Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
In another thread about DTW, it was stated that AZ used to fly regular passenger service (Not Charter) to Detroit using both DC-8-62 and B747's. I don't remember AZ being in Detroit other than the Cargo services they flew here to bring the Cadillac Allante bodies to the Motor City.
Can any of our Alitalia experts confirm that they had pax service here?
Please prove me wrong so I can learn something today and apologize to DTW9!
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
Quoting Dc8jet (Reply 2): Yes AZ did have regular service into DTW. Not exactly sure of the exact time but I think it was in the early to mid 1970s. I never saw the DC-8-62s but saw the 747s quite often.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
Also there was a tour operator that did charters to Italy from DTW during the Summer months, I can not recall there name right now, they might and this is a slight might, have chartered AZ at one time. I remember them operating from the late 80's until the 90's when the tour operator I worked for them took them over, well took the flights over.
Dtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
DTWClipper I haven't given up yet finding the info on AZ flights to DTW. I remember going out to the airport at dinner time just to see the 74's when they started flying them in. They parked in front of the American Airlines cargo building along with BA's flight from London before the days of the Berry. Used to go up on the top level of the old parking stuctures and get a clear view of both aircraft. customs at the time was under concorse A,and they used buses to transfer the passengers.always used to be a charter or two there also. Then when they ran the allante bodies for GM they parked in almost the same place to unload.But I assure you the flight numbers were 674 and 675,some things just never leave your brain and for me this is one of them. In fact in May 73 I arrived on an Overseas National flight from London and we parked next to the AZ