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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?
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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.

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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.
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RE: DC-8 In 1961 Air France Schedule

Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:06 pm

Must have been one of these...


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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.
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