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User currently offlineBY291A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Hi,

I am going to Venice on a Britannia 757 from Manchester shortly, and returning a week later, again on a Britannia 757. I am going to write a trip report, but instead of putting what I think, I thought that I would see what YOU want to find out about my trip. Britannia is the worlds largest charter airline, so any questions you want answered can be answered. Anything you want included can be... meals, legroom, what was at Manchester (UK) and Venice (Italy), what the 757 was like, Britannia's "360" service, facilities at the airports, service on the flights, just anything. Also let me know what sort of length would be best. The aim is to create the perfect trip report!

You can expect to see the report on this forum in no more that 3-4 weeks.

Regards
Tom

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User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Don't worry about length, we read it all in the end! Ask for a flightdeck visit, and tell us what you saw and heard (on the flightdeck). That's what I'm after!

Cheers
TS



User currently offlineUK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Just a general report on the standard of the plane, the service and get a flight deck visit.
I'm sure you will have an excellent flight on my favourite Airline.
BTW.As you to like Britannia;
What BY service did you like the most,Royal or 360?
At least you won't have to pay for the head phones like every other UK Charter Airline.

UK FLY


User currently offlineBY291A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

UK FLY,

I liked aspects of the older "Royal Service" such as the logo etc. but I think that 360 is more appropriate now, and the service offered in this package certainly takes Britannia into the next century. However... Airlines such as Airtours have camera's on their 767's and A330's which film the take off and landing from the cockpit, and you wwatch it on your PTV which has a choice of something like 8 channels!

If Britannia wants to remain the number one charter airline it will have to look at what some other aircraft are doing very successfully for their long haul fleet (Britannia have the same TV layout on the 767 as on the 757)

Regards
Tom


User currently offlineBY291A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

UK FLY,

I liked aspects of the older "Royal Service" such as the logo etc. but I think that 360 is more appropriate now, and the service offered in this package certainly takes Britannia into the next century. However... Airlines such as Airtours have camera's on their 767's and A330's which film the take off and landing from the cockpit, and you wwatch it on your PTV which has a choice of something like 8 channels!

If Britannia wants to remain the number one charter airline it will have to look at what some other airlines are doing very successfully for their long haul fleet (Britannia have the same TV layout on the 767 as on the 757)

Regards
Tom


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I would like to know about:
>service
>airport info (accessability, vantage points for spotting, etc.)
Pretty much the general details.




Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineUK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

according to the Thomson "book" 360 premium now have seat back PTV's

"Extra legroom seating with 5 inches more legroom than our standard charter seats.

Wider seats with increased recline and adjustable headrests for greater comfort.

Complimentary drinks

Upgraded in-flight meals with a choice of menu for the main meal plus complimentary wine.

Seat back video featuring a choice of miovies on selected flights

A 360 travel pack

Ect.................

They still have not got up to the standards of Airtours yet.

UK FLY






User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Being Britannia a charter airline, are passengers flying this airline mostly British?

Are PA´s made only in english or on other languages as well as British Airways?

How are cabin crews? formal and polite (why not starched somtimes   ) like BA or more casual/relaxed being a holiday airline?

Buona vacanze,

Lima


User currently offlineUK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1777 times:



Lima wrote:
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Being Britannia a charter airline, are passengers flying this airline mostly British?

Yes, just about all people flying Britannia are British and the f/a's can only speak English, But Britannia AB ,Scandanavian People fly and Britannia GmbH is German, Britannia GmbH was started by Britannia to rival LTU and condor, Britannia AB was formed when Thomsons bought the company that owned Blue scandanavia and the planes were re-painted.Those F/a's speak the native lingo and English.

Are PA´s made only in english or on other languages as well as British Airways?

all F/a's are either English, German or Scandanavian.

How are cabin crews? formal and polite (why not starched somtimes )like BA or more casual/relaxed being a holiday airline?

Britannia could almost be sceduled, the service In my opinion is better than any other UK Charter, the f/a's are polite, profesinal but are friendly and approchable.

BTW, Sorry about the spelling mistakes but I am too tierd to remember to spell.

UK FLY



User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

My last trip with BY was on one of their Scandinavian 757's SE-IIE or IEE, can't remember. However, I thought the cabin crew were a cut above the average charter crew (they do have a hard life).

I would be interested to hear about flight stats e.g time from brakes off to rotate, (if you can see) flap stages, your impression of a/c performance etc

Definitely ask for a trip up front. I would suggest you ask the gate agent if it is posible to visit for Take off as BY are one of the more passenger friendly airlines in this respect.



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