Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2635 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
Although wearing an Airtours-style livery - the aircraft was never anything to do with the UK airline.
It is one of a pair of DC-10-10s that were used on behalf of Airtours Holidays' US subsidiary SunTrips.
Initially they were operated by Skyservice USA, and later by Ryan International with SunTrips titles. I believe they flew mainly from the West coast to Hawaii, and were retired towards the end of 2002.
Lxjtebga From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Could be a Suntrips/Ryan DC-10....I believe Suntrips was an american arm of Airtours....American tour agency. Had the same livery as the old Airtours 10's but instead say Suntrips on side.
On a side note...Ahhh how I remember Airtours equipment swaps....replacing the A332's with DC10-10's and 30's. Those, along with the Monarch and JMC 10's were so classic and fun to go play around on when I was a gate agent.....miss those days!