Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 4): To be absolutely accurate, Laker DID return to the transatlantic market with Gatwick and Manchester charter flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale in the 90s using his Laker Bahamas outfit and DC10s.
And to be even more accurate They also had flights from Prestwick in the 90s
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
Yep, they did do the charters in the early 1990's, my parents flew MAN-MCO with Laker at that time and were very impressed by the full-service operation. Leather seats throughout and seatback TV's were still quite a novelty for Y-class back then. They also had proper cups and cutlery (not plastic). Not bad for a charter airline! Shame it lost a packet.
LakerLiker From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
I flew MAN-MCO in the 90's, hence my username, still the most enjoyable flight I've ever had. As mentioned earlier the gave a very high class service for very little money, such a shame they couldn't make it last.
There was a very interesting documentary by the BBC when Sir Freddie was restarting his transatlantic routes in the 90's, not sure how you'd get hold of that now but it's worth looking into, his enthusiasm for aviation and customer satisfaction was amazing.