babaero
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 11:58 am

Seen the photos in the database of this new outfit Air Rum and there ex Orient Thai L10-11s.

Now go and look at their website,
http://airrum.com/

Would you trust them...
 
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 12:40 pm

Interesting outfit .... But hey - they fly 1011's!!!
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 3:18 pm

On April 11, there were five (!) Air Rum L1011 at Fujairah, three with ex Orient Thai colors, one in white with the flower on the tail, and the yellow one.

Two are on this pic:

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The other three can be seen in this overview:
http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/netshow.php?id=333173
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 3:34 pm

Their website states that they are available to operate Hajj Pilgramage charters to Mecca in Saudia Arabia.

Fair enough.

But with the name "AIR RUM"?

Alcohol?

Islam's Holiest Day? A religon fobidding the consumption of alcohol?

Am I missing something?
Does Rum translate into something else in Arabic?

They say they fly to ginea besaw. I thought it was Guinea Bissau?

Read the letter from the CEO. They do "something to their passengers between their hands". And they state they are good at "height"?
I try to give small airlines like this the benefit of the doubt, but some of their text was such nonsensical jibberish, I closed the window thinking, "Why even bother?!"

In an amusing side, they state they fly to the "Kingdome of Saudi Arabia"
(King Dome was once a 60,000 seat covered stadium in Seattle that they bulldozed to make room for a new facility, just in case some of you didn't know)

They also proclaim they will fly you to ANYWHERE in the world, except North and South America and Australia. (?)
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Fly-K
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 5:26 pm

Maybe the name is taken from the famous Wadi Rum in Jordan?
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 5:45 pm

Very BA-esque colour scheme!
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 5:53 pm

If I hadn't seen the photographs of the aircraft, I would have thought that website was a p**s-take created by some enthusiast for a laugh. Or a virtual airline or something like that. Interesting, to say the least.

I know not everyone can be expected to speak or write English, but seriously... when you read some of that, it just sounds unprofessional. It seems someone's written something in their own language and just bunged it into an online translator, then copied and pasted it.

Quoting Babaero (Thread starter):
ex Orient Thai L10-11s

The correct designation is L-1011  

Quoting Babaero (Thread starter):
Would you trust them...

On the basis of that website, probably not.

EDIT... having said that, they have bothered to put a "Safety/Reliability" page on their website, and that does offer a great deal of reassurance. So I take that back... maybe I would trust them!

[Edited 2005-05-24 10:55:22]
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Fly-K
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 5:56 pm

Quoting Catatonic (Reply 5):
Very BA-esque colour scheme!

That's the Orient Thai tail.
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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 6:47 pm

One or two of the 1011's look very familiar to one I have seen at TUS a couple of years ago in Air Cambodia livery. Nice to see they have fitted the missing parts......

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Air Rum L1011 Operations

Tue May 24, 2005 10:10 pm

I thought they were gonna be a Caribbean and Bahamas airline
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RE: Air Rum L1011 Operations

Wed May 25, 2005 1:11 am

See this link on their website for the explanation of the name "Air Rum".
Nothing to do with alcohol

http://airrum.com/OurLogo.aspx

The black iris is the national flower of Jordan. They don't seem to have painted this logo on the L1011's that appear in reply 2

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RE: Air Rum L1011 Operations

Wed May 25, 2005 6:07 am

In the photo there seems to be some damage at the base of 9L-LFC's rudder and also possibly more than just dirt at the base of 9L-LEU's rudder.

I was also baffled about the section of the website headed "Aircraft". The Lockheed section was clear enough, but "Airbus" and "Boeing" ?.

Incidentally I was surprised at the amount of detail about their L1011 fleet.
Presumably 9L-LDV will be down for a C Check shortly.
 
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RE: Air Rum L1011 Operations

Wed May 25, 2005 7:13 am

>That's the Orient Thai tail

You know you're flying a dodgy airline when they fly Orient Thai rejects.  Smile

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