Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 831 times:
The charters are mostly for passnegers going on cruises. I went on a Princess cruise last July from Istanbul to Barcelona and at IST there was a Qantas 744 sitting at the gate. I arrived at IST from LHR on a BA 763.
AA2MM From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 820 times:
It's for aircrafts utilization : their flights from Australia to Europe via BKK
some are not daily flight , so the aircrafts are parked idle in Europe , I know
a Thai national who works for QF as a flight attendant , he had to work some
of these flight , they stay with the aircraft , until it's time to turn around to
go back to Australia , or go East to Singapore , or where ever the routing
of their next "trip" will take them
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1765 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 741 times:
AA2MM: just to correct you. They are daily flights. It's just that they have at least 12-15 hours sitting on the ground at Heathrow so why not use them for other purposes? In fact I have often wondered why BA doesn't use them to do, for example, a LHR-CAI return, and free up the utlilisation of one of their aircraft.
OA277 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 653 times:
A Qantas B-744 came to Heraklion last summer, or the summer before , I'm not very sure.
But are you sure they are going to fly to SKG?
Thessaloniki's airport is having a quite small runway and I think a 747 cannot land there.
I'm not 100% sure though.
It will be nice to see it in Thessaloniki.