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User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Can anyone tell me what routes Trans Caribbean Airways (THE original) flew their DC-8s on? Did they serve Boston?

Weird, far out questions - I know - but thanks in advance for your input nonetheless!


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Looks like JFK for sure ... but there could be others


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User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2499 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.


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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2499 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.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Quoting Dc863 (Reply 3):
a charter to LGW in 1970 with a DC-8-61

They had a DC-8-61?

When did they merge-- 1970?


User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Thanks for all your help guys!

Chuck G
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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Here's a link to the fleet history of Trans Caribbean. Sorry, no route maps & designations served then. Regards.
http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/tca.html



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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

American bought the carrier in 1971.

User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Thanks for the link of the fleet. The same site shows the DC-8s in American's fleet. American never operated them though did they?

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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1997 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2131 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.

User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
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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...

User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1989 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!

Chuck
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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1984 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!  airplane  If possible it would be really cool if you could can these diagrams and post on A-Net.



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