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What Were The Routes Of BA L1011-500's?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

Hi!

I remember when I visited UK in 1980 and spotted at LHR Car Park Nr. 3 to see a few BA L1011-500's! Most of us know that BA used quite briefly the Dash 500 model, but just for my curiosity ( and maybe other true aviation fans ) in what routes did BA used the L1011-500? I saw a few pictures of the 500 model in the A.Net engine and at least 3 of them were taken in France......did BA used a plane with the range of the 500 model in flights to France?????That's quite unbelievable!!!
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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4010 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7809 times:

BA was the launch customer for the Tristar 500.They ordered six of the type and were delivered from Apr 1979. They were all sold to the RAF in Mar 1983. They operated to Abu Dhabi and Singapore. Also to Mexico City via New Orleans.
After selling them to the RAF, British Airtours leased one back during 1983 and again in the summer of 1985.
Two Air Lanka Tristar 500s were leased by BA from 1985-88 to operate to South America.


User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 632 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7809 times:

LHR-LCA-NBO comes to mind as a previous Tristar route.

User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6218 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7767 times:
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LHR-MSY-MEX

I remember seeing that Tristar at least 3 times a week coming in to land at MEX, just over my house. It was a beautiful plane in a fantastic livery.


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7702 times:

G-BLUS and G-BLUT were the two leased -500's

They were also used to fly LHR-BWI for a while.



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7684 times:

I flew on a BA L-1011 from JFK-GLA once, but I'm not sure if it was a L-1011-250 or a -500? Great flight though, we exited the aircraft in GLA via the "right" forward #1 door via portable stairs no jetway! That's the only time I've ever left an airplane from the right. What a fantastic airplane!


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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7681 times:

They also operated to Dhahran.

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7673 times:

I flew on a BA L-1011 from JFK-GLA once, but I'm not sure if it was a L-1011-250 or a -500? Great flight though, we exited the aircraft in GLA via the "right" forward #1 door via portable stairs no jetway! That's the only time I've ever left an airplane from the right. What a fantastic airplane!


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7591 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):
I flew on a BA L-1011 from JFK-GLA once, but I'm not sure if it was a L-1011-250 or a -500?

I could not have been a -250 because BA never flew them. They did operate their -200's on the JFK-GlA route .


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7572 times:

They also served DTW, but I don't know if it was non-stop to LHR at the time.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8119 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

Wasn't there a really exotic Tristar routing to Hong Kong, with about five stops en route? And BA definitely flew JFK to GLA and JFK to MAN with the Tristar. London to Detroit went, I believe, via either Philadephia or Pittsburg (Philly, I think).


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

In 1989 i flew a BA L1011 from Heathrow(LHR) to Karachi(KHI) via Kuwait(KWI).It really was a beautiful plane though im not entirely sure if it was the -500 derivative.

User currently offlineKLMyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

Bermuda-Tampa also. Flew that one many times.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7277 times:

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 12):
In 1989 i flew a BA L1011 from Heathrow(LHR) to Karachi(KHI) via Kuwait(KWI).It really was a beautiful plane though im not entirely sure if it was the -500 derivative.

Most likely one of the eight -200 in the fleet.



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

I'm not sure if it was a -500, but I remember on a trip to Israel in 1987 with my family ,I saw a BA L1011 at TLV .

I was 11 and that was the first time I saw a Tristar.At that time in Argentina DC-10 were very common, Swissair,Iberia,Alitalia,Varig,Eastern,Viasa.But the L-1011 was a rarity.
Imagine how powerful that image was, that almost 20 years later, I still remember it clearly.


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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

Flew one of the leased-from-Air Lanka BA -500s from LHR to Trinidad in 1986. It was continuing to Bogota or Cali I believe.


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User currently offlineSmokinL1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

In November '87 I was on a BA L15 from DTW to LHR with stop in YMX. It had 3-3-3 seating, unlike DL, EA and PA L10s with 2-5-2.

User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

Not sure if it was a -500, but flew with a BA L1011 at the end of the eighties LHR- AUH (I think)-MNL.
Excellent flight going, and better returning, as we had been upgraded to business.



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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5781 times:

LHR-ATH on L1011-250


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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

BA purchased the -500s specifically for their Gulf routes.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Gatwick-Dallas operated with the L15


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User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

In the late 80s I flew on a BA L1011 from LHR to CDG, it used to do the regular shuttle service at the time. On the return leg got to sit in the cockpit during the landing. Very unnerving when taxiing back to T4, upon reaching the runway we needed to cross the pilot looked out of the window and then called - 'anything your side'. The flight was a birthday present, at the time BA operated a scheme whereby you purchased a ticket dirt cheap and was then told upon arrival at LHR where you were going, it was literally fly you there, let you walk round for 30 mins and then fly you back!

User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

Quoting Hammerb32 (Reply 22):
The flight was a birthday present, at the time BA operated a scheme whereby you purchased a ticket dirt cheap and was then told upon arrival at LHR where you were going, it was literally fly you there, let you walk round for 30 mins and then fly you back!

I remember those! You had to turn up at a certain desk at LHR TI at something like 8 in the morning, they then told you where and when you were flying(usually CDG or AMS) .We got a 4pm departure to AMS on a 757 . Just enough time for once around the duty free shop in AMS then back on the plane much to the suprise of the cabin crew who had said good-bye to us 20 mins earlier!



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

LHR-ATH on L1011-250

Like already mentioned, BA only had -1, -50, -100 (flying for Caledonian) and -500.



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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Cedarjet,
BA did use their Tristars in the mid 80s for a Manchester-Munich-Dubai-Bangkok-Hong Kong routing. It was twice a week, I dont think the service lasted more than a year.
What a fantastic routing to have these days, if only...


25 Post contains images Leezyjet : My dad used to work in Saudi Arabia back in the 80's and used to fly the BA L1011's alot. He also used to fly BCAL on the Dc-10 and on BA 747's when t
26 Cedarjet : That's the one. Nice work Gardermoen. Agreed.
27 Psimpson : BA had at least 3 tristars 1s based at LHR during the mid/late 1980s from memory, and they used to operate them to CDG,ATH and TLV and MUC during win
28 Cricket : I remember back in 1984, when I was not very old at all I flew a BA Tristar LHR-DOH-CCU (and the flight carried onto DAC) The DOH stopover was for fue
29 MEL : Actually, i'll correct myself. Gatwick-Dallas was operated with the DC10, not sure if the L1011-500 ever flew the route.
30 474218 : BA also had 6 L-1011-200's G-BGBB, G-BGBC, G-BHBL, G-BHBM, G-BHBN and G-BHBO.
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