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Quick - Did Continental Serve China In The 1970s?  
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5817 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

QUICK question-
Did Continental serve China in the 1970s? Have they EVER served China before this past spring (2005)?
PLEASE help me to settle a dispute...
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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

I don't believe so--not regular scheduled service to mainland China, at least. Unless it was some sort of charter, like the time they sent an Air Mike 737 (in CO colors) to Hainan to pick up the crew of that P-3 that got hit by a Chinese fighter.

In fact, I don't believe any U.S. airline operated regular service to mainland China during the 1970s. Pan Am was the first to resume flights, in 1981.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

a bit  offtopic  but I recall a Pan Am delegate at some meeting, or another, saying in all seriousness. "There is only one China, and Pan Am flies to both of them"

There is a story, probably an urban myth, about Canadian Pacific's first, and only flight into Shanghai. The Maoists were marching to the airport as the aircraft was preparing for departure. The CP official, who was leaving on that flight, offered a seat to the NorthWest Orient station manager. Apparently the station manager said, no thanks - this will blow over in a couple of weeks! He didn't get out for 10 years.


User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2924 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

AirMike served TPE via GUM but CO never served mainland China until Nov. 1st of this year.

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