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BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.  
User currently offlineTimetable From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4927 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.

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4861 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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User currently offlineAceFreighter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

From memory this route was with a Tristar 500. it had traffic rights on all sectors and was sort of an experiment to see if they could make it a profitable routing. It didn't....

User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4768 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.

I miss those Tristars...

User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

BA had 02 500s. G-BLUS and G-BLUT and both were practically used on the LHR/GIG/GRU/GIG/LHR route.

Don´t remember them to be used on other routes. At that time I was a BA employee.


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

G-BLUS and BLUT also were used on the BWI route in the 80's.

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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2295 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 4452 times:

Weren't they the two TriStar 500s BA had leased in from AirLanka? BA sold its own TriStar 500s in the early 1980s to the RAF after only a couple of years service.

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User currently offlineTimetable From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

The above flights wern't operated by the TriStar 500's as G-BFCA-F were sold around 1983 and G-BLUS and G-BLUT were S.America dediacted.

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