Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 26 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4696 times:
In the late 1950s, Pan Am offered service from SEA to the Alaska cities of KTN, JNU, FAI and OME. By the mid-1970s all of these except FAI had disappeared from their route map...and, by then, FAI seemed to serve mainly as an enroute tech stop on flights to/from east Asia. Since there are some fairly wide gaps in the dates of Pan Am timetables I am able to locate...
...when did Pan Am discontinue service between the continental U.S. and Alaska? Also, in the 1970s, did PA have traffic rights between SEA and FAI, or was the latter a tech/refueling stop only?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28131 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4215 times:
(Repeating earlier reply which was there for a while but seems to have mysteriously disappeared).
Quoting BNAFlyer (Reply 4): Quoting Condorito (Reply 1):
I recall PA offering SEA/ANC/LHR service in the late 80s.
Really? I don't recall PA ever serving ANC, just FAI as aforementioned.
Before deregulation I don't think PA ever had route authority to serve ANC, and I'm almost certain they never served it at any time.
I believe the only points PA served in Alaska were Ketchikan, Juneau and Fairbanks. Ketchikan was originally served via Annette Islland, an ex-WWII military base about 20 miles from KTN, as the airport at KTN didn't open until 1973.
There was also an earlier post in this thread which also seems to have disappeaared referring to PA's service to Whitehorse, Yukon (YXY). I think YXY was the only Canadian point ever served on a scheduled basis by PA and not for long. In their August 1963 timetable their Alaska service included a daily SEA-FAI 707 nonstop and a daily SEA-KTN (Annette Island)-JNU 707. A DC-6B connected with the JNU flights 2 days a week and operated JNU-YXY-FAI. I doubt that lasted more than a couple of years, if that.