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Snapshot: Washington Dulles 1964  
User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Following are all the scheduled airline departures from Washington Dulles shown in the 6/64 OAG. It seems the airport was still DIA then; most of the times below are mobile-lounge departure times, but a few? are aircraft departure times.
I forgot to check whether they were all EDT-- might be some EST in there.

Air France 707 leaves MoWeFr at 1930 to JFK-ORY

American 707s (or maybe 720Bs?) leave at 0945 to LAX, 1740 to LAX, and 1830 to DAL-SAN.

Braniff has a flight DAL-DIA-EWR and back, and one SAT-DAL-BNA-DIA-JFK and back. The former leaves at 1355 eastward and 1800 westward, the latter at 0555 and 0100. It just says "Boeing", which probably means 720.

BOAC leaves at 2000 daily to JFK-LHR. Says "Jet", which probably doesn't mean Comet. "Services operated for BOAC-Cunard by BOAC."

Delta has one flight of their own, a MKC-MEM-ATL-CLT-DIA-EWR DC7 leaving at 2220-- was that too late to run it out of DCA?

The DL/PA interchange DC8 left at 1840 daily to ATL-MSY; the eastward flight left at 2045, MoWeSa to PHL-ORY and SuTuThFr to PHL-LHR. Dunno how long that PHL nonstop to Europe lasted-- probably not long?

Eastern:

1055 DC8 MSY-MEX (from EWR-PHL)
1135 DC7B CLT-CHS
1230 DC7B PHL
1515 DC7B PHL-SYR-YOW-YUL (says no PHL-YOW or PHL-YUL pax allowed on flights via SYR)
1625 DC7B JFK
1720 DC7B SDF-EVV-STL
1750 DC8 ATL-HOU
2215 720 EWR
2250 DC8 PHL (the return from MEX)

Northwest 720B leaves 1305 daily to DTW-MSP-PDX-SEA; continues to ANC TuThSa

Pan American leaves 0645 daily to BAL-JFK-ORY-FCO.

TWA unspecified piston (probably 1049G, if we can believe the Air-Britain book) to DCA-JFK leaves 0640 daily to connect to a LHR-FRA 707. No local passengers, apparently. "StarStream" 707s (presumably 707-131Bs?) leave at 0945 to LAX-SFO, 1730 to LAX, 1800 to SFO and 2040 to EWR. Starting 15 June a turbojet 707 will leave at 1930 daily to LHR-FRA; this was DIA's first nonstop to Europe?

United:

0745 Visc DCA-MDW (switching to ORD in July)
0815 B720 ORD-SEA-PDX
0825 Cara ATL-BHM
1345 Cara PHL-EWR
1515 DC8 ORD-PDX-SEA
1605 Cara PHL
1645 Visc BAL-PIT
1655 Visc PIT-YIP
1720 DC8 LAX (says "Mark IV", presumably meaning DC8-50)
1740 Visc PHF-ORF
1745 DC8 SFO ("Mark IV")
1830 Visc PIT-YNG-CAK-YIP
1835 Cara ATL-BHM-MSY

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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Thank you for another wonderful flashback!

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
0745 Visc DCA-MDW (switching to ORD in July)

I'm surprised UA still served MDW in 1964. I thought all flights had switched to MDW by 1962.

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
It seems the airport was still DIA then;

I think DIA's code was changed to IAD in 1968, due to confusion between DIA and DCA.

It's surprising that Eastern served SDF, CLT, and ATL out of DIA, but did not have a DC-8 or 720 nonstop to MIA.



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 1):
I thought all flights had switched to MDW by 1962.

Left MDW, you mean-- yes, MDW lost all its ailines in 1962. Dunno offhand when UA resumed there.


User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 2):
Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 1):
I thought all flights had switched to MDW by 1962.

Left MDW, you mean-- yes, MDW lost all its ailines in 1962. Dunno offhand when UA resumed there.

Oops, that's what I meant to say.

Airlines moved some flights back to MDW in the late 1960s, under pressure from the City of Chicago, due to overcrowding at ORD. Also, all of the US airlines that began service to Chicago in the late 1960s and early 1970s (Northeast, Southern, Piedmont, and Frontier) were required to serve MDW. The 1973 / 1974 energy crisis, and the recession that followed it, caused most of the flights that had been moved to MDW in the late 1960s to be moved back to ORD, or cancelled.

By 1978, DL was the only large airline left at MDW, with a couple of flights to STL and MEM.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 1):
It's surprising that Eastern served SDF, CLT, and ATL out of DIA, but did not have a DC-8 or 720 nonstop to MIA.

Because the CAB wouldn't let EA fly the IAD-MIA route back then. They were able to fly DCA-MIA though.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
BOAC leaves at 2000 daily to JFK-LHR. Says "Jet", which probably doesn't mean Comet.

Likely 707-436. BOAC ended Comet 4 services on North Atlantic routes in October 1960 after almost exactly 2 years service. I think the Comets only served IDL/BOS/YUL/YYZ.


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