BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
I was just checking out the aircraft census and saw 3 A330-200's that were unassigned and are expected for delivery in 2002. Now I remember someone telling me they flew on BWIA and they said in the inflight magazine, Conrad said that the L-1011 replacement would be in service by first or second half of 2002. Check this aircraft census and check at the bottom. Look for the ones that were recently updated (marked with an R). Now it doesnt show engine types. But BWIA got a A330-200 model made for them by Airbus equipped with General Electric CF6's. I have that picture of the aircraft. If you would like to see it, just reply to this post and leave your e-mail address.
I will send a copy of the picture to whom ever wants to see it. Remember that this is still unconfirmed and I could be dead wrong, and it might be true. I dont know. By the way, when is the Paris Air Show? BWIA might be waiting for then to release to the public that they are getting this. Remember these are all idea's. Share yours and what you think..
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
I don't know about this report, but I remember reading somewhere that BWIA might not be allowed to operate twins to LHR because of questions about their ETOPS preparedness/procedures. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
I heard that same thing about the ETOPS accross the Atlantic with twin jet aircraft. Probably thats why they were looking into the A340, and they might be still. Do you all want to see the A330 model in BWIA colors?
BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
BWIA is the national flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. Their fleet consists of 737-800's, L-1011's, MD-83's, and Dash 8's. They are currently trying to find a replacement for the L-1011 due to many problems that they are experiencing with them. There has been lots of speculation about them getting A330's or A340's and 767's. None of us are quite sure to what they are getting but we are waiting patiently.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
What a beautiful model! And what an impressive sight an Airbus A330-200 in the new BWee colours will make! The only thing though is, how will they finance it? Another point is, BWIA having just bought 737-800s may prefer a Boeing to keep greater fleet commonality. This does not mean that the A330 is altogether out (particularly if they get a good price) but time will tell what they choose.
Present fleet stats for BWIA are :
L-1011-500 TriStar x2
Boeing 737-8Q8 x6
Boeing (MDC) MD83 x4
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 x4
Destinations are :
Port of Spain (POS) - HQ
St. Vincent (SVD)
St. Lucia (SLU and UVF)
St. Maarten (SXM)
Washington DC (IAD)
New York (JFK)
It has a codeshare arrangement with United for its flights into Miami and Washington DC and connections with UA to other US destinations.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
The destination list was most interesting-thanks Trintocan; I remember having been to Georgetown when I was very young-and lived in Brazil.
I do hope BWIA purchase the A330-I think it would look jolly nice!
A bit of triviality here but;
The West Indies are known as such due to the fact that Christopher Columbus-through flawed mathematical reasoning-believed "the Indies" (India) to lie approximately 12,000km to the West of Spain.
Whilst it is believed that Columbus first stumbled across the Watling Islands (the Bahamas) in 1492, a later voyage (in 1498) allowed sailors under Columbus' command to discover the islands of Trinidad & Tobago (as well as the Venezuelan coast).
I beleive the Bahamas, Haiti & the Dominican Republic form the West Indies-does this also include T&T??
I know the Windward & Leeward Islands form the Lesser Antilles...
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
Capt. Picard, you are correct. The West Indies comprises several island groups, namely:
Greater Antilles - Cuba, Hispanola (Haiti and Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Puerto Rico. The Cayman Islands geographically lie among the Greater Antilles and are considered as such despite being much smaller.
Lesser Antilles - Leeward Islands (Antigua and Barbuda, St. Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis, British dependencies of Montserrat and Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles of Saba, St. Eustacius and S. Maarten, French islands of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin); Windward Islands (Grenada/Carriacou/Petit Martinique, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica, French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and its dependencies of Le Desirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes); Virgin Islands (US to west, UK to East); Barbados; Trinidad & Tobago (not always considered Lesser Antilles though); Aruba; Netherlands Antilles of Curacao and Bonaire.
Turks & Caicos Islands
Many islands offshore of the continents belonging to neighbouring countries such as Margarita (Venezuela), San Andres (Colombia), Cozumel (Mexico).
Classically the Caribbean has been defined to include those islands washed by the Caribbean Sea (thereby excluding Bahamas, Bermuda and Turks & Caicos) but nowadays with the greater movement towards Caribbean integration and cooperation the distinction between West Indies and Caribbean has become blurred.