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Airline Trivia

Test your knowledge of airlines.

Points available: 10

1:

What is the world's busiest airport?

  • A) Hartsfield
  • B) Heathrow
  • C) JFK
  • D) Los Angeles International
2:

Which was not a requirement for the first female flight attendants in 1930?

  • A) Must weigh no more than 115 pounds
  • B) Must be nurses
  • C) Must be able to hold their breath for at least 60 seconds
  • D) Must be unmarried
3:

How did American Airlines cut their costs by nearly $40,000 in 1987?

  • A) Cutting the length of time it took to explain safety procedure
  • B) Using cheaper microphones for the cockpit
  • C) Using paper cups for in-flight drinks
  • D) Eliminating an olive from each salad served in-flight
4:

How much did it cost to ride in a barnstormer's airplane in the 1920s?

  • A) Nothing
  • B) $1
  • C) $5
  • D) $10
5:

When was the hijacking of airplanes officially outlawed?

  • A) 1954
  • B) 1961
  • C) 1972
  • D) 1987
6:

What is the average number of people airborne per hour in the United States?

  • A) 20,000
  • B) 40,000
  • C) 60,000
  • D) 70,000
7:

About how much did American Airlines spend on in-flight meals in 2001?

  • A) $13 million
  • B) $150 million
  • C) $315 million
  • D) $425 million
8:

British Airways passengers consume approximately 6 tons of what per year?

  • A) Caviar
  • B) Smoked salmon
  • C) Chocolate
  • D) Chicken
9:

What words do the initials ORD (for Chicago O'Hare) stand for?

  • A) Orchard Field
  • B) Overland
  • C) Old River Run
  • D) Ordination
10:

What was the world's first airline?

  • A) KLM
  • B) Qantas
  • C) Delag
  • D) Jetblue