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Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:01 pm

Hello, first post to forum so please take it easy on me. Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL and PVD? I know NW had a 757 service to AMS from BDL. I also know Aer Lingus operated a A321LR from BDL as well as Norwegian operating a Max from BDL. What about other BDL services and PVD services? Thank you.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:34 pm

Norwegian operated the 737MAX into Providence as well, in fact that route lasted longer than the Hartford-route. Norwegian quickly pulled the plug on Hartford after seeing it's disappointing performance, but Providence had sufficient demand to keep the route open. It wasn't a top performer, but it was enough and it only had to be closed due the the MAX being grounded.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:55 pm

I’ve done CRK, DUB, FAB, LTN, LBG, DXB, OGG, ACC, and BUD from KBDL. Admittedly, not in an airliner.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:28 pm

Condor operated a 767 into PVD. BDL saw domestic 767 movements from DL.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:34 pm

DN4CAAD wrote:
BDL saw domestic 767 movements from DL.


I recall a very short lived DL 767 service to CDG. Anyone remember when?

BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3432464394/
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:48 am

DL_Mech wrote:
DN4CAAD wrote:
BDL saw domestic 767 movements from DL.


I recall a very short lived DL 767 service to CDG. Anyone remember when?

BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3432464394/


DL also had regularly scheduled L1011 service between BDL and BOS/ATL per OAG. A lot of photos from the NW 757 AMS flight claim its BDL's first transatlantic. Wonder if you could find a source on the CDG 767 routing.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:08 am

DN4CAAD wrote:
Wonder if you could find a source on the CDG 767 routing.


I could not find any reference to the flight other than my failing memory. I thought it was announced in an employee newsletter around 2001 and maybe not launched? I’ll keep looking.
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:44 am

As far as I know, Aer Lingus hasn't permanently pulled out of BDL, just delaying it until pre-Covid levels of travel pick up?

Was originally a 757 and now an A321LR

I remember being in the terminal a few times when Norwegian operated flights to Edinburgh and they weren't very full at all, even with a 737.
 
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Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:11 pm

DN4CAAD wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
DN4CAAD wrote:
BDL saw domestic 767 movements from DL.


I recall a very short lived DL 767 service to CDG. Anyone remember when?

BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3432464394/


DL also had regularly scheduled L1011 service between BDL and BOS/ATL per OAG. A lot of photos from the NW 757 AMS flight claim its BDL's first transatlantic. Wonder if you could find a source on the CDG 767 routing.


Eastern also flew the L10 regularly into BDL in the 70s and 80s, United the DC10 to ORD from the 70s-90s, and AA the A300 to SJU.

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL79intro.html

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL91p2.html
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:49 pm

afcjets wrote:
DN4CAAD wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:

I recall a very short lived DL 767 service to CDG. Anyone remember when?

BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/3432464394/


DL also had regularly scheduled L1011 service between BDL and BOS/ATL per OAG. A lot of photos from the NW 757 AMS flight claim its BDL's first transatlantic. Wonder if you could find a source on the CDG 767 routing.


Eastern also flew the L10 regularly into BDL in the 70s and 80s, United the DC10 to ORD from the 70s-90s, and AA the A300 to SJU.

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL79intro.html

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL91p2.html


The SJU routing seems somewhat particular. I know airlines were starting to increase capacity on the NE-Florida corridor for tourism and holiday travel. I wonder if American saw this routing as bringing pax directly to a tourist destination. Is there any reason United operated the DC-10 to bradley in the 90s? Many airlines started to move towards 727/737/757 ops both at Bradley and around the US.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:49 pm

DN4CAAD wrote:
afcjets wrote:
DN4CAAD wrote:

DL also had regularly scheduled L1011 service between BDL and BOS/ATL per OAG. A lot of photos from the NW 757 AMS flight claim its BDL's first transatlantic. Wonder if you could find a source on the CDG 767 routing.


Eastern also flew the L10 regularly into BDL in the 70s and 80s, United the DC10 to ORD from the 70s-90s, and AA the A300 to SJU.

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL79intro.html

http://www.departedflights.com/BDL91p2.html


The SJU routing seems somewhat particular. I know airlines were starting to increase capacity on the NE-Florida corridor for tourism and holiday travel. I wonder if American saw this routing as bringing pax directly to a tourist destination. Is there any reason United operated the DC-10 to bradley in the 90s? Many airlines started to move towards 727/737/757 ops both at Bradley and around the US.


American leased (which is why they initially were painted gray instead of bare metal) the A300 specifically for their SJU hub which is why they configured it with a very small F cabin, and some of them continued beyond SJU to other Caribbean destinations too. DL used the L1011 domestically throughout all of the 90s, especially ATL to Florida year-round. They actually increased the use of the L10 domestically when they purchased Eastern's after they went out of business in 1991. American used the DC10 just as much in the early 90s as the 70s and 80s, including intra-Texas on at least one flight in each DFW-AUS, DFW-SAT, and DFW-ELP. In Fall 1992 they announced they were grounding 25 DC10s to reduce costs and that's when they started disappearing from many domestic routes. I am not certain when United started retiring DC10s.
 
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:10 pm

DL_Mech wrote:
BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:


Wait, when did BDL close?
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Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:16 pm

NWAESC wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:


Wait, when did BDL close?


Sorry, still is.
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Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:53 pm

BDL’s service to DUB on Aer Lingus is suspended due to Covid, but I have heard that it is not permanently terminated. Possible restart in the Spring. As for the route itself, it started in the fall of 2016 and was a very solid performer up to the pandemic outbreak.

Norwegian operated a short lived service to Edinburg in 2017. Lasted less than a year.

Northwest flew BDL-AMS 2007-2008. Recession and Delta merger killed that one.

Going way back to the mid 60’s through mid 70’s, TWA flew BDL-BOS-LHR

Delta did have a 767 that operated a BDL-JFK-CDG routing for a period in the early 2000’s. Delta also operated L-1011 service BDL-BOS-BDA for many years.


Not transatlantic but interesting to note..

Eastern operated flight 944/945...L-1011 service BDL-BOS-SJU for decades up to the airline’s demise..the flight was one of the earliest and longest lasting flights with the same number in the history of the airport. Started in the early 50’s as a DC-7, then a DC-8, then from the early 70’s to the L-1011, very occasionally replaced with 727’s, 757’s, or A300. But for the most part the flight was L-1011 territory.

Jetblue operates heavily patronized flights to SJU several times daily.

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