CV990, do you mean "It is not quite UNcommon..."?
According to my Braniff March 1969 schedule, BN
used 707's to Hawaii, Mexico and domestic destinations. The schedule does show 707 service RIO to Sao Paulo to Lima to Miami, and 707 on Bogota, Panama City to MIA
service. Interesting that 707 service to Hawaii included nonstop service to HNL
from Houston, Dallas, and St. Louis.
The DC-8 was used for South American operations from LA
, NYC and MIA
. No domestic DC-8 operations are shown in 1969.
According to Airliners Summer 1992 article on Braniff:
Five 707-227s were ordered by Braniff, but only 4 were delivered. One was lost during pre-delivery flight testing when the Braniff/Boeing crew lost control due to Dutch roll.
The swap of 4 707s for 3 727-100s to BWIA was in 1971.
Braniff obtained four 707-138Bs from Qantas in 1969. They were sold in '75.
Beginning in '66 BN
had a fleet of 9 707-327Cs initially used in South America and MAC
flights. They were phased out in '73.
720 were from 1961 to 1973.
The DC-8-62 replaced the 707 in S.America. The first 7 came from PANAGRA merger. Two more were delivered new, and three more from Alitalia and SAS. BN
also had four DC-8-31s and one DC8-55 from PANAGRA. They also 4 DC-8-51s from National in early '70s, and 2 more from Delta. The DC-8-51s were used on domestic flights because of limited range.
Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.