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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jan 29, 12, 5:29 pm
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14) Eastern Airlines operated a considerable number of L-1011 flights into their San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) hub in the 70's. Name seven (7) U.S. cities that had nonstop EA L-1011 service to and from San Juan.

While flying an Unlimited Mileage Fare in 1977, I flew five of those routes aboard Eastern's L-1011s

PHL SJU EASTERN L-1011 N327EA 1580
SJU BOS EASTERN L-1011 N329EA 1670
MIA SJU EASTERN L-1011 N316EA 1050
ATL SJU EASTERN L-1011 N309EA 1520
ORD SJU EASTERN L-1011 N304EA 2070

I'm thinking that the other routes were

JFK-SJU
MCO-SJU
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Old Jan 29, 12, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
Thanks for that!

Interesting to know there were actually two (2) west coast operators of the Nord 262.....
Three (kind of) although I don't normally 'count' mergers:
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contri...rles/5067L.jpg
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Old Jan 30, 12, 2:31 pm
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6) What airline operated jet service into Ely, Nevada (ELY) and what was the aircraft type?

Are we talking scheduled or charter? I know Casino Express used to operate a 737-200 into Ely on behalf of one of the local casinos. United may have used a 737-200 on the route for awhile as well. Last I noticed though, they were using a wet leased Frontier Convair 580 for that service (SLC-ELY-ELKO-RNO-SFO) back in the 1970s.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by cs57 View Post
"Vista Jet"?
That's it! You can see this under the cockpit windows on the US retrojet.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 3:06 pm
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Here's a few off the top of my head to add to the fun...

1.) What airline operated jet service between Grand Junction, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada back in the 1970s? What airline currently offers jet service on that route?

2.) Who used to fly 727s into Pendleton, Oregon?

3.) What airline used to offer nonstop service from New York to Fairbanks, Alaska?

4.) What U.S. airline was the first to operate a jet built by European manufacturer Airbus?

5.) What U.S. airline has operated both the BAC-111 and the BAe-146?

6.) What airline, based in a major east coast city, used to offer scheduled service with a fleet of Fokker F28-4000s and McDonnell Douglas DC9-30s?

7.) Name two Florida based airlines that operated scheduled service with BAC-111s

8.) Back in 1975, I flew SLC-PDX-RDM-LMF-SMF-SFO-MRY-LAX in a jet, all on the same flight number. What airline was it?

9.) Name three airlines, operating domestic U.S. flights in the 1970s, that never installed coach lounges on their widebodied aircraft.

10.) How much longer is the 727-200 than the 727-100?
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4.) What U.S. airline was the first to operate a jet built by European manufacturer Airbus?

I have a feeling this is a trick question. Not Eastern then ?

5.) What U.S. airline has operated both the BAC-111 and the BAe-146?

Air Wisconsin.

6.) What airline, based in a major east coast city, used to offer scheduled service with a fleet of Fokker F28-4000s and McDonnell Douglas DC9-30s?

Altair.

7.) Name two Florida based airlines that operated scheduled service with BAC-111s

Florida Express and Braniff II.

8.) Back in 1975, I flew SLC-PDX-RDM-LMF-SMF-SFO-MRY-LAX in a jet, all on the same flight number. What airline was it?

PSA ?
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[QUOTE=Seat 2A;17917077]Here's a few off the top of my head to add to the fun...

1.) What airline operated jet service between Grand Junction, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada back in the 1970s?

What airline currently offers jet service on that route?

QUOTE]

What airline currently offers jet service on that route? I was going to say Great Lakes but I am sure they do not have jets only props - so Frontier??
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I don't think it is a trick question, just a question that is easier to answer. Eastern was the first U.S. airline to fly an Airbus plane, the A300. Airbus was formed from a number of company facilities, including Sud but Airbus is not Sud. Sud made the Caravelle, which United flew.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 6:24 pm
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1.) What airline operated jet service between Grand Junction, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada back in the 1970s?
What airline currently offers jet service on that route?


Frontier does fly into GJT, but not from LAS. The original airline flew the route first with a DC-6, then upgraded to a 727-100, then dropped the route. I'll leave this out there for a bit longer...

4.) What U.S. airline was the first to operate a jet built by European manufacturer Airbus?

Not a trick question - Wally and Cattle are both correct. It was Eastern with the A300B.

5.) What U.S. airline has operated both the BAC-111 and the BAe-146?

Air Wisconsin is the one!

6.) What airline, based in a major east coast city, used to offer scheduled service with a fleet of Fokker F28-4000s and McDonnell Douglas DC9-30s?

Altair is correct.

7.) Name two Florida based airlines that operated scheduled service with BAC-111s

Florida Express and Braniff II.

Well, Florida Express was one, but I'm not so sure Braniff II was ever based out of Florida. If I remember correctly, it was originally owned by a corporation (Dalford Corporation?) based out of Nevada. BNII did buy Florida Express and thus acquire the 111s, but again, I don't think they were ever Florida based. So, from where I sit, Florida Express was one, and Atlantic Gulf was the other. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I take no offense as it's all enhanced knowledge. And fun.

8.) Back in 1975, I flew SLC-PDX-RDM-LMF-SMF-SFO-MRY-LAX in a jet, all on the same flight number. What airline was it?

PSA? Nope. I'll leave this one out there awhile longer...
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Hope everyone is having a nice Saturday afternoon....

Here's some more questions, all of which concern scheduled passenger service:

1) What airport in the central U.S. was previously served by Air New Zealand?

6) What airline operated jet service into Ely, Nevada (ELY) and what was the aircraft type?

9) What airline operated nonstop jet service between Pittsburgh (PIT) and New Orleans (MSY)?

13) What airline operated nonstop between San Jose, CA (SJC) and Tokyo (NRT) and what was the aircraft type?
I haven't seen any of these answered.... I apologize if someone has and I missed it.

1. DFW. Originally an Auckland-Papeete-Dallas/Fort Worth-London Gatwick flight, it was later changed to Auckland-Honolulu-Dallas/Fort Worth-London Gatwick.

6. United Airlines with 737s.

9. An easy one! USAir.

13. American Airlines and the MD-11.
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1.) What airline operated jet service between Grand Junction, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada back in the 1970s?
What airline currently offers jet service on that route?

Frontier does fly into GJT, but not from LAS. The original airline flew the route first with a DC-6, then upgraded to a 727-100, then dropped the route. I'll leave this out there for a bit longer...

I confess to a PARTIAL cheat. I was searching for a flight from FWA (new airport for me and driveable) into Orlando Sanford - a USA Top 100 airport and new for me- and also a new route of course - and Allegiant Air was the choice so I checked their route map - and what do ya know?

GJT-LAS Jet service


http://www.allegiantair.com/aaRouteMapStatic.php
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Here's a few off the top of my head to add to the fun...

1.) What airline operated jet service between Grand Junction, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada back in the 1970s? What airline currently offers jet service on that route?

2.) Who used to fly 727s into Pendleton, Oregon?

8.) Back in 1975, I flew SLC-PDX-RDM-LMF-SMF-SFO-MRY-LAX in a jet, all on the same flight number. What airline was it?
1. United.

2. United again.

8. Denver, Phoenix, Reno, Yes! Burbank, San Francisco. Yes! Vegas. Yes! Guaymas. Yes! Eugene, La Paz and Pasco, Yes! Stockton, Medford, Yuma, Yes! Calgary, Eureka, Yes! Hughes Airwest flies more places in the west! Tucson, San Diego, Yes! LA, Sacramento, Guadalajara and even Pocatello, too! Yes! Kalispell and Fresno, Yes! Bakersfield and Chico, Yes! Hughes Airwest - Top Banana in the West!
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Old Jan 30, 12, 7:28 pm
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GRALISTAIR, you've got part 2 of that question right. Allegiant is the one with fares as low as $19.95 some days.

9) What airline operated nonstop jet service between Pittsburgh (PIT) and New Orleans (MSY)?

N702ML, are you sure it was US Air? They would seem the obvious choice, what with the hub at PIT, but I remember flying them between PIT and MSY in years past and always having to stop in MEM or BNA along the way. I was thinking United. It'll be interesting to see the answer...

As to the rest of your answers, you're spot on. United, United and Hughes Airwest - Top Banana In The West!
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Old Jan 30, 12, 11:00 pm
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Here's a few off the top of my head to add to the fun...

9.) Name three airlines, operating domestic U.S. flights in the 1970s, that never installed coach lounges on their widebodied aircraft.
I'll guess at this one for now:

1.) Delta (none on their L1011s, 767s and for awhile, none on their 747s in the 1970s or the ones operating today)
2.) Eastern (none on their L1011s, A300s and for awhile, none on their 747s)
3.) Northwest (none on their DC-10s and 747s)
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Old Jan 30, 12, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
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8) Correct! No jet service these days into MUE.
Sorry to bump post 268. If you roll back to say, 1969 air service into MUE, I'd say Aloha operated BAC One Elevens there before Hawaiian started DC-9-30 service. I'm glad you both got Hawaiian's DC-9 service to MUE correct, though!
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