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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion.

Old Feb 14, 2021, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A
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.

I had to look on a map to see that Panama City was east of Pensacola (not west like I'd thought) so let's try PNS-Panama City-TPA-MCO-MIA-EYW with the Electra.

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Old Feb 14, 2021, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Spongthrush
How about one of the French Caribbean airlines, Air Martinique?
5. Correct! Here's a photo of an Air Martinique Caravelle at Barbados in 1980....

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-...LA9j%2B/DWiZnT
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by TPJ
Last try: SV from JED on B747-100.
14. Nope, it wasn't Saudi Arabian Airlines with a nonstop flight from Jeddah.
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Spongthrush
14. Thinking that the oblique hint up-thread may point to the nationality, I'll guess Corsair from Paris-Orly ?
14. And nope, it wasn't Corsair with nonstop service from Paris Orly.

But your comment indicates you are on the right track.
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767
7- that hint says the connection point was most likely Caracas/CCS, which in turn says the airline was either Viasa or Avensa ... based on KT550’s recent question set, I’ll guess Avensa with a DC-10 connecting to a Convair 580
7. AVENSA is correct.....but not with a DC-10. Here are the scheds.....

VE 521: New York Kennedy (JFK) 8:45a - 2:20p Caracas (CCS)
Freq: Daily
Service classes: C/Y
Meal service: Probably....
Equip: B727-200

Connecting to.....

VE 550: Caracas (CCS) 3:00p - 3:40p Bonaire (BON)
Freq: Fridays and Sundays only
Service class: Y
Meal service: Probably not....
Equip: CV-580
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 12:36 pm
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2. Seat 2A is correct! Here's the complete sched....

NA 372: New Orleans (MSY) 7:10a - 7:45a Mobile (MOB) 8:00a - 8:22a Pensacola (PNS) 8:40a - 9:09a Panama City (PFN) 9:25a - 11:20a Tampa (TPA) 11:50a - 12:17p Orlando (MCO) 12:35p - 1:20p Miami (MIA) 1:50p - 2:25p Key West (EYW)
Freq: Daily
Service classes: A/T
Meal services: Snack MSY-MOB & MOB-PNS, Lunch MCO-MIA
Equip: Electra PROP JET

It must have been interesting to have been served a snack between Mobile and Pensacola given the very short flight time.

And speaking of Key West, some very good friends are currently en route on AA from EYW to LFT via MIA and DFW for a visit with us and their delayed flight on board a 787 from Miami to Dallas/Ft. Worth will land at DFW shortly. Very unfortunately, due to winter weather, AA Eagle has now cancelled all of their flights from DFW to LFT for today and tomorrow and it appears the same is true concerning AA Eagle service today and tomorrow from DFW to AEX, BTR and LCH. So our friends will no doubt attempt to head home to northern California and hopefully not become stranded at DFW.
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 1:13 pm
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14. And nope, it wasn't Corsair with nonstop service from Paris Orly.

But your comment indicates you are on the right track.
Hmmm, so if ‘right track’ could mean a clue to direction of flight, then maybe SABENA from Brussels with a B747-300
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Originally Posted by Spongthrush
Hmmm, so if ‘right track’ could mean a clue to direction of flight, then maybe SABENA from Brussels with a B747-300
14. Ah, it wasn't Sabena nonstop from Brussels and I don't believe the equipment was a B747-300 (aircraft listed as "747" in the sched in question).
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14- well, I’ll dive in here and offer BA from London/LHR ...
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Originally Posted by jrl767
14- well, I’ll dive in here and offer BA from London/LHR ...
14. Nope and nope.
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Old Feb 14, 2021, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon
2. Seat 2A is correct! (Finally!)

It must have been interesting to have been served a snack between Mobile and Pensacola given the very short flight time.
I was once served a full hot snack with tray service and drinks aboard an Air New Zealand 737-300 on a 32 minute flight between Queenstown (ZQN) and Christchurch. Service started within about five minutes after becoming airborne. Frontier once served a snack on the 20 minute leg between Durango and Cortez aboard a 580 - but it was a bagged collection of goodies. That was 1977
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14. One more kick at the can. VFR route of Air India BOM-JRO
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Old Feb 15, 2021, 12:54 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767
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Perhaps you could use these spaces to regale us with tales of the Good Old Days winging about upstate New York aboard Mohawk BAC-111s and the like. Didja ever fly on Northeast? Or an American BAC-111?

C'mon Grampa - tell us another story!
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