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User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Can anybody remember where the LHR based Pan Am 727`s,used to fly to in Europe?

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User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Pan Am's European 727 fleet were (primarily) used on the LHR - FRA and LHR - TXL route. There were probably other routes as well, but these two immediately spring to mind.

Cheers,
Titch



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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting Titch (Reply 1):
Pan Am's European 727 fleet were (primarily) used on the LHR - FRA and LHR - TXL route. There were probably other routes as well, but these two immediately spring to mind.

LHR-HAM and LHR-MUC as well. United inherited these routes and flew them for a few years. Did PA use the 727s on IGS services to/from TXL?


User currently offlineMd95 From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

I flew once LHR-AMS-MUC


dario
User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4973 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2975 times:
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At various times, they were used on:
LHR-FRA
LHR-HAM-TXL
LHR-MUC
LHR-DUS (only for a short while)
LHR-AMS
LHR-BRU
LHR-FBU-HEL
LHR-CPH (only for a short while)


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9743 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

....and on the IGS of course - various times and I am not sure if it is complete but
TXL to FRA / HAM / STR / NUE / MUC

and before

THF -HAM/HAJ/FRA/STR/NUE/MUC

I am not sure about DUS, they did operate DUS as well, but I would have to look that up if it was both from THF and TXL.


They had both the -100 and -200 in Berlin



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

For some reason I believe they also used to fly ZRH to TXL??? My dad used
to take that flight quite often back in the 80's........

Cheers,


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4973 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
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Quoting PanHAM (Reply 5):
I am not sure about DUS, they did operate DUS as well, but I would have to look that up

PA did have TXL-DUS (something like 3 flights a day) for a short while in the eighties. Also, getting further off-topic, towards the end, they even had ATR42s from TXL to Kiel, Dortmund, Westerland/Sylt, BSL and CPH.

Quoting Swissy (Reply 6):
For some reason I believe they also used to fly ZRH to TXL???

Yes, PA had a single daily 727 flight between ZRH and TXL (PA624/625) before they started JFK-ZRH. Once JFK-ZRH came online, they had a mini-hub in ZRH with 727s running ZRH-TXL, ZRH-STR-TXL as well as ZRH-GVA-IST. For a short while, they even had ZRH-ZAG I believe.


User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Thanks for the in sight Panamair, that's what I thought..... PA had quite the
network going in Europe..... miss these days.

Cheers,


User currently offline747ENG From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

In Mid 80,s I was a FBU based engineer for Pan Am and there was a daily Flt 098 from FBU to LHR which as I recall was a through flight to MIA with aircraft change to 747 in LHR then the return sector was back to FBU on 727 again as a through flt from MIA. In between there was a afternoon flight back to Berlin via CPH, 2 days a week the a/c nightstopped instead at HEL so FBU was just a transit.

The a/c were a motley collection of different series of 727 necessating keeping 4 sets of IPC and MM tapes, the aircraft mostly rather geriatric.

One inbound a/c went tech big time in FBU requiring an engine change and the end result was a 2 engine ferry to FRA, after a lengthy troublshooting and preparation process, de activating process for the U/S engine and additional checks on remaining engines. FAA ferry permit issued, special authorised ferry crew and min fuel, daylight flight to FRA. 31 hrs duty time I did on that occasion as no other staff available.. Always thought that was a bit scary even under those conditions Dont know what happens to a 727 even very lightly loaded if you lose another engine ??


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

UA continued to operate the B727s from LHR for a while after buying PanAm's LHR operation. UA operated them to GVA among other places.

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