I don't want to hijack that other poster's thread in this forum, so I'm going to start a dedicated one. Could anybody help me find a strategy to maximize my chances to fly on Biman's DC10?
The problem is that I can't fly there before October 30. So in case they are all retired by then, I'm screwed, but that I'm willing to risk. Now my thought is that the Rome route for example, which shows op-by DC10 right now, I'd suppose would be the first one they'd put newer equipment on when it becomes available. According to this http://www.airportspotting.com/biman-ends-boeing-777-service/ , they have returned 1 777 now, so this makes my chances bigger I guess.
So my plan is to catch the DC-10 on the Abu Dhabi to Dhaka route, simply because Dubai is right next door and in case they shut this one down or pull the DC-10, I could try to catch the DXB flight instead. I'm going to allow a 48 hour buffer after my flight in Dhaka in case they're messing with the schedules.
My question is simply, do you think my chances are reasonable (I know nothing is 100% sure, especially with such an old aircraft), do you think it's worth a try or pretty much useless? I appreciate any input!