Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Another auction, so more trivia, from the December 1984 North American OAG:
It seems Northeastern ended their DC-8 flights this month; a couple flights ISP-FLL and ISP-MCO-PBI were to change D8S to 72S eff 15 December. They also have 727/72S MDW-PIE-MCO-PHL-BDL and back, BDL-PBI-FLL-MSY-LAS-SAN and back, and all the JFK flights are A300: JFK-MIA, JFK-FLL, and JFK-MCO-MSY-LAX.
Regent Air (727-100s "serving 35 in luxury", fare $785) still isn't in the schedule listing, but their full-column ads show two flights each way LA-NY daily except Sat. Airports not specified-- when they did appear in the schedule listing it was LAX-EWR.
Far West is still flying its YS11s around California, but Davies/Quastler say they expired on 13 Dec. Coincidence: another YS11 airline was to start on 12 Dec, Fort Worth Airlines with two nonstops each weekday AUS-FTW, ten HOU-FTW and two SAT-FTW.
Can you name the airline that scheduled a 747 to Des Moines? For just one day, but it's in this OAG: Transamerica flight 2, HNL-DFW-DSM-STL on one of its weekly trips. Usually they flew HNL-DFW-STL.
Commuters in Sidney NY (SXY) had it good: Susquehanna Airlines would fly them to Binghampton at 0625 (Piper), 0630 (B99), 0630 (Heron), 0635 (Gulfstream), or 0700 (Heron). Somehow their Herons must have looked out of place at JFK and LGA. By the way, 1967/68 Jane's says the Riley Heron had a "service ceiling, two engines out 15,000 ft". At MTOW, it says (13500 lb).
Vegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
Question for you Timz, is there any RA flights from DTW-LAS N/S on DC9 or MD80's, I distinctly remember flying RA on those runs, not sure if it was 84 or 85. Thanks in Advance for any help. Vegasplanes
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
It was about this time that AA was first beginning service to BFL. Two flights a day, outbound in the morning SBA-BFL-DFW, mid-morning DFW-BUR-BFL-DFW, and an evening DFW-BFL-SBA. The morning "triangle" was eventually rerouted as DFW-BFL-SBA-DFW.
I wonder if any of the MD-80's that started that route are still flying...
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