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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Posted (12 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 939 times:
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I confess that I don't really know much about Continental's history in the period before deregulation. Here are a few photos of their 707s. How many were operated and what was Continental's route structure like in the 1960s and 1970s? All replies appreciated.


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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 898 times:

Continental, I believe, operated 5 707-124s, 2 707-324Cs and 8 720Bs. Their prime routes centered on Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and, later, Honolulu. The -324Cs were operated primarly on MAC charters to Southeast Asia.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Here ya go, Lindy. Sorry, no info on my part regarding the routes they flew. Regards.
5 707-124s operated from 4/59 to 12/67
2 707-321Cs operated from 8/64 to 5/73
11 707-324Cs operated from 6/65 to 10/73
and 8 720-024Bs operated from 5/62 to 3/76.



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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2000 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 800 times:

Continental operated their 707-124's and 720-024B's as the backbone of their domestic jet fleet on the following routes:

ORD-MKC
MKC-DEN
ORD-DEN
ORD-LAX
DEN-LAX

They also flew the aircraft on the HOU-SAT-ELP-PHX-LAX route, and had some service with the 720's to MAF.

The 707-324C's were purchased in anticipation of Trans Pacific routes, and were used primarily on MAC charters to and from Vietnam during the war.

Until the DC-9's came in 1966, Continental's entire jet fleet was made up of the 707-124's and the 720-024B's.
One 707-124 was destroyed by a bomb over Centerville, IA in 1962 and I believe that another one was destroyed in a landing accident at MKC.


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 782 times:
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Milesrich,

Thanks for digging up this topic and adding that info. Much appreciated!

L. Field


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