WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2274 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 3): The PA flight continued to DTW. Figure that?
It's not that surprising, because in 1985, DTW was just a focus city for NW. It didn't become a full hub for NW until after the Republic merger the next year. Most passengers going from Detroit to Asia took Republic to California, then Pan Am or JAL to NRT. I'm sure Pan Am added the DTW-ORD tag to enable passengers flying from Detroit to Asia to take PA all the way.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 11): Any other airlines serve the route ever, other than AA and UA of course?
TWA until they stopped their ORD flying west in 1982(?). I was booked DCA-ORD-SFO circa winter of 81/82 shortly before they stopped the flights, but instead took a voluntary bump to route DCA-STL-SFO for the cash and upgrade to 707 First out of STL before the 707s were history.