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Gulf Air Foresees TRISTARS,the Only Way Out  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2479 times:

GULF AIR foresees TRISTARS,the only way out

As quoted by a forum member

"Just heard the other day gf is getting a good deal on getting 10 tristars for a million bucks each.
where would you get a deal like that.

Delta airlines are pleased to offload them anyday.
GO GULF AIR GO !!!!!!!
Just don't drop inflight debri on any body,e.g. flaps,engines etc.

Tristars belong in the graveyard by now????"

Sounds really weird ??




37 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2356 times:

Ceilidh will love this.....

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2337 times:

Why do they need so many??

User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2321 times:

Why would they want to buy Tristars anyway ?

They only got rid of their remaining ones a few years ago ?

Or maybe they would need them to meet with the high demand during HAJ to Saudi Arabia.


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2298 times:

Maybe they'll use them for cargo? Or perhaps, charters?
Who knows! Your guess is as good as mine.



User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2275 times:

I thought Gulf air retired their Tristars at the Early 1990!!! so why are they going to get them back! even though i love the Tristar, but the idea seems weird to me, especially that they have these new A340's and A330's

User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2259 times:

YES!This is great!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2239 times:

The Return of the Golden Falcon Tristar? Smart lookin bird....

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2208 times:

Hello,

It might be important to note these are rumours. Take them with a big pinch of salt.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

$ 1 million for a Tristar. Maybe its a publicity stint to get the airline in the news, now that all Tristars are nearly gone.





User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Sounds dubious to me, but would be great if they get them and I hope I get to fly on them to Bahrain sometime Smile

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

My 2c worth - I suspect that this is not Gulf Air itself but probably a new charter operation which will be either independent or (possibly) have GF involvement. I also hear that the aircraft they are interested in are not the DL ones (which are fully - and I mean fully) run out - but rather are the Saudia ones parked at Taif.

Good news all round if thrue, though - with fuel prices as low as they are coupled with the volatile state of the industry, it makes considerably more sense to have low capital costs coupled with higher DOCs rather than the other way round!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Yes the tristars would be great, but it sounds a bit dubious to me. Last time I flew a Gulf Air tristar was in 1989, Doha-Bahrain. Maybe soon I can add to that experience with another GF tristar flight.

User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2038 times:

I dont belive that .


Without mistakes we will never learn
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Hmmmm, it's somewhat more likely than the venerable 707 taking to the air in a px role! Big grin Big grin Big grin

User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Perhaps with World Airways' departure from the Hajj charter scene next year, someone is sensing a big market for some old Tristars......

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Unfortunately Saudi imposed a 20 year age limit on all aircraft operated by anyone (except themselves, curiously enough!) - we were interested in operating a number of services out of Africa. With the retirement of the BA, VS and LH 747-200 fleets, there should be plenty of those floating around.

User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Ceilidh - "We"??? Would that be you and the rest of Caledonian Wings? Could you be more specific please?

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

You many assume that, Coyoteguy; I couldn't possibly comment. Big grin Big grin Big grin

Anyway, I thought I said ages ago that whatever we call ourselves, it wouldn't be Caledonian Wings?  Insane


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4341 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

It would be interesting, but Tristars in mainline Gulf Air service, I cannot believe it anymore as fictivious headlines like
"KLM annoyed by their 767s, will buy back parked ex Airborne DC-8-63s and reconvert them to passenger service" or "After seeing on an internet picture how cute the 707 would look in their new colourscheme, El Al asked Boeing to re-open their 707 production line"



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Why couldn't you possibly comment? Because the "we" only exists in your dreams? I laugh so hard everytime I read your posts of what you and your airlines have planned to do. Strange how NOTHING ever works out for you guys huh? I know that in the airline business 90% of plans never get off the ground, but in your case it seems to be 100%. Time for a career change maybe?

User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Off topic I know, but I was just reading a thread on PPRuNe, where Ceilidh (known as The Guvnor!!) is supposedly less critical and obnoxious, but it seems that is not the case. If anyone is interested to read yet more of his garbage, go to www.pprune.org and in the Rumors and News Forum, choose the topic "All Over for Aer Lingus in Four Weeks as BA Gives Thumbs Down to Investment". Here are some highlights of his quotes:

"Jet A1 - if you didn't appreciate the fact that the Malgus scheme's figures simply didn't make logical sense - as was pointed out by numerous people including WWW and IFR as well as myself - then I think you're in the wrong game as a decent grasp of basic maths is essential even for a PPL!"

"Maxalt - stop being childish."

"flypastflyfast - if I only posted good news, there would be lots of articles about Go, Ryanair, and easyJet (all of which strangely enough I have posted) - and not a lot of anything else. You might be one of those people who prefers to do an ostrich and stick his head in the sand, hoping all the 'bad stuff' will go away - but that's a rather shortsighted view and one that's likely to get you kicked up the backside"

"maxalt - you're demonstrating you don't know the first thing about airline economics."


Interestingly, he is despised over there by many of the members. One of them even has "Working towards a Guvnor-free world... " as his slogan!!!!! Glad to see it is not only me or come members of a.net who think he is an L1011 sized jerk!

Here is one member's opinion of him: "If the Guvnor could discern the difference between the news and journalistic opinion I'd welcome his contributions...but he prefers lurid headlines like the title on this thread. A 'Sun' reader if I ever saw one."

I like that one especially, since Ceilidh accused me of being a tabloid journalist (despite the fact that he has never read an article written by me)!!!!!!!!!



User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

OK, Coyoteguy - post one of your articles on here then (or if you're really embarassed by the quality you can always email it to me - my addy is in my profile.

I don't suffer fools lightly, as you've discovered - and I do tend to be rather blunt about things. Still, at least people know where they stand that way.

Having run a number of airlines in Africa and elsewhere, I'd hardly say that I'm having a 100% failure rate - things just take a little while to work out, is all. Still, I can say that things are looking rather bright for us at present - and within the next few days I'll (hopefully) be able to bring some excellent news.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGlobetrotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Coyoteguy,

You might check out this previous thread:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/622065/

In the thread, DeltaSFO, one of Ceilidh's most virulent critics in the past, actually 'fessed up to meeting Ceilidh recently and seeing documentation proving that the Caledonian Wings "story" was true. Whether the company ever gets in the air under that name or another remains to be seen. It does, however, appear to be a real operation with Ceilidh firmly trying to see tangible results.


Globetrotter


User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Redefining the English language as per Ceilidh - Fools = anyone who does not agree with him!!!

Yeah, yeah, we all know about the number of airlines you have run, despite the fact that details are not forthcoming even though I have asked many times. So, what happened to them all? I can hardly wait for your excellent news... presumably you are about to launch another paper airline. Please post it soon, I may not be able to sleep in the meantime.

No, I will not post my articles on here. They are not aviation related, since I don't write on the subject of aviation. I'm an enthusiast when it comes to aviation, I never claimed to be an expert. I'm also someone who hates seeing people like you attacking everyone else, and it seems one of the few willing to fight back.

Coyoteguy
CEO - Dreamboy Express
"Flying IL62s beyond your wildest dreams"


25 Post contains images Ceilidh : Coyoteguy - I have agreed in the past with many that I normally disagree with and vice-versa. Yes, there are a few people on here I'd classify as fool
26 Bikeman : Some times you just can't sit back and bite your tongue any longer ... Sorry Ceilidh but after my runs ins with you earlier where you lied about your
27 Post contains images Ceilidh : Bikeman - cut the crap. I have the documents here which prove that I am a shareholder and director of TLC; and part owner (with Mike and Andrew) of th
28 Jaysit : In other related news . . . Aeroflot brings back old Tu-104s on Moscow-Minsk-Warwaw-Paris-Shannon-Gander-JFK route !!!!! United raids Marana for old D
29 Post contains images Ceilidh : Bikeman - cut the crap. I have the documents here which prove that I am a shareholder and director of TLC; and part owner (with Mike and Andrew) of th
30 Coyoteguy : LOL @ Jaysit - good headlines. Wish they were true! I never got to fly on a DC8 or a TU-104. LOL @ Ceilidh - on the run now!
31 Rwy31R : Ceilidh.. the tristars are parked in both Taif (TIF) and Qassim (ELQ).. i'd like to ask, where did you get the info about Saudi not allowin aircraft m
32 Coyoteguy : Globetrotter: Yes, I have seen that thread, and I remember the comments from DeltaSFO. Actually I really don't care whether or not the whole Caledonia
33 Cx flyboy : Ceilidh, Firstly, what does your username mean? Secondly, I'm interested in what African airlines you have run in the past. Can you name them here? Th
34 Agrodemm : Deja Vu OK everyone get up pick up a stone and throw it to Ceildh, until he gives us his resume (CV) with 3 at least people for refference (w emails p
35 Post contains images Ceilidh : Rwy31R - that rule apparently applies to Haj aircraft only - and as I said is strange because a number of the CC aircraft leased to SV don't comply wi
36 Coyoteguy : Cx flyboy - Don't hold your breath! I have been asking that question for a while now about which airlines he supposedly ran, and what happened to them
37 Hkgspotter1 : Oh dear.
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