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BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:48 pm

Hi, Does anybody know what version of TriStar BA operated in the mid 80's on the MAN-MUC-DXB-BKK-HKG flight. It used to fly to to JFK on Mon, Thurs, and Fri's and to HKG via the above stops on Tues and Sat's. Was it a British Airtours A/c or a -1 or a -50 or even a -200. Also does anybody know why it made quite a view stops esp MUC. BA L10's BBAF/G/H were configurated for S/Haul use mainly flying from LHR-CDG/FRA/ATH/LCA/TLV/NCE.
 
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:10 pm

Never come across that Hong Kong routing before - very exotic, and also quite clever, since it links northern England to the Persian Gulf, Thailand and China with a single flight.

The Munich stop must have been intensely irritating for passengers, but all BOAC's eastbound flights used to make stops in Europe in the 60s and 70s, and this Munich stopover is clearly a hangover from those days. Presumably they could pick up and drop off pax wherever they stopped, but if you were flying from London to Melbourne or Tokyo or somewhere, after flying for two hours, landing, dicking around with fuel and baggage etc, you'd be four hours into a very long journey...and we're still only in Germany! I like takeoffs and landings but if I'm going to Oz, I at least like to get a few thousand miles into the journey before the first stop. And really, two is enough.
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:22 pm

From memory this route was with a Tristar 500. it had traffic rights on all sectors and was sort of an experiment to see if they could make it a profitable routing. It didn't....
 
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:28 pm

I was a regular flyer on the Tristar 200/250s which operated LHR-BAH-BKK-KUL and LHR-AUH-KUL-(MNL) during that period.

If I remember correctly that Manchester-HKG flight was operated by a Tristar 200 as well. It stopped at Munich and linked with HKG mainly due to military personnel and families who travelled on this route.

I miss those Tristars...
 
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:59 pm

BA had 02 500s. G-BLUS and G-BLUT and both were practically used on the LHR/GIG/GRU/GIG/LHR route.

Don´t remember them to be used on other routes. At that time I was a BA employee.

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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:49 am

G-BLUS and BLUT also were used on the BWI route in the 80's.
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:11 am

Weren't they the two TriStar 500s BA had leased in from AirLanka? BA sold its own TriStar 500s in the early 1980s to the RAF after only a couple of years service.
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RE: BA TriStar Question In The Mid-80's.

Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:58 am

The above flights wern't operated by the TriStar 500's as G-BFCA-F were sold around 1983 and G-BLUS and G-BLUT were S.America dediacted.

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