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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Mar 27, 19, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Here's wishing OTAQ&D quizmeister jlemon an upgrade to Flagship Business Class on his American Airlines flight to London this evening. Hopefully he and WHBM will be able to get together for a visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. That looks like it could easily be a day long excursion. One of these days I should like to make a visit there myself.
Very much worthwhile.

I see one can take the train and walk possibly 2 miles. Is there another way? I visited once but drove there.

I believe there's a Trident, VC-10, and a prototype (or maybe pre-production) Concorde there, in addition to many military aircraft. The Concorde was open and I was able to walk inside. There are no passenger seats inside the plane.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
(Duxford) Very much worthwhile.

I see one can take the train and walk possibly 2 miles. Is there another way? I visited once but drove there.

I believe there's a Trident, VC-10, and a prototype (or maybe pre-production) Concorde there, in addition to many military aircraft. The Concorde was open and I was able to walk inside. There are no passenger seats inside the plane.
From Whittlesford station (regular trains from London Liverpool Street). Best to get a cab. Call for one when about 20 minutes away in the train. The poster at the station telling how to continue your journey is now on line.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/posters/WLF.pdf

And it's not just those types. They have one of everything British. Viscount, Comet, Britannia, One-Eleven, Airspeed Ambassador, Dragon Rapide (airworthy) ...

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Old Mar 27, 19, 3:53 am
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Wasn't the only one, several middle-Europe airlines seem to have done the same. Do I recall Alitalia, and possibly Aeroflot (on international flights) did the same.
Balkan Bulgarian had this arrangement still in 1992.
Smoking on the right side on my Tu-154 trip from Sofia to Heathrow.
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Despite being thought of as a nation of smokers, domestic flights in China were smoke-free when I visited in 1988.

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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:40 am
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14. It's a Sunday in mid-May 2002. You're in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and are flying to Charlotte, North Carolina. The flight is 5:35 pm. For a not yet revealed reason, you or that other passenger is happy about the flight. Which airline's flight are you on? What aircraft? Although very open ended and vague, why is that other passenger happy?
Well, that’s got to be NW or US. NW flew Avro RJs out of MEM and probably on that route, which would have been a bit of a novelty in the U.S. - and IIRC, they were the only regional jet at the time to offer first class, so let’s go with that for why you’re happy about it.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by KT550 View Post
Despite being thought of as a nation of smokers, domestic flights in China were smoke-free when I visited in 1988.
I recall reading somewhere that Cubana was the last airline to ban smoking, back in 2014 I believe. That seems awfully late relative to the rest of the industry. Anybody know any more on this? Also, I believe Iran Air was another airline that took awhile to ban smoking.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
15. What airline had a necktie as part of its livery? The necktie was painted on the tail. What aircraft used this livery?

Well, it's not exactly a featured necktie per se, but Norwegian has pictures of famous Norwegians on its tails - many of whom are wearing neckties...
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Old Mar 27, 19, 3:17 pm
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15. What airline had a necktie as part of its livery? The necktie was painted on the tail. What aircraft used this livery?
And a further bonus is what's in the background, behind those buildings.

Plus, which part of this question is incorrect

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And a further bonus is what's in the background, behind those buildings.

Plus, which part of this question is incorrect

Correct! Eurocity Express, later London City Airways. One of two airlines who started service from LCY London City. At that time, only the Dash 7 and Dornier 228 were certified to fly to/from LCY due to the short runway and steep approaches. Brymon and Eurocity Express both flew Dash 7's.

The photo is of LCY.

What's wrong with the question? Not a real necktie but a painting of a necktie?
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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:21 pm
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Well, that’s got to be NW or US. NW flew Avro RJs out of MEM and probably on that route, which would have been a bit of a novelty in the U.S. - and IIRC, they were the only regional jet at the time to offer first class, so let’s go with that for why you’re happy about it.
Correct! Northwest Airlink (Northwest Airlines) operated by Mesaba. They did fly BAe Avro RJ85's. Very spacious but a narrow passenger door. First class. Also economy class had 5 across seating, not 6. In the first row of economy, there were only 4 seats so the next row, right side aisle seat had nearly unlimited legroom.

NW 3476
Depart: MEMPHIS, TN (MEM), 535P
Arrive: CHARLOTTE, NC (CLT), 813P
Avro RJ85
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Oh what the heck - I'm leaving the day after tomorrow, but when I get back I'll only be home for a week before I'm on the road again. The sooner I get these questions posted, the better because once I return in late April it's off to work - with all the attendant difficulties that presents with consistently reliable internet access. On a positive note, this creates a great opportunity for any of you to come up with your own batch of questions. There are plenty of resources out there via timetableimages.com and departedflights.com. Kudos to Toshbaf for his recent batch of nicely crafted questions. I'm sure I speak for many when I say the different styles are appreciated. It'd be great to see some more questions involving international services and all of our participants across the pond are well positioned to contribute in that regard should they so choose.

As for this batch - I know there are a lot of questions posted, but please respond to just one or two per day so that all might have a better chance to participate equally.



The following quiz items have a time line of the autumn of 1970

1. You’ve had a busy morning making sales calls on the south side of Chicago. While calling your office to arrange for some products to be delivered to a local company, you’re informed that you need to service an account in Indianapolis ASAP, as in today. Hmm… Well O’Hare’s way up on the north side of the city. Any chance there might be any flights out of nearby Midway Airport? A call to your travel agent confirms that there is. Two airlines each operate a single flight per day from Midway down to Indy. Identify the two airlines.

2. Jose loves to play golf. Imagine then his surprise and delight when a business associate who’s a member of Augusta National Golf Club invites him up to Georgia to play a couple rounds on the Masters course. Ay Yi Yi! Por supuesto! From his home in Mexico City, he’s booked a nonstop flight up to Miami connecting to another nonstop flight up to Augusta. Two airlines are involved, but only one aircraft type. Identify both airlines and the aircraft type utilized.

3. An old college friend has invited you to join her and six of your classmates at a mini-reunion on the big island of Hawaii. Can you make it? A quick glance out the window of your Manhattan loft at the wintry gray day makes this an easy decision. From JFK, there is a single two-stop direct flight departing each Saturday morning. A change of gauge is required enroute but First Class is available all the way through. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline, aircrafts involved and the routing (including the aircraft switch point)

4. You’re in Miami and need to head up to Nashville, Tennessee to see your old friend Charlie Pride. You expect to have to make a connection somewhere but are pleased to discover a single daily nonstop flight that departs Miami in the late afternoon. First Class seats are available and dinner will be served enroute. Identify the airline and aircraft you’ll be flying upon.

5. After a week of sailing the Caribbean, it’s time to dock in Antigua and catch a flight home to Miami. Rather amazingly, you’ve got a choice of three morning departures to choose from – each of them operated by a different airline operating a different type of equipment. You decide to go with the only airline that operates the all-economy class configured aircraft. Two stops will be made in route. You know the drill by now. Airline. Equipment. Routing. Good luck, Mon!

6. Of all the days to get a flat tire! Now you’re sitting on I-35, nine miles from Minneapolis International and there’s no way you’re going to make your nonstop flight to Boston. A quick call to your travel agent reveals that the next direct flight to Boston is a two stopper that’ll arrive Boston mid-afternoon. You quickly book a seat. Identify the airline, aircraft and the enroute stops, please.

7. From Boston you’ll continue on to Providence, Rhode Island. It’s not very far and your original plan was to rent a car until you were informed of the exorbitant drop-off fees. Thankfully the one way airfare is just $13.00 and you’ll have a choice of three morning departures – all of them leaving between 6:20 and 7:10am. Each flight is operated by a different airline operating a different aircraft type. Your mission – should you decide to accept it – is to identify each airline and the aircraft it operates down to Providence. Good luck.

8. Some of you may recall that Grand Island, Nebraska was once served by Air Wisconsin out of Chicago using a BAC-111 jet. We even had a question involving that service. However, this was not GRI’s first jet service. Some 15 years earlier its citizens also enjoyed jet service from Chicago – this time with a single daily one-stop jet flight that even offered a First Class cabin with a nice dinner served along the way. Can you identify the airline, the aircraft and the enroute stop?

9. You’ve got quite a busy week ahead of you! From your company’s home base in Churchill Falls, Newfoundland, you’ll be making sales calls in Montreal, Syracuse, Chicago and Kansas City. It’s an ambitious itinerary, but thankfully your travel agent is more than up to the task. You’ve been booked on four airlines – a different one for each city you’ll be visiting. Interestingly, each airline will be operating the same type of jet. Can you identify the jet type and then match the airline with the route flown? (1. YWW-YUL 2. YUL-SYR 3. SYR-ORD 4. ORD-MCI)

10. Only one airline flies direct from New York City to the state of South Dakota. Thankfully, the aircraft has a First Class cabin because there are four stops along the way and comfort will be important over the six hour journey. Your job is to identify the South Dakotan airport served and then identify the airline, the aircraft and the four enroute stops.

11. Tampa, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami are well served with nonstop flights from Montreal. Alas, the same cannot be said for Jacksonville. There is at least a direct flight, one that makes a couple of stops enroute. A luncheon is served somewhere along the route however, so perhaps it won’t be so bad… Name the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft to be flown.

12. You’re all set to fly to from Chicago to Billings, Montana for the weekend. Unfortunately, a couple of things have come up at the office that mean you’ll have to switch from your 100p nonstop to something a bit later. A call to your travel agent reveals that unfortunately, no seats are available in any class to Billings until early this evening. But wait! If you can get over to Chicago’s lightly used Midway Airport, there’s a two stop flight departing at 220pm. It’s even got some larger seats up in the front of the aircraft. Book it, Danno! Identify the usual triumvirate, including the two stops enroute.

13. Unfortunately, there are no nonstop flights between Memphis and Cleveland. Worse yet, the only available flight is a three stopper that’ll take a butt-numbing four hours to get there. Sigh… Reluctantly, you book a seat on it. Identify the airline, the three stops and the aircraft type.

14. Working solely from schedules published in the North American edition of the OAG, I have found five different international flights into the U.S. that are each operated with a unique aircraft type that was manufactured outside of the U.S. Each flight is operated by a different foreign airline and in each case, the route is the only route into the U.S. using that aircraft type. In other words, you will find only one – not two – routes into the U.S. operated by say, a Dassault Mercure. And again, we are working only with schedules published in the North American OAG. So then, if you’re up for it, identify each of the five routes, airlines and aircraft types.

15. “When I die and go to heaven, I’ll probably connect in Atlanta”. That old quip notwithstanding, you’ve had uniquely bad luck of late with connections – wherever they may be – so much so that for your upcoming flight between Dallas and West Palm Beach you’ve booked yourself upon the late afternoon five-stopper. It’ll be a long day, but a couple of good books should ease the pain. Identify the airline, aircraft and all five of the enroute stops in order, please.

The following quiz items have a time line of the first quarter of 1973

16. Identify the airline that has the most domestic 747 flights into Miami. Additionally, identify the cities it serves Miami from with the 747
A N S W E R E D
BONUS QUESTION 16B: Which domestic U.S. airline offers 747 flights from Chicago to the most destinations? What are those destinations?

17. Ever since you joined Ford Motor Company back in 1969, it seems like most of your life is on the road. This week you’ll depart Detroit on Monday afternoon for a Tuesday meeting with a dealership in Toronto. The next day it’s on to Philadelphia to meet with a supplier before finally returning home to Detroit on Thursday evening. Two cities, three nonstop flights DTW-YYZ-PHL-DTW. Based upon the following clues, can you determine the airlines flown and the single aircraft type flown?
  • You’ll fly a different airline on each route, always in First Class.
  • On two of the routes, the airline you’re flying on is the only one to offer First Class on that route.
  • On each flight you’ll be flying upon the same type of airplane.
A N S W E R E D

18A
. Identify the longest nonstop 727 flight (regardless of variant) in Canada
18B. Identify the longest nonstop 727 flight (regardless of variant) in the U.S.

19. You do love a good milk-run! Imagine then your surprise and delight to have booked a seat aboard this 4-stop gem between St. Louis and Memphis. Identify the airline, the aircraft type and the four enroute stops.

20. Hilo, Hawaii is well served by four airlines offering direct or nonstop flights from the U.S. mainland. Only one of these airlines serves ITO with a wide-bodied jet. Identify the airline and the type of jet.

21. The airline you usually fly between Detroit and New Orleans is on strike. So it is that you find yourself booked on a two-stop late afternoon departure. This airline utilizes an aircraft that until recently was not operated by your usual airline on the DTW-MSY route. As an added bonus, two dinners and a snack will be served along the way. Identify the airline, the two stops and the aircraft type.

The following quiz items have a time line from the summer of 1972

22. Lucky you! You need to fly from Acapulco to Papeete, Tahiti to deliver a yacht to Rarotonga. There is a nonstop flight but unfortunately the next one won’t be departing ACA until Saturday night. However, it appears you can make a single connection involving two nonstop flights. You’ll depart Acapulco on Friday afternoon, have a 3 ½ hour layover at the connecting point and arrive Papeete at a little after 2:00am. Two airlines will be involved, each airline operating the same type of aircraft. Can you identify each airline, the connecting point and the aircraft type?
A N S W E R E D

23. Aside from Delta’s flights, if you wanted to fly aboard a Convair 880 out of Miami during the summer of 1972, only one other airline offered scheduled flights. Identify that airline and the destination it served.
It's not LANICA...

24. You don’t like little airplanes. The larger - the better, you always say. As such, for your upcoming flight between Edinburgh and London, you’ve chosen to fly aboard a ___________________ operated by _____________________, the largest aircraft operating scheduled flights out of EDI.

25. Back in the summer of 1972, travelers desiring to leave Jolly Olde England for the sun kissed beaches of Waikiki on Hawaii’s island of Oahu had a choice of three airlines – each of them operating a different type of equipment – at least out of London. One operated the same equipment all the way through to HNL while the other two had a change of equipment at an intermediate stop. Can you identify each of the three airlines, their routing and the equipment type(s) each operated?

26. With the oppressive heat and humidity coming off the nearby Gulf of Mexico, Houston is absolutely miserable in the summer. London by comparison is much more pleasant and its West End theater district is vastly superior to anything available in Houston. Why not head across the pond for a few days’ vacation? Although there are no nonstop flights, a single airline does offer a direct one stop flight departing IAH each day in the early afternoon. Name the airline, the aircraft and the intermediate stop.

27. If in the autumn of 1972 you wanted to fly First Class from Reykjavik, Iceland to London – there was only one choice, operating nonstop twice weekly. Identify the airline and aircraft you’d be flying upon.

28. Identify the only two airlines that operated Boeing 720s into London Heathrow during the summer of 1972

29. You need to fly from Luxembourg to London. You call Luxair only to be informed that their thrice weekly flight is sold out until next week. Thankfully, there is another option offering an additional three nonstop flights per week. Identify the airline and the aircraft you’ll be flying upon.

30. If in the late summer of 1972 you wanted to fly from Frankfurt in the German Federal Republic to (East) Berlin’s Schoenfeld Airport in the German Democratic Republic, there was only one scheduled flight per week. Identify the airline and the aircraft you’d be flying upon.

31. You’ve just arrived in Bangkok and are taxiing to your stand when you spot a Boeing 720 lining up for takeoff. OMG! By 1972 720s are extremely rare birds in this part of the world. Indeed, the one you’ve seen is the only one serving HKG. What airline does it fly for?

32. I’ve been able to find only one airline in the world that in 1973 operated three different types of four engine narrow bodied jetliners (I’m not including variants such as a 727-100 vs a 727-200. We’re looking at only the base models) at the same time. Each aircraft type is manufactured by a different company. Identify the airline and the three aircraft types. Additionally, if you should think of any other airlines operating 3 or more 4-engine aircraft at the same time, I would be happy to verify it.

33. Identify the only non-Pratt & Whitney powered twin jet (operating scheduled flights) that you’ll see in Bangkok in the late summer of 1972. Airline and aircraft type, please.

34. You’ve just landed in Hong Kong aboard the only Caravelle serving HKG. What airline are you flying aboard and where did you fly in from?
A N S W E R E D

35. You’re in Casablanca, Morocco and need to fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico. You’re expecting quite the convoluted journey but are pleasantly surprised to learn that you can fly the same airline all the way through to San Juan via a single connection enroute. Rather more of a surprise, your connecting city is in Europe – not the U.S. Both flights are nonstop and are operated with the same aircraft type. Identify the airline, the connecting city and the aircraft type.


The following quiz items have a time line from the spring of 1976

36. You’re perusing the pages of your favorite reference book (North American version) when you come across a schedule that makes your eyes bug out almost as much as those of the late actor Marty Feldman. To wit – there’s an airline that still operates flights with the venerable Lockheed L-049 Constellation. It’s not a very long flight, and it appears to be offered on only a single route from that airline’s home base to another nearby city. Can you identify the airline and the route?

37. You do love a good milk-run and it appears you’ve found one between Memphis and Amarillo – a four stopper that even includes a snack enroute. Name the airline, equipment and of course the four intermediate stops.

38. Consider all of the jet aircraft types currently flying scheduled flights within the U.S. and Canada in 1976. Now then, identify the two jet aircraft types that do not fly into Mexico from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
The F.28 has been correctly identified. Now, just one more...

39. You live in Athens, GA. And have just finished your junior year at the University of Georgia. (Go Dawgs!) It’s time to head up to Anchorage for a summer of work at a rural fishing lodge. Seeing that you’ve a choice of two 2-stop direct flights to Anchorage, you select the morning departure. Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft to be flown upon.

40. Between them both, AeroMexico and Mexicana fly to a good number of destinations in the U.S. Identify the two states besides Texas that have at least two or more cities enjoying nonstop flights from Mexico involving AeroMexico and/or Mexicana. Please keep in mind that US airline flights have no relevance to this question.
Arizona has been correctly identified. California and Florida have been declined

41. It’s been a nice couple of weeks off, but it’s time to fly back up to Prudhoe Bay and resume your job building pump station number two of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System which is due to be completed just over a year from now. There are no direct flights from Juneau to Prudhoe but it is possible to make a single connection via the same airline all the way through. The first flight makes a single stop enroute to the connection point. From there you switch to a different type of airplane and continue on nonstop to Prudhoe Bay. Identify the airline, the two enroute stops (including the connecting stop) and the two aircraft types involved.

42. There are three Fifth Freedom flights from the U.S. to Mexico. Each flight is operated by an airline not from the U.S. or Mexico. Each flight departs from a different U.S. city and each flight arrives in a different Mexican city. Each flight operates with a different type of equipment. Two different airlines are involved. Your job is to identify the three flights; determining each route, airline and aircraft. Buena suerte, Señor!

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Oh what the heck ...
indeed! I'll get the ball rolling here with my day's quota:

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...first quarter of 1973
17. Ever since you joined Ford Motor Company back in 1969, it seems like most of your life is on the road. This week you’ll depart Detroit on Monday afternoon for a Tuesday meeting with a dealership in Toronto. The next day it’s on to Philadelphia to meet with a supplier before finally returning home to Detroit on Thursday evening. Two cities, three nonstop flights DTW-YYZ-PHL-DTW. Based upon the following clues, can you determine the airlines flown and the single aircraft type flown?
  • You’ll fly a different airline on each route, always in First Class.
  • On two of the routes, the airline you’re flying on is the only one to offer First Class on that route.
  • On each flight you’ll be flying upon the same type of airplane.
17- I know that YYZ-PHL featured a "rare bird" -- an Air Jamaica DC-8 -- so that would make United a logical choice for PHL-DTW ... Air Canada and Canadian Pacific / CP Air are both too obvious for DTW-YYZ, and I think most if not all of the transatlantic Fifth Freedom operators had gone to widebody jets by this time, so I'll go with Aeronaves de Mexico / Aeromexico

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... summer of 1972
22. Lucky you! You need to fly from Acapulco to Papeete, Tahiti to deliver a yacht to Rarotonga. There is a nonstop flight but unfortunately the next one won’t be departing ACA until Saturday night. However, it appears you can make a single connection involving two nonstop flights. You’ll depart Acapulco on Friday afternoon, have a 3 ½ hour layover at the connecting point and arrive Papeete at a little after 2:00am. Two airlines will be involved, each airline operating the same type of aircraft. Can you identify each airline, the connecting point and the aircraft type?
22- let's try Western with a Boeing 720B to Los Angeles, and UTA with a DC-10 to Papeete

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indeed! I'll get the ball rolling here with my day's quota:


17- I know that YYZ-PHL featured a "rare bird" -- an Air Jamaica DC-8 -- so that would make United a logical choice for PHL-DTW ... Air Canada and Canadian Pacific / CP Air are both too obvious for DTW-YYZ, and I think most if not all of the transatlantic Fifth Freedom operators had gone to widebody jets by this time, so I'll go with Aeronaves de Mexico / Aeromexico


22- let's try Western with a Boeing 720B to Los Angeles, and UTA with a DC-10 to Papeete


23- this sure sounds like it was LANICA, operating to Managua (MGA)
Pick which TWO you want me to answer. Sorry to be a dweeb about this (well, not really that sorry. Now that I think of it, I'm downright unrepentant actually) but two's what I requested at the top of the form, so in the interest of everybody participating on the same even plane, two's what I'm going to stick with.
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Pick which TWO you want me to answer. Sorry to be a dweeb about this (well, not really that sorry. Now that I think of it, I'm downright unrepentant actually) but two's what I requested at the top of the form, so in the interest of everybody participating on the same even plane, two's what I'm going to stick with.
sorry, missed that :/

just take the first two (and plz remove it from your reply so it's still in play, presuming the usual suspects haven't already made a note of it)

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17. Ever since you joined Ford Motor Company back in 1969, it seems like most of your life is on the road. This week you’ll depart Detroit on Monday afternoon for a Tuesday meeting with a dealership in Toronto. The next day it’s on to Philadelphia to meet with a supplier before finally returning home to Detroit on Thursday evening. Two cities, three nonstop flights DTW-YYZ-PHL-DTW. Based upon the following clues, can you determine the airlines flown and the single aircraft type flown?
  • You’ll fly a different airline on each route, always in First Class.
  • On two of the routes, the airline you’re flying on is the only one to offer First Class on that route.
  • On each flight you’ll be flying upon the same type of airplane.
I know that YYZ-PHL featured a "rare bird" -- an Air Jamaica DC-8 -- so that would make United a logical choice for PHL-DTW ... Air Canada and Canadian Pacific / CP Air are both too obvious for DTW-YYZ, and I think most if not all of the transatlantic Fifth Freedom operators had gone to widebody jets by this time, so I'll go with Aeronaves de Mexico / Aeromexico

Dang! Somebody ate their Wheaties today! ^ You are 100% spot on, J. Here's the schedule:

AeroMexico AM 432 Detroit (DTW) 315p-405p Toronto (YYZ) DC-8-50 Daily
Air Jamaica JM 040 Toronto (YYZ) 915a-1030a Philadelphia (PHL) DC-8-50 Snack Daily
United UA 875 Philadelphia (PHL) 615p-747p Detroit (DTW) DC-8-50 Dinner Daily

22. Lucky you! You need to fly from Acapulco to Papeete, Tahiti to deliver a yacht to Rarotonga. There is a nonstop flight but unfortunately the next one won’t be departing ACA until Saturday night. However, it appears you can make a single connection involving two nonstop flights. You’ll depart Acapulco on Friday afternoon, have a 3 ½ hour layover at the connecting point and arrive Papeete at a little after 2:00am. Two airlines will be involved, each airline operating the same type of aircraft. Can you identify each airline, the connecting point and the aircraft type?

Let's try Western with a Boeing 720B to Los Angeles, and UTA with a DC-10 to Papeete

We're looking for two airlines (neither of which are WA or UT) but most importantly, they're both operating the same type of equipment on each flight. Please, guess again!
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I may have eaten Wheaties, but apparently the coffee didn't kick in :/ -- missed the "same equipment" caveat

22- Air France is the other logical choice for LAX-PPT, but their fleet (707/747) doesn't match up with anyone I can recall who might have run ACA-LAX (Aeromexico was a DC-8/DC-10 operator, and Mexicana just had 727s) ... I don't think American served anywhere but Dallas and Chicago from Mexico, but what the heck ... AA to AF, each leg on a 707
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