FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
Hi folks, and Happy New Year to one & all....
My question/trivial topic for today is what carriers flew all 4 of the first generation widebodies. The 747, DC-10, L-1011 & A300. Altho not all at the same time...Pan Am & Eastern are the only two airlines that I know of. Anyone please feel free to add to this short list. Remember, they didn't have to flown all 4 types at the same time in their fleet. Best regards, and be careful out there tonight, folks.
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Kdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
Thanks for adding the Delta photos. We don't see much of delta here at YVR, and there are some airlines that just don't seem to suit a 747. I think it's because some airlines have so many of them that you just come to expect it and then you see a photo like that old Delta 747. I thought the same when I saw a picture of an old American 747.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Who did? I did I seriously did... I fly them quite often these days but not really the first generation ones like the A300B2. I just got off a TG A300-600 a few hours ago... and flew CX's TriStars before and 747s on various carriers before and DC10 on American and MAS long time ago.. (my dad said so... hehe)
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2592 posts, RR: 59 Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
Have to agree with EA CO AS on this one.
Pan Am and Eastern are, as far as I know, the only airlines that have operated the B747/DC-10/L1011/A300B.
Others mentioned such as Air France, Air Afrique and Iberia had at least one of the above types operated by another carrier on their behalf by another airline, as such these aircraft were never part of the airline's fleet. In the late 1980s BA wet-leased in an ATA B727 with British Airways titles, does that mean that British Airways ever operated the B727? Of course it doesn't!
Another such example of an airline that almost had all 4 would be Caledonian Airways, which used all 4 types in their livery. However the A300 was operated by Air Scandic on their behalf in 1998 and 1999 for extra summer capacity.