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Old Aug 24, 19, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Per WHBM: You know, Cairns had just opened their big new airport in 1987. I wonder if they strong-armed Qantas into doing Honolulu-Cairns, possibly just as a stopover on the 747's way to Sydney.

Per Seat 2A: And we have a winner! Congratulations to WHBM! Qantas is correct, almost exactly as he has surmised. Here's the schedule:

Qantas QF 25 Sydney (SYD) 115p-220p Brisbane (BNE) 300p-515p Cairns (CNS) 630p-720a Honolulu (HNL) 747-200 Thu Sat 4640 miles (No Local Traffic SYD-BNE-CNS)
I hadn't quite envisaged it in that direction. Qantas (and some others, JAL I think, possibly Korean) for a long time stopped off at Cairns southbound only. A strange arrangement, but it fitted in with the substantial tour groups, mainly Japanese, who would go to Cairns for a week on the beach, then onward by domestic schedule to Sydney or Brisbane for some time, before returning home direct. The services used to reflect this demand.

I do remember going to Brisbane in the late 1990s to set up our office there (still running ) and the city hotel we used had started taking Korean tour groups. I had several long chats with the restaurant manager, she had been a classic Australian family immigrant as a child from a small town in Britain which I know, and we had good discussions about it. She then described the issues with the Korean groups and the extraordinary combinations they un-knowingly took from the breakfast buffet (classic English-Oz). Eventually they had engaged a Korean cook and one special buffet table laid out, but now the roles were reversed, and she didn't have a clue what half the dishes were.
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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.
I'll guess that Eastern had stitched some sectors together, maybe a DC-9 running Charleston-Atlanta-Washington DC-Providence.

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.
Hmmm, funny itinerary, possibly a Laker DC-10, stopping at Manchester, Prestwick and Toronto. Laker in their last gasp (1982) had a First Class.
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Old Aug 25, 19, 10:06 am
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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 ...
Hmmm, funny itinerary, possibly a Laker DC-10, stopping at Manchester, Prestwick and Toronto. Laker in their last gasp (1982) had a First Class.
who flew a nonstop BHX-ORD?
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Old Aug 25, 19, 10:17 am
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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.

I'll guess that Eastern had stitched some sectors together, maybe a DC-9 running Charleston-Atlanta-Washington DC-Providence.

An excellent first guess, Mr. M, but no - it wasn't Eastern and it wasn't a DC-9. The flight did however make a stop at Washington National. Please, guess again!

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.

Hmmm, funny itinerary, possibly a Laker DC-10, stopping at Manchester, Prestwick and Toronto. Laker in their last gasp (1982) had a First Class.

I had to chuckle at this one, for apologies are in order. I meant Birmingham, Alabama. Sorry about that one, WHBM. The question has been amended accordingly.
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70- three stops between BHM and ORD? how about a Delta DC-9-30 via Atlanta (ATL), Lexington (LEX), and Cincinnati (CVG)
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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.

Three stops between BHM and ORD? how about a Delta DC-9-30 via Atlanta (ATL), Lexington (LEX), and Cincinnati (CVG)

Sounds imminently reasonable, J, but NO! It wasn't Delta. Nor was it a DC-9-30 and neither of the cities you've mentioned were in the routing. Please, guess again!
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My goodness! You guys are rolling through these questions like a tyrannosaurus Rex through a pack of capybaras. Great job so far

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.

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.

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, Alabama and Chicago, Illinois. 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.

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) José 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, José! What airline and aircraft will José 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?
A N S W E R E D

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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Old Aug 26, 19, 2:00 pm
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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.

I'll guess that Eastern had stitched some sectors together, maybe a DC-9 running Charleston-Atlanta-Washington DC-Providence.

An excellent first guess, Mr. M, but no - it wasn't Eastern and it wasn't a DC-9. The flight did however make a stop at Washington National. Please, guess again!
OK, US Air BAC One-Eleven operating Charleston-Norfolk-Washington-Providence.
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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.

first try...

Tower Air, JFK - TLV with a technical stop in BRU
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Old Aug 27, 19, 12:43 am
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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.
NOTE: It was not Eastern and the aircraft was not a DC-9 but the flight did route through DCA

OK, US Air BAC One-Eleven operating Charleston-Norfolk-Washington-Providence.

An excellent second guess, WHBM, but no - we're looking for a different airline than US Air operating a different twinjet. As an additional hint, Washington National was the first stop as in CHS - DCA - ____ - PVD. Please, guess again!
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Old Aug 27, 19, 12:48 am
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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.

First try... Tower Air, JFK - TLV with a technical stop in BRU

The OAG referenced for this question was the North American edition, so we're looking for something closer to home. Who knows - you may be right with your guess per international schedules but as I've no International OAG from 1983, I have no way of verifying. Please, do try again with a North American city pair and airline.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 12:52 am
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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.
NOTE: It was not Eastern and the aircraft was not a DC-9 but the flight did route through DCA


OK, US Air BAC One-Eleven operating Charleston-Norfolk-Washington-Providence.

An excellent second guess, WHBM, but no - we're looking for a different airline than US Air operating a different twinjet. As an additional hint, Washington National was the first stop as in CHS - DCA - ____ - PVD. Please, guess again!
Piedmont 737 Charleston-Washington DCA-Hartford-Providence
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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.
NOTE: It was not Eastern and the aircraft was not a DC-9 but the flight did route through DCA


OK, US Air BAC One-Eleven operating Charleston-Norfolk-Washington-Providence.

An excellent second guess, WHBM, but no - we're looking for a different airline than US Air operating a different twinjet. As an additional hint, Washington National was the first stop as in CHS - DCA - ____ - PVD. Please, guess again!

I'll get there in the end ... Piedmont 737 Charleston-Washington DCA-Hartford-Providence

Piedmont and the 737 are such imminently logical choices for this answer that it almost pains me to have to say no, we're still looking for that elusive airline, one that operated a twinjet built not by McDonnell-Douglas, BAC or Boeing but rather by ____________. As to the routing (CHS - DCA - ____ - PVD), it was not Hartford.

There are not a lot of options left for either aircraft type or the missing airport in this routing. I sense you'll be getting to the end of this one very soon indeed...
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Old Aug 27, 19, 1:36 am
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OK, let's try …

Altair, Fokker F.28, Charleston-Washington DCA-Philadelphia-Providence.

Because I doubt it was a Caravelle …
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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.

OK, let's try … Altair, Fokker F.28, Charleston-Washington DCA-Philadelphia-Providence.

You Da Man, Mr. M!! Here's the schedule:

Altair AK 360 Charleston (CHS) 745a-900a Washington (DCA) 925a-1000a Philadephia (PHL) 1040a-1135a Providence (PVD) Fokker F28 X7
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