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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Jun 5, 16, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by teddybear99 View Post
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 and Haiti Trans Air operating MIA-PAP answers half the question.

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

Not so wild, Teddy. Pretty accurate, actually. Cancun - Miami is the correct route, as is TAESA. However, Aerolineas Argentinas and its ancient 727-23 is incorrect. So, we need just one more 727-100 operator on the CUN-MIA route.

BTW, so far as I can tell, the TAESA flight terminated in Miami. As a foreign carrier, I don't believe TAESA would have any traffic rights on the MIA-SJU route.
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Old Jun 5, 16, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
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.

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.

My first thought - American - seemed too obvious. Also, the twice weekly schedule put me off. Still, let's go with AA for my second go-round, operating a 767-300.
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Old Jun 5, 16, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
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? ...
The airline was Reno Air and the routing from north to south started out FAI-ANC-SEA.
I know QQ also had a "hublet" at San Jose, so how about SEA-SJC-LAS-TUS
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26. The most comfortable aircraft type in the pack, you say....

Well, then....I am reminded of the Avro RJ85 operated as Northwest Jetlink (NW*) by Mesaba. And with 16 first class seats and just 53 coach seats, I think this little British jet would qualify as being the most comfortable.

BTW, I believe that with a total of 69 seats on the RJ85, Mesaba was just under the scope clause NW had in effect with its mainline pilots at the time prohibiting code sharing partners from operating aircraft configured with over 70 seats.

The route? MSP-ASE.

43. And here's our Reno Air re-route: FAI-ANC-SEA-RNO-LAS-SAN
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
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42. You’re ... at Milwaukee’s famous Oriental Theater. ... 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!!!
I believe this was the fairly short-lived Pro Air, that was actually headquartered in Seattle but tried to establish its hub at Detroit City Airport (DET) ... they mainly operated 737-400s but may have had a stray -300 or two
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post

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.
Another excellent guess from Seat 2A! However, the air carrier was not American and the aircraft type was not a B767-300....or a -300ER, for that matter.

Please guess again, sir!
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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.
A N S W E R E D

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.
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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!!!

A N S W E R E D

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?
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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.
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?
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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.

A N S W E R E D

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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Old Jun 5, 16, 1:17 pm
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My guess on the mystery LAX-SJU airline would be TWA, with a 757-231.

jrl767, I'd forgotten about Pro Air!

I was living in Troy, Michigan, and on a whim, I drove down to DET the day they began service (their first revenue flight was DET-BWI-DET), and one of their managers invited me to ride their inaugural flight, as a guest of the airline. All of their employees were very dedicated and kind, but I felt the neighborhood around DET, which has been declining for 60+ years, would probably deter passengers from flying them - unfortunately I was right.
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My guess on the mystery LAX-SJU airline would be TWA, with a 757-231.
Trans World Airlines is correct! Here's the round trip TWA sched.....

TW 926: Los Angeles (LAX) 11:00p - 9:01a San Juan (SJU)
Op: Fridays and Saturdays only
Equip: 757
Meal service: Snack

TW 927: San Juan (SJU) 10:30a - 2:44p Los Angeles (LAX)
Op: Saturdays and Sundays only
Equip: 757
Meal service: Lunch

It was not too long after this that American completed their acquisition of and merger with TWA. And the LAX-SJU nonstop service was then discontinued in favor of routing passengers through the AA hubs at DFW and MIA.

BTW, my very first visit to the Caribbean commenced on board an AA DC-10 in first class. Routing of AA 606 was LAX-DFW-SJU and the front cabin service on the "LuxuryLiner" was excellent.
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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.
5. Well, you have jogged my memory here, sir, with your mention earlier of Carnival Air Lines.

So let's go with Carnival (KW) here operating Boeing 737-200 equipment.

Also, a Tropical WX Update: just five days into the 2016 hurricane season, we now have our first tropical storm in the GOM. It's in the southern Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. Tropical Storm Colin is expected to make landfall on the west coast of Florida, perhaps somewhere between Tampa/St. Pete and Panama City, FL. USAF Reserve WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft from Keesler AFB are continuing to investigate this tropical weather system.

And, folks, I have the funny feeling we may see an interesting tropical weather season here in the Gulf this summer as it has been very quiet in the GOM the past several years......we've dodged that particular bullet for awhile now.

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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.
Hanair and Haiti Trans Air operating MIA-PAP answers half the question.

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

Not so wild, Teddy. Pretty accurate, actually. Cancun - Miami is the correct route, as is TAESA. However, Aerolineas Argentinas and its ancient 727-23 is incorrect. So, we need just one more 727-100 operator on the CUN-MIA route.

BTW, so far as I can tell, the TAESA flight terminated in Miami. As a foreign carrier, I don't believe TAESA would have any traffic rights on the MIA-SJU route.
I am going to guess Mexicana, but I believe they flew this route with a B727-200, not a -100
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25. Identify 8 state capitols that once had mainline jet service but as of mid-1994 no longer do.
Let's see how many I get:

Alabama-Montgomery
Illinois-Springfield
Missouri-Jefferson City
Montana-Helena
New Hampshire-Concord
North Dakota-Bismarck
Oregon-Salem
South Dakota-Pierre
Vermont-Montpelier
Wyoming-Cheyenne
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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.
TriStar 146 from LAX, UA Express 146 from DEN and LoneStar D328 from DFW identified so far...

The most comfortable aircraft type in the pack, you say.... Well, then....I am reminded of the Avro RJ85 operated as Northwest Jetlink (NW*) by Mesaba. And with 16 first class seats and just 53 coach seats, I think this little British jet would qualify as being the most comfortable.

BTW, I believe that with a total of 69 seats on the RJ85, Mesaba was just under the scope clause NW had in effect with its mainline pilots at the time prohibiting code sharing partners from operating aircraft configured with over 70 seats.

The route? MSP-ASE.


Spot on, JL! And thanks for the added commentary. I had the good fortune to fly NW/Mesaba's RJ85s on a number of occasions, often in First Class. Regional Jet travel just doesn't get any better.

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...

And here's our Reno Air re-route: FAI-ANC-SEA-RNO-LAS-SAN

Per jrl767: And here's our Reno Air re-route: FAI-ANC-SEA-RNO-LAS-SAN
The correct answer lies somewhere between these two...
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42. You’re ... at Milwaukee’s famous Oriental Theater. ... 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!!!


I believe this was the fairly short-lived Pro Air, that was actually headquartered in Seattle but tried to establish its hub at Detroit City Airport (DET) ... they mainly operated 737-400s but may have had a stray -300 or two
I believe you're 100% right, J! Excellent work! ^
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
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.

Well, you have jogged my memory here, sir, with your mention earlier of Carnival Air Lines. So let's go with Carnival (KW) here operating Boeing 737-200 equipment.

A good guess given the times and the region JL but alas, we're looking for a different airline and equipment here. Please - guess again!

Also, a Tropical WX Update:I have the funny feeling we may see an interesting tropical weather season here in the Gulf this summer as it has been very quiet in the GOM the past several years......we've dodged that particular bullet for awhile now.

I wonder if there are any sandbag companies trading on the Big Board? Might be a good time to buy! Stay well and dry, JL.
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