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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
24. (1987) After forgetting your 43rd wedding anniversary last week, you’ve decided to make it up to your beloved by taking her on a surprise weekend trip to Innsbruck. You call British Airways to book reservations. Whaaat? BA doesn’t fly to Innsbruck?! The BA agent helpfully suggests you call a different airline which offers the only nonstop service between London and Innsbruck via a single twice-weekly flight. Identify the airline and the aircraft type operated on this route.

Dan-Air BAe 146-100 from Gatwick ?

You are correct, Sir! Here's the schedule:

DanAir DA 884 London (LGW) 130p-430p Innsbruck (INN) Bae-146 Sat Sun

27. (1961) You need to fly from New Orleans to New York next week. For a variety of reasons, you’ve never much cared for Douglas airliners, so you decide to book a flight on the only airline offering service with a Boeing built jetliner. The flight makes one stop enroute. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the single enroute stop.

Dependent on when in 1961, this would likely be either Capital, operating with leased United 720s, or United themselves, as the two merged together in that year. The merger had been a long time planning, and United aircraft were being introduced onto Capital routes.

And WHBM scores on the rebound!! You are correct on all counts. The source I referenced for this question was issued pre-merger, so the airline I was looking for was indeed Capital. Its 720s were leased from UA and never wore Capital's livery. Here's the schedule:

Capital Airlines CA 872 New Orleans (MSY) 1025a-1235p Atlanta (ATL) 120p-410p New York (IDL) Boeing 720 Daily
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