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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jun 4, 16, 10:47 pm
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47a: I'm now waffling on this question because my questions stem mostly from memory only, but obscure airlines have always flown HYA-LGA and HYA-JFK, and both LGA and JFK have had nonstop flights to TPA since ~1980. Newark was intended to be the third answer, but again, I'm uncertain as to when Continental pulled out of the HYA-EWR market.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
Here's a bonus quiz item.....

In 2001, this airline was operating round trip nonstop service twice a week between LAX and SJU. Identify the airline and the aircraft type flown on the route.

Let's go with something obscure - say, Carnival, operating an A300
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Old Jun 4, 16, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post

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.

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.

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.
27. Air South with a B737-200

31. Aero Costa Rica and Aerolineas Argentinas- MIA-SJO, Hanair and Haiti Trans Air -MIA-PAP

36. Frontier-West to Denver via Omaha; Air Tran-Southeast to Orlando; both airlines used 737-200's
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Originally Posted by JoeDTW View Post
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.

This sure seems like the sort of airport American Trans Air would have served out of IND, with 727-100s

Your intuition serves you well, Joe. And correctly, I might add. ATA it was with 727-100 service from Indianapolis.

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

I'll go with Helena, which, despite being the state capitol, is (like Pierre) such a small town that it has limited air service.

A good choice but alas, not the correct choice. Please - guess again!

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.

A British Airways 767-336, which continued on to LHR.

British Airways is correct, however per the schedule I referenced the aircraft was listed as a 747 (assumedly a -236). It makes sense that a 763 was likely employed on this route at some point - perhaps seasonally.

As an aside, on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning I had to spend my first night in an airport, because my 7 PM AA flight from DTW to ORD left DTW at 2 AM, arriving ORD (with a time change) at 2:14 AM, and the earliest AA could get me home to MSP was 10:10 AM. DTW's North terminal was at least bearable, because the TVs turned off at 11:30 PM, but at ORD, the TVs continued at full volume all night, making any sort of rest impossible. Seat 2A, you would NOT have been happy!

You're right! I have found a couple of gates down on the L Concourse that are not only TV free but are also far enough from other TV equipped gates that one can get a peaceful night's rest (so long as the gate isn't assigned an early departure). Otherwise, I know of a couple paces down by United's baggage claim area that are pretty quiet.
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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.

I'm basically just going down the Atlantic seaboard here ... cities where I'm fairly sure there was a substantial AA presence:1.Boston (BOS) Correct!
2.New York (JFK) Correct!
3.Newark (EWR) Correct!
4.Philadelphia (PHL) Correct!
5.Baltimore (BWI) Correct!
6.Washingtpn (IAD) Correct!
7.Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Correct!
8.Orlando (MCO) Correct!
9.Miami (MIA) Correct!
moving westward to AA's other hubs

10. Nashville (BNA) Correct!
11. Chicago (ORD) Correct!
12. Dallas (DFW) Correct!
last two at random

13. Tampa (TPA) Correct!
14. New Orleans (MSY) Incorrect!

Ah... so close! Dang good start there, J! Awright then, go'n fetch that last city! Yew kin dew it!
I will tap in and claim Hartford as #14
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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 White Plains (Westchester County) HPN.
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.
A N S W E R E D

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.

A N S W E R E D


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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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?
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D


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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
TriStar 146 from LAX, UA Express 146 from DEN and LoneStar D328 from DFW identified so far...

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.
A N S W E R E D

28. These days, American Eagle will fly you nonstop between Los Angeles and Eugene, OR aboard a CRJ-700. Back in early 1996, this route was serviced with a single nonstop flight aboard a different airline and aircraft. Identify both, please.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
Hanair & Haiti Trans Air flying PAP-MIA have been identified. The other route is CUN-MIA on which TAESA has been identified. We need one more...

32. This airline operated twice weekly flights routing MIA-STT-STX-MIA utilizing 727-200 equipment. Identify the airline.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

34. This airline offers more jet flights into Birmingham, Alabama than any other. Which airline is it?
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
A N S W E R E D

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?
Reno Air has been identified, as has FAI-ANC-SEA on the southbound route so far...

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.
HINT: The airline has "International" as part of its title

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.
TWA has been identified as one of 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.
A N S W E R E D

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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.

Air South with a B737-200


Correct! And 1996 is the year I logged my first and only flight aboard Air South between Tampa and Miami for $19.00 one way.

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.

Aero Costa Rica and Aerolineas Argentinas- MIA-SJO, Hanair and Haiti Trans Air -MIA-PAP

The North American OAG does not include Central America, so MIA-SJO flights cannot be included in this answer.

Hanair and Haiti Trans Air operating MIA-PAP is indeed correct however. ^

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.

Frontier-West to Denver via Omaha; Air Tran-Southeast to Orlando; both airlines used 737-200's

Correct!
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[QUOTE=Seat 2A;26730336]THE TIMELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS MID-1992

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.

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?

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.

6. My guess is Hawaiian Air. I think Hawaiian's DC-8s were gone by 1992, and their DC-10s had yet to arrive, so this would have been flown with an L-1011.

13. The flight was probably headed for Mexico, and my guess is it would have been flown by AeroCalifornia.

30. AA, YWG-ORD

Seat 2A, I'm glad you know where to find peace and quiet at ORD. It won't do any good, but I'll be sending a message to AA this week, asking them to turn the TVs off overnight. In my message, I'll be stressing that turning off the TVs isn't just beneficial to passengers; it's also beneficial to AA's gate agents, because if passengers stranded overnight are able to rest, they will be less likely to be verbally abusive to AA's customer contact employees.

The TVs were particularly irritating because it's election season, and there are few things more aggravating than having to listen to quotes from the press conference of a presidential candidate you despise, repeated once every ten minutes ALL ****ING NIGHT LONG!
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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.

Aero Costa Rica and Aerolineas Argentinas- MIA-SJO, Hanair and Haiti Trans Air -MIA-PAP

The North American OAG does not include Central America, so MIA-SJO flights cannot be included in this answer.

Hanair and Haiti Trans Air operating MIA-PAP is indeed correct however.




Ok I am going with a wild guess with obscure airlines flying the MIA-CUN route

TAESA using MIA as a stop-over between CUN and San Juan and Aerolineas Argentinas, using CUN as a stopover before heading south









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In 2001, this airline was operating round trip nonstop service twice a week between LAX and SJU. Identify the airline and the aircraft type flown on the route.
Seat 2A has weighed in on the above with Carnival Air Lines operating an A300. However, I believe Carnival was out of business by 2001 following a failed attempt to merge with a reincarnated Pan Am (I think they both went bankrupt in the late 90's).

So, no, the airline was not Carnival nor was the aircraft an A300. And here's a hint: this LAX-SJU nonstop was not operated by an obscure airline.
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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 ___________________.
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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.

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?
1. Wild guess time: Westchester County (HPN) with an actual routing of ORD-HPN-HVN.

26. Well, #1 would be United Express (UA*) operated by Air Wisconsin with BAe 146 equipment, of course, with a good number of DEN-ASE nonstop flights.

Now #2 may have been another BAe 146 operator: TriStar (T3) operating LAX-ASE nonstop but probably not daily.

As for #3, let's go with Lone Star Airlines (AD) operating Dornier 328 propjets DFW-ASE nonstop.

And for #4, I'll guess America West Express (HP*) operated by Mesa Air with DHC-8 Dash 8 propjets PHX-ASE nonstop.

43. Another wild guess: Reno Air (QQ) operating MD-80 service with a routing of SAN-RNO-PDX-SEA-ANC-FAI.
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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.

My guess is Hawaiian Air. I think Hawaiian's DC-8s were gone by 1992, and their DC-10s had yet to arrive, so this would have been flown with an L-1011.

If I didn't know better, I too would have chosen Hawaiian Air. However, as I now know better, I have to tell you that we're looking for a doifferent airline here...

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?

The flight was probably headed for Mexico, and my guess is it would have been flown by AeroCalifornia.

Si, Senor! Estas correcto!

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.

AA, YWG-ORD

You're on a roll, Joe! The Fokker to Chicago is correct, eh...
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Old Jun 5, 16, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by teddybear99 View Post
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.

Per jrl767
: BWI, BOS, ORD, DFW, MIA, TPA, JFK, IAD, EWR, BNA, MCO, PHL & RDU

I will tap in and claim Hartford as #14

Nicely played, TB99!
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Old Jun 5, 16, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
In that case, I'm going with Continental to Newark on a dc9-30. Rationale: Continental Express ran some of its largest turboprops on that route,, and I vaguely recall seasonal up gauges. There were no regional jets back then, and I don't think ACK has ever seen 737 or a320 service.
I seem to recall that Continental did operate jet equipment back in the day between Nantucket and Newark on summertime seasonal basis with either a DC-9-30 or MD-80 (I also think the D9S is more likely).

But, of course, I cannot find a schedule confirming this......
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Old Jun 5, 16, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
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:

Wild guess time: Westchester County (HPN) with an actual routing of ORD-HPN-HVN.

Correct! Equipment was a 737-300.

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.

Well, #1 would be United Express (UA*) operated by Air Wisconsin with BAe 146 equipment, of course, with a good number of DEN-ASE nonstop flights.

Now #2 may have been another BAe 146 operator: TriStar (T3) operating LAX-ASE nonstop but probably not daily.

As for #3, let's go with Lone Star Airlines (AD) operating Dornier 328 propjets DFW-ASE nonstop.

And for #4, I'll guess America West Express (HP*) operated by Mesa Air with DHC-8 Dash 8 propjets PHX-ASE nonstop.


Choices 1,2 and 3 are correct - all of them flown with equipment featuring relatively uncomfortable seat configurations (3-3 for the -146, assumedly uncomfortable on a long flight for a prop from Dallas)

Choice 4 is incorrect - at least in early 1996. The airline we're looking for operated far and away the most comfortable aircraft of the quartet. Which airline could it be...?

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?

Another wild guess: Reno Air (QQ) operating MD-80 service with a routing of SAN-RNO-PDX-SEA-ANC-FAI.

Not so wild... The airline was Reno Air and the routing from north to south started out FAI-ANC-SEA. As for the rest of it, we'll need to do some rerouting...
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