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Flying LON-MAF 19 Years Ago  
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

In 1986 my parents and brother flew to Midland, TX (IIRC - somewhere near there if not actually exactly there). They flew London to Atlanta and missed the connection to another airport (in TX) because the plane had to return to London with a flap problem, which meant a fast landing. Because there were no rooms in Atlanta that night, they were flown up to Cincinnati where they stayed the night. Next day they flew CVG-ATL-Texas-Midland. I believe the plane was a 3-engine plane, a Tristar perhaps.

Can somebody fill me in on a few facts please?
1. My parents claim it was LHR they flew from. I think it was LGW.
2. What airline would they have flown with? Delta?
3. What airport would they have gone via in Texas? IAH?
4. Would the plane have been a Tristar? Any ideas on any of the others?

Thanks

Geoff M.

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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Geoff M

Until 1988 there were two carriers on the LGW-ATL route
  • British Caledonian who used DC10-30s
  • Delta who used the Tristar-500


As you know BCal was taken over by BA in 1988. Since Delta still operate LGW-ATL, under the Bermuda Agreement BA can only fly to ATL from LGW.

AFAIK there have never been any direct services from LHR to ATL.

Sorry, cannot help you on the other questions.

BCal



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Just estimations, but with these hints, I would vote for DL.
Due to Bermuda 2, departure on DL to ATL probably was from LGW.
DL´s big hub in Texas was DFW until recently.
While TriStars were in service with DL until about 2002 (IIRC), it is a little bit more likely that your flight in a threeholer (or Triholer) was on a B727.

No guarantee, just my estimations !
-HT



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User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Also as DL has a hub at CVG this points to DL being the airline


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Thanks for the information. Delta and Gatwick do seem the most likely.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

They probably flew Delta the entire trip (Delta Connection ASA on the DFW-MAF route).

Did Delta ever have a DFW-LGW flight? Maybe I'm thinking of DFW-FRA.



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