Asqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
It's been a while since I read it, but the book "Splash of Color" does a good job of describing the fall of Braniff. As I recall, though, the gate area got so crowded that they were parking planes at the MX ramp and at DAL as well, but most, if not all, planes made it back to Dallas around the time of the bankrupcy announcement and filling. I may be wrong but that is what sticks out in my memory right now.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
"Splash Of Colo(u)rs" is a brilliant book, probably the best (alongside "Empires Of The Sky") ever written about The Biz. I read it from cover to cover on a flight from Heathrow to San Francisco (Virgin 747-400) in Feb. Stunning stuff.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
I had read the two sources (both of which are excellent) I had when I made the original post. "Braniff International Airways in Color" published in 1993 by George Cearley stated on page 56 that all DC-8's were ferried to DAL.
I also have "Splash of Colors" (two copies in fact) by John Nance. Cedarjet is correct, it is a superb book. Other than a detailing of ship 601's last flight from HNL to DFW, there is not a lot of detail, though, as to where the other aircraft were ferried to.
The Summer 1992 issue of Airliners contains a good article on Braniff, along with quite a number of pictures.
I imagine it was a pretty crazy time, not only at DFW, but also at the outstations where various passengers and crew were stranded for awhile.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina