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Old Feb 18, 16, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
54- ... Seattle to Portland ... 13 airlines operating mainline jet equipment ...
So, we've just two remaining - both of them based in the west - both of them operating fleets primarily powered by the Pratt & Whitney JT8D.
as most of us "old timers" are probably well aware, the JT8D was the basic engine for the entire DC9, 727, and 737 families ... in fact, you can probably count on the fingers of both hands the narrow-body mainline jet types operating in 1987 that weren't JT8D-powered (BAe 146, BAC 1-11, 737-300/400/500, F-28; possibly a few more)

all that said, I have one reasonable guess (Sunworld) and one completely wild one (Continental West)

Last edited by jrl767; Feb 18, 16 at 6:59 pm Reason: (1) removed A320 (2) replaced Braniff w CO West (BN wasn't based in the west)
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