Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58 Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
Just a quick one, which somebody may be able to answer...
What aircraft type are Airtours International using on their SUNDAY MAN-BGI flights? I'm not even sure of the flight number.
I know the Monday flight is operated by an A330-200, but according to the Airtours brochure the Sunday flight is due to be operated by a B767-300, but I thought they were still employed on Hajj flights?
I'd appreciate it if anybody knows what aircraft type it is, B767, DC-10, SkyService A330?
Here's a couple of nice Airtours photos for your trouble!
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1135 times:
AIH039 MAN-SMA-BGI (EGCC-LPAZ-TBPB if you perfer!) Is being operated this morning by C-FBUS, the SkyService A330, with my family on board.
Interestingly they were assured by the travel agents that the flight was non-stop. I'm quite jealous, Santa Maria in the Azores are one of the places I'd like to see to have a look at how people crossed the Atlantic in the piston and early jet days. It's quite rare for a flight to stop there nowadays.
I have in the past experienced Bangor, Maine during a snowstorm on a Trans-Atlantic fuel stop, which was interesting. Personally I'd take a flight with an en-route fuel stop over a non-stop flight anyday...