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Offline rke

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Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« on: November 30, 2009, 07:23:52 PM »
United Airways (no, not Airlines) of Bangladesh.

For starting a twice weekly Dhaka-London Gatwick route with.. an MD83 :welcome:

The flight takes 12 hours with stops in Dubai and Istanbul :o

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/4623646/

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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 07:28:12 PM »
Not bad!   :rollseyes:

How about the Conviasa flight between Caracas and Teheran?  ::jerry::
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 07:36:47 PM »
What is so unusual about the flight time? 12 hours is not that much. Took me 6,5h HAM-DXB and another 4,5h DXB-CMB. And don't forget the time I stayed at DXB: another three hours = 14 hours in total. Ok, Emirates is possibly more comfortable than United (no matter which one :D ).
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 07:54:29 PM »
 :o .. sounds very retro, like in the prop days across the atlantic .. I wonder how many
relief crewmembers they carry along .. or maybe just hire somebody enroute  :D

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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 11:20:05 PM »
It would be OK at the front (MD-80s are very quite up front apparently) but I wouldn't like to be next to those engines for 12 hours!

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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 04:25:41 PM »
Bears no relation to an MD-83 but the first time I went to Thailand, I remember was on a JAL flight that went London-Rome-Tehran-Mumbai-Bangkok - same aircraft all the way but we had to get off in each place.  Granted that was many years back..  Helluva flight..  ;)
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 04:42:59 PM »
Bears no relation to an MD-83 but the first time I went to Thailand, I remember was on a JAL flight that went London-Rome-Tehran-Mumbai-Bangkok - same aircraft all the way but we had to get off in each place.  Granted that was many years back..  Helluva flight..  ;)

Was this the aircraft they used on your flight Matthew?  :stirpot:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Handley_Page_H.P.42_Hanno.jpg

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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 11:44:22 PM »
 ::jerry:: Hand bags at fifty paces.
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 11:16:12 AM »
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Was this the aircraft they used on your flight Matthew?

No Ben, it had four engines..  I remember that distinctly..  ;)
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 12:07:20 PM »
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Was this the aircraft they used on your flight Matthew?

No Ben, it had four engines..  I remember that distinctly..  ;)
The one in Ben's link has 4 of those engine thingys.  :stirpot:
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 12:53:20 PM »
OH, is that what those are ?  :P

I meant 4 in a place where you wouldn't lose your hat and probably several body parts the moment they start them up..  :o
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »
DC-4? DC-7? Convair 880? DC-8?
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Re: Most unusual route award for 2009 goes to..
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 04:15:05 PM »
All wrong..  Bristol Brabazon..  :P
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