Tombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 916 times:
I have flown this route many times, and always flown a 737-200. However, having looked at OAG, Ryanair now use a mix of 732 and 738 aircraft. Let me know the date and flight number and I'll have a look (it's always subject to change, obviously).
As for what to expect, you'll take off from a 21st century airport and land at a 60s one! No, PIK isn't too bad, just a little dated... Brilliantly located railway station, too.
If you're lucky you'll land on RWY 13 at PIK, approach over Ayr and then turn over the sea - you may get to see another plane land as you bank, I remember seeing a Cargolux 744 touch-down last time I flew up there - quite a spectacle!
STN-PIK is a nice little route that Ryanair have created - popular not least because of the rather poor ground-transportation at GLA (read: no station). I've flown the route before for less than £14 return all-in, and never been delayed. A great way to get to Scotland!
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 900 times:
I'm flying the same route in July (14th up to PIK, and 20th back to STN) so who knows...perhaps I'll see you there!
Ryanair pissed me off..I originally chose a flight out of Berlin that got me to STN at like 10:40am, and then about 2-3 hours later, the flight up to PIK. Well, they must have cancelled that flight, becuase they pushed me back and I now have *6 hours* layover at STN! Ahhhh!!! Is it realistic to go into London for that time, or should I just stay at the airport?
Tombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 875 times:
Steven, I think a much better option would be to check out Cambridge! Less than half an hour away on a Central Trains service, and much cheaper than the rip-off Stansted Express (about £7 as opposed to £14 for day-return, which is probably about the same mile-for-mile, but hey!). Cambridge is small enough to take in the centre in a couple of hours, easily - and very nice with it!
Jamie, OAG shows FR407 and FR416 as being 738s. I think I got the under-£14 flights when Ryanair were doing the 1p deal or some such, I can't honestly remember. Was impressed that the return flight cost less than the journey from my home in Ipswich to Stansted (less than 50 miles!).