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Snapshot: LAX 1962  
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Following are all the weekday nonstop arrivals into LAX as listed in the May 1962 QR North Amer OAG.

ABQ-- TW 707

ATL-- DL DC8

BFL-- four UA CV340, one PC Martin

BAL-- two AA 707, one TW 707, one UA DC8

BOS-- AA 707, one TW 720B

BUR-- PC 13/week Martin, 11/week F27

ORD-- AA two 720B, three 707; UA three DC8, one 720; TW two 880, one 707; CO three 707

CLE-- UA 720, AA 720B

DAL-- AA two 707, one 720B; DL 880 and DC8

DEN-- UA three DC8, one 720; CO three 707; TW one 1049G

YIP-- UA DC8

ELP-- CO 707 and Visc; AA 720B

FAT-- two UA CV340, one TW 1049G

GUA-- PA "JET" 3/wk

HNL-- two UA DC8; PA two "JET" plus 2/wk "JET" (JL not listed, but 3?/wk)

HOU-- NA DC8 and Elec; CO 707

MKC-- CO 707; TW 720B and 880

LAS-- UA DC6, DC7, and 720; TW 707, 880 and 1049G; three WA DC6B and four WA Elec; four BL F27

LHR-- 3/wk PA 707; 2/wk TW 707 to start 11 May; who knows how rarely they made it nonstop. BOAC started a "nonstop" in 1961, but it's gone now.

LGB-- UA CV340

MZT-- MX DC6

MEX-- MX Comet, weekly RG 707, WA 720B

MKE-- UA 720

MSY-- DL 880, NA DC8

IDL-- three UA DC8, five AA 707, three TW 707

OAK-- TW 1049G

OKC-- AA 720B, TW 707

ONT-- three BL F27, one WA DC6B

OXR-- two PC Martin

PPT-- not shown here, but probably a weekly TAI DC8

ORY-- 2/week TW 707, presumably not actually nonstop

PHL-- TW 707, AA 707

PHX-- CO 707, two Visc, and 5/wk DC7B; TW three 880; AA 720B; WA Elec and 720B

PIT-- TW 880

PDX-- UA DC8, WA 720B

RNO-- UA DC7 2/wk

RAL-- three BL F27

SAC-- six UA DC7, three WA Elec

STL-- two TW 707, TW 880, AA 720B

SLC-- two WA 707

SAN-- NA Elec; UA two 720, six DC7, four CV340; DL 880; WA three Elec and a 3/wk DC6B; AA 707, 720B, DC7 and two DC6; PS Elec 30/week. One of those AA DC6s was flight 625, leaving LGA at 2320 and arriving LAX at 1603 after stops at PHL DCA BNA MEM DAL ACF MAF ELP DUG TUS PHX SAN.

SFO-- UA four DC8, eight 720, six DC7, one DC6 and a 2/week DC7; WA four 720B and five Elec; TW three 707, one 880 and one 1649; PS Elec 49/week. Also three PA 707s en route to LHR, three more en route to GUA and beyond to GIG, and one from LHR via SFO. Two WA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW 707s en route to LHR, starting 11 May.

SJC-- PC two Martin and one F27

SNA-- three BL F27

SBA-- three UA CV340; PC three F27, one Martin

SEA-- WA 720B, two UA 720

SFJ-- SK DC8 (yes, it was daily)

TPA-- NA DC8

TUS-- AA DC7

[Edited 2008-04-14 12:42:22]

[Edited 2008-04-14 12:45:10]

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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Wow... LAX-SNA has been around a while... and only just now 45 years later, it's gone. At least I got to fly it once.


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3529 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

I'm surprised by how many jets there were - if you think about it, in 1962, they didn't have anything smaller than a 720 ... the 727 was two years away, DC-9 was three, and the 737 five ... yet it seems that about 75 percent of the flights out of LAX were on jet type (707/720/DC-8/Convair 880). Pretty interesting - must have been incredibly loud!

Also, I notice IDL (I'm assuming it's Idlewild Airport - now JFK) has 11 flights per day. It doesn't say whether or not all those were non-stops ... were they?



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

No EWR, IAD must not yet have been open. YIP still had commercial service.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2443 times:



Quoting Planespotting (Reply 2):
It doesn't say whether or not all those were non-stops ... were they?

That's what this refers to

Quoting Timz (Thread starter):
Following are all the weekday nonstop arrivals



User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8143 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

That. Is. Awesome. Thank you so much.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25754 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Thanks for the schedule list.


Now I can see with all the 707/DC8 operations why an entire community of beach front housing west of LAX was purchased and demolished result of all the noise and smoke.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25652 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2309 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
IAD must not yet have been open.

IAD opened in November 1962.


User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Interesting UA Cv340 to LGB-----Is this a point-to-point routing or a segment of a muti-stop route? Thanks for the answers.

Interesting DC8 by SK daily to SondreStromfjord and onwards to CPH


User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2247 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2043 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
YIP still had commercial service.

In 1962, Los Angeles - Detroit was a UA monopoly route - one of the largest monopolies in the US at the time. It wasn't until 1966 that AA was allowed to fly Detroit-LAX non stop (instead of via Chicago) and TWA was allowed to fly Detroit-LAX non stop (instead of via St. Louis). TWA's non stops were cancelled in 1967, due to an equipment shortage after TWA lost two aircraft at CVG in the same month, but AA's lasted until 1983.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1895 times:



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
UA Cv340 to LGB-----Is this a point-to-point routing or a segment

It shows that flight as SAN-LGB-LAX; the return flight was SAC-SCK-SFO-MRY-SBA-LAX-LGB-SAN.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25652 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1826 times:



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
Interesting DC8 by SK daily to SondreStromfjord and onwards to CPH

That route started in 1954, the first West Coast-Europe direct flights via the polar route. DC-6B initially (with another stop at YWG), then DC-7C with only the SFJ stop, then the DC-8. The SFJ stop was dropped when the DC-8-62 was introduced a few years later.


User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Thanks Vsicount724! SK polar route history should be written in detailed in airline books!!

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

SAS switched from CPH-SFJ-LAX to CPH-SEA-LAX by the end of 1966-- maybe because they had a couple of DC8-55s by then.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6072 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

I'm surprised to see that there were jet flights to both Ontario AND Riverside. That said, the terminal building there in Riverside, while small, does look like it could hold some airline activity (although, now with the TSA, the building wouldn't work.)


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