kyair
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Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:58 am

Does anyone know what Piedmont had planned for their European service before the US "merger"? They ordered 12 (I think) 762ER's, had taken delivery of 4 (again, I think) and had started CLT-LGW service prior to the takeover. What other city pairs were planned? Did they plan to buy any more 767's or any other widebodies?

[Edited 2004-09-08 21:04:07]

[Edited 2004-09-08 21:16:18]
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jfrworld
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:59 am

Probably Franfurt.... Its an important transportation hub in Europe.
 
John
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:32 am

PI initially ordered 6 firm 767-200ER, wih an option on another 6, which USAir did take up.
 
LHMark
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:34 am

Piedmont began service to Frankfurt and LGW just before they were absorbed by USAir.
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FlagshipAZ
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:05 am

A link to Piedmont's fleet.
http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/pi.html
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TheGov
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:12 am

I seem to recall that PI was considering service to Paris just prior to the US merger. But, I could be mistaken.
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ARCJET
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:19 am

Piedmont never started service to Frankfurt, only London Gatwick was served.
London service opened in June 1987. The takeover by US Air was in August 1989.
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Cody
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:01 pm

Frankfurt was rumored to be the next destination.
 
LHMark
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RE: Piedmont History Question

Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:34 pm

I remember Frankfurt appearing as a route in the map in the in-flight magazine. I used to fly Piedmont F.28s from Rochester to New York City a lo9t in the '80s. Maybe the map was simply overoptimistic.
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