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Did This Provincetown-Boston Air Flt. Exist?  
User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Hello all!

I hope someone can some shed light on something for me.

If you look at:

www.departedflights.com/CHS85p1.html

There is supposedly a Provincetown-Boston Airline flight that operated between Tampa and Charleston, SC using a Cessna. The flight was scheduled for one hour-length in duraction.

Did this flight exist and COULD it have existed?

There is no service listed in the return direction.

There are no other mentions of CHS in the PBA flight itineraries section, just this lone PT 1036 MIA-APF-TPA-CHS.

Furthermore, correct me if i am wrong, but I would imagine CHS-TPA air time would be greater than one hour.

Thanks.

Greg

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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1451 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

I don't think this was an actual flight or a mistype. From looking at the last schedule (12/12/84 & 1/15/85) when PT flew to CHS there was no nonstop from TPA to CHS. However, there was a 1-stop via JAX and it was PT 1038 which left at 7:20p and arrived at 10:10p. PT 1036 only ran from MIA-APF-TPA and ended.

This is as accurate as I can tell from my PT schedule collection, but I can add that this time period was very turbulent for PBA. They got grounded in 11/84 then had a crash in 12/84 and also filed bankruptcy thereafter so there was, I am sure, a lot of schedule changes that did not show up in their paper schedule. Also, the 2/1/85 schedule shows no service to CHS as it was dropped after bankruptcy along with a few other cities.



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