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Air China Service To JFK, LAX And SFO In The '90s  
User currently offlineTracks From China, joined Mar 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone has information on the Air China flights between PEK and JFK, SFO and LAX in the 1990s - specifically if any of them were operated non stop and if not where they made tech stops (Anchorage?) and whether they were daily flights or operated less frequently. Also does anyone have confirmation that with the exception of NW's DTW-PEK service (starting in 1999) no U.S. airlines operated non stop services between the two countries during the 1990s?


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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

With regard to Air China (known for part of the 90's as CAAC), 747SP's operated nonstop from Shanghai to SFO 4x per week.1x per week the flight continued to LAX, and 2x per week the flight continued on to JFK with no traffic rights on the domestic sectors. Air China didn;t fly PEK to North America unti later.

CA985 Dep. Shanghai 1700 Arr. SFO 1150 Mondays Equip: 74L
CA983 Dep. Shanghai 1255 Arr. SFO 0745 Dep. SFO 0900 Arr. LAX 1040 Fridays Equip: 74L
CA 981 Dep. Shanghai 1345 Arr. SFO 0835 Dep. SFO 1030 Arr. JFK 1845 Wednesdays, Saturdays Equip: 74L

CA986 Dep. SFO 1330 Arr. Shanghai 1925+1 Mondays Equip: 74L
CA984 Dep. LAX 1200 Arr. SFO 1325 Dep. SFO 1435 Arr. Shanghai 2030+1 Fridays Equip: 74L
CA982 Dep. JFK 0930 Arr. SFO 1250 Dep. SFO 1420 Arr. Shanghai 2015+1 Thursdays, Sundays Equip:74L

Air China operated an interesting concept during the late 80's and 90's. Shanghai was the gateway city to North America. Guangzhou was the gateway to Southeast Asia and Australia, and Beijing was the gateway to Europe and the Middle East.

User currently offlineTracks From China, joined Mar 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

Thanks Planenutz, that's exactly the info I was looking for.

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