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Continental 707s

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:04 pm

I confess that I don't really know much about Continental's history in the period before deregulation. Here are a few photos of their 707s. How many were operated and what was Continental's route structure like in the 1960s and 1970s? All replies appreciated.

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RE: Continental 707s

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:18 pm

Continental, I believe, operated 5 707-124s, 2 707-324Cs and 8 720Bs. Their prime routes centered on Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and, later, Honolulu. The -324Cs were operated primarly on MAC charters to Southeast Asia.
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RE: Continental 707s

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:23 pm

Here ya go, Lindy. Sorry, no info on my part regarding the routes they flew. Regards.
5 707-124s operated from 4/59 to 12/67
2 707-321Cs operated from 8/64 to 5/73
11 707-324Cs operated from 6/65 to 10/73
and 8 720-024Bs operated from 5/62 to 3/76.
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RE: Continental 707s

Mon Feb 25, 2002 1:45 am

Continental operated their 707-124's and 720-024B's as the backbone of their domestic jet fleet on the following routes:


They also flew the aircraft on the HOU-SAT-ELP-PHX-LAX route, and had some service with the 720's to MAF.

The 707-324C's were purchased in anticipation of Trans Pacific routes, and were used primarily on MAC charters to and from Vietnam during the war.

Until the DC-9's came in 1966, Continental's entire jet fleet was made up of the 707-124's and the 720-024B's.
One 707-124 was destroyed by a bomb over Centerville, IA in 1962 and I believe that another one was destroyed in a landing accident at MKC.
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RE: Continental 707s

Mon Feb 25, 2002 3:11 am


Thanks for digging up this topic and adding that info. Much appreciated!

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