VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 10 Posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
Back in ancient times, Pan American regularly flew the 747 to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. I believe that Eastern and Braniff did too. I vaguely recall seeing United 747's too. When did we (America) stop? And from where in the USA did they depart from? JFK, Miami and ?
Since AA never had more than a few 747's, and for a short time, Delta too, what equipment did they open the market with?
I recall VARIG went way into the 1990's (and were the last 747's I think in general) but then they all just seemed to all go to 3 holes, 767's then 777's.
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brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 6):
When Pan Am went bust in December 1991, one of their last 747 had to be ferried from Sao Paulo to JFK. The story was told and published in Airways by its captain, John A Marshall.
I remember that sad article and how it really captured the mood of the crew on that flight.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
Quoting VC10er (Thread starter): When did we (America) stop? And from where in the USA did they depart from? JFK, Miami and ?
And LAX. At one point in the early 90's 5 carriers were operating nonstop LAX-GRU (Varig, VASP, UA, JL, KE). I think UA was the first to drop the route. In the October 1996 OAG the other 4 were all still operating.
By the way, you asked almost the same questions in the 2011 thread mentioned in Reply 1.