Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Airlines) for Monday, June 19, 2017:
On June 17, 1929 this airline’s first passenger flight left Dallas, making stops at Shreveport, Monroe & Jackson
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Barbara Fox, a history instructor from Tucson, Arizona
||Jeremy Fassler, a writer from Brooklyn, New York
||Peter Guekguezian, a PhD student in linguistics from Fresno, California (1-day total: $18,401)
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Delta Airlines’ first flight was on a Travel Air S-6000-B, that could carry one pilot and up to five passengers. The 427-mile trip took five hours and was piloted by Johnny Howe. The passenger was Delta Air Service Operations Manager J.S. Fox. The return ticket from Jackson to Dallas was $90 ($47.25 one way) — quite a sum in 1929 dollars!
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