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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old May 5, 19, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by strickerj View Post


NW via MSP then? No idea about aircraft types, but I think you are correct about the 753ís introduction in 1999. Maybe a DC-9-30 and then a 757?

I managed to get a trip with a couple 757-300s as well - DTW-SEA and then SEA-MSP a few days later in December 2004. I got a couple DC-9 flights on that trip too - both a -30 and -50 series, though I never got to fly on the -10.
Correct! To fill in all, the details,
SDF-MSP 6:15 pm - 7:14 pm, Northwest Airlines flight 1049, DC-9-30, meal service (and free!), on time 60% per e-mailed receipt

MSP-SFO 8:15 pm - 10:26 pm, Northwest Airlines flight 357, A320-200, on time - n/a

looking at the current Delta schedule, there is a 7:55 - 10:13 pm 757 flight, which is timed for a few minutes longer than the 1998 flight. Delta no longer flies SDF-MSP but Delta Connection/Skywest does.

I had the opportunity to fly aboard the DC-9-10, -30, -40, -50 but never the -20, which only a few were built for Scandinavian. The -20 was essentially a -10 fuselage mated with a larger -30 wing.
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Old May 6, 19, 3:25 pm
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It is still possible to fly on board a DC9-21 here in the U.S.

In fact, you can jump out of this DC9 as well via the integral rear airstairs.....although use of a parachute when doing so is highly recommended.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Perr...CdXkAXXiBkPjow

And I believe this particular airplane was operated by Allegiant Air before it was acquired by Perris Valley Skydiving in southern California.
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Old May 7, 19, 5:42 am
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It's, I suppose, only right that, of all aircraft types on all my BA flights, that 146/RJ flight I referred to above was the one that yesterday led to this:
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Old May 7, 19, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
It's, I suppose, only right that, of all aircraft types on all my BA flights, that 146/RJ flight I referred to above was the one that yesterday led to this:
Congratulations indeed, sir!
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Old May 7, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
It is still possible to fly on board a DC9-21 here in the U.S.

In fact, you can jump out of this DC9 as well via the integral rear airstairs.....although use of a parachute when doing so is highly recommended.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Perr...CdXkAXXiBkPjow

And I believe this particular airplane was operated by Allegiant Air before it was acquired by Perris Valley Skydiving in southern California.
Neat. And here I thought you were going to suggest cramming myself into a DHL box. (Iím not even sure they still have DC-9s?)
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Old May 7, 19, 11:14 am
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For those who don't know the detail (or don't read the BA board here), progression through the BA "ranks" is a real challenge, especially where corporately you do everything in Economy. Each year those Tier Points, which need to get to 300 for Bronze and 600 for Silver, get reset back to zero. And my return trip to Dublin scored ... 5 points for the outward, and 10 return (different fare class, still in the back). I'm going to Glasgow tomorrow, that will be 5 each way. And my anniversary date for points reset is 8 May. Phew, just made it !
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Old May 7, 19, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
For those who don't know the detail (or don't read the BA board here), progression through the BA "ranks" is a real challenge, especially where corporately you do everything in Economy. Each year those Tier Points, which need to get to 300 for Bronze and 600 for Silver, get reset back to zero. And my return trip to Dublin scored ... 5 points for the outward, and 10 return (different fare class, still in the back). I'm going to Glasgow tomorrow, that will be 5 each way. And my anniversary date for points reset is 8 May. Phew, just made it !
It's become harder for me since AA domestic "First" was, not unreasonably, changed to credit as Business. That said, it is easier to reach the various elite levels on AA if you travel in coach and easier on BA if you travel in premium, though the dollar requirements on AA have leveled things out a bit. At least BA don't require you to travel premium to even join BAEC anymore
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Old May 7, 19, 5:54 pm
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Last BAC One-Eleven flight

Greetings to all. Currently on a road trip from Cleveland, OH to Charlevoix, MI and back. Staying in Elyria, OH about 20 miles from CLE tonight.

Reports on the net say Northrop Grumman's One Eleven, N164W made its last flight yesterday (6 May) from BWI. It had been one of their test aircraft for many years, having been delivered from LGW to Westinghouse International in 1983. It was previously with Dan Air as G-AXCK (s/n 090).

I can't cope with posting a link from a mobile phone but if you search the photostream on
flickr bwi2muc you should see a couple of photos taken yesterday.

All the best

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Old May 7, 19, 6:15 pm
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At least BA don't require you to travel premium to even join BAEC anymore
I remember that; thought it was a strange practice.

They should have renamed the programme to something more sensible, in my opinion, especially now that anyone who collects Avios in the U.K. has to do so via a BAEC account.
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Old May 7, 19, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by KT550 View Post
Greetings to all. Currently on a road trip from Cleveland, OH to Charlevoix, MI and back. Staying in Elyria, OH about 20 miles from CLE tonight.

Reports on the net say Northrop Grumman's One Eleven, N164W made its last flight yesterday (6 May) from BWI. It had been one of their test aircraft for many years, having been delivered from LGW to Westinghouse International in 1983. It was previously with Dan Air as G-AXCK (s/n 090).

I can't cope with posting a link from a mobile phone but if you search the photostream on
flickr bwi2muc you should see a couple of photos taken yesterday.

All the best

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Westinghouse (predecessor to NG) modified the jet to serve as a flying testbed for the B-1B radar ... after my stint in 767 flight test, I transferred to the B-1B Avionics program as equipment manager for the One-Eleven flight test program, and spent about seven months on site at the BWI facility working closely with the Westinghouse test engineers as they developed the certification program plan for the modified aircraft ... unfortunately never got a chance to fly on it either at BWI or when it came out to Edwards AFB

I think it was the last airworthy One-Eleven anywhere in the world
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Old May 7, 19, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post

I think it was the last airworthy One-Eleven anywhere in the world
I presume that spare parts were hard to find. I wonder if substitutes had to be made?
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Old May 8, 19, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
It's, I suppose, only right that, of all aircraft types on all my BA flights, that 146/RJ flight I referred to above was the one that yesterday led to this:
You go, WHBM! Congratulations on Silver Status. I can't help but wonder if maybe you'd be better off joining Alaska's Mileage Plan and having your BA miles posted to its Mileage Plan account. 5 miles credit on a flight to Glasgow is ridiculous. If that's all they have to offer on a flight of that length, what's the point? Come over to the good side. In years past some Australian FTers spoke of signing up for American's Aadvantage plan as it was more rewarding than Qantas' plan. As it's only May, I should imagine gold or better should be a breeze for you.

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Old May 8, 19, 1:31 am
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Old May 8, 19, 7:04 am
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5. The designer of St. Louis’ famous 630’ tall Gateway Arch also designed two prominent terminal buildings at two major U.S. international airports. Identify the designer and the two airport terminal buildings he designed.

Long time lurker here, but I do know this one. The architect is Eero Saarinen and the two terminals are the Main Terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the TWA Flight Center at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

9. Washington’s Dulles International Airport, which opened in 1962, was the first commercial airport in the U.S. specifically designed for commercial jets. As such, what was the first commercial airliner to land at IAD?

This would be a Lockheed L-188 Super Electra.
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Old May 8, 19, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
3. In 1968, Salt Lake City Municipal Airport was renamed Salt Lake City International Airport. Identify the international route and the airline that flew it that precipitated this name change.
3- Western Airlines to Calgary (YYC), most likely operated with a Boeing 720B
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