ushermittwoch
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Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:44 am

Hi!

I wanted to get some info on the aircraft that Icelandair used on the BOS-KEF and the KEF-LUX runs in 1987.
Sadly I am too young to remember which planes I had the pleasure being on.

Thank you very much!

Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:02 am


Should have been a DC8 - the 757s were delivered 1990ish. You´re one lucky bugger...

Daniel Smile
 
gte439u
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RE: Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:07 am

KF used the DC-8-63 on the flights. I was only 6-years old in July 1988, but I remember the flight from MCO to KEF and return very well.
 
Transtar
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RE: Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:30 am

I also flew on Icelandair well before my memory permits.

My family was moving to Germany in 1974 for two years because my Dad got a NATO fellowship. At that time, there were very few "bargain" transatlantic carrier.

My parents opted to take Icelandair, then called Loftleider Icelandic from New York JFK through Iceland to Luxembourg in order to get to Europe.

I was only nine months old and my Mom had to sit with me in her lap. The plane out of JFK was delayed 8 hours and when they landed in Rejkyavik, it was sleeting. As Loftleider didn't have the nice terminal that Icelandair has now, the flight attendant gave my mom a blanket to wrap around me as they walked down stairs and over to a converted airplane hanger to wait for the outbound flight to luxembourg.

The aircraft was a DC-8-63.

You undoubtedly flew a DC-8-73 as Icelandair had its aircraft converted to the larger turbofans in the 1980s.



 
ushermittwoch
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RE: Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:32 am

I guess that is a cool plane that I can put on my resumé after my recent flights have been rather dull (A340 and MD87).
But hopefully I will get to fly on some more interesting models in the near future.
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
patroni
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RE: Icelandair In '87

Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:45 am

@TranStar:

You undoubtedly flew a DC-8-73 as Icelandair had its aircraft converted to the larger turbofans in the 1980s.

As far as I know Icelandair never converted their DC-8-63 into 73s. When I was the first time in Luxembourg in 1989 they still flew with the -63, and I can not recall ever having seen a photo of a -73.

Cheers,

Tom

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