mesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3764 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 18903 times:
I know BDL got DL 767s for some time, as well as AA a300s to SJU, before the service was switched to a 757, then a 737, then dropped.
PVD had DL 757s (and maybe 767s) on a scheduled basis.
EA ran a 757 PVD-ISP-ATL (I'msad this doesn't still exist as I travel to Warwick and Providence from Long Island 3-4x a year. I think at one point ISP may have had DC-8s (the airline, though, I cannot recall).
I really wish I had been around during the age of the milk-runs. Made spotting so much more interesting and flying so much more fun!!!
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Yes it did. I don't know the exact dates of BUF's AA DC-10 service but in June 1972, AA 96 (a DC-10) was heading from LAX to LGA via DTW and BUF. It had an explosive decompression shortly after departing DTW.
knope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3259 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18287 times:
The *modern day* smallest US airports with scheduled passenger widebody flights are probably Fairbanks (Condor to Frankfurt in summer) and Orlando Sanford (TUI to Amsterdam). Widebodies are nearly extict other than intercontinental flights. Very, very different than 30-35 years ago. Here's what I can find for scheduled widebody flights in the US over the past 40 years.
I can't find anything to support it, but it *seems* like ALB, ELP, TUS and PVD have had scheduled widebody flights, but I might be off on that. I also didn't find anything into some places that might have, including SDF, OKC, RIC, RNO, GSO, LIT, DSM, ORF or SRQ, all of which are relative peers of some widebody cities like Omaha, Columbia, Syracuse and Daytona Beach. And I thought Northwest's Montana DC-10 service included Missoula, but I couldn't find evidence of that...just Spokane-Great Falls-Billings-MSP/ORD.
I'm betting there are a few airports where HA is the only widebody service, SMF comes to mind, for PDX, HA is the only domestic widebody service. In fact if you take away International departures, there are very few widebody cities left here in the US vs. what it used to be like in the 70's, 80's & 90's.
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Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1961 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15441 times:
Living In IND in the early to mid 80's we had:
AA DC 10 on an ORD early am arrival, usually the last leg of a SFO or a LAX red-eye to ORD. It then was teh second morning departure to ORD..usually continuing on to SFO.
Then that became a 762 for a while and time of day varied.
TWA had both l-10 and 767 from STL at various times and also for a long time had a LAX-IND- DAY L10 flight. Occasionally it started in CMH-then IND to LAX..always Am westbound and evening return, usually around 9:30 PM.
On clear evenings I could see it approach from my balcony patio.
GentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 14215 times:
As oh crap goes on day 9/11 I remember two Korean Air 747 inbound with passengers for ANC diverted to tiny and I mean tiny Whitehorse Yukon Territory Canada. One of the 747 was squawking the hijack signal which the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) via USA-F Alaska Forces ordered fighter jets out of California and F-15's out of EDF.
In the late 90's or early turn of the century the co-founder of Microsoft chartered a 747 and other equipment in JNU Juneau, Alaska with quite a few of the Hollywood elite and some from England for a Bill Gates birthday bash. They chartered a cruise ship for a weekend voyage into Glacier Bay,
Man can be taken from Alaska. Alaska can never be taken from the man.