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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Hello,

I know Swissair had some flights to PHL.

Can anyone tell me if they were non-stop?
What frequency did they have?
What aircraft did they operate?
When did they start/discontinue the flight?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Swissair had a daily one-stop service to ZRH-PHL via BOS on a 743. I don't know when they started, but they stopped in Oct. '98. I hope that helps.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Swissair operated service to Philadelphia from Zurich, via Boston, but dropped the service in 1998. The flight used to operate with a 747-300.

Makes you wonder if and when US Airways will start a
Zurich service from Philadelphia??



User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Hey All,

Here is few pics of SR B743
First two pictures from BOS


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Photo © Rafal Szczypek



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Those pictures from October 1998 at PHL


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Regards,
Rafal


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Hello,

Thank you for the information.

When did Swissair start the BOS route please?
What about the PHL route?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1023 times:

A long time ago....probably in the 1970's. The route was usually served with a DC10-30 aircraft, then switched to the 747-300. After the 743's were retired the MD11 was used, but now it seems the A330 is flying that route.

The Philadelphia route was added later. Not sure when though.

This has been a very profitable route for SR and one of its original USA routes.



User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1028 times:

I just wanted to say that Swissair does not plan to return to Philadelphia. The managment has cancelled most of the one stop flights because they werent doing too good econmically.
I have personnaly flown that route and there were maybe 20 people on board on the PHL-BOS route. In BOS the plane became really packed.

From what i know i think BOS became a Swissair destination in maybe 1948? . BOS is currently served twice daily with an A330-200 (sometimes the first flight is an MD11).

Avion


User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1024 times:

Ahh forgot something: Swissair service to BOS was first flown with a DC-6.

Avion


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

I've heard (prior to merger talks) that Zurich is one of US Airways' next European destinations.

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