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1980 DL And UA Routes For The DC8-71  
User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
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What routes did these two airlines fly their DC-8-71s in the 1980s. What were the typical replacement aircraft for these jets.



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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Delta flew them on many short segments like ATL-BHM & JAX. They were mainly replaced by 757s. United ran a lot of them to Hawaii.

User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Delta used them quite a bit between Atlanta and Savannah as well.

User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

I've flown Delta's from ATL-JFK and ATL-EWR. I remember seeing United's 71's at JFK but not sure where they flew.


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User currently offlineLonghaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Back in the early 80's I've flown a United DC-8-71 from SEA to LAX.

User currently offlineN102DA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

In December 1984, I flew on a Delta DC-8-71 from DEN to ATL. Used to love those big windows. The return flight one week later was on a 767-200.

Regards,

N102DA


User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

I remember in the late 70's flying a stretch DL DC-8 nonstop from MIA to SFO. What a wonderful experience that was.

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

I frequently traveled on the following Delta DC-8-71 fights.....ATL-BHM-JAN-DFW; ATL-DTW; DFW-SEA

Pete


User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Out of FLL till the very end.

This was a nice plane. It was actually longer than an L1011. If you sat at the very back you could see the aisle shift and twist inflight because of the long narrow fuselage.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6558 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2850 times:

I saw the bird in MSY all the time...had to be one of the last cities to see DL D8S service. They did some ATL and DFW flights from MSY. Saw them a lot, never flew on one.


Steve in MSY


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2847 times:

Delta's June 1, 1981 schedule has DC-8's on the following routes: ATL to AGS, MCO, PHL, IAH, CAE, TPA, LAS, SAV, MSY, ORD, MIA, EWR, BOS, MEM, FLL, JAX, NAS, TYS, DTW, JFK; also DFW to LAS, MSY; MSY-MEM, TPA-JFK, BDL-EWR-MCO, MCO-JFK.

Hope this helps.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2848 times:

I think you're right Steve. I believe it was 1988 and MSY was one of the last stations. I can remember them diverting to BTR when MSY would close for weather. It made quite an impression on that little airport.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Not in the 80's, but my first and only experience with the DC-8 was with United in 1991 from IAD to DEN. Being assigned a window seat did not mean you were at a window. The windows were spaced out so much they actually had several rows without windows.

User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

I remember flying a UA DC-8 SFO-SEA, also LAX-SFO, and saw them in Sacramento - probably from Denver or Chicago. My last trip was ORD-IAD in August 1991 not long before they retired them.

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