Thanks for the memories...confirmed a bunch of stuff and raised my eyebrows at some interesting facts (most pertaining to BOS
, area in which I grew up):
1. I've always thought my first flight on an L10 was BOS
in late Jan/early Feb `80. This confirmed that...neat memory, 6 years old at the time and ohhh...the plane was so big compared to the others I'd been on previous.
2. There was actually scheduled service between BOS
...not just with the Precision propjets, but with DL
mainline 722s. Looks like this went away by `83....and service between BOS
and ASH (Nashua)! I went to HS
/college in the area, learned to fly out of ASH, never knew there was ever commercial service there.
3. Sheer #s of heavies on short routes to/from BOS
/all three NYC/PHL
...and only service to IAD
was an NW
4. Some flight numbers have been on the same route at approx. the same times for a LONG time. I flew TW754 BOS
and TW753 LHR
in Apr `90 both ways on an L10. Flight continued onto and came from SFO
, as it had back in `79. Another sad irony....AA11 was the morning BOS
run as early as `79, then as a D10, not sure when it switched permanently to a 762. Very sad a 20+yr service had to meet such a tragic end.
5. By `83 BOS
was all NW
/republic. Believe it's still that way today.
6. What's up with CLE
? TONS of service there in `79 with the mainlines, and big airplanes to boot. Has the population of Cleveland decreased that significantly in the last 20+ years?