DFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
My memory isn't what it used to be and perhaps someone could help me find an old flight I was on in October of 1978. I was flying TLV-BOM. The flight made a stop in Tehran. I'm thinking it was an El Al flight but may be mistaken. All I know is that after we landed the airport was closed for three days. I was able to catch a flight to Kabul and then on to DEL after they reopened the airport. Any help would be appreciated. (at the time I didn't know there was a revolution starting)
SeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1296 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1704 times:
Thanks for the link ... Used to take many of those flights on United (dad was a UA pilot) out of Denver Stapleton, particularly to New York JFK to visit the grandparents and #114 from HNL to LAX to DEN (and its sister flight #193 DEN to LAX to HNL) for our yearly family vacation - the only 747 service to Denver in the 1970s. I had forgotten how they posted the widebody flights in RED. Nice trip down memory lane.
NWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
Quoting JohnJ (Reply 3): Just to let you know I really enjoy your site. Thanks for taking the effort to put it up.
Thanks from me as well
Quoting CWAFlyer (Reply 4): Greg
I've really enjoyed what you've done. A lot of good memories
I have memories of trips taken as well
Quoting SeeTheWorld (Reply 7): Used to take many of those flights on United (dad was a UA pilot) out of Denver Stapleton, particularly to New York JFK to visit the grandparents and #114 from HNL to LAX to DEN (and its sister flight #193 DEN to LAX to HNL) for our yearly family vacation - the only 747 service to Denver in the 1970s.
Thanks for the trip report
Here's something interesting: NW flight 7 in 1983 is as follows: PHL-DTW-MSP/DC10, MSP-SEA/747. If memory serves me correctly, the 747 continues to Tokyo and beyond. In August 1982, NW flight 7 was: PHL-DTW-MSP-SEA-ANC/DC10. I flew the entire segment as a "um" (I was 16 yrs old then). A breakfast and two lunches were served .
B52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
Thanks for the memories...confirmed a bunch of stuff and raised my eyebrows at some interesting facts (most pertaining to BOS, area in which I grew up):
1. I've always thought my first flight on an L10 was BOS-MCO-BOS in late Jan/early Feb `80. This confirmed that...neat memory, 6 years old at the time and ohhh...the plane was so big compared to the others I'd been on previous.
2. There was actually scheduled service between BOS and MHT...not just with the Precision propjets, but with DL mainline 722s. Looks like this went away by `83....and service between BOS and ASH (Nashua)! I went to HS/college in the area, learned to fly out of ASH, never knew there was ever commercial service there.
3. Sheer #s of heavies on short routes to/from BOS....from BDL/YUL/all three NYC/PHL...and only service to IAD was an NW D10!
4. Some flight numbers have been on the same route at approx. the same times for a LONG time. I flew TW754 BOS-LHR and TW753 LHR-BOS in Apr `90 both ways on an L10. Flight continued onto and came from SFO, as it had back in `79. Another sad irony....AA11 was the morning BOS-LAX run as early as `79, then as a D10, not sure when it switched permanently to a 762. Very sad a 20+yr service had to meet such a tragic end.
5. By `83 BOS-DTW was all NW/republic. Believe it's still that way today.
and non-BOS related...
6. What's up with CLE? TONS of service there in `79 with the mainlines, and big airplanes to boot. Has the population of Cleveland decreased that significantly in the last 20+ years?