Which Famous Mother-in-Law Was a Flight Attendant? The Airline Quiz

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I thought that after weeks of writing about ugly topics like bag fees and the rising cost of oil and airline tickets, we could just kick back a bit and have some fun. So I put together a quiz about air travel.

Note that I start off with a softball, but it gets a little more complicated as you work your way through all twelve questions. The answers (with explanations) and the scoring system are at the very end. Good luck.

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The Air Travel Quiz

1. Which airline(s) gives you at least one free checked-bag?

A. Southwest

B. Southwest and JetBlue

C. Southwest and AirTran

D. Southwest and Alaska

E. None of the above

2. Which airline recently lowered its bag fees?

A. None of them

B. AirTran -- maybe to more closely align itself with new parent Southwest

C. Frontier -- possibly because it flies in some of Southwest's markets

D. American Airlines -- executives were getting tired of all the complaints

E. United -- executives said they can get by on less money

3. How much will your carry-on bag cost you on Spirit?

A. It's free

B. It's free if you're a member of the carrier's $9 Fare Club

C. 25 bucks

D. From $20 to $45

E. $9

4. Which airline started the first frequent flyer miles program?

A. United

B. American

C. Pan Am


E. People Express

5. Which airline was recently named one of the top winners for best overall loyalty program among frequent flyers?

A. Air Canada

B. Air France

C. Spirit

D. United

E. Southwest

6. Which airlines were Travel+Leisure's 2010 best domestic and best international airlines?

A. JetBlue and Cathay-Pacific

B. Southwest and Emirates

C. Virgin America and Singapore

D. Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic

E. Midwest and Singapore

7. What is the airline code for Southwest Airlines?





E. B6

8. What is the airport code for Sioux City, Iowa?






9. Which airline used to offer a free bottle of booze as a way to drum up business?

A. AirTran

B. JetBlue

C. Southwest

D. Virgin America

E. Aeroflot

10. Which airline is Steven Slater associated with, and why?

A. He was the lone passenger on the first commercial U.S. flight in 1914 on the long-defunct St. Petersburg-Tampa Airline

B. He was the Southwest flight attendant who exited his plane via emergency slide, beers in hand

C. He safely piloted his US Airways plane into the Hudson after a bird strike

D. He worked at American before scoring big with his book, "Coffee, Tea or Me"

E. None of the above

11. Who is not a former flight attendant?

A. Prince William's new mother-in-law (flight attendant for British Airways)

B. The wife of Russia's Vladimir Putin (flight attendant for Aeroflot)

C. The first female pilot of a Boeing 747 (flight attendant for TWA)

D. Madonna (flight attendant for Allegheny Airlines)

E. None of the above

12. Which air travel "celebrity" was asked who he'd cast to play himself in a movie, and who did he name?

A. Chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson: actor Robert Pattinson

B. Former Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher: actor Johnny Depp

C. Former US Airways Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger: actor Charlie Sheen

D. Steven Slater (see #10): actor James Franco

E. Sometime-Qantas spokesman John Travolta: actor John Travolta

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