1985. It was started in conjunction with a FF partnership with USAir that lasted until 1996. BA pulled out of PIT on October 31, 1999. BA flew L1011s, 747-200s, 747-300s and USAir wet-leased 767-200s from PIT.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
I don't have a timetable to hand, but if I recall correctly:
LAX: TW, PA, BA (ex-LHR); I think BA was also using an ANZ DC10 at that stage, which would later evolve into NZ's own 747 service, although this was initially from LGW due to slot constraints at LHR
SFO: PA, BA
ORD: TW, BA
BOS: TW, BA
PHL: TW, BA
MIA: PA, BA
IAH: BR (I think ... not sure when this started)
DFW: BN. (I don't think AA started UK services until BN collapsed and AA took over the LGW-DFW route)
JFK: AA, AI, TW, BA, KU, possibly LY too?
IAD: PA, BA
That's all I can think of right now, but some of the above - particularly the BR - may not be correct. However, I do recall an article in "Aircraft Illustrated" around that time, featuring a BR 707 flight to IAH.
The ABC showed the LHR-LAX flight as BA 599, the flight west from LAX being TE-- no idea if the difference was significant. The LHR-LAX flight arrived 30 minutes after the LAX-LHR flight departed, so probably the LHR-LAX D10 did continue west?
Alangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
If you stretch the question to early 80s as well, Pan Am started Houston to Gatwick with L1011-500s. Also Western Airlines had two routes to Gatwick. They started Anchorage to Ltwick with a weight limited DC-10-10 and started Denver to Gatwick with an ex AirNZ DC-10-30. Neither service lasted long. The ANC-LGW was to give people from UK a shorter journey time to Hawaii, travelling LGW-ANC-HNL compared with flying via Calfornia.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2): IAH: BR (I think ... not sure when this started)
British Caledonian started flying to Houston in 1978 with 707's before they got their famous Dc-10-30's. Later they started DFW, ATL and ST. Louis. Before British Caledonain merged into BA they too over Laker's flights to LAX and JFK from LGW too.
DC-10's from MIA to LHR, AMS, FRA and ORY, with ZRH being announced in that timetable while not showing on the above map.
Also daily JFK-AMS, 2 wkly TPA-AMS. Other nonstops from TPA and MSY shown on the map but not actually operated according to that particular timetable. May have been seasonal though, maybe some ex-NA'ers or PA'ers could enlighten us.
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2221 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Quoting OA412 (Reply 9): Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
I don't think AA started UK services until BN collapsed and AA took over the LGW-DFW route)
AA started DFW-LGW in 1982 so they received the authority prior to BN's demise but, IIRC began the route after BN went under.
AA did not receive DFW-LGW until after BN shut down. The US Government had a special case to reassign the international routes vacated by Braniff. AA was awarded DFW-LGW, CO was awarded IAH-CCS, and EA was awarded DFW-MEX. AA was able to begin service within two weeks of BN's shutdown, initially with 747-100s, switching to ex-NZ DC-10-30s within a year.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 12): Other nonstops from TPA and MSY shown on the map but not actually operated according to that particular timetable. May have been seasonal though, maybe some ex-NA'ers or PA'ers could enlighten us.
MSY-AMS was operated at some point in 1979 with a weekly DC-10 flight.