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First Choice 757 At Bangor?  
User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

I think the title says it all, why is there a flight FCA35 from Bangor to Manchester on a 757 apparently routing from Sanford. Isnt First Choice supposed to operate B767.

The thing i thought that maybe it was the world tour returning which is a B757.???

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2494 times:

Bangor is the usual choice to drop off the drunk Brits. Apparently a wing in the local jail is called the Brit wing. Can't help with aircraft types.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2484 times:

in other words a fuel stop.

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2476 times:

Is there not some tech problem with one of their 767's ?

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2446 times:

Yes, G-OOBK which is FCA's new addition to the 767 fleet (ex Vietnam Airlines) was due to enter commercial service this week but went tech a few days ago. So I'm guessing that being 1 767 down has meant they may have had to put a 757 on some of the long haul routes that it was scheduled to operate. Then again I could be wrong!

Mark



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2442 times:

I was thinking the same as Demoose to be honest. FCA don't really use the 757's on trans atlantic. Probably just a re-fueling stop to make it back home.


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

It is a re-fueling stop on the way back, because on the way back the 757s can rarely make it,

Sam Big thumbs up



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineLxjtebga From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 18 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

I can't speak for First Choice now, but I used to work at SFB back in 2000-2001 and Air 2000 commonly used their 757 on such routes this time of year on certain days....loads were lighter so no need to have the capacity. This is low season right now....better to utilize the higher capacity on a busier winter route.

I will never forget how miserable everyone looked once I finished boarding a full 757 headed back to the UK....people worry about doing transatlantic hops on a CO 757, imagine doing a longer trip....and a fuel stop....with 225 people on board.....ouch!


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Thanks for that, i just thought it strange thats all.

I bet they still had a 28" seat pitch as well on that flight.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Oh yes, it will have been the same saet pitch, no doubt.

AMM were not the only ones who used to stop at Bangor. In the early days of ETOPs charters in the 80s, Air Europe and Monarch also used 757s to Florida, via Bangor.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24905 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

I believe G-OOBK was due to operate the Thursday MAN-SFB-MAN flight returning to MAN on the Friday before it went tech at Gatport Airwick.
The 757 will be covering for it.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Britannia operated a 757 (G-BYAX) from Gatwick to Punta Cana and back again non-stop last weekend. Thought that was quite an impressive distance for a loaded 757 meself  Big thumbs up

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Quoting A321fly (reply 0):
Bangor to Manchester


I live in Bangor. Only takes about 2 hours to Manchester.  Wink/being sarcastic



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Its nearly as wet and cold in your Bangor as well isnt it?

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Quoting Orion737 (reply 13):
Its nearly as wet and cold in your Bangor as well isnt it?


Yep. And very over-cast and dull. Great whether as usual.  Wink/being sarcastic



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Quoting Pe@rson:
I live in Bangor. Only takes about 2 hours to Manchester.


 Big thumbs up Nearly had me fooled there to a point of replying something along the lines of 'which planet are you on??' but then my brain kicked into gear  Big grin

Nice one! Big grin

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic


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