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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Mar 28, 19, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
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?

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

You're getting tantalizingly close... So, I think we can agree that the connecting point is LAX. However, neither Air France or American are involved and the aircraft of record is not a 707. So we're at 2 balls and 2 strikes... I sense you hitting this one out of the park soon. BTW - today is opening day for baseball and I just booked a seat at the O-Co Coliseum to watch my Oakland A's take on the World Champion Boston Red Sox on April 2nd. Go A's!
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Old Mar 28, 19, 4:14 pm
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22- ok, so it pretty well has to be a Pan Am 747 LAX-PPT ... but who would have run a 747 ACA-LAX? we've talked about Fifth Freedom operators MEX<-->LAX, and I recall Varig stopping at LAX in between Rio and Tokyo, so maybe they had an oddball flight that dropped in at ACA once a week
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
... There are plenty of resources out there via timetableimages.com and departedflights.com.

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 from the summer of 1972
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?

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

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.
At least for the first few rounds, I am using pure brain power (memory + conjecture) and not consulting any resource. Here goes.....

34. Air Cambodge (Cambodia)

38.
BAC One-Eleven (operated by, among others, Allegheny in the U.S.) but not flown from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.

Fokker 28 (operated by, among others, Transair in Canada) but not flown by any other airline from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
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?

Okay, so it pretty well has to be a Pan Am 747 LAX-PPT ... but who would have run a 747 ACA-LAX? we've talked about Fifth Freedom operators MEX<-->LAX, and I recall Varig stopping at LAX in between Rio and Tokyo, so maybe they had an oddball flight that dropped in at ACA once a week

Okay - so it was a small bowl of Wheaties The aircraft was not a 747, nor was it even a widebody. Given the airplanes you've committed to thus far in your guesses, that leaves only one other real possibility. As to the airlines, it was neither Pan Am or Varig. Once you've determined the aircraft, I expect the rest will fall into place rather quickly. Good luck, J! ^
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
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.
I think California is obvious. Tougher on the second one...Florida or Arizona?
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
The following quiz items have a time line from the summer of 1972
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?

Air Cambodge (Cambodia)

An excellent answer, Mr. T - and one that I also would have expected to be true. To that end, I checked out Phnom Penh along with the home airports of a couple of other known Caravelle operators, but found only one serving HKG in late summer 1972. Alas, and indeed somewhat surprisingly, that airline was not (Royal) Air Cambodge. Please, guess again!

And while you're at it, with regard to the Phnom Penh to Hong Kong route, who do you think was flying it at the time? We'd be looking at a different airline operating a different jet than the CVL...

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

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.

BAC One-Eleven (operated by, among others, Allegheny in the U.S.) but not flown from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.

Fokker 28 (operated by, among others, Transair in Canada) but not flown by any other airline from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.


Well now, you are correct with regard to the Fokker. Transair was the only North American operator at the time and its F.28s did not even cross the U.S. border.

As for the BAC-111, it actually did operate flights between New Orleans and Merida with Guatemala's AVIATECA.

So, we're still looking for one more airplane - one in operation in 1976. Please, do try again! ^

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Old Mar 29, 19, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by OskiBear View Post
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.

I think California is obvious. Tougher on the second one...Florida or Arizona?

Arizona yes (Aeromexico DC-9s served both PHX and TUS). California and Florida no. (Gasp! )

I know, I know - I would've thought California a dead ringer for the correct answer but rather amazingly, aside from LAX all of its other potential airports were either served by US airlines or none at all. I even checked all the usual suspects (OAK, SJC, SFO, SNA, LGB, ONT, SAN - Nada! Even Fresno. Nope) As to Florida, only Miami was served by MX & AM in 1976.

So then, we knocked off Arizona. I sense you're just the person to figure out the other one! ^
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Old Mar 29, 19, 2:49 am
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Well now, you are correct with regard to the Fokker. Transair was the only North American operator at the time [1976] and its F.28s did not even cross the U.S. border.
Let's nitpick ... all the final approaches to Sault Ste Marie airport, served by the F28, require approaches over US territory
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?

Air Cambodge (Cambodia)

An excellent answer, Mr. T - and one that I also would have expected to be true. To that end, I checked out Phnom Penh along with the home airports of a couple of other known Caravelle operators, but found only one serving HKG in late summer 1972. Alas, and indeed somewhat surprisingly, that airline was not (Royal) Air Cambodge. Please, guess again!
Air Cambodge wrote off their one and only Caravelle at Phnom Penh in 1971. They got another from Air France in 1973, but in 1972 would be presumably Caravelle-less, unless they leased one in.

I think the only Caravelle operator around there at the time would be Filipinas Orient, coming in from Manila.

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Old Mar 29, 19, 9:25 am
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22- last effort: ACA-LAX Aeromexico, LAX-PPT Air New Zealand, DC-8s

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... 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
16- let's start with Delta, serving the following destinations:
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • New York (JFK)
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... summer of 1973
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.
23- LANICA, operating to Managua
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Old Mar 29, 19, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Transair was the only North American operator at the time [1976] and its F.28s did not even cross the U.S. border.

Let's nitpick ... all the final approaches to Sault Ste Marie airport, served by the F28, require approaches over US territory

Only you, WHBM... only you... and that's why we love ya! ^

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?

Air Cambodge wrote off their one and only Caravelle at Phnom Penh in 1971. They got another from Air France in 1973, but in 1972 would be presumably Caravelle-less, unless they leased one in. I think the only Caravelle operator around there at the time would be Filipinas Orient, coming in from Manila.

So of course I went and checked those MNL-HKG schedules just in case I missed something (It wouldn't be the first time) but there was no sign of Filipinas Orient. Further investigation reveals that they were merged into Philippine Airlines in 1972, so I'm guessing that happened earlier in the year before the schedules I reference for this question were published. Per that schedule, all of the airliners operating on the MNL-HKG route were of the 4-engine variety including lots of CX 880s.
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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?
Could I venture a guess that it might have been China Airlines (CI)? They lost one (B-1852) on a flight between TPE (now TSA) and HKG in 1971.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 1:22 pm
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22. (1972) 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?

Last effort: ACA-LAX Aeromexico, LAX-PPT Air New Zealand, DC-8s

YYYYyyyyyyyes!!! (Well it's about time! ) Good job, J! Here are the schedules:

AeroMexico AM 780 Acapulco (ACA) 205p-430p Los Angeles (LAX) DC-8-50 Mo We Fr
Air New Zealand TE Los Angeles (LAX) 800p-235p Papeete (PPT) DC-8-50 Fr Su


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Actually, all I ask is that we limit ourselves to two questions at a time. Once they've been cleared, go ahead and address a couple more - even if it's on the same day. I see it as like sitting at a dining room table with 8 other guests. There's a big platter of fried chicken available for everyone. Even though we could easily eat more, the polite thing to do is to just take a couple and when we're done with them, have a couple more. As you know, given internet access issues on my end and other stuff going on in life, addressing your collective responses isn't always such a speedy process, especially if it takes two or three responses to arrive at the correct answer.

16. Identify the airline that has the most domestic 747 flights into Miami. Additionally, identify the cities it serves Miami from with the 747

Let's start with Delta, serving the following destinations:
  • Atlanta (ATL) Correct! 1 flight daily
    • Boston (BOS) Incorrect
      • Chicago (ORD) Correct! 2 flights daily
        • Dallas (DFW) Incorrect
          • Detroit (DTW) Correct! 1 flight daily
            • New York (JFK) Correct! 2 flights daily
Spot on - and then some. ^ So here's a

BONUS QUESTION: Which domestic U.S. airline offers 747 flights from Chicago to the most destinations? What are those destinations?



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.

LANICA, operating to Managua

An excellent guess - but NO! It wasn't LANICA. Please guess again!

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Old Mar 29, 19, 1:27 pm
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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?

Could I venture a guess that it might have been China Airlines (CI)? They lost one (B-1852) on a flight between TPE (now TSA) and HKG in 1971.

You may, and you would be correct! China Airlines operated just a single flight with the Caravelle on this route. Here's the schedule:

China Airlines CI 825 Taipei (TPE) 715p-955p Hong Kong (HKG) Caravelle Mo Tu Fr Sa
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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?

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

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 _____________________. It is 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.
A N S W E R E D

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 at the same time. (I’m not including variants such as a 727-100 vs a 727-200. We’re looking at only the base models) 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 during 1972, 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.

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?
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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.
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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 now 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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23- as to the other Convair 880 operator at MIA in summer 1972, "not NI" is rather a surprise ... let's say VIASA, serving Caracas (CCS) (perhaps with a stop at Maracaibo (MAR) in one or the other direction)
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