Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I believe BIL used to get NW DC-10s.
They still get occasional UPS 767-300s when a 757 is outta service... Closest to scheduled widebody nowadays for passenger is UA 757s on saturday nights/sunday mornings to DEN. Also, NW 747s do touch and goes occasionally....
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
Wow, so much for a "direct" flight . That musta been pretty cool....
All I could remember is that I saw a photo in a part of the terminal in Billings, I wasn't even close to being around back then..
Heres a list of what Billings currently receives just because I'm bored:
Passenger United to DEN: A320, 757, 737-300/500 (switches off a lot) United Express/AWAC to DEN: BAe 146 Northwest to MSP: DC-9-30 (there used to be nonstop DC-9 service to GTF and FCA but it was cut shortly after 9-11 ) Horizon to SEA: Fokker F-28-4000 (soon to be CRJ-700 in December) America West Express to PHX (beginning 10-27-02): CRJ-200 Delta Airlines to SLC: MD-90-30 Delta Connection/Skywest to SLC: CRJ-200 Big Sky HUB: Metro IIIs and 23s
Cargo: Fedex to GTF: Fokker F-27 Great Lakes Airlines Cargo to DEN, MSO: B1900C and B1900D UPS to DEN and SDF: 757-200 (occasional 767-300)
Theres lots of cargo stuff I missed like Ameriflight, Corporate Air, Alpine Aviation, etc... as well as occasional scheduled charters such as: Sun Country 737-800, Casino Express 737-200, Sierra Pacific 737-200, Allegiant Air MD-87s.......
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
Dont forget Delta use to fly 767's and L1011's from BDL to Florida cities before Delta express. Also, UA in the early 70's flew 741's into BDL to ORD, and all the Eastern widebodies BDL use to get. A300's to MIA and L1011's to BOS and MIA i think.
Yvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
I stand to be corrected if this information is incorrect, but a few years ago when living in Albuquerque, the only widebody service was TWA L-1011 service STL-ABQ-STL. Unless new widebody service has been introduced, which I greatly doubt, that airport no longer sees widebody service by any carrier.
SierraAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 201 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
Actually the NW DC-10 flight went SEA-GTF-BIL-MSP. (There might have been a stop at GEG but I'd have to check that) There was also a NW DC-10 flight from BIL-ORD nonstop as late as mid 80's. GTF still gets a few oddball flights like an OAI DC-10 or Sierra Pacific B737-200, but is still basically stuck with Northwest, Delta, Horizon, and Big Sky..er..Mesaba?