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Topic: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: QF29
Posted 2013-04-11 23:26:05 and read 11047 times.

Hello all,

I was wondering how many DC-10's are still on passenger routes?

Have nearly all DC-10's been converted into freight?

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: aklrno
Posted 2013-04-12 00:31:13 and read 10919 times.

Technically, even freighters carry passengers (supernumeraries) from time to time.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: WSTAKL
Posted 2013-04-12 01:06:53 and read 10781 times.

Biman Bangladesh are still flying one on passenger routes.

[Edited 2013-04-12 01:08:18]

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: flywrite
Posted 2013-04-12 10:55:22 and read 10172 times.

Bangladesh Biman are the only carrier still operating passenger DC-10 services, according to the Last Chance To Fly book.

How long it will be before these are replaced by Boeing 777s I don't know - I suspect not too long.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: sibille
Posted 2013-04-12 11:55:18 and read 9990 times.

Biman is the last one, flying from Bangladesh to Abu Dhabi and return.
The flights are cheap (even a one way) and it's a great experience.
I flew from Abu Dhabi to DaKha via Sylhet in February
Here is the full video.

http://youtu.be/UtGF_VfyQcc

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: United727
Posted 2013-04-12 15:45:43 and read 9634 times.

Suggestions as to how to book? Do they have a website in English? What's the best carrier to fly to Abu Dhabi?

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: oly720man
Posted 2013-04-12 16:29:17 and read 9379 times.

Quoting QF29 (Thread starter):
Have nearly all DC-10's been converted into freight?

One, well an MD-10, is the new Orbis flying eye hospital. Donated by Fed-Ex, ex N101TV, N301FE, now N330AU

http://www.orbis.org/Default.aspx?cid=9656&lang=1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/7191806650/

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: cbphoto
Posted 2013-04-12 22:13:53 and read 6444 times.

For the Orbis project, do they still crew that plane with Fedex pilots that volunteer their time towards the program?

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: oly720man
Posted 2013-04-13 07:51:04 and read 5653 times.

Quoting cbphoto (Reply 7):

For the Orbis project, do they still crew that plane with Fedex pilots that volunteer their time towards the program?

"Volunteer pilots, made up of current or retired pilots from FedEx and United Airlines, receive complimentary training through FedEx. Our volunteer flight mechanics and aircraft maintenance technicians ensure that the Flying Eye Hospital is always in proper condition."

http://www.orbis.org/Default.aspx?cid=4838&lang=1

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: klwright69
Posted 2013-04-13 22:57:07 and read 5019 times.

I have seen Biman in AUH, the grand old lady of the skies, the DC10. It's Biman, so they do have cancellations sometimes, so be warned.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: United727
Posted 2013-04-14 05:50:27 and read 4719 times.

Just for kicks, I priced out a four day scenario from ORD. For four days, doing nothing but flying (no hotel rooms) and booked in economy, three weeks out, one can get their DC-10 flight in for a mere $2850USD. This is a 24 hours of flight to Abu Dhabi (three legs), a six hour lay your DC-10 leg out, 3 hour layover, your DC-10 flight back, another 8 hour layover and then 25 hours of flight back to ORD viz three legs. LOL...sounds exhausting to me with a needed week long holiday to recover after returning.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: United_fan
Posted 2013-04-14 06:14:03 and read 4668 times.

Well,technically, USAir Force's KC-10's carry pax,too,I think  

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: Skyeurope
Posted 2013-04-14 06:37:47 and read 4627 times.

Quoting United727 (Reply 10):

A 3 hour layover in Dhaka? Forget it! My last Biman flight was running more than 10 hours late, and I've heard of flights being delayed for 30 hours or more.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: SJOtoLIR
Posted 2013-04-14 06:40:11 and read 4616 times.

I was checking the status of the charter airline Omni Air International and the DC-10 is no longer available into the current fleet.



Regards.

Topic: RE: How Many DC-10'S Still Carry Passengers?
Username: ASA
Posted 2013-04-14 08:28:43 and read 4464 times.

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 9):
I have seen Biman in AUH, the grand old lady of the skies, the DC10. It's Biman, so they do have cancellations sometimes, so be warned.

glad to see Biman associated with some accolade in aviation, at least  
Quoting United727 (Reply 10):
Just for kicks, I priced out a four day scenario from ORD. For four days, doing nothing but flying (no hotel rooms) and booked in economy, three weeks out, one can get their DC-10 flight in for a mere $2850USD. This is a 24 hours of flight to Abu Dhabi (three legs), a six hour lay your DC-10 leg out, 3 hour layover, your DC-10 flight back, another 8 hour layover and then 25 hours of flight back to ORD viz three legs. LOL...sounds exhausting to me with a needed week long holiday to recover after returning.

LOL ... I appreciate your enthusiasm, seriously! DAC seems to be the only where you can catch several operational DC-10s on the ground. I got some nice pictures in January this year ... will post in this thread later today.

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 12):
A 3 hour layover in Dhaka? Forget it! My last Biman flight was running more than 10 hours late, and I've heard of flights being delayed for 30 hours or more.

Haha ... you know, many people need more than 3 hours to reach their house in Dhaka! 
Biman flights are notorious for being late, and cancelled without much help. So a 3 hours layover is really calling for trouble. If possible, make it a good part of the day.

Better yet, take a few days off and see little bit of Bangladesh. The domestic Regent Airways is really good ... you can fly them to Cox's Bazar (CXB) ... the southern tip of the country, a beach resort town. Flights are cheap and professional and you'll get a flare for Bangladesh local traffic and hospitality. You can go to the domestic terminal without stepping outside the airport - you can get tickets online. Stay at Ocean Paradise hotel in CXB if you do go ... it's very nice and affordable (http://www.oceanparadisehotel.com)

But if you are crazy enough ... step outside Dhaka airport and enjoy the madness for a day! Big grin

[Edited 2013-04-14 08:31:37]


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