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Cattle Airlines Nov 25, 11 5:33 pm

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To make things faster pace, how about 2 questions at a time?
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New question:

In the late 1990's, what major airline flew Wichita-Seattle non-stop? Hint: It did not operate a hub or a focus city in either Seattle or Wichita.

New question 2:

What major airline that is currently operating can trace roots to Empire Airlines, which flew many routes from Syracuse?

Seat 2A Nov 25, 11 8:09 pm

1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?

I was unaware that United ever had a scheduled run between SFO and OAK with a widebodied aircraft. So far as I knew, the largest thing they ever operated on this route was a DC-8-61.

On the other hand, Eastern used to fly an A300 on the MIA-FLL-JFK route. I flew it once. MIA-FLL is about 20 miles.

Cattle Airlines Nov 26, 11 3:08 pm


Originally Posted by Seat 2A (Post 17515641)
1. In the late 1990's, what major airline flew Wichita-Seattle non-stop? Hint: It did not operate a hub or a focus city in either Seattle or Wichita.

I'm gonna have to guess someone got a contract to move Boeing employees around. I'll go with TWA

2. What major airline that is currently operating can trace roots to Empire Airlines, which flew many routes from Syracuse?

That would be US Airways via its acquisition of Piedmont

Two more questions:

1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?

2. Name at least seven airlines (I can think of eight) that operated jets that went on to become part of what is now known as Delta Airlines.[/QUOTE]

Confirmation of answer:
TWA is correct. I don't know if Boeing had a contract. The flights lasted several months before ending. US Airways is correct.

Answer:
Guess, it would be United Airlines DC-10 San Francisco-Oakland. I do know that in the 1980's, UA had several SFO-OAK flights, some of them being SFO-OAK-ORD.

Answer 2:
Delta 7 or 8:
Northeast, Western, Northwest, Republic, Hughes Air West, Southern, North Central, Pan Am Shuttle (also Pan Am transatlantic, but those were rights, not all the airline), Song (spun off then re-absorbed), Bonanza Airlines (before Hughes Air West). That makes 10, so at least 7 are mentioned.

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Next 2 questions:
1. awaiting confirmation. If confirmed and I don't respond in 24 hours, anyone may post.

2. What airlines operated shuttle service between LaGuardia and Washington National preceding Delta and US Airways? Hint: Delta hasn't always used the Marine Air Terminal in New York so some airline must have used it.

Kevin AA Nov 27, 11 1:54 am


Originally Posted by Seat 2A (Post 17482139)
You're right - I should have said just F28 and not put the 1000 on there. Good call! I think the -4000 was only marginally longer and looked almost identical. I can think of seven U.S. F28 operators for sure.

Altair, Mid-Pacific, US Air, Pilgrim Airlines, Piedmont, Horizon and Empire

There was one more that operated between SLC and LAS amongst other routes back in the 90s. I can picture the plane, silver/grey fuselage with dark blue logo but can't quite think of the airline name. I know I've got a postcard of it but my postcards are in storage. Any help?

I sat in one (a Piedmont F28) at an air show many years ago. :) (never got to fly in it)

Great thread! ^

moondog Nov 27, 11 3:33 am


Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines (Post 17518760)
2. What airlines operated shuttle service between LaGuardia and Washington National preceding Delta and US Airways? Hint: Delta hasn't always used the Marine Air Terminal in New York so some airline must have used it.

Eastern and Trump?

Cattle Airlines Nov 27, 11 4:59 pm


Originally Posted by moondog (Post 17520593)
Eastern and Trump?

You're next! Think of a question. Trump Shuttle was what I wanted someone to remember.

Cattle Airlines Nov 27, 11 5:09 pm


Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines (Post 17518760)
That would be US Airways via its acquisition of Piedmont

Two more questions:

1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?


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Next 2 questions:
1. awaiting confirmation. If confirmed and I don't respond in 24 hours, anyone may post.

2. What airlines operated shuttle service between LaGuardia and Washington National preceding Delta and US Airways? Hint: Delta hasn't always used the Marine Air Terminal in New York so some airline must have used it.

Still awaiting confirmation but I think I am correct. Therefore, I will pose another question. Moondog has rights to pose the other question as we are asking two at a time to avoid having too slow a thread.

Question: DFW has several round terminals. The airline was opened in 1974. American currently uses terminal A (formerly 2E), B (formerly 2W and, for many years, used by the "other" airlines), C (formerly 3E), and the newer international terminal D (was never called 3W). When Delta had a DFW after Braniff collapsed, it used terminal 4E, now E.

What terminal did Braniff use? Braniff had a DFW hub.

(I know this is a terrible question if one has not flown into DFW a lot).

moondog Nov 27, 11 9:38 pm


Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines (Post 17523484)
You're next! Think of a question. Trump Shuttle was what I wanted someone to remember.

My questions:

1. Name at least 3 "flight 1s" that have been in service since 1980
2. Name one "flight 1" that travels in an easterly direction

Seat 2A Nov 28, 11 3:03 am

1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?

I was unaware that United ever had a scheduled run between SFO and OAK with a widebodied aircraft. So far as I know, the largest thing they ever operated on this route was a DC-8-61.

On the other hand, Eastern used to fly an A300 on the MIA-FLL-JFK route. I flew it once. MIA-FLL is about 20 miles.

Cattle Airlines Nov 28, 11 11:47 am


Originally Posted by Seat 2A (Post 17525356)
1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?

I was unaware that United ever had a scheduled run between SFO and OAK with a widebodied aircraft. So far as I know, the largest thing they ever operated on this route was a DC-8-61.

On the other hand, Eastern used to fly an A300 on the MIA-FLL-JFK route. I flew it once. MIA-FLL is about 20 miles.

I assume that you are correct so think of a question to ask us!

Cattle Airlines Nov 28, 11 11:54 am


Originally Posted by moondog (Post 17524563)
My questions:

1. Name at least 3 "flight 1s" that have been in service since 1980
2. Name one "flight 1" that travels in an easterly direction

Without looking, I know some.

British Airways 1 used to be a Concorde flight but is now a flight from London City Airport to New York with a refueling stop in Shannon, Ireland.

American Airlines 1 is a JFK-LAX flight.

Singapore Airlines 1 is a San Francisco to Singapore flight, currently stopping in Hong Kong.

CURRENT QUESTION (unanswered)
2. Name one "flight 1" that travels in an easterly direction

NEW QUESTION
1. What U.S. airports had scheduled Concorde service? Here are some....JFK/New York, IAD/Washington, DFW/Dallas. How about __________?

Cattle Airlines Nov 28, 11 11:57 am


Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines (Post 17523531)
Still awaiting confirmation but I think I am correct. Therefore, I will pose another question. Moondog has rights to pose the other question as we are asking two at a time to avoid having too slow a thread.

Question: DFW has several round terminals. The airline was opened in 1974. American currently uses terminal A (formerly 2E), B (formerly 2W and, for many years, used by the "other" airlines), C (formerly 3E), and the newer international terminal D (was never called 3W). When Delta had a DFW after Braniff collapsed, it used terminal 4E, now E.

What terminal did Braniff use? Braniff had a DFW hub.

(I know this is a terrible question if one has not flown into DFW a lot).

Oh, this is also a current question and Seat 2A has rights to ask a question. Oh well, 4 open questions are enough.

I'll answer the above to drop the number down to 3 open questions as I think we are supposed to have only 2 questions.

Braniff operated out of terminal 2W, now terminal B. Even though Delta replaced BN as the smaller airline (than AA) to operate a DFW hub, BN used 2W and Delta used 4E.

moondog Nov 28, 11 12:17 pm


Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines (Post 17527295)
Without looking, I know some.

British Airways 1 used to be a Concorde flight but is now a flight from London City Airport to New York with a refueling stop in Shannon, Ireland.

American Airlines 1 is a JFK-LAX flight.

Singapore Airlines 1 is a San Francisco to Singapore flight, currently stopping in Hong Kong.

SQ and BA were two of my definite 3. The 3rd also originates from SFO, but switched destination airports (same metro area) 1 year ago.


CURRENT QUESTION (unanswered)
2. Name one "flight 1" that travels in an easterly direction
Hint: Asia to US.

N965VJ Nov 28, 11 4:16 pm


Originally Posted by Seat 2A (Post 17525356)
1. What is the shortest scheduled flight in the United States that a widebodied aircraft has ever been operated on?

I'm guessing it may be an L-1011 with PSA on the west coast in the 70s.



Originally Posted by Seat 2A (Post 17478589)
What airline’s 727s and DC-9s were known as “Whisperjets”?

I'll take "What is an oxymoron?" for $100, Alex. :p

Cattle Airlines Nov 28, 11 5:29 pm


Originally Posted by N965VJ (Post 17528805)
I'm guessing it may be an L-1011 with PSA on the west coast in the 70s.




I'll take "What is an oxymoron?" for $100, Alex. :p

I really don't think PSA is correct. LAX-SFO is short but not that short. I do not think PSA used the plane for LAX-SAN. Fort Lauderdale-Miami was previously mentioned.


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