RareBear
Topic Author
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:11 am

DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:24 pm

In looking at a 1961 Air France timetable, the trans-Atlantic schedule was mostly flown by the 707-300 aircraft, with a couple of flights (Los Angeles-Paris and Montreal-Paris) being listed as flown with a DC-8. Since I can't recall Air France having any DC-8s in that time frame, does anyone recall who's planes these were?
Illegitimus non carborundum
 
cedarjet
Posts: 8103
Joined: Mon May 24, 1999 1:12 am

RE: DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:26 pm

Air France had a few DC8s in the early 60s, can't find a picture of one but I have seen photos. They also had a few in the 90s, believe it or not.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Toni Marimon

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
RareBear
Topic Author
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:11 am

RE: DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:32 pm

I had seen the stretch DC-8s on lease from Nationair Canada in the 1990's, but nothing in the early 1960's. I can't seem to find any reference to Air France having any then.
Illegitimus non carborundum
 
Unique
Posts: 1621
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:48 am

RE: DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:06 pm

Must have been one of these...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jacques Lienard



[Edited 2004-07-09 15:11:22]
 
User avatar
longhauler
Posts: 5039
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 am

RE: DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:33 pm

In 1961 Air France was in a "pool" agreement with TCA/Air Canada. This was a kind of early code-share. There is a chance the Paris-Montreal flight you mention on the DC-8 was in fact a Trans-Canada Airlines aircraft.

The Paris-Los Angeles flight sounds like UTA, as they had a large south-pacific operation, and the aircraft would have continued to the south pacific. I would agree with "Unique" above that the aircraft was probably a UTA DC-8.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos