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Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:44 am

Okay, back in April of 1988 when I was only 2 years old, I took my first airline flight, it was a flight from BOS-PBI. I originally thought the plane was an AA DC-10, but now that I look at photos from the flight my parents took, the cabin looks a lot like the cabin of an L-1011. My parents can't remember the airline we flew, but they do remember the plane was a widebody.

So here's my question. Does anyone know what airlines flew what aircraft from BOS-PBI in 1988? I know it's a really specific question, but I am trying to figure out what the first aircraft I flew on was.

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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:48 am

Delta flew L1011's and 767-300's on that route up until Delta Express took it over. You were probably on one of those two...most likely an L10.
 
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:51 am

It sounds like a DL L-1011. US Airways has always used narrowbodies from BOS to Florida, and AA wasn't really in the BOS-Florida market that far back.

Jeff
 
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RE: BOS-PBI

Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:44 am

7/87 and 7/88 OAGs show no direct widebodies BOS-PBI. One nonstop DL 72S in 1987, two in 1988. When I get home I'll see if I can narrow it down.
 
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:54 am

Might also have been an aircraft swap, don't forget...

It sounds like it probably was a DL L1011. Did EA ever fly that type?
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:55 am

MSYtristar, DeltAirlines, and Timz: Thanks for the help, my dad just got home and he doesn't remember exactly what airline it was, he thought it was AA, he's pretty sure it wasn't DL though. All he remembers for sure was it was a major airline. Also, the picture shows yellow and blue seats if that helps at all, could it have been a charter (perhaps Eastern)?

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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:58 am

Elwood64151: Could have been a swap, but I'm pretty sure we flew a widebody home too.

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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:45 am

What about TWA or Eastern?
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RE: BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:59 am

For all you know you could have connected in ATL or someplace?
 
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:57 am

No, it was definitely nonstop. My dad remembers it being a nonstop flight.

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timz
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:21 am

Sure nuff-- the Feb-Mar-Apr 1988 OAGs show a nonstop DL TriStar leaving BOS about 0820.
 
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:25 am

I was about to suggest the DL Dc-10...When did they get rid of it?
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:26 am

I flew PBI-BOS (connecting to HPN) in 1993, and it was an L1011-1.
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RE: Question About A BOS-PBI Flight

Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:08 pm

The later model DL DC-10s (the ones acquired from WA) were primarily used out of SLC and LAX, while the L-1011s were on the east coast.

Jeff