DC8paxFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
Hello everybody,I just wanted to tell everyone about an upcoming article I wrote for Airliners (April 2001).It is about our passenger DC-8s. I am an airline pilot for Air Transport International. We fly pax/combi DC-8-62s and cargo DC-8-63/71s! I have lots of video from a recent trip, flying a pax DC-8 from California to Honolulu to Johnston Atoll and Kwajalein Is, Marshall Is in December 2000. We have no plans to retire our DC-8s. They come from many airlines:JAL,Braniff,SAS,UTA,Alitalia and United.
Thanks Mark B.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1894 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
Wow! I certainly look forward to your article! I didn't know that ATI flew -CF models - I thought all ATI's DC-8s were full freighters. I'd love to see another passenger DC-8; this fine aircraft holds a special place in my heart as it is the type on which I had my first flight.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
DC8paxFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 960 times:
ATI just parked 7 DC-8-63s.Most will not return.ATI furloughed about 48 F/Os and 25 PFEs due to BAX cutting the DC-8 routes in half in TOL. No pax -62s were effected, and they will keep some DC-8-63s for international adhoc.
The pictures shown are N41CX in ICX colors, which was acquired by ATI.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4117 posts, RR: 37 Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 833 times:
I am looking forward to your report in Airliners! As a DC-8 lover, I was very exited when I read this subjectline...
but I technically don't consider ATI's operation a REAL passenger operation. I believe your only 'passengers' are military and CIA staff. There are other DC-8s around with seats installed, like the French Air Force ones and a few private ones. But still I consider the final true passenger flights of the DC-8 happened in the mid 90s, when Marshall Air, Rich Air and Advance (Canada) ceased ops.
Any comment? Are there any ATI flights where a normal fare paying passenger (like me) can get on? I'd be the first in line !
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
DC8paxFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 821 times:
ATI is a supplemental carrier, just like World, Emery, Arrow, or past airlines like RICH International or Capitol or MGM Grand.
ATI is a full service airline. It is true that most of our customers are military personal or their dependents or contractors of the goverment. We fly the same routes all over the world with a published route structure and timetable for AMC. You, as a civilian cannot fly on the French DC-8-72s. You can fly on an ATI DC-8. Get a group together and fly!!!! It wont be cheap though.
DC8paxFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 755 times:
ATI pax DC-8s can be found late at night at the international terminal at BWI!!!!! They fly nonstop to Greenland, Germany, Azores and New Jersy! AMC gate. Pax board by mobil lounge, pilots by jet bridge.
DC8paxFLYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 714 times:
I just flew both SAS birds back-to-back!!!! I also took all my video from these aircraft, some of it with both pax DC-8s next to each other in Honolulu DEC 2000. I flew one,N799AL ex SAS OY-KTE sn45922/335 from PHNL-PJON-PHNL and the next day N41CX exSAS
SE-DBI sn46129/523 PHNL-PKWA-PHNL.