Century Pacific Lines 31

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Century Pacific Lines

 

Century Pacific Lines were formed in July 31 by Errett Lobban Cord, the owner of the Auburn Motor Company. The initial service was based in San Francisco and served routes to Southern California using three engine Stinsons. The fares were set lower than competing railway rates.

 

The routes were extended to Phoenix and were major competition to American Airlines at the time by offering cut-price air transport on competing routes.

 

However, they were unable to win a mail contract along these and the routes operated by the associated Century Air Lines. Cord offered the airlines to AVCO, the owners of American, in April 32 in exchange for a directorship and stock in AVCO. Within a year Cord was in control of AVCO.

 

The flights below came from the November 31 timetable from www.timetableimages.com .

 

San Francisco Los Angeles via San Joaquin Valley (8/3)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

034

0

1300

San Francisco

KSFO

1300

-

9.6

099

9.6

1315

Oakland

KOAK

1250

214

132.3

 

 

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San Jose

KSJC

------

 

 

144

132.3

1445

Fresno

KFAT

1110

280

86.7

146

86.7

1540

Bakersfield

L45

1005

323

95.0

-

95.0

1645

Los Angeles

KLAX

0900

326

0

 

San Francisco Los Angeles via San Joaquin Valley (12/7)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

110

0

1600

San Francisco

KSFO

1450

-

26.2

 

 

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Oakland

KOAK

------

 

 

092

26.2

1630

San Jose

KSJC

1425

290

111.5

144

111.5

1750

Fresno

KFAT

1310

273

86.7

146

86.7

1850

Bakersfield

L45

1205

323

95.0

-

95.0

1945

Los Angeles

KLAX

1100

326

0

 

San Francisco Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles via Coast Route (4/5-7)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

110

0

0815

San Francisco

KSFO

1605

-

26.2

144

26.2

0845

San Jose

KSJC

1535

290

44.7

137

44.7

0925

Salinas

KSNS

1500

324

119.7

105

119.7

1100

Santa Maria

KSMX

1330

317

116.5

106

116.5

1245

Los Angeles

KLAX

1200

285

14.8

130

14.8

1300

Long Beach

KLGB

1040

286

81.0

072

81.0

1400

San Diego

KSAN

0945

310

81.5

089

81.5

1500

El Centro

KIPL

0840

253

50.2

057

50.2

1635MT

Yuma

KYUM

0900MT

269

138.7

-

138.7

1750MT

Phoenix

KPHX

0715MT

238

0

 

San Francisco Oakland Sacramento (1/6)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

034

0

1100

San Francisco

KSFO

0950

-

9.6

019

9.6

1115

Oakland

KOAK

0940

214

58.5

-

58.5

1150

Sacramento

KLAX

0900

200

0

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

There are no Century Pacific Lines schemes available. A payware three engine Stinson model A, which flew later than these flights, is available.

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