Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19217 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
GIB is a very nice place. I especially enjoyed the walk over the runway - something I deliberately did four or two hundred times. It'd be very good indeed to be on the Rock while an aircraft's on finals, presuming it lands over the sea. I remember seeing a small aircraft land while I was there. Wow.
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Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
An A320 is timetabled for that route, although they sometimes have last minute changes of aircraft type. Aircraft/interior are the same as their charter operation as the aircraft and crews mix between scheduled and charter flights.
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
Hi Chris - OAG says the flight is scheduled on an A320. I went Monarch scheduled for the first time last Saturday (you can find my trip report in that forum), but briefly I was very impressed with the standard of service - much better than on other low cost carriers. Free hot meals, hot towels, bar service, tea and coffee and complimentary headsets for the IFE. The only drawback is that the aircraft are charter configured so seat pitch is very poor. However, if you check-in early enough they'll give you an exit row seat at no extra cost (assuming you qualify for one). Monarch also have a frequent flyer programme which you qualify for after four sectors, so keep your boarding card stubs if you're interested in joining.
Pettersa From Norway, joined Feb 2004, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
Yupp, crossing the runway by foot gives you a strange feeling, and this is hopefully the only runway in the world which has a 4 lines highway crossing the runway. I'm glad I'm not working in that tower, it must be frustrating having so many cars/people crossing the runway all the time.
And of course; here's one of my photos I took while crossing the runway by foot:
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Just to add to the reports about Monarch Schedueld (ZB), I flew LTN-FAO and back in 2002. Was really impressed, yed its charter config so no room, but the service really makes up for that. Hot Towels, free meals, free drinks, free entertainment, and of course Monarch's great crew!! They also had Portugese speaking crew, as quite a few Portugese were on board.
I flew out on 757, but it was tech on the way home so it was A320. We were handed a letter at check-in apologising for the delay (45 mins!!) and the downgrade in aircraft!!