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Biman Bangladesh BKK-DAC-JED-FCO A310/DC10  
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11735 times:
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Happy new year everyone!  Smile

Please view my report from the below link:

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Biman06...n_Bangladesh_DC10_Trip_Report.html


http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Biman06/MAND3016.jpg

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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11729 times:

Great trip report Sam!

I would also love to try out the DC-10 except I fear that it will be gone very soon. Do you know how much longer Biman plans to keep these planes and what other carriers still fly the DC-10 on scheduled flights?

Thanks,

Colin.


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11723 times:
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Colin

Biman may still keep them going strong for a while. NWA DC10 is retiring the flight tomorrow. Omni Air also operate DC10 on charters.


User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11680 times:

Great report, thanks for sharing.  Smile

User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11590 times:

great report mate...not sure i agree with you on the food though!  Silly


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11449 times:

That impressive Sam! What more can we expect, I'm not sure how you do it but well done!

User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11425 times:

Brilliant report Sam, made me jealous Big grin

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11203 times:

Sam,

Thanks for sharing your trip-report on BG with us, thru your link...

Those cabins really have a nostalgic feel about them with those orange/yellow/flowery seats...

Food looks quite good (and, honestly, never expected that)  Smile

The DC10 Economy cabin doesn't look too full...

Lubna, surely, is a very attractive F/A !!!



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11191 times:
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Great report Sam, many thanks.

I must say, the seat colours are pretty bright, don't like them at all!

The meals look pretty good though it looks like everything is served at once rather than by course.

Lastly, great cockpit shot's, you got luck there!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11117 times:
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Very interesting even though i've flown Biman, a flight on BG is never the same, they make tech stops here there and everywhere. The DC-10's are old and cranky but they make a trip more interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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User currently offlineNetdhaka From Bangladesh, joined Feb 2004, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10997 times:

Fantastic trip report! Quite unique since only few Biman trip reports are available. I know there is a curfew on visiting in-flight cockpit of any US based airlines (for passengers). I guess that’s not the case with Biman.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9817 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10961 times:

How did you get cockpit access on all of those flights?

Biman is an intersting experience. It is not nice like other carriers. Thanks for the report.



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10924 times:
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Great reports and pictures!!! I've always wondered what Biman Bangladesh was like. I saw one of their DC-10's at LHR a few years ago.

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[Edited 2007-01-07 01:12:06]

User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5129 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10911 times:

Really super trip report. I too had an interesting experience flying them on J. I think they treat non-Bangladeshi passengers significantly better. Sad, but true.

Cheers,
A.



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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10890 times:

Why did they stop flights to the USA? I think they lost their license? They have had a lot of problems. Even if I were allowed to fly them I would be too scared. By the way great fascinating trip report. True the DC-10 was a nice plane. Lasty one I flew was on Swissair about 15 years ago. And the MD-11 was also great. Byt dc-10 had a lot of hydraulic problems at first.

User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10878 times:

Interesting Report.

Colour of those seats reminds me of chunder.



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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10877 times:

Sir, what a fantastic and great report you have there.

Those seats really bring memories of back in the days.

I still remember MH's DC-10 fleet.

Drew



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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1946 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10688 times:

Amazing report and photography!

I am sure that it is an amazing journey and the cabin is definitely a reflection of the earlier era of flying.

Thanks,
Carfield


User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10596 times:

Great trip report. You have more guts than me. When I used to see the D10 at JFK I thought, "no way." I admire your courage. The cockpit must have been a great experience, I too am envious.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10533 times:

Hi there - great report and pics as always. I considered the BG DC10 for a trip a few months back, but ended up choosing NW for my one and only DC10 trip. A beautiful aircraft type that will be sorely missed when it is gone.

I retraced some of your steps this week - I met our mutual friend in Tehran and we took a flight to MHD on the Saha Air B707. It was an absolute pleasure and like you, I am so glad I did it.

Looking forward to more great photos and trip reports.

Regards,

Ian.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27310 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10241 times:

WOW!!! Im so jealous . Id love to fly the BG DC-10. Ive always wanted to go on it and I think I will have to get myself together and sort it out before its too late. Do they do any European to European routes that have traffic rights on them or are they all long haul???

User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10132 times:

This trip report was a journey back into good old VIASA times for me. Thanks for the memories - and great report !

User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9982 times:
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Biman still fly DC10 into Manchester, Rome in Europe, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi in Asia. Kuwait, Dubai (rare now) Jeddah in Middle East and between Dhaka and Chittagong.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27310 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9546 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 21):
This trip report was a journey back into good old VIASA times for me. Thanks for the memories - and great report !

Arr yes VIASA!! Sadly I never got to fly one them , I loved their DC-10's


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