CO 720B ORD-HNL 3/week
CO 720B HOU-PHX-HNL 2/week
CO 720B MKC-DEN-HNL 2/week
Note that UA was planning to use D8F, not D8S-- no DC-8-62s yet. Wonder how much payload a 707-327C could take off HOU's 7600-ft runway?
The 15 Apr OAG shows all the above, but then the 1 May says all of CO's and BN's flights are effective 11 May. The 1 August lists BN's flights, but no CO or UA.
It seems all the confusion was due to Nixon's inauguration and the CAB's subsequent reconsideration. Cearley says UA actually started ORD-HNL on 1 August (with a DC-8-62?), and it seems that was the first interior-to-Hawaii scheduled flight; BN started ATL-DAL-HNL on 14 Aug.
No other nonstops to Hawaii. Also no YYZ-HNL at the moment.
The 1 October shows the UA D8S JFK-HNL; BN has added a daily B7F DAL-HNL (which I guess means 707-138B) to the daily 707-327C. Then in the 1 November BN's two DAL flights are a B7F and a D8F-- yeah, that's what it says, D8F not D8S. Did they have any DC-8-50s then? In 11/69 there was also a weekly CO 720B ORD-ITO, along with the NW.
I can't recall CO operating nonstop ORD-HNL and I don't think they had nonstop authority on that sector in 1969. The 720B also wouldn't have had the range for ORD-HNL nonstop. Perhaps the flight operated ORD-LAX-HNL?
BNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5255 times:
I have a BN 01.15.1970 timetable that shows the typical "authorized but not operated routes" BN had. They almost always showed Hawaii-Dallas/Houston/Atlanta/Miami routes. This timetable actually shows the IAH nonstops, 3x weekly. One of the very few I've seen other than the DFW service, and in latter years, LAX and SEA/PDX.