Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2084 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?
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2026 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 !
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