|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):|
As a sidenote, when that 1989 photo was taken, Pan Am had 2 daily departures from MSP, one to SLC and one to JFK. The 727-200 operated JFK-MSP-SLC, overnighted SLC, and returned the next morning SLC-MSP-JFK.
When they shut down in 1991 they were down to one daily departure from MSP, a 727-200 that operated JFK-CLE-MSP, overnighted MSP, and returned MSP-CLE-JFK the next morning.
Pan Am seemed to have a bit of a rocky history at MSP
. According to my timetables they started service in 1983 with an L1011 (there is a pic on here of the A/C at the MSP
gate) flying MSP
, with the DTW
stop being replaced by ORD
later. PA pulled out of MSP
in early 1985, after the strike, I presume.
They returned in 1987 flying the aforementioned JFK
route. IIRC, didn't the flight briefly continue to MCI
instead of SLC
at one point?
is not listed in PA's final timetable (10/27/91), so I presume they left MSP
again when the Atlantic routes were transferred to DL
|Quoting acidradio (Reply 3):|
That pushback tug belongs to CO and I even used to use it (2004-2008)! It's been there since "at least" the Wright Brothers. Not sure about who handled PanAm's counter but I'm mostly certain CO ramp handled the PanAm flight (I'll make some calls).
Very cool! Please let me know if you find out anything! And thank you all for your responses!