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Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:38 pm

Not sure whether that's a runway east? of the terminal

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfciesla/10614055796/
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:28 pm

I'm guessing Pittsburgh. Rochester? Syracuse?
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:35 pm

The description says BFI.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:58 pm

If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI.
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:49 pm

I spy a TWA cart, so it has to be after 2001 :D
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:22 am

FlyPIJets wrote:
If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI.


Right. Besides, AA didn't even serve Seattle in the 70's.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:08 am

MaxxFlyer wrote:
FlyPIJets wrote:
If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI.


Right. Besides, AA didn't even serve Seattle in the 70's.


You gentlemen know where Boeing narrow body models are built and then delivered from, right?

Having said, it didn't look like BFI at first glance. There are small hills to the east and west of the runway so it isn't as flat around the field as it appeared in the photo. I'll study it more.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:29 am

The stairs are AA branded, and there are two sets of branded stairs visible in the photograph. The lady boarding the aircraft is carrying an item of clothing over her arm, so I'd say she's probably not cabin crew.

My (semi-educated) guess is that this is a location that was commercially served by AA.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:25 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
MaxxFlyer wrote:
FlyPIJets wrote:
If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI.


Right. Besides, AA didn't even serve Seattle in the 70's.


You gentlemen know where Boeing narrow body models are built and then delivered from, right?



They were built in Renton not BFI. But you point is made, they still could have been delivered from BFI.

But the horizon doesn't look like BFI. And the equipment on the ground is likely not at BFI (two AA branded air stairs, a AA cart and a TW cart. ) Probably not BFI.
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:12 pm

FlyPIJets wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
MaxxFlyer wrote:

Right. Besides, AA didn't even serve Seattle in the 70's.


You gentlemen know where Boeing narrow body models are built and then delivered from, right?



They were built in Renton not BFI. But you point is made, they still could have been delivered from BFI.

But the horizon doesn't look like BFI. And the equipment on the ground is likely not at BFI (two AA branded air stairs, a AA cart and a TW cart. ) Probably not BFI.


I know where they were built. ;) The 737s are built in Renton now and are delivered out of BFI after their B1 and C1 flights. I think 707s were delivered out of BFI also.

As I said though, the geography around the airport in the photo doesn't look like BFI. In fact I was just at BFI yesterday near the Boeing Delivery Center, so I am familiar with the area.

Also the photo looked like a turbojet and I don't think turbojets were being delivered in 1966. So yes, I can deduce it's probably not BFI.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:52 pm

Definitely a JT3D turbofan 707, not a straight turbojet. All of American's 707/720s were converted from turbojets to turbofans by 1962.

Let's see - airport obviously out in the boondocks and served by both American and TWA in 1966. IAD is my educated guess.
 
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Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:12 pm

The photo is actually on the site

https://www.airliners.net/photo/american ... 23b/195360

and it's at BWI
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