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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion.

Old Nov 28, 20, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
17- letís try Alaska with a 727-100

18- ok, we have MKE-MEM-XXX-MOB-ATL-IAD-LGA ... a quick look at a map shows half a dozen possibilities, but I suspect only three saw jet service ... Iíll start the guessing game with Jackson/JAN
17. Yep! Here are the scheds....

NA 43: San Juan (SJU) 9:10a - 11:20a Miami (MIA) 12:45p - 2:37p Los Angeles (LAX) 3:40p - 5:56p Seattle (SEA)
Freq: Daily
Service classes: F/Y
Meal service: Continental breakfast SJU-MIA, Lunch MIA-LAX, Dinner LAX-SEA
Equip: DC-10

Connecting to....

AS 97: Seattle (SEA) 7:25p - 8:40p Anchorage (ANC)
Freq: Daily except Sat.
Service classes: F/Y
Meal service: Dinner
Equip: B727-100

18. Nope, it wasn't Jackson....but you're getting closer.
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Old Nov 28, 20, 4:44 pm
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18- how's about Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT)
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Old Nov 28, 20, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
18- how's about Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT)
18. Nope!
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Old Nov 29, 20, 11:40 am
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I understand it's Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so congratulations to all. It's just a passing moment here in the UK; the Canadian one, normally about 6 weeks before the US one, is as well known.

Over here it's a grey, gloomy, cold-humid weekend, and went for a walk over past London City. A sad sight. BA have pretty much given up here on most days. There are just seven departures today, and in fact a Luxair DH8-400 actually departed whilst over there. Wonder how many (or few) passengers they had. Nothing else active.10 BA Embraers parked there, most seem not to have moved for months now, the rest of their fleet is elsewhere. Most of the airport employees, and indeed at BA here as well, have been let go. The new office park constructed opposite the airport, completed in recent months, seems not to have a single occupier. Better times will come along, but for now it's a cold, deserted world.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
I understand it's Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so congratulations to all. It's just a passing moment here in the UK; the Canadian one, normally about 6 weeks before the US one, is as well known.

Over here it's a grey, gloomy, cold-humid weekend, and went for a walk over past London City. A sad sight. BA have pretty much given up here on most days. There are just seven departures today, and in fact a Luxair DH8-400 actually departed whilst over there. Wonder how many (or few) passengers they had. Nothing else active.10 BA Embraers parked there, most seem not to have moved for months now, the rest of their fleet is elsewhere. Most of the airport employees, and indeed at BA here as well, have been let go. The new office park constructed opposite the airport, completed in recent months, seems not to have a single occupier. Better times will come along, but for now it's a cold, deserted world.
We are all certainly hoping and praying for better days.....and our weather has been cool and rainy for most of this weekend as a strong cold front moves our way this afternoon. Looks like we'll experience freezing temps with our first frost of the season by this Tuesday morning.

Looking at the bright side, it appears that Hurricane Season 2020 in Louisiana (definitely one for the record books) is finally over and our indoor fireplace is ready for the advent of cold weather.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 12:19 pm
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Gatwick is also handling a fraction of its previous movements.

Yesterday (Saturday) we had a total of 18 movements; 8 arrivals and 10 departures.

easyJet
A321 to and from Gran Canaria
A321 to and from Fuerteventura

Air Europa
B738 from and to Madrid

WestJet
B789 to Toronto

Air Baltic
BCS3 from and to Riga

freight:

Fleet Air
AT42 to Belfast

KlasJet
B733 to and from Prestwick

other movements:

easyJet
2 x A319s did local flights for engineering/currency purposes

British Airways
A319 from Glasgow

Eastern Airways
E170 to Newcastle
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Old Nov 29, 20, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
25. Alas! It was not Detroit....and so, we thus request one final bonus guess from you, sir!
Maybe it was the commodities exchange route. Let's try YWG-ORD-IAD.
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Old Nov 29, 20, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Maybe it was the commodities exchange route. Let's try YWG-ORD-IAD.
25. You made it! Here's the sched....

NW 392: Winnipeg (YWG) 1:25p - 3:17p Chicago O'Hare (ORD) 3:50p - 6:37p Washington Dulles (IAD)
Freq: Daily
Service class: F/Y
Meal services: None
Equip: B727-200
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Old Nov 30, 20, 10:53 am
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Please limit your response to two quiz items per day so that all may participate. And as always we are looking for specific answers concerning the equipment with an example being the B727-100 and B727-200 being considered as two different aircraft types. When in doubt concerning the equipment, let the OAG aircraft codes be your guide.

The 1960's...

3. Fill in the blank concerning the aircraft type featured in this manufacturer's 1967 print ad:

"It has been proved.....that 15 passengers cover the direct operating cost of a _____(aircraft)_____ on a 260 mile stage....."

Hint: the above aircraft in question was a twin engine jet

The 1970's...

9. Fill in the blank concerning this 1970 airline print ad:

"In case you didn't know it, we have Super DC-9's with extra leg room at every seat; one of the best on-time records in the business; an improved in-flight service including instant breakfast, hot chocolate, continental breakfast and free stamps, breakfasts, dinners, and snacks on more flights. In case you didn't know it. ____(airline)____ ANSWERED........... it was Air West

12. Now you are in Brasilia in 1975 and are heading to Tokyo. Several airlines will be involved and you would like to have enough time at your connecting city for a quick business lunch. You find this trip is possible via the city you want to connect through just once a week. Your first flight will be nonstop and your second flight will make one stop en route. Your second flight is also a joint operation conducted by two air carriers. You'll have a leisurely four hours and 40 minutes to make your connection and thus plenty of time for your business lunch. Name all three airlines, the connecting city, the stop made by the second flight and the respective aircraft types operated on each flight. ANSWERED

The next four quiz items have a time line of 1979....

16. This airline was operating direct one stop service six days a week from Houston to Toronto. Name the airline, the airport in the Houston area the flight in question departed from, the stop and the aircraft type. Hint: the air carrier in question only operated a total of four departures a day from the Houston area with two flights a day each to just two destinations at this time

18. Now you are in Milwaukee and are on your way to New York City. You're in no rush and have found an interesting milk run flight which makes five stops en route with a circuitous routing. Name the airline, all five stops in order, the NYC airport you will arrive into and the aircraft type. ANSWERED

20. Following a lovely visit with your friends in Toronto, business calls which means a trip to Tucson. Surprisingly, you find there is a direct flight from YYZ to TUS which operates six days a week and makes four stops en route. Identify the air carrier, all four stops in order and the aircraft type. Republic operating a DC9-50 with DTW being the first stop. This flight did not stop at ORD....but it did stop at MKE and MSP. So we are still looking for one missing stop here as well as the correct order of the four stops.

22. Your meeting in Phoenix was successful and now it's time to head to Washington, D.C. You're in no rush and have found an interesting multi-stop flight which operates a circuitous routing. This service makes four stops en route, operates six days a week and arrives into National Airport (DCA). You book a seat in first class. Name the air carrier you will be flying with, the four stops in order and the aircraft type. ANSWERED

The 1980's.....

24. You are in Houston in 1980 when the phone rings. And this is what you hear: "Hey man, we are in Mazatlan and I need an extra crewmember to help sail the cat back home to Santa Barbara! Can you help your old sailing buddy out?!" Well, of course you can! You quickly ascertain that one airline can get you into MZT just after 12 noon via a connection with a connecting time of just over one and one-half hours. Your first flight will be nonstop and breakfast will be served while your second flight will be nonstop as well with lunch being served. Identify the airport you will depart from in the Houston area, the air carrier, the connecting city and the different aircraft types operated on each flight. Hint: the connection was not made at an airport in Texas

Hint for # 29 and # 30: The same twin engine aircraft type was operated on both flights

29. It's 1988 and you are en route from Indianapolis to San Antonio for a lunch meeting the next day on the Riverwalk on board the only direct flight that operates from IND to SAT. This service operates daily and makes one stop. Identify the airline, the stop and the equipment. ANSWERED

30. The lunch meeting in San Antonio went well and you are now on your way to Milwaukee on board a daily direct flight that makes one stop en route. Name the air carrier, the stop and the aircraft type. ANSWERED
A new week with the holiday season now well underway and just ten eight seven six five four to go here.

And winter weather has finally arrived in south Louisiana: currently 46 degrees F at LFT with a wind chill of 39 degrees F and brisk winds from the northwest on a VFR day.....

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Old Nov 30, 20, 12:58 pm
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12. Now you are in Brasilia in 1975 and are heading to Tokyo. Several airlines will be involved and you would like to have enough time at your connecting city for a quick business lunch. You find this trip is possible via the city you want to connect through just once a week. Your first flight will be nonstop and your second flight will make one stop en route. Your second flight is also a joint operation conducted by two air carriers. You'll have a leisurely four hours and 40 minutes to make your connection and thus plenty of time for your business lunch. Name all three airlines, the connecting city, the stop made by the second flight and the respective aircraft types operated on each flight. Hint: the connection was made in South America
Let's guess that this started off on a Cruzeiro 727 from Brasilia to Lima in Peru, and after that pleasant stopover onto a Varig 707 operating Rio-Lima-Los Angeles-Tokyo, run as a joint operation with Japan Air Lines.
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Old Nov 30, 20, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Let's guess that this started off on a Cruzeiro 727 from Brasilia to Lima in Peru, and after that pleasant stopover onto a Varig 707 operating Rio-Lima-Los Angeles-Tokyo, run as a joint operation with Japan Air Lines.
12. We'll call that a triple with our man now on third base and getting ready to head for the home plate....

It was indeed Cruzeiro operating a B727-100 nonstop from Brasilia to Lima where the connection was made.

However, this flight from Lima to Tokyo did not stop at LAX and wasn't operated by Varig....although this service was flown in conjunction with Japan Air Lines. And we can also safely say this flight operated with a B707 originated in Lima.

Please guess again, sir!
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Old Nov 30, 20, 3:55 pm
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Ah ... is it Air France, operating Lima-Tahiti-Tokyo ?

We'll call that a triple with our man now on third base and getting ready to head for the home plate....
Whatever does this mean ? Has the Lafayette special beer for Thanksgiving been unusually strong ?
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Old Nov 30, 20, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
Hint for # 29 and # 30: The same aircraft type was operated on both flights

29. It's 1988 and you are en route from Indianapolis to San Antonio for a lunch meeting the next day on the Riverwalk on board the only direct flight that operates from IND to SAT. This service operates daily and makes one stop. Identify the airline, the stop and the equipment.

30. The lunch meeting in San Antonio went well and you are now on your way to Milwaukee on board a daily direct flight that makes one stop en route. Name the air carrier, the stop and the aircraft type.
29. I'm going to go with Braniff II IND-MCI-SAT on a 727-200

30. My guess here is Northwest SAT-MEM-MKE on a 727-200
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Old Nov 30, 20, 4:49 pm
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9. Fill in the blank concerning this 1970 airline print ad: "In case you didn't know it, we have Super DC-9's with extra leg room at every seat; one of the best on-time records in the business; an improved in-flight service including instant breakfast, hot chocolate, continental breakfast and free stamps, breakfasts, dinners, and snacks on more flights. In case you didn't know it. ____(airline)____" It wasn't Allegheny, North Central, Ozark or Texas International. The specific aircraft type was the DC9-30.

Let's try Southern Airways

29. It's 1988 and you are en route from Indianapolis to San Antonio for a lunch meeting the next day on the Riverwalk on board the only direct flight that operates from IND to SAT. This service operates daily and makes one stop. Identify the airline, the stop and the equipment.

Seems like a lot of options on this one. Let's start with the obvious and go with American operating a 727-200 via Dallas
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Old Nov 30, 20, 5:19 pm
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18. Now you are in Milwaukee and are on your way to New York City. You're in no rush and have found an interesting milk run flight which makes five stops en route with a circuitous routing. Name the airline, all five stops in order, the NYC airport you will arrive into and the aircraft type. Southern operating a DC9-10 MKE - MEM - ___ - MOB - ATL - IAD - LGA. Still looking for the second stop.... which wasn't JAN or GPT.
18- the last realistic possibility for jet service between MEM and MOB is New Orleans/MSY

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22. Your meeting in Phoenix was successful and now it's time to head to Washington, D.C. You're in no rush and have found an interesting multi-stop flight which operates a circuitous routing. This service makes four stops en route, operates six days a week and arrives into National Airport (DCA). You book a seat in first class. Name the air carrier you will be flying with, the four stops in order and the aircraft type. Hint: first you fly north and then you fly east
22- let's go with Western, operating a 727-247 via Salt Lake City/SLC, Denver/DEN, Sioux Falls/FSD, and Minneapolis/MSP
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