AAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
I'm sure this topic has been dicussed before time and time again, but the search engine has failed me. Since nwa will retire there last dc-10 in january, I was wondering where swissair and klm flew their md-11s to from the US?destinations from lax would be prefered. thanxs in advance.
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4551 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
Swissair's MD11s used to operate to virtually every North American gateway of the airline, including JFK, BOS, ATL, ORD, MIA, SFO, LAX and YUL. MD11s were not normally deployed to EWR (A310, later A330), IAD (A330), PHL (B743) but have on occasion anyway been flying there.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4439 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3328 times:
The word "flew" in your question is a bit confusing, I guess you mean where KLM and Swissair fly their MD-11s NOW because you want to spot or fly them at LAX.
Swiss, the follow up airline of Swissair, retired their last MD-11s in 2004.
KLM will continue to fly them for about 10 more years. SFO is usually an MD-11 destination. Their fleet is mainly focussed for low yield O/D flights like the Antilles, Latin America and mid Africa.
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