IIRC, in the early days of commercial aviation airplanes were single class. In 1940 United began carrying passengers SFO-BUR on 2-stop 247s for a lower fare than the DC-3s. Far as I know that was the first time passengers had a choice; that ended 1942. Coach flights resumed in 1948. In the US, coac...Jump to post
Per Wikipedia: “The Convair 990A is still the fastest non-supersonic commercial transport to have ever been produced. During May 1961, one of the pre-production 990 prototype aircraft set a record of .97 Mach in level flight at an altitude of 22,500 ft., equivalent to a true airspeed of 675 mph.” Y...Jump to post
And what airline?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsand ... 287885855/
Maybe the same flight?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsand ... 287885855/
2.87 million passengers must be LAX to JFK plus JFK to LAX? Anyone figure out whether that's O&D passengers or total passengers?Jump to post
As it happens, jetways became common about the same time jets appeared. Once they were common, with one jetway per gate, all the planes had to be able to load from the left. But pics of 1950s propliners usually show them loading from stairs on the left too-- did DC-6s and 749s have small doors on th...Jump to post
12/67 OAG shows two flights a day HVN-ILG-DCA, a morning 727 and afternoon DC9. Apparently the 1973-74 flights were jets-- Airport Activity Statistics for 1973 shows 567 EA 727-100 departures during the year, 307 DC-9-30, 5 727-200 and one DC-9-10. No Electras. The 1968 AOPA directory says HVNs long...Jump to post
Looks like the Chicago-Rochester 747 didn't really happen. The 1/85 Pocket OAG shows a 747 SEA-ORD-ROC or PDX-ORD-ROC -- all 747s to ROC to end after 6 Jan. But can't find any 747s departing ROC-- the alleged arrival was at 2245, so it probably didn't continue east, and it isn't shown returning to C...Jump to post
What are the all-time records for least elapsed time for a standing-start quarter-mile? For any object carrying a person, and For any wheeled vehicle carrying a person, and For any vehicle carrying a person and powered by its wheels? I guess Colonel Stapp likely has the first record, but no idea abo...Jump to post
The pair of tan quonset huts, beyond "United" on the 727's fuselage, looks to still be east of the PA/FT hangar on the 1968 and 1980 pics at historicaerials.com-- probably not on any later one. Certainly not there now. Where are the B29S-B29N monument quonsets in United's area? (Maybe B29N...Jump to post
It seems Pan Am built their south-side hangar in 1963
http://www.flysfo.com/museum/aviation-m ... tion/15325
so Flying Tigers took over Pan Am's old hangar?
The hangar is at the bottom of this pic http://www.flysfo.com/museum/aviation-museum-library/collection/15972 Closer view (when it was a Pan Am hangar?) http://www.flysfo.com/museum/aviation-museum-library/collection/14966 Dunno what the background dirtpile is-- I-380 was built later. The double-arc...Jump to post
American, Delta, and Southwest all currently serve all 5 LA basin airports (LAX, BUR, LGB, SNA, and ONT). Guess he means Southwest, and American or its partner, and Delta or its partner. If the original post was asking about the airline itself, not including partners-- which airlines served all fiv...Jump to post
Guess you're not looking for stuff this old
I have a few paper charts for US airports, but they're probably too old for you too-- 1990s and earlier.
Las Vegas to Los Angeles — $13.70 in 1955 [etc] Those are coach fares, and most flights had no coach seats in 1955. Also, add 10% federal tax to all domestic fares. Dunno how typical this was, but in October 1955 there was one coach nonstop LAX-LAS, a UA DC-6 leaving at 2005. TWA had one LAX-BUR-LA...Jump to post
What civil airline was the first to schedule regular transoceanic passenger flights on heavier-than-air landplanes? (I almost said "intercontinental", but I guess Singapore to Australia would count there.) I would have said it was AOA in late 1945, but Davies says it was earlier than that....Jump to post
Three places with some online charts: https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/ has a bunch of sectionals from 1932-36: Dallas, Elko, Fargo, Glacier Park, Grand Jct, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Roswell, Salina, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shreveport, Sioux City, Spokane, Trinidad, Tulsa...Jump to post
Two more regional charts
Tucson to Woodward 1941 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/6de ... f83d56c18b
St Louis to Pittsburgh 1944 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/7be ... 5fd498ea3a
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-changes-san-francisco-landing-procedures-after-a-440380/ It seems that the incident did lead to changes in procedures. Two controllers instead of one in the tower The second controller... watches every landing to see what they're lined up on? So best p...Jump to post
A Bill Larkins pic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34076827@ ... ateposted/
WACs appeared around 1945-- before that the 1:1000000 charts were called Regional Charts. Western US, 44 to 49 deg latitude, west of 114 deg longitude, 1941 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/eb01ba63-f6fc-4418-9138-7c1537940ea8 Western US, 38 to 44 deg latitude, west of 114 deg longitude, 1941 htt...Jump to post
WACs, latitude 36 to 32, east to Dallas: Mojave Desert https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/d01f96cc-fa34-4b92-93c4-85b39fd941d4 Gila River https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/c2aa3964-c1e4-43f4-bdbc-a46abf0882dd Estacado Plain https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/383f5ba3-bb2b-4525-98d5-8659ef04a135 ...Jump to post
atl100million wrote:UA''s domestic system carried 71.3 million domestic RPMs and 54 million more international RPMs.
Three local charts:
Los Angeles 1965 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/5ee ... cffaf62e87
Chicago 1967 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a26 ... 1e8558972e
Miami 1964 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/62a ... c1648f7cce
WACs, latitude 40 to 36 degrees east from the Sierra: Mt Whitney 1945 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4344aa95-639a-4921-8a46-1cbedddd387f -- back is different from the later charts Bryce Canyon https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a30f04b8-ed8a-45bb-855d-0375f0bd0f6f Sangre de Cristo https://fil...Jump to post
30 October 1977 timetable says flight 1 left LAX 0815 XFr, arrived HNL 1145. HNL lv 1145 daily Tokyo arr 1650 lve 1800 daily HKG arr 2140 lv 2300 daily Delhi arr 0350 lv 0500 five days a week Karachi arr 0415 lv 0525 the other two days Tehran arr 0725 lv 0855 daily FRA arr 1120 lv 1225 daily LHR arr...Jump to post