Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2989 posts, RR: 15 Posted (6 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 4180 times:
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)?
Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2989 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 4129 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...
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 4031 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.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7158 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 3916 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
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27719 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3728 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.
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2128 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 3605 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.