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27th Oct 2020, 09:54
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Posted By rog747

Virgin seems to always look for canny buys - The...

Virgin seems to always look for canny buys - The first 3 Virgin A340-300's in 1993 came from a large order cancelled by Northwest who never took the type in the end.
The next couple were recycled...
26th Oct 2020, 09:09
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Views: 1,267,545
Posted By rog747

Yes indeed they did. From the heady days in the...

Yes indeed they did. From the heady days in the late 1960's onwards of popular package holidays to the former Yugoslavia saw both Aviogenex and Inex Adria (and JAT charter subsidiary Air Yugoslavia)...
23rd Oct 2020, 08:52
Replies: 28
Views: 4,149
Posted By rog747

That about sums up really the EI 747's. EI...

That about sums up really the EI 747's.

EI were amongst the first along with most major National airlines such as KLM & BOAC to order their first 747 for early delivery in 1970 but was delivered...
21st Oct 2020, 15:49
Replies: 1,206
Views: 908,113
Posted By rog747

Poor old Monarch, was only a few months away to...

Poor old Monarch, was only a few months away to their 50th anniversary year in 2018.
OM/MON ended operations 3 years ago this month - still all very sad for so many.

I wonder who now owns the...
21st Oct 2020, 05:59
Replies: 405
Views: 358,080
Posted By rog747

Yes, the TAG 757 has been flying for TCS and Four...

Yes, the TAG 757 has been flying for TCS and Four Seasons - Not sure if they are still using it but some of their 2021 RTW trips are listed for both A321 and 757.

My pal a 757/767 skipper for TOM...
20th Oct 2020, 11:22
Replies: 1,206
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Posted By rog747

Airtours International AIH placed the first...

Airtours International AIH placed the first orders for 4 A330-200 with the downstairs Lavs. (These ended up of course due the My Travel merger, with Thomas Cook, as did Premiair's)
Leisure...
20th Oct 2020, 11:10
Replies: 405
Views: 358,080
Posted By rog747

321Neo VIP RTW trips

The first Airbus A321neoLR for Titan Airways is nearing completion and delivery. Sporting a striking all-black/burgundy livery the final touches are still to be made as the aircraft should operate...
19th Oct 2020, 07:31
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

Ah yes I forgot about that one, and Monarch also...

Ah yes I forgot about that one, and Monarch also bent a 757 at GIB.

Also IIRC an AE or an Air Europa 757 had a tail scrape at TFS one night - Was that so?
18th Oct 2020, 18:39
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

There was only one serious incident that could...

There was only one serious incident that could have been more unpleasant (thankfully not) was an Air Europe Fokker 100 PH-ZCL Dec 1989 that experienced dense flight deck smoke when landing in...
18th Oct 2020, 16:42
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

more charter stuff -

Sadly of the 5 built for ONA only 1 remained. The first 4 were all delivered to ONA but the 5th was not.
ONA went bust on 14/9/1978 just days before N1035F was due to enter service.

N1031F...
18th Oct 2020, 08:41
Replies: 44
Views: 6,336
Posted By rog747

Yes indeed that was bought out by ILG Air Europe...

Yes indeed that was bought out by ILG Air Europe - eventually to become Air Europe express - In turn became CityFlyer after AE's demise
18th Oct 2020, 07:51
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

Spantax

I saw the Ref to Spantax 767 - That caught my eye - Plus I loved the 1985 and 1988 'May-Fly's' BTW

Yes they did go under just before the start of Summer 1988 leaving just 7000 pax stranded....
16th Oct 2020, 11:13
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,506,325
Posted By rog747

A year ago TUI UK bosses were publicly mulling...

A year ago TUI UK bosses were publicly mulling over if to drop the MAX fleet name...They have removed all ref to TUI UK as operating the MAX a/c.
As yet the UK Company has not made any further...
16th Oct 2020, 07:31
Replies: 2,925
Views: 2,654,889
Posted By rog747

Enter Air 737-800 flights leaving out of Skiathos...

Enter Air 737-800 flights leaving out of Skiathos JSI normally operate with split pax loads (Sunvil Holidays)
They fly LGW-JSI then on to Lemnos, Chios or Volos, then direct back to LGW thus a/c is...
16th Oct 2020, 06:51
Replies: 405
Views: 358,080
Posted By rog747

Strange they have deactivated door 2 aft of the...

Strange they have deactivated door 2 aft of the wing (was Door 3 position on A321ceo & earlier neos)

(new Airbus 321 Neo cabin flex options have a range of overwing exit and door 2 options to...
15th Oct 2020, 07:19
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

I wonder if it was the leased a/c? The more...

I wonder if it was the leased a/c?

The more I read lately it seems AE/Intasun attitude to the DA Board became really quite arch enemies - Seems slowly AE then began to take away its IT contracts...
15th Oct 2020, 06:26
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

We must have met at LGW as I was always out at...

We must have met at LGW as I was always out at the 757 departures especially the Long haulers...

I too had a similar 'gone-bust' moment.
Arrived LAX for a 5 day jolly on a 15 staff ticket Laker...
14th Oct 2020, 12:33
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

Yes, indeed absolutely - Although when on a...

Yes, indeed absolutely -
Although when on a charter flight series the aircraft capacity/seats were sold & shared say between 2 or 3 or more Tour Companies they all got fed the same meal that the top...
14th Oct 2020, 12:05
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

I do agree later on in years there was not much...

I do agree later on in years there was not much to note on the quality of charter meals between AE BY KG OM KT and AIH, although IEA were very good - nice outfit.
I never in my life had a HTML on a...
13th Oct 2020, 12:37
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

Thanks for your kind comments - Probably since I...

Thanks for your kind comments - Probably since I joined the charter airline and package holiday industry in 1972 I have always had a close interest in the IT market, the charter airlines, and its...
13th Oct 2020, 07:10
Replies: 48
Views: 3,214
Posted By rog747

G-TREN

G-BRKG Del. 1990 to AE as a 737-4S3 but after AE's demise 3/91, ILFC leased it 4/91 to DA and re-regd as G-TREN
I cannot find any Ref as to why this Registration was sequenced. There seems to be no...
10th Oct 2020, 16:28
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,177
Posted By rog747

You were correct in your first sentence - SOU...

You were correct in your first sentence - SOU have said all along ''to cater for existing aircraft (A319/320 type) that use the airport to allow them to fly further with greater payloads''

Sady...
10th Oct 2020, 14:55
Replies: 2,652
Views: 985,177
Posted By rog747

Very sad.... Tis awful to read stuff like this...

Very sad....
Tis awful to read stuff like this and my post above of Oct 1st where I highlighted the closure warning announcements given that day by both SOU and EXT airports.

BOH is in a slightly...
10th Oct 2020, 14:32
Replies: 139
Views: 34,571
Posted By rog747

Even our Tristars of 1973 ''vintage'' had their...

Even our Tristars of 1973 ''vintage'' had their own airstairs and built-in on board bulk baggage conveyors -
The 1-11's had front & rear stairs, all had a nice punchy APU so all you needed was a low...
10th Oct 2020, 08:08
Replies: 139
Views: 34,571
Posted By rog747

BA mainline ''shuttle'' into EDI... (I am...

BA mainline ''shuttle'' into EDI... (I am assuming here it was from LHR?)

Firstly I would have thought the Legacy London flight would have been put on a Jetty.
EDI is hardly busy these days...
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