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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion.

Old Nov 21, 22, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by JoeDTW View Post
I have a bonus question related to Question 34:

Hopefully, the person flying from MEM to TIJ in 1986 wasn't making their trip on August 31 of that year, because had they arrived at Aeromexico's LAX counter on August 31, 1986 to check in for their TIJ flight, they would have had a hideous surprise. They might have received a hint of the surprise had they been seated on the left side of their LAS-LAX flight, and noticed a smoke cloud as they were on approach to LAX.

At 11:52 AM on August 31, 1986, an Aeromexico DC-9 flying from TIJ to LAX was struck by a Piper Archer over Cerritos, southeast of LAX. All 64 aboard the DC-9, all three aboard the Piper, and 15 people on the ground were killed.

The Aeromexico DC-9 flight from TIJ to LAX, AM 498, originated in MEX, and made two enroute stops before TIJ. What were the two stops MEX-xxx-yyy-TIJ-LAX?
I had forgotten about that AM midair over SoCal. I remember reading about a PS 727 going down near SAN after colliding with a light aircraft.

As for the routing of the ill-fated AM DC-9, maybe MEX-GDL-LAP-TIJ-LAX?
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Old Nov 22, 22, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
I had forgotten about that AM midair over SoCal. I remember reading about a PS 727 going down near SAN after colliding with a light aircraft.

As for the routing of the ill-fated AM DC-9, maybe MEX-GDL-LAP-TIJ-LAX?
GDL is correct, LAP is incorrect.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by JoeDTW View Post
GDL is correct, LAP is incorrect.
How about Culiacan (CUL)?
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Quick quiz on ... who got the first one.

Based on the standard records, which airline was the FIRST to take delivery of these types :

- Convair 880
- BAC One-Eleven
- Douglas DC-10
- Boeing 767
- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A340
- Airbus A330

Shall we say confine ourselves to no more than two guesses at a time ?
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Old Nov 23, 22, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Quick quiz on ... who got the first one.

Based on the standard records, which airline was the FIRST to take delivery of these types :

- Convair 880
- BAC One-Eleven
- Douglas DC-10
- Boeing 767
- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A340
- Airbus A330

Shall we say confine ourselves to no more than two guesses at a time ?
for obvious reasons I shall refrain from guessing about my namesake and its close kin

Delta was the first to place the Convair 880 in service, and the launch customer for the BAC One-Eleven was British United
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Old Nov 23, 22, 9:38 pm
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For the A330 and A340, my guess would be Air France.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:05 pm
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For the A330 and A340, my guess would be Air France.
I was thinking LH for the 340.
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
I had forgotten about that AM midair over SoCal. As for the routing of the ill-fated AM DC-9, maybe MEX-GDL-LAP-TIJ-LAX?
Ill offer Loreto/LTO as the stop before TIJ for AM498

Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
I remember reading about a PS 727 going down near SAN after colliding with a light aircraft.
the midair involving PS182 occurred in Sep 1978 what were the originating airport and intermediate stop of that 72S on its way to SAN?
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Old Nov 24, 22, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post

- Convair 880
- BAC One-Eleven
- Douglas DC-10
- Boeing 767
- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A340
- Airbus A330

Shall we say confine ourselves to no more than two guesses at a time ?
I already guessed LH for the 340, so that gives me one more. Let's try AA for the MD11. During my days at the Farm, I frequently saw them departing from SJC.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
Ill offer Loreto/LTO as the stop before TIJ for AM498

the midair involving PS182 occurred in Sep 1978 what were the originating airport and intermediate stop of that 72S on its way to SAN?
Loreto is the correct stop.

PS 182 routed SMF-LAX-SAN.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Quick quiz on ... who got the first one.

Based on the standard records, which airline was the FIRST to take delivery of these types :

- Convair 880
- BAC One-Eleven
- Douglas DC-10
- Boeing 767
- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A340
- Airbus A330

Shall we say confine ourselves to no more than two guesses at a time ?
I'll tap in the DC-10 and 767.

AA's and UA's first DC-10s were handed over in a joint ceremony, but because AA ordered the DC-10 two months before UA, AA's was handed over first. After the ceremony, UA announced they planned to begin DC-10 service before AA, but AA managed to to place DC-10s in service, on LAX-ORD on Aug 5, 1971, 15 days before UA's DC-10s went into service on SFO-IAD.

UA's first 767 delivery was in Aug 1982, several months before AA's and DL's. UA began 767 service on ORD-DEN in Sep 1982, two months before AA began SFO-JFK 767 service and three months before DL began ATL-TPA service.
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Quick quiz on ... who got the first one.

Based on the standard records, which airline was the FIRST to take delivery of these types :

- Convair 880
- BAC One-Eleven
- Douglas DC-10
- Boeing 767
- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A340
- Airbus A330
First airline to take delivery of a B757: BA
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Quick quiz on ... who got the first one.

Based on the standard records, which airline was the FIRST to take delivery of these types :

- Boeing 757
- British Aerospace 146

Shall we say confine ourselves to no more than two guesses at a time ?
Boeing 757 - I believe Eastern was first with the type. And my very first flight on the 757-200 was with EA on the very short hop from St. Thomas to St. Croix.

British Aerospace 146 - I think this was our old friend here on the OTAQ&D: Dan-Air. However, I'm not sure whether it was a series -100, -200 or -300.

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Originally Posted by JoeDTW View Post

UA's first 767 delivery was in Aug 1982, several months before AA's and DL's. UA began 767 service on ORD-DEN in Sep 1982, two months before AA began SFO-JFK 767 service and three months before DL began ATL-TPA service.
I'll concur with UA operating the first revenue 767-200 service with their aircraft equipped with P&W engines.

And I also seem to recall that several months later, Delta was the first to inaugurate 767-200 flights with aircraft equipped with GE engines.
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Originally Posted by JoeDTW View Post

PS 182 routed SMF-LAX-SAN.
I distinctly remember talking with my Mom in the kitchen of our home in Pasadena, California when the first broadcast news bulletin was issued concerning this horrific accident. All of our family and friends in California flew with PSA many times over the years. And as some may recall, my very first scheduled air carrier flight was with PSA in an L-188 Electra from LAX to SFO before they introduced 727 jet service.

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