BA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 6 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
I'll be travelling to Skaithos, Greece this August. It's a charter flight operated by First Choice and I was wondering which aircraft will be used. I've seen pictures of FCA 757s at JSI, but I wanted to check and see before I got my hopes up
I'll be travelling on
FCA2214 MAN-JSI 12/08/2008
FCA2215 JSI-MAN 19/08/2008
Any information would be appreciated. Also anyone who has been to Skaithos and has any tips or great places to see, I'd appreciate any information.
Myt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
I went to Skiathos in 2005, it's a lovley little island. I flew there and back on an Excel B752 which was scheduled to go non stop back to MAN on the return however we had to head down to Mykonos to pick up some stranded passengers. In any case I recommend that you look up the flight schedules for JSI before you go and head down to the airport for a few hours one day. If you come out of the terminal and turn left and bare left so that you walk the length of the runway then you will come across a bar at the end near a small beach. You can easily spend a few hours there watching the movements. Mostly you have to spend a few hours there as the movements are few and far between! The apron only holds 3 aircraft!
I took a few videos when I went which I thought were on Youtube however they appear to only be on my old website. In any case here are the links including my ATR42 video I made on a day trip to ATH. Excuse the music, I used to think it was a good idea...
My hotel is on the other side of the island but I'll try to make a visit. I'll have a good look at the Olympic Schedules when I arrive and see what activity there is. I'm getting quite excited now. I've never been to Greece before and the island looks very beautiful. I'm also told there's plenty of watersports and the like, which will be ideal to keep me amused.
Am I being ignorant or is it not a bit strange that the FCA A320s need to stop for fuel while the XL 757s seem to manage? Just seems strange that we need to stop for fuel. No complaints from me though.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
Quoting BA787 (Reply 7): Am I being ignorant or is it not a bit strange that the FCA A320s need to stop for fuel while the XL 757s seem to manage? Just seems strange that we need to stop for fuel. No complaints from me though.
The 757s have the power to get off the runway with the required fuel for the journey. First Choice have two 757 flights to Gatwick on Fridays which go direct, but the flights on Tuesday and Wednesday which use the A320 have to stop en-route.