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Quick - Did Continental Serve China In The 1970s?  
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3196 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, 3084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3176 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 (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3120 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, 3042 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

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

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