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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Hey all!

Im flying STN-PIK-STN in July with Ryanair and I was wondering what aircraft type they operate on this route?

Has anybody flown this route before?

I would appreciate any information regarding this issue.

Kind regards,

Jamie.


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User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1677 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!

tombezza


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

When I was at STN back in Feb,, there was a flight preparing to depart to PIK and the aircraft being used was one of the Buzz yellow ones.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1661 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?

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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

FR use a mix of 732, 738, and 733's on the route - it's pretty much pot luck which one you'll get.

The approach into PIK is very nice, although you'll see all of the opencast mines and you'll also fly over my home town at about 2000ft which is a bit of a blot on the landscape.

Hope you enjoy yourself.

Regards,
Gordon.



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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Cheers guys,

I'll probally be flying on:

Monday 5th July

FR407

Monday 5th July

FR416

I really want to get on another Buzz or ex CO 733. I flew on G-BZZF AND G-BZZJ to HAU in April. I dont know why I want to go on one again!

Tombezza,

How did u get a return fare of £14? They are charging me £68.34????

Thanks for all the help,

Kind regards,

Jamie.



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User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1636 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!).

tombezza


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