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Old May 7, 2020, 4:33 pm
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20. (1989) You need to fly from Newport News, VA to Orlando, FL next Wednesday. Flying anywhere out of PHF generally means a connection, so when your company’s travel office informs you that there’s now a nonstop flight departing Newport News’ Patrick Henry Field that’ll get you into Orlando in the early afternoon, you couldn’t be happier. Book it, please. Identify the airline and aircraft operating this flight.
It's not BN with a BAC-111, nor is it Carnival with a 727. The airline we're looking for operated just a single jet aircraft type not built by Boeing. The PHF-MCO route was an outlier route for them. It operated 2 days a week. This airline was better known for its operations in Texas.
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20. (1989) You need to fly from Newport News, VA to Orlando, FL next Wednesday. Flying anywhere out of PHF generally means a connection, so when your company’s travel office informs you that there’s now a nonstop flight departing Newport News’ Patrick Henry Field that’ll get you into Orlando in the early afternoon, you couldn’t be happier. Book it, please. Identify the airline and aircraft operating this flight.
It's not BN with a BAC-111, nor is it Carnival with a 727. The airline we're looking for operated just a single jet aircraft type not built by Boeing. The PHF-MCO route was an outlier route for them. It operated 2 days a week. This airline was better known for its operations in Texas.


I'd better answer this one. The airline is Emerald Air, headquartered out of Austin, Texas. Like I said,this PHF-MCO run was an outlier for them with no connecting operations from Texas to either PHF or MCO. A bit of research on the internet was unable to easily turn up any information on whether Emerald Air (OD) was operating these flights on behalf of another airline or business. The flights were listed in the OAG as scheduled flights though with no restrictions. Anyway, here's the schedule:

Emerald Airlines OD 153 Newport News (PHF) 1215p-205p Orlando (MCO) DC-9-10 We Sa
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Here's another batch of questions to provide a bit of diversion while you're sheltering in place. As always, 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. Ready? Set? Go!

31. (1979) From Miami you’ve made your way down to Buenos Aires, Argentina via transport not germane to these questions. After three days at the wonderful Llao Llao Hotel on Argentina’s beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, you receive a cable indicating your presence is required ASAP in Hong Kong. Sigh… duty calls. You imagine multiple flights connecting through Europe or Los Angeles but are pleasantly surprised to discover a once weekly three stop direct flight departing Buenos Aires tomorrow (Saturday) evening that’ll put you into Hong Kong Monday evening. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline, the three enroute stops and the aircraft type.
A N S W E R E D

32. (1989) Your family loves to ski. Unfortunately quality ski opportunities are difficult to come by in Minnesota so this year you’ve headed off to Killington, Vermont. Unfortunately, getting back home to the Twin Cities will not be as easy as it was getting to Vermont. Your flight from Burlington to Minneapolis makes 2 enroute stops. At least a snack is served along the way. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the two enroute stops.

33. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what is the only state in the U.S. with no jet service?
This question is incorrectly dated. By 1970 all states had jet service.

34. (1995) You’ve always had family on both coasts. You live on Long Island while your wife’s family is from Sacramento, CA. Back in the “Good old days” United used to run a one-stop DC-8 routing JFK-SLC-SMF. That flight lasted through most of the 1970s and then pffft! It disappeared leaving your only options a connection through one or more cities along the way. Well, happy days are here again with the arrival of a new one-stop direct flight that departs early each morning from nearby LaGuardia airport. Sadly it’s the only direct flight from any NY airport to SMF, but hey! That beats nothin’ and is worth getting up early for. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the enroute stop.

35. (1988) Once upon a time, there were lots of relatively short 747 flights within the continental United States. We’re talking segments under 1000 miles in length. Anyway, that was then. These days I’ve found just three segments under 1000 miles being flown by 747s in the continental U.S. For this question, we’re looking to identify just the shortest segment and the airline that flies it.

36. (1979) It’s been a great weekend in Las Vegas but now duty calls in Baltimore. You’ve got a late afternoon appointment in Glen Burnie and it just so happens that there’s a one-stop redeye that’ll get you into Baltimore mid-morning. Your ability to sleep on airplanes is legendary, so this flight will be perfect! Identify the airline, aircraft and the stop.

37. (1979) After having traveled from Baltimore to Pittsburgh by train, you join an old friend from Carnegie Mellon University to watch the Steelers take on their arch rivals, the Cleveland Browns. The next day is a travel day requiring you to head across country to Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, US Air is still a couple years away from offering nonstop flights in this market, but thankfully there is a single daily one-stop direct flight. Better yet, it’s a morning departure and it’s got a First Class seat available. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the enroute stop.

38. (1998) You’re seated aboard the only flight between New York and Las Vegas that markets a Business Class or “C” class seat. Well what the heck – it’s cheaper than everyone else’s First Class so you’ve decided to splurge! Identify the airline and aircraft you’re flying aboard.

39. (1979) Between San Juan, PR and Miami, almost all of the mostly daily flights are operated with wide-bodied equipment. Only one airline serves this route exclusively with narrow-bodied equipment (2 daily flights). Identify that airline as well as the aircraft type it utilizes.

40. (1988) From your home outside St. Louis, MO you need to fly back to Long Island for your 10th high school reunion at Connetquot High School. These days there’s a lot more service into nearby Long Island MacArthur Airport than there used to be, though you’re disappointed to find none from hometown airline TWA. Thankfully, the STL-ISP route is served by a single daily two-stop flight, so you quickly book a seat before pondering which clothes will make you look thinnest at the reunion. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops in order.

41. (1979) After a week of studying archaeological artifacts recently discovered in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, it’s time to return home to your work in the Department of Anthropology at the Universit de Montral. Iberia offers a nonstop flight but it’s sold out all week. Thankfully your Qubcois tinged Spanish is good enough to have netted you a newly expired OAG from the travel agency located downstairs in your hotel lobby. A thorough perusal of its pages allows you to cobble together an exciting three flight routing up to Montreal involving three different airlines operating three different aircraft types, each built by a different manufacturer. Each of the airlines is also its country’s main flag carrier. As an added bonus, you can complete the entire trip in a single day. Identify the three airlines, the aircraft type each flies and the routing of this trip. Buena suerte!

42. (1985) It’s not often you have cause to travel from your home outside Great Falls, MT to Fargo, ND. The reason for this trip is a nicely priced hay baler that you read about from an ad in Modern Farmer magazine. Given its condition of the baler and price, it’s worth making the trip to Fargo to check it out. Flying to most anywhere from GTF usually involves a connection or two, so you’re thrilled to discover that you’ll be able to fly to Fargo without any potentially troublesome connections thanks to a single daily 3 stop direct flight departing Great Falls each morning at 7:45am. You’ll even be served a couple of snacks enroute. Identify the airline, the three enroute stops in order and the aircraft type operating this service.

43. (1989) It used to bethat the only airline offering flights between Albuquerque and Tucson was Frontier. You still have fond memories of dressing up to fly to Tucson aboard a new 727 Arrow Jet back in 1967. These days Frontier has passed into history and the ABQ-TUS market is now served by two airlines, each offering two daily nonstop flights. Identify those airlines and the aircraft each operates on its flights.

44. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was the longest Convair 880 flight in North America?

45. (1995) Duty calls in the form of a sales call next week out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From your home office in New Orleans, you figure you’ll probably have to connect in Houston or Dallas but are pleased to find a one stop direct flight that departs New Orleans each morning and arrives in Albuquerque with plenty of time left in the day to complete your business. You ask your secretary to book you a seat and then return your attention to the Metairie project.
It's not Southwest

46. (1985) You’ve been invited to join friends for a party at their condo near Mt. Lemmon, the southernmost ski destination in the continental United States. Last year you went on a ski trip to Aspen but your skis stayed behind in Denver and didn’t arrive until the day after you’d departed Aspen. Once you’ve located the closest airport to Mt. Lemmon you’re understandably thankful to discover a single daily direct flight departing Spokane’s Geiger Field every afternoon. It makes three stops along the way, but hey – no connections! By now you know the drill – airline, aircraft and stops. In order, please.

47. (1988) It had been a nice ride thus far – as buses go. You’d boarded the Grey Dog in Wilmington, DE earlier this evening and were headed to Scranton, PA when suddenly the driver came on over the PA and announced that there was some kind of a problem with the engine and he’d have to get off the road. Thankfully he was able to do so at a Sunoco Travel Plaza just off I-95 on the outskirts of Philadelphia. He then contacted dispatch on his radio only to be informed that a replacement bus wouldn’t be available until sometime after 11:30pm. Whaaat? No way! You need to be in Scranton before midnight! Maybe you could fly there. You call US Air whose agent informs you that their last flight of the night between Philly and AVP departs in 12 minutes. However, she’s kind enough to let you know that another airline has a flight departing Philly in about an hour and half, with a jet no less. Calls to that airline and then a taxi company prove fruitful and soon you’re on your way to AVP in First Class no less, courtesy of the FN/YN designated flight. Identify the airline and aircraft you’re flying upon.

48. (1998) If you want to fly out of Las Vegas aboard a DC-9-30, only one airline fits the bill, offering service to a single destination. Identify the airline and the destination city served.

49. (1989) Your old college buddy from Carnegie Mellon University has called to let you know he’s recently come upon a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Steelers game against the Patriots. Wanna go?! Hmm… A quick check of the schedules shows a single airline offering two daily direct flights between your hometown airport in Melbourne, FL and Pittsburgh. Both flights make the same two stops along the way, and in terms of total travel time either one would time out about the same as if you’d made a 1.5 hour connection in Atlanta. You decide to book a seat on the early evening flight and call your buddy with the good news. Name the airline, the aircraft and the two stops. And if you’re really up for it, the score of the game.

50. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was United’s longest flight?
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51. (1995) It wasn’t so long ago that Chicagoans desiring to escape the dreary Midwestern winter could head down to the Bahamas in style, nonstop aboard an Air Jamaica DC-8. Those were the days! These days there’s still nonstop service down to Nassau, but it’s only two days a week aboard an aircraft decidedly less comfortable than those DC-8s of yesteryear. Identify the airline and aircraft we’re talking about.
A N S W E R E D

52. (1988) Five different U.S. airlines have owned and operated Boeing’s 747SP. Three of those airlines have operated it on domestic flights within the continental U.S. Per the OAG I used to reference this question, only one airline now operates a single 747SP flight on a coast to coast routing. Identify the route and the airline please.

53. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was the shortest flight in the U.S. operated with a 747?

54. (1995) Over the years, the Miami to Montreal route has offered a great opportunity to enjoy international standard inflight service via the fifth freedom rights granted to foreign carriers flying the route. Alas, Aerolineas Argentinas and its 747s no longer ply the route, but another airline still offers a seat in the forward cabin aboard a one-stop direct flight that will put you into Montreal – albeit Mirabel – by midday. Name the airline, aircraft and enroute stop.

55. (1989) Seattle is served by three domestic 747 flights. Two of them are operated daily by Northwest. The other is operated by a different airline. Identify that airline and the destination of its twice weekly 747 service out of Seattle.
A N S W E R E D

56. (1979) This airline offered a single daily nonstop flight between New York JFK and Denver. The aircraft was in an all-economy class configuration branded “Q” class with all seats being offered at a heavily discounted fare. Identify the airline and the aircraft type employed on this flight.
A N S W E R E D

57. (1998) From your home in Scottsdale, Arizona you need to travel to Montreal, Quebec for a symposium on light rail options and operations hosted by Bombardier, one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. With plenty of time available to you before the symposium, you decide to have a bit of fun with your flights out to Montreal. To wit, you’ve found a combination of flights that will allow you to
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  • Fly between PHX and YMX aboard a 727, 737 and 747 in that order
  • Both the 727 and 737 flights will be in all-economy configurations with only the 747 offering premium class seating
  • The 727 and 737 flights are not variant specific
It’s worth noting that given the departure point of the 747 into YMX, one and only one routing meets the specifications outlined above, especially given the use of single class configured aircraft. BTW, you will overnight at the final connection point though this shouldn’t have any bearing on the parameters described above. Good luck, men!

58. (1988) You’ve had a great week of sailboarding around the Bahamas and now it’s time to return home to Nashville. Your trip out to Nassau involved a couple of connections, but on the way home you’ll be on a direct flight – albeit one that makes two enroute stops. That’s fine by you – there’ll be less chances to damage or lose your rad sailboard. Identify the airline, aircraft and the two enroute stops in order please.

59. (1995) Over the years you’ve seen three different airlines offer nonstop service on the Omaha to Washington DC route. Unfortunately, none of them seem to offer the service for more than a couple years. At least the latest iteration operates two almost daily flights into Washington National, conveniently located just a short drive from your hotel at L’Enfant Plaza. Identify the airline and aircraft type operated on this route.

60. (1979) Cleveland can be particularly dreary in the winter, so one can only imagine your excitement to be headed down to sunny Acapulco this weekend. Thankfully, you won’t have to make any connections either because there’s a single direct flight between Cleveland and Acapulco that makes two enroute stops. Name the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.

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33. (1970)
Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what is the only state in the U.S. with no jet service?
Let's take a shot at this from afar. Delaware ?
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A

33. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what is the only state in the U.S. with no jet service?
Well from the answers to the previous question about State capitals w/o jet service, there were 13 state capitals w/o jet service. Of these states, Maryland - BWI, Minnesota - MSP, Missouri - MCI, Nevada - LAS, New Jersey - EWR, and Washington - SEA were some airlines hub or focus city. Smaller states that had smaller airports include: Delaware - ILG, Kansas - ICT, Kentucky - SDF, Maine - BGR, and New Mexico - ABQ.

That leaves the two final states: New Hampshire - MHT , and Vermont - BTV not listed. Since Mohawk introduced Jet Service to BTV in 1970, I am going to assume the correct answer is

New Hampshire
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55. (1989) Seattle is served by three daily domestic 747 flights. Two of them are operated by Northwest. The other is operated by a different airline. Identify that airline and the destination of its twice weekly 747 service out of Seattle.
I first was going to say PanAm to SFO, but that operated 6 days a week so my other airline was CO to LAX

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50. (1970)
Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was United’s longest flight?
I would guess it's JFK to Honolulu on a DC8-62.
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45. (1995) Duty calls in the form of a sales call next week out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From your home office in New Orleans, you figure youll probably have to connect in Houston or Dallas but are pleased to find a one stop direct flight that departs New Orleans each morning and arrives in Albuquerque with plenty of time left in the day to complete your business. You ask your secretary to book you a seat and then return your attention to the Metairie project.
This seems to be too obvious to me but I'm going to guess Southwest with a 737-200.
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55. (1989) Seattle is served by three daily domestic 747 flights. Two of them are operated by Northwest. The other is operated by a different airline. Identify that airline and the destination of its twice weekly 747 service out of Seattle.
please clarify the frequency
55- 2x/weekly would likely have beenPan Am to LAX; Mrs767 and I took that on a few occasions during our years at Edwards AFB (July 1984 - June 1987) (it was a tag on the LHR flight)
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56. (1979) This airline offered a single daily nonstop flight between New York JFK and Denver. The aircraft was in an all-economy class configuration branded “Q” class with all seats being offered at a heavily discounted fare. Identify the airline and the aircraft type employed on this flight.
56- TWA, 707-331B

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31. (1979) From Miami youve made your way down to Buenos Aires, Argentina via transport not germane to these questions. After three days at the wonderful Llao Llao Hotel on Argentinas beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, you receive a cable indicating your presence is required ASAP in Hong Kong. Sigh duty calls. You imagine multiple flights connecting through Europe or Los Angeles but are pleasantly surprised to discover a once weekly three stop direct flight departing Buenos Aires tomorrow (Saturday) evening thatll put you into Hong Kong Monday evening. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline, the three enroute stops and the aircraft type.

51. (1995) It wasnt so long ago that Chicagoans desiring to escape the dreary Midwestern winter could head down to the Bahamas in style, nonstop aboard an Air Jamaica DC-8. Those were the days! These days theres still nonstop service down to Nassau, but its only two days a week aboard an aircraft decidedly less comfortable than those DC-8s of yesteryear. Identify the airline and aircraft were talking about.
31. This is an interesting question....and I posed a similar question many moons ago concerning a direct flight from South America to Hong Kong. We'll start with the equipment: a Boeing 747. And the air carrier? Braniff International. Now as for the stops, I'll guess Santiago (SCL), Los Angeles (LAX) and Guam (GUM).

51. This sounds like the airline in question was operating an all-coach configured aircraft....which brings to mind American Trans Air (ATA). If so, the equipment was probably a B727-200 and the flight did not depart from Chicago O'Hare but departed from Midway (MDW) instead.
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33. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what is the only state in the U.S. with no jet service?

Let's take a shot at this from afar. Delaware ?

Yes Sir, Delaware it is
. However, I must admit to a poor job of proofreading on this set. This question wasn't even supposed to be in there because ILM had jet service from Eastern by 1967, starting with the DC-9. Per the 1970 schedules, ILM was being served with both the DC-9-30 and 727-100. This question was supposed to be dated 1966. I'd typed this batch up some time ago and amidst the 106 total questions I'd typed up, it got lost in the shuffle. All 1970 questions from this set have since been re-inspected. Again, I apologize for the error and will try to address these things a bit earlier in the evening from now on.

50. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was United’s longest flight?

I would guess it's JFK to Honolulu on a DC8-62.

And you would be correct! Although United had the 747 by late 1970, it either didn't have the legs for the westbound operation (United's 747-100s did operate ORD-HNL in both directions) or it was too large for the market. United also operated daily D8S flights from BWI and DTW to HNL in addition to its better known operations out of Chicago and the west coast. Here's the schedule:

United UA 989 New York (JFK) 1000a-415p L S Honolulu (HNL) DC-8-62 (D8S per the schedule) Daily
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33. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what is the only state in the U.S. with no jet service?

Please see the above response to WHBM. I double checked the OAG in question and New Hampshire did indeed have jet service (MHT - D9S with NE) as did every other U.S. state. As correctly noted in the previous set of questions, not all state capitols had jet service though.

55. (1989) Seattle is served by three daily domestic 747 flights. Two of them are operated by Northwest. The other is operated by a different airline. Identify that airline and the destination of its twice weekly 747 service out of Seattle.

I first was going to say PanAm to SFO, but that operated 6 days a week so my other airline was CO to LAX

Per my 1989 OAG, Pan Am was not operating any 747s between SFO and SEA, though they might have at a different time of year. Continental is correct though, extending off it's inbound flight from Japan.

Continental CO 60 Seattle (SEA) 1245p-310p L Los Angeles (LAX) 747-200 Tu Sa
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45. (1995) Duty calls in the form of a sales call next week out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From your home office in New Orleans, you figure youll probably have to connect in Houston or Dallas but are pleased to find a one stop direct flight that departs New Orleans each morning and arrives in Albuquerque with plenty of time left in the day to complete your business. You ask your secretary to book you a seat and then return your attention to the Metairie project.

This seems to be too obvious to me but I'm going to guess Southwest with a 737-200.

Sometimes its fun to slip the obvious answer in just to trip people up (WHBM was clearly not fooled by United's longest flight, and thus knocked it out of the park) but in this case Southwest is not the answer. I might add that in formulating questions like this, I only count those situations where the flight in question is THE ONLY direct or nonstop flight per the parameters of the question. In any event, I look forward to your follow up response!
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55. (1989) Seattle is served by three daily domestic 747 flights. Two of them are operated by Northwest. The other is operated by a different airline. Identify that airline and the destination of its twice weekly 747 service out of Seattle.

Please see my response to teddybear99 above.

56. (1979) This airline offered a single daily nonstop flight between New York JFK and Denver. The aircraft was in an all-economy class configuration branded “Q” class with all seats being offered at a heavily discounted fare. Identify the airline and the aircraft type employed on this flight.

TWA, 707-331B

Correct you are. I have vague memories of TWA ads touting a $129.00 each way fare. This didn't last for long though. By the early 1980s TWA had returned to a mixed class configuration. Here's the westbound schedule:

TWA TW 211 New York (JFK) 430p-645p D Denver (DEN) 707-331 Daily
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31. (1979) From Miami you’ve made your way down to Buenos Aires, Argentina via transport not germane to these questions. After three days at the wonderful Llao Llao Hotel on Argentina’s beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi, you receive a cable indicating your presence is required ASAP in Hong Kong. Sigh… duty calls. You imagine multiple flights connecting through Europe or Los Angeles but are pleasantly surprised to discover a once weekly three stop direct flight departing Buenos Aires tomorrow (Saturday) evening that’ll put you into Hong Kong Monday evening. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline, the three enroute stops and the aircraft type.

This is an interesting question....and I posed a similar question many moons ago concerning a direct flight from South America to Hong Kong. We'll start with the equipment: a Boeing 747. And the air carrier? Braniff International. Now as for the stops, I'll guess Santiago (SCL), Los Angeles (LAX) and Guam (GUM).


You are correct on all counts. After 6,170 questions posed so far in the OTAQ&D, somehow I'd forgotten about that one... Here's the schedule:

Braniff BN 924 Buenos Aires (EZE) 830p-925p D Santiago (SCL) 1250a-710a DB Los Angeles (LAX) 1100a-520p LS Guam (GUM) 650p-920p D Hong Kong (HKG) 747-200 Sa only

51. (1995) It wasn’t so long ago that Chicagoans desiring to escape the dreary Midwestern winter could head down to the Bahamas in style, nonstop aboard an Air Jamaica DC-8. Those were the days! These days there’s still nonstop service down to Nassau, but it’s only two days a week aboard an aircraft decidedly less comfortable than those DC-8s of yesteryear. Identify the airline and aircraft we’re talking about.

This sounds like the airline in question was operating an all-coach configured aircraft....which brings to mind American Trans Air (ATA). If so, the equipment was probably a B727-200 and the flight did not depart from Chicago O'Hare but departed from Midway (MDW) instead.

Correct again! Well, mostly. The equipment was a 757, which I've gone ahead and tapped in since ATA's L-1011s were all utilized out west (Hawaii) by 1995. I had a chance to fly ATA once, aboard a 757. The seat and overall comfort were quite acceptable. But then, so too were Allegiant and Spirit back in the day.... Here's the 1995 schedule:

American Trans Air TZ 401 Chicago (MDW) 730a-1120a S Nassau (NAS) 757-200 We Sa
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