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Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:02 pm

You've seen the original Dallas premier airport, Dallas Love Field which was semi-replaced by DFW in 1974.

Here's look at Early Dallas Ft Worth Regional Airport - American Airlines Operations!
This will be followed by Early Dallas Ft Worth Regional Airport - Braniff International Operations!
..and then, Early Dallas Ft Worth Regional Airport - All Carrier Operations!

Certainly a keeper for Airport video collectors worldwide!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0aHtT9DltA


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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Really nice - thanks for sharing! :-)
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:58 pm

Really cool video ....... makes me miss the clAAsic polished aluminum livery even more.
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:02 pm

I was there in December, 1974!

I was eight years old, traveling with my mom, baby sister, and (from LAX) my great aunt, heading to Arkansas for my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary. Our itinerary was BFL-LAX on United (a 727-100, which I remember because we boarded via the rear airstairs under the engines!), then LAX-DFW on American (a 727-200), then Frontier DFW-FSM on a Convair CV-580.

Some details are completely gone to me; some are as vivid as if they were yesterday. To get from our AA jet to the commuter plane, we boarded the trAAm that seemed like we were in the Jetsons! We then re-entered a terminal, and then walked out onto the ground to board the Frontier Airlines plane.

We returned on a different itinerary, flying FSM-old Fayetteville airport - Joplin - Kansas City, which, ironically enough, was equally as brand new! MCI-LAX was flown on TWA, followed by a United 737-200 to BFL.

I too miss the old AA logo...
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:54 pm

Did anyone else notice the 767 Dreamliner around the 7:30 mark? lol So I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:04 pm

TWA1985 wrote:
Did anyone else notice the 767 Dreamliner around the 7:30 mark? lol So I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.


You mean the LuxuryLiner?

And yeah, looks like the first 767 for AA wasn't delivered until around 1988.
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:04 pm

TWA1985 wrote:
Did anyone else notice the 767 Dreamliner around the 7:30 mark? lol So I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.


The YouTube clip states "We take a look back to 1974 and up to 1980s," not just 1974.
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:11 pm

TWA1985 wrote:
I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.

The OP never said the entire video was clips from 1974.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:28 pm

texas145 wrote:
TWA1985 wrote:
I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.

The OP never said the entire video was clips from 1974.


No, but the video does.
'We take a look back to 1974 and up to 1980s"
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:09 pm

Ishrion wrote:
TWA1985 wrote:
Did anyone else notice the 767 Dreamliner around the 7:30 mark? lol So I’m not so sure all these clips are circa 1974.


You mean the LuxuryLiner?

And yeah, looks like the first 767 for AA wasn't delivered until around 1988.
https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines


The 767-200s were delivered starting around '82 I think....
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:40 pm

AAIL86 wrote:
The 767-200s were delivered starting around '82 I think....


I spotted some Long Beach Sewer Pipes which did not come into AMR's possession until about 82 maybe 83 in the video as well.

Still good clip of some old times.

What I was really looking for was the 27's using reverse thrust to back away from the terminal.

That was pretty prevalent back in the early days of AA at DFW and the 27.

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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:58 pm

Okie wrote:
AAIL86 wrote:
The 767-200s were delivered starting around '82 I think....


I spotted some Long Beach Sewer Pipes which did not come into AMR's possession until about 82 maybe 83 in the video as well.

Still good clip of some old times.

What I was really looking for was the 27's using reverse thrust to back away from the terminal.

That was pretty prevalent back in the early days of AA at DFW and the 27.

Okie


Didn’t the Long Beach sewer pipes use reverse thrust to back away from the terminal too on and off, until fuel got so expensive?
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:24 am

AT 7:22 wasn't that video of a DC-10 landing also part of a commercial for AA?
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:04 am

Great footage! I didn’t realize the 707s were so prevalent at DFW in the late 70’s.

Looks like that video includes footage up to the early 90’s at a minimum with the MD-11, black-nosed DL 727, and MD-80’s. Most of the MD-80 footage appears to be from the very late 80’s and 90’s given the gray-painted tails and screwdriver/beaver tail ones.

Flew through DFW quite a bit as a young kid from MSY to points west—was quite a treat to go from looking at New Orleans’ 727s and 737s to DC-10s and L1011s. Still look forward to transiting through it even if it doesn’t have the variety of airlines and aircraft I regularly see now that I live in the Bay Area.

Thanks!
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:05 am

At 1:15 there’s something that looks like a railroad crossing arm rising after the 727 stops. Is that an earlier form of an automated parking system?
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:17 am

OB1504 wrote:
At 1:15 there’s something that looks like a railroad crossing arm rising after the 727 stops. Is that an earlier form of an automated parking system?


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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:30 am

Love it!

The overdubbed sound is fake but very accurate. Excellent job separating JT3D sounds from JT8D and CF6 sound. Quite accurate to what it would have sounded like. The JT3 was such a screamer. The ramp and terminal would have been so loud back then.
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:26 am

Anyone else notice the Alaska 727?
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:53 am

Interesting how you can catch early DC-10 operations in the video. The first few shown have “DC-10 Luxury Liner” titles on the Front sides. Later on they are changed to “American Airlines Luxury Liner”. The fallout from passengers fearing the aircraft.
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:37 pm

TW870 wrote:
Love it!

The overdubbed sound is fake but very accurate. Excellent job separating JT3D sounds from JT8D and CF6 sound. Quite accurate to what it would have sounded like. The JT3 was such a screamer. The ramp and terminal would have been so loud back then.


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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:10 pm

KFTG wrote:
Anyone else notice the Alaska 727?


The AS 727 was operating on the interchange either with Braniff or American FAI-ANC-SEA-DFW-HOU ...
Initially the interchange was between Braniff and Alaska ... after BN shut down, AS switched the interchange to AA

AS route map from 1975 showing the interchange with Braniff

http://www.departedflights.com/AS020175.html

AS route map from 1982 showing the interchange with American

http://www.departedflights.com/AS090782.html
 
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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 pm

Heads up. DFW Braniff should be up tomorrow! You're gonna love it, I promise!

jaybird wrote:
Really nice - thanks for sharing! :-)


Happy to oblige!

Sooner787 wrote:
Really cool video ....... makes me miss the clAAsic polished aluminum livery even more.


Thanks, it certainly captures good old original AA!

NOLAWildcat wrote:
Great footage! I didn’t realize the 707s were so prevalent at DFW in the late 70’s.

Looks like that video includes footage up to the early 90’s at a minimum with the MD-11, black-nosed DL 727, and MD-80’s. Most of the MD-80 footage appears to be from the very late 80’s and 90’s given the gray-painted tails and screwdriver/beaver tail ones.

Flew through DFW quite a bit as a young kid from MSY to points west—was quite a treat to go from looking at New Orleans’ 727s and 737s to DC-10s and L1011s. Still look forward to transiting through it even if it doesn’t have the variety of airlines and aircraft I regularly see now that I live in the Bay Area.

Thanks!


Thanks for that! I'd Love to do a MSY vid of those days (because I flew my 1st DC-10, on National from IAH-MSY specifically to ride a DC-10...and MSY left an impression on me)...I think I have just a Delta & Continental 727 taxi clip and that's it for MSY, no footage to be found anywhere.

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Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:05 pm

Nice video! A good trip down memory lane. Thanks for doing it.

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