Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
My understanding of the thread is whether British Airways do Inclusive Tour Charters. The answer is no, and they haven't done them since BOAC days!
British Airtours was the main BA Charter subsidiary and operated numerous charters worldwide. They later changed to Caledonian Airways after BCAL was merged into British Airways. More recently Caledonian was absorbed elswhere in MyTravel, and others - I've lost track!
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1783 times:
Sometimes if you look at Teletext flight arrivals, you see BA flights arriving at MAN/BHX/LGW with flight numbers like BA1468C, now I always thought the "C" stood for charter, simply because sometimes, Concorde operated charters,usually round the Bay of Biscay or something, from MAN with "C" on its flight number. Can anyone clear up what this "C" stands for?
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7144 posts, RR: 14 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
Just extracted this from my callsign/flight number tie-up file for the MAN charters:
(left to right: callsign, flight number, to/from)
BRT 50C BA 1962 to Cagliari (charter)
BRT 51C BA 1963 from Cagliari (charter)
BRT 588 BA 1960 to Verona (charter)
BRT 589 BA 1961 from Verona (charter)
BRT 4LR BA 1956 to Pisa (charter)
BRT 5LR BA 1957 from Pisa (charter)
BRT 873 BA 1950 to Milan (charter)
BRT 874 BA 1951 from Milan (charter)
BRT 952 BA 1952 to Venice (charter)
BRT 953 BA 1953 from Venice (charter)
BRT 972 BA 1972 to Figari (charter)
BRT 973 BA 1973 from Figari (charter)
BRT 56M BA 4216 from Jersey (charter)
BRT 2LE BA 4217 to Jersey (charter)
BRT 2LD BA 4218 from Jersey (charter)
BRT 8MG BA 4241 from Jersey (charter)
Not woken up earlier enough for a couple of the Jersey outbounds!
By738 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Sep 2000, 1982 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1591 times:
"they haven't done them since BOAC days!"
Not true- British Airways had an extensive IT program at Glasgow in the 80's using BA 757's ( not Caledonian ). To all the holiday hot spots for Inspirations which at one time had links with BA.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
Did BA do a charter from NCE to STR for the European club championship final, around the 26th of May ? I saw a BA 734 at NCE T1, but down the Schengen end, so presumably not operating a flight to the UK - as there were 8 or 9 flights on the board going out to STR, I was wondering if that was one of them ?
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4088 posts, RR: 13 Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
I think BD do some charters from Heathrow or MAN to Volus and Skiathos. I remember seeing an BD A321 in Corfu in August 2001. Virgin are currently flying A340-300 charters to San Juan on sundays from Gatwick.
Yes BA do have seasonal charters.
A lot of them from Gatwick are BA9***C to Ibiza, Mahon, Innsbruck, Chambery etc.
AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1294 times:
We had a BA charter flight here in PHX, it was for Audi I believe and it was a 744 (just before our daily LHR 772 flight changed to a 744, great to see a BA 747 & 777 here at the same time)!!!!! Sat here for a few days then onto LAS.