AckerBacker From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6403 times:
Pan Am also flew BOS-LIS-FCO, JFK-BOS-SMA, BOS-TER-LIS, IAD/PHL-BOS-ORY, and PHL-BOS-FCO at one time or the other in the sixties and seventies. IIRC there was also a brief moment, possibly one summer in the mid-seventies, when PA went full bore out of Boston and offered a connecting bank of flights from various eastern points (BWI, PHL, IAD, DTW, possibly ORD as well) through BOS to FRA, ORY, FCO, and maybe AMS. This must have been around the time that they got kicked off BOS-LHR, either just before or just after. Can't remember anymore, dang it.
In any case, the Boston TATL hub didn't last long. With them few things ever did.
Pan Am also operated BOS-ORY, BOS-FCO and BOS-SMA-LIS at one time. The Azores stop at Santa Maria was replaced with Terceira (TER) at some point, probably late '60s/early '70s. Some of the LIS flights continued to Nice, Casablanca or Rome.
DETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
Pan Am flew to Europe out of Logan up until the route swap with TWA in 1975. Their routes in the early 1970s were:
Flight 56 Boston-London-Amsterdam this flight daily and usually 747 in the summer at least.
Flight 146 Boston-Rome usually 3 times weekly
Flight 148 Boston-Lisbon-Casablanca 1 weekly, Boston-Lisbon-Nice 2 weekly
Flight 152 Boston-Santa Maria 2 weekly
Flight 158 Boston-Terceira-Lisbon-Casablanca 1 weekly
TWA on the other hand had a much longer presence flying transatlantic out of Boston
Flight 754 Boston-London was a daily flight and the 747 was used in the 1970s, it was later downgraded to a L-1011 in the late 1970s and continued onwards to Frankfurt in the late 1970s and early 1970s. Boston-London lasted until the route was sold to American in 1991.
Flight 810 Boston-Paris was a daily flight that had different routings. For instance by the early 1970s they flew Boston-Paris-Rome-Athens 3 times a week, Boston-Paris-Rome-Tel Aviv for the rest of the week. The Rome and Athens tags were dropped in the 1980s but I think Tel Aviv lasted until the late 1980s/early 1990s at least. TWA's last Boston-Paris route was in 1995 I believe (the same year they stopped flying BOS-LAX and BOS-IAD if my memory serves me correctly). Boston-Paris was flown with a 707 then a L-1011 after 1979 and a 767 at the time the route ended.
Flight 910 Boston-Santa Maria-Lisbon-Madrid-Rome-Athens I believe this flight was only weekly and it was with a 707.
After the route swap in 1975 Pan Am abandoned all routes to France, Portugal and Spain and TWA abandoned everything East of Tel Aviv. TWA for its part left Frankfurt up until 1978 or 1979 and would return that year with the BOS-LHR-FRA flight. During the oil crisis of 1979 the 707s were retired from transatlantic flying for TWA and they left the Azores as well as Ireland.