QUIZ: Boeing customer codes

Question 1 of 10

Which US airline was first to be issued with a customer code - 21 - when it committed to ordering the Boeing 707?

American Airlines
Trans World Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Pan American World Airlines

Question 2 of 10

'36' has become synonymous with British Airways, but which two airlines held the two following numbers; 37 and 38, respectively?

Cathay Pacific and Qantas
Air India and Qantas
Air India and Cathay Pacific
Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific

Question 3 of 10

Boeing airliners ordered by Lufthansa were allocated which two-digit code?


Question 4 of 10

Which Boeing-built airliners do not have customer codes assigned to them?

737 MAX and 777X
767-400ER, 787 and 737 MAX
757-300, 737 MAX, 787
787, 737 MAX, 777X

Question 5 of 10

The US airlines allocated codes '22' and '24' merged, but which carriers were they?

American Airlines and Trans World Airlines
American Airlines and US Airways
Continental Airlines and United Airlines
Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines

Question 6 of 10

And which of their rivals sat snugly between them at no. 23?

American Airlines
America West
Northwest Airlines
United Airlines

Question 7 of 10

Which European flag carrier ordered the 747-206, 747-306 and 747-406

Air France

Question 8 of 10

Two Japanese heavyweights were allocated numbers '46' and '81' respectively, but which?

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines and Japan Air System
Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways and Air Do

Question 9 of 10

The first number the then-Seattle-based manufacturer assigned was to itself, but which number was this?


Question 10 of 10

Two Boeing 747 variants didn't follow the 747-4** rule as set out by the earlier 707, 727 and 737. Which were they?

Boeing 747SP and 747-8I/F
Boeing 747SP and 747SR
Boeing 747SR and 747-8I/F
Boeing 747-100 and 747SP

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