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10th Aug 2022, 09:14
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Posted By rog747

TUI Airways UK is planning to commence flights...

TUI Airways UK is planning to commence flights between London Gatwick and Sarajevo this coming winter Ski season.
Although holidays are not yet available for purchase, the airline has filed a...
8th Aug 2022, 11:46
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By rog747

The 3 + 4 seat rows in the front cabin are...

The 3 + 4 seat rows in the front cabin are narrower seats than the 3 + 3's in the larger back cabin.
28'' pitch was said to be the case down the back with 2 extra rows, but not so up the front 30''....
8th Aug 2022, 08:54
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By rog747

Many thanks to you all for the extra stories - A...

Many thanks to you all for the extra stories - A time that really was the pivotal days of Package Holidays and their airlines - I joined the business in 1972.

I think another in-house Channel...
6th Aug 2022, 08:07
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Re the Footie charter CRJ-900 the other week -...

Re the Footie charter CRJ-900 the other week - was it the Iberia one due >?

If so, it ended up operating in and out of Bournemouth.
6th Aug 2022, 08:03
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Cheers, I know they were on sale - but did they...

Cheers,
I know they were on sale - but did they actually start ? -
Back in May, I was about to book FLR for next month and it disappeared off sale the next day! I was fuming lol

Re BCAF NCE and...
5th Aug 2022, 18:40
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

I guess a small issue of the Pandemic for 3...

I guess a small issue of the Pandemic for 3 seasons - aircraft all parked up and crews furloughed or left...plus Grant Shapps' debacle of Will we - or Won't we go on holiday?
EZY is not in great...
5th Aug 2022, 12:43
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

The Portuguese airline using a Boeing 737-300 to...

The Portuguese airline using a Boeing 737-300 to Faro, Portugal was iirc SATA (Azores)
and Thomsons used mainly the Air Europa 737-400 for quite a while.
Yes Spanair also did PMI and IBZ I recall...
5th Aug 2022, 10:03
Replies: 818
Views: 304,885
Posted By rog747

Re Sunwing - this is the last summer I gather. ...

Re Sunwing - this is the last summer I gather.

TUI have been using Alba Star 737-800's on a few regionals MME NWI BOH and EXT plus some others I think...Mainly from/to Palma.
They had one go tech...
5th Aug 2022, 09:44
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Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

The other week when I Landed back at SOU with BA...

The other week when I Landed back at SOU with BA on a Saturday evening I have never seen so many Jets on the ramp or taxying at Southampton.

6 or 7 BA EMB's -
the KLM EMB and a couple of Eastern...
5th Aug 2022, 09:34
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Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Yes, thanks TCAS, the 757 can outperform almost...

Yes, thanks TCAS,
the 757 can outperform almost anything as I am sure you know -
A fabulous aircraft - would still be ideal for SOU today too...
I think Monarch's also flew in and out of SOU +...
5th Aug 2022, 08:58
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Views: 304,885
Posted By rog747

TUI regionals

Most smaller TUI regionals have not experienced the holiday airport chaos seen at BRS MAN LGW etc
All except LBA which has been a mess, but NCL MME NWI HUY EMA DSA has not had a mention -
and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Aug 2022, 07:14
Replies: 118
Views: 17,343
Posted By rog747

Parents have some hope today -----

I'm very happy to read that - The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee have sought legal permission to move him from the Royal London Hospital to a hospice.

The High Court is now considering...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2022, 18:47
Replies: 118
Views: 17,343
Posted By rog747

Awfully sad - but if he could be released to a...

Awfully sad - but if he could be released to a hospice, or to go home they surely would have by now arranged it -
but he could/would die most likely on the way -
also how much equipment now is...
4th Aug 2022, 18:21
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By rog747

Thank you! I'll try the Laker Bio too.

Thank you! I'll try the Laker Bio too.
4th Aug 2022, 18:15
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Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Yes, A320's flew in and out for Spanair to...

Yes, A320's flew in and out for Spanair to Tenerife with a Tech stop outward at Nantes. Sorry no records of Azzura.
Spanair also used the Mad-Dog 83 as did Centennial LAC and Oasis (Palma)
...
4th Aug 2022, 10:35
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Just to reaffirm that the 737-800NG (Ryanair TUI,...

Just to reaffirm that the 737-800NG (Ryanair TUI, Alba Star, Air Europa, and Jet2) and the A321 (Jet2 EZY etc etc) cannot economically fly in or out of SOU -
By that it means taking a full or nearly...
4th Aug 2022, 09:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By rog747

Nor was I! It may have done the rounds in the...

Nor was I! It may have done the rounds in the local Essex Press and possibly the Flight Intl Mag,
I was just starting my Aviation career in 1971/72 and both SEN and STN were close to my home, but...
3rd Aug 2022, 16:25
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By rog747

International - International connections at O R...

International - International connections at O R Tambo JNB.
For both the outbound and return journeys, bags are through-checked to the final destination. There is no need to collect bags or clear...
3rd Aug 2022, 16:19
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Ok, but unless Jet2 intend to fly 25yo 737-300's...

Ok, but unless Jet2 intend to fly 25yo 737-300's and 757's out of SOU (they still have some of those BTW) then it aint gonna happen. #737-800
3rd Aug 2022, 16:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By rog747

Channel Airways Comets

Following on from Dan Air's ex BOAC Comet 4 Ops post, the story of poor old Channel Airways' Comet fleet is here -

Channel Airways Comets Operated
G-APMB 6422
G-APYC 6437
G-APYD 6438...
3rd Aug 2022, 14:53
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Actually, Covid aside, Easy Jet was doing just...

Actually, Covid aside, Easy Jet was doing just fine and rather dandy at Southend until Ryanair came along, pushed in and royally screwed it all up, and then you know what>?
They left - well I...
3rd Aug 2022, 14:44
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By rog747

But Durban is a Domestic onward flight so you...

But Durban is a Domestic onward flight so you have to first clear at JNB -
WDH is not - it is international - so your luggage should be through tagged as interlining from LHR, and you remain airside...
3rd Aug 2022, 14:31
Replies: 29
Views: 11,843
Posted By rog747

Dan Air's BOAC Comets

Saw my first Dan Air London (ex BOAC) Comet 4 sitting at Rimini Airport in summer of 1967.
We were on a British Eagle Britannia - I was so jealous of the 'new jet' LOL..

DA had just got their...
3rd Aug 2022, 11:38
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

So happy for you all, and wish your Mum Linda and...

So happy for you all, and wish your Mum Linda and Cousin Ann a very happy reunion one day....The power of the Internet Forums like this one, and Facebook - You don't have to be Agatha Christie's...
3rd Aug 2022, 09:55
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

Great news - I found Ann's cousins in Melbourne...

Great news - I found Ann's cousins in Melbourne and they will all be getting back in touch soon.(after 55 years since the crash)
3rd Aug 2022, 09:12
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

The Main Man himself Mr MOL at Ryanair said on TV...

The Main Man himself Mr MOL at Ryanair said on TV about SOU over 2 years ago ---- we cannot go to SOU
3rd Aug 2022, 09:09
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

To be fair to RW20 his response to my post is a...

To be fair to RW20 his response to my post is a breath of fresh air, and puts his head above the parapet -
Why not cut him some slack, or else ''why not attack me and my post'' lol

I'm not really...
3rd Aug 2022, 08:32
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

Of course it is difficult for us to know the...

Of course it is difficult for us to know the pertinent numbers of those who got the new permits with leave to remain, or those that got them and lost their jobs and went home, or those who already...
3rd Aug 2022, 07:23
Replies: 918
Views: 257,930
Posted By rog747

new routes - new airlines

It is good to see SOU getting back on its feet, and we have an increasing choice steadily being added, plus the BA summer leisure flights.

Having the KLM AMS getting back to a morning and an...
3rd Aug 2022, 06:19
Replies: 492
Views: 214,886
Posted By rog747

BA domestic woes

BA domestic woes London Airport....

Apart from using LCY why not try SOU - they are offering a good and increasing choice of UK Domestic flights and to Eire and the C.I.
(and a great choice of...
1st Aug 2022, 07:22
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

Hi there - Yes Harry Chandler's Travel Club...

Hi there - Yes Harry Chandler's Travel Club Upminster that flew the FIRST jet charters for package holidays, but he used Air France Caravelles from London Airport to Corsica.
The aircraft had...
31st Jul 2022, 16:29
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

Found you an old postcard photo of the Hotel...

Found you an old postcard photo of the Hotel Acapulco in Calella de Mar
The hotel is long gone now - this Hotel was one of those the holidaymakers were due to stay at from the Air Ferry flight....
31st Jul 2022, 14:31
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

So pleased you found this thread and can give you...

So pleased you found this thread and can give you some more info and a little comfort -

The Air Ferry Crash in 1967 is a bit of a forgotten air disaster as The Stockport Crash the very next...
30th Jul 2022, 14:42
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

Ann - from what I can gather now OZSMAC is...

Ann -
from what I can gather now OZSMAC is likely to be Linda's son living in Melbourne - I think his name could be Sxxxx Mxxxxxxxx
he also posts on here as you know, and on twitter and tripadvisor...
30th Jul 2022, 14:34
Replies: 128
Views: 74,714
Posted By rog747

hi & sorry to bother you, are you the son of...

hi & sorry to bother you, are you the son of Linda Smith?
her parents were sadly killed in 1967 in this plane crash in France - her cousin Ann Smith (now Rae) here in Sunderland UK is trying to find...
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