From: firstname.lastname@example.org (George Hull) Organization: DirecTell L.C. - Park City, UT. - 1.801.647.0214 Date: 14 Mar 95 02:34:34 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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In article <airliners.1995.261@ohare.Chicago.COM>, sthomson@MO.NET (Steven G. Thomson) wrote: > Laker Airways used to operate, DC-10-10 Series LGW to LAX, but of course > the -10 certainly didn't have the range for an over the pole trip. Their > fuel stop was in Bangor. Western ran a short lived LGW to DEN service > with DC-10-10's which neccesitated bumping passengers on flights > westbound with lots of open seats, due to weight. > > Wardair Canada ran transatlantic jet service from YYZ and other Canadian > points to LGW with 727-100's. It had a scheduled fuel stop in Greenland, > worked fine, and make a profit. They even used celestial navigation. > > Steven At Western we obtained one DC-10-30 for the London operation. But it was flown from DEN, not LAX. That one -30 had metric gauges . . a Gimli glider waiting for a place to happen, we thought. The trips flew from DEN to LGW and also flew to ANC from LGW as I remember. The trips went so senior that every cockpit crewmember was a captain. Western had about a dozen DC-10-10s and that one -30 for a while.