FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2653 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.
ANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
a bit 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.