Lambourne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1431 times:
I read here that BWIA have started using an A340 into LHR. I am contemplating a trip to Antigua next year and the tour op says it'll be a Tristar, but my family are nervous about travelling on an old girl like that and I'm not too thrilled about the prospect either. Does anyone know how many A340's they are getting and what my chances of flying on one are?
Otherwise I'll be paying more and going BA or Virgin.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1429 times:
If you're flying next year, you will be flying BWIA's "new" (ex-Air Canada) A340-300s. They will operate 2 A340-300s which will replace their Lockheed L-1011-500 fleet.The first A340-300 already has been delivered to BWIA which already operated the first A340-300 flight today (24th of june) with the second A340-300 arriving in november if memory serves me right. I'm also thinking of flying with BWIA to the caribbean somewhere in march next year.
Voodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1398 times:
Lambourne used the word `Tour Operator'.
There is still talk of BW keeping a Tristar as a dedicated `charter' plane.
I believe it will be the one currently being refurbished.
If someone knows better, please speak up.
Ruslan From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
BWIA plans to inaugurate POS-BGI-MAN service next month that will be the L1011 but the A340s are on the London route...The Tristars were incredible workhorses and it would be a shame to dump them in some cruel, heartless airplane graveyard somewhere in Arizona......so at least one will be in service which is still something I can look forward to I guess!