|Quoting n9801f (Reply 1):|
During the -70's, TWA flew some 707's trans-Atlantic. These had 3-3 seating in economy. Maybe this is what your mom took?
|Quoting deltabravo1123 (Thread starter):|
I have also seen pictures in the database of some TWA 727s at various airports in Europe so I know for a fact that at one point TWA did send the 727 to Europe for some reason.
|Quoting deltabravo1123 (Reply 2):|
It very well could be actually. She says she distinctly remembers them saying "727" on the plane though...
|Quoting GCT64 (Reply 6):|
Short answer: Yes, some airlines did e.g. Sterling.
|Quoting skipness1e (Reply 9):|
Wardair also flew B727s to GLA and possibly PIK.
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|Quoting Mortyman (Reply 21):|
Pan Am also had such Boeing 727-200's based in Europe.
|Quoting rbrunner (Reply 34):|
Which is somehow strange, as the so called "fifth freedom", i.e. for an airline to fly between two foreign countries didn't occur until much later
|Quoting incitatus (Reply 30):|
Varig had a short-duration REC-SID (Recife to Ilha do Sal) transatlantic flight on 727-100 - at least technically one!
|Quoting crownvic (Reply 4):|
The only 727 operators that I recall flying trans-Atlantic were Wardair 727-100s (to Canada), and I believe Sterling may have ran some charters with their 722s
|Quoting Mortyman (Reply 12):|
Danish charter airline Sterling Airways in Toronto 1982, 1987, 1988 ,1989 and 1992 with their Boeing 727-200 Adv. aircraft:
|Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 26):|
TWA certainly had bad luck with their 727 overseas.
|Quoting rbrunner (Reply 34):|
Quoting Mortyman (Reply 27):
i flew Pan am Boeing 727-200 Adv. between FBU ( Oslo ) and LHR and the same way back both in 1988 and 1990.
Which is somehow strange, as the so called "fifth freedom", i.e. for an airline to fly between two foreign countries didn't occur until much later...
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 41):|
Not sure what you mean. Are you referring specifically to Pan Am's 5th freedom rights Oslo-London, or to 5th freedom rights in general? US carriers had extensive 5th freedom rights within since the 1940s or 1950s, as dozens of other carriers did all over the world.
|Quoting okay (Reply 42):|
How was this executed in practice in case it was not destined to be flown on the same aircraft? Aircraft change in Rome to fly TATL? Any other aircraft changes along the route?
|Quoting okay (Reply 15):|
TWA did have a 727 fleet based in Europe, I think it was FCO? Even the infamous TWA flight 847 happened on their 727. I must admit I was under the impression there were TATL traffic on 727s, but I have no hard facts to back this up. Could some 727 carry extra fuel tanks or something similar?
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 39):|
I remember FI had non-stop B-727-200ADV service from BOS to RKV and JFK to RKV in the 1970s and 1980s.
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