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Anyone Flown An L1011 Of Saudi Arabian  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 53
Posted (12 years 21 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Just wanted to know has anyone flown a Saudi Arabian L1011 Tristar or any other flight in the middle-east on a Tristar

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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 21 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Flew on Gulf Air Tristars Dubai-Doha-Cairo and Abu Dhabi-Bahrain-London.

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7477 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 20 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

About 10 years ago, I flew a SAUDIA Tristar L1011 on the CDG-FRA-RUH route. Had a connection from RUH to CMB on SV B741.

I remember a very comfortable plane (in economy). No alcoholic beverage served on board but an incredible selection of fruit juice instead...
And few seconds before take off, a recorded prayer from the Coran, "played" on the Public address.... Sad

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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 20 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

I'e flown on an ATA L-1011 to Saudi Arabia from Europe and from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, and from Saudi Arabia to Larnaca. Does that Count? The fLights were in 2002 and all USAF charter.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 hour ago) and read 3005 times:

Yeah guess it counts Lt-AWACS Smile/happy/getting dizzy.


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years ago) and read 2959 times:


Dhahran - London in the late 70s and 80s on Saudia Tristars. Gulf Air Tristars between Bombay and London with a change of planes in Dubai (back when Emirates was still a twinkle in Sheikh Makhtoum's eye !).

Needless to say, Gulf Air back then was very posh - even on their subcontinental slave labor ferry flights. Saudia less so even on premium routes to London. Gulf Air went for tall, leggy blond Brits and Aussie FAs dressed to the hilt in these "I love Genie" head dresses and pant suits. Move over Barbara Eden ! Saudia hired mostly Americans and Indians in more conventional FA attire. Both airlines ordered the Tristar-200s with updated RB211s with added thrust, and even when you took off on a Tristar on a hot Dubai afternoon (100 degrees plus), the climb was fantastic ! The Whoooshing sound of the tail engine as you climbed was something else. I never quite experienced that on Tristars operated by Delta or Eastern.

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