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Bye Bye Caledonian  
User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Posted (15 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

As you know Caledonian will cease operations by the end of October being the A320's integrated in the new JMC Airlines. The leased tristars will be returned to Air Atlanta and the own ones parked.
Today I went to FAO and could see the last, I repeat, the last Tristar flight from Caledonian. It was a sad feeling because I just love to see the landings of this aircraft with that great angle of attack.

I'll miss those Tristars  

Luis, Faro, Portugal

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User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 898 times:

Rest In Peace.

Does anyone have any idea as to where Caledonian's Lockheeds will be parked, then...? I have to agree with Mirage in that not only does the aircraft look great, but Caledonian's livery is pretty good-looking, too.

What a shame, really.


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Well - I never knew that. Caledonian will be missed.

Just this year in fact members of my family flew Caledonian from Gatwick to Paphos (Cyprus) and Athens (Greece) respectively.

I agree with you Luis, I too will miss those Tistars.

It's a shame.  

User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 886 times:

Why is Caledonian shutting down? They are British Airways' holiday carrier correct? Lemme see if i have the history right...British Airways' holiday carrier was originally called British Airtours. After BA's merger and integration of BCal, British Airtours was renamed Caledonian and the planes were repainted, flight attendantants were given new uniforms etc...all very much like the old BCal.

Did BA dispose of Caledonian to another company like a tour operator? Tell me if you would, thanks

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 884 times:

I think BAW holiday carrier is Go Fly. Caledonian and Flying Colours are the airline subsidiaries of tour operator Thomas Cook now JMC Holidays.
There will be some kind of merge with a new corporate identity coming out (JMC Airlines)

Luis, Faro, Portugal

User currently offlineIce Cream Man From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Go is British Airways' low-cost sceduled subsidiary (but run entirely independant of BA, or so they say). BA hasn't got a charter subsidiary at the moment. It used to be Caledonian but they have been on their own for quite some time now.

Now Caledonian and Flying Colours (which already absorbed Air World last year) will merge into one company, called JMC Airlines. Both companies now belong to the Thomas Cook concern and JMC are the initials of the son of good'ol Thomas himself. In other words, they will forsake two well-respected names in the UK charter world for a new name that hasn't got any familiarity with anybody yet, and frankly doesn't sound too hot. I suppose daddy really likes his little boy.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9525 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 870 times:

And the livery's nothing to write home about - a pretty uninspiring green affair.

As far as I'm concerned, Caledonian died when BA bought them. I flew them once, a Bristol Britannia from Kai Tak to London Gatwick in about 1965. Having spent my childhood mainly among English children, I didn't appreciate the Scottish identity of the airline then but it's a bit depressing now to think Scotland once had a great airline and now has nothing to speak of.

What with that and BAe's production at Prestwick ending, we're doomed I tell you, doomed.

User currently offlineCraig From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 863 times:


It's a shame that Caledonian are ceasing operations. I agree that their livery is good looking. Although i never flew with them I have seen plenty of their aircraft around. Only this week I saw a L1011 Tristar, A320 and an A300 (I think it was Caledonian).

There was talk at one time that Flying Colours and Caledonian were going to merge and keep one of the names. I think this would have been better.

I have seen the JMC advert where they unwrap a plane. In the advert it shows the interior of a plane with a horrible green decor.

I wonder if JMC will knock Britannia of the top charter spot, I don't think so.


Craig Stewart

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9525 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 865 times:

Another problem with the green and white livery is that it will immediately alienate half the soccer fans in both of Scotland's two largest cities, given that each has a green and white team and a bitter rival. Mind you, it'll probably encourage the rival fans!

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9525 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (15 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 865 times:

I meant it'll encourage the fans of the green and white teams, of course... oh, it's time I got some sleep.

User currently offlineHS-LTA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 1999, 231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 867 times:

After Caledonian finished their Tristar. I think Air Lanka should be the next.Yes, both Caledonian and Air Lanka have operated L1011 for a long long time and the printing is much more better than JMC and SriLankaian.
I is too sad for me, and It is too hard to see such nice printing Tristar in the sky.

Bye!Bye!Tristar! and Thank You

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