Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
I believe that the original 747-123s were used on transcontinental services: JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, ORD-LAX, ORD-SFO and maybe BOS-LAX. I remember flying one from SFO to JFK on the "red-eye" service back in the 70s when i was a young teenager. Remember, back then Dallas was not the super-hub that it is today for AA. The 747SP, which came later and were purchased from TWA, flew mainly the DFW-NRT route, and before retirement, also flew a some transatlantic services, mainly JFK-LHR and JFK-BRU.
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 794 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
I had the opprotunity to fly on one AA's B747-123's from LAX-HNL back in the early eighties.
It was the only time I got sick on a plane. I had flown from YYT-YYZ-LAX and then was enroute to HNL. It was a very long day for a little kid!!
I made the return trip (HNL-SFO) on one of AA's DC-10's.
In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1881 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
Just for the record...All AA flights transferred to DFW when it opened in 1974. I beleive I read that all operators then at DAL had to move to DFW. The Wright Amendment was then concocted to"protect" the investment at DFW. It has been only recently that AA went back to Love after the Wright Amendment was finally overturned.
On the subject, 747-123's yes, most were used transcon, hawaii, and San Juan seervices to JFK. They were traded to PAN AM in the early 80's after the PA/NA merger for the DC-10's of the old NA.(miss those sun kings!)The DFW-NRT was flown with 747SP's acquired from TWA and were rebuilt in Japan for AA prior to entering service on that route.