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New LIS-MIA/MCO Charter Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Portuguese tour operator Clube Viajar announced today charter flights to Miami and Orlando, from, I presume, Lisbon. Miami flights operate Fridays 18JUL08 through 26SEP08. Orlando operates Saturdays 19JUL08 through 25SEP08.

http://www.presstur.com/site/news.asp?news=14116

Anybody know who will be operating the flights?


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2486 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Anybody know who will be operating the flights?

I do not know but I am interested too. I am guessing Air Plus Comet.

Kinghunter



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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8659 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

This is really sad for us living here. It's just anot indication of how strong the Euro really is against the Dollar. It's probably cheaper for the Portuguese to visit Disney World than to visit Euro Disney.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Why is it sad?

Its great we're seeing increased tourist arrivals and the money they bring. In the 2nd half of '07 European arrivals were up 16%. Helps with the US current account deficit while maintaining strenght in lots of industries.

Come, relax, spend and have a good time!  veryhappy 



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User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

I am interested in this, will people in the US be able to book it?


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2219 times:



Quoting MIA (Reply 4):
I am interested in this, will people in the US be able to book it?

I don't know. All bookings will be handled by the tour company selling vacation packages to Florida/the Caribbean. I don't know if they offer vacation packages to Portugal from other destinations.



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User currently offlineRicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

My guess is Orbest (I think thats what its called)
White probably wont operate as most there A/C are tied up in Brazil


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2152 times:



Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 6):
My guess is Orbest (I think thats what its called)

That's what I though at first but then I remembered their sole A330-200 is leased out to Novair at the current moment.


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User currently offlineNycaross From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Many years ago, Pan Am flew a B707 MIA-SJU-LIS.

User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

If indeed Air (Plus) Comet operate the flight, It would be nice to see one of their A310's or A340's here at MCO!

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2105 times:



Quoting Nycaross (Reply 8):
Many years ago, Pan Am flew a B707 MIA-SJU-LIS.

Three flights a week in Pan Am's August 1963 timetable. It was PA's only transatlantic service from MIA then.


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1955 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2099 times:



Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 9):

Lets hope its MCO and not SFB!


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8659 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1960 times:



Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 6):
White probably wont operate as most there A/C are tied up in Brazil

Well, Brazil is not nearly as popular of a destination in the Summer as it is in the Winter months. Between July and September it's "Winter" down there and quite rainy. Even TP often moves some of its capacity from Brazil to EWR, over those months. It's not unusual to see the A340 at EWR during the Summer months.

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User currently offlineTiago701 From Portugal, joined Jun 2006, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

These flights will be operated by White's A310s
http://www.presstur.com/site/news.asp?news=14120

http://www.flywhite.eu/Default.aspx?PageID=32


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Well I was close. At least the crews may get to experience Disney.
Kinghunter



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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1808 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 11):
Lets hope its MCO and not SFB!

Good point! MCO desperately needs some variety!


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:



Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 15):
Good point! MCO desperately needs some variety!

I could not agree more. Any idea which terminal they will use?

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1793 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):

I could not agree more. Any idea which terminal they will use?

To note, there is no confirmation with regards to whether they are going to fly to SFB or MCO. I put MCO in the title, but I wasn't even thinking with regards to that.



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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1777 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 16):
I could not agree more. Any idea which terminal they will use?

Considering its going to be a charter service, I would say Airside 1 in Terminal A. Thats where Aer Lingus, Air Transat, and Martinair all arrive/depart. Isn't Airside 4 for the Scheduled "major" European carriers (VS, BA, LH)?


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