JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1427 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
and by rare I mean 5th freedom flights or one that involves rare A/C such as the A300, A310, 737 Classics, 747SP/-100/-200/-300, etc or an interesting airline. I am not familiar with Europe and will be visiting numerous European nations in 2012 and I'm looking for any suggestions at all. Preferably flights that aren't typical in the US or North America. I'd like to keep it within the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia as we will be visiting those countries but if there's anything interesting, feel free to share it!
1. TOR AIR aka SKY MIDDLE EAST flying A320 op. by BH AIR BULGARIA from London to Stockholm?! http://www.torair.com/
2. or what about HELLENIC IMPERIAL flying B737 op. by Aurelia of Lithuania from London to Athens? http://www.hellenicairways.com/
3. maybe VIKING HELLAS A320/MD83 from Frankfurt to Göteborg or Malmö? http://www.flyviking.gr/
4. fancy BIG ones? AIR CHINA A330 from MUC to ATH...
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6471 posts, RR: 27 Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Some more ideas:
What about Flying Loganair DHC-6 Twinotter between Glasgow and the island of Barra including landing on the beach ? Can be booked via flyBE's website but better be booked well in advance. If you should happen to stay on Barra for any reason, also a shorter roundtrip BRR - BEB (Benbecula) - BRR is possible (2 weeks ago 7 out of 10 pax on that flight BRR to BEB flew straight back to BRR w/o leaving the a/c).
- The ET flight ARN-FCO is operated by a 757, so that may not be so exciting for you, considering that 757s are
common in the US.
- 737 classics shouldn't be to hard to find. LH operates them, as do BA ex LGW. SK should also operate some
domestic Norway flights. You could combine that with a flight on the Wideroe Dash-8, as HT said. I'm sure that would
be a fascinating experience, as Norway is a very beautiful country (But sadly, one of the most expensive countries too!)
- SK operates the rare 736 on a lot of destinations from ARN and OSL, if that's what you would want.
- Sweden also offers quite much on the domestic side. Nextjet has the very rare ATP (as said before) and Skyways operates the Fokker 50. Golden Air operates Saabs (both 340s and 2000s) on domestic routes.
- Sun-Air operates the Dornier 328 (both the prop and the JET version) on some routes from BMA, including BMA-HEL and BMA-BLL.
- 747 classics would hard, if not impossible to fly on a intra-Europe hop.
- Brit Air (France) and Air Nostrum (Spain) operates the CRJ1000 on regional routes.