Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12127 times:
Here's a question. What old school charter airlines did you fly on/fly from? What aircraft did you fly on? What year if you can remember?
Here's my list:
1. Capitol Airways, DC8-63, FRF-ADW-OAK, 1977
2. World Airways, DC10-30, LGW-BOS-OAK, 1978
3. Ports Of Call, 707-300B SUU-NGU-BZZ, 1978
3. ONA, DC8-73 from MAN-BWI-MAN, 1981
4. TransAmerica DC8-73 MAN-PHL, DC10 from PHL-LGW 1982
5. British Airtours, 747-200, LGW-JFK, L1011 from JFK-LGW, 1982
6. Arrow Air DC8-62, NQY-WRI, DOV-MAN 1982
7. Air National, 747-200 LGW-JFK, 1983
8. Global International, 707-300B/C?, PHL-TER-MHZ 1983
9. BCal Charter,DC10 LGW-TFN-LGW 1984
10. CalAir DC10, MAN-SPC-MAN, 1985
11. Highland Express, 747-100, STN-IAD-STN, 1986
12. Tower Air, 747-100/200 STL-LAX-OKO-DNA-GUM, 1990
13. World Airways, DC10-30, GUM-HNL-LAX, 1992
14. Rich International, DC8-62 WRI-EDF-DNA-UAM, 1992
15. ATA, L1011, GUM-HIK, 1994
My sister flew Sterling Airways SUD/Aviation Caravelle, GEN-PMI-GEN in the late 1980s and hated it. She thought the plane would fall down because of the noise and constant rattling. I was so jealous...
Keego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11962 times:
Britiannia on a few occasions, Also a few that I didnt even know the name of they came and went so quickly.
I was once on a charter that was a Luxor aircraft with LTU titles an Italian crew & was going to Greece
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4): British Midland B737-300 NCL-PMI-NCL
British Midland or BMI as thier known now are not a charter.
TuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11925 times:
Oasis MD80/90? MAN-ACE-MAN
Flying Colours MAN-PMI-MAN (X3) MAN-ALC-MAN
Air UK Leisure MAN- MLE -MAN (I think
JMC Air MAN-DLM-MAN (X3) MAN-ALC-MAN (X2) MAN-PMI-MAN (X3)
Airtours MAN-PMI-MAN (x3) MAN-AGP
Air 2000 MAN-DLM-MAN (not sure on how many times) MAN- MLE -MAN (again not sure)
Britannia (Loads of times)
Cardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11879 times:
British Midland DC9 EMA-PMI-EMA
Britannia 737-2 EMA-LPA
Britannia 737/3 BHX-LPA via FAO fuel stop
Britannia 757/2 BHX-TFN
Nordic European L1011 IBZ-CWL
Inter European 757/2 CWL-BRS-CFU
Inter European 737/3 CFU-BRS
Dan Air 727/2 MAN-IBZ
British Airways 1-11 BHX-BCN-BHX
Air Wales ATR 42/300 CWL-NCL-CWL
Air 2000 757/2 BHX-IZM-BHX
KLM F50 CWL-AMS
KLM MD11 AMS-MEM
Northwest DC9 MEM-MCO
Northwest DC10 Detroit-AMS
Go 737/3 EDI-BRS
JAFA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11804 times:
Express 1 DC9-30 ATL-MCO (subservice for Valujet)
Av Atlantic 727-200 MCO-SJU-MCO seasonal charter
Miami Air 727-200 MIA-CUN-MEX (connecting service for Aerolineas Argentinas)
Rich International L1011 MCO-MBJ (sub for Air Jamaica)
ATA L1011 MCO-BOS scheduled flight
Brittania 767-200 MCO-MBJ-MCO (worked for handling company)
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7075 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11801 times:
NOVAIR (ex BCAL charters that didn't end up in Caledonian/Ex CalAir). DC-10-30. LGW-ATH. 1989
Air Europe Brindisi-LGW. 1989
I've ended up in School-Semi-Charters a.k.a. extra flights with CX HKG (Kai Tak)-LGW throughout the 90s... from 742s to 743s to 744s. Packed with kids! Even though I was a student then, I hated those flights!
Air America (operating for Garuda Scheduled) L1011 CGK-DPS 1990?
World Airways (Operating for Garuda Scheduled) DC-10 CGK-DPS 1990?
My memory is rusting!
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
VSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11787 times:
Air Europe 737-200 LGW/AGP/LGW 1982 (only because LAKER had gone broke)
Air Europe 757 LGW/MUC 1985
Air Europe 737-200 MUC/LGW 1985
Dan-Air 737-300 LGW/ATH/LGW 1985
British Airtours L1011 LGW/IBZ/LGW 1985
Dan Air Bac111 LGW/PMI 1986
Monarch 757 PMI/LGW 1986
British Island Airways MD80 LGW/TFS 1989
Dan-Air A300 TFS/LGW 1990
Britannia 737-200 LGW/SZG/LGW 1991
Being on: (in no order) VS BA AA EK CX MH DL EI BD KL HV NW RC LH AF DA TG QF US FR LX AC SK AZ PG SQ UA PA
MichiganMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11720 times:
mainly as a kid
various flights to the regular holiday haunts. Malaga / Alicante / Palma / Ibiza / Mahon / Faro
Britannia (757, 767)
Air 2000 (757)
Dan Air (can't remember too young)
Did an Air Scandic L1011 on one trip also.
couple of notables
went to Austria with school on skiing trips a few times. first time was on a Monarch 737, second time was on a BMI 737.
both Manchester - Salzburg.
Manchester - Monastir in 1999
Went to Palma in 2000 on Airtours as a last minute deal on a 737 I believe out of EMI.
coming back we were delayed 14 hours as they consolidated 2 planes onto a DC10 and flew Palma - Stanstead - East Mids.......
I remember on one occasion we were delayed a long, long time in Alicante as we were due to fly home on the same day as the British Airtours disaster happened.