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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Sep 30, 19, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Um … we were actually looking for the largest ...
Oops......and thus a wild guess: Air France with an A319.
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Old Sep 30, 19, 11:51 am
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What's large about an A319 ? . A LOT bigger. And going a lot further.
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Old Sep 30, 19, 12:02 pm
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26. You've successfully concluded your business in Oklahoma City and have now been invited to join friends for dinner at Muriel's Restaurant on Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Ah, here's a convenient direct flight from OKC to MSY which makes one stop en route. Name the air carrier, the stop and the equipment. It wasn't Southwest, Braniff or Continental and the stop was not made at DAL or DFW. Aircraft was a 727 and first class was available on this flight. Here's a hint: the stop was made at Houston Intercontinental (IAH).

Hmm... Well then, since Houston (IAH) and New Orleans were Pan Am country in 1982, ah'mon guess dat we be talkin' Pan Am enjoying the fruits of a little post deregulation expansion up to OKC, home of the first parking meters in America. As you've indicated, the aircraft was a 727 - perhaps a 100 variant.
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Old Sep 30, 19, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
What's large about an A319 ? . A LOT bigger. And going a lot further.
Hmmmmm.....we just might be talking transatlantic here, I'm thinking....

So yet another wild guess: Wardair operating a Boeing 747-100 to Toronto (YYZ).
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Old Sep 30, 19, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
26. You've successfully concluded your business in Oklahoma City and have now been invited to join friends for dinner at Muriel's Restaurant on Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Ah, here's a convenient direct flight from OKC to MSY which makes one stop en route. Name the air carrier, the stop and the equipment. It wasn't Southwest, Braniff or Continental and the stop was not made at DAL or DFW. Aircraft was a 727 and first class was available on this flight. Here's a hint: the stop was made at Houston Intercontinental (IAH).

Hmm... Well then, since Houston (IAH) and New Orleans were Pan Am country in 1982, ah'mon guess dat we be talkin' Pan Am enjoying the fruits of a little post deregulation expansion up to OKC, home of the first parking meters in America. As you've indicated, the aircraft was a 727 - perhaps a 100 variant.
26. Correct! Pan Am 992 operated with a 727 departed Oklahoma City (OKC) daily at 11:40 am and arrived into New Orleans (MSY) at 2:47 pm after spending just under an hour on the ground at IAH.
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Old Sep 30, 19, 2:05 pm
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Hmmmmm.....we just might be talking transatlantic here, I'm thinking....

So yet another wild guess: Wardair operating a Boeing 747-100 to Toronto (YYZ).
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Old Oct 1, 19, 9:08 am
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Continuing on.....

14. Man, it sure is cold in New York City in early 1976! So how about yet another sail trip at a much warmer location, this time in the Caribbean? Your old sailing buddy has his catamaran moored near old San Juan so all you have to do is get down there. Now you could fly nonstop to SJU....but you've found an interesting flight which operates daily and makes four stops en route. So with this in mind, identify the airport you will depart from in the New York City area, the airline, all four stops in order and the equipment. Eastern operating a B727-100 departing from Newark (EWR). The first stop was Baltimore (BAL). The next three stops were all in the Caribbean.....but they were not made at ANU, BGI, STT, STX or SXM.....and now ANSWERED.
Last call for the above! I'll provide the answer tomorrow should there be no takers.....

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Old Oct 1, 19, 9:12 am
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And once again continuing on....

24. This airline was only serving two destinations in Alaska in early 1982. Name the air carrier and both destinations. Western Airlines serving ANC and ___. And here's a hint: the other destination wasn't Juneau (JUN), Ketchikan (KTN), Sitka (SIT), Kodiak (ADQ), Valdez (VDZ) or Fairbanks (FAI).
And last call for this one as well with the answer being forthcoming tomorrow should no one respond....and now ANSWERED.

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Old Oct 1, 19, 9:15 am
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BONUS quiz item.....

42. In 1996, this airline was operating nonstop service between London City (LCY) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) with an aircraft type featuring an all business (C) class cabin with two round trip flights every weekday. Identify the air carrier and the equipment. ANSWERED

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Old Oct 1, 19, 9:26 am
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declaring an emergency

jlemon’s next post will be # 7700 for him ... as I suspect most of us probably know, that’s the ATC transponder (“squawk”) code that a pilot sets when declaring an inflight emergency

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Old Oct 1, 19, 3:28 pm
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42. At this same time in 1996, this airline was operating nonstop service between London City (LCY) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) with an aircraft type featuring an all business (C) class cabin with two round trip flights every weekday. Identify the air carrier and the equipment.
Hello from an extraordinarily wet UK and Ireland, having made the flight from one to the other during today, courtesy of course of a BA Embraer from LCY. There are some significant enhancement works going on at the latter, some gates have been lost, and aircraft all squeezed in away from the terminal and served by shuttle buses. For the first time ever at LCY, which is normally a taxy in/out place, we were actually manoeuvred out of a very tight parking spot by aircraft tug. Once we got going there were a lot of clouds to penetrate.

Back to 23 years ago, LCY to CDG twice a day - what about Air France, with an F.28.
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24. This airline was only serving two destinations in Alaska in early 1982. Name the air carrier and both destinations

Western Airlines, Anchorage and Juneau
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Old Oct 2, 19, 9:27 am
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Hello from an extraordinarily wet UK and Ireland, having made the flight from one to the other during today, courtesy of course of a BA Embraer from LCY. There are some significant enhancement works going on at the latter, some gates have been lost, and aircraft all squeezed in away from the terminal and served by shuttle buses. For the first time ever at LCY, which is normally a taxy in/out place, we were actually manoeuvred out of a very tight parking spot by aircraft tug. Once we got going there were a lot of clouds to penetrate.

Back to 23 years ago, LCY to CDG twice a day - what about Air France, with an F.28.
42. An excellent guess, sir! Air France was indeed operating flights between London City and Paris Charles de Gaulle back in the fall of 1996.....and these flights were actually operated by Air Inter Europe (IT) on a code sharing basis with five round trip BAe 146 flights on weekdays, some of which offered two class business and coach (C/Y) service with others offering an all-business class cabin.

So we are looking for an independent air carrier that was using its own two letter code on its all-business class service operated twice a day on weekdays in competition with Air France/Air Inter Europe between LCY and CDG at this time.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 9:31 am
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24. This airline was only serving two destinations in Alaska in early 1982. Name the air carrier and both destinations

Western Airlines, Anchorage and Juneau
24. Western Airlines: Yep! Anchorage (ANC): Yep! Juneau (JNU): Nope! And we await the tap in......
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Old Oct 2, 19, 9:49 am
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Continuing on.....

14. Man, it sure is cold in New York City in early 1976! So how about yet another sail trip at a much warmer location, this time in the Caribbean? Your old sailing buddy has his catamaran moored near old San Juan so all you have to do is get down there. Now you could fly nonstop to SJU....but you've found an interesting flight which operates daily and makes four stops en route. So with this in mind, identify the airport you will depart from in the New York City area, the airline, all four stops in order and the equipment. Eastern operating a B727-100 departing from Newark (EWR). The first stop was Baltimore (BAL). The next three stops were all in the Caribbean.....but they were not made at ANU, BGI, STT, STX or SXM.
14. I'll go ahead and provide the answer for this one....and I'm a bit surprised that no one thought to mention a couple of stops in Jamaica although the fourth stop was a bit of a surprise as it really wasn't a major vacation destination at that time (and I believe still isn't). Here's the sched....

EA 995: New York Newark (EWR) 8:00a - 8:46a Baltimore (BAL) 9:20a - 12:29p Montego Bay (MBJ) 12:58p - 1:25p Kingston (KIN) 1:54p - 2:45p Port au Prince (PAP) 3:14p - 5:21p San Juan (SJU)
Op: Daily
Service classes: F/Y
Meal services: Breakfast BAL-MBJ, Snack KIN-PAP, Snack PAP-SJU
Equip: B727-100
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