Just to add a lttle about this it's interesting to see that only Panagra ( latter absorved by Braniff ) and United ordered the 62 model, the rest of them where ordered by airlines with truly intercontinental and very long-haul routes, let's see:
Alitalia - 9 X 62 + 2 X 62CF - Probably for flying to South America and USA ( don't forget that Italy is deep in the meditarranean area )
Braniff - 6 X 61 + 1 X 62CF - They got these from Panagra and it fits in the South American network.
Finnair - 3 X 62CF - I can't guess where Finnair used their 62's! USA? Perhaps, other routes? I saw in 1980 a Finnair DC-8-62 landing at Heathrow but this was a rare sight no?
JAL - 10 X 62 + 5 X 62CF - I've seen in the photo/search engine that most of the pictures where taken in California, was this a model exclusif for West Coast operation?
SAS - 7 X 62 + 1 X 62AF + 2 X 62CF - SAS used this model for West Coast flights from Scandinavia but also to South America with a tech stop at Lisbon!!!
Swissair - 5 X 62 + 2 X 62CF - The Swissair network was very big so I'm sure they used worldwide, I'm saw them in Lisbon once in a while and my father that opened the catering service in Luanda / Angola said that Swissair operated a weekly cargo flight from Switzerland, I'm sure this was operated by one of the 2 62CF Swissair had!!!
UTA - 4 X 62 - I guess UTA used them in their flights to deep Africa no?
Any feedback on this will add great fun!
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