Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 13392 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?
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12780 times:
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.
Netdhaka From Bangladesh, joined Feb 2004, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12660 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.
Semsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12553 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.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2606 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12196 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.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29270 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11904 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???