AdamHarvard From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
Before the advent of 744's, A340's e.t.c.....aircraft flying between Asia and Europe would refuel in the middle east, e.g Bahrain, Abu Dhabi e.t.c....Was Baghdad Saddam Hussien Intl. ever used as such a stopover point?
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33441 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
Baec777, yes, it was nesecary. Many Europe-Asia flights could not be done non-stop as before the advent of the 747-400 and A340. However, it is my understanding that the most popular stopover for airlines going Europe-Asia (at least Japan) was Anchorage.
Bluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
I realize that this means going back a ways but I flew on a BOAC flight from LHR to BOM in Jan of 1961 on a Comet 4C that would have stopped in Baghdad but because of fog we diverted to Basra, Iraq. The flight was London, Frankfurt, Cairo, Baghdad, Bombay.