747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 717 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5080 times:
NW's GLA service lasted until the early to mid-90s. I have to check my timetables, but I think CPH was flown from BOS too. FRA and CDG were definitely flown during the days of the BOS transatlantic hub. In fact I believe CDG was a continuation of an MSP-BOS flight on the DC10.
BN never served CPH but they did serve CDG from BOS.
Also, the infamous TW847 (hijacked in 1985) was routed ATH-FCO-BOS-LAX (727 from ATH-FCO, then 747 on FCO-BOS-LAX).
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Northwest Orient Airlines: The world is going our way!
Actually their HEL-BOS route has been non-stop from last? summer already.
Their summer routes to Boston and Toronto is a strange product, called 'Leisure flights' by AY.
They use cramped B752, with limited leg room and charter-like service onboard, but you can book the flights on their website, like it was an ordinary scheduled service. This comes as unpleasant surprise for some pax who haven't noticed the difference. And the prices arent especially low...
I can't recall Braniff ever operating BOS-London or having traffic rights on that route under the highly restrictive US-UK bilateral then in effect. I believe they only ever served London (Gatwick) from DFW, and that seems to be confirmed from their timetable route maps from 1979 and 1980. By 1981 all their Europe routes except DFW-LGW had been dropped when they were fighting for survival.
Also, I don't believe Braniff operated anything the DC-8 to Europe, unless they occasionally used the DC-8 as an ad hoc substitution for maintenance reasons for scheduled 747s.