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Question About BA At SFO In '70s  
User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Does anyone know what the flight number and equipment used by BA on their route from SFO to LHR was in December 1974? I assume it was nonstop instead of stopping at JFK .

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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

No BA at SFO in 4/74 or 4/75.

User currently offlinedc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Timz was there a nonstop from SFO-LHR on PA or TW?

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

No-- a one-stop 747 was the best you could get on either one.

User currently offlineukoverlander From United Kingdom, joined May 2010, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

I don't think you could non-stop SFO from London before the 747-400. I believe at least in the 80's SFO service continued after a stop in Vancouver.

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

BA 285 nonstop to SFO started... maybe 1979? I doubt BA ever scheduled LHR-YVR-SFO, even with a 707.

I assume PA flew a nonstop LHR-SFO 707-320B at some point 1960s-1970s, but not sure.


User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

I believe that BA was absent from SFO during the 1973 - 1978 period.
TW had a SFO-LHR (presumably 707) in their June, 1977 timetable (I believe this was short lived)
PA had a SFO-LHR (747) in their September, 1977 (and subsequent) timetable.
Cheers.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24868 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 4):
I don't think you could non-stop SFO from London before the 747-400.

Assume you are referring only to BA? You could certainly fly nonstop LHR-SFO on Pan Am 747-100s many years before the 747-400 went into service.

Quoting timz (Reply 5):
I doubt BA ever scheduled LHR-YVR-SFO, even with a 707.

BA never operated LHR-YVR-SFO and didn't even obtain traffic rights to YVR until after their 707s had been retired. Their first LHR-YVR service was with L-1011-500s around 1980. I think their initial service to YVR was about 3 times a week including one nonstop, one with a stop at YYC and one with a stop at YEG. They dropped the YYC/YEG stops after a year or so.

The only point beyond YVR served by BA was SEA when they first started service to SEA (747-200 by then) which they served as a tag-on from YVR but with no 5th freedom rights YVR-SEA-YVR. I remember flying that route once. They changed crews at YVR with a new crew that only operated the two 30 minute sectors YVR-SEA-YVR and then spent one more night in YVR before returning to LHR. Seemed very inefficient.


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