Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
I have a Sept 1962 OAG showing DC-8 service between SJU-IDL only. No other mainland city served. You would think they would have served MIA. I also have a Sept 8, 1970 Trans Caribbean Airways schedule and it shows no BOS service. They did serve IAD and EWR by that time but I think with 727-200's not DC-8's (still no MIA, hmmm). Unfortunately, the schedule does not indicate what type of equipment is used. Pictures show DC-8's still operated into JFK in 1970 so we know that. Trans Caribbean also flew non-stop from JFK to AUA, PAP and CUR in 1970. Just don't know if these flights were flown with DC-8's or 727's.
Dc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
I know they served San Juan. I also recall them flying a charter to LGW in 1970 with a DC-8-61. Trans International acquired one of their -61s and because of the bug infestation that particular DC-8 was dubbed the Roach Coach.
Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1941 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
The day American took over, the DC-8's were replaced by 707's. AA never operated the DC-8. Sort of like when UA took over Capital. The DC-4's and L-049's operated on Capital's last day, June 30, 1961, and were parked.
Ordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
For what it's worth, I was a student in BOS during the 70's and I distinctly remember, shortly after AA took them over, seeing a Trans Carib DC-8 at the AA gates operating either a scheduled or chtr or xtra section or whatever. but it was there. perhaps this was just part of the transition...
Expex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
It's funny you mentioned the BOS remark. I have an older book that has a picture of a Trans Caribbean DC-8 and the caption reads "at Boston Logan International Airport". I figured it was just a charter. Nice info! Thanks!
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Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5401 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 2): I have a Sept 1962 OAG showing DC-8 service between SJU-IDL only. No other mainland city served. You would think they would have served MIA.
Does this 1962 OAG have airport diagrams? I'm especially interested in the terminal layout of MIA Especially which concourses the airlines had their gates! If possible it would be really cool if you could can these diagrams and post on A-Net.