Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6465 posts, RR: 8 Posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2293 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.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2107 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?
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.
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.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5417 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1068 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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