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LH's Service FRA-BOS In The 80s. What Type(s)?  
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Hi!

I flew this route a lot of times during the 80s, but since I was very to pretty young, I cannot really recall what type it was on and my parents aren't the most reliable source of information.

Also, for the FRA-BOS legs, I have the actual dates of travel, but not for the return. Is there any way of finding out what type was used (I am very certain that the acutal airdraft will not be identifiable)?

Thanks a lot!


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

I think it was predominantly the 747, supported by A300s or 707s during off-season months. Those are the only types I can suggest for the 1980s decade at Boston

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

1980 A300 I don't take, the first Aircraft used as twin over the Atlantic by LH were the A310-300.

Could have been DC10 instead - but AFAIK most of times 747-200.


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

In December of 1989 it was a DC-10 service, this I know for sure since I can vividly remember it being one of the first white LH planes and also the cargo doors freezing, which meant that we had to wait 2,5 hours for our luggage...


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Of course. The DC-10. I completely spaced that one. Surely that was a common LH type at Logan in the 1980s, but I do believe the A300 and 707 showed up albeit much less frequently. I think I even recall LH Cargo 747s at Logan, occasionally. Those were the swing-up nose versions, which I think LH helped create with Boeing.

User currently offlineStylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

B747-200 is my bet!

by the way the A300 (involuntarily) served Boston last year for several days as LH personel was on strike  Smile


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Ushermittwoch,

If you tell me the approximate month/year of your flights, I can tell you the scheduled aircraft. Of course, an irregular op would mean a deviation from this aircraft type.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3211 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 2):
1980 A300 I don't take, the first Aircraft used as twin over the Atlantic by LH were the A310-300.

In the mid/late 80s the A300-600 flew to Boston, our local newspaper had an aviation page every first saturday of the month when I was a kid and I collected them. I do recall an article about LH using the A300-600 to Boston.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

These dates are in question:

16.08.1982
07.10.1983
05.10.1984
30.07.1985
21.01.1986



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3036 times:



Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 8):
These dates are in question:

16.08.1982
07.10.1983
05.10.1984
30.07.1985
21.01.1986

= Your flight was operated by the following types:

August 1982 - D10, 742, 74M
Octoboer 1982 - D10, 742, 74M
October 1984 - D10, 742, 74M
July 1985 - D10, 74M
Jan 1986 - D10, 74M

Of course, if I had some more time, I could check which day of week your flight was and given the exact aircraft (bar irrops), but I don't have the time right now.

Also, I had no idea NWA used to fly BOS-LGW-FRA in 1985 and 1986. Guess somethings we learn each day.

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3023 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
In the mid/late 80s the A300-600 flew to Boston, our local newspaper had an aviation page every first saturday of the month when I was a kid and I collected them. I do recall an article about LH using the A300-600 to Boston.

If memory correct, LH also used the A300-600 to PHL and YUL for a while.


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

In the 1960's and early 70's, DLH routed their flights PHL-BOS-FRA w/ 707's, later switching to DC-10's. When the loads at both PHL and BOS picked up over the years, PHL routed through Montreal ( who had multiple flights to FRA) w/ DC-10's and 742 eqpt. Most of the service at that time and into the 80's at BOS became DC-10's and 742's.

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