Re: Trans-Atlantic Caravelles

Date:         03 Aug 97 02:50:15 
From:         Stuart Feigin <>
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> An earlier reply to my posting quoted an "Airliners" magazine article
> which mentioned that Sterling did, in fact, fly a CPH-KEF-YQX-OMA-SFO
> (whew)service in 1970. It did not say how long this service lasted.
> Sterling was no stranger to long, multi-stop charters with Caravelles
> during this time period. Their crash in Dubai in 1972 was of a
> Colombo (Sri Lanka) to CPH flight. That's (roughly) about as far
> as from CPH to SFO, but with less overwater flying. Either way, that's
> a long haul on a Caravelle, cheap charter fare notwithstanding.

For those who have never been in a Caravelle, let me tell you that that
flight would have been unbearable.  The longest Caravelle flight I was
on was Oslo-Paris, and I had trouble standing up for a day.  Try to
imagine an airliner built like Disney builds Main Street, an exact, 5/8
size replica of a real airliner.

Stuart Feigin
Oracle Corp.
Truckee, CA USA

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