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User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

In 1990, my family took a trip from Sydney to Los Angeles on Continental Airlines. Being so young at the time, I didn't know what plane I was flying on, and neither did my parents. I was just wondering about this and thought maybe someone would know. So if anyone would please tell me what plane CO flew from SYD-LAX in 1990, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,
CXA330-342

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User currently offlineB747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

DC-10. I have seen several pictures of them ay SYD. Hope this helps.
Brian



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16862 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Either a DC-10 or a 747 was also used by CAL on South Pacific routes as well.


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User currently offlineAnzett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Okay, CO flew DC-10's across the Pacific via HNL to LAX as those DC-10 do not have the range to fly SYD-LAX direct. At that time, only 747SP (aka Mini-Me) could only fly this route non-stop as it flew at high altitude and it was built for those purpose. With the introduction of Boeing 747-400 aircrafts, 747SP's are history and QF only uses them on medium-thin routes (ie SYD to MNL).

I hope the above explanation helps. If you need to know any further information, please let me know.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Most likely a 742 with a stop in HNL. A DC-10 is also possible.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 987 times:

DC10.


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User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 945 times:

CO used to fly to the south pac with D10 and 747's.

They use to operate

LAX - HNL - AKL - BNE/MEL
LAX - HNL - SYD
LAX - HNL - SYD - AKL


User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Thank you so much for all the information. I'm sorry this thank you came so late but I haven't been online for a few days. However, my mom says that we didn't have a stopover anywhere. Was there any direct flight they operated? In any case, thank you for all your help.

Sincerely,
CXA330-342


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3425 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 856 times:
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As I was working for CO at LAX from '88 to '94, I can say with absolute certainty that CO has never flown LAXSYD non-stop. They had no aircraft capable of flying that distance at the time. UA/NW/QF were the only carriers doing so then.


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User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Thanks lahcsr. I guess my mom just doesn't remember the stopover.

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