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SAAs 727 and 707

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Anyone know on which routes SAA deployed their 707 and 727?
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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When still a kid in the late 60's, I flew a few times from Cape Town to Durban on the SAA Boeing 727's. Those flights stopped at Port Elizabeth and East London in both directions to embark and disembark passengers. Used to love the spacious economy cabins with a 5 abreast layout. I also recall being invited to the cockpit during flight on a few occasions. If I recall correctly, the 727's were mainly used on the domestic routes as well as some regional routes such as Bulawayo and Salisbury (now Harare) where one of them was involved in a hijacking incident.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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707 flights to London, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Rome , Athens, Las Palmas, Sal, Buenos Aires, Rio, New York, Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Windhoek, Salisbury, Luanda, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cape Town, Madrid. Might have overlooked some.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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hans39 wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:49 pm 707 flights to London, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Rome , Athens, Las Palmas, Sal, Buenos Aires, Rio, New York, Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Windhoek, Salisbury, Luanda, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cape Town, Madrid. Might have overlooked some.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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hans39 wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:49 pm 707 flights to Hong Kong,
Did the 707's go to Hong Kong or Taiwan ?
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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Hong Kong.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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SandPiper wrote: Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:49 am
hans39 wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:49 pm 707 flights to London, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Rome , Athens, Las Palmas, Sal, Buenos Aires, Rio, New York, Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Windhoek, Salisbury, Luanda, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cape Town, Madrid. Might have overlooked some.
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Tel Aviv, Cocos Islands, Durban.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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Cocos was 7B, never a 707 destination.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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hans39 wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:43 pm Cocos was 7B, never a 707 destination.
My father in law did a trip on a 707 to Australia, stopping at Cocos.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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When SAA started using the B707 on the Aussie service in 1967 they dropped Cocos and only operated JNB- MRU-PER-SYD. Perhaps your relative flew with another airline such as Qantas.
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Re: SAAs 727 and 707

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hans39 wrote: Fri Dec 01, 2023 3:03 pm When SAA started using the B707 on the Aussie service in 1967 they dropped Cocos and only operated JNB- MRU-PER-SYD. Perhaps your relative flew with another airline such as Qantas.
Or perhaps diverted there for technical reasons but unfortunately he has since passed on.
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