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Voyager routes

Old 17th Dec 2013, 12:43
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Voyager routes

Just wondered if any one knows whether Voyager is doing the South Atlantic route yet? Also whether indulgence seats tend to be available on said route with any degree of reliability.
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 13:25
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Ring Brize Norton. They will have all the answers.
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 13:36
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If you want to fly on an Airbus try Heathrow.
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 13:54
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But thankfully not to the FI!

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Old 17th Dec 2013, 14:09
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I know the Voyager is doing the FI route via Asi as I've used it a couple of times. No idea about indulgence seats though. Sorry
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 16:09
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Yes they do, still a twice weekly route.

Passenger Information Line on 01993 896050 or 01993 895861 (Military 95461 x6050 or 95461 x5861) will assist further, don`t think its as cheap as it used to be however. Still a lot cheaper than civvy rates though, Air Tanker have make a living.
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Air Tanker have make [sic] a living.
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 18:38
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Quote Bts70
"Yes they do, still a twice weekly route.

Passenger Information Line on 01993 896050 or 01993 895861 (Military 95461 x6050 or 95461 x5861) will assist further, don`t think its as cheap as it used to be however. Still a lot cheaper than civvy rates though, Air Tanker have make a living."

Do you mean it costs the MOD more than the charter did?

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Old 17th Dec 2013, 20:03
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I indulged a couple of years ago.

The process was fairly simple and I think it cost me 120.
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 13:09
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Air Tanker have make a living
In addition to the 11 billion of the PFI?
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 13:18
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 19:50
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Thanks for the info, I'm actually interested in getting to and from Ascension Island with the wife and kids so from an affordability point of view it is either indulgence or we're not going! I plan to stay at the Obsidian Hotel when I get there so will not be looking to the MOD for all that stuff.
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 21:12
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Technically, no Voyager does not yet fly that route because we have no ETOPS clearance for the military version of the jet. Neither do we have MAA approval to charge for carrying passengers apparently.

However, AirTanker currently operates the single civilian-fit / civil registered AirTanker A332 , without pods, with enticing divvy logo, and indeed flies the route twice a week as detailed above.
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Old 19th Dec 2013, 09:38
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I guess the oil field trash special from Gatwick is no longer running either?
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 18:13
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Good to see these routes now able to be operated by the aircraft

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...nistan-flights
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 18:53
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If you want a reliable voyager trip, I'd recommend




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Old 21st Dec 2013, 19:53
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I'd certainly be game for an indulgence trip on that one!
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 20:12
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Did it not get lost on its maiden flight?
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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 07:54
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Good luck to all who sail in her.
Reading that gov.uk blah, I can see why we are spending 1,500,000 PER DAY on this. Such a leap in capability. Amazing? Airliner caries pax, Army bloke say's " It's new and shiny mate".
Hope it is fit for purpose!

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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 18:10
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Sorry Harry but the "oilfield trash" flight is back on again from Stansted via Cape Verde for crew changes to MPN of the PGS Ramform Titan which arrived Port Stanley at the end of October.
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