MTChemNerd757
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BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:41 am

Sitting on the ramp in the background of this picture (left side, 5th plane down), it looks like there's a British Airways L1011. I thought BA stopped flying L1011's in the late 80's/early 90's?


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Is this another carrier with a similar tail logo, or does BA still fly cargo routes with L1011's?

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JumboBumbo
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:46 am

I believe that is an Orient Thai L-1011, not BA...

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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:47 am

The L1011 is Orient Thai. There tail is a big copy of BAs! easily mistaken from that distance, You were right about BA stopping L1011 services years ago.
 
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:48 am

It looks like it's an Orient Thai aircraft.
 
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:49 am

I would of never made that out as an L-1011, good eyesight! Definitely Orient Thai though.

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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:51 am

Oh, thanks guys, I wasn't even aware of Orient Thai. How long have they been around?
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:32 am

NOT HEARD OF ORIENT THAI!!!

They are this small Thai carrier with 4 L1011's and 8 747's
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:18 pm

BA's L-1011s never word that livery.

Anyway, good observation MTC. It would have otherwise never occurred to me that Orient Thai's livery is a rip off BA's current one...
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RE: BA L-1011 At BKK?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:13 pm

AirxLiban,

I would not call it a "rip-off." These airlines are just using stylized versions of their respective national flags. No rip-off's here.
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