Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 18 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
I remember being in Frankfurt/Main waiting for my Lufthansa flight to DFW and seeing an United Airlines 747 (I don't remember if a -200 or -400) parked at the gate. I know that at that time they flew a daily to ORD and one to IAD. Did they always use the 747 then or did they also operate the 767 or DC-10 here?
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
Interesting photos, Max. Especially that Avianca 707 in the background of the first one reminds me of the good old times when I was spotting at FRA as a child, being impressed by airliners like Olympic 707s, TWA L1011s, Continental B747s, PanAm B727s and many others which all gone now.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
Even if I wasn't old enough to love those birds back in the early, early 90's I do miss those old planes! I wish we wouls still see lots more of those old birds in FRA! Well I do like the new planes (777 rockz!) but there is just something special about the old planes. My all-time favorite will probably always be the 747-200.
But I guess in 30 years we will talk the same about the A320, 777 and co....
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
United introduced transatlantic service in 1990 from Chicago (ORD) and Washington (IAD) to Paris (CDG) and Frankfurt (FRA). I believe the first United flights to cross the Atlantic were operated with the 767-200. During the early 1990's, United operated 767-200, -300, and 747-SP, 747-100, and 747-200's to Europe. The 777 was introduced in 1995 and the first transatlantic flight was from LHR to IAD. The 767-300 and 777 became the standard aircrafts for United's European routes, with some 747-400's operating a rotation from IAD to LHR, SFO to LHR, and ORD to FRA and IAD to FRA.