Documentable airline/airport trivia quiz

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  1. kansaskeith

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    Along the lines of "Guess the airport" photo trivia, but without pics, I thought it might be interesting to have a quiz-style thread where one member posts a challenge of documentable airline-or-airport fact, see which member could get it right first, that member post another challenge, etc. Did a search under "trivia" and didn't see anything quite the same, so will see how this "flies."
     
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    I'll start with an easy one. Which of today's popular nonstop routes could in archaic terms be called "Mines to Idlewild?"
     
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    LAX-JFK ;)
     
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    Your turn.
     
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    Not prepared for this, plus I'm heading out for a long while in a bit. Let's try this:

    This airport is the 3rd busiest in its country, and one of four hubs for its national airline.
     
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    ITM?
     
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    A good guess considering how much I love Japan, but this is not the answer I was looking for.

    The hard thing about trivia questions is that sometimes you might not know there are multiple correct answers to your question!
     
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    OK, in that case "YUL" probably like this guess better. You say you're heading out, so have a good afternoon.
     
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    Caught me just before going out the door. Yes, it's YUL. I'm here now, enjoying the Montreal en Lumiere festival. :)
     
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    Let's see if there are any old fogies - or anybody around their computers this afternoon - on this thread.

    Which carrier once featured Foreign Accent flights, with hostesses in paper dresses pattered after various international styles? Passengers would find out which was to be the flight's "accent" as they boarded.

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    TWA.
     
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    You are up.

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    Is this thread a trick to find out the names of all the 3x codes? :)
     
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    This 'international' airport, that currently has no passenger flights that leave the United States, was the first municipally owned airport in the United States.
     
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    STL?
     
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    Huh? :) Seriously, eff, I am a little lost -- and that might just indicate how little I know about MP. What is meant by "3x codes" that I am trying to "trick" people into???
     
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    Nope. STL has true international flights and became municipally owned in 1927. The airport I'm thinking of became municipally owned in 1919. Go further west.
     
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    OK that was tough. Oops, I mean it was TUS, ha ha.

    However, the map on STL's home page shows me only dotted lines, which seems to mean charter flights, out of the United States. I guess they are still flights, though. Now, what if some stowaway gets on the cargo flight out of Tucson to Hermosillo? :)
     
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    Heh. Was only joking. You should pop into the trick-it thread sometime.
     
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    This airline advertised heavily in the 1960s that it would give you a chit worth a dollar if they let their service slide. Including for such peccadilloes as the flight attendant not smiling at you. In those days a dollar was probably enough to buy some on-board booze. . ., so you could smile back. :)
     
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    OK, before Ii let this attempt at a thread die, I will give one additional clue on this one. The airline called this its "Flub Stub" program, and almost half a century later you can still see memorabilia stubs or ads that promoted them on sites like 'eBay.'
     
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    Western?
     
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