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Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s  
User currently offlineUsairways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1344 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?

Thanks  Smile

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

Eastern from the Carribean?..


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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

TWA to London-Heathrow.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Didn't Pan Am have service somewhere? I remember seeing one of their planes at PHL when I was young.

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Swissair use to fly from PHL

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

TonyBurr: But it wasn't an international destination. They flew to ZRH with a stop in BOS.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1248 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.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33045 posts, RR: 71
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Didn't AA usem to fly PHL-LHR? I am pretty sure Lufthansa started PHL service in 2000. Though maybe they served PHL in the late 1980s and pulled out?


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User currently offlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 555 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1212 times:

Im sure Air Canada had a flight to YYZ (DC-9 i think)

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1209 times:

Lufthansa pulled out from PHL in the early 90's(I think 93) and came back recently.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

American Airlines DID briefly operate a PHL-LHR route with a 767-300ER but dropped it, perhaps to add a sixth frequency from JFK or somewhere else.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

wow i never knew aa flew to lhr from phl. i wish we still had it. it would be nice to see swissair again but i doubt it will happen.

User currently offlineAirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Yes, AA did fly PHL-LHR. It was around the mid 90s before their alliance with BA.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1175 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!


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

I believe that AA first tried to switch the PHL-LHR slot to a non-Bermuda II city, but that was denied to them.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

...PA, TW and BOAC each had a daily nonstop to Heathrow, AF had four/week to Orly, and AZ had 1/week to Milan and 2/week to Rome.

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