Can anyone share insight re: why Pan Am discontinued service from JFK to Paris in the mid-1970s?
Background data from Pan Am-issued timetables:
1. In mid-1960s, Pan Am flew 2 daily non-stops from JFK to Paris - One morning flight, one evening flight. (Also, two non-stops PER WEEK from Washington DC to Paris.)
2. The two daily JFK-Paris non-stops continued in 1973, with the evening flight now utilizing 747 equipment.
3. However, my mid-1975 Pan Am timetable does not show service to Paris, which seems odd.
I recall that Pan Am offered JFK-Paris service during the 1980s.
Assuming my 1975 timetable is correct, I'm wondering if Pan Am discontinued JFK-Paris service due to a) the adverse impact of the 1974 oil embargo on flight schedules or b) Pan Am exchanging its Paris rights to another U.S. carrier in return for a more lucrative/desired route.
If you can provide some insight on this topic, please reply. Thanks.