Timetable From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4084 times:
Hi, Does anybody know what version of TriStar BA operated in the mid 80's on the MAN-MUC-DXB-BKK-HKG flight. It used to fly to to JFK on Mon, Thurs, and Fri's and to HKG via the above stops on Tues and Sat's. Was it a British Airtours A/c or a -1 or a -50 or even a -200. Also does anybody know why it made quite a view stops esp MUC. BA L10's BBAF/G/H were configurated for S/Haul use mainly flying from LHR-CDG/FRA/ATH/LCA/TLV/NCE.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8243 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
Never come across that Hong Kong routing before - very exotic, and also quite clever, since it links northern England to the Persian Gulf, Thailand and China with a single flight.
The Munich stop must have been intensely irritating for passengers, but all BOAC's eastbound flights used to make stops in Europe in the 60s and 70s, and this Munich stopover is clearly a hangover from those days. Presumably they could pick up and drop off pax wherever they stopped, but if you were flying from London to Melbourne or Tokyo or somewhere, after flying for two hours, landing, dicking around with fuel and baggage etc, you'd be four hours into a very long journey...and we're still only in Germany! I like takeoffs and landings but if I'm going to Oz, I at least like to get a few thousand miles into the journey before the first stop. And really, two is enough.
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MAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3925 times:
I was a regular flyer on the Tristar 200/250s which operated LHR-BAH-BKK-KUL and LHR-AUH-KUL-(MNL) during that period.
If I remember correctly that Manchester-HKG flight was operated by a Tristar 200 as well. It stopped at Munich and linked with HKG mainly due to military personnel and families who travelled on this route.