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Old Jul 27, 2020, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A
2. (1985) You still can’t believe it! Your wife won a five day vacation on St. Thomas as a contestant on The Price is Right. She’s still swooning over having been hugged by Bob Barker! From your home in Cincinnati, the flight you’ve been assigned is a two-stop direct flight that’ll put you on St. Thomas in the mid-afternoon. Perfect! Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.
It was not American, nor was it a 727-200, CLE or JFK. Keep in mind that Miami (MIA) was correctly identified as one of the stops in your first go round.
2- well I obviously made decaf instead of regular coffee this morning
the only other major carrier I can recall at STT was Pan Am, and they're pretty much out of contention by virtue of eliminating both a 72S and JFK ... that says we're looking for a smaller carrier operating some species of DC-9 or 737 ... Air Florida had both types, but after they folded in 1984 Midway had picked up their operations

I don't actually recall QH or this iteration of ML in the Caribbean, and I don't recall ML at CVG; the routing is also a bit odd, with the backtrack from CVG to the MDW hub and thence to STT via MIA, but lack of positive recollection has never stopped me from taking a guess before ... I think a 737-200 is a more likely candidate for this trip than a DC-9 of any sort


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9. (1985) You’ve found a great opportunity to fly from Seattle to Las Vegas aboard a pair of baby DC-9s – the -14 models – each of which is operated by a different airline. You’ll have an hour and fifteen minutes at the connection point, well within minimum guidelines. Identify each airline as well as the connection point.
Horizon had a couple mini-Nines for awhile ... which would suggest Boise/BOI as the connection point between SEA and LAS
Indeed it did. I even flew on one between Pasco and Seattle in 1984. Unfortunately, that DC-9 never wore Horizon's livery. The airline we're looking for here was not Horizon, but as such you're very close... The connecting point was not Boise however. Please, guess again!
9- we know it wasn't RC, and I don't believe Northwest had any of their own DC-9-10s prior to that acquisition; Continental ran their DC9s from their Denver/DEN hub up to Spokane/GEG, although I sure can't remember them on DEN<-->SEA (JW didn't serve DEN anyway); Cascade was gone by 1985, and their "great opportunity" fleet had been the BAC One-Eleven and the HS.748 ...

as far as other JW services from LAS, we have Reno/RNO, Oakland/OAK, and San Jose/SJC ... waitasec ... a couple weeks back we were discussing CO and SJC in the 1986/87 timeframe; maybe we have an early instance of this buildup here (and "very close to Horizon" could be a reference to CO's "meatball" logo being geometrically similar to QX's stylized sun ?)
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Old Jul 27, 2020, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767
2. (1985) You still can’t believe it! Your wife won a five day vacation on St. Thomas as a contestant on The Price is Right. She’s still swooning over having been hugged by Bob Barker! From your home in Cincinnati, the flight you’ve been assigned is a two-stop direct flight that’ll put you on St. Thomas in the mid-afternoon. Perfect! Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.

Well I obviously made decaf instead of regular coffee this morning The only other major carrier I can recall at STT was Pan Am, and they're pretty much out of contention by virtue of eliminating both a 72S and JFK ... that says we're looking for a smaller carrier operating some species of DC-9 or 737 ... Air Florida had both types, but after they folded in 1984 Midway had picked up their operations. I don't actually recall QH or this iteration of ML in the Caribbean, and I don't recall ML at CVG; the routing is also a bit odd, with the backtrack from CVG to the MDW hub and thence to STT via MIA, but lack of positive recollection has never stopped me from taking a guess before ... I think a 737-200 is a more likely candidate for this trip than a DC-9 of any sort.

Please pardon my confusion here. Given that you've acknowledged both Midway and Air Florida and both airlines operated DC-9-10s s and 737-200s, which airline are you finally settling on here?

9. (1985) You’ve found a great opportunity to fly from Seattle to Las Vegas aboard a pair of baby DC-9s – the -14 models – each of which is operated by a different airline. You’ll have an hour and fifteen minutes at the connection point, well within minimum guidelines. Identify each airline as well as the connection point.

We know it wasn't RC, and I don't believe Northwest had any of their own DC-9-10s prior to that acquisition; Continental ran their DC9s from their Denver/DEN hub up to Spokane/GEG, although I sure can't remember them on DEN<-->SEA (JW didn't serve DEN anyway); Cascade was gone by 1985, and their "great opportunity" fleet had been the BAC One-Eleven and the HS.748 ... as far as other JW services from LAS, we have Reno/RNO, Oakland/OAK, and San Jose/SJC ... waitasec ... a couple weeks back we were discussing CO and SJC in the 1986/87 timeframe; maybe we have an early instance of this buildup here (and "very close to Horizon" could be a reference to CO's "meatball" logo being geometrically similar to QX's stylized sun ?)

No on all counts to the above cogitations. Think about Horizon's DC-9s and even though Horizon isn't the carrier we're looking for here, you might gain more clarity.

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Old Jul 27, 2020, 7:58 pm
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22. (1988) Eugene, Oregon is served by three airlines offering jet service. One airline operates two types of jets into EUG, the other two just one each. Identify each airline and the aircraft type(s) each operates into Eugene.

American, MD-80
USAir, BAe 146-200
(already answered, United, 737-200, 727-200)

7. (1989) It wasn’t so long ago that Western Airlines used to provide nonstop service between Omaha and Washington DC. Alas, Western was merged into Delta and the OMA-DCA route was subsequently dropped. Thankfully, a different airline has now stepped in to fill the void with two daily nonstop flights to DCA. Name the airline and the equipment it uses on these two flights.

not Midwest Express in 1989 but
America West, Boeing 737-300

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Just a follow-up on the Airport Hotel, Southend.

Not only was it up against the airport perimeter, but this was (and is) on Southend's rather extensive junk yard side. And while not quite matching the old Cockroach Corner at Miami, it appears it still has a range of airframes pushed up against the fence. Here today https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5698.../data=!3m1!1e3 you can see the room blocks, old motel style with the brown roofs, and two old BAeATP hulks pushed right up against the right-hand unit. Those were the rooms we were always assigned. They had patio doors at the back that led to 6 feet of grass, a low fence, and then all the airfield.

Now in 1980 the hulks were different. There was still the last Carvair, G-AOFW, sat there rusting all the time I visited, old 1950s light aircraft fuselages, and even one time a DC4 visited for a few days. Sundry Heralds, Viscounts, and several Short Belfasts were scattered around. The Viscounts physically arrived at BAF based there one week I was staying, one would come in each afternoon and the line up of them grew as the days passed, they were coming secondhand from British Airways storage at Cardiff. Presumably the same crew went across each morning and came back with one. This photo http://saadonline.uk/wp-content/uplo...OFW-CF-EPV.jpg must have been taken of the Carvair from hanging over that fence behind the rooms.

Now all these screaming Dart engines around was notable in the day, but BAF also then had night freight flights with Heralds, that left around 1am, to Brussels, Rotterdam and Dusseldorf. So the three aircraft would taxy slowly past, to the end of the runway, power up, and be off. Sleep ? Impossible.
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 12:21 am
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29. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, identify which airlines still operate BAC-111s in the U.S. and Canada
Let's think here. Start with the mainstream suspects, being American, Braniff and Mohawk. Then Quebecair up at Montreal, and Bahamas Airways doing Miami to Nassau. That's much of it, it then depends on how far down the North American OAG went, because there would be Lacsa. Lanica and TACA, all with one or two aircraft, and often the same one shared back and forth between them, coming into Miami and New Orleans.
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 12:34 am
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22. (1988) Eugene, Oregon is served by three airlines offering jet service. One airline operates two types of jets into EUG, the other two just one each. Identify each airline and the aircraft type(s) each operates into Eugene.

American, MD-80 Correct Airline, Wrong aircraft
USAir, BAe 146-200 Correct!
(already answered, United, 737-200, 727-200)

7. (1989) It wasn’t so long ago that Western Airlines used to provide nonstop service between Omaha and Washington DC. Alas, Western was merged into Delta and the OMA-DCA route was subsequently dropped. Thankfully, a different airline has now stepped in to fill the void with two daily nonstop flights to DCA. Name the airline and the equipment it uses on these two flights.

not Midwest Express in 1989 but
America West, Boeing 737-300
Correct!
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf
22. (1988) Eugene, Oregon is served by three airlines offering jet service. One airline operates two types of jets into EUG, the other two just one each. Identify each airline and the aircraft type(s) each operates into Eugene.

American, MD-80 Correct Airline, Wrong aircraft
USAir, BAe 146-200 Correct!
(already answered, United, 737-200, 727-200)

7. (1989) It wasn’t so long ago that Western Airlines used to provide nonstop service between Omaha and Washington DC. Alas, Western was merged into Delta and the OMA-DCA route was subsequently dropped. Thankfully, a different airline has now stepped in to fill the void with two daily nonstop flights to DCA. Name the airline and the equipment it uses on these two flights.

not Midwest Express in 1989 but
America West, Boeing 737-300
Correct!
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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. Aircraft types must be specific including variant, i.e. 727 NO, 727-200 YES Thanks!

1. (1990) The last time you flew from Phoenix down to Mazatlan, it was aboard a multi-stop Aeronaves de Mexico DC-9. These days that airline is called AeroMexico and it no longer serves Phoenix. On a positive note, a different airline is now offering thrice weekly nonstop service down to MZT. Que Bueno! You call and book a couple of seats for the Saturday departure. What airline and aircraft will you be flying upon?

2. (1985) You still can’t believe it! Your wife won a five day vacation on St. Thomas as a contestant on The Price is Right. She’s still swooning over having been hugged by Bob Barker! The flight you’ve been assigned is a two-stop direct flight that’ll put you on St. Thomas in the mid-afternoon. Perfect! Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.
A N S W E R E D

3. (1995) Whoa! You don’t see this every day! What’s got four engines and flies in once weekly (with passengers) to Santo Domingo from Curacao?

4. (1970) Your University of Syracuse Orangemen are playing the University of Miami Hurricanes this weekend. You love a good football game almost as much as you love the sunshine, beaches and bronze skinned girls down in South Florida. A call to your travel agent reveals a single nonstop flight operating between Syracuse and Miami each day. Book it, please. Name the airline and aircraft you’ll be flying upon.

5. (1990) Imagine yourself flying into Las Vegas while seated in First Class aboard a four engine jet. There are only two aircraft that fit the bill- each of them operated by different airlines. Please identify each aircraft type and the airline that operates it.

6. (1979) Over the years, only one airline has ever offered jet service into Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport. So far as I know, that service was to to and from just one other airport. Identify the airline, the airport served from BKL and the aircraft type utilized for these flights.
A N S W E R E D

9. (1985) You’ve found a great opportunity to fly from Seattle to Las Vegas aboard a pair of baby DC-9s – the -14 models – each of which is operated by a different airline. You’ll have an hour and fifteen minutes at the connection point, well within minimum guidelines. Identify each airline as well as the connection point.
Sunworld is one of the airlines. Horizon and Republic and Continental are not

10. (1990) You’re in Jacksonville, FL and need to get up to Montreal, Quebec to catch your seven day cruise up the St. Laurence Seaway and out around the Maritimes. On the downside, ypu’ll probably have to connect at one of those big crowded airports in the New York City area. But NO! As luck would have it there’s a single one-stop direct flight departing JAX each afternoon, arriving at Montreal Dorval in the early evening. Perfect! Book it! Forward cabin, of course. Airline, enroute stop and aircraft type please.

12. (2003) What a night! That little white ball was practically on fire as you burned up the roulette tables at Mandalay Bay to the tune of over $38000.00! So what the heck – why not fly back home to Burbank in First Class? As things turned out, there’s just one flight a day that even offers First Class between Las Vegas and Burbank and you’ve called just in time to purchase the last available seat. Book it, Danno! Identify the airline and aircraft you’ll be flying upon.

13. (1988) It seems like only yesterday that if you wanted to fly between Ontario and Sacramento, you called Air California or Western. Now both airlines are gone and two other airlines provide eight mostly daily flights between them – one with five and the other with three. Identify these two airlines and match them to their flight totals.
A N S W E R E D

14. (1990) You may live in Texas, but as a diehard Saint’s fan your heart’s in New Orleans, especially during football season. Coach Jim Mora (Playoffs! Playoffs?!!) and the Saints are looking to build on last season’s 9-7 finish starting with a home game against Joe Montana and the Superbowl champion San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. Surprisingly, there’s only one nonstop flight per day between Austin and New Orleans, but the timing couldn’t be better given the game’s late start. Identify the airline and aircraft type you’ll be flying upon.

15. (1988) Those were the days when National Airlines used to offer wonderful Sun King Service aboard its stylish DC-8 fanjets between Tampa and Los Angeles. Alas, National is long gone and these days the TPA-LAX market is served by just a single almost daily nonstop. Identify the airline and the aircraft it operates on this route.

16. (1970) Fresh off delivery of a catamaran from St. Thomas to Ocho Rios, you now need to fly back to Miami. From the closest major airport, you see there are two airlines offering nonstop flights to Miami. Identify the airport, the two airlines and the aircraft type each operates up to Miami.

17. (1985) Per schedules available in the 1985 North American OAG I used to reference these questions, only two airlines still offered service to Toronto’s Lester Pearson International Airport with McDonnell-Douglas DC-8s – one with a standard DC-8 and the other with a stretch DC-8. Identify each airline, the DC-8 variant it served YYZ with and where each flight came into Toronto from.

18. (1989) Per schedulesin the 1989 North American OAG I used to reference this question, Honolulu is well served by DC-10s and L-1011s. Each aircraft type is operated by five different airlines. Identify the five airlines operating each aircraft type.
See Post 19818

19. (1990) (The jrl767 Special) You’ve had a great week sailing around the eastern Caribbean. Disembarking from your catamaran in Antigua, your next stop will be Bermuda where you’ll spend a couple of days in Hamilton before continuing on to New York. Your trip from Antigua to Bermuda will involve two flights. From Antigua you will fly nonstop to your connecting point where you’ll spend two nights before boarding your next flight nonstop to Bermuda. Additionally, your final flight from Bermuda to New York will also be nonstop. Three different airlines will be involved but each airline will be operating the same type of equipment on each flight. So there you have it. Identify all three airlines, the connecting point between ANU and BDA and the equipment type common to all three flights.

21. (1970) Back when you used to live in Georgia, you had some bad experiences with Delta Air Lines that linger in your memory to this day. As such, now that you’ve moved to Dallas and are looking to fly to Las Vegas, the last airline you want to fly on is Delta, which unfortunately pretty much dominates the market. Thankfully for you, there’s just one alternative that doesn’t involve a connection. This airline offers a direct one stop flight each day between Dallas and Las Vegas. Identify the airline, the enroute stop and the aircraft type flown.

22. (1988) Eugene, Oregon is served by three airlines offering jet service. One airline operates two types of jets into EUG, the other two just one each. Identify each airline and the aircraft type(s) each operates into Eugene.
A N S W E R E D

24. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was Northwest Orient’s longest nonstop domestic flight? What kind of aircraft did it employ?
A N S W E R E D

25. (1989) Problems at the office this morning require your immediate and personal attention, meaning you’re going to miss your 10:45a flight out of Lansing to New York. Even at 10:45am, it’s the last direct flight of the day to New York. Thankfully Grand Rapids is just 70 miles away and from there New York is served via Newark by just one airline offering two daily nonstops. There’s plenty of space available aboard the afternoon departure, so you happily book a seat. Identify the airline and aircraft you’ll be flying aboard.

26. (1979) Now you’re in Denver and you need to get to Baltimore. You’ve got a sheaf of paperwork to go over before you get to Baltimore, so the three stop flight you’ve booked will allow you to get plenty of work done. Identify the airline, the three stops in order and the aircraft type.

27. (1990) Vermont sure is pretty in the fall, so when you’re informed that you’ll have to head out of town on business next Monday you’re not too happy about it. On a positive note, your destination is beautiful Savannah, GA and to make matters even better, there’s a single daily one-stop direct flight departing Burlington each evening. Book it, Danno! Identify the usual triumvirate – airline, enroute stop and equipment please.

28 . (1979) From Baltimore you’re off to Mexico again – this time Cancun. You anticipate at least one or more connections and are pleasantly surprised to learn that there’s a single daily one stop direct flight between Baltimore and Cancun. Name the airline, the enroute stop and the aircraft type.

29. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, identify which airlines still operate BAC-111s in the U.S. and Canada
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30. (1990) As a lifelong resident of south Florida, you’ve often had occasion to visit Mexico’s Caribbean coast via Merida and Cancun. This time however, you’re headed for the other side of Mexico, to Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco. And this won’t be a vacation trip either. No – you’re looking to invest in a new boutique tequila operation being fronted by your friend Guillermo Paz, a well-known star of Mexican stage and cinema. Guillermo knows his agave and you’re looking forward to learning more about the operation. Although you were expecting to make at least one connection, you’re surprised to discover a single daily one stop direct flight. Ay yi yi! Vamanos!! Identificar la aerolínea, la parada en ruta y el tipo de avión.

31. (1990) You’ve traveled overland from Guadalajara to Mexico City aboard El Tapatio, quite probably the finest streamliner in all of Mexico. Most amazingly, your First Class roomette cost you just $23 USD (Your quiz-meister rode this very same train in 1990) From Mexico City you need to head up north to Seattle, WA. Two airlines offer direct flights, but only one offers a First Class cabin. That’s the one you want. The flight makes one stop en route and you’ll be served breakfast and lunch along the way. Identify the airline, enroute stop and aircraft type.

32. (1970) Identify the state capitols that did not have any jet service in 1970
A N S W E R E D

33 . (2003) You had a helluva time getting from New York down to Los Cabos, what with a broken down airplane and a missed connection, but your travel travails were well worth it given the wonderful week of sun and fun that you’ve enjoyed. And, as if things couldn’t get any better, you’ve been upgraded to First Class on your two-stop direct flight back to JFK. Identify the airline and aircraft you’ll return home on as well as the two enroute stops.

35. (1985) Who’d have thought there’d ever be a direct flight from Omaha, NE to West Palm Beach, FL? Not you! For years your visits to your wife’s retired in-laws have always involved a connection somewhere. The tune “Happy Days are Here Again” dances through your head as you book a couple of seats and then call to inform your wife of the good news. Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.
A N S W E R E D

36. (1990) As the project manager overseeing the construction of a new shopping center on Aruba, you travel every two weeks between your home in Coral Gables and the island nation. It used to be only one or two airlines offered flights between Aruba and Miami but these days five airlines offer nonstop flights. And get this! Although two airlines operate the same type of jet, the other three each operate jets different from one another. We’re talking two, three and four engine transports here. Your challenge – should you decide to accept it – is to identify each airline on the AUA-MIA route and identify the aircraft type it operates. Ready? Go!

37. (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.

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Old Jul 28, 2020, 6:43 am
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Bonus Question 23B: Identify two more airlines that served Pueblo (PUB) with jet equipment. Identify the airlines and the jet equipment type.

Funny how one remembers things....especially when one was collecting out of date OAGs back in the early 1970's. One of the airlines that operated jet service into Pueblo was the original Frontier and not only with the B737-200 but with the B727-200 as well. I also seem to recall that the first flight of the day from PUB to DEN was operated by FL with a 72S at one point. In addition, I believe Frontier was the first air carrier to operate mainline jet equipment into Pueblo. Now the other air carrier I'm not so sure about....but let's go with Allegiant and the MD-80.
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 6:51 am
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24. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, what was Northwest Orient’s longest nonstop domestic flight? What kind of aircraft did it employ?
24. And the memories continue....back in the early 1970's I remember walking around Chicago O'Hare while waiting for my Braniff International flight departing to Dallas via Kansas City, Wichita and Oklahoma City operated with a BAC One-Eleven. I passed by a Northwest Orient gate and noticed the NW flight would be departing nonstop to Anchorage. And I seem to recall the aircraft was a Boeing 707-320.
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 10:15 am
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2. Please pardon my confusion here. Given that you've acknowledged both Midway and Air Florida and both airlines operated DC-9-10s s and 737-200s, which airline are you finally settling on here?
2- not confusing at all ... Air Florida had both types, but after they folded in 1984 Midway had picked up their operations ... the question explicitly refers to 1985 (the routing through the namesake hub rather than ORD should also be a giveaway )
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9. "very close to Horizon" could be a reference to CO's "meatball" logo being geometrically similar to QX's stylized sun ?)
No on all counts to the above cogitations. Think about Horizon's DC-9s and even though Horizon isn't the carrier we're looking for here, you might gain more clarity
9- hard pass ... I'm guessing the jets were leased, but haven't a clue as to the lessor

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6. (1979) Over the years, only one airline has ever offered jet service into Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport. So far as I know, that service was to to and from just one other airport. Identify the airline, the airport served from BKL and the aircraft type utilized for these flights.
6- coincidentally, this was also Midway operating to the eponymous hub, but with a DC-9-10

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35. (1985) Who’d have thought there’d ever be a direct flight from Omaha, NE to West Palm Beach, FL? Not you! For years your visits to your wife’s retired in-laws have always involved a connection somewhere. The tune “Happy Days are Here Again” dances through your head as you book a couple of seats and then call to inform your wife of the good news. Identify the airline, the two enroute stops and the aircraft type.
35- let's start the conversation with a TWA 727-200 via St Louis (STL) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

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6. (1979) Over the years, only one airline has ever offered jet service into Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport. So far as I know, that service was to to and from just one other airport. Identify the airline, the airport served from BKL and the aircraft type utilized for these flights.

Midway Airlines, to MDW, DC-9-15. Moved to Hopkins fairly soon.

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18. (1989) Per schedulesin the 1989 North American OAG I used to reference this question, Honolulu is well served by DC-10s and L-1011s. Each aircraft type is operated by five different airlines. Identify the five airlines operating each aircraft type.

DC10

United Correct
American Correct
Continental Correct
Aloha Incorrect
Canadian Correct

L1011
Pan Am Incorrect
Delta Correct
United Incorrect
Air Canada Incorrect
TWA Correct
Missing DC-10 operator
Northwest

L-1011
Hawaiian
ATA / American Trans
Eastern
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 1:24 pm
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13. (1988) It seems like only yesterday that if you wanted to fly between Ontario and Sacramento, you called Air California or Western. Now both airlines are gone and two other airlines provide eight mostly daily flights between them – one with five and the other with three. Identify these two airlines and match them to their flight totals.
It's not WN or US. One of the airlines is United w/ 3 daily flights
The other carrier must be AA then.
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Old Jul 28, 2020, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM
29. (1970) Based upon schedules reflected in the 1970 OAG I used to reference these questions, identify which airlines still operate BAC-111s in the U.S. and Canada

Let's think here. Start with the mainstream suspects, being American, Braniff and Mohawk. Then Quebecair up at Montreal, and Bahamas Airways doing Miami to Nassau. That's much of it, it then depends on how far down the North American OAG went, because there would be Lacsa. Lanica and TACA, all with one or two aircraft, and often the same one shared back and forth between them, coming into Miami and New Orleans.

You are correct on almost all counts, Sir! There is one surprising exception plus a couple of others - not errors of omission but mostly of addition. The one standout to me would be Bahamas Airways. One of the reasons I employ the verbiage "Based upon schedules reflected in the XXXX OAG I used to reference these questions" is that sometimes the correct response might depend upon the time of year. The OAG I used to reference this question is from fairly late in the year and does not include any schedules from Bahamas Airways. Indeed, the only Bahamian outfit I came across was Out Island Airways (which did operate the 111 at some point but not per any schedules I have) and Bahamas to Miami schedules were operates by PA, EA and BA. Additionally, I double checked on Lanica and TACSA into New Orleans out of Merida or Cancun but nothing.

North American OAGs used to include Central American airports as far down as Panama City, but by 1970 that was no longer the practice. LACSA does show up operating out of the Caymans into Miami and I've no doubt Lanica and TACSA birds were also spotted on North American soil, though their flights likely originated from Central American airports at the time of my OAG's validity.

Finally, since your answer included operators from outside the US and Canada, there is one that got away. That would be LIAT although the schedules only indicated "JET" for its operations.
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