AirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 269 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
I was reading an article by Joan Didion yesterday about the 1988 presidential election, and she mentioned an Alaska 767 landing at SAN while she was on the tarmac with one of the candidates? I think maybe she made a mistake, but does anyone know if Alaska ever flew the 767? Thanks.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21460 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 6): Quoting cargolex (Reply 3):
plus an ex-Qantas 707-138B,
Ahhh, I never knew that. I thought Braniff and BWIA were the only carriers who subsequently flew the -138.
Quite a few carriers (I would guess at least 20, possibly more) operated ex-QF 707-138s for varying periods. Since QF kept the -138s for such a short period (some were disposed of after only 5 years service and the longest only spent 8 years with QF) many had quite a few subsequent operators.
For example, Canadian carrier Pacific Western acquired QF's very first 707-138 (the first commercial jet registered in Australia) and operated it for 11 years from 1967 to 1978, mainly on charter flights to Europe in the summer and to Hawaii and the Caribbean during the winter. After many years as a VIP aircraft, including more than 10 years in Saudi Arabia, it was returned to Australia and restored in original QF livery and is now on display at a QF museum in Longreach, QF's birthplace.