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Strange Monarch 757 @ IAD  
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

I was at IAD this evening picking up a friend, and right after BA293 arrived, the next arrival was a 757 in Monarch livery, no titles, and a tail logo that looked similar to, but was not, the NATO logo. My apologies- I couldn't get the reg. #. It appeared to taxi over to the C/D terminal area, where I lost sight of it. Does anyone know what the story is with this plane? Thanks.

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CV990A


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MON690P

Came in from LTN...

Greg



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Came in from LTN...

Hmm... interesting- thanks.

Tom



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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Yes there is Monarch 757 at IAD. It arrived at 6:00pm on runway 1L. It has some special titles - I'm hoping to get it tomorrow.

On the side note, Icelandair 757 arrived at IAD at 4pm, and Dallas Maverick 757 at 5pm. Lotsa 757s at IAD today.

Rafal


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 3):
It arrived at 6:00pm on runway 1L

Yeah- I know- I'm bummed- I had been in the Daily 2 garage until about 3 min. before, so I only saw it from the main terminal- otherwise I might have had a shot at getting the reg.

Good luck getting it.

Tom



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Starquest Exhibitions titles on it, i believe it was G-MONE not too sure, was working at Luton when it departed yesterday

Glenn



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
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It seems Monarch are now operating flights on behalf of Starquest Expeditions. I've no idea whether this replaces the Icelandair aircraft, or is in addition to it...

Here's the Icelandair aircraft;

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There is an image of a Monarch aircraft (albeit an A321!!!) with Starquest Logo on their website here

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Crosswind-
Yep, that was the tail logo I saw- but I didn't see any titles on the aircraft, like in the photo.

Tom



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User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

It came in from LTN...why don't more carriers operate transatlantic service from LTN? Is there some regulation?


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User currently offlineAngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

From what I gather, Starquest Expeditions ( www.starquestexpeditions.com ) do super luxury tours to exotic destinations or round the world trips by what they call "private jet".

Does that mean that the Monarch/Icelandair aircraft have reconfigured interiors with say 50-70 Business class seats?


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Don't Starquest normally use a First Choice Airways B767 configured to 50-70 seats for RTW trips? I think they have done in the past.


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User currently offlineBungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

hello,
The aircraft monarch are operating on behalf of starquest expeditions is G-monj and has been reconfigured to a 90 seat 1st class lay out.
reguards bungle


User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting Worldjet777 (Reply 8):
It came in from LTN...why don't more carriers operate transatlantic service from LTN? Is there some regulation

Runway length can be a problem if you want to run anything bigger than a lightly loaded 757


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
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Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 10):
Don't Starquest normally use a First Choice Airways B767 configured to 50-70 seats for RTW trips? I think they have done in the past.

Most of First Choice Airways VIP flights on the 757 fleet are onbehalf of TCS Expeditions, a company the airline has been working with for over 10 yeas.

Earlier this year First Choice announced the purchase of Grand Expeditions - the parent company of TCS Expeditions - so these companies are about to become part of the First Choice group.

The Air 2000 flights for TCS Expeditions in the days of the red and gold livery. When the "tapestry" scheme was introduced it was considered too bright for the upmarket TCS flights and so a more toned-down scheme was introduced just for aircraft operating the TCS fligts.

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Now aircraft operating in the VIP config operate in standard livery, but with TCS Expeditions titles on the port-side only when flying for TCS. For all other VIP customers the aircraft wear full First Choice Airways livery unless the customer requests their own titles. As well as TCS, the airline also works with major companies such as sports teams, car manufacturers and film studios who use the all-First Class config 757s.

Here are a few recent photos of G-OOBA and G-OOOX operating in VIP configuration...

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Regards
CROSSWIND


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