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Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 12:38 pm

I was driving by the old international terminal at PHL the other day and was wondering what airlines flew international routes from PHL in the 1970s and 1980s? I remember Air Jamaica and Lufthansa had service in the late 80s, but were there others?

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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 12:48 pm

Eastern from the Carribean?..
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 12:52 pm

TWA to London-Heathrow.
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:05 pm

Didn't Pan Am have service somewhere? I remember seeing one of their planes at PHL when I was young.
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:25 pm

Swissair use to fly from PHL
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Tue Jan 01, 2002 11:19 pm

TonyBurr: But it wasn't an international destination. They flew to ZRH with a stop in BOS.
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:33 am

Swissair used to fly PHL-BOS-ZRH with a 747-300. Northwest briefly operated a PHL-AMS route in cooperation with KLM on a DC10-30/40, TWA had a flight from PHL to London/Heathrow with an L1011. TW sold it to US Airways along with the BWI-LHR route and because US Air was and still is not a Bermuda II airline, it operates the PHL route to LGW.

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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:10 am

Didn't AA usem to fly PHL-LHR? I am pretty sure Lufthansa started PHL service in 2000. Though maybe they served PHL in the late 1980s and pulled out?
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:14 am

Im sure Air Canada had a flight to YYZ (DC-9 i think)
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:31 am

Lufthansa pulled out from PHL in the early 90's(I think 93) and came back recently.
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:17 am

American Airlines DID briefly operate a PHL-LHR route with a 767-300ER but dropped it, perhaps to add a sixth frequency from JFK or somewhere else.

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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:58 am

wow i never knew aa flew to lhr from phl. i wish we still had it. it would be nice to see swissair again but i doubt it will happen.
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:12 pm

Yes, AA did fly PHL-LHR. It was around the mid 90s before their alliance with BA.
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:30 pm

While driving in the vicinity of PHL in 1970, I saw an Air France billboard advertising jet service to Paris - although their PHL-ORY (before CDG was opened!) flight was almost certainly operated with 707 equipment at the time, the aircraft pictured on the billboard was a Caravelle!

And before British Airways came into being, BOAC flew PHL-LHR. During a trip through PHL in 1972 I stopped at the BOAC counter to pick up a timetable. The English gentleman (easily identified by his accent) behind the counter let me know why I should choose BOAC on my PHL-LHR flight: their VC-10s used on the service had rear-mounted engines and, thus, a quieter cabin!
 
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RE: Old Int'l Destinations From PHL In 70s/80s

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:08 pm

I believe that AA first tried to switch the PHL-LHR slot to a non-Bermuda II city, but that was denied to them.
 
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In 1971...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:37 am

...PA, TW and BOAC each had a daily nonstop to Heathrow, AF had four/week to Orly, and AZ had 1/week to Milan and 2/week to Rome.