zrs70
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What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:07 am

Curious as to which airlines have had scheduled international or domestic 747's into BOS.

Here is my list so far:

BA
AF
OA
EI
SR
KE
AZ
LH
SN

TW
NW
PA
UA

Not sure if these used 747's at BOS: BN, LY, IB

[Edited 2004-01-30 21:08:11]
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ushermittwoch
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:28 am

IB doesn't serve BOS.
Which is good for the people living there.
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
dia77
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:28 am

TAP-Air Portugal might have flown them into Boston also.
 
zrs70
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:30 am

Ushermittwoch:

You are correct that IB currently doesn't serve BOS. But they did in the mid 80's!
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sebwhite
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:33 am

Missing Virgin Atlantic!
 
ushermittwoch
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:34 am

Yeah, I noticed the "had" after I posted.
My bad.

Anyway, I remember my first 747 flight fondly. FRA-BOS in 1982.

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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:36 am

Today the only 747 operators are BA, LH, VS.
 
BOSugaDL
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:36 am

I flew (unfortunetly) on a Tower 747 to CDG years ago, but that was a charter

Right now only BA sends a regular 747. In ther summer VS sends one, but now it is a A340-300/600. I also think that LH send one in the summer

 
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:41 am

LH is flying 747s in during the winter, too. When the spring/summer schedule rolls around, they will replace the one FRA flight with 2 on A340/330s.
 
zrs70
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:43 am

Yes, I forgot VS!

Did EA or AA ever bring their 747's into Logan?
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BostonBeau
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:57 am

Yes, AA and BN both flew 747s to BOS (AA during the 70s, BN during their attempt to operate a European operation from BOS). The IB flight was a DC-10.
 
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:29 pm

In the fall of 1977 (about as far back as my timetable collection goes), AA used a 747 5 times a week to go from Boston-Bermuda.
 
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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:03 pm

American occasionally used the 747 on LAX flights during peak summer periods. Braniff used the 747 on European routes. I **think** Braniff might have used the 747-100/200 AND the -SP at BOS, but not sure. One carrier that absolutely DID use the -100 and -SP at Logan was TWA, which used the -SP on the Rome run while using the -100 to LHR. Indeed, the -SP was often used on the tag-on run to LAX. TAP never flew anything bigger than an A310 or an L1011 into BOS. The Iberia run to Madrid was, as noted, a DC-10. One of those crash-landed at Logan. Flying Tigers used 747s into Logan shortly before they morphed into FedEx. LH used the freighter and passenger versions of the 747 into Logan. Swissair used the 747-300, and perhaps Sabena did as well for a short time (before it turned into A330s and A340s). Northwest used the type on European flights, and continued them on to DTW/SP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP occasionally.

Of all the carriers noted, perhaps the one 'mainstay' has always been BA. From the 747-100 and -200, to the -400s of today, they have served Boston well with the 747 while most of the other European carriers have gone to the Airbus. A close second would be Virgin, but by comparison they haven't been on this planet long enough, and even they are going Airbus for long stretches on the BOS run.

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RE: What Airlines Have Had Scheduled 747's In BOS?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:28 am

yes, LY used to use 747's at Logan.
I remember once lying JFK - BOS - TLV, in the 80's on 742.

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