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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
The next nine quiz items all have a time line of 1989.......

51. If you wanted to fly into Chicago O'Hare on board a Boeing 707 at this time, what airline would you call?

This is a trip that I will be running from terminal to terminal. Terminal 1 (United) was fairly new by 1989. I'll skip that. I am running to the parking garage, which is Terminal 4.....

Avianca Colombia.
51. Ah, it wasn't Avianca Colombia.....
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
53- United to Newark on a 737-300, via DEN and CLE
53. Yep, the equipment was a B737-300....but nope, it wasn't United, the flight did not stop at Denver or Cleveland nor did it arrive into Newark. Please guess again!
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Old Jan 13, 20, 4:06 pm
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53- well, the destination is now evident -- LaGuardia (LGA); as for a 733 operator there, I'll confidently say Delta and America West are both out, which leaves Continental and USAir ... we know DEN wasn't on the routing, and I don't recall CO doing BUR-Houston (IAH), so it looks to be US ... which says the second stop was almost certainly their Pittsburgh (PIT) hub ... I can't recall US doing tags on their almost-TCONs, but maybe this was an oddity ... first stop San Francisco (SFO)
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Old Jan 13, 20, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
Hmmmmm......winds now gusting in excess of 60 knots here at the house in LFT.....and just in time, thank goodness, I secured everything that might possibly get airborne or ripped off the exterior of our home or blown over.....

Looks to be an interesting night here, weather-wise.......
Well, we are in the middle of similar right now, but to us it's just a regular winter storm. 80mph. We get several of these per year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51090037

London City this evening has inevitably been more than a bit dislocated. String of missed approaches, some managed it on the second shot, some diverted after that. Luxair came all the way from Luxembourg, tremendous rock-and-roll down the approach, got within a few hundred feet of the runway (though doubtless misaligned for it), missed approach, held in the storm, and then diverted - all the way back to Luxembourg ! Infuriating.

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Old Jan 13, 20, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
51. Ah, it wasn't Avianca Colombia.....
51 - as per Wikipedia 1989 was the last year LY was operating the B707 flights.

I will go with LY, if memory serves they were operating into ORD with an intermediate/change of gauge stop at JFK.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 6:05 pm
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a time line of 1989.......

51. If you wanted to fly into Chicago O'Hare on board a Boeing 707 at this time, what airline would you call?
I don't think it will be anything transatlantic, and not US. I'd look at South America.

What about Ecuatoriana ?
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
53- well, the destination is now evident -- LaGuardia (LGA); as for a 733 operator there, I'll confidently say Delta and America West are both out, which leaves Continental and USAir ... we know DEN wasn't on the routing, and I don't recall CO doing BUR-Houston (IAH), so it looks to be US ... which says the second stop was almost certainly their Pittsburgh (PIT) hub ... I can't recall US doing tags on their almost-TCONs, but maybe this was an oddity ... first stop San Francisco (SFO)
53. Yes indeed, the flight terminated at LGA. However, the airline in question wasn't USAir and stops were not made at SFO or PIT.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Well, we are in the middle of similar right now, but to us it's just a regular winter storm. 80mph. We get several of these per year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51090037
Outside of the tropical weather systems that affect our part of the world primarily during the summer and fall, the low pressure system that ferociously moved into our area early last Saturday morning produced one of the strongest thunderstorm squall lines we've experienced in awhile. Our regional National Weather Service has now released their damage survey for the storm and we experienced a tornado in a nearby community that resulted in several folks being injured as high winds rolled over several mobile homes. Here in Lafayette, we had storm gusts of 75 to 100 mph resulting in power outages, trees blown down and scattered roof damage. Rather unusual weather in January for us. And we normally do not see strong tornadoes in southern Louisiana which a meteorologist friend explains is due to a moderating effect the nearby Gulf of Mexico has on our local atmosphere.

Meantime, the strong cold front which produced our severe weather this past weekend became stationary over the Gulf and then moved back north as warm front yesterday producing dense sea fog in the LFT area thus disrupting air travel at our nearby airport. WX is improving now with temps currently in the mid 70s F and partly to mostly cloudy skies.....so hopefully the rye grass seed I spread this past Sunday in the bare patches of our yard will have no difficulty sprouting before the next cold front arrives this weekend.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by TPJ View Post
51 - as per Wikipedia 1989 was the last year LY was operating the B707 flights.

I will go with LY, if memory serves they were operating into ORD with an intermediate/change of gauge stop at JFK.
51. A great guess! However, it wasn't El Al.....but the flight in question did stop at a U.S. city before arriving into ORD, although the stop wasn't made at JFK.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
I don't think it will be anything transatlantic, and not US. I'd look at South America.

What about Ecuatoriana ?
51. Ecuatoriana de Aviacion is correct! Here's the sched.....

EU 090: Quito (UIO) 11:00am - 11:35a (est.) Guayaquil (GYE) 12:45p - 4:45p Miami (MIA) 5:30p (est.) - 7:30p Chicago (ORD)
Freq: Tuesdays and Thursdays only
Service classes: F/Y
Equip: 707
Note: No local traffic MIA-ORD

BTW, the last time I attempted to fly into Quito was on board Continental from Houston. We never got there that evening due to weather at UIO and instead diverted to Guayaquil where we spent the night. We then flew from GYE to UIO the next morning.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 12:20 pm
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Please limit your response to no more than two questions per day so that all may participate. And as always, we are looking for complete answers here. Thanks!

37. It's 1977 and you are in Winnipeg. You need to travel to Phoenix and are surprised to find there's a direct flight from YWG to PHX. Of course, it makes five stops en route but so much the better! Identify the airline, all five stops in order and the equipment. Frontier operating a B737-200. The first stop was MOT and the second stop was BIS. This flight also stopped at DEN and ABQ.....but it did not stop at RAP.

38. Now it's 1979 and you are in Kansas City. A breakfast meeting has been requested in Mobile down on the Gulf coast. You find there's a direct flight which makes two stops en route that will arrive the night before. Name the air carrier, both stops and the aircraft type. ANSWERED - Texas International operating a DC9 MCI - DFW - MSY - MOB

39. Ah, you still love a good multi-stop flight....and you've found an interesting one. Your location is Oklahoma City in 1982 and you're off to New York City. Your flight will make three stops en route. Identify the airline, all three stops, the equipment and the airport you will arrive into in the New York City area.

The next two quiz items both have a time line of 1983.....

41. You're now back in Houston and it's still unbelievably hot and humid. So how about a getaway with friends featuring a backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe? Perfect! Now all you have to do is get there. Of course, there are no direct flights from either Houston airport to Lake Tahoe (TVL).....but you have found a direct flight to Reno which fits your schedule and makes two stops en route. Identify the airport you will depart from in Houston, the airline, both stops and the equipment.

42. You are in Port-au-Prince and need to travel to Caracas for a meeting that will be held on Monday morning. Ah, here's a direct flight which only operates once a week on Sundays from PAP to CCS. You'll make three stops en route. Name the air carrier, all three stops and the aircraft.

43. Now it's 1986 and you are in Madison, Wisconsin. Your old sailing buddy has his catamaran moored near La Jolla and needs your help to sail up to Santa Barbara. So that means flying to San Diego. You've found a daily direct flight with an excellent schedule departing MSN in the mid morning hours which will get you into SAN by mid afternoon with this service making two stops en route. Identify the airline, both stops and the equipment.

45. In 1987, if you wanted to depart from Palm Springs on board a DC9-10, what airline would you call and where would you fly to nonstop? And there was only one nonstop destination served by the airline in question from PSP at this time.
It wasn't Sunworld or Republic and the destination wasn't LAS or PHX

The next seven quiz items all have a time line of 1989.......

46. This airline was operating three daily direct one stop flights from Toronto to Houston at this time. All three flights stopped at the same city with the same aircraft type being operated on every one of these flights. Identify the air carrier, the stop, the equipment and the airport in Houston these flights arrived into. It wasn't Air Canada or Continental and the stop wasn't DFW or CLE. These flights served IAH and the aircraft type was a B727-200.

47. If you wanted to fly nonstop from Hamilton, Ontario in Canada to a destination in Florida at this time, you could do so but only twice a week. What airline would you call, what would be your destination in Florida and what type of aircraft would you be flying on? ANSWERED - Air Canada operating a DC9-30.

48. You are in Detroit and are heading back to Phoenix. Your flight will make one stop en route. Name the airline, the stop and the equipment. It wasn't American, United or TWA, the aircraft wasn't a DC-10, B727-200 or B737-300, and the stop was not made at DFW, DEN or STL

49. You are in Greenwich in England and need to travel to Atlanta. The closest airport to your location is London City and just for fun, wouldn't it be nice to catch a flight from LCY rather than from Heathrow or Gatwick? A connection will be required, of course....and so, you will fly from London City nonstop to your connecting city where your connection time will be just under one hour. Plus, your flight from LCY will be operated by an air carrier flying feeder service in association with the airline that will be taking you to Atlanta, although the flight to ATL will make one intermediate stop en route. So with all this in mind, identify the air carrier you will be flying with from LCY as well as the aircraft type, the connecting city, the second airline which will fly you to Atlanta, the stop made by this flight and the aircraft type. ANSWERED - London City Airways operating a Dash 7 LCY - BRU and Sabena operating a DC-10-30 combi BRU - BOS - ATL

52. Now you are in Milwaukee and need to travel to Los Angeles for a meeting the next morning. There's a flight departing MKE in the mid afternoon that will get you into LAX by early evening with one stop being made en route. Name the air carrier, the stop and the equipment. ANSWERED - Midway operating an MD-87 via MDW

53. Your meeting in L.A. has gone well and you've even had time to visit with family in Pasadena. But now it's time to get back to work and that means flying to New York City. You've found a convenient flight which departs from Burbank (BUR) and makes two stops en route. Identify the airline, both stops, the aircraft and the airport you will arrive into in the New York City area. It was America West. One of the stops was PHX, the flight arrived into LGA and the equipment was a B737-300. Still look for the other stop.....which wasn't LAS, BWI, DEN, CMH, MCI or OMA.

54. "From Mexico City to Mobile" sounds like a song that Jimmy Buffett might have written and performed.....and that precisely sums up your travel plans. Surprisingly, there is a direct flight from MEX to MOB which makes two stops en route. Name the air carrier, both stops and the equipment. ANSWERED - American operating a B727-200 MEX - DFW - JAN - MOB

55. You're in Chicago in 1991 and it's time to head back to Los Angeles. Now you could catch a nonstop.....but where's the fun in that?! Especially when you've found an interesting direct flight which makes three stops en route and operates six days a week to LAX. Identify the airport you will depart from in Chicago, the airline, all three stops and the aircraft.

The next two quiz items both have a time line of 1995.....

56. If you wanted to fly into Summerside (YSU) on Prince Edward Island on board a jet at this time, what airline would you call and what type of aircraft would you travel on?

57. Now you're in Tampa. Old friends have called from Steamboat Springs and the message is: "Come on up and go skiing with us! Conditions are excellent!" Well, how can you say no.....and to make things even easier, there's a direct daily one stop flight from Tampa to the Yampa Valley Airport (HDN) in Hayden near Steamboat! Wow! Name the air carrier, the stop and the equipment. ANSWERED - Northwest operating a 727-200 via MSP

The next two quiz items both have a time line of 1996.....

58. Time to head back to Los Angeles one more time....and you are in Colorado Springs. Of course, you're in no hurry....and you've found a direct flight which operates six days a week that makes three stops en route. Identify the airline, all three stops and the aircraft.

59. "Hey man, I'm in Bermuda and we are going to sail the cat to Barbados! Come on over, amigo!" Well, here you go again....and your present location is Chicago. Quick research reveals a direct one stop flight to BDA which operates three days a week that fits your schedule, so off you go! Name the airport you will depart from in Chicago, the air carrier, the stop and the equipment.
Moving along rather smartly here.....

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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:11 pm
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53- well, maybe I wasn't entirely wrong about CO ... how about a tag from BUR to Ontario (ONT), and thence IAH
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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:43 pm
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53- well, maybe I wasn't entirely wrong about CO ... how about a tag from BUR to Ontario (ONT), and thence IAH
53. The process of elimination continues! And nope, it wasn't Continental nor were stops made at Ontario or Houston Intercontinental.
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Fun and games continue this evening at LCY, when the storm is if anything worse. Here's another sightseeing trip, this time a KLM E190 from Amsterdam; missed approach … and back.

METARUTC DATE/TIME

EGLC 141950Z AUTO 21022G35KT 180V240 6000 -RA BKN014 BKN019 OVC027 13/11 Q09952020-01-14 19:50:00

Meanwhile when driving home this evening, right when stopped at a red light in Parliament Square, facing Big Ben, there is a big Bang-Ker-Boing !!! from the car roof, and a piece of tree branch continues its horizontal passage. Fortunately Mr Jaguar uses pretty heavy gauge steel.

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Old Jan 14, 20, 2:42 pm
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Wild shot at 53. America West via LAS and PHX
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