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Old Aug 21, 19, 6:15 pm
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Picture 6 -- oval windows (!)
we've already seen a VC-10, so an IL-62 might be a good guess here ... there were probably a dozen or so operators, the biggest I can recall being Aeroflot, Czech (CSA), and LOT; Cubana was probably up there as well ... just for grins, I'll say OK
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Old Aug 21, 19, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post

As to the "pornographic" uniform, I suppose I would grant you that the airlines played the sex appeal card quite strongly during the 1970s, but I don't think I would consider the hot pants popular with airlines like PSA, Air Florida, Southwest et al. pornographic so much as alluring, and then certainly no more so than a woman wearing a bikini which by the 1970s was considered quite socially acceptable. One thing's for sure - I definitely wouldn't want to see any of the plus sized / aged flight attendants today wearing anything other than the buttoned up uniforms currently in vogue.
The TWA photo (Boeing 707 lounge) was not really porno. The uniform was just a porno version of the real uniform. The one in the photo was not the same as used by TWA in real life. It showed much more leg.

This is not uncommon. Singapore Airlines ads show female flight attendants with their hair down but that is actually against internal regulations and not seen on real flights. On real flights, the hair is either shorter and let down or longer and tied up.

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Picture 6 -- oval windows (!)
we've already seen a VC-10, so an IL-62 might be a good guess here ... there were probably a dozen or so operators, the biggest I can recall b707 eing Aeroflot, Czech (CSA), and LOT; Cubana was probably up there as well ... just for grins, I'll say OK
I'd say it is a IL-62 but am boycotting this question for now because of the funny smile on the man's face. It's like he's looking at the woman's breast, ha ha
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Old Aug 22, 19, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
The TWA photo (Boeing 707 lounge) was not really porno. The uniform was just a porno version of the real uniform. The one in the photo was not the same as used by TWA in real life. It showed much more leg.
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In that case, I find that offensive - itís false advertising!
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Old Aug 22, 19, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
Picture 6 -- oval windows (!) We've already seen a VC-10, so an IL-62 might be a good guess here ... there were probably a dozen or so operators, the biggest I can recall being Aeroflot, Czech (CSA), and LOT; Cubana was probably up there as well ... just for grins, I'll say OK
Your attention to detail highlights the good side of pedantics - how many others would have known that the IL-62 had round windows? Good call, J! The IL-62 is correct although in this instance CSA is not OK. The airline we're looking for here is Aeroflot. Back in 1985 I flew aboard a CSA IL-62 between JFK and Montreal Mirabel (YUL). The aircraft did not offer a First or Business Class cabin and all of the seats were upholstered in orange/red fabric. The flight attendants were upholstered in solid red uniforms and served us beer and cocktail sandwiches on the short one hour flight up to YUL.
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Wink

< pedant alert >
Mirabel = YMX
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< pedant alert >
Mirabel = YMX
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Thank you, J
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Old Aug 22, 19, 12:23 pm
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any time, sir

I'm finding this recent thread about airport codes intriguing
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Nice work on the photos, gang! Here's one last set of questions to tide us over until jlemon returns home, whereupon I understand he's come up with a scintillating new batch of queries to test our collective knowledge base.


61. (1988) Even though you live in Edmonton, you have always been a fan of the Oakland A’s. No particular reason why – you just are, eh? Maybe it’s the green and gold colors. Or that darned elephant on their jerseys. Whatever. When you read that the A’s are offering a special three game package that includes hotel accommodations for its upcoming series against the Toronto Blue Jays (Your other favorite team) you know you’ve just got to go. And Hey! Hey! Hey! Is this your lucky day or not?? There’s a one-stop direct flight from Edmonton straight through to Oakland International! Yeah, Baby! Book it! And Go, A’s!

62. (1983) Now it’s easier than ever for people who live in and around Portland, Maine to take their chances on the tables at Atlantic City now and then. One airline has risen to the challenge with a single daily direct one-stop flight between Portland and Atlantic City. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the enroute stop.

63. (1982) In mid-1982, if you were to buy a ticket from the easternmost city to the westernmost city served by Southwest Airlines, what two cities would you be flying between?
A N S W E R E D

64. (1995) Once upon a time you used to see a lot of DC-10s in Portland. These days there’s one that comes in from Honolulu a few days a week plus the one that you’re presently sitting in, poised to take off for Los Angeles momentarily. That’s it on McDonnell-Douglas widebodies. Please identify the airline you’re flying down to LA upon…
A N S W E R E D

65. (1982) Ahh… you’ve just settled into your window seat just behind the wing of the largest turboprop airliner serving Seattle. This airplane departs Seattle twice weekly with nonstop service to just one airport. Identify the airline and aircraft you’re flying upon as well as the airport you’re flying to.
A N S W E R E D

66. (1983) This airline operates just two scheduled flights, one in each direction between the same city pair. Both flights are operated with Boeing 747s and operate just once weekly. Identify the airline and the city pair.

67. (1995) It’s vacation time and you and your sweetie are headed back down to Cancun. Unfortunately the usual LACSA flight you usually take out of New Orleans is sold out but your travel agent informs you that space is available aboard another airline operating nonstop service that you didn’t even know flew the route. Right. We’ll take two seats, please. Identify the airline and the equipment flown.
A N S W E R E D

68. (1982) Surprisingly, nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Las Vegas is limited to just a single daily flight. Thankfully it’s a mid-morning departure that’ll put you into Vegas in plenty of time to be relaxing poolside early that afternoon. Please identify the airline and aircraft operating this flight.
A N S W E R E D

69. (1988) It’s been a rough couple of days for you in the Atlantis Casino at Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. To put it bluntly, you got taken to the cleaners. Perhaps a change of scenery – and casinos – might be the answer. So then, where to? Atlantic City? Biloxi? Mohegan Sun? Hmm… what’s this? OMG! There’s a direct 2-stop flight departing Nassau this very afternoon that would put you in Las Vegas at 9:55pm. Book it, Danno! I’m betting you can’t identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops on your first try.
A N S W E R E D

70. (1982) As one who actually enjoys flying, you have decided to pass on the nonstop and the two one-stop flights to enjoy a three-stop air tour between Birmingham and Chicago. I mean… what better way to spend an afternoon, right? As such, you’ve booked yourself on a three stop marathon that includes a snack and a dinner enroute. Even better, you’ve splurged and booked yourself a First Class seat. Identify the airline, enroute stops and equipment you’ll be flying upon.
HINT: You’ll not be flying on Delta or Republic for this flight.

71. (1982) The last time you had to fly between Charleston, SC and Providence, RI was ten years ago, back in 1972. Back then, National and its pretty orange and yellow striped 727s offered the only direct service between the two cities. These days National is no more and a different airline offers the only service from CHS up to PVD via a single daily 2-stop direct flight. Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.

72. (1988) Eastern Airlines used to offer nonstop service between New Orleans and Mexico City. Sadly, that service is no more. These days, your only options are a connection in either Houston or Dallas OR a single direct two stop flight departing New Orleans each afternoon. You’ll book the direct flight, please. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops.

73. (1982) You need to fly from Denver to Fairbanks and are pleased to discover that a choice of two 2-stop direct flights is available. The first flight is an interchange service between two airlines. The second is a straight direct flight departing Denver at 8:15pm. Since you can’t get off work until 5:00pm, you book a seat on the second flight. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops.

74. (1987) Everybody knows that St. Johns, Newfoundland to London is the shortest flight between Canada and the UK. What is the shortest flight between Australia and the U.S. in 1987?
A N S W E R E D

75. (1982) The Denver to Las Vegas market is served by five airlines offering nonstop flights. Only two of the airlines offer First Class service while the other three operate all-economy class configured jets. Can you identify each of the five airlines while differentiating those that offer First Class versus all-economy class cabins?

76. (1988) Josť needs to fly from Albuquerque to Minneapolis. Who does he call? Why, his travel agent of course. And there’s good news! Although there are no nonstop flights between Albuquerque and Minneapolis, there is a single daily one-stop direct flight departing Albuquerque every morning. Ay Chihuahua! Book it, Josť! What airline and aircraft will Josť be flying upon? And where will his intermediate stop be?

77. (1988) This airline operated just two scheduled flights – one in each direction four days a week between just one city pair. The aircraft in question was narrow bodied and did not offer a First Class cabin. Can you identify the airline, aircraft and city pair?

78. (1995) You’re flying from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport, Bahamas. Most of the time you’re used to smaller jets or worse – props – on the short 30 minute flight. Imagine then your surprise and delight to discover that one airline actually operates a wide body aircraft on this route. Please identify the aircraft and the airline serving this route.

79. (1988) Normally it’s a six hour drive from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City but with your truck in the shop getting a new transmission, for this trip you’re going to have to fly. Unfortunately the evening nonstop is not available but thankfully a 2-stop direct flight is. Two stops? Where on earth would you stop between Grand Junction and Salt Lake? Green River and Price? At least the flight’s on a jet. What airline and aircraft will you be flying upon? And where will your two intermediate stops be?

80. (1995) Four airlines offer flights between Denver and Las Vegas on Fridays. One airline offers seven flights, one offers four flights, one offers two flights and one just a single flight. Can you match each airline to the number of flights offered?

81. (1982) You’ve had a wonderful week sailing from Jamaica up to Freeport in the Bahamas. The prospect of having to fly back up to the hustle and bustle of New York City holds no appeal at all. Oh well, at least the FPO-NYC market is served via a single direct one-stop each day. Name the airline, the enroute stop and aircraft type you’ll be flying upon.

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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
65. (1982) Ahh… you’ve just settled into your window seat just behind the wing of the largest turboprop airliner serving Seattle. This airplane departs Seattle twice weekly with nonstop service to just one airport. Identify the airline and aircraft you’re flying upon as well as the airport you’re flying to.
65- Reeve Aleutian Airways, Lockheed Electra, Cold Bay AK (CDB?) ... this is one I really regret missing out on

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68. (1982) Surprisingly, nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Las Vegas is limited to just a single daily flight. Thankfully it’s a mid-morning departure that’ll put you into Vegas in plenty of time to be relaxing poolside early that afternoon. Please identify the airline and aircraft operating this flight.
68- I'll offer a United DC-8-71, with a close second guess being ... oh, wait, can't do that ...

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67. (1995) It’s vacation time and you and your sweetie are headed back down to Cancun. Unfortunately the usual LACSA flight you take is sold out but your travel agent informs you that space is available aboard another airline operating nonstop service that you didn’t even know flew the route. Right. We’ll take two seats, please. Identify the airline and the equipment flown.
67- it would be easier to guess an answer if the originating city wasn't a mystery ...
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64. (1995) Once upon a time you used to see a lot of DC-10s in Portland. These days thereís one that comes in from Honolulu a few days a week plus the one that youíre presently sitting in, poised to take off for Los Angeles momentarily. Thatís it on McDonnell-Douglas widebodies. Please identify the airline youíre flying down to LA uponÖ

69. (1988) Itís been a rough couple of days for you in the Atlantis Casino at Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. To put it bluntly, you got taken to the cleaners. Perhaps a change of scenery Ė and casinos Ė might be the answer. So then, where to? Atlantic City? Biloxi? Mohegan Sun? HmmÖ whatís this? OMG! Thereís a direct 2-stop flight departing Nassau this very afternoon that would put you in Las Vegas at 9:55pm. Book it, Danno! Iím betting you canít identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops on your first try.
64. I'm thinking this may have been a flight to HNL operated by Hawaiian Airlines with a DC-10 via stop at LAX.

69. Wild guess time.....Midway operating a B737-200 Nassau - Fort Lauderdale - Chicago Midway - Las Vegas.
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65. (1982) Ahh… you’ve just settled into your window seat just behind the wing of the largest turboprop airliner serving Seattle. This airplane departs Seattle twice weekly with nonstop service to just one airport. Identify the airline and aircraft you’re flying upon as well as the airport you’re flying to.

Reeve Aleutian Airways, Lockheed Electra, Cold Bay AK (CDB?) ... this is one I really regret missing out on

Right you are, J This flight was later operated with a 727-100. Here's the schedule:

Reeve Aleutian RV Seattle (SEA) 920a-1250p Cold Bay (CDB) Lockheed Electra Tue/Fri 1800 miles


68. (1982) Surprisingly, nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Las Vegas is limited to just a single daily flight. Thankfully it’s a mid-morning departure that’ll put you into Vegas in plenty of time to be relaxing poolside early that afternoon. Please identify the airline and aircraft operating this flight.

I'll offer a United DC-8-71, with a close second guess being ... oh, wait, can't do that ...

United is correct, however the flight was not operated with a DC-8-71. That said, I should imagine your second guess would've been the 727-200 as a widebody seems a bit too large for this route and there were not a lot of other options which would have been been able to serve this route. Here's the schedule:

United UA 459 Pittsburgh (PIT) 110a-1230p L Las Vegas (LAS) 727-200 Daily

67. (1995) It’s vacation time and you and your sweetie are headed back down to Cancun. Unfortunately the usual LACSA flight you take is sold out but your travel agent informs you that space is available aboard another airline operating nonstop service that you didn’t even know flew the route. Right. We’ll take two seats, please. Identify the airline and the equipment flown.

It would be easier to guess an answer if the originating city wasn't a mystery ... [

Thanks for the tip, J. The question has been amended accordingly.
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Old Aug 22, 19, 1:45 pm
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64. (1995) Once upon a time you used to see a lot of DC-10s in Portland. These days there’s one that comes in from Honolulu a few days a week plus the one that you’re presently sitting in, poised to take off for Los Angeles momentarily. That’s it on McDonnell-Douglas widebodies. Please identify the airline you’re flying down to LA upon…

I'm thinking this may have been a flight to HNL operated by Hawaiian Airlines with a DC-10 via stop at LAX.

Actually JL, it was the other way around, i.e. the flight came in from Honolulu and then continued on down to LA - it was a Monday only schedule.

Hawaiian HA 26 Portland (PDX) 1050p-110a Los Angeles (LAX) DC-10-30 Mon only


69. (1988) It’s been a rough couple of days for you in the Atlantis Casino at Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. To put it bluntly, you got taken to the cleaners. Perhaps a change of scenery – and casinos – might be the answer. So then, where to? Atlantic City? Biloxi? Mohegan Sun? Hmm… what’s this? OMG! There’s a direct 2-stop flight departing Nassau this very afternoon that would put you in Las Vegas at 9:55pm. Book it, Danno! I’m betting you can’t identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops on your first try.

Wild guess time.....Midway operating a B737-200 Nassau - Fort Lauderdale - Chicago Midway - Las Vegas.

Good guess, JL! Midway is correct, as are the aircraft and routing.

Midway Airlines ML 795 Nassau (NAS) 400p-445p Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 515p-710p S Chicago (MDW) 800p-955p S Las Vegas (LAS) 737-200 Daily
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68- my second guess would have actually been a TWA 72S
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... The question has been amended accordingly.
67. (1995) It’s vacation time and you and your sweetie are headed back down to Cancun. Unfortunately the usual LACSA flight you usually take out of New Orleans ...
67- well, that didn't help me at all :/ ... so I'll end today's play with a stab at a different question

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63. (1982) In mid-1982, if you were to buy a ticket from the easternmost city to the westernmost city served by Southwest Airlines, what two cities would you be flying between?
63- Mrs767 and I flew WN from New Orleans to Birmingham in Jan 1988; I believe that was fairly new service at the time, and one of their earliest routes east of MSY ... they were in both San Diego and Los Angeles when I started work at Edwards AFB in the summer of 1984, so I'll just flip a coin here and say that SAN was WN's westernmost destination two years earlier
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74. (1987) Everybody knows that St. Johns, Newfoundland to London is the shortest flight between Canada and the UK. What is the shortest flight between Australia and the U.S. in 1987?
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Iím thinking Continental Micronesia 727 from Guam to Cairns, at just over 2000 miles.
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63. (1982) In mid-1982, if you were to buy a ticket from the easternmost city to the westernmost city served by Southwest Airlines, what two cities would you be flying between?


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MSY and SFO
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