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When Did Air California First Get 737s?  
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Air California started with Electras in ... 1968, was it? Now somebody in the other thread says there's a pic of a 737-159 in Air California paint in 1968. How long did they fly Electras (originally, that is-- not the TVL flights later)? When did they start DC-9s and when 737s?

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

They started in 1967 with Electras and quickly moved to 737's in 1968. I don't recall the Electras staying on non-TVL flights, except to open up OAK-SNA. SFO-SNA was all jet within 1968. Anyone else remember the original livery with the black nose?


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MD-80's and BAe-146's came in after the 1981 name change and new AirCal livery. I don't recall the exact dates, but ~1984 seems plausible.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

The 9/68 timetable shows DC-9s (were they -30s?) SNA-SFO and Electras to OAK and SJC.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 2):
The 9/68 timetable shows DC-9s

I never recall DC-9's for Air California at that time, but anything's possible, of course. Their timetable a month later clearly shows a 737 in the old black-nosed livery.




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