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ID 28040 Views: 495
Photo Comments: 2
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Laker Airways
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Los Angeles - International (LAX/KLAX)
USA - California, October 31, 1980
NwFedEx 757
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G-BGXF (cn 47812) Laker Skytrain taxiing by after landing at LAX back in 1980..A British independent airline founded by Sir Freddie Laker,they were the first "low cost", "no frills" long haul airline across the Atlantic...Based out of Gatwick England ,Laker flew to JFK then expanded its routes to include non-stop LGW-LAX...With increasing competition they went bankrupt in Feb 1982. Laker Airways became an inspiration for Richard Branson who created Virgin Atlantic Airways.......

ID 27858 Views: 567
Photo Comments: 0
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Northwest Orient Airlines
Boeing 747-251B
Los Angeles - International (LAX/KLAX)
USA - California, October 31, 1980
NwFedEx 757
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N624US (cn 21706) Northwest Orient classic 747-200 on short final at LAX back in 1980.What do you think?, is the surrounding area about the same as it is now?

ID 25122 Views: 797
Photo Comments: 9
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Los Angeles - International (LAX/KLAX)
USA - California, October 31, 1980
NwFedEx 757
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N66NA (cn 46708) Acquired in the merger with National .this Pan Am DC-10 is on final approach into LAX back in 1980.It was a rare type of aircraft for Pan Am... Ended up with FedEx as N554FE

ID 17056 Views: 568
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Boeing 747SP-21
Los Angeles - International (LAX/KLAX)
USA - California, October 31, 1980
NwFedEx 757
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N534PA (cn 21026) Pan Am 747SP " Clipper Great Republic" just turning off the runway in LAX. This aircraft went on to United as N144UA

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