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2 Bwia L1011's In The Dessert  
User currently offline9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 222 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

I was talking to one of the manager of BWIA (I don't know which department) and he said that N3140D ferried to the dessert and then they removed the engines, brought it back to Piarco, put it on 9Y-TGN and ferried it to the dessert for retirement. It would be sad to see them there but hopefully someone can take pictures of them and post it on the site for us.


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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I ate a BWIA L1011 after dinner!Mmmmmm I love those L1011's. Smile/happy/getting dizzy ( it's desert, not dessert)

Ren41


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Ren41, ROTFLMAO!! That was funny man!
Iain


User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Yeah its sad to see them go. Atleast this means that the L-1011 replacement is arround the corner.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

It does not !!!, they have no $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

ROTFLAMO?? What does that mean?

Ren41


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Ren41
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
Iain


User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Thanks for telling me that. I'm not great at computer language, all I know is LOL and a few others.

Ren41


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Add some DC-10's, a couple of 727's, a butt load of whipped cream and you've got yourself one helluva trijet salad.

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

For an airline w/o any money; it was weird hearing a BWIA radio ad the other day here in Philly. They were advertising their service out of NYC and MIA. They spent money here but dont even fly to PHL!!

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

That is indeed sad. I was at POS last week Thursday and was able to walk past 9Y-TGN on the ramp near to the BWIA hangars. She looked a bit dumpy and worn out and was engineless. The last time that I passed by the airport 1 day later she was still there.

So BWee has made good their talk of retiring 2 of the TriStars. What they will replace them with remains to be seen but their cash flow problems are likely to hold them up for a while. Meanwhile the sun sets on an era of Caribbean aviation.

 Sad
Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

These old birds really worked.. i remember riding them to JFK.. was it FLight 424...? HM i would really miss then.. Lets see what the 21st centruy has to offer our caribbean airlines..

Don't you agree that a fleet of MD-83 and L1011 was a great choice at the time?



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

You know what. That just sucks.  Crying
When it goes up for sale on EBay, I WANT IT!!!

L-1011-500


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Captaink, I will strongly agree. BWIA's MD83s have been very effective serving the Caribbean, MIA and even YYZ routes - their combination of extended range and typical DC9 ruggedness and fast turn-around have ensured a long and successful career with BWIA. 4 of the type remain but I cannot say how much longer for - the last leases expire next year. 1 was returned earlier this year and over the previous 5 years 4 others left the fleet.

The TriStars offered the flexibility of long-range with the ability to handle 1 or 2 hops before the long leaps to JFK, YYZ and LHR and their large holds enabled BWee to handle the growing cargo trade to those cities. Now the exporters are complaining of the limited cargo space on the 737-800s.

Too bad but the price of progress is always high.

 Sad
Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

The final two BWIA L1011-500s will be retired on the 15th October...

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

The retirement of BWIA's L1011s is sad for me. Now the only L1011s I see coming into YYZ are Air Transat's. I'll never forget the day in 1993 (probably 18 February) when I was coming home from school. I saw it soar peacefully across the still cloudy sky - the L1011 was already an uncommon sight back then for me. It seemed partly brown to me, surely BWIA, but back then, I imagined it to be a middle eastern airline. I found a picture a few years later of a similar Libyan Arab livery, but they didn't have L1011s. Finally, probably in 1996, I found out about BWIA, and then they were flying it here again. But now it's gone...

At least the BWIA 737s have a cool livery.


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