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Old Feb 17, 12, 7:31 am
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11) "Gas Light Service"--- Mohawk
Concur. With DC-3s

13.) What airline used to offer "Petroleum Club Service" on its 727 flights to Dallas?
American from BFL
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Old Feb 17, 12, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by N702ML View Post
jlemon.... you have them all except 12, 15 and 29! And you are oooh-so-close on 15 and 29, though!
Ah, I think I have it with regard to.....

15) TranStar, which was formerly Muse Air operating MD-80s, DC-9-50s and maybe even one DC-9-30 if I remember correctly.

Southwest Airlines acquired Muse Air and then changed the name to TranStar. Lamar Muse was formerly with Southwest but then started his own airline. WN subsequently shut Transtar down.

BTW, I flew Muse Air several times between California (LAX), Texas (AUS & HOU), Louisiana (MSY) and Florida (MIA). It was a great airline!

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Old Feb 17, 12, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by N702ML View Post
Well, welcome to the thread! It's one of the best on flyertalk, in my opinion!

And yes...

29. It would be Royal West!
And that engenders yet another question:

What type of jet aircraft did Royale Airlines operate?

Extra bonus points will be earned if you can name their turboprop aircraft as well.
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Old Feb 17, 12, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by cs57 View Post
14) "Golden Falcon Service" ---Eastern correct
3) "Free Champagne and FC legroom"--- Air Jamaica (Incorrect - Air Jamaica does offer free Champage but they did not offer First Class legroom for all passengers)
11) "Gas Light Service"--- Mohawk correct
8) "Royal Hawaiian Service"--- Delta or United? which one...? )
Regarding Petroleum Club flights to Dallas, it wasn't American but it was aboard an airline other than Braniff that offered 727 service into Dallas.

Speaking of Muse Air...



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8) "Royal Hawaiian Service"---DELTA
(just a 50% chance of
being wrong)!!!!!
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Old Feb 17, 12, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by Wally Bird View Post
11) "Gas Light Service"--- Mohawk
Concur. With DC-3s
Free beer and pretzels with a good 5 cent cigar. This looks like fun!

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Old Feb 17, 12, 9:55 am
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I'm sorry, cs57, it was United. It was a great service in its day, much more elaborate than any of the so called "First Class" services being offered to the islands today. Catering was inspired by Trader Vic's and the Mai Tais remain amongst the finest I have ever had anywhere.



Boarding your DC-8 to Hawaii



Cheers to Royal Hawaiian Service and a First Class seat to Hawaii
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Old Feb 17, 12, 10:31 am
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I'm just tossing these questions out off the top of my head. I'm pretty sure about the answers but of course am always amenable to correction or debate. So - how about some service oriented questions...

1.) What airline offered Four Star Service on its longer flights across America?

2.) What airline used to advertise the famous "Hunt Breakfast" flights?

3.) What airline offfered First Class legroom and free Champagne on all of its flights back in the 1970s?

4.) What airline used to be famous for its promotional shot glasses?

5.) What airline offered "SunShip Service" to Florida with its DC-9s?

6.) What airlirline used to offer "Fiesta Service" on its flights to Mexico?

7.) What airline offered "Gold Coast Service" in the 1980s and 90s?

8.) What airline used to offer "Royal Hawaiian Service" on its flights to Hawaii?

9.) What airline used to be known as "The Alaska Flag Line"?

10.) What airline used to fly "The Route of The Gold Strikes"?

11.) What airline used to offer "Gas Light Service"?

12.) What current US airline's First Class service was branded "Royal Service" back in the 1960s?

13.) What airline used to offer "Petroleum Club Service" on its 727 flights to Dallas?

14.) What airline used to offer "Golden Falcon Service" initially on its DC-7s and lateer on its DC-8s?
2. Hunt breakfast flights were on Western.

3. I would guess Frontier?

4. Guessing here... Southern? I remember I used to have a decent collection of about a dozen shot glasses from Southern. I have no idea what ever happened to them.

5. Ozark has SunShip service!

6. I am going to guess Western has Fiesta service.... that rings a bell in my mind for some reason.

7. Gold Coast Service was Alaska Airlines.

13. If it wasnt American, I would guess Braniff?

14. Eastern!
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Old Feb 17, 12, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by N702ML View Post
2.) What airline used to advertise the famous "Hunt Breakfast" flights?
2. Hunt breakfast flights were on Western. Correct!


Western's Famous Hunt Breakfast Flights

3.) What airline offfered First Class legroom and free Champagne on all of its flights back in the 1970s?
3. I would guess Frontier? Nope, Frontier offered First Class legroom throughout but no free Champagne though complimentary little bottles of Dos Hermanos or Mateus wine were served with the excellent meals.



First Class legroom and great food on Frontier

4.) What airline used to be famous for its promotional shot glasses?
4. Guessing here... Southern? I remember I used to have a decent collection of about a dozen shot glasses from Southern. I have no idea what ever happened to them. Cheers! You are correct, Sir!

5.) What airline offered "SunShip Service" to Florida with its DC-9s?
5. Ozark has SunShip service! Correct!

6.) What airlirline used to offer "Fiesta Service" on its flights to Mexico?
6. I am going to guess Western has Fiesta service.... that rings a bell in my mind for some reason. Si, claro!

7.) What airline offered "Gold Coast Service" in the 1980s and 90s?
7. Gold Coast Service was Alaska Airlines. Eureka!

13.) What airline used to offer "Petroleum Club Service" on its 727 flights to Dallas?

13. If it wasnt American, I would guess Braniff? No, not Braniff although they were the major 727 operator at DFW. Here's a hint - the service was into DAL, before DFW opened.

14.) What airline used to offer "Golden Falcon Service" initially on its DC-7s and lateer on its DC-8s?
14. Eastern Right on!!
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I remember the Mateus wine service on Frontier!

And with regard to the "Petroleum Club Service".....

Was it the original Frontier with the B727-200 DEN-DAL?

BTW, congrats to Seat 2A for the success of this excellent thread!
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Old Feb 17, 12, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
I remember the Mateus wine service on Frontier! And with regard to the "Petroleum Club Service"..... Was it the original Frontier with the B727-200 DEN-DAL?

That's the ticket! Frontier used to offer First Class service on those 727s, all of which were later sold to Braniff.



Frontier's fabulous Petroleum Club Service

BTW, congrats to Seat 2A for the success of this excellent thread!
Well thank you, jlemon but let me extend congratulations and thanks to all of us who have participated thus far. It's definitely been a team effort!
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Yes, it's been quite a bit of fun with more questions to come!

BTW, I goofed up a bit with my answer, I think, as I believe Frontier's service at this time was offered on their B727-100 aircraft as I do not believe they operated the 72S at that point. What say you, Seat 2A?
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While I'm pretty sure Frontier operated its 727s into the early 1970s (I think the last of them was sold to Braniff iin 1972) I'm not sure of the timeline on Petroleum Club services. The 727-100s arrived in 1966 and the -200s came online in 1968. So far as I know, the 727s were always operated in a two class configuration, so that might suggest the PC service extended to the 72S flights as well. By the time I started working at Frontier, we were strictly standard class 737-200s, CVR-580s and a couple of DH6s.
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OK, lets have some from across the Atlantic (which our mainly US participants can still have a shot at).

1) Which US-manufactured airliner was known to several UK airlines as the "Pionair" ?

2) Which two European airlines bought the Boeing Stratocruiser ?

3) Where was the BAC One-Eleven built ?

4) Which aircraft type operates the world's shortest flight, in the Scottish Orkney Islands ?

5) What was the first Lockheed type in British Airways colours ? Which prominent political event happened in front of one of them ?

6) What is notable in USA aviation about Northwest's BAe RJ tail number N536XJ, delivered May 2000 ?

7) Where in London is an aviation museum in an Art-Deco former airport terminal building ?

8) Which was the first scheduled jet airliner across the North Atlantic ? Who was disappointed by this ?
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3) BAC One Eleven was built at Hurn.

4) Orkney Islands (shortest flight)----Britten Norman Islander.

2) BOAC and ? (did not find another european airline in the production list, or my books)

Thanks to all for these GREAT questions!!

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