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bennett123
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:15 am

What else is in the graveyard apart from the F28?.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:51 am

I have seen atleast two DC-10s frames being cannibalized ... and two F-28s. More DC-10s may join soon (except the one last frame that will come to Seattle). What happens to the A310s ... don't know!
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:48 am

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 50):
What else is in the graveyard apart from the F28?.
Quoting ASA (Reply 51):
I have seen atleast two DC-10s frames being cannibalized ... and two F-28s.

Last year I saw an L1011, Dash 8 and one other DC-10 along with the 2 other Biman DC-10s and F-28s.



http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/Bangladesh167.jpg



http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/Bangladesh164.jpg



Regent Airways Dash 8, Thai 777 To Bangladesh (by Superfly Oct 24 2012 in Trip Reports)

I would find out later that our host was afraid to put us on the Biman DC-10 and instead arranged for a tight connection time from Dhaka to Syhlet.   
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bennett123
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:37 am

The L1011 is S2-AET, (which I think is the oldest L1011) left.

I am going to check which the Biman DC10's were.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:53 am

According to the Biman website, S2-ACP and S2-ACR are active.

I am aware that S2-ACQ and S2-ACS have been parked for some time.

The puzzle is S2-ACO, this was active on 23/12/2012, (Planepictures) but is not listed by Biman.

It may have been withdrawn recently.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:46 pm

I have now found a picture of S2-ACO on Planespotters dated 25 Feb 2013.

Clearly it was retired very recently.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:07 pm

Here is a video I took a couple of years ago which includes the withdrawn S2-ACS (all white) and Sky Capital L1011 S2-AET: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxrPbJc0Uhw

S2-ACQ was also there, withdrawn, but still in full BG livery.

S2-ACO was also withdrawn earlier this year.

S2-ACP/ACR are still active.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Great images.

Even on 17 Nov 2011, S2-ACS looked pretty tatty.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:43 am

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 12):

That is definitely a rare coincidence! Ahhhh, the days of Continental and Continental Micronesia DC-10's!!! I loved them!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 35):

I also have flown on the NW DC-10's, but only about 4 times when NW launched World Business Class and offered Bacardi Breezers in the can up front - shows my age, a little! lol!!! During a stormy winter, I was re-routed so I had the chance to fly NW D10 from LAX-MSP and again from MSP-DTW. I was very happy to have a widebody flight on such a short hop - well, compared to the LAX-MSP sector, anyway!
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:52 am

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 47):
To me the coolest would be ACR, since it is named "New Era". How is that... the last DC-10 flying is called "New Era"....

That would be really cool, indeed.

Quoting ASA (Reply 49):
That was the only NEW frame Biman bought until then actually. Ershad was the president ... and we were all GAGA over Biman's brand new DC-10 (4th DC-10 at that time) ... mid 80s I think.

December 30th, 1988. The aircraft was NTU by FX and converted to passenger for BG.
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:10 am

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 58):
That is definitely a rare coincidence! Ahhhh, the days of Continental and Continental Micronesia DC-10's!!! I loved them

Yes and No actually, I go to Hawaii a lot, well over 50 times in my 47 years, but that was my one and only time with CO. CO used to offer ARC agents a once a year product called fabulous fifties, and domestic air was $50 each way and we got a deal on that for Hawaii. It was one of my best 5 coach flights ever.
707 717 720 727-1/2 737-1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 747-1/2/3/4 757-2/3 767-2/3/4 777-2/3 DC8 DC9 MD80/2/7/8 D10-1/3/4 M11 L10-1/2/5 A300/310/320
AA AC AQ AS BA BD BN CO CS DL EA EZ HA HG HP KL KN MP MW NK NW OZ PA PS QX RC RH RW SA TG TW UA US VS WA WC WN WP YS 8M
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:48 am

This sounds like a great trip! A quick look at the schedules would easily put me on the MD-11 on the way to DAC!

Delta
CID-ATL (CRJ)
ATL-YUL (CR9)

KLM
YUL-AMS (M11)
AMS-DEL (744)

Jet Airways
DEL-DAC (738)

Biman!
DAC-MAN-SEA (D10!)

Delta
SEA-MSP (753)
MSP-CID (CRJ)

Certainly interested to see how they price that trip!
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Nice itinerary!

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 61):
KLM
YUL-AMS (M11)
AMS-DEL (744)
Jet Airways
DEL-DAC (738)

Any chance to route through CCU? As far as I know, Biman uses their A310 on the CCU route, so that would be a great way to make the trip perfect!

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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 62):
Any chance to route through CCU? As far as I know, Biman uses their A310 on the CCU route, so that would be a great way to make the trip perfect!

Hahaha ... you guys are serious a-nutters 


Biman's new slogan should be:

"Milk us to the last frame while they last!"  
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:40 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 62):
Any chance to route through CCU? As far as I know, Biman uses their A310 on the CCU route, so that would be a great way to make the trip perfect!

There is! Instead of going direct DEL-DAC, you can get on Air India's 787 DEL-CCU and then onto the Biman A310 to CCU. Now that would be one crazy trip!
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:04 pm

I would do this, if I had time and if money didn't matter:

American Eagle
JFK-YUL or LGA-YUL (Embraer)

Then the following to fly on the MD-11 and the DC-10 the last time in my life, as mentioned by northwestEWR :

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 61):
KLM
YUL-AMS (M11)
AMS-DEL (744)

Jet Airways
DEL-DAC (738)

Biman!
DAC-MAN-SEA (D10!)

After saying good bye to the DC-10, a visit in the Everett plant to see 787s on the production line.

And the final leg of the trip that would take me back home:

American
SEA-JFK (738)

I know I won't do it, I am just speculating what I WOULD do if I could.
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:31 pm

Quoting Justman (Reply 18):

I have the pleasure to do a "daytrip" to DAC from AUH on 4th of November. My return flight will be on the DC-10!
Anybody here ready to join me?

Did you manage to get on the DC-10?

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 19):
Don't be too sure about that, right now. As you can see in the Austrian Wings report, and on data.flight24.com, the flights to Abu Dhabi are currently operated by MIAT B763 JU-1011, with only very few DC-10 flights in between.

Are they still operating to HKG? Flight radar recently showed the A310 operating DAC-HKG sector
 
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RE: Biman DC-10 Retirement Final Dates

Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:21 am

Here is some more official news from Biman Airlines on the last flights!!!

https://www.biman-airlines.com/about/news?id=46e17663-312b-46ba-93d6-3d7e508f36b8
TU3/5,T20,IL8/6/W/9,I14,YK4/2,AN2/4,A26,A28,A38,A40,A81,SU9,L4T,L11,D1C,M11,M80/2/7,
AB4/6,318-321,313,332/3,342/3/5/6,712,703,722,732/3/4/5/G/8,741/L/2/3/4,752/3,763,
77E/W,J31,F50,F70,100,ATP,142/3,AR8/1,SF3,S20,D38,MIH,EM4,E75/90/95,AT7,DHT/3/4,CRJ/7/9

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