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Swissair @ PHL

Fri Aug 25, 2000 6:19 am

Hello,

I know Swissair had some flights to PHL.

Can anyone tell me if they were non-stop?
What frequency did they have?
What aircraft did they operate?
When did they start/discontinue the flight?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Fri Aug 25, 2000 8:17 am

Swissair had a daily one-stop service to ZRH-PHL via BOS on a 743. I don't know when they started, but they stopped in Oct. '98. I hope that helps.
 
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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Fri Aug 25, 2000 11:17 am

Swissair operated service to Philadelphia from Zurich, via Boston, but dropped the service in 1998. The flight used to operate with a 747-300.

Makes you wonder if and when US Airways will start a
Zurich service from Philadelphia??

 
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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Fri Aug 25, 2000 12:44 pm

Hey All,

Here is few pics of SR B743
First two pictures from BOS


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Those pictures from October 1998 at PHL


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Rafal
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Swissair @ PHL & BOS

Sat Aug 26, 2000 2:25 am

Hello,

Thank you for the information.

When did Swissair start the BOS route please?
What about the PHL route?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Sat Aug 26, 2000 2:32 am

A long time ago....probably in the 1970's. The route was usually served with a DC10-30 aircraft, then switched to the 747-300. After the 743's were retired the MD11 was used, but now it seems the A330 is flying that route.

The Philadelphia route was added later. Not sure when though.

This has been a very profitable route for SR and one of its original USA routes.

 
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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Sat Aug 26, 2000 2:34 am

I just wanted to say that Swissair does not plan to return to Philadelphia. The managment has cancelled most of the one stop flights because they werent doing too good econmically.
I have personnaly flown that route and there were maybe 20 people on board on the PHL-BOS route. In BOS the plane became really packed.

From what i know i think BOS became a Swissair destination in maybe 1948? . BOS is currently served twice daily with an A330-200 (sometimes the first flight is an MD11).

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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Sat Aug 26, 2000 2:55 am

Ahh forgot something: Swissair service to BOS was first flown with a DC-6.

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RE: Swissair @ PHL

Sat Aug 26, 2000 10:45 am

I've heard (prior to merger talks) that Zurich is one of US Airways' next European destinations.

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