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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jan 16, 20, 12:09 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 or CPR.

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. Western operating a B727-200 departing from IAH. This flight stopped in SLC.....but it did not stop at SAT.

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. ANSWERED - Air France operating a B727-200 PAP - SJU - PTP - FDF - CCS

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. If you wanted to depart from Palm Springs on board a DC9-10 in 1987, 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.
ANSWERED - Continental to DEN

The next three quiz items 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. ANSWERED - American operating B727-200 service YYZ - BNA -IAH

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. ANSWERED - Northwest operating a 747 via MSP

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 operating a B737-300. The first stop was PHX and the flight arrived into LGA. Still looking for the second stop..... which wasn't OMA, MCI, BWI, CMH, LAS or DEN.

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.
It wasn't Southwest, the equipment wasn't a B737-500 and stops were not made at BNA, HOU or PHX. This flight departed from ORD.

The next quiz item has 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? ANSWERED - Atlantic Island Airways operating the Fokker F.28 Fellowship

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 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.
And we continue to make good progress.....

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Old Jan 16, 20, 12:30 pm
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46. UA via ORD

48. NW via MSP, with a brand-new A320-200
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Old Jan 16, 20, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
46. UA via ORD

48. NW via MSP, with a brand-new A320-200
46. Nope, it wasn't United and the flights did not stop at Chicago O'Hare.

48. Northwest via Miinnepolis/St. Paul is correct.....but not with an A320. In fact, the equipment in question was an older aircraft.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
42. (1983) 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.
42- this sounds a lot like the old Air France island-hopper ... by this time, of course, the Caravelles were long gone, having been replaced by 737-200s (we have had a few questions about both over the years); however I remember AF 727-200s on the delivery ramp at BFI during my flight test days, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if a few of them were plying the Caribbean routes

I’d guess San Juan (SJU) was the first stop, followed by the capital cities of the former French territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique, being Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP) and Fort de France (FDF) respectively
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Old Jan 16, 20, 2:41 pm
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48. Not a 320 and not a 72S so probably a DC-9 (won't even guess at the variant)
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Old Jan 16, 20, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
followed by the capital cities of the former French territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique
Both were and still are very French. Both being overseas departments. Something that St Pierre and Miquelon oddly aren't.

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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
42- this sounds a lot like the old Air France island-hopper ... by this time, of course, the Caravelles were long gone, having been replaced by 737-200s (we have had a few questions about both over the years); however I remember AF 727-200s on the delivery ramp at BFI during my flight test days, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if a few of them were plying the Caribbean routes

I’d guess San Juan (SJU) was the first stop, followed by the capital cities of the former French territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique, being Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP) and Fort de France (FDF) respectively
42. Correct! I do not have the complete schedule but do know that AF 357 departed Port-au-Prince every Sunday at 1:10 pm and then arrived into Caracas at 8:35 pm following stops in San Juan, Pointe-a-Pitre and Fort de France. Air France operated this flight with a B727-200 and was also operating 747 service at this time once a week nonstop from both PTP and FDF to CCS (with the latter service being flown with a combi aircraft) with these 747 flights originating at Paris Charles de Gaulle.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
48. Not a 320 and not a 72S so probably a DC-9 (won't even guess at the variant)
48. No need to specify a DC-9 variant here as the equipment we are looking for wasn't made by McDonnell Douglas. Please guess again, sir!
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Both were and still are very French. Both being overseas departments. Something that St Pierre and Miquelon oddly aren't.
Indeed, and nonstop flights operated between Paris and both Fort de France and Pointe-a-Pitre are considered to be domestic services.
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48- I believe that MSP<->PHX was the first route where NW introduced the 747-400, and 1989 certainly seems about right for that ...
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
48- I believe that MSP<->PHX was the first route where NW introduced the 747-400, and 1989 certainly seems about right for that ...
48. Ah, it wasn't a B747-400....it was an earlier model 747 (which I'll guess was actually a B747-200). Here's the sched....

NW 101: Detroit (DTW) 7:20a - 8:16a Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) 9:20a - 11:40a Phoenix (PHX)
Freq: Daily
Service classes: F/Y
Meal services: Breakfast in F, Snack in Y DTW-MSP, Breakfast MSP-PHX
Equip: 747

Besides the above flight, Northwest was at this same time operating daily 747 domestic service MSP-LAX, MSP-ORD, MSP-SEA, LAX-HNL and SEA-HNL. And NW was also operating B747-400 service on just one domestic route at this time: DTW-MSP which was flown five days a week with a 744 with an earlier model 747 then being used on the same schedule the other two days of the week.

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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

US Air, YYZ-PIT-IAH, 727-200
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Old Jan 17, 20, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Both were and still are very French. Both being overseas departments. Something that St Pierre and Miquelon oddly aren't.
Just like the various UK overseas territories, where each one seems to have a different legal basis and various combinations of how much they are integrated, or not, with back "at base". The Channel islands of Jersey and Guernsey, for example, do not have any immigration control coming to the UK mainland, but do have customs, as their taxation etc system is different, which leads to many UK airports having some special passageway to allow passengers to skip the first but have to pass through the second, explaining the "Channel Islands Arrivals" notices you see. These have become a right nuisance with the further recent change in airport arrangements to prevent arriving international and departing passengers coming into contact with one another, which has led to several convoluted paths through the terminal, up and down stairs (which all require associated elevators nowadays) to go over and under one another.
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The Channel islands of Jersey and Guernsey, for example, do not have any immigration control coming to the UK mainland, but do have customs, as their taxation etc system is different, which leads to many UK airports having some special passageway to allow passengers to skip the first but have to pass through the second, explaining the "Channel Islands Arrivals" notices you see. These have become a right nuisance with the further recent change in airport arrangements to prevent arriving international and departing passengers coming into contact with one another, which has led to several convoluted paths through the terminal, up and down stairs (which all require associated elevators nowadays) to go over and under one another.
Only idle curiosity on my part, but how does it work for the Isle of Man?
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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

US Air, YYZ-PIT-IAH, 727-200
46. Nope, it wasn't USAir and these flights did not route via Pittsburgh.
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