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Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:14 am

I was going through some stuff at my parent's house and my mom had these items from her first airplane trip, which she took between PIT and DCA on August 2/6, 1968. Mom was 18 at the time and said she remembers it being a prop plane, but she said she could be wrong. I would think it would have been an L188. Does anyone know anything about these flights?

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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Here is NW's complete July 1968 timetable.
http://timetableimages.com/ttimages/nw/nw68/

Flight 338 PIT-DCA was a 727-100 and flight 365 DCA-PIT was a L-188 Electra.

You'll find flight 338 on page 8 of the PDF (right hand side of the double page, click to enlarge). It operated DTW-PIT-DCA.

Flight 365 is on page 6 (last column on left hand side of the double page). It operated DCA-PIT-CLE-MSP.
 
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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:22 am

So interesting to look at the old ticket.

Notice the spelling "PYTSBURGH"?

Also, even though NW was called "Northwest Orient" at the time, the official name was always "Northwest" (as the ticket indicates).

Look at the price: $14.70!
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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:32 am

What great pictures!

I notice that the Y fare (for a jet) is $17.00, but only $14.00 for a T fare, (for a prop).
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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:11 am

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 2):
Notice the spelling "PYTSBURGH"?

Whoever wrote that was a poor speller; they also spelled mom's name wrong, very wrong.
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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:22 am

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):
I notice that the Y fare (for a jet) is $17.00, but only $14.00 for a T fare, (for a prop).

As a sidenote, with inflation, $17 and $13 in 1968 are equivalent to $114 and $87 today.
 
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RE: Northwest Flight, PIT-DCA, 1968, What Plane?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:13 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
As a sidenote, with inflation, $17 and $13 in 1968 are equivalent to $114 and $87 today.

Which is still a bargain. US wants $1104 to fly that same route today, with a Y class ticket, with two weeks advanced booking! A lot of people want to tell us that flying was actually more expensive back then, adjusted for inflation. I guess not on this route.
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