Judging by the cars, has to be at least what year?
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Did MCO have a new terminal here, or was it some old building converted?
Ten MD-80s c/n 53162 to 53171 were delivered Sept 1992 to Aug 1993. Eight of them were sold to leasing firms (?) on delivery; the other two went to the same firms after a month or two. The book says five were stored at Oklahoma City -- doesn't say when. So: any evidence any of them ever flew for USA...Jump to post
I have never seen a passenger 707 with less than three https://www.flickr.com/photos/xsacman/6781444084/in/album-72157630441866582/ Think if it had three, one would be on #4. Also this one -- think it's actually a 720B with an HF antenna? https://www.flickr.com/photos/xsacman/6781444504/in/album-72...Jump to post
The perimeter rule at LGA and DCA are bygone era-remnants of the "bigger planes mean more noise!" cry from the late 1950's/early 1960's. Far as we know, LGA's perimeter rule dates from around 1984. (DCA's rule was for jets only, starting in 1966.) Think the first 1500+ mile jet flight out...Jump to post
TW and PA had a sort of gentleman’s agreement in place for several decades that saw each of them serving as the exclusive US carrier to certain cities. TW didn't fly to London until PA took over AOA in 1950. I'm guessing TWA wasn't allowed to fly to London until then -- no gentlemen involved. (Not ...Jump to post
The "round the world definition" Ie: a flight Eastbound or Westbound that originates and terminates same station and goes around all the "meridians" in the process. As mentioned before both PAA and TWA offered these in the age of the Connies and later with 707. PA did that for a...Jump to post
Easy for someone. Guess that's a Trans-Texas Convair?
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global2 wrote:I believe I read that when Boeing expanded the width of the fuselage to accommodate six abreast seating, it ended up being six inches wider than the DC-8
I was flying for Pan Am in 1967 and do not recall any flying across the US. The timetable shows one flight a day Europe to JFK to SFO starting in 1967. Bullitt almost got it right -- the Pan Am flight the killer tried to escape on was SFO-JFK-FCO, which might have been true except the real-life fli...Jump to post
Thanks for finding the Post article. Wonder if it's true -- 1/79 OAG shows BAL-KEF-LUX once a week. Anyone got a summer 1979 OAG? EA started YOW-BAL in 1973 or 1974. Just checking a few OAGs, looks like no one did nonstop YYZ-BAL before 1990. Offhand guess: BAL became BWI around 1981. That's the sor...Jump to post
crescent wrote:AA blamed San Jose in the media not extending the runway
World Airways started flying Baltimore to LGW nonstop in 1980 or 1981 -- anyone know which? Was that Baltimore's first transatlantic nonstop?
Eastern started flying Baltimore to Montreal nonstop in 1961 -- I'm guessing that was BAL's first international nonstop. Anyone know of an earlier?
A New Orleans pic, with EA airliners along the northward walkway https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16311106561/sizes/o/ Think the tower is just out of the color pic (note the light extending into the pic, at the right edge -- it appears below) https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1612...Jump to post
Not much to go by https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPWUlIaGnrH1tz6CLXBNAO6jUAVKldqa5EH4AQ6zPu3jiWMjTVDbhn-s086epJrTQ/photo/AF1QipPC1_ayM6Y8mc_rYc_bhtehmSllM5Rgi2L4GVJY?key=QmxUX3Bnd2hXYTRYVko5azFTMDlHSmdLN3BwQmdR Wondered if it was Baltimore, but looks like BAL didn't get many National DC-7s. Wh...Jump to post
Says March 1960, maybe, which would mean it's not Tahiti
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zeke wrote:[Air France] also had A300s based in PPT doing overwater flights beyond 60 minutes.
UA857 wrote:When was the first Transpacific twin flight?
NW had daily nonstops TYO to SEA in summer 1964 -- looks like no one beat that.
(No one beat that for daily nonstops Asia to the US, but forgot to check CP Tokyo to Vancouver. Couldn't have been daily then, tho.)
fraspotter wrote:Is there any way to find out what the first DAILY regular flights across the Atlantic and Pacific were?
I don't care what PAA said, the 049/749 Constellation was not capable of a non stop crossing The 749 was, of course, with winter tailwinds if not with summer. That's why Pan Am showed "Non-Stop" in their winter timetable, starting in 1948. AOA and BOAC were then flying 049s, so Pan Am had...Jump to post
First scheduled nonstop US to Asia was a weekly NW 707 SEA to TYO in 1963-- it's in the 12/63 OAG and not in the 8/63. SFO to Tokyo seems to have been years later, and LA to Tokyo may not have started until the 747SP.Jump to post
Aside from the Hindenburg , the first regularly scheduled nonstops from the US to Europe were Pan Am L749s in late 1947. They started out winter-only, presumably due to the tailwinds. The 12/48 OAG says "Pan American Airways has resumed daily non-stop [eastward] service between New York and Lon...Jump to post