orleans, so I commuted back and forth. The number of flights and airlines coming and going was staggering--CO, MuseAir/TranStar, Southwest. I believe for awhile during that period even Apple Air/New York Air/People Express may have had the route.
Talk about competition.
Flights were something on the order of every hour on the half-hour--cheap too. With advance purchase a oneway was something like $19.00 on TranStar or SW.
When CO began MSY-HOU service I switched to them and racked up the frequent flier miles. I'd get double points, bonus points, you name it. lol
That's how our marriage survived those first two years.
WesternA318 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
Damn, that's a helluva thing to do. I'm doing the same, except I commute from EWR to SLC 3 x a month for my wife and kid. Too bad my routing is usually a 762/738, not on a 747-L10/727 on TW or something such as.
Blackearth From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 4): Damn, that's a helluva thing to do. I'm doing the same, except I commute from EWR to SLC 3 x a month for my wife and kid. Too bad my routing is usually a 762/738, not on a 747-L10/727 on TW or something such as.
Wow, that's a lot worse than my ordeal. I don't know how you handle that one. That's what, a 4 hour flight? And I know it's not $19.00 one way!
MSY-HOU was a snap, a 50 minute flight, on DC-9's or 737's. Anyone know if CO had 727's then? If so, probably that too.
In those pre-9/11 days, I could leave my office at 6 PM on Friday, catch the 7PM to Houston, and be at her house a few minutes after 8. Get dressed for work on Monday, hop on a 6:30 AM flight and be at my desk in New Orleans at 8.
Even that easy routine got old. Odd thing is, the more I flew--and I did this for at least 75 weekends--the more jittery I got about safety. I know it's irrational.
Anyway, hopefully, your situation will improve soon.
UCLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
Yes, AA did fly DC10's DFW-MSY. They were an impressive sight. They usually parked at B7 or B9, and the nose almost reached the concourse wall. They occasionally parked at B2, where the hold room is smaller.
I moved from there to the L.A. area in 1988, under the 24/25 Profile Approach for arrivals from the north and Asia, and the 1st ship I saw each morning was usually a PA A-300 operating SFO-LAX.
UAs L15s were part of their purchase of PA's Pacific operations; they were phased out quickly.
I remember several carriers operating DCA-IAD. I was visiting the Fairfax area that summer and saw a low-flying WA 72S on the route.
Speaking of MC, I never flew them, but while on childhood spotting trips to MSY, their airport customer service staff was always eager to let me visit their ramp and planes briefly for photos.
I remember specifically charting their movements during the summer of '85; now if only I could find the chart...
As I recall, they spent most of their time around SLC. There were a few ops SLC-LAX. I know it sounds strange, but the recollection I have is of service to smaller cities to the north, such as BIL, BTM, BOI, etc.
Stirling From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
Quoting Timz (Thread starter): CO has 50 flights weekly LAX-SJC and 19 weekly SJC-SEA. That wasn't Continental West, was it?
I am going to say yes to that one...
Quoting Timz (Thread starter): Aero West's 146s are supposed to start flying LAS to BUR, ONT, LAX on 22 May PENDING GOVT APPROVAL. Did that ever happen?
They morphed into ROYAL WEST, after purchasing the assetts of a Vegas based Grand Canyon tour operator. Originally they were to have a hub at COS. Wound up ending ops in Feb87. Some charters and subservices after that.
Isitsafenow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2489 times:
I have a NOV 1986 OAG and shows two WA DC10's at SLC...one to SEA and the other to HNL with a stop in SAN.
I see three 727-200's(WA) SLC-JFK.
I see no wide bodies across the river in NYC with any carrier, BUT
I did catch a listing of an Eastern A300 from MIA to FLL...28 minutes gate to gate.
I like Stirlings idea of threads that have Q's and A's on schedules and routes of the past. He is also correct on the LGA-BOS trips using 737-300's.
I may have to pat Stirling on the back with a respect tag in the future.
NorthstarBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2425 times:
i seem to remember, when i was a kid, and i was really into looking at the OAGs my dad brought home from work for me, that Iraqi Airways operated a service from Baghdad to Rio De Janeiro, if my memory serves me it was either a 707 or 747, was there such a service?
and can someone remind me where it stopped enroute?
3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 16): *It was around this time Western had an unusual operation on the EAST COAST....Boston to LaGuardia...four times a day...self-contained; not tags to existing flights....but stand-alone flights. Weird.
They got some LGA slots that had to be used for short flights (under 1000 miles or 500 or something like that, don't know the details). They had to be used or lost. They were in the process of being swallowed up by DL, which would be able to use the slots. So they used them, rather than lose them.
Stirling From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
Quoting 3201 (Reply 23): They got some LGA slots that had to be used for short flights (under 1000 miles or 500 or something like that, don't know the details). They had to be used or lost. They were in the process of being swallowed up by DL, which would be able to use the slots. So they used them, rather than lose them.
I kinda figured it was something like that....interesting.
Wondering why they didn't use them as tags...like they did SLC-IAD-DCA.
Any idea of what the loads were like during that interim period?
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: Stirling--Best Airlines served Rochester starting around 1983. I have their January 7, 1985 timetable. It shows: CLE: 1x DTW, 2x BDL DTW: 2x CLE, 1x B
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