eastern023
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Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:22 am

I heard there used to be a scheduled service from Germany to South America Through the United States in the 80's. Does anyone know?
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IAD380
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:52 am

Before 1980, LH flights between FRA, BOG, UIO, GYE, LIM, LPB, and SCL stopped in JFK. The routing varied on different days of the week. After 1980, these flights, except those to SCL, stopped in SJU instead of JFK. The SCL flights were routed through EZE, GRU, or RIO.
 
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:18 am

The Jan 1971 WW OAG shows the following South American services via JFK

Sa LH 498 FRA 1000-1235 JFK 1350-2005 GYE 2050-2230 LIM
Su LH 499 LIM 1230-1415 GYE 1500-2110 JFK 2215-1145+1 FRA

Su LH 494 FRA 1000-1235 JFK 1350-1740 KIN 1820-2030 BOG 2110-2245 GYE
2330-0110+1 LIM 0540+1 0820+1 LPB
Mo LH 495 LPB 0915-1000 LIM 1050-1235 GYE 1315-1615 KIN 1700-2050 JFK
2215-1145+1 FRA

Tu LH 496 FRA 1000-1235 JFK 1350-2005 GYE 2050-2230 LIM 2310-0415+1
SCL
We LH 497 SCL 0845-1000 LIM 1050-1235 GYE 1315-1455 BOG 1540-2110
JFK 2215-1145+1 FRA

We LH 492 FRA 1000-1235 JFK 1350-1740 KIN 1820-2030 BOG 2110-2355 LIM
0040+1-0545+1 SCL
Th LH 491 SCL 0930-1105 LPB 1150-1235 LIM 1330-2110 JFK 2215-1145+1
FRA

Fr LH 490 FRA 1000-1235 JFK 1350-2125 LIM 2205-0045+1 LPB
0125+1-0505+1 SCL

Sa LH 493 SCL 0845-1000 LPB 1050-1340 BOG 1425-1635 KIN 1720-2110 JFK
2215-1145+1 FRA

All flights operated with Boeing 707 with Senator service in First Class
 
eastern023
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:25 am

I heard they flew into SCL via LIM or LPB on a DC 10 later on?.
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IAD380
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:49 am

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 3):
I heard they flew into SCL via LIM or LPB on a DC 10 later on?.

Yes. LH flew D10s on these routes between 1975 and 1980.
 
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:14 am

First with 707, upgrade to DC10.

At one point Bogota, Caracas, Lima, La Paz all got 747.
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:56 am

And when I worked for LH at North American headquarters on Long Island, the Germany-JFK-SAWC (South America West Coast) flights were referred to as
"The Banana Boat". The flight usually left JFK for FRA at 2200 but usually got delayed in South America and many times did not leave JFK till 0200 or later.
Westbound flight departed FRA at 1000 but I usually took LH404 which departed at 1300. LH was careful to block seats so that the plane did not fill up between JFK and SAWC, thus preventing people who wanted to fly from FRA to SAWC.
 
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:51 pm

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):
First with 707, upgrade to DC10.

LH also used the high-performance 720B to South America beginning in 1961, routed via Dakar, Senegal.
 
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:33 pm

Lufthansa Route Map that I did also have some routing infos....
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:31 am

When LH re-routed its West coast South American routes via San Juan and Caracas in the early 80s, many business travellers were upset that LH no longer offered a 10 am departure to JFK, and hence an early arrival into New York. However the airline fairly quickly brought back that flight, which then continued to Philadelphia for a while.
 
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RE: Did LH Ever Flew To South America Through JFK?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:29 am

Wait,

Based on the map provided. SCL was operated through GIG-GRU and EZE. I thought it was through JFK.
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