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Airtours Int'l - Manchester-Barbados Question  
User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
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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?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Sounds like a 763 route to me.  Smile


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User currently offlineDexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

The Sunday flight is AIH039 and is operated by DC10

User currently offlineJetset From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

sometimes a330 via lpla


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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
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Dexter/Jetset.
Thanks, that's just the info I was looking for, I'm assuming the A330 stopping in the Azores for fuel will be C-FBUS rather than a longer ranged Airtours A330-200

Thanks again
CROSSWIND


User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
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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...

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CROSSWIND


User currently offlineJetset From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

hey crosswind....

im showing an aih071 egcc-cyqx a333 on flt explorer.
i think this flt also ops to tbpb . dont it ?



brgds
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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
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When I checked AIH039 the equipment was showing as a blank, but I assumed it was C-FBUS because a 763/D1C/332 can all make EGCC-TBPB non-stop.

Just checked AIH071 EGCC-CYQX-MKJS (Montego Bay) and that is indeed showing as being opb A333.

No idea what's operating AIH039 then!!!

Possibly a DC-10-10, but I didn't think they were using them accross the Atlantic when they've also got a -30.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineDexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

AIH071 is MAN-MBJ and should be operated by a 333

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