Some unusual questions:
-The domestic carriers' aircraft did fly on to Europe, but what about vice versa?
-What specific models were used? Did Delta use the -33s they bought from Pan Am?
-Did Northwest Orient participate in it to Europe, or was that just Braniff and Delta? Route maps from Airchive seem to indicate this to be the case.
A999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
The 7 ex-PanAm DC-8-33s were indeed deployed on the DL/PA interchange to Europe (and on selected long-haul domestic routes as well). At that time you could see the Delta Widget at LHR! The others I have no info about, but as the domestic carriers flew to Europe they also had to return, didn`t they?
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
There were also interchanges at Boston between Pan Am, Delta, and Northwest. More often than not, it was a Northwest B707 that operated PanAm's Boston-London flight in the Winter, and a Delta DC-8 between Boston and Paris. I believe the Northwest flight was operated MSP-DTW-BOS-LHR and the Delta flight ATL-IAD-BOS-Paris (not sure whether ORY or CDG at that point)
Added: I think the actual interchanges may have taken place at DTW and IAD since neither Delta nor Northwest operated on their own to BOS at that time.