Usairways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
I was driving by the old international terminal at PHL the other day and was wondering what airlines flew international routes from PHL in the 1970s and 1980s? I remember Air Jamaica and Lufthansa had service in the late 80s, but were there others?
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
Swissair used to fly PHL-BOS-ZRH with a 747-300. Northwest briefly operated a PHL-AMS route in cooperation with KLM on a DC10-30/40, TWA had a flight from PHL to London/Heathrow with an L1011. TW sold it to US Airways along with the BWI-LHR route and because US Air was and still is not a Bermuda II airline, it operates the PHL route to LGW.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
While driving in the vicinity of PHL in 1970, I saw an Air France billboard advertising jet service to Paris - although their PHL-ORY (before CDG was opened!) flight was almost certainly operated with 707 equipment at the time, the aircraft pictured on the billboard was a Caravelle!
And before British Airways came into being, BOAC flew PHL-LHR. During a trip through PHL in 1972 I stopped at the BOAC counter to pick up a timetable. The English gentleman (easily identified by his accent) behind the counter let me know why I should choose BOAC on my PHL-LHR flight: their VC-10s used on the service had rear-mounted engines and, thus, a quieter cabin!