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CX L1011 In Australia?  
User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

can anyone tell me if Cathay ever fly its Tri-Star down to Australia??? If so, when and where in Aust???

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!  

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User currently offlineViscount From Gibraltar, joined Dec 1999, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

I think you'll find that Cathay retired all their Tristars quite a while ago now.

User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

hahaha.......yes yes.....i think they retired their last Tri Star on 15th October 1996 from Nagoya to Hong Kong via Taipei ......but then i was reading an article about their L1011 and it says they used to fly to Australia quite some time ago...so i was wondering when was it and to which destination!!!

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

I can tell you the first L1011 of CX to be scrapped was in Melbourne.

User currently offlineAussieErj145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

I don't know if it was a regular service, But I do remember seeing a CX tristar in Sydney. I can't say exactly when, but a guess in the mid 80's.

Hope it helps some.


User currently offlineAussieErj145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

It's a long time ago now, but I do recall seeing a CX L1011 Tristar in Sydney. It would have been mid 80's and I don't think it was a regular visitor, but at least once it has been in Sydney.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4264 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I checked an ABC of jan. 1992, when CX still had their Tristars, and there were no scheduled Australia Tristar flights then. Melbourne, Perth and Sydney were done with 747s, while Cairns, Darwin and Adelaide had/have no direct flights. Australia could not be reached by Tristar (they didn't have the long range 500s) without stops so I guess the 747 was the best choice. But probably the Tristar was OK for (military, government, leisure) charters to everywhere.


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User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

thanks for the replies guys!!!!!!!

as i can remember....in the early 90s.......every year when i fly from SYD to HKG, CX uses 747-300 and i would be so disappointed because i was hoping to get on those brand new 747-400......but as you know, back then they didn't have that many 744 so i was 'stuck' with the 747-300......and i can still remember the very first time i flew on a 744.........haha....i was so excited!!! it was like a dream finally comes true!!!!!!

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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

I have a family friend who used to be a flight attendant for CX (she's now got a desk job in upper management at CX headquarters).

She told me that CX only flew the L1011 only on routes to Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Taipei and several cities in Japan. Australian cities were out of the range of the L10's and the routes to Australia from HKG were all done by 747's (remember, a one-way flight from HKG to SYD took over 8 hours).


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