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User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12669 times:

I recently got a powerpoint that includes the following photo. The description says that it's a China Airlines (CAT?) flight between Taipei and Kaohsiung and the photo was taken in 1972.

Any ideas what this plane would have been? I'm tempted to say a DC-9, but am not really sure.




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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12650 times:

did China Airlines fly the DC-9s back in the day? I don't quite have a fleet history for them handy on me :3

IMO, it sure looks like a DC-9 or similar



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User currently offlineODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 357 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12551 times:

The interior is of a Convair 880, CAT had some examples in their fleet in the mid sixties. and CAT stands for Civil Air Transport the predecessor of China Airlines .

User currently offlinectrl_alt_del From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12413 times:

Looks like the inside of a caravelle to me.

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12387 times:

Could it be a DC6? Those seats look very narrow to be from the Convair 880.

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12331 times:

Yep your right about the Caravelle. Check out the similar light design on this one

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Scand...d=9fd1a6bdd07b95d8ed847708e9616d11


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12115 times:

My first thought was a Caravelle as well, so I'm guessing that is a possibility.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8292 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11672 times:

Nailed it with the caravelle. 2X3 and 2 overwing exits.


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User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6674 times:

Very Good Choice on the Caravelle. I took several rides in the 60's when UA Had the a/c. and as soon as I saw the picture I knew what it was.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

Quoting ODAFZ (Reply 2):
The interior is of a Convair 880, CAT had some examples in their fleet in the mid sixties. and CAT stands for Civil Air Transport the predecessor of China Airlines .

"Example" (singular). CAT only operated one Convair 880. Branded "Mandarin Jet", it had a very elaborate interior.


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Quoting BreninTW (Thread starter):
The description says that it's a China Airlines (CAT?) flight between Taipei and Kaohsiung and the photo was taken in 1972.

If it was 1972 it wasn't CAT. I believe they ceased to exist in 1968, and I'm almost certain they never operated the Caravelle.


User currently offlineHBGDS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

It's a Caravelle interior

Compare with

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Le-Ca...ub/Sud-SE-210-Caravelle/1173237/M/

The seat shape and the fittings above the window in another pic by the same photographer make it clear.

China Airlines operated the CRV, CAT did not, and went out of business in 1968.


User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

My goodness that aisle is narrow. Were UA and other carrier's Caravelles 2X3?


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

Quoting flylku (Reply 11):
My goodness that aisle is narrow. Were UA and other carrier's Caravelles 2X3?

I can't recall the Caravelle aisle with 2-3 Y class seating as being any narrower than usual for other 5-abreast types such as the DC-9 or BAC 1-11.

UA operated their Caravelles in an all-F class 2-2 configuration.


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1958 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Lots of CAT CV-880 interior pics starting here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4588607744/in/photostream/


or here (larger thumbnails):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/with/4587984663/

[Edited 2012-03-16 20:46:47]


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