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15 AA Trivia Questions.  
User currently offlineSolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

No looking up answers..from memory only..1.who got AAs 474-100s 2. who got their 747-SPs. 3.What year was their 1st D10 flight..and to where.. and when was the last 10 flt...4.was AA the first airline to fly trans con.?.What year..,what aircraft.?...5..What years did AA fly to the South Pacific and what was the routing...6 How many DC10-30s did AA have..7..What years did AA have ALL 747 service to Hawaii...8.What year did Crandal and the Braniff Co.get in big truuble for for attempting to fix prices..9.At anytime did AA use 747 service from DFW to ELP ?..10.How many Airline take overs has AA been involved with since ttheir beginning and with who? 11...What year was AAs last Bac,707.and 727 flts..12..what did AA call their first movie system on their old 707s ? 13..When AA flew to Hawaii in the mid 70s..they only flew form one city..Which one? 14..what did FN..and YN mean back in the 70s and 80s? 15...What years did AA fly to BUD..and what was the routing??..thats enough..later.SW

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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Number 12 was it astrovision???
Number 13...San Jose?
Number 14 Night F and Night Coach
Number 1 probably NASA
Number 3 1972?or 73...one of these
Number 4 yep...dc 2(a guess)
number 8 Braniff(Putnam) didnt go along with it. 1981 or 82
Crandell called Putt and told him to raise prices 10percent.
Putt said no deal.

the balance of Q's...I dont know...
safe



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3212 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3146 times:



Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
1.who got AAs 474-100

I assume you mean 747-100?? Anyhow, the 747-123's went to quite a few places, one of the most notable examples going to NASA for the Space Shuttle transporter:

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AFAIK, AA operated a total of 24x 741, 1x 742, and 2x 74SP

The 741's found their way to a variety of different operators...most of them cargo - UPS, Polar, Kalitta. However, a few 747-123's found their way to UA for pax service.

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It's hard to find much info on N601AA and N602AA, the two 74SP's AA operated, but it seems they found their way to government operators.

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

1. Pan Am swapped their DC-10s for AA's 747s.

6. 11 DC-10-30s.

10. Trans Caribbean, AirCal, Reno Air & TWA. (4)

That's all strictly from memory as per your rules.
That's enough from me, for now. Regards.



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User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

I believe to No. 13. is: STL. And these flights continued onward to Pago Pago, Nadi, Auckland and Sydney to answer No. 5.


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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2893 times:



Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
9.At anytime did AA use 747 service from DFW to ELP ?

I don't remember ever hearing about that, although it's certainly possible. FYI, they flew DFW-TUL using DC-10's for a while, in the early 90's,. as I recall.

Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
When AA flew to Hawaii in the mid 70s..they only flew form one city..Which one?

Mid-70's? wasn't DFW. I'd guess SFO.

Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
4.was AA the first airline to fly trans con.?

Wasn't that the predecessor to TWA?

Another question: Did AA ever have a two-engine 727 (engine failures don't count!)?



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2843 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
number 8 Braniff(Putnam) didnt go along with it. 1981 or 82
Crandall called Putt and told him to raise prices 10percent.
Putt said no deal.

Transcript of the 1982 phone call here (with Crandall's many expletives deleted):
http://www.mhhe.com/economics/mcconn.../student/olc/chap32analogies.mhtml


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2825 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 7):
Another question: Did AA ever have a two-engine 727 (engine failures don't count!)?

They were made with three engines (engine failures or not).



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2717 times:



Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
14..what did FN..and YN mean back in the 70s and 80s?

First Class - Night
Coach Class - Night

(Or SANfan, king of the fare basises may correct me  Wink )

Lincoln



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User currently offlineSeabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5518 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2674 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 5):
Another question: Did AA ever have a two-engine 727 (engine failures don't count!)?

They have about 300 of them. They look oddly narrow and have weird flaps, though.  duck 

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 2):
It's hard to find much info on N601AA and N602AA, the two 74SP's AA operated, but it seems they found their way to government operators.

Thanks to www.747sp.com:

Former N601AA was leased to the government of Kazakhstan upon departure from AA, before being returned to the lessor. It eventually did stints for Air Atlanta and a couple no-name operators; by 2002, no lessee could be found and the lessor scrapped it.

Former N602AA did a stint as Dubai royal transport before being sold to Ernest Angley Ministries and confusingly renamed "Star Triple Seven." Apparently the faith healer still uses and maintains the plane.


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2570 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 5):
Did AA ever have a two-engine 727 (engine failures don't count!)?

Yes, AA flight-tested a two-engine 727 in the 70's (as I recall), before the MD-80 came out. I didn't see it, but I've seen pictures. Testing took place around Tulsa. There was shroud (maybe not the best word) over the #2 engine inlet. AA wanted Boeing to build a two-engine 727. A few years later McD came out with the Mad Dog, and the rest is history.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

3. I think the last DC-10 flights were in 1999 or early 2000 at the latest. The last flights would have been DFW-HNL and ORD-HNL

11. The last 727 flight was 2002, and I think it was in April on MIA-RDU. AA pushed retirement up from 2004 because of 9/11. The last 707 flight was either 1981 or 1982. The had been scheduled to retire as the 767s were delivered, but the price of jet fuel went up, and the 707s were gas guzzlers.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Last DC-10 flight was in 2000. It was N143AA that did the honors. As a sidenote, the first DC-10
flight was in 1971, made by N103AA.
Also confirming that the last 727 flight was in 2002. The 727 was AA's longest serving aircraft type,
operating for 38 years.
I'm not sure about the 707 retirement date, but Ckfred (reply 11) is in the ballpark of 1981 or 1982.
Regards.



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2364 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
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3.) 1st DC-10-10 flight was in 1971, LAX-ORD, I believe the last a DC-10-30, HNL-DFW in 2000. I'm going by memory so I might be slightly off.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2339 times:



Quoting SolarWind (Thread starter):
..9.At anytime did AA use 747 service from DFW to ELP ?..

No, but they used DC-10's on that route...  Wink

Here's another couple of trivia questions (Consider "B" to be Bonus):

B1) Name the airport that AA built.
B2) How many *Terminals* does AA own, and at what airports? (I've gotta admit, I only know of one, and it's a bit of a suprise...)



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineSolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Answer to Q #9..AA DID use 747s from DFW to ELP...for a very short tiime...After Pres. Reagan Fired all the ATCs ,,AA cut service from DFW to ELP I think from eight 727s a day to 3 flights a day...using 2 707s and a 747..only lasted a shot time ..I was on one of those 747s visiting my inlaws...Full meal service in 1st for a 55 min flt..on a 747..DFW to ELP..Quite a Treat!

User currently offlineSolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Coronado 990...Ding, Ding Ding..answer to #13...STL .is correct..

User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2156 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 14):
B1) Name the airport that AA built.

I'm was going to take a wild stab at this and say TUS. I think I read somewhere that they originally used Davis-Monthan and had to move out around 1948 where AA was the only tenant. However, I'm pretty sure the city build TUS so I'm going to say one the answer is one of my all-time favorite weird airports...Douglas-Bisbee.



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