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British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:13 am

What routes did BA use their TriStars on?
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:26 am

LHR-ATH was one of them I think.
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:39 am

Basically, high density European flights (Paris, Frankfurt, etc), eastern North America and North/West Africa.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:50 am

I flew roundtrip LHR-CPH on their L-1011.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:00 am

L-1011-1's were also used to the Mid East destinations. The L-1011-500's were used to South America. In fact after the Falklands War BA sold the -500 to the RAF and then leased two -500's from Air Lanka to operate to Argentina.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:19 am

I flew once only on a -500 version, London (Heathrow I think) to Rihyad and then to KL. It was an early evening departure.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:25 am

They also went as far east as the Indian subcontinent and Far East. L1011-500's but later mainly -200's were used on services to Bombay, Dhaka, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Manila.

An interesting but short-lived BA Tristar service was a multi-stop MAN to HKG routed via MUC and BKK I think.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:34 am

Everytime I flew between LHR and CAI in the 80s, it was on a TriStar..
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:55 am

Yes, BA used the L-1011 on the LHR/JFK/LHR route in the 1980s.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:04 am

A few routes I remember during the 1980's
MAN-JFK-MAN
GLA-JFK-GLA
LHR-PHL-PIT-PHL-LHR
LHR-YUL-DTW-YUL-LHR
LHR-EWR-LHR
LGW-LOS-LGW
LHR-CDG-LHR
LHR-MUS-LHR
LHR-AMM-LHR

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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:12 am

YYZ-MAN was a sked BA L10 route.
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:13 am

L-1011s were used on the shortlived LGW-MSY route too.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:13 pm

We got them here in TPA also! I have a picture of one somewhere around the house.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:26 pm

My Dad used to fly LHR to Dahran in Saudi Arabia fairly often back in the 80's and that was on a Tristar too.

He always said that the Tristar was the best out of all the widebodies he flew on that route, the others being DC-10 and 747.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:01 pm

In the mid eighties i flew LHR-ORL via Bermuda.
Nice memories and was a pleasant trip and i was only 11
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:23 pm

BA also used the Tristar on the LGW/BDA but that was a seasonal flight. Only during the winter. I used to be F/A on those flights. Great plane I loved it. The rest of the year it was back on the 747-200 or the DC-10. Also, long time ago before I joined BA the Tristar used to come to CCS.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:25 pm

Saw a BA L1011 in KUL in 1989. Don't know the routing to/from though.
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:37 pm

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 16):
Saw a BA L1011 in KUL in 1989. Don't know the routing to/from though.

Routes to KUL then were LHR-BAH-BKK-KUL and LHR-AUH-KUL-MNL
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:52 pm

A great aircraft, I flew on an ex BA L1011 with Caladonian

I always thought they looked out of place with the BA feet though, like the DC-10.


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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:16 pm

Were the Tristars equipped with FJY?

Were they equipped with Club World seats that the 744s were delivered with? The generation before the cradle...

Oh yeah...what was the config across Y? 2-5-2? What about J and F?

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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:36 am

The L1011-1's flew LHR-CDG/ATH/LCA/CAI and occassionally FRA/other European destinations. On a personal note, I prefered the AF A300's to the BA Tristars on the short CDG hop- these particular BA aircraft were a bit gloomy inside (G-BBAF, G-BBAG come to mind).

The L1011-200's variants flew just about everywhere in North America/Middle East/Asia. They may have done a few West Africa services after the DC10's were retired.

The original L1011-500's were a little strange- they cropped up everywhere. For a while they operated the morning BA178 JFK-LHR service.

However, the two Air Lanka leased Tristar 500's (G-BLUS, G-BLUT brought in after BA's own 500's were handed over ot the RAF) were mainly dedicated to the newly inherited LHR-GIG-GRU BCAL route (BCAL got JED/RUH in return- route transfer was highly political). These two aircraft were completely decked out in new BA F/J/Y interiors- no evidence at all of the previous operator.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:03 am

From 1984 onwards - I became a regular on BA32/33 which used to fly LHR-AUH-KUL-MNL which left LHR at 1050 twice weekly (thurs/sun) whilst the other routing was LHR-BAH-BKK-KUL which left at 1635 twice weekly (mon/fri). I even found a tape recording of a flight I recorded once as we taxied out from the then new Terminal 4 with the crew welcoming passengers on the flight to Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. I flew at least 4 times a year in those days up and down to KL from London and remember the occasional treat in SuperClub. Also - if in Economy, we used to always try to sit right in the front of the cabin as the first few rows were the SuperClub converter seats which you could 'convert' if the seat next to you was empty. They were almost always L1011-200s so can't recall if the L1011-500 ever flew into KL.

There was also a MAN-MUC-DXB-BKK-HKG service as BA20/21 (I think) and interestingly in the mid-1980s BKK was only served by TriStars at one stage 4 times a week (including the mentioned twice weekly BA32/33).

The route was replaced with the 747 Classic for a short while, as BA148/149 LHR-KWI-MAA-KUL and BA32/33 LHR-AUH-KUL-MNL, before the arrival of the 747-436s which returned the historical Speedbird9/10 to KUL and flew LHR-BKK-KUL-PER-ADL and LHR-BKK-KUL-MEL-AKL and LHR-MAA-KUL before BA33/34 served LHR-KUL-CGK.

IIRC - BA Tristars also served Colombo, Bombay (now Mumbai) and other Indian cities.

In the early 80s - BA TriStar 500s also operated to Singapore for a short while as BA still used KUL as one of its main stops on the Kangaroo route then as BA9/10 before BA11/12 (via SIN) became its main route.

I so miss those lovely planes. I thought their 5 toilets at the rear in a semi-circle was rather unique and those were also the days when the tiny rear cabin was smoking.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:07 am

There was a Sunday flight from LGW-AGP-LGW back in the late 80's. I flew on it once and it was packed solid.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:10 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 19):
Were the Tristars equipped with FJY?

Were they equipped with Club World seats that the 744s were delivered with? The generation before the cradle...

Oh yeah...what was the config across Y? 2-5-2? What about J and F?

1. Layout was FJY as far as I can remember on the Intercontinental routes.

2. See my note about Super Club and were converted to the original Club World cabins as the new Club World service rolled out.

3. Y was configured 3-4-3 in the main cabin although before Club World was launched - the first few rows in Y had the converter seats as mentioned which could be converted to 2-2-2 if the flight wasn't busy. Rear cabin on the Tristar 1, 200s, 250s were 3-3-3 i think - will check an old BA timetable and get back to you.

[Edited 2005-11-16 01:11:30]

[Edited 2005-11-16 01:11:56]
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:19 am

I think British Airways was flying the Tristar to Heathrow...  laughing 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:08 pm

I know BA flew the Tristar MAD-LHR in early 1980. When we moved to the UK, we flew from SFO via MAD and I still remember the trip down to the lower galley in the lift. I was only 10 at the time, but that is one of my early flight experiences that I still remember. No idea which L10 is was, but that was my only Tristar experience so far, and will probably stay that way since they are hardto come by now.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:55 pm

The first BA TriStar revenue flights were in January 1975 to AGP, BRU, CDG, MAD and Palma. By the summer of that year they were also serving ALC, AMS, ATH, FAO and TLV. With the Arab-Israeli war, escalating fuel prices and the worldwide economic recession many of theses routes no longer supported the use of a two-class, widebodied, 320 passenger aircraft. So two of BA's TriStar 1s were converted to a 240 seat 2-class configuration and put into service on routes to the Near and Middle East, primarily to destinations in the Gulf and India.

The first BA TriStar 500 revenue flight was LHR-AUH in May 1979 and this service was subsequently amended to LHR-AUH-SIN. The 500 was intended for use as a replacement for the VC-10 and 707 on routes with insufficient traffic to warrant using a 747 including the east and west coasts of the USA and the Caribbean. Another service started a couple of years after the 500 went into service was LHR-MSY-MEX.

The TriStar 200 was ordered to replace the TriStar 1s on routes to the Gulf.

The TriStar 1 remained the mainstay of the LHR-CDG route (supplemented by the 757 in latter years) until 1989. It was replaced by the 767 either at the start of the 89-90 winter schedules or the 1990 summer schedules. At that time BA had one TriStar 1 based at LGW serving CAI and a couple of TriStar 200s operating LGW-JFK and LGW-ACC. This model was also used for the MAN-GLA-JFK service.

Because the TriStar 1 did not have the range to serve LAX when BA's 707s on this route were under competitive pressure from other airlines' wide bodied aircraft in the mid 1970s and there was insufficient traffic to justify the use of a 747, BA came to a interchange leasing arrangement with NZ. Every day an NZ DC-10 flew an NZ service from AKL to LAX. There it was transferred to BA (still in NZ livery) to fly LAX-LHR. Another aircraft simultaneously operated in the reverse direction. When the traffic on the LHR-LAX grew so as to warrant the substitution of the DC-10 with a 747 with one year of the interchange leasing agreement still to run BA moved the NZ DC-10s onto the MIA (5-a-week) and YUL (3-a-week) routes while still flying the LHR-LAX route twice a week to supplement their own 747 service. At this time they were effectively using half of NZ's DC-10 fleet and feeding a lot of traffic into the NZ flights!
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:41 pm

They also used to 'charter' (for want of a better word) out to a company that ran school cruises for children. My only flights on a Tristar were on BA from LGW back in 1988 (i think) we we did the outbound to Athens and the flew back on another Tristar from Istanbul. Great trips both way!! Shame you can't get many flights with them these days.
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:04 pm

In 1984 - when I was wee little lad - we flew Heathrow - Doha (refuelling) - Calcutta (and the flight continued to Dhaka) on a series 500 Tristar. I had the window seat..
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:06 pm

My recollection, but I shall need someone like Carduelis to confirm, is that the TriStar was the wide-bodied aircraft selected by BEA and originally destined to operate on the high density European routes. BEA also chose the -500 series for the longer routes to the Middle East. On the BEA/BOAC merger, the 500 series was often used on the long-haul routes that could not support the 747, hence the reason why they made appearances in the airports listed above. Like the DC10s that were inherited from the merger with BCal, the Tristar looked out of place in the BA fleet. As the aircraft became older, some models were transferred to British Airtours that went on to become Caledonian (the JMC one) and I believe some were even acquired by the RAF.
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:31 pm


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TriStar 200s G-BGBB (Gatwick) and G-BHBR (Heathrow)

From BA's Winter 1988-89 Timetable longhaul TriStar flights: -

BA032 Manila - Kuala Lumpur - Abu Dhabi - London Heathrow 1___5__
BA032 Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Bahrain - London Heathrow _2___6_
BA033 London Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur - Manila ___4__7
BA033 London Heathrow - Bahrain - Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur 1___5__
BA094 Detroit - Montréal Mirabel - London Heathrow 1234567
BA095 London Heathrow - Montréal Mirabel - Detroit 1234567
BA126 Muscat - Riyadh - London Heathrow ____5_7
BA127 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Muscat ___4_6_
BA128 Muscat - Dhahran - London Heathrow 12_4_6_
BA129 London Heathrow - Dhahran - Muscat 1_3_5_7
BA132 Jeddah - London Heathrow 1_34_6_
BA133 London Heathrow - Jeddah _23_5_7
BA146 Delhi - Kuwait - London Heathrow 1_34___
BA146 Karachi - Kuwait - London Heathrow _2___6_
BA147 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Karachi 1___5__
BA147 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Delhi _2____7
BA147 London Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Delhi __3____
BA148 Karachi - Kuwait - London Heathrow ___4___
BA148 Madras - Kuwait - London Heathrow ____5_7
BA149 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Karachi __3____
BA149 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Madras ___4_6_
BA152 Khartoum - Cairo - London Heathrow _2_____
BA153 London Heathrow - Cairo - Khartoum 1______
BA154 Luxor - Cairo - London Heathrow ______7
BA155 London Heathrow - Cairo - Luxor _____6_
BA156 Amman - Cairo - London Heathrow 1_345__
BA157 London Heathrow - Cairo - Amman _234__7
BA232 Tampa - Bermuda - London Heathrow _23_56_
BA232 Nassau - Bermuda - London Heathrow ______7
BA233 London Heathrow - Bermuda - Tampa _23_56_
BA233 London Heathrow - Bermuda - Nassau ______7


From BA's 1989 Summer Timetable longhaul TriStar flights: -

BA032 Manila - Kuala Lumpur - Abu Dhabi - London Heathrow 1___5__
BA032 Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Bahrain - London Heathrow _2___6_
BA033 London Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur - Manila ___4__7
BA033 London Heathrow - Bahrain - Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur _2___6_
BA074 Lagos - London Gatwick _2_45_7
BA075 London Gatwick - Lagos _23_56_
BA076 Lagos - Kano - London Gatwick __3__6_
BA077 London Gatwick - Kano - Lagos ___4__7
BA078 Accra - Lagos - London Gatwick 1______
BA078 Accra - Abidjan - London Gatwick ____5__
BA079 London Gatwick - Lagos - Accra 1______
BA079 London Gatwick - Abidjan - Accra ___4___
BA082 Monrovia - Freetown - Banjul - London Gatwick _2___6_
BA083 London Gatwick - Banjul - Freetown - Monrovia _2__5__
BA094 Detroit - Montréal Mirabel - London Heathrow 1234567
BA095 London Heathrow - Montréal Mirabel - Detroit 1234567
BA126 Muscat - Riyadh - London Heathrow ____5_7
BA127 London Heathrow - Riyadh - Muscat ___4_6_
BA132 Jeddah - London Heathrow 1______
BA132 Doha - Jeddah - London Heathrow __3_5__
BA133 London Heathrow - Jeddah ______7
BA133 London Heathrow - Jeddah - Doha __3_5__
BA146 Delhi - Abu Dhabi - London Heathrow 1___5__
BA146 Karachi - Kuwait - London Heathrow _2___6_
BA146 Delhi - Kuwait - London Heathrow __3___7
BA147 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Karachi 1___5__
BA147 London Heathrow - Abu Dhabi - Delhi _2___6_
BA147 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Delhi ___4__7
BA148 Madras - Kuwait - London Heathrow __3___7
BA148 Karachi - Kuwait - London Heathrow ___4___
BA149 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Madras _2___6_
BA149 London Heathrow - Kuwait - Karachi __3____
BA152 Khartoum - Cairo - London Gatwick _2_____
BA153 London Gatwick - Cairo - Khartoum 1______
BA154 Cairo - London Gatwick ______7
BA155 London Gatwick - Cairo _____6_
BA156 Amman - Cairo - London Gatwick 1_3_5__
BA157 London Gatwick - Cairo - Amman _2_4__7
BA158 Baghdad - Cairo - London Gatwick ___4___
BA159 London Gatwick - Cairo - Baghdad __3____
BA182 New York John F. Kennedy - Manchester 1234567
BA183 Manchester - New York John F. Kennedy 1234567
BA232 Tampa - Bermuda - London Gatwick _2_4_67
BA232 Bermuda - London Gatwick __3_5__
BA233 London Gatwick - Bermuda - Tampa _2_4_67
BA233 London Gatwick - Bermuda __3_5__
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:40 pm

The Series 100 aircraft were ordered by BEA for shorthaul routes (The proposed BAC 3-11 was the aircraft they wanted).

BA then went on to order the TriStar 500 for longhaul routes, but they were sold to the RAF in the recession of the early 1980s (BA was launch customer for the -500).

The -200s were the final variety of the TriStar to enter service new with BA, again on longhaul routes.

Two -500s were leased from AirLanka during the 1980s.

Three -1s were upgraded to -50s.

The remaining -1s moved to Caledonian Airways in the late 1980s for charter operations (BA Airtours had used various -1s in the 1980s) - several of these were later upgraded to -100s.

The remaining -1s, -50s and -200s were retired in the early 1990s as the 767s came on stream. Several were actually stored in the Mojave desert.


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To answer a previous querry, the longhaul TriStars were three class in the late 1980s with 18 First, I think 35 Club World and two World Traveller cabins, the main one being 3-4-3 and the small one in the tail being 3-3-3. I also find it interesting that the five toilets for World Traveller were all located in the tail - quite a trek for anyone at the front of economy!
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:49 am

In the early 1990's L-1011's were used on the JFK/LGW route.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:02 pm

The LHR KWI MAA flight was the one whch got trapped in KWI soon after the Iraq
invasion. The aircraft was later destroyed . Was that flight operated using a Tristar or was it a 747?
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:33 pm

Quoting TKMCE (Reply 33):
The LHR KWI MAA flight was the one whch got trapped in KWI soon after the Iraq
invasion. The aircraft was later destroyed . Was that flight operated using a Tristar or was it a 747?

It was a BA 747-136 , reg G-AWND, I believe it was destroyed on live TV if i'm not wrong ( but probably am)

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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:46 pm

BLUS and BLUT were frequent visitors to BWI during the late '80's.
Now its the 767... the L15's sure did look better!
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:16 pm

I was chatting with an uncle last weekend whilst waiting to board a flight to INV from LGW and he was telling me that he used to fly BA TriStars LHR-DUB on his many business trips to the Irish capital. I have to say that I did wonder whether his memory was playing tricks on him, but he is quite airliner-savvy!

Can anyone confirm or deny whether BA used TriStars on the LHR-DUB route (BTW, I haven't read every single word on this thread, but a search for DUB and Dublin returned nothing!)??
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:56 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 4):
The L-1011-500's were used to South America. In fact after the Falklands War BA sold the -500 to the RAF and then leased two -500's from Air Lanka to operate to Argentina.

Not sure if this is so. After the 1982 war, there were no BA (or AR) services between the UK and Argentina owing to poor diplomatic relations between the two countries. In January 1990, BA resumed services with 747-200s, switching to the new 747-400s the following year, via Rio.

Prior to 1982, however, it is possible that L-1011s were sent to Argentina (I have no means of corroborating this), but given that AR were employing 747s on the route since the late-'70s, my guess is that BA would have responded by doing the same.

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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:15 pm

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 36):
Can anyone confirm or deny whether BA used TriStars on the LHR-DUB route (BTW, I haven't read every single word on this thread, but a search for DUB and Dublin returned nothing!)??

He didn't mean Tridents did he?
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:26 pm

Quoting GAWZU (Reply 38):
He didn't mean Tridents did he?

Finally enough, I wondered the same thing, but he then went on to say that sitting in one was "like sitting inside a cathedral". I never flew on a Trident but did see plenty of them as a kid, but somehow I don't remember them being that big!
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RE: British Airways L1011

Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:55 pm

The Tristar also flew on BA's flight from London/Heathrow to Larnaca and Nairobi. I don't know if that was an L15 or -200 series.

I remember being disappointed when we flew on the nonstop to London, which was on a 747. I wanted to try out the L1011 and have the mysterious stopover in Cyprus.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:46 am

I remember seeing BA Tristars in YVR a few times also. I have no idea if it was a regular occurrence or if they were -500's or not
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:10 am

I remember seeing them at MAN in the early 80's as a nipper in the pre-Landor colours, one occasion I remember was when you could walk up the piers, and seeing G-BEAK (memorable reg), on pier-C and gasping at the size of this beautiful plane.


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Quoting Jamman (Reply 18):
I always thought they looked out of place with the BA feet though, like the DC-10.

I agree the 10's did look odd with the 'union flag' bent around the No.2 engine!

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RE: British Airways L1011

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:07 am

Quoting TKMCE (Reply 33):
The LHR KWI MAA flight was the one whch got trapped in KWI soon after the Iraq
invasion. The aircraft was later destroyed . Was that flight operated using a Tristar or was it a 747?

BA149 was indeed operated by a 747Classic. This was in Aug 1990 - I remember - as I had just flown to KUL a few days before on the previous BA149. The flight was operating to KWI, MAA and KUL.
 
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RE: British Airways L1011

Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:40 am

Quoting LVZXV (Reply 37):
Not sure if this is so. After the 1982 war, there were no BA (or AR) services between the UK and Argentina owing to poor diplomatic relations between the two countries. In January 1990, BA resumed services with 747-200s, switching to the new 747-400s the following year, via Rio.

Prior to 1982, however, it is possible that L-1011s were sent to Argentina (I have no means of corroborating this), but given that AR were employing 747s on the route since the late-'70s, my guess is that BA would have responded by doing the same.

ZXV, You are correct, between 1985 and early 1988, BA used the leased Air Lanka Tristars to service Brazil, Venezuela and Columbia.

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