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Old Apr 21, 12, 9:11 am
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WHBM: Some discussion points for a wet and cold (well, it is here in London) weekend.

There have been a number of aircraft types over time which have been pretty much directly competitive, and airlines make the choice to have one or the other.

But which US airlines had BOTH ......

a) Tristar and DC-10.

b) 707 and DC-8.

c) 737 classic and DC-9

a) Delta. When the L-1011 deliveries were delayed, DL opted to operate DC-10s until the Tristar became available. Hawaiian Air also transitioned from L-1011s to DC-10s. I believe at least some of these DC-10s were formerly operated by AA. And I believe Pan Am operated both types with DC-10s coming from National Airlines.

b) Braniff International and I think (maybe) Western.

c) Continental Airlines. The B737 classics came from Peoples Express and I think Frontier as well.

Last edited by jlemon; Apr 21, 12 at 9:21 am
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