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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jun 1, 16, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post

46. Every Saturday morning between 9:15am and 9:30am, four Continental Airlines jetliners depart Newark International Airport bound for four airports in Colorado. One of the airplanes is an MD-80, another is a 737-500 and the other two are 757-200s. Can you identify which airport each of these aircraft flew to?
Vail, Steamboat Springs and Denver identified so far...
46. Hmmm....let's try Montrose (MTJ) with a B737-500.

And BTW, I did find a Dec. 1989 sched in the OAG listing Continental Boeing 727-200 service on Saturdays nonstop between Gunnison (GUC) and Houston Intercontinental (IAH). I also think CO may have operated the B737-500 into GUC in later years during ski season.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
28. These days, American Eagle will fly you nonstop between Los Angeles and Eugene, OR aboard a CRJ-700. Back in early 1992, this route was serviced with a single nonstop flight aboard a different airline and aircraft. Identify both, please.

I can attest that, on 29 March, this LAX-EUG flight was operated by N216NN, a Compass Airlines ERJ-175 in American Eagle livery ... IMO a far better flight experience than a CRJ-700

In 1996 the trip was probably still in the USAir timetable ... not sure if the ex-PSA BAe 146s were still in service; if not, maybe a 737-300


Good to hear that American Eagle has upgraded its equipment on this route to an ERJ-175. I've also enjoyed the 175 on the LAX-DEN route recently and I completely agree - it's a much nicer airplane than the CRJ-700 - at least as operated by AE. I once flew aboard a United Express -700 (DEN-AUS) as operated by GoJet. From the perspective of an Economy Plus seat, it was a very comfortable airplane.

As to the question, the US Air flight is a very good guess but alas, the airline offering nonstop service per the schedule I reference is a different one. Care to have another go?

33. The fiercely competitive route between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas is the beneficiary of nonstop service from three airlines. Identify the airlines and the equipment each operates on this route.

Can we please learn the competitive destination?

Sorry about that... Carry on.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by kochleffel View Post
The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing its Ford Trimotor to my local airport this week. Should I book a 15-minute flight? Anyone done this?
About 20 years ago I flew aboard a Ford Tri-Motor replica operating flightseeing services out of Healy, Alaska. Great scenery. Not overly comfortable though. Still, I'd do it again.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
15. Once upon a time, Nantucket, MA was the beneficiary of DC-9 jet flights from the likes of Northeast and New York Air. These days (1992), Nantucket is served by just a single jet flight. Identify the airline, the equipment and the route.

I'll guess this was seasonal service during the summer months operated by Continental with a MD-80 between ACK and EWR.

I like it! I don't know if CO ever flew into ACK but for the purposes of this question and its timeline, we're looking for a different airline and aircraft type. Please - do try again!
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Old Jun 1, 16, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
12. If you want to fly aboard a 737-400 out of Albuquerque, there’s only a single flight departing each day. Identify the airline and the destination airport.

Since it's not PIT, US perhaps ran their 734 from ABQ to their other hub at CLT.

Then again, perhaps they didn't... Here's a hint though... the flight did not operate to a US Air hub city.

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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
I believe Western Pacific operated a couple of B727-200 aircraft (leased from Express One, I think) while they were awaiting delivery of additional B737-300s.
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12- "the flight did not operate to a US Air hub city"
well, I think there's a qualifier here: "directly"

I'm pretty sure US once operated ABQ<-->PIT (and maybe even ABQ<-->CLT), but if demand had dropped off they may well have relegated my original home town to a "tag-on" from one of their Texas destinations (San Antonio, Dallas, or Houston)
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
38 ... a post deregulation carrier that offers a single almost daily one stop flight between IAD and SFO aboard an aging 737-200. ... identify the airline and the intermediate stop ....
methinks this was Vanguard Airlines, via their Kansas City hub
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46. Every Saturday morning between 9:15am and 9:45am, four Continental Airlines jetliners depart Newark International Airport bound for four airports in Colorado. One of the airplanes is an MD-80, another is a 737-500 and the other two are 757-200s. Can you identify which airport each of these aircraft flew to?
(HDN, EGE and DEN already identified)

Per jrl767: I'll guess Grand Junction ... Pueblo isn't a likely candidate for ski season traffic, I don't think CO ever went into Durango, and there really aren't that many more cities in Colorado that had mainline jet service anyway...

Per jlemon: Hmmm....let's try Montrose (MTJ) with a B737-500.

Montrose is Correct, Mr. Lemon! Here are the four flights out of Newark:

CO 1075 EWR-EGE 920a - 1155a 757 Snack
CO 1155 EWR-MTJ 930a - 1215p 735 Snack
CO 1077 EWR-HDN 945a - 1214p 757 Snack
CO 143 EWR-DEN 945a - 1214p M80 Luncheon

Per jlemon:And BTW, I did find a Dec. 1989 sched in the OAG listing Continental Boeing 727-200 service on Saturdays nonstop between Gunnison (GUC) and Houston Intercontinental (IAH). I also think CO may have operated the B737-500 into GUC in later years during ski season.

Ah... good to hear! Again, AA and DL were the only operators per the full sized OAG I referenced from late 1997. Air Atlanta also once served Gunnison on an ATL-GUC-PUB-ATL routing utilizing 727-100 equipment.

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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
12. If you want to fly aboard a 737-400 out of Albuquerque, there’s only a single flight departing each day. Identify the airline and the destination airport.
Hint: The flight did not operate to a US Air hub city

Well, I think there's a qualifier here: "directly" I'm pretty sure US once operated ABQ<-->PIT (and maybe even ABQ<-->CLT), but if demand had dropped off they may well have relegated my original home town to a "tag-on" from one of their Texas destinations (San Antonio, Dallas, or Houston)

As I understand it - "Nonstop" means exactly that. "Direct" means the flight eventually goes to wherever, but enroute stops are made with no change of plane. In other parts of the world, I believe some use the term "direct" to mean nonstop.

In any event, the flight in question does travel directly to Charlotte, NC. One enroute stop is made and that is of course what this question revolves around.

Now then, while San Antonio, Dallas and Houston all represent a well educated and forthright effort to come up with the city in question, unfortunately none of them is the city we're looking for. Please - deposit another quarter and guess again!

38. Awright then, so here you are enjoying a pleasant spring evening at your shack in Frog Holler, Virginia when an old cellmate calls and asks if you’d be willing to marry him and this biker chick he met last weekend. The wedding will be next weekend at a “quiet” ceremony on Montara Point, just over the hill from SFO and not too far from your old digs at San Quentin, either. He’s even found an outfit that’ll quickly ordain you as a minister (the http://www.subgenius.com/]Church of the Sub-Genius[/url], no less) and better yet, he’s even come up with the means to pay for your airfare out and back aboard a post deregulation carrier that offers a single almost daily one stop flight between IAD and SFO aboard an aging 737-200.

Whaaaaat? A 737-200?! You explain that a reformed hijacker like yourself would never consider crossing the country on anything less than a 757-200, even for a wedding! Your protestations carry no sway with him though, especially after he reminds you that he had your back on more than one occasion during the occasional yard scuffle as well as those two prison riots. Besides, he was unable hack into the systems of any of those larger airlines that fly big planes like 757s. Well… alright then.

Now then, can you identify the airline and the intermediate stop before you finish your bottle of Old Crow and teeter off to bed? G’wan, now…


Me thinks this was Vanguard Airlines, via their Kansas City hub

jrl767, you Da Man!!! Vanguard Airlines and Kansas City are correct! Here's the schedule:

NJ 201 Dept. IAD 7:00am Arr. MCI 8:24am Dept. MCI 9:00am Arr. SFO 10:49am
Equipment: 737-200
Frequency: X7
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THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS MID-1992


1. Back in the early 1970s, New Haven, Connecticut enjoyed mainline jet service via Eastern Airlines DC-9-30s that flew up from Washington National. Through the eighties, propeller driven commuter aircraft provided the only lift out of the city. Now, in 1992, mainline jets have returned thanks to United Airlines which operates three daily flights with 737 jets ~ two from Chicago and one from ___________________.
PARTIALLY A N S W E R E D


2. By 1992, 727-100s were becoming an increasingly rare sight at North American airports. However, every Monday and Friday morning at 7:15am, a 727-100 departs Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) bound for Cozumel (CZM) with one intermediate stop. A snack and a lunch are served enroute. Identify the airline and the intermediate stop.

3. Way up north in Canada’s Northwest Territory, three airlines vie for your patronage on the fiercely competitive route between Yellowknife (YZF) and Cambridge Bay (YCB). Two of the airlines operate mainline jet equipment while the other utilizes a turbo-prop. Identify each airline and its respective equipment.

4. A thorough perusal of the schedules reveals that during the mid-summer of 1992, only one airline was operating mainline jet equipment into Tampa’s St. Petersburg International Airport (PIE), operating four flights a week from an unnamed American city. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the city of origin for these flights.

5. Further perusal of the 1992 summer schedule reveals a single airline providing the only all economy configured flights between New York area airports and Ft. Lauderdale. Three flights per day are offered, one each from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (ISP), New Jersey’s Newark International (EWR) and New York’s Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Identify the airline and the single aircraft type it operates on these three routes.

6. In mid-1992, passengers desiring nonstop transport between Anchorage and Honolulu were limited to this once a week, Saturday only flight. Identify the airline and aircraft involved.

7. Identify the four U.S. airlines that serve Cancun, Mexico.

8. In mid-1992, American Airlines was big on San Juan, Puerto Rico, offering nonstop service from fourteen different mainland U.S. airports. Identify each of them.

9. The Oklahoma City to Kansas City route used to be Braniff country. Not anymore. In mid-1992 the only nonstop service is provided via this airline with six mostly daily flights. Name it. A N S W E R E D

10. If you wanted to take advantage of Fifth Freedom rights to fly foreign carriers within North America, Montreal probably offered more options than any other city on the continent. Let’s examine just a couple here: Identify the two foreign airlines operating between Montreal and Chicago. While you’re at it, go ahead and identify which type of aircraft each airline operated on the route.

11. Not so many years earlier, 747s were commonly seen on domestic services around North America. Los Angeles in particular enjoyed 747 flights from cities as diverse as Seattle, Phoenix, Detroit, Dallas and Denver to name just a few. Today – in 1992 – aside from Hawaii schedules - Los Angeles is served by just three 747 flights originating in North America. Each flight is operated by a different airline. Identify the airline and the route flown.


12. If you want to fly aboard a 737-400 out of Albuquerque, there’s only a single flight departing each day. Identify the airline and the destination airport.
US Air identified. Still looking for the destination


13. If you want to fly upon a DC-9-10 out of Phoenix, you’ll have to call this airline. Which airline is it?

14. Identify the only city in Montana receiving jet flights that does not have any nonstop interstate jet services.

15. Once upon a time, Nantucket, MA was the beneficiary of DC-9 jet flights from the likes of Northeast and New York Air. These days (1992), Nantucket is served by just a single jet flight. Identify the airline, the equipment and the route.


THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS SPRING 1994

16. At this time there are four foreign airlines that enjoy Fifth Freedom rights between Los Angeles and Mexico City. Identify each airline and the aircraft it flies on this route.
LACSA A320 and Malaysian 747-400 identified so far...

17. Speaking of Mexico, I’ve been able to find four Mexican airlines that fly mainline jets into the U.S. Don’t worry none about them jets – just identify the airlines.
A N S W E R E D

18. Speaking further of Mexico, there’s an airline that operates a one-stop turboprop flight between Mexico City and San Antonio, TX. The flight stops in San Luis Potosi. Identify the airline and the aircraft used.
A N S W E R E D

19. You are enjoying a nice late winter afternoon in Spokane, Washington when friends call and ask if you’d care to join them on a road trip along Route 66 through the Mojave Desert. The timing is a bit sudden – they’re leaving from their home in Santa Monica tomorrow morning – but as luck would have it the one and only nonstop flight from Spokane to LAX departs in a couple of hours at 6:35pm. Identify the airline and the aircraft operating this flight.

20. If you live in Milwaukee and want to fly nonstop to Florida over the winter, this airline offers the only daily nonstop flights to Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando and Tampa. Identify the airline.

21. If you live in Nashville and want to fly to West Palm Beach, there’s only one flight per day, albeit a one-stop flight. It’s got some vintage equipment though, and a cheap fare to boot. Identify the airline, the equipment and the enroute stop.

22. Identify the airline that – as of early 1994 - flies mainline jets into more Colorado cities than any other. While you’re at it, identify those Colorado cities as well.

23. Worcester, MA has enjoyed jet service from a variety of airlines over the years. Alas, in early 1994 there was only a single jet flight out of town. Identify the airline, the jet and the destination served.


24. Despite the short distances involved, US Airways operates intra-state mainline jet service to five North Carolina Cities from Charlotte. Identify those cities.
Raleigh, Fayetteville and Asheville identified so far...


25. Identify 8 state capitols that once had mainline jet service but as of mid-1994 no longer do.


THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS EARLY 1996


26. Aspen, Colorado was receiving nonstop flights from four different cities, each operated by a different airline. Identify each airline, the city it served Aspen from and the aircraft it used for that service.

27. If you want to fly upon a jet between Miami and Jacksonville, only one airline will fit the bill with four daily or almost daily flights. Identify the airline and the aircraft utilized.

28. These days, American Eagle will fly you nonstop between Los Angeles and Eugene, OR aboard a CRJ-700. Back in early 1992, this route was serviced with a single nonstop flight aboard a different airline and aircraft. Identify both, please.

29. Back in 1976, I flew between Fresno and San Francisco aboard a United DC-8-61. Sixteen years later, the only jet service on this route is via a single flight aboard this airline. Identify the airline and the equipment.

30. If you want to fly aboard a Fokker 100 out of Winnipeg, you’ll have to do so with this airline on this route. Identify both.

31. Per the North American OAG referenced for this question, there are four foreign airlines serving Miami with 727-100 equipment. Interestingly, only two routes are involved, i.e. two airlines per each route. Given the regions covered by this OAG, identify the four airlines and – if you like – you may also have a go at the relevant routes.

32. This airline operated twice weekly flights routing MIA-STT-STX-MIA utilizing 727-200 equipment. Identify the airline.

33. The fiercely competitive route between Colorado Springs and Las Vegas is the beneficiary of nonstop service from three airlines. Identify the airlines and the equipment each operates on this route.

34. This airline offers more jet flights into Birmingham, Alabama than any other. Which airline is it?

35. If you want to fly out of Bullhead City, AZ on a jet, you have to fly on this airline. Identify the airline, the equipment and the city served from IFP.


THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS LATE 1997


36. Bloomington, Illinois was served by a total of two jet flights – one each operated by a unique airline. One flight went west, the other southeast. Identify each route as well as the airline and aircraft that served each route.

37. Lots of airlines provide service between the three Washington DC area airports and Chicago. However, only one airline provides nonstop service between Washington’s Dulles International and Chicago’s Midway Airport. Your mission – should you decide to accept it – is to identify both the airline and the aircraft utilized on this route.

38. Awright then, so here you are enjoying a pleasant spring evening at your shack in Frog Holler, Virginia when an old cellmate calls and asks if you’d be willing to marry him and this biker chick he met last weekend. The wedding will be next weekend at a “quiet” ceremony on Montara Point, just over the hill from SFO and not too far from your old digs at San Quentin, either. He’s even found an outfit that’ll quickly ordain you as a minister (the Church of the Sub-Genius, no less) and better yet, he’s even come up with the means to pay for your airfare out and back aboard a post deregulation carrier that offers a single almost daily one stop flight between IAD and SFO aboard an aging 737-200.

Whaaaaat? A 737-200?! You explain that a reformed hijacker like yourself would never consider crossing the country on anything less than a 757-200, even for a wedding! Your protestations carry no sway with him though, especially after he reminds you that he had your back on more than one occasion during the occasional yard scuffle as well as those two prison riots. Besides, he was unable hack into the systems of any of those larger airlines that fly big planes like 757s. Well… alright then.

Now then, can you identify the airline and the intermediate stop before you finish your bottle of Old Crow and teeter off to bed? G’wan, now…

A N S W E R E D

39. In most cases, travel during the “Good Old Days” was vastly superior to what passes as quality air transport these days. An exception however might be made on the Pittsburgh to Montreal route. At least in late 1997, that is. In the old days this route was flown aboard a Nordair 737-200. Nowadays you have the option of flying between Pittsburgh and Montreal aboard a foreign airline that’s taking advantage of its 5th Freedom rights. A snack is even served - if you’re in First Class. Boy oh boy – this sure beats a US Air DC-9-30! Identify the airline taking advantage of 5th freedom rights on this route as well as the aircraft it flies.

40. You want to fly from Chicago to Las Vegas – but man oh man – the fares sure are expensive! But hey! Further investigation reveals that if you’re willing to depart out of Midway Airport – located on the city’s south side – there are two airlines that offer substantially cheaper fares. Identify both airlines as well as the aircraft that each airline operates.

41. Spirit Airlines hubs at Atlantic City and from there flies to a variety of destinations in Florida and the Northeast. Identify the only city Spirit flies to that’s south of Atlantic City and is NOT in Florida. As to the aircraft - Who cares? It’s probably an old DC-9-30, anyway.
A N S W E R E D

42. You’re having a great time with your buddies watching the Packers whoop up on the hapless Bears while enjoying copious samples of Sprecher’s premier and limited edition microbrews at Milwaukee’s famous Oriental Theater. Just as Brett Favre hits Antonio Freeman on a deep post pattern for his third touchdown of the game, the boss calls and sez you gotta be in Baltimore by tomorrow night. Dammit! You’re gonna miss the Broncos – Raiders game on Monday Night Football!

Sigh… Awright then. Ever the faithful and obedient servant of the corporation, you return home to check your trusty OAG and discover that there are no nonstop between Milwaukee and Baltimore and only a single direct one-stop flight through an airport you’ve never flown through before. Hmm… You thought you’d flown through every airport in the east but NO! Well alrighty then. This’ll be fun. Book it, Danno!

Now then, can you identify the airline, the intermediate stop and the aircraft utilized? Of course you can! Go for it!!!

43. Here’s a flight that operates uniquely between this airline’s northernmost and southernmost points. And here’s a hint: The northernmost point is Fairbanks, Alaska. The southernmost point is just up the road from Mexico. Along the way four enroute stops are made. Based upon the fact that this is 1997 and we’re not talking about Alaska Airlines; can you identify the airline, the destination, the intermediate stops and the aircraft utilized?

44. It’s a damp, wintery afternoon in southern Ohio when you get a call from an old friend requesting the pleasure of your company for a weekend of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands. You’re already thinking of how to get there before she’s even completed her request. Thankfully an ad in the Travel Section of last Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer shows you the way – a Saturday only nonstop departure straight from Cincinnati to Grand Cayman. Right on! Identify the airline and the aircraft you’ll be flying upon.

45. Only two airlines fly jets into Lincoln, Nebraska. Don’t worry about what kind of jets they are or where they come from. Just name the airlines.

46. Every Saturday morning between 9:15am and 9:30am, four Continental Airlines jetliners depart Newark International Airport bound for four airports in Colorado. One of the airplanes is an MD-80, another is a 737-500 and the other two are 757-200s. Can you identify which airport each of these aircraft flew to?
A N S W E R E D

47. A big Nor’easter is bearing down on The Cape bringing wicked cold and up to 5” of snow. You quickly decide to flip the tables on Mother Nature and fly down the coast to Tampa where sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s are projected for the weekend. Unfortunately, with less than seven days advance notice, you soon discover that airfares on all the usual airlines are way too expensive given your meager wage as an Anchovy Trainer out at Woods Hole. Sigh… guess you’ll be putting on snow tires and shoveling snow this weekend after all…

The next day, while casually perusing the sports section of the Boston Globe, (Awright! The Bruins won!!!) you come across an ad for an airline you’ve never heard of but one that nonetheless promises low fares to both Tampa and Orlando from Boston. A quick call to their -800 number reveals that the airline offers a direct flight between Boston and Tampa but that two intermediate stops will be made enroute. The price is right – even for an Anchovy Trainer – and so you quickly make a reservation and then start packing your bags.

Identify the airline, the aircraft and the two intermediate stops that you’ll make enroute to Tampa.

48. This airline provided a less expensive option to Air Canada and Canadian Airlines with twice daily one stop service between Calgary and Toronto. Identify the airline, the aircraft and the intermediate stop.

49. Who’d’ve ever thought that there would be sufficient demand to offer not one but three nonstop flights between Nashville and Colorado Springs? Not me. But yes, it turns out that in 1997 there are three almost daily jet flights between these two cities. Identify the airline and the aircraft utilized, please.


50. Three airlines provided nonstop service on the fiercely competitive route between Orlando and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Identify each airline and – if you feel up to it – the aircraft type each airline was operating.
American and Kiwi International (727-200s) have been correctly identified so far. We're still looking for one more...

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THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS LATE 1997
41. Spirit Airlines hubs at Atlantic City and from there flies to a variety of destinations in Florida and the Northeast. Identify the only city Spirit flies to that’s south of Atlantic City and is NOT in Florida. As to the aircraft - Who cares? It’s probably an old DC-9-30, anyway.
was this perhaps Myrtle Beach?

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50. Three airlines provided nonstop service on the fiercely competitive route between Orlando and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Identify each airline and – if you feel up to it – the aircraft type each airline was operating.
we would probably find American and Kiwi operating MCO<-->SJU with a 757 and a 72S respectively ... as for the third, I'll again opt for ValuJet-maybe-in-AirTran-reincarnation with a DC9-30
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12. If you want to fly aboard a 737-400 out of Albuquerque, there’s only a single flight departing each day. Identify the airline and the destination airport.
US Air identified. Still looking for the destination
Let's try Kansas City (MCI).
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44. It’s a damp, wintery afternoon in southern Ohio when you get a call from an old friend requesting the pleasure of your company for a weekend of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands. You’re already thinking of how to get there before she’s even completed her request. Thankfully an ad in the Travel Section of last Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer shows you the way – a Saturday only nonstop departure straight from Cincinnati to Grand Cayman. Right on! Identify the airline and the aircraft you’ll be flying upon.
Well I suppose the lead airline in Cincinnati was Delta, even then (and had been since their 1950s acquisition of Chicago & Southern - but I digress). But I don't recall Delta being very hot on Grand Cayman, where the lead US airline was Northwest, who I also don't recall being very prominent in CVG. I don't recall Cayman Airways getting to Cincinnati either, so let's think of something more off the wall.

UPS had a shot around this time of using their QC 727s in passenger service on just this sort of route. I don't think we've had UPS before as a passenger carrier, so let's give them a try. You can only laugh .

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It’s a damp, wintery afternoon
That's just how it is here in London today. Yesterday morning there was the hugest rain of the year, and we got soaked. This morning it was very thick and low cloud and drizzle, to the extent that I heard London City having (inevitably) missed approaches going over us, up in the greyness. Mrs WHBM got out clothing which, if I had been more active, should have been put up in the attic for the summer. We looked at each other in silent contemplation when I suggested turning the heating back on. It's June ...
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41. Spirit Airlines hubs at Atlantic City and from there flies to a variety of destinations in Florida and the Northeast. Identify the only city Spirit flies to that’s south of Atlantic City and is NOT in Florida. As to the aircraft - Who cares? It’s probably an old DC-9-30, anyway.

Was this perhaps Myrtle Beach?

Indeed it was. Well done, J!

50. Three airlines provided nonstop service on the fiercely competitive route between Orlando and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Identify each airline and – if you feel up to it – the aircraft type each airline was operating.

We would probably find American and Kiwi operating MCO<-->SJU with a 757 and a 72S respectively ... as for the third, I'll again opt for ValuJet-maybe-in-AirTran-reincarnation with a DC9-30

All good with AA and Kiwi, both of which were operating 727-200 equipment on this route.

The third airline was not AirTran however. Please do have another go at this one!
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