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757s At Blackpool  
User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Found out today that Blackpool is capable of handling a 757. I did a quick photo search and there's only the one photo of a First Choice 757 parked up. What airlines operated the 757 in/out of Blackpool (I've never seen one come in during the time I've been there) and are there any photos? I imagine that's one hell of a landing!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Quoting planejamie (Thread starter):
Found out today that Blackpool is capable of handling a 757.
Quoting planejamie (Thread starter):
I imagine that's one hell of a landing!

757-200s are/have been used from a number of short runways. JER, IOM and SEN in the UK come to mind.


Dan  



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User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
757-200s are/have been used from a number of short runways. JER, IOM and SEN in the UK come to mind.


Dan  

I wonder how far they go though, I imagine they don't go out fully loaded, although I know the 757 is a great short field aircraft I wonder how they taxi/park them - the length of them would block the taxiway at Blackpool when parked (I imagine) and the taxiways aren't that wide either!


User currently offlineeurowings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Quoting planejamie (Thread starter):
What airlines operated the 757 in/out of Blackpool (I've never seen one come in during the time I've been there) and are there any photos?

Before Jet2 came to the airport (prior to 2005/6), there was a small programme of charter flights by Thomson Holidays. In the winter, it was Air Europa 738s to TFS and in the summer it was Britannia Airways 752s to ALC. Both operated once weekly, with the BY flight on W pattern from a UK base. First Choice also had a charter flight to either ALC or PMI (can't remember) for one season and I think they used 752s.

I believe Icelandair also had a few one off charters from BLK to REK, operating 752s.

I don't think there are any photos in the database. I do know photos existed on Blackpool Airport spotters website, which closed down a few years ago. The Blackpool Airport yahoo group may have some there.

[Edited 2012-09-01 13:32:12]

User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Hi eurowings,

Thanks for the information - I had heard about charters to Iceland but I wasn't aware of Icelandair operating them (I assumed it was one of the charter airlines in the UK like Monarch or First Choice). Do you happen to have a link to the yahoo group?

I would love to see a 757 back at BLK again (maybe after they've resurfaced the taxiway and the airport isn't operating slot times...) I did get to see a BD ERJ135 come in on a football charter (bringing Arsenal in I think).

Also, a friend of mine who recently flew out of BLK said that he spotted an empty BA check in desk or some desk associated with them in the terminal, as far as I'm aware BA never have (and don't plan to) operate there, does anyone have any info on that?


User currently offlineeurowings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Quoting planejamie (Reply 4):
Do you happen to have a link to the yahoo group?

Yes, I do. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/bplspotters/ - you'll need to create a Yahoo Groups account and then apply to join.

Quoting planejamie (Reply 4):
Also, a friend of mine who recently flew out of BLK said that he spotted an empty BA check in desk or some desk associated with them in the terminal, as far as I'm aware BA never have (and don't plan to) operate there, does anyone have any info on that?

No, there aren't any BA desks or signs in the terminal, your friend must be mistaken.

I am almost certain that BA themselves have never operated any scheduled services out of BLK, however Manx Airlines did serve BLK-IOM for a long period of time and they became a BA franchisee at some point in the '90s. I don't know all that much about the exact services before 2000, so I don't know whether or not they served BLK using the BA brand for a few years.

[Edited 2012-09-02 13:51:09]

User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Thanks eurowings,

I've not been in the actual terminal for a while (I fly out as a PPL student regularly), but last time I was in there I didn't spot a desk so I thought it may have been a new addition or something - he might have not looked properly (he's not really an aviation geek he just spotted it and thought I'd be interested).

I'll take a look at the group - thanks for the link  


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