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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Sep 15, 19, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
I was thinking it could be KLM City Hopper.
31. No, it wasn't KLM City Hopper (KL*) although City Hopper was operating nonstop Fokker F50 service between London Heathrow and Eindhoven at this time.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by KT550 View Post
I saw Norwich then NCL (Newcastle) in the question but I'll try Air UK using a Fokker 100 anyway.
35. My apologies! I meant Newcastle (NCL) and thus not Norwich and have now corrected my error. And no, the airline in question wasn't Air UK and the aircraft wasn't a Fokker 100. Please guess again, sir!
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Old Sep 15, 19, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Well the only other one I can think of at the time would have been Western, who (briefly) ran DC-10s from both Denver and Anchorage into London Gatwick. It didn't last too long. If I'm not mistaken both routes were through routed on to Honolulu, and marketed in the UK as such.

I wonder though where on earth they would have found a limo company with multiple Rolls-Royces in Anchorage.


18. No, it wasn't Western. And if you'll re-read the quote in this quiz item, you'll see the chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce service was only offered for Upper Class passengers at London Gatwick.

And I have now revisited my source material concerning this quiz item and have discovered the new scheduled service into London Gatwick featuring Upper Class was actually initiated in 1981 and not 1980. My apologies! The air carrier in question was serving London Gatwick in 1980 but only on a charter basis.

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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:01 pm
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Timeline: 1986 - 1990 - Nov/Dec

Flight direct: YUL - PIT
Time of day: 17:00 - 20:00

Hint: 2/4/2 seating
I was the only PAX on that flight!!

Bonus Question:
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We were last into PIT and Airport was shut for 2 days due to blizzard
Missed my connect that night PIT - CRW

What was the date?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:09 pm
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23- a 737-200 operating PHX-XXX-SEA ... how about Frontier via their Denver (DEN) hub
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by curiouspax View Post
Timeline: 1986 - 1990 - Nov/Dec

Flight direct: YUL - PIT
Time of day: 17:00 - 20:00

Hint: 2/4/2 seating
I was the only PAX on that flight!!

Bonus Question:
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We were last into PIT and Airport was shut for 2 days due to blizzard
Missed my connect that night PIT - CRW

What was the date?
2/4/2 in coach would suggest an A300 or A310 - perhaps the latter on Air Transat (a continuation of a flight from Europe)? Since you said ďdirectĒ (not non-stop) and itís 3 hours, Iím going to suggest a stop en route at YYZ.

For the blizzard question, I assume the 1986-1990 timeline applies? The only winter storm I can think of back then (Iím from the south, where we donít get many) was March of 1993. We were flying to Toronto on 3/13, and ATL was closed due to the snow and ice but CVG had already recovered and reopened, so we got rerouted through there.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by curiouspax
Timeline: 1986 - 1990 - Nov/Dec

Flight direct: YUL - PIT
Time of day: 17:00 - 20:00

Hint: 2/4/2 seating
I was the only PAX on that flight!!
Eastern A300, operating Montreal-Toronto-Pittsburgh (and probably on to Miami - though not on this night) ?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:51 pm
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31. If you wanted to fly from London City Airport (LCY) nonstop to Eindhoven (EIN) in The Netherlands at this time, what airline would you call and what type of aircraft would you be flying on?.
Could this be the Flexair Dornier 228 ?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
23- a 737-200 operating PHX-XXX-SEA ... how about Frontier via their Denver (DEN) hub
23. Well, I thought you might get around to mentioning good old Frontier....but no, it wasn't FL and the flight did not stop at DEN.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Could this be the Flexair Dornier 228 ?
31. Ah, we've already established that the air carrier in question was operating a Fokker F50.....and no, it was not Flexair.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:01 pm
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31. If you wanted to fly from London City Airport (LCY) nonstop to Eindhoven (EIN) in The Netherlands at this time, what airline would you call and what type of aircraft would you be flying on?

CityJet, F50
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Old Sep 16, 19, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
35. My apologies! I meant Newcastle (NCL) and thus not Norwich and have now corrected my error. And no, the airline in question wasn't Air UK and the aircraft wasn't a Fokker 100. Please guess again, sir!
SAS Fokker 50
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Old Sep 16, 19, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Eastern A300, operating Montreal-Toronto-Pittsburgh (and probably on to Miami - though not on this night) ?
Oh, I forgot Eastern had A300s - that seems like a more likely answer.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
31. If you wanted to fly from London City Airport (LCY) nonstop to Eindhoven (EIN) in The Netherlands at this time, what airline would you call and what type of aircraft would you be flying on?

CityJet, F50
31. Nope, it wasn't CityJet....
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Old Sep 16, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by KT550 View Post
SAS Fokker 50
35. No, it wasn't SAS. And remember, we are looking for jet equipment here. Here's a hint: the aircraft in question was a mainline jet aircraft type.
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