Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3162 posts, RR: 12 Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1083 times:
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.
Gr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1633 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1042 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.
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FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1026 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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Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 944 times:
Continental operated their 707-124's and 720-024B's as the backbone of their domestic jet fleet on the following routes:
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.