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Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:20 am

Was Republic the only US major carrier in the 1980's that did not have widebodies either in service or on order?
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freshlove1
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:35 am

I don't believe Ozark had anything but DC-9's and a 727 and some F-27's
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:37 am

Piedmont??? I'm not sure when they got their 1st 767...early90's maybe?
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:44 am

USAir did not operate any widebodies until after it acquired Piedmont. Until late 1989, it did not operate any widebodies.
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:45 am

PSA did not operate widebodies, although they did briefly in the 1970s.
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:58 am

Piedmont received their 76's in the mid-80's.

Edit: They were added to the fleet starting in 1987, and ending in 1988 from the research I've turned up.

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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:38 am

Allegheny, maybe?

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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:57 am

Guys, guys, guys.....

MAJOR AIRLINES......

Allegheny and PSA and USAir were not really considered majors in their heyday..neither was Ozark...Allegheny that became USAir and Ozark and Republic were amalgamations of what were known as LOCAL SERVICE airlines that served a myriad of smaller communites in the late sixties and early seventiies until the Deregulation Act of 1978 that released them from serving smaller cities with CV 580s DC9s FH-227s F-27s and BAC 111s.....
Ozark flew FH-227s and DC9s and even operated 4 MD-80s.....they ordered but NEVER took ownership of the two 727-2D4's. They were actually sold to Pan Am and now carry freight for FedEx...
Actually, American United Delta Eastern Western and National back then were called Trunk carriers (1970s). Pan Am. TWA and Braniff International were considered International carreirs. Later in the late 80s Ozark and Republic and USAir became majors but thats only because most of them grew in size from absorbing other carriers. Dont forget Southwest...I think by the 1980s they had achieved somewhat of a Major airline status due to the amount of passengers they carried.
PSA!!! They ordered and flew L1011s!!!!!

Anyway thats all ...

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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebod

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:02 am

You are correct about Republic not having wide body aircraft. The heaviest thing they flew was the 727-200.

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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebod

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:03 am

OH NO...I forgot the Republic six 757 rolls- royce powered planes that NW didnt want and sold to AW..
darn....sorry bout that...
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:07 am

Was Southwest considered a major in the '80s?

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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:57 pm

Frontier, the original never operated any wide bodies.....
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:07 pm

Access-Air,

What category do you place Northwest in back in the 70's and 80's?
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:19 am

Bobnwa,

Northwest has been an international airline since 1928 when they made their first revenue flight to Winnipeg.

To the letter of the first posting, Northwest was flying DC10 and 747 wide bodies the entirety of the 80s. I flew my first Northwest DC10-40 in June 1981.



 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:00 am

Worldperks,

My question wasn't serious, since I'm fairly well up on the history of Northwest. I wanted to know what Access-Air had to say.
 
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RE: Was Republic The Only US Major Without Widebodies?

Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:28 am

Bobnwa,

It's hard to foretell intention in email.

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