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Old Feb 12, 2021, 1:44 pm
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13. Let's try LOT through Warsaw with a 737-400
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 1:47 pm
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15. One more try. Aerolineas Argentinas. Too early for a A340 or at ex CP 744 so a classic 747-200?
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 1:55 pm
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13- STR-XXX-KBP, 1996 ... how about Austrian, Fokker 70s connecting in Vienna/VIE
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Bluehen1
13. Let's try LOT through Warsaw with a 737-400
13. Nope, it wasn't LOT, the connection was not made via Warsaw and the equipment wasn't a B737-400
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach
15. One more try. Aerolineas Argentinas. Too early for a A340 or at ex CP 744 so a classic 747-200?
15. Ah, it wasn't Aerolineas Argentinas......however, the aircraft in question was a B747-200.
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767
13- STR-XXX-KBP, 1996 ... how about Austrian, Fokker 70s connecting in Vienna/VIE
13. Nope, it wasn't Austrian, the connection was not made via Vienna and the equipment wasn't a Fokker 70.
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:17 pm
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13- Tarom, BAC 1-11-500s via Bucharest/OTP
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13. Swissair STR-ZRH-KBP with an MD-80
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:23 pm
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13- Tarom, BAC 1-11-500s via Bucharest/OTP
13. Nope, it wasn't Tarom via Bucharest with the stretched One-Eleven.
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Bluehen1
13. Swissair STR-ZRH-KBP with an MD-80
13. Nope, it wasn't Swissair nor was the equipment the MD-80.

However, the connection was made via Zurich.

And with that, I'm off to our local BMW dealership to pick up the car followed by a doctor's office visit. I'll be back hopefully before the freezing rain commences.
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Originally Posted by jlemon
13. Nope, it wasn't Swissair nor was the equipment the MD-80.

However, the connection was made via Zurich.

And with that, I'm off to our local BMW dealership to pick up the car followed by a doctor's office visit. I'll be back hopefully before the freezing rain commences.
13. Connection in Zurich but not Swissair.... so that must mean Crossair with an Avro ARJ-85. Crossair's ARJ's were the first ones I had ever seen when I passed through Zurich in the mid-90s.

Be safe with the freezing rain. We're supposed to get a mix of it and sleet over the weekend...
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 3:42 pm
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7. It's 1988 and friends have invited you to join them on board their sailboat for a cruise around the Dutch ABC islands in the Caribbean. You are in New York City and the boat is moored in Bonaire. You find that one airline get you there with a connection being required. Your first flight will be nonstop and you'll be in business class. Your second flight will also be nonstop but will be in a smaller aircraft configured with an all coach cabin. Identify the airport you'll depart from in the New York City area, the air carrier you'll be flying with, the connecting city and both aircraft types.
7- I was initially thinking American -- an A300 JFK-San Juan (SJU) connecting to an ATR-72 -- but I believe AA was still using the First Class designation on Caribbean flights ... so instead I'll start the bidding with Air Aruba, operating to their namesake hub (AUA) with a 757 from Newark (EWR), and thence to BON with a YS-11

and circling back to MCAS El Toro, I arrived there in early Sep 1977 as a Space-Available passenger aboard a USAF C-9A "Nightingale" medevac flight that had taken a very roundabout route from Scott AFB (Belleville IL, ~30 miles east of St Louis) ... we stopped at Cairns Army Airfield (Fort Rucker in Ozark AL, ~20 miles northwest of Dothan), Kelly AFB (San Antonio TX), Biggs AAF (Fort Bliss in El Paso TX), and Kirtland AFB (shares the runways at Albuquerque NM/ABQ) ... I got a ride from one of the pilots to Orange County Airport (SNA) and caught a Golden West Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter to LAX where my car was parked
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 2:45 am
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14. Also in 1996, only one airline was operating 747 service into Kilimanjaro (JRO) in Tanzania with the flight only operating once a week. What airline operated this flight and where did it depart from nonstop to Kilimanjaro? It wasn't KLM, Lufthansa, Air France or South African Airways and the nonstop flight in question did not depart from AMS, FRA, NBO or JNB
So let me go back to my original idea that it might be UTA, B747M, routing: something like CDG-BGF-JRO.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 10:36 am
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Hidey-ho, JL! You've really got 'em swingin' and missin' here! Good on ya! Let me see if I can connect with this one:

2. Now it's 1967 and time for yet another milk run flight! This time you are in Florida and are on your way from Pensacola to Key West with your flight making four stops along the way. Name the air carrier, all four stops in order and the aircraft. It was National operating an L-188 Electra. Stops were not made at JAX, MLB or PBI. So the routing we are looking for was PNS - ___ - ___ - ___ - MIA - EYW.

Okay then, let's try PNS-TPA-MCO-FLL-MIA-EYW with the Electra.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by Bluehen1
13. Connection in Zurich but not Swissair.... so that must mean Crossair with an Avro ARJ-85. Crossair's ARJ's were the first ones I had ever seen when I passed through Zurich in the mid-90s.

Be safe with the freezing rain. We're supposed to get a mix of it and sleet over the weekend...
13. Correct! Although I believe Crossair operated both the Avro RJ85 and the Avro RJ100. Here are the scheds....

LX 571: Stuttgart (STR) 9:55a - 10:35a Zurich (ZRH)
Freq: Mondays and Fridays only
Service classes: C/Y
Equip: ARJ
Note: LX 571 also operated as SR 571 code sharing flt.

Connecting to....

LX 3470: Zurich (ZRH) 11:45a - 3:35p Kiev (IEV)
Freq: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only
Service classes: C/Y
Equip: ARJ
Note: LX 3470 also operated as SR 3470 code sharing flt.

And we are now under a Winter Storm Watch here with a major ice storm possible this Monday......
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