VapourTrails wrote:I flew on a DC-10 or MD-11 with GA in the 1990's, but I am not sure which!
Sounds embarrassing to say that here, but I had a lot going on at the time other than remembering or writing that stuff down, but when I saw it I remember thinking, wow, that's different.
I only have one photo of it, at the departure gate at LGW. I can't see the registration or the wingtip so I am still trying to figure out which one it is.
GA flew both types in the 1990's according to the A.net database. I think it is a DC-10. The route was LGW - AUH - CGK.
I've never seen a L1011 for real. I did like reading the thread about Qantas and how they never purchased any though! Reasons why. History and hindsight. All that.
Cunard wrote:GA started operations from Jakarta to LGW on the 17 July 1980 initially with DC10-30 with the Boeing 742 taking over within a a few weeks, the MD11 was introduced on the route during the 1990's and then it was upgraded to a Boeing 744 by the late 1990's till it was stopped in 2003.In the early to mid 1990's the Tristar was still a very predominant long haul aircraft at LGW so I'm sure there must have been at least one during your time at LGW although as you mentioned that you haven't seen one for real.
VapourTrails wrote:I had a look at the A.net database, and there were a lot more MD-11 flying around the year of my flight, 1993, than DC-10. I've yet to study the photo again, but the engine cowling paint or silver metal finish are different on each, so if only for a bit of fun detective work, this should help me a lot, and is the only thing to go on.
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