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12th Dec 2021, 05:35
Replies: 20
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Posted By rog747

Bit of history on G-AGRW - one of a large number...

Bit of history on G-AGRW - one of a large number of these aircraft built for BEA after the War.

G-AGRW Vickers 639 Viking 1 Bristol Hercules 630 engines - last flew for Autair International...
31st Oct 2021, 12:06
Replies: 691
Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

Does it mean that T3 (Eastern Airways) has given...

Does it mean that T3 (Eastern Airways) has given up their BHD route (Belfast City Airport) ??
30th Oct 2021, 13:59
Replies: 691
Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

Some airline and Tour Operator integration would...

Some airline and Tour Operator integration would be a huge start for certainly the BA routes.

I do note that TUI took seats this summer from BA on the PMI flight for Mallorca Package Holidays (not...
30th Oct 2021, 09:48
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Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

Well I never ! BACF is doing OK then from LCY...

Well I never ! BACF is doing OK then from LCY on it's sun routes, although this is the last weekend and inbounds of the summer season for most of the Med.
30th Oct 2021, 09:04
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Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

Grateful for the trouble you chaps take to...

Grateful for the trouble you chaps take to collate the Pax figures and the load factors - are these based just on departures or on round trip traffic?

Just asking as LCY does not surely, have 3...
30th Oct 2021, 08:59
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By rog747

Whilst I do commiserate your Pals had an issue,...

Whilst I do commiserate your Pals had an issue, surely Pax who are affected in this rather delicate and high area of a safety conscious food situation I would have thought should not rely on any...
30th Oct 2021, 08:49
Replies: 296
Views: 78,697
Posted By rog747

That's interesting about Altair and SM - As...

That's interesting about Altair and SM -
As Societa Aerea Mediterranea (SAM) (MQ) I seem to recall SAM's flight numbers were always SM, maybe MQ came later?
28th Oct 2021, 09:22
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By rog747

YQB

All seem to be via a stop at YUL both outbound and inbound, some with rather long connex times - I cannot find any direct non-stops even in high season.
21st Oct 2021, 18:57
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

ATC Watcher Many airlines folded around 1975...

ATC Watcher

Many airlines folded around 1975 struggling mainly due to the fuel crisis and fluctuating holiday markets.
Court Line, Atlantis, Aviacion, Mey Air, Phoenix, Modern AT, Air Viking, and...
21st Oct 2021, 11:06
Replies: 152
Views: 59,423
Posted By rog747

Sharklet_321 Quite possibly you have...

Sharklet_321

Quite possibly you have answered your own question.

BOH's catchment, unlike SOU, has and still is attracting mostly holidaymakers. For many years that client base was as you say,...
21st Oct 2021, 10:59
Replies: 152
Views: 59,423
Posted By rog747

dixi188 You may find these useful old chap,...

dixi188

You may find these useful old chap, but be mindful that they stay up to date -

FYI -
TUI only fly BOH to ACE, LPA and TFS during this winter from both BOH and EXT, and Easy Jets 3 new...
21st Oct 2021, 10:38
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Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

To our Chaps and all our good friends here - ...

To our Chaps and all our good friends here -
Sorry to bang on and have yet another reality check here again but none of those types of aircraft mentioned are simply not yet in the mix for SOU...
20th Oct 2021, 08:19
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

Indeed - reminds me of one of our Air Spain DC-8...

Indeed - reminds me of one of our Air Spain DC-8 rotations
Sat afternoon was ALC-LTN (STD LTN 18.00) -ALC-LTN (STD LTN 00.40) -MAN-BCN-MAN-LTN then back on SUN morning was LTN (STD LTN 09.30)...
17th Oct 2021, 11:03
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

TAE were not regulars into the UK like Aviaco,...

TAE were not regulars into the UK like Aviaco, Spantax, and Air Spain but I did see both types they flew at Gatwick. TAE mainly served Germany.
The fleet had bright red titles 'Sunshine Liner' which...
17th Oct 2021, 09:12
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

Yes sorry I forget really about Jet2 Holidays. ...

Yes sorry I forget really about Jet2 Holidays.
They are an extremely good and large package holiday player now since the TCK collapse, and whilst they were once only the ''darlings'' of the North...
14th Oct 2021, 12:31
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

There is still something OK and comforting about...

There is still something OK and comforting about booking a traditional package holiday - All in with your flights/bags/transfers/accommodation/choice of self catering or meals.

Today though here...
13th Oct 2021, 13:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By rog747

None left now

Seriously - the same now as the UK, Germany and Scandinavia. Almost all are now gone.
We have left only now TUI here in the UK (plus all over the EU), Condor in Germany (still going strong after 65...
13th Oct 2021, 07:48
Replies: 26
Views: 8,142
Posted By rog747

Yes ,before JAT got it's new DC-10's they first...

Yes ,before JAT got it's new DC-10's they first flew charters to Australia and the USA with the 707's.
The 707 was first used from1970 for JAT's intercontinental routes until the arrival of the...
9th Oct 2021, 06:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,494
Posted By rog747

As WHBM mentions KT (Beatours) started up for...

As WHBM mentions KT (Beatours) started up for summer 1970 with the Comet 4B's and their flights were known and called in the terminal as 'Tango' but dunno why lol
BUA, Laker, Dan Air, Caledonian,...
9th Oct 2021, 05:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By rog747

Worth contacting the Canadian Warplane Heritage...

Worth contacting the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum guys at Hamilton Ont. - they are custodians of ''VERA'' the Lanc that came over here to the UK in 2014 that I was lucky to have a flight on -...
30th Aug 2021, 08:58
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By rog747

TUI offer extra space seats and extra leg room...

TUI offer extra space seats and extra leg room seats.
extra space are at the exit rows
extra leg room are a few rows at the front of the 737 and IIRC these were on the starboard side (worth paying...
30th Aug 2021, 08:53
Replies: 54
Views: 6,287
Posted By rog747

https://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions/...

https://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions/terminal-drop-off-charge From October 2021, Heathrow will be introducing a charge for vehicles dropping off passengers at its terminal forecourts. A...
30th Aug 2021, 08:47
Replies: 69
Views: 37,301
Posted By rog747

22/04 Yes, a Tristar once flew into SEN but...

22/04

Yes, a Tristar once flew into SEN but it never left.... Was an old Aer Turas/TBG charter aircraft iirc...
30th Aug 2021, 08:44
Replies: 691
Views: 190,990
Posted By rog747

Looked at booking BA's SOU-JMK-SOU flights in...

Looked at booking BA's SOU-JMK-SOU flights in SEPT - fares are very cheap 77 o/w including 23kgs bag, (Club Europe was 182) and I noted some flights routing via Ibiza.
30th Aug 2021, 08:38
Replies: 35
Views: 6,595
Posted By rog747

BY's early 737's were delivered with original...

BY's early 737's were delivered with original Boeing 707/727 type hat rack interiors with individual PSU's over the seat rows, in addition all the early ones had just a forward galley with 2 toilets...
26th Jul 2021, 07:10
Replies: 36
Views: 4,209
Posted By rog747

OOOh sorry the Brymon ''EMA triangle bit'' is...

OOOh sorry the Brymon ''EMA triangle bit'' is not during my time AFAICR. It did route PLH-LGW-BHX-LGW-PLH once though'

Yes the NEC was formative in the ''new BHX'' gaining strength and our huge...
25th Jul 2021, 07:57
Replies: 36
Views: 4,209
Posted By rog747

As you all know BMA got some of BA's LHR Domestic...

As you all know BMA got some of BA's LHR Domestic routes c1980 - BHX, LBA, and IOM (We had started LPL with a second DC-9 during winter timetable 1978/9)

The LHR-BHX started off with a 4 then up...
24th Jul 2021, 14:38
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By rog747

Mombasa full circle to Dakar

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Always fun to read Trivia and anecdotes on here.

As for MBA Mombasa - always been at first popular with the Germans, Scandinavians, and the Swiss since the 1960's.

Sterling LTU Condor...
23rd Jul 2021, 07:44
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By rog747

As such not really - but there was not a lot to...

As such not really - but there was not a lot to do around the hotels, some of which were remote, and standalone on the beach - as is the new RIU Baobab Hotel in Senegal (Likewise same with Cape Verde...
23rd Jul 2021, 07:19
Replies: 579
Views: 177,109
Posted By rog747

Daker new IT's?

Not so new - in the early 1990's Thomson Holidays began a series of Dakar coast package beach holidays from LGW using a 757 iirc of in-house Britannia AW.
They wanted to do it as a there and back...
29th Jun 2021, 16:58
Replies: 38
Views: 6,189
Posted By rog747

Yes the BMA Viscount charter BHX-MAH was one of...

Yes the BMA Viscount charter BHX-MAH was one of the last BMA VC8 IT charter services to the Med we ever did - Summer 1980? give or take a year...
Also we did LPL - PMI around the same time which I...
27th Jun 2021, 20:50
Replies: 27
Views: 15,702
Posted By rog747

I have seen photo of it and it looks superb....

I have seen photo of it and it looks superb. Simon and BA has done everyone proud in this matter.
27th Jun 2021, 20:40
Replies: 88
Views: 10,955
Posted By rog747

Luxair Trek Luxavia SAA

Luxair's 747SP LX-LGX was a good spot at Palma - I also saw it once at Athens.
Here it is at Palma in summer 1989, with a Kar Air A300 parked behind.

There is quite a story linking both airlines...
27th Jun 2021, 12:07
Replies: 88
Views: 10,955
Posted By rog747

LTU certainly had the Oomph in using big jets for...

LTU certainly had the Oomph in using big jets for the German sun seekers - Their Tristars lined up at RHO, LPA, or PMI was the norm.
They started their fleet in 1973, seen along with Court Line's...
26th Jun 2021, 20:01
Replies: 88
Views: 10,955
Posted By rog747

Many thanks for that - I knew too that the 2 Gulf...

Many thanks for that - I knew too that the 2 Gulf Wars had also caused difficulties in the operations, and as to where the tech stop was....
Kuoni and Jules Verne were the main charters IIRC from...
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