TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 840 times:
A thought came to mind, if Boeing can come out with a 4-engine version of the 777 (naming it the 787), with P&W 4000 or GE CF6 engines to replace the 747 and go head to head with Airbus's A340. What do you think?
Flying_Steph From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 797 times:
Tristar500 is correct. One of them is now flying as LX-TLD with Cargolion (for more info, check out their website at cargolion.com) since mid-february (after freighter conversion by Aeronavali in Venice, Italy). Another one should follow the same path and be delivered for the summer. Cargolion might take a third DC10 and keep it in pax config, but that won't be before 2001 !
Baec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 785 times:
Well.... Maybe June 2nd, this year, I will be landing at London Gatwick in connection for Dallas/Ft Worth - Tel Aviv Flights, ... so maybe I'll look to see any retired BA dc10-30's , .... I flew on the BA DC10-30's on Sept 9/96 & Oct 6/96,.... After that, I didnt fly BA til this summer, Departing June 1/00 from DFW to LGW to TLV. I will fly the 777 jets for the 1st time.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3374 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 782 times:
I flew the BA DC-10 in May/June '95 from DFW to LGW. It was a good experience (my only time flying with BA). Even at that time they were talking about retiring the DC-10. I didn't know that it had already happened. They've replaced it with the 777 on the DFW-LGW route?
APP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 7 Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 785 times:
I think BA retired them in '98 sometime. I only flew on 2 BA DC-10's (or it might have been one DC-10 twice!!) from LGW-Houston and back in '91. I Just think the old BA colour scheme on the DC-10 looked great, hence my interest, particularly in G-BEBL.
APP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 764 times:
Just in case anyone is interested I've found out where G-BEBL is now. It is one of the aircraft parked at Manchester. Tedski mentioned that some of the BA DC-10s were parked there, and the one I was particularly interested in is one of them. It was withdrawn from use in Feb. '99. I got the info from:- http://home4.swipnet.se/~w-48037/d10fleet.htm
Thanks everybody for your help.