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MAN-JSI With FCA: What A/c?  
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1679 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 Big grin

I'll be travelling on

FCA2214 MAN-JSI 12/08/2008

returning on

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.

Thanks in advance

BA787

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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

It'll be an A320, coming back via Thessaloniki.

User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1647 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):

Thanks for your help, from my perspective that sounds great, but I'm not sure how happy my family will be at it having to stop.

Shame it's not a 757. First A320 flight though Big grin (flown A319s before)

BA787


User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1543 times:



Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
Shame it's not a 757. First A320 flight though Big grin (flown A319s before)

I flew on their A320s nearly three years ago and they were good inside (leather seats throughout), although not sure if they're in the same nick now considering the sort of routes they operate!

Enjoy Skiathos!  Smile


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Our A320's are nice! Went to LPA on one last year! Have a pleasant flight  Smile


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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

I think Skiathos has a StMaarten-type of beach where the a/c come in really low before touchdown - short runway too, hence the need for a fuel-stop on the way back to UK

there are some Youtube vids with a/c landing there - but I can't seem to get them to paste here...



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1488 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...

http://www.tmfy.com/movies/jn_b752.htm
MAN-JSI B752

http://www.tmfy.com/movies/jn_b752_skiathos-mykonos.htm
JSI-JMK B752

http://www.tmfy.com/movies/jsi.htm
JSI from that bar inc a FCA A320 landing

http://www.tmfy.com/movies/oa_atr42.htm
ATH-JSI ATR42

Have a good trip!

[Edited 2008-06-20 03:06:04]


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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1422 times:



Quoting Boeing74741R (Reply 3):

Thanks. With a bit of luck they will still be in good nick

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 4):

Good stuff. Whats the story with IFE? I take it it's just a few screens dotted around the aircraft?

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 5):



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 6):

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.

Thanks for all the information guys,

BA787


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1399 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.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1339 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):

Ah ok, I did wonder if this was the reason but I thought it was safer to ask than say something that might have been wrong.

Thanks for all the help guys.

BA787


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3014 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

I flew Thomas Cook Airlines A320 in 2004 non-stop JSI-LGW...

We was the first retun flight of the season back to the UK, so only had people who were staying a week. About 90 pax aboard...

Was the most powerful A320 take off I have experienced... Pilot did not release the brakes until the engines had reached full power, and was not a huge amount of runway left before lifted off.

Its a great island and amazing airport to arrive and depart from!


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