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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jul 13, 19, 5:55 pm
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15. (1987) You’ve just received a call from your uncle who lives in the southwest London district of Battersea. He’s managed to get ahold of tickets for this week’s semifinals at Wimbledon and was curious if you’d care to join him and your aunt to watch the matches. Would you ever! The closest airport to your home in Potomac Falls, Virginia is Dulles International. Unfortunately, the only seats to be had from IAD to any London airport are only available in either First or Business Class – too steep for your budget right now. What about Baltimore? You are surprised to find that only one airline serves London from Baltimore with a single daily departure. Thankfully, it has economy class seats available into Gatwick. Identify the airline and the aircraft you’ll be flying.
15- I have two possibilities in mind, both U.S. carriers, both operating a 767-200: let’s start with TWA

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17. (1983) You’ve got a breakfast meeting with a new client scheduled for Wednesday morning up in Austin. It’s a bit far to drive from your office in McAllen, Texas but thankfully there’s a direct morning flight that’ll get you into Austin at 8:25am. Two stops are made enroute but at least the flight is operated with a spacious jet rather than a small prop. Identify the airline, the stops and the aircraft type.
17- how about Continental, operating via Houston (IAH) and San Antonio (SAT) with a DC-9-30
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Old Jul 13, 19, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
When was the last time you flew on a flight with an enroute stop? Enroute stops are a common question on this thread. I haven't for years, certainly more than 10 years. It's still common on Southwest Airlines.
July 2007, KOA-OGG-HNL on an Island Air “Dash 8” (Bombardier DHC-8)
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Old Jul 13, 19, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
When was the last time you flew on a flight with an enroute stop? Enroute stops are a common question on this thread. I haven't for years, certainly more than 10 years. It's still common on Southwest Airlines.

I have been on a connecting flight operated by the same plane on rare occasions.
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July 2007, KOA-OGG-HNL on an Island Air “Dash 8” (Bombardier DHC-8)
2007. See!

I believe my last one not on Southwest was around 1991 Birmingham, AL - Huntsville, AL - Chicago O'Hare on United and my last Southwest one was in 2006.
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Old Jul 13, 19, 7:25 pm
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I lied — it was Oct 2018, UIO-GYE-GPS (Baltra, Galapagos Islands); LATAM Ecuador A319

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Old Jul 13, 19, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
When was the last time you flew on a flight with an enroute stop? Enroute stops are a common question on this thread. I haven't for years, certainly more than 10 years. It's still common on Southwest Airlines.

I have been on a connecting flight operated by the same plane on rare occasions.
Outside of Southwest, the most recent was 2018 or 2017 on LATAM, LAX-LIM-SCL. Same aircraft and you can actually stay on the aircraft in LIM while people deplane and board.
Further back, around 2010 LAX-SYD-MEL on United where SYD-MEL was a tag-on flight that consolidated LAX-SYD and SFO-SYD each day onto a single 744. Not sure if that counts.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 1:34 am
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First and foremost, thank you all for your patience with my laggardly response time to your responses. This has been one of those days, starting with no internet this morning. Next, my bus broke down up on Polychrome Mountain this afternoon, delaying my return another three and a half hours. It should be noted that yours truly has suffered a grand total of just two breakdowns to my buses over the past fourteen years and then two in the past five days. Go figure. Anyway, thanks also for your vigorous response to these questions. Looks like I'm gonna be up late tonight...

29. (1987) You’ll be flying from Dubai to London next month to commence studies at the University of Greenwich at Kent. You love to fly and the Dubai to London route is served by eight international airlines operating just about every wide bodied airliner imaginable. You’ve been looking forward to a flight aboard Airbus’ 5 year old A310 and thankfully there’s a single airline that operates the only nonstop A310 service between Dubai and London’s Gatwick Airport. Identify the airline.

Per KT550: Emirates Airline. LGW was their first U.K. destination.

You are correct, Sir! Here's the schedule... Emirates EK 001 Dubai (DXB) 800a-1130 London (LGW) A310 Daily

Per WHBM: Alas, I must report that the U of Greenwich https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Greenwich did not exist until 1992, and furthermore is not in Kent, but in Inner London. How do I know this ? Written as one of its former alumni (1989-92) where I got my MBA. Indeed we started when it was Thames Polytechnic, but ended up rebadged as a university. Their business school was then in Wapping, near Tower Bridge, an old converted dockside industrial building. It's been converted again now, and is a block of expensive apartments. Meanwhile, if you ever visit Greenwich the splendid old Naval college alongside the Cutty Sark is now their main centre, probably the most architecturally spectacular campus in Britain.

The course was part time, evenings, and most of us either worked in the City of London or lived nearby. I recall one guy who visited Paris frequently. This was in the early days of also nearby London City airport, when Paris was served with DHC-7s by two airlines, Brymon (aligned with BA) and Eurocity Express (part of British Midland). Classes started at 6.30pm, he had been in Paris for the day, and at apparently considerable extra expense to his employers was booked back on a 5pm flight into LCY, instead of to Heathrow. He went out to CDG that evening, to find his flight was … cancelled. He was rebooked on the other carrier, but they went from a different CDG terminal, he spent more than an hour just getting between them, and walked in to class more than halfway through the evening. Needless to say his account of it all absorbed all the time in the pub afterwards.

Meanwhile, back at the question, I'll go along with the Emirates A310 as well. It must have been in this year, 1987, that I visited a business customer south of London, an Australian expat who I met up with in the car park, just as the A310 from this upstart new airline passed low overhead running in to Gatwick. I described the new airline and he told how his Australian brother had a job as a dentist in Dubai where he was "going to make a fortune". Don't know if he did, but the airline certainly achieved it. I think London was their first mainstream route. At this time Dubai's principal airline was Gulf Air, which ran quite a substantial operation from the various points into London with Tristars, but had a habit of linking two or even three points before setting off for Europe, which hacked the various rulers of the UAE who were all minority shareholders in the airline at the time, and who felt they deserved better than routing Dubai-Doha-Bahrain-London. Gulf Air didn't react sufficiently, and the rest is history. Gulf were a notably British carrier, and long had been, their fleet was even registered in Britain, including their first Tristars, until the end of the 1970s, and all the management and pilots were British expats.


Dear WHBM ~ You are such a gentleman! Though you would be well within your rights to call me out as a factually illiterate cretin of the lowest order, you instead kindly present the facts as they really are and then go on to provide a wealth of superb color commentary and detail. I am truly in your debt sir, though due to certain shortcomings in background and education along with a propensity to overindulge in cheap whiskey, I cannot guarantee that future gaffes will not be occasionally forthcoming. Thank you again for your polite patience ^ This thread is many times better for your participation in it ^
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Old Jul 14, 19, 1:47 am
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3. (1987) Passengers flying between Cork, Ireland and London, England have a choice of three BAC-111 operators, each operating the little British twinjet into a different London area airport (LHR, LGW or LTN). Can you identify each of the three airlines and match it up with the corresponding airport?

From my limited knowledge of British airlines, this sounds like British Airways to LHR and British Caledonian to LGW. No idea about LTN since EasyJet wasn’t around back then.

Well now, you're correct on BA into LHR, however BCal was not one of the other airlines we're looking for. How about a wild guess on those two? This approach has occasionally served other participants well... I mean, what have you got to lose? Surely embarrassment at the wrong answer could hardly count. Look at me and how I thrash about with wild answers and questions to boot. Life goes on. Roll the dice and give it a go!

20. (1983) You need to fly from Baton Rouge, Louisiana up to Virginia next week. Since your appointment is out near Dulles, IAD will be your airport of choice. Surely this is gonna involve a connection somewhere along the way. What’s that old saying… “When I die and go to heaven, I’ll probably have to connect in Atlanta”. Dulles is hardly heavenly, but you look skyward and say a small prayer upon discovering that there’s a three stop direct flight that departs Baton Rouge every morning at 7:43am. Identify the airline, the three enroute stops and the aircraft type.

With Southern long gone, I’m thinking Delta was about the only game in town at that point. I’ll suggest a DL 727 via BHM and ATL. (Hey, at least it’s just a stop and not a connection.)


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Delta would be a likely candidate out of BTR, but alas, it was not DL, nor did the flight stop in either BHM or ATL. Please, guess again!
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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:10 am
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3. (1987) Passengers flying between Cork, Ireland and London, England have a choice of three BAC-111 operators, each operating the little British twinjet into a different London area airport (LHR, LGW or LTN). Can you identify each of the three airlines and match it up with the corresponding airport?

Here's my hunch. Heathrow would be served on one of Aer Lingus' stalwart One-Eleven 200s, more than 20 years with the airline and still going strong. They used to run from Dublin to mainland Europe, but by this time had come down to the lesser schedules. Gatwick I think would be Dan-Air, picking up whatever odd routes they could. They had all sorts of miscellania from Gatwick, and this might be one of them. Luton I am thinking would be an early incarnation of Ryanair, who didn't have their own jets at the time but hired them in. A number were from Tarom of Romania, operated by Romanian pilots but with Irish cabin crew. They also had a (in fact the only) One-Eleven from London European, an odd operator who came and went quite quickly. But these would be badged as Ryanair.

Spot on, Mr. M! With your mention of Aer Lingus, I thought I ought to go back and re-check the schedules and sure enough... there, tucked away at the very bottom of the listings was an Aer Lingus B11. Its other flights in this market were operated with 73S. Dan-Air and Ryanair into LGW and LTN respectively are also correct.
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his has been one of those days, ….. Next, my bus broke down up on Polychrome Mountain this afternoon, delaying my return another three and a half hours.
Comparable experience here. Parked Friday afternoon in the underground Canary Wharf car park, purely to ease a return to the house with Mrs WHBM and Little Miss WHBM. Duly loaded them up early evening, backed out, went forward 100 feet - flat tyre. How can that happen, it drove in fine and had done 250 miles the previous day.. Should be no issue, out with all the tools, but could I get the wheel off the hub, no way, it was seized on solid, there's a sort of aluminium-to-steel electrolysis corrosion can happen. So others go home and I call out the RAC (UK equivalent of the AAA but with, of course, "Royal" in the title).. Of course, being down in an underground car park there's no mobile phone signal. In retrospect I could have driven it to the front of the carpark, where there is a signal, but by this stage the car is up on the jack. Called them at 6.45pm. FOUR hours later there's still no indication from them that they have even assigned anyone to come, despite me repeated phoning and they keep saying they will call back, so I have to stand where there's a signal. Due to the obscure location they said when assigned they would call for directions, the phone eventually ran flat, the charger is inbuilt in the car - where of course there's no signal. Eventually at 10.45pm I give up and follow the others home on the Underground. Have to go back and get it all sorted out Saturday morning, then go and get a new tyre …. Aaaaargh.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:22 am
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6. (1988) You and your wife have just settled into the plush First Class seats of a big, beautiful Lockheed L-1011 and are savoring the first sips of your pre-flight Bloody Marys. Looking out your window, you can’t help but admire the impressive lineup of 747 freighters parked at Anchorage International Airport. Still, in your eyes, Lockheed’s big bird – the only one flying out of Anchorage – is the most beautiful airplane on the tarmac. Can you identify the airline you’re flying on and the destination of your flight?

It's Delta on a Los Angeles - Anchorage - Hong Kong (Kai Tak) route. A few years later, ANC was dropped when MD-11's were delivered.

An excellent guess as Delta did once operate its L-1011-500s along this routing. However, per the source I referenced for this question, there were no nonstops offered between LAX and ANC, and as that is how Delta routed its L15s, That would close out HKG as well. As such, we're looking for another airline to another destination. Please, guess again!

7. (1982) Three airlines operate a single daily nonstop flight between Kansas City and Las Vegas. Each airline operates a different aircraft type – one with 2 engines, one with 3 engines and one with 4 engines. Identify each airline and the aircraft it operates on this route.

Ozark, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30
TWA, Boeing 727-200
United, McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61


All of the airlines you've picked are correct, but with the exception of Ozark's D9S the aircraft are a bit off - but only a bit. Let's see if you can straighten out TWA and United's aircraft...

28. (1983) In the old days, if you wanted to fly from most anywhere in Canada to most anywhere in Texas, you had to make a connection in Chicago, Denver or New York. Since deregulation however, both nonstop and direct service is available from a variety of Canadian cities to either Dallas or Houston. Winnipeg is also a beneficiary of these new services, albeit via a daily two-stop direct flight to Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. At least dinner and a snack are offered along the way. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops.


Commentary only, not an answer. There was a DFW-YYZ flight on Air Canada that, sadly, had a fire in the lavatory leading to an emergency landing in Cincinnati. Roughly half of the passengers perished. Soon afterwards, smoke detectors and a ban on lavatory smoking was put in effect. So the DFW-YYZ flight was one of the few referred to in the question but isn't the answer.

Indeed. Care to have a guess at the airline and routing out of Winnipeg?

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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
When was the last time you flew on a flight with an enroute stop? Enroute stops are a common question on this thread. I haven't for years, certainly more than 10 years. It's still common on Southwest Airlines.
I have been on a connecting flight operated by the same plane on rare occasions.
I flew on a multi-stop flight just last week in fact. Alaska 67 KTN - SIT - JNU - ANC aboard a 737-800.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:30 am
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15. (1987) You’ve just received a call from your uncle who lives in the southwest London district of Battersea. He’s managed to get ahold of tickets for this week’s semifinals at Wimbledon and was curious if you’d care to join him and your aunt to watch the matches. Would you ever! The closest airport to your home in Potomac Falls, Virginia is Dulles International. Unfortunately, the only seats to be had from IAD to any London airport are only available in either First or Business Class – too steep for your budget right now. What about Baltimore? You are surprised to find that only one airline serves London from Baltimore with a single daily departure. Thankfully, it has economy class seats available into Gatwick. Identify the airline and the aircraft you’ll be flying.

I have two possibilities in mind, both U.S. carriers, both operating a 767-200: let’s start with TWA

Let's also end with TWA as you are correct, Sir! Here's the schedule:

TWA TW 732 Baltimore (BWI) 635p-640a London (LGW) 767-200 Daily

17. (1983) You’ve got a breakfast meeting with a new client scheduled for Wednesday morning up in Austin. It’s a bit far to drive from your office in McAllen, Texas but thankfully there’s a direct morning flight that’ll get you into Austin at 8:25am. Two stops are made enroute but at least the flight is operated with a spacious jet rather than a small prop. Identify the airline, the stops and the aircraft type.

How about Continental, operating via Houston (IAH) and San Antonio (SAT) with a DC-9-30

Well, Texas is indeed Continental country but no - we're looking for a different airline that did not operate the DC-9-30. Please, guess again!
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1. (1983) Heat and humidity notwithstanding, you’ve had a great week visiting your in-laws in New Orleans. Even so, you’re looking forward to returning to the comparatively more comfortable climate back home in Edmonton, Alberta. However, you’re definitely not looking forward to the two connections and the delayed flight you endured on the flights down to MSY. Imagine then your surprise and delight to discover that there’s a direct flight from New Orleans all the way up to Edmonton. It makes four stops, but so what? At least you won’t have to worry about those darned connections. Please identify the usual triumvirate intrinsic to a correct answer here: Airline * Enroute Stops* Aircraft
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2. (1982) Life in Helena, Montana is pretty nice but when it comes to flying out of town, the options are severely limited. And expensive. As fate would have it, your wife needs to help care for her mother who’s recently broken her hip in a fall. Mother B. lives in Fargo, North Dakota. A call to your travel agent reveals that there are a variety of connections available – some with long layovers – or there’s a four-stop direct flight – on a jet no less – that will get into Fargo in the mid-afternoon. After a missed connection last year that robbed the family of a day in the Caribbean, your wife opts for the four stopper. Identify the airline, aircraft and the four stops in order that she’ll be flying.

4. (1983) Your job as an airport police officer at Evansville, Indiana has you more familiar than most with the airlines and aircraft types that serve EVV. Lately, the only jets you ever see at EVV are DC-9s from Eastern and US Air. Eastern used to fly 727s into EVV but it’s been a while since any of those were scheduled through here. Imagine then your surprise to see a new jet aircraft type (Not a McDonnell-Douglas) operating with a different airline than EA or AL. The airplane overnights in Evansville before returning to the airport from whence it originated the next morning. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the city it flies into EVV from.

5. (1958) It’s autumn of 1958 and you’re excited to be making your first trans-continental trip. Your flight will depart from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport and make three stops enroute to your destination at Oakland International Airport, conveniently located just four miles from your uncle’s house in San Leandro. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the three enroute stops you’ll make.

6. (1988) You and your wife have just settled into the plush First Class seats of a big, beautiful Lockheed L-1011 and are savoring the first sips of your pre-flight Bloody Marys. Looking out your window, you can’t help but admire the impressive lineup of 747 freighters parked at Anchorage International Airport. Still, in your eyes, Lockheed’s big bird – the only one flying out of Anchorage – is the most beautiful airplane on the tarmac. Can you identify the airline you’re flying on and the destination of your flight?
A N S W E R E D

7. (1982) Three airlines operate a single daily nonstop flight between Kansas City and Las Vegas. Each airline operates a different aircraft type – one with 2 engines, one with 3 engines and one with 4 engines. Identify each airline and the aircraft it operates on this route.
A N S W E R E D

8. (1982) The Canadian rock band Rush is playing next weekend in Calgary and you’re excited to have scored two fourth row tickets to the concert. Although there are no nonstop flights between your home airport in Portland, Oregon and Calgary, you figure you’ll fly up to Vancouver and connect to Calgary from there. Alas, you can’t find anything but First Class seats between YVR and YYC. No way, man… that’s too much money. Hmm… what’s this? Well how ‘bout that?! There’s a daily three stop direct flight between Portland and Calgary that has two seats available at a fairly reasonable fare. Identify the airline, aircraft and the three enroute stops.

9. (1983) Per the 1983 OAG I referenced for these questions, what is Aspen Airways’ longest flight? Identify the city pair and the aircraft type operated, please.

10. (1987) You’ve got business in Dallas, Texas and because you successfully negotiated a multi-million dollar contract for the company last month, the boss has opted to reward you with – amongst other things – a First Class ticket from London to Dallas and back. The offer is somewhat bittersweet in that you’ve always wanted to fly in First Class aboard a 747 and since Braniff no longer operates its bright orange 747s on this route, you’re stuck with a DC-10 via the other airline(s) that fly LGW to DFW. Not so fast says the company travel agent. There is one airline that operates a single once weekly 747 between LGW and DFW. First Class is available. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline you’ll be flying, please.

11. (1988) You’ve just received an invitation from an old business partner to join him and a couple of associates for a weekend of golf and networking at Las Vegas’ Showboat Country Club. Well… why the heck not?! Especially since a hurricane is bearing down on the Florida Keys and the weather in Miami projects to be less than desirable over the next few days. A quick check of the schedules indicates that the MIA-LAS market is served via a single direct one stop flight that’ll get you into Las Vegas in the early afternoon, just in time for a nine hole warm up round followed by a round of cocktails and dinner. You quickly book a First Class seat and call your partner back to relay your arrival time. Please identify the airline, aircraft and the enroute stop.

12. (1961) You’ve been wanting to take your wife on vacation to Portugal for years. Now that a new two-stop direct jet flight has become available between Miami and Lisbon, what’s stopping you? Why, nothing, Senhor! Please identify the airline, the two enroute stops and of course the aircraft type to be flown.

13. (1982) Back in 1982, passengers desiring nonstop jet flights between Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and San Antonio had a choice of three airlines. One of them was of course Southwest. Please identify the other two airlines and the aircraft type each operated on this route.

14. (1983) You’ve just received a call from an old college buddy to see if you and your better half would care to join him and his girlfriend on a short three-night pleasure cruise to Miami departing Montego Bay, Jamaica this coming Saturday night. Well, sure! Let’s check the schedules. Hmm… There are no nonstops from Logan down to Montego Bay, but one airline offers a single daily direct flight that makes two enroute stops. Identify all the usual qualifiers, please.

16. (1988) It’s not often that business calls for you to travel from your home office outside Atlanta, Georgia to the far-flung regional office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When it did recently, you were pleased to discover a two-stop direct flight from Atlanta that would put you into Sioux Falls early in the afternoon. You quickly book it and make a note to pack a sandwich since no meals will be offered enroute. Name the airline, the two intermediate stops and the aircraft type you’ll be flying.

17. (1983) You’ve got a breakfast meeting with a new client scheduled for Wednesday morning up in Austin. It’s a bit far to drive from your office in McAllen, Texas but thankfully there’s a direct morning flight that’ll get you into Austin at 8:25am. Two stops are made enroute but at least the flight is operated with a spacious jet rather than a small prop. Identify the airline, the stops and the aircraft type.
See Post 15882 above

18. (1982) Identify the only two U.S. airlines that in 1982 operated scheduled flights aboard their wide-bodied jets in an all-economy class configuration. Additionally, identify the type of wide-body each airline flew.

19. (1987) You need to fly from Brussels, Belgium into London’s Luton Airport. Not surprisingly, only one airline offers flights on the BRU-LTN route with two mostly daily flights (X67) and a single Friday night only departure. You quickly book a seat aboard the Friday night departure. Identify the airline and jet aircraft type you’ll be flying upon.

20. (1983) You need to fly from Baton Rouge, Louisiana up to Virginia next week. Since your appointment is out near Dulles, IAD will be your airport of choice. Surely this is gonna involve a connection somewhere along the way. What’s that old saying… “When I die and go to heaven, I’ll probably have to connect in Atlanta”. Dulles is hardly heavenly, but you look skyward and say a small prayer upon discovering that there’s a three stop direct flight that departs Baton Rouge every morning at 7:43am. Identify the airline, the three enroute stops and the aircraft type.
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21. (1988) You need to fly from Seattle to New York, but since your brother lives in Flushing Meadows, the best airport for you to fly into is New York’s LaGuardia. Unfortunately there are no nonstops between Seattle and LGA. In fact, all of the airlines – with one exception – serve either JFK or EWR with either nonstop or direct flights. The one exception that serves LGA makes two stops enroute. Hmm… Well, at least you won’t be faced with any long layovers or potentially missed flights. Plus, the flight offers a couple of snacks enroute. Book it, Danno! Airline, stops and aircraft please!

22. (1982) In 1982, only one airline operated a turboprop nonstop from the U.S. mainland to the far reaches (over 1000 miles from the U.S. mainland) of the West Indies. The flight operated twice weekly and continued on to another island where it overnighted before returning to the U.S. the next day. Identify the airline, the U.S. gateway airport, the two destination airports s and the aircraft type.

23. (1983) Jets are wonderful inventions, but you’ve fond memories of your many flights aboard propeller driven aircraft such as the DC-6, Lockheed Electra and Vickers Viscount. You especially miss the large windows on airplanes like the Viscount, Convair 580 and Electra. Imagine then your surprise and delight to discover that in 1983 it’s still possible to fly all the way from Philadelphia to Chicago aboard a turboprop from the 1950s. The flight doesn’t operate nonstop of course – two enroute stops are made – but hey, so much the better as you’ll have that much more time to enjoy the experience enroute. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the two enroute stops.

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.
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25. (1988) What’s this? You’re driving to work through the Toronto suburbs when you spy a billboard touting Toronto’s only direct (one-stop) service to the Virgin Islands – specifically St. Thomas. Hmm... You quickly call your wife. What do you think, honey? Wanna go to the Virgin Islands next month? Right on! You quickly book a pair of seats while your wife works on the hotels. Please identify the airline, aircraft and the enroute stop, eh!

26. (1982) During the summer months nonstop service between Vancouver and Honolulu is limited to just two flights a week – one on Wednesday and one on Friday. Alas, you’re unable to fly until the weekend. Thankfully, the only other service between Vancouver and Honolulu is a 1-stop direct flight that departs Vancouver each Saturday. You quickly book a pair of First Class seats for yourself and your girlfriend. Name the airline and aircraft you’ll be flying upon as well as the enroute stop.
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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.
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28. (1983) In the old days, if you wanted to fly from most anywhere in Canada to most anywhere in Texas, you had to make a connection in Chicago, Denver or New York. Since deregulation however, both nonstop and direct service is available from a variety of Canadian cities to either Dallas or Houston. Winnipeg is also a beneficiary of these new services, albeit via a daily two-stop direct flight to Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. At least dinner and a snack are offered along the way. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops.

30. (1988) You need to fly from Nassau in the Bahamas up to Hartford, Connecticut. To your surprise, the market is served by a single once daily direct flight that makes just one stop along the way. You quickly book yourself a First Class seat. Which airline will you be flying with? And while we’re at it, what’s the enroute stop and what type of aircraft will you be flying upon?

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15. (1987) You’ve just received a call from your uncle who lives in the southwest London district of Battersea. He’s managed to get ahold of tickets for this week’s semifinals at Wimbledon
Don't even mention the Wimbledon Semis. They were actually in progress when I was stuck with that tyre problem on Friday, directly above the car park is a public plaza where a large screen had been erected and there were hundreds up there watching the game that lovely summer evening, enjoying beers, etc - while I was fuming and periodically going up there.

Today, Sunday, may be the Finals, and likewise the British Grand Prix, but all this pales into comparison with it being the Cricket World Cup Finals, which England are in for the first time since …. well, for a long time. Now as far as national jousting is concerned the most significant was defeating Australia in the Semis (we're not nationalistic, we don't mind who defeats Australia - as long as someone does * ), the final is against New Zealand, right here in London. I'll be joining in, in the longstanding traditional manner, by watching on the television, turning the sound down, and having the live commentary from BBC radio, which may sound a bizarre combination but works very well, especially when done by Aggers ** who make various humorous asides about this and everything else as things progress. Getting in on the spirit, London Underground have actually got him to make various cricket-inspired announcements at their stations today as the crowds go there. It's a strange city here sometimes. And I'm sure that BA will announce, as ever and halfway across the Atlantic, periodic scores from the flight deck as things progress during the day. Sorry if you're heading homeward to the US and all this will be completely incomprehensible.

* - Anyone from either England or Australia who happens to be in the opposite country when the periodic cricket game between the two has to bear continuous banter throughout - but will find they never have to buy their own beer

** Aggers = Jonathan Agnew, very longstanding BBC cricket commentator, onetime major player, NOT the brother of Spiro T https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/48970887

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Comparable experience here. Parked Friday afternoon in the underground Canary Wharf car park, purely to ease a return to the house with Mrs WHBM and Little Miss WHBM. Duly loaded them up early evening, backed out, went forward 100 feet - flat tyre. How can that happen, it drove in fine and had done 250 miles the previous day.. Should be no issue, out with all the tools, but could I get the wheel off the hub, no way, it was seized on solid, there's a sort of aluminium-to-steel electrolysis corrosion can happen. So others go home and I call out the RAC (UK equivalent of the AAA but with, of course, "Royal" in the title).. Of course, being down in an underground car park there's no mobile phone signal. In retrospect I could have driven it to the front of the carpark, where there is a signal, but by this stage the car is up on the jack. Called them at 6.45pm. FOUR hours later there's still no indication from them that they have even assigned anyone to come, despite me repeated phoning and they keep saying they will call back, so I have to stand where there's a signal. Due to the obscure location they said when assigned they would call for directions, the phone eventually ran flat, the charger is inbuilt in the car - where of course there's no signal. Eventually at 10.45pm I give up and follow the others home on the Underground. Have to go back and get it all sorted out Saturday morning, then go and get a new tyre …. Aaaaargh.
Sorry to hear that, WHBM. Your experience sounds considerably more taxing than mine. At least I broke down in pretty spot with 31 of Japan's most tenacious travelers. The Japanese generally handle situations like this with aplomb compared to their western counterparts and today's group was no different. They all took the delay time to happily hike up onto the circular trail above the road (Upper right quadrant of the picture) and watched with delight as a large bull caribou strolled up the road and into the grassy area above it, seemingly oblivious to the presence of so many visitors just 100 yards away. It was a beautiful day after a week of hot smoky weather from the many wildfires burning in our state. I am indeed blessed to work in this "office"

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