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Your Chance To Fly In A Classic From BHX!  
User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6519 times:

I am going to book mine a chance to fly on a 747-200 from BHX is too good to miss.

http://www.hellenicairways.com/

The schedule / slots should be LOCAL TIMES:
DAY 6 ATH-BHX HT269 18:20 / 20:00
DAY 6 BHX-ATH HT270 22:00 / 03:00 + 1 ONWARDS 0500 EX ATH TO JED

DAY 1 ATH-BHX HT269 15:20 / 1700
LAYOVER
DAY 2 BHX-ATH HT270 22:00 / 03:00 ONWARDS 0500 EX ATH TO JED

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6478 times:

Yeah there was a thread on this a few days ago, nice to see the booking engine up and running now. £315rtn is a pretty steep starting price though; not exactly my idea of a 'lead in' fare - it's more expensive than the nonstop LON-ATH options are right now, so I can't see how they're going to fill the plane.

I was intent on booking, but I can't find that money right now - it's faaar too much.


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

This airline is a well-known ACMI specialist. So, it will be interesting to see how it will perform operating scheduled flights. I think we can probably guess.

Dan, you could always book ATH-BHX one-way for €135 – £120 – all-inclusive (verses £160 one-way BHX-ATH). £120 isn’t too bad to get on the now-rare 742.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17057 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6425 times:

If I fly back to ARN this summer I will probably try to catch this bird. I will probably do something like this then, ARN-ATH (SK) ATH-BHX and BHX-NYO (FR)


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6406 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Dan, you could always book ATH-BHX one-way for €135 – £120 – all-inclusive (verses £160 one-way BHX-ATH). £120 isn’t too bad to get on the now-rare 742.

Cheers James, I'm just trying to work out a reeeally cheap way of doing it, so that helps a lot!  yes  Failing that, I'll try squeezing the parents  Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6367 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Dan, you could always book ATH-BHX one-way for €135 – £120 – all-inclusive (verses £160 one-way BHX-ATH). £120 isn’t too bad to get on the now-rare 742.

Here's an example I made:

EasyJet
742
LTN-ATH
flight 2001;
London Luton dep. Sat 20 Jun 14:55
Athens arr. Sat 20 Jun 20:35
Total £67.99

Hellenic Airways
742
ATH-BHX
HT0269;
27 Jun 2009
Athens 18:20
Birmingham 20:00
Total €135 (£120.03)

So a Total of £188.02 R/T


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

Knowing Dan's interest in the rare-and-exciting options, I doubt he'd seek to fly EZY from LON to ATH. But if he did, he could get a minimum one-way fare of £31.99 including taxes but excluding the card fee/baggage fee. Obviously a very low price based purely on the sector length, although BA often has one-way all-inclusive fares from around £65.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
Knowing Dan's interest in the rare-and-exciting options, I doubt he'd seek to fly EZY from LON to ATH. But if he did, he could get a minimum one-way fare of £31.99 including taxes but excluding the card fee/baggage fee. Obviously a very low price based purely on the sector length, although BA often has one-way all-inclusive fares from around £65.

Oh. well how about this. (Yeah, I know Aegean isn't exactly "rare and exciting" but I guess its more exciting than Easyjet. Though not living in Europe Easyjet is kind of rare and exciting for me   )

Aegean Airlines
STN-ATH
flight 2001;
London Stansted dep. Sat 20 Jun 20:00
Athens arr. Sat 20 Jun 20:35
Total £59.83

Hellenic Airways
742
ATH-BHX
HT0269;
27 Jun 2009
Athens 18:20
Birmingham 20:00
Total €135 (£120.03)

So a Total of £179.86 R/T

[Edited 2009-05-16 10:45:56]

[Edited 2009-05-16 10:46:23]

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
Knowing Dan's interest in the rare-and-exciting options, I doubt he'd seek to fly EZY from LON to ATH. But if he did, he could get a minimum one-way fare of £31.99 including taxes but excluding the card fee/baggage fee. Obviously a very low price based purely on the sector length, although BA often has one-way all-inclusive fares from around £65.

So long as it's cheap I'm not too bothered, what puts me off is getting to LGW/LTN from the far South West - LHR is certainly easier. I just checked AFKLM, to see if I could burn some miles, but they want 15k plus €90 in taxes, which is just a rip off compared to EZY who will get me there for about €50 all in!

Edit:

The Agean idea sounds good - thanks, I checked them out but only found fares around the £90 mark.

[Edited 2009-05-16 11:08:30]


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6015 times:

When are you thinking about going?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
The Agean idea sounds good - thanks, I checked them out but only found fares around the £90 mark.

Yeah, The £59.83 fare was only for certain days in June. BTW I checked for June 20, but its also there on June 6, 13, and its £68.83 on the 27. It looks like its £68.83 every friday in July except the 18th.

[Edited 2009-05-16 12:48:59]

[Edited 2009-05-16 12:52:54]

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5927 times:



Quoting BAKJet (Reply 5):
EasyJet
742

Can you imagine if EZY did have 742's? I think you mis-typed on this one.



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User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 11):
Can you imagine if EZY did have 742's? I think you mis-typed on this one.

Yep, I noticed that about and hour after I posted. Sorry

[Edited 2009-05-16 12:54:49]

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5865 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 11):
Can you imagine if EZY did have 742's? I think you mis-typed on this one.

No need to imagine Big grin

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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
When are you thinking about going?

I was thinking June, but I may reschedule for August, I'm not sure, I'm heading away for a couple of days enough as it is, I don't want it to make my employment prospect completely dashed.

Quoting BAKJet (Reply 10):
Yeah, The £59.83 fare was only for certain days in June. BTW I checked for June 20, but its also there on June 6, 13, and its £68.83 on the 27. It looks like its £68.83 every friday in July except the 18th.

Thank you, if I go, I'll try and take them - it's only £20 more than Easyjet and it's a 'new' airline for me. I can fly NQY-STN with FR, normally get it for about £20 including departure tax/check in fees etc... so sounds like a plan.


Dan  Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5859 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 13):
Thank you, if I go, I'll try and take them - it's only £20 more than Easyjet and it's a 'new' airline for me. I can fly NQY-STN with FR, normally get it for about £20 including departure tax/check in fees etc... so sounds like a plan.

Your Welcome. I wish I could go, but, obviously, I can't.


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