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Pan Am 1736 LAX-JFK-LPA In 1977  
User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

After reading another post regarding the Pan Am/ KLM air disaster at Tenerife in 1977, I looked up the crash on Wikipedia and found out that the Pan Am flight had originated in LAX with a stop in JFK before continuing on to LPA. There were 380 passengers on board the flight, with 14 having boarded the aircraft at JFK. That must mean that there were 366 passengers travelling from Los Angeles to Las Palmas. Most people in the Los Angeles area today would probably have no idea where the Canary Islands are, let alone have even heard of them. Were the Canary islands some massive tourist destinations for Americans back in the 70's ? And if they were, what led to their decline in popularity ? I'm sure very few, if any, Americans travel their today.

[Edited 2008-12-28 10:16:56]

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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
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It was a charter flight, all the passengers were travelling on a cruise ship around the Med, boarding at Gran Canaria.

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CROSSWIND


User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Thanks Crosswind, now it all makes sense !!!

User currently offlineJMBWEEBOY From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Even more specifically, they were traveling on the now defunct California based Royal Cruise Lines' ship "Royal Odyssey"

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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
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No problem,
If you're interested here's a link to Pan Am's Winter 1977/8 scheduled network here...
http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/search/label/PanAm

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CROSSWIND


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