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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by miniliq View Post

I hope JLEMON survived the passage of Hurricane Barry -- it passed us to the west, with only some slight rain showers and some flooding here, just north of Lake Pontchartrain.
Lady K and yours truly have survived this multi-day and multifaceted weather event which is still in progress and I'm delighted to report our home has not flooded.....so far. However, we are still keeping our snorkel gear handy.

Our National Weather Service is forecasting that our local river here in Lafayette will rise to five feet above flood stage tomorrow due to ongoing runoff from the storm. If that indeed happens, we may see our backyard submerged with floodwater approaching our outside doors (which remain sandbagged with flood barriers in place). We just had a strong tropical squall with heavy rain, lightning and thunder move through LFT. Last night Evangeline Parish northwest of us received over a foot (!) of rain with severe flooding resulting. And last Saturday night we experienced intense tropical squalls with torrential rain and wind gusts of up to around 70 mph which resulted in a portion of our backyard being flooded as well as lots of foliage being ripped off our trees including some rather large limbs. Thank goodness for that chainsaw.

So we are not quite out of the woods yet and we'll see what tomorrow brings concerning our local river and the predicted rising water.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
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.
5- well, there only a limited number of candidate airlines to choose from here ... let's start with United, operating a DC-6 via Cleveland (CLE), Chicago (MDW), and Denver (DEN)


and very good to hear from jlemon ... fingers crossed that the worst is behind you
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Old Jul 15, 19, 1:03 pm
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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 itís 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.
4. Perhaps this was Air Illinois operating a BAC One-Eleven up to Chicago O'Hare.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 1:13 pm
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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.
2- how's about four Bs -- Butte (BTM), Bozeman (BZN), Billings (BIL), Bismarck (BIS) -- on a Northwest 727
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Old Jul 15, 19, 2:26 pm
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Lady K and yours truly have survived this multi-day and multifaceted weather event
Hello from a train passing Preston, north of Manchester, at speed. And the very best of wishes and luck to the two of you, surviving yet another onslaught.

Rather puts a simple flat tyre into perspective, doesn't it ÖÖ. ?
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Old Jul 15, 19, 9:47 pm
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13. (1982) Back in 1982, passengers desiring nonstop jet flights between Houstonís 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.

Already answered: Ozark, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-3
3rd airline:
Braniff, Boeing 720
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:55 am
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8. (1982) The Canadian rock band Rush is playing next weekend in Calgary and youíre 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 youíll fly up to Vancouver and connect to Calgary from there. Alas, you canít find anything but First Class seats between YVR and YYC. No way, manÖ thatís too much money. HmmÖ whatís this? Well how Ďbout that?! Thereís 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.

17. (1983) Youíve got a breakfast meeting with a new client scheduled for Wednesday morning up in Austin. Itís a bit far to drive from your office in McAllen, Texas but thankfully thereís a direct morning flight thatíll 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.
Time for a couple of wild guesses.....

8. Republic operating a DC-9-10 on a routing of Portland-Seattle-Pasco-Spokane-Calgary.

17. Emerald operating a DC-9-10 on a routing of McAllen-Houston-San Antonio-Austin.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Hello from a train passing Preston, north of Manchester, at speed. And the very best of wishes and luck to the two of you, surviving yet another onslaught.

Rather puts a simple flat tyre into perspective, doesn't it ……. ?
Thank you, sir, and also to Seat 2A, miniliq, jrl767 and everyone else for the best wishes as we were confronted with Barry and his capricious behavior.

And hey, it is absolutely no fun to deal with an automotive issue at night in a major city with the family in the mix!

BTW, the NWS warnings have now been discontinued concerning possible major flooding on our local river (a.k.a. Bayou Vermilion) so we are now back to normal...or at least what passes for normal here in southern Louisiana. We really dodged a bullet with regard to the potential flood issue here.

And now I'm really looking forward to removing all those rain soaked sand bags from our outside doors later today in the tropical heat and humidity.....
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:24 pm
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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

1987, Luton, I believe that would be London European, on another of our old friends, a leased-from-Tarom One-Eleven.

Spot on, W! Here's the schedule:

London European Airways UQ 657 Brussels (BRU) 805p-800p Luton (LTN) BAC-111 Friday only

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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:27 pm
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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.

As for Baton Rouge to Washington, I see I misread it as two stops rather than three. Eastern was in BTR, but an Eastern milk run that avoids ATL seems unlikely. So Iíll say Republic via Southernís MEM hub and North Centralís DTW hub. Iím guessing the additional stop would be between those two - SDF (Louisville) seems reasonable.

Republic would seem an excellent choice here, but no - it wasn't RC and the flight did not route through either MEM or SDF. Please, guess again!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:31 pm
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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.

The only turboprop operator I can recall from this time period across this part of the country was Freedom Airlines with Convair 580s ... how about stops at Allentown (ABE) and Cleveland (CLE)

Ah, no... it was not Freedom Airlines and the flight did not route through either ABE or CLE. Please, guess again!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:39 pm
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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.

Well, there only a limited number of candidate airlines to choose from here ... let's start with United, operating a DC-6 via Cleveland (CLE), Chicago (MDW), and Denver (DEN)

If I didn't know better, my response would be very similar to yours, J. However, as it turns out we're looking for a different airline operating a different type of equipment. The flight does however route through Chicago Midway. Please, carry on!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:44 pm
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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.

Perhaps this was Air Illinois operating a BAC One-Eleven up to Chicago O'Hare.

Threatening floodwaters notwithstanding, it's good to see that your mind is still flooded with all manner of aviation minutiae. Air Illinois in from and out to ORD is correct!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:48 pm
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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.

How's about four Bs -- Butte (BTM), Bozeman (BZN), Billings (BIL), Bismarck (BIS) -- on a Northwest 727?

Bozeman, yes. All the other qualifiers - including the airline - no. You've hit a bit of a rough spot of late, J. I've every confidence you'll bounce back impressively. Please, guess again!
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2- seems like the only other possibility is a Frontier 737; stops at BZN, Denver (DEN), Rapid City (RAP), and Sioux Falls (FSD)

5- ok, letís go with TWA ó a Lockheed L-749 Constellation stopping at Pittsburgh (PIT), MDW, and Las Vegas (LAS)

23- I am taking Seat 2Aís response to mean that the aircraft in question was a CV5, so I will offer Wright Airlines operating via Detroit City Airport (DET) and Columbus (CMH)
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