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Original Braniff DC-8-62 Routes  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

What routes did BN operate with the DC-8-62 in the first few years of operations, eg '67-70

Were they exclusively international, or did they operate domestic continuations/charters

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

I believe that Braniff used the DC-8-62s initially on South America routes. I am looking to try to determine which specific routes. By reading some old B-Liner employees newsletters I learned the following.

The five initial DC-8-62s were actually on order by Panagra (Pan American - Grace Airways) when Braniff purchased them on January 19, 1967. The first DC-8-62 was delivered to Braniff in August 1967. The other 4 in late 1967. Panagra had 4 DC-8-30s when Braniff purchased them.

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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

I second CitationJets emotion (post).

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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Growing up in the TPA area one route I remember around the 1970-72 time frame was a DC-8-62 eastbound only DEN-DAL-TPA-MIA, came thru TPA early evening so it likely continued on to South America. I believe Westbound it operated MIA-DAL-DEN. During the era never saw a BN 727 at TPA until maybe 73 or 74. It was always a 707/720 plus the one DC-8, it was great !


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Didn't BN run these from LAX down to places like Santiago?

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

A friend of mine told me , in the 80s he bought a Braniff pass , and flew SFO-LAX aboard a DC8-62.

Ouf of LAX , the 62s flew to BOG , SCL , BUE , LIM , GIG , SAO.

To know more about the 62s , and the story of BN , i highly recommend to buy a very cheap magazine ($ 8,95) , Airways Classics No 5.See some more infos on www.airwaysmag.com
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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

George Cearley's "Braniff 1965-1986" lists the complete schedules for all of Braniff's DC-8-62s as of 28 April 1968. At that time, BN had five -62s (more would be added later). These aircraft visited Panama City and all of Braniff's South American destinations. The only US cities they served were MIA and JFK - they did not (yet) serve SFO or LAX.

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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Were these jets the Calder color jets? I loved the wild designs.

User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2609 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
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Quoting LGA777 (Reply 3):
It was always a 707/720 plus the one DC-8, it was great !

Yes. and I enjoyed the late 70's/ early 80's at TPA. BN had really ramped things up by then and the -62's showed-up all the time. I was living in TPA when the end came for BN. So sad.

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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 7):
Were these jets the Calder color jets? I loved the wild designs.

Only one DC-8-62 ever wore a Calder scheme. It wore the scheme 1973-1978. A 727-200 also wore a Calder scheme 1976-80.

Braniff planned to paint another 727-200 in a Calder scheme, which would have celebrated Mexico, but Calder passed away before the aircraft was painted. Fortunately, pictures of what the scheme would have looked like do exist.

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