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User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Do BA still operate inclusive tour charters ?
In the year 2000 i flew one a Style Holidays charter from MAN - Faro.
a/c - B757-200

Do they still undertake ITC's ?
They don't at MAN at the moment.

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User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

They do operate inclusive Tour Charters,

At LGW GB Airways operate 2 or 3 on a weekend on behalf of tour operators such as Barnwell Travel.

They were absolute hell to deal with!

Not sure about MAN tho..





User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2667 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!





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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Caledonian and Flying Colours merged to become JMC Airlines, now known as Thomas Cook Airlines.

BA do operate some charter flights, such as the winter NCL-INN ski flights using 737-400s.



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User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I think what the poster means is "do Tour Operators still charter BA a/c?

If this is the case, the answer is yes, as I used to check them in!


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
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Off the top of my head, the RJs at MAN do charters to Pisa, Venice, Milan, Figari, Cagliari and Verona. With the usual Jersey runs by 146/DHC8/ERJ145.

David


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

I think there are a few from LGW on Saturdays and Sundays to Italy in Summer chartered by Citalia.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

...and let's not forget the CMF winter ski charters  Big thumbs up :

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

....soon to be BA A319's next winter perhaps, if from LGW?

User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2466 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?

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

The C does indeed stand for charter.

I'll dig a few examples out from the schedules tonight.


Jamo


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
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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!




User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

BA fly charters to the usual Med destinations from Birmingham on weekends, to PMI IBZ MJV etc. I flew BA from BHX-MJV on an A319 and the flight number definately had a "C" at the end.


User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

haha, wow i wasnt going mad!!Cheers guys.

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

In winter 2002 they had a few charter flights to Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) with A320s/B757/B767s


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User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2274 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.


User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Sorry been away from my computer

' they haven't done them since the BOAC days'

As i said iwent on them in 1999. I can tell what type of flight and airline i am on.

Thanks for the info.


User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

A few of the BA charters that came into Birmingham last weekend:

Pisa BA1936C
Murcia BA1932C
Venice BA1971C
Ibiza BA1979C
Alicante BA1921C
Bergamo BA1931C
Palma BA1923C


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

No airline would turn down a charter if they can make money on it, and have the metal available!

BD and VS also do IT charters, although VS ops are more for the cruise market than the bed and beach tourist.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2099 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 ?

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2048 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.

-Stephen


User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Hehe, I wish VS would do normal bucket and spade charters on top of their normal cruise flights, would be great to fly a B744 from LGW to ALC!

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 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.


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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2488 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

In winter, BA operates a lot of charters from various regional airport in the UK (EDI, BHX, GLA, NCL,...) to Geneva.

BD does some charters to Monastir in Tunisia, but not BA.



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