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Boac 707-336C PAX Routes  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

When BOAC started to receive a rather small number of passenger configured 707-336C's (I think one or two may not be -336C's, and came from another airline?), what routes did they use them on? Did they have their own routes, or operate alongside the 707-436, or both?

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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

I think that the other ones they received were -365Cs from Cunard Eagle, which was associated with the shipping compay.

As to what routes they operated, my understanding is that the entire 707 fleet - 436s and -336/365Cs - were one unit and operated interchangeably; by the time the VC10s arrived, the Comets were pretty much gone, so it was effectively a two type fleet - VC10s and 707s - until the 747 came along.

Have a look at this month's (April) Airways, as there's a very good feature about the BOAC 707s.


User currently offlinecarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

336C - G-ASZF (ex N2978G) delivered Dec65
336C - G-ASZG delivered Dec65
336C - G-ATWV delivered Dec 67
336C - G-AVPB delivered Aug 68
379C - G-ANHU (built as N762U for Saturn) delivered Jul 67

The 707 - 465s operated by BOAC Cunard
465 - G-ARWD (ex Cunard Eagle VR-BBW delivered Oct 62
465 - G-ARWE (ex Cunard Eagle VR-BBZ delivered Jul 62 - burned out LHR Mar 1966

I worked as Air Cabin Creww on BOAC 707s from 1962 to 1966, and flew on all the 400 series which were Rolls Royce engines. I did not fly the 300 series so cannot say routes covered.

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User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Quoting carduelis (Reply 2):
I worked as Air Cabin Creww on BOAC 707s from 1962 to 1966

..do you have any photos from those times? they would be great viewing now !


User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Quoting TFFIP (Reply 3):
..do you have any photos from those times? they would be great viewing now !

Yes they would!!!


User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting Jackbr (Thread starter):
what routes did they use them on

Jackbr, I can list for you, if you wish, "BOAC" 707 routes, however I can not distinguish between 300 and 400 series. Would you like them (they would be from the Jul-Oct 71 timetable)?  



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 1):
As to what routes they operated, my understanding is that the entire 707 fleet - 436s and -336/365Cs - were one unit and operated interchangeably

Not entirely correct. The more capable JT3D-powered -336B/Cs (some were ordered by other carriers and are thus -365C and -379C) mainly operated routes where their payload-range performance was necessary, particularly on the LHR-SVO-HND Trans-Siberian route which BA wasn't permitted to operate with their own aircraft until 1967. The -336B/Cs were also used on the Polar route LHR-ANC-HND, and also on LHR-LAX where the R-R Conway -436s lacked the range with an economic payload.

A BOAC history says that the first -336B/C route was LHR-MIA. They were also BA's first aircraft with an inflight entertainment system.

I believe BA had a total of 11, 2 of which were -Bs and the balance -Cs.


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