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Air Southwest To Cornwall, With Pics And Vids  
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14257 times:

Hello everybody and welcome to my report about a leisure trip to Cornwall on Air Southwest. The routing was Manchester-Newquay (with stopover in Cardiff) and Plymouth-Manchester (with stopover at Bristol), flights were booked on Air Southwest's homepage in March, all flights together for I think 90GBP per person, tax inclusive.

MAN-CWL-NQY
WOW523
08JUL2006
STD: 10:15 ATD: 12:05
STA: 12:05 ATA: 13:15
Seat: 6A and 6B
Dash 8-311
G-WOWB

Rolled out 10JUL1992
Delivered to ContactAir 09Oct1992
Taken over by BA/Brymon/Citiflyer 21March1997
Stored at EXT, later MGL
To Air Southwest in October 2003


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Having arrived at Manchester the evening before, we were back at the airport at 8:15 and proceeded directly to the two Air Southwest check-in counters in Terminal 3.


Long queues at the bmi desks in T3, but only two passengers at the Air Southwest counters, so it was a matter of a minute until we could check in our bag and receive the two boarding cards. There are two Air Southwest flights leaving MAN at the same time: One to CWL and NQY, the other one to BRS and PLH.

We went through security where photos were taken. No gate announced as usually, "wait in lounge", here's a pic of the waiting lounge in Terminal 3:


30 minutes before departure our gate was announced, and we saw an Air Southwest Dash-8 taxiing in which we thought would become our aircraft for this flight:


Fueling:

However they made an announcement at the gate that one of the two inbound flights would be delayed by one hour, and that the crews would exchange their aircraft here at MAN, so both outbound flights would be delayed by an hour: the one because delayed aircraft, the other because delayed crew. Nobody complained.

By 10:35 we saw our aircraft arriving:

Baggage loading. With the exception of one dead-heading captain, there were only leisure travellers on board, so it was quite a lot of baggage for such a small aircraft, I'm sure you agree:


Boarding was called by 10:50 and we could walk the few meters over the tarmac to the aircraft where we were welcomed by the single flight attendant. The cabin was comfortable with blue leather seats with purple Air Southwest headrest covers. What I noticed was the fact that all signs in the cabin were in German and English - still showing the aircraft's history with ContactAir.
Boarding appeared to be completed, but no, five passengers were missing. Another 10 minutes waiting, then five girls were running towards our aircraft. They were shopping and apparently had forgotten about time... In the end there were 42 passengers on board.

Doors were closed, both f/a and later pilots apologized for the delay, and a tape for the safety briefing was started as we taxied towards runway 24L.



Airborne:








It's pay-for-food on Air Southwest, but unlike the typical low-cost airlines, prices on Air Southwest were reasonable:


We had the "breakfast in a box" with a coffee and a Ginger Ale:


Contents of the seat pocket were (beside the menu card) this sort of map showing the sights of southwest England:


A Sabena-style airsicknessbag:


And of course a safety card:


Now we were flying over the clouds, so no more air-to-ground pics:


But here's an above-the-clouds video - all of my videos are only a few seconds long and have about 5MB. Flash player 8 or higher (or Quicktime) is required. Hope the links work.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../?action=view¤t=Pict0117.flv

Approach into CWL:








Not much activity at CWL, just an Excel B737 (canadian registration), a UK Jet MD-80 (greek registration) and a Aer Arann ATR42. All transit passengers were asked to stay on board, while 9 CWL-passengers left the aircraft here. Later, ten new CWL-NQY passengers boarded the aircraft. It was amazing how long this transit took: No re-fueling, no catering, no cleaning, nothing, yet it took slightly longer than 30 minutes before we taxied again to the runway.

Take-off from CWL:


A European BAC-1-11 with several parts missing:


Open-cast mining:




Just after take-off, we were flying over RAF-base St. Athan where you can clearly see two ex-RAF VC-10s being scrapped:







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We turned left and passed over the Briston channell / Severn esthuary:


Again we were breaking through the clouds. No inflight service on this 30-minutes-hop to Newquay.

A few pics taken during approach into NQY:


The beautiful cornish landscape:


Crystal-clear lakes everywhere:


Joking apart, a few minutes later we saw what Cornwall should look like:


Touch-down:


We taxied towards our parking stand, the crew apologized again for the delay, and before we could leave the aircraft the propellers had to be secured. You can also see the new crew on this pic:


Cockpit shot:


A last photo of our aircraft:


...and an Isle-of-Scilly Skybus Dash-6:


Inside the terminal there was only one baggage belt, and after about 5 minutes we got our baggage back and stepped outside the small terminal building. Here are a few airport pics:




We took the bus to the city of Newquay where we spent two nice days. Newquay is famous for surfing. Now we don't surf, but despite the sometimes rainy weather we still enjoyed our time there. Sunday we had planned to visit the Isle of Scilly but unfortunately there is neither ship nor air service to the Islands on sundays, I really don't know why. Anyway, we rented bikes instead to make a tour around the vicinity.
In case anybody is interested in non-aviation Cornwall pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ContactAir/UKJul06/UK08.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ContactAir/UKJul06/UK09.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ContactAir/UKJul06/UK11.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ContactAir/UKJul06/UK14.jpg

On Monday we took the train to Par, and then to Plymouth in order to fly back to MAN. Now the train from Newquay to Par is something quite special. This service runs only five times a day, and it really doesn't seem to attract too many passengers. A photo for all you train spotters out there  Wink and by the way, this small train was still much too big for this route:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ContactAir/UKJul06/UK15.jpg
Par to Plymouth was a Virgin Train, much more comfortable, this train was later going all the way up to Dundee! But we left at Plymouth and took a taxi to the airport.

(PLH)/EXT-BRS//BRS-MAN
WW304
10July2006
STD: 13:35 ATD (from EXT): 15:30
STA: 15:30 ATA: 18:10
Seats: 12A and 12B
Dash 8-311
G-WOWC

Rolled out 18 Dec 1991
Delivered to Air Wisconsin, then Atlantic Coast, then Mesa Airlines.
Taken over by BA/Brymon/Citiflyer 27 Apr 1996
Returned to lessor 02 July 2002
Taken over by Air Southwest October 2004


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As we arrived at PLH, it was a mix of rain and fog. We overheard announcements of the flight to Jersey being diverted to EXT because of the weather situation. We also found out that check-in for each flight starts only 60 minutes before departure, so we were much too early. Time to take some pics.

The check-in hall - it used to be all-British Airways when I was at PLH last time, three years ago. Now it's all-Air Southwest:


The small terminal of Plymouth City Airport:




Exactly one hour before departure, check-in was opened. They said that they were still unsure if we would fly from PLH or if the flight would be diverted again to EXT. We checked in our bag and got our boarding passes:


About 30 minutes before departure, an announcement was made that the inbound flight had diverted to EXT and that we were going to be bussed to EXT. Now everything went very quick: We all (21 pax) got our baggage bag and boarded a bus that was already waiting in front of the terminal:


In a matter of five minutes after the announcement was made, we were all sitting in the bus already. Air Southwest ground staff came on the bus to apologize, but I mean it's hardly the airline's fault if weather conditions are bad - although the fog had suddenly improved by now, as you can see on the pics above, but the aircraft was standing at EXT now.

The bus driver was a funny man. He proudly announced that there would be inflight entertainment on the bus. A TV screen and a DVD player, showing the classic 1970s comedy program "The two Ronnies show - best of, part II", which was of course unfunny, but again, nobody complained. As we were just leaving the airport, another bus just arrived. He came on the phone again, "Oh my god, look at these poor people, where are they coming from? Guess their flight diverted, ha-ha!". About 50 minutes later, by 14:00, we arrived at Exeter airport and were welcomed at the bus by Exeter ground staff and escorted to the check-in to check in our bags again.

Exeter airport:


We were asked to go to the gate immediately, but as usually in the UK, no gate number announced, just "Wait in lounge". I went to one of those internet terminals, and when I just paid for 10 minutes internet, the flight was called, damn. At the gate, the female captain made an announcement, informing us that our flight to MAN via BRS would only fly to BRS for operational reasons - the aircraft would normally fly PLH-BRS-MAN-BRS and then again to MAN and back to BRS, so they cancelled one of the two flight pairs, ours. And again, nobody complained, those British people all stayed so calm. We didn't mind either, just as long as we would get our 20:30 HLX flight MAN-STR.

Air Southwest seems to offer quite a lot of transit flights. On our aircraft, there were still passengers from JER who would fly with us until BRS. So it was free seating aboard, we took 12A and 12B, and the flight was quite packed with passengers JER-BRS, PLH-BRS and PLH-MAN.


On board, we had to wait until re-fueling was completed, then waiting again before engines were started by 15:30. We taxied accross several FlyBE aircraft and a First Choice B757. in the background we could see an a/w ex-Ansett BAe146-200 and a British Airways BAe146/RJ with several pieces missing, not sure if this was due to maintenance or if the aircraft has been parted out.

Finally we took off and were soon above the clouds again.

Durch den Monsun:


Again no inflight service on this short flight.

Approach into BRS:


The BRS landing video:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../?action=view¤t=PICT0115.flv

I was surprised how big BRS is - I expected an airport of the size of CWL, but no, there were dozens of planes on the ground, several Easyjets, BA ERJs, SNBA, Excel, FlyBE, MyTravel, Aer Lingus, some stored MNG F27s, ... We were all asked to leave the plane, and passengers with final destination MAN were met at the aircraft door by BA staff, who informed us about our boarding time and gave us a transit boarding pass, a 5GBP voucher and a letter apologizing the disruption of the flight:


Now our delay was already so long that it was only about 45 minutes until boarding of the next BRS-MAN flight would start. Time enough to have a meal at the airport restaurant, and of course to take a photo of the gate area:


We were bussed back to the aircraft, still the same aircraft and the same crew, with 12 passengers in transit from PLH (or better: EXT) and 26 passengers flying PLH-MAN. Engines were started and we left 10 minutes ahead of the (new) scheduled departure time.

Some videos taken about 10 minutes before landing:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../?action=view¤t=PICT0118.flv

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../?action=view¤t=PICT0119.flv

See the gear being lowered for landing at MAN:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../?action=view¤t=PICT0120.flv

Approaching over Liverpool:






Landing at MAN at 18:10 on runway 24R. The crew apologized again for the inconvenience for those passengers coming from Plymouth. I have to note again that I didn't hear a single passengers complaining about the delay / diversion / the flight interruption at BRS. Everybody stayed so calm, and on the other hand one has to say that ground staff at PLH, EXT and BRS were so friendly, informative and also motivated that it was really a pleasure. The flight being diverted to EXT was not the airline's fault, now the re-scheduling of the BRS-MAN flight certainly was, but I always had the feeling of being well-informed about the true reasons behind each decission, and the way the staff dealed with the situation was outstanding.

Inside the terminal, we had to wait for about 10 minutes for our bag, and then it was just time now to do check-in for our next flight on HLX back home to STR.

So this was the end of our Air Southwest flights. Even despite of the delays on both flights, I really enjoyed the flights very much, it was nice to see a team of young and motivated staff working for this sympatic small airline. I would always fly again on Air Southwest and can only recommend them (at least as long as you don't have tight connections...). Thanks for reading this report, sorry if it got a bit long in the end. I'm looking forward to reading your comments, especially about the small video bits which was a first for me, I'm not so familiar with neither taking videos nor putting them online. Hope they work. Hope you enjoyed this report, I enjoyed flying Air Southwest and of course writing this report for you. Best regards, Alex.

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 14189 times:

Hi Alex!
A very nice trip report with some good pictures and videos, which covers some of the lesser known airports and airlines of the United Kingdom. Since there is hardly any interesting service on short domestic flights anyways, I am chiefly interested in impressions from the various airports along the flight, and I wasn't dissappointed at all of your excellent documentation.  

[Edited 2006-07-12 15:19:36]


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14132 times:

Great report, sounds as though Air Southwest looked after you very well!


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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1926 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14101 times:
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Good report! Air Southwest sounds like a good airline. The Dash-8 is one of my favorite aircraft; its so great to look out the window on that aircraft.

User currently offlineLS737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14054 times:

Nice trip report, I really enjoyed it.

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
A TV screen and a DVD player, showing the classic 1970s comedy program "The two Ronnies show - best of, part II", which was of course unfunny,

What! You Germans have no sense of humour  Big grin


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14046 times:

I always wanted to go to Cornwall. Great pictures thanks.

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13959 times:

I really enjoyed reading this report. I flew Air Southwest last year on their LBA-BRS service, seems you had more than your fair share of bad fortune with the weather, etc.

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
I really enjoyed the flights very much, it was nice to see a team of young and motivated staff working for this sympatic small airline. I would always fly again on Air Southwest and can only recommend them

Exactly my impression of them too. I look forward to flying with them again one day.



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5156 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13928 times:

Hi, Alex,
now your (long!) awaited UK report is online.
A real great one and good pix, it seems your not really lucky with the wheather situation, when I think back around four weeks ago, hot and hazy
in Plymouth and Southampton.
A lot of memories, Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall at all, the british trains, great.
Btw, I like these air-to-ground pix, but you know.
Air Southwest sounds recommendable.
A good read, thanx for posting, see you,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
PS: Early morning shift next sunday?



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User currently offlineBMIE70 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13864 times:

Hi,

A great trip report, a good way to see some of the south-west UK's smaller airports. I flew LGW-NQY 2 years ago on Air Southwest and was really impressed with them then. That flight also stopped at PLH en route.

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
I really enjoyed the flights very much, it was nice to see a team of young and motivated staff working for this sympatic small airline. I would always fly again on Air Southwest and can only recommend them

I'd recommend them as well. I just hope that they don't get bought/muscled out by FlyBE. (with their NQY "hub")

Looking forward to your next trip reports.

Steve


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13712 times:

Hello everybody and thanks very much for the feedback so far!

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 1):
which covers some of the lesser known airports and airlines of the United Kingdom

Yes that was exactly the purpose for choosing Air Southwest over e.g. bmibaby who also operate MAN-NQY. But I didn't want to end up on a boring B737, and in addition to that, Air Southwest was even cheaper.

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
Great report, sounds as though Air Southwest looked after you very well!



Quoting Capital146 (Reply 6):
Exactly my impression of them too.

Yes they did, their (that is in this case BA's) ground staff at BRS even talked fluently German with us, which I found surprising - I didn't expect German speaking BA staff at an airport where BA hardly has any flights to Germany.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 3):
Good report! Air Southwest sounds like a good airline. The Dash-8 is one of my favorite aircraft

I liked it as well, and though it wasn't a "Q" model, I didn't find the engine sound too loud.

Quoting LS737 (Reply 4):
You Germans have no sense of humour

Don't generalize that, maybe it's just me. I also cannot laugh about Loriot - which is more or less the same kind of comedy. No, Loriot is maybe even worse..

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
A lot of memories, Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall at all, the british trains, great.
Early morning shift next sunday?

Yes I had your recent report in mind when we were travelling through the south of England, apparently I'm not the only one here who likes to make short trips to the UK from time to time.
And indeed we might meet at the airport on sunday morning.

Quoting BMIE70 (Reply 8):
FlyBE. (with their NQY "hub")

Well up to now it's only NQY-EDI, isn't it? Or does Flybe have plans to compete on routes that are already served by Air Southwest?

Thanks again for your replies, Alex.


User currently offlineBMIE70 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 13599 times:

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 9):

Quoting BMIE70 (Reply 8):
FlyBE. (with their NQY "hub")

Well up to now it's only NQY-EDI, isn't it? Or does Flybe have plans to compete on routes that are already served by Air Southwest?

You are correct but they stated in their press release launching the route that NQY was going to be a base and a hub. We will have to wait and see.

http://www.flybe.com/news/0603/27.htm

Steve


User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 13577 times:

Great report and nice to see CWL get a mention also!

CWL does get busier than

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
Excel B737 (canadian registration), a UK Jet MD-80 (greek registration) and a Aer Arann ATR42.

.. honest  Wink

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13561 times:

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 9):
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 1):
which covers some of the lesser known airports and airlines of the United Kingdom

Yes that was exactly the purpose for choosing Air Southwest over e.g. bmibaby who also operate MAN-NQY. But I didn't want to end up on a boring B737, and in addition to that, Air Southwest was even cheaper.

So what would be your next inspiration regarding a trip covering lesser knwon airports and airlines? Do you already have anything else planned out in the region?



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User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13494 times:

WOW seem riddled with delays 99% of the time, commonly referred to as WOWIMDELAYED or WOWIMLATE

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 13404 times:

Servus Alex,

yet another interesting report on a "not-so-common" airline with excellent pictures!

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
Another 10 minutes waiting, then five girls were running towards our aircraft. They were shopping and apparently had forgotten about time.

Close the doors on time...

Quoting Ndebele (Thread starter):
It's pay-for-food on Air Southwest, but unlike the typical low-cost airlines, prices on Air Southwest were reasonable:

The price is really ok for the breakfast, some other carriers should learn a lesson on WOW!

PH

[Edited 2006-07-15 09:27:53]


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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 13327 times:

Thanks again for your replies!

@BMIE70: Thanks for posting that link. However, a thrice-weekly flight to EDI isn't that much, and I really doubt they'll run in competition with any other airline anytime soon at NQY, simply because there are still very few destinations in NQY's route map, one could easily find other routes where there's no competition, so why starting a war?

Quoting Christa (Reply 11):

CWL does get busier

I know, I've been to Cardiff on a short holiday two years ago and enjoyed Wales very much.

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 12):
Do you already have anything else planned out in the region?

Hehe, you know me very well. Indeed, there is another plan, or should I say "project":

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But this trip will most probably have to wait until next year.

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 13):
WOW seem riddled with delays 99% of the time

Really? I thought we were just a bit unlucky to have both flights delayed. Anyway, just noticed I made a small mistake:
STD: 10:15 ATD: 12:05
STA: 12:05 ATA: 13:15
Actual time of departure was of course 11:15, not 12:05, sorry for this.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):

The price is really ok for the breakfast, some other carriers should learn a lesson on WOW!

Indeed we were quite happy with the offers, just like most of the other passengers, nearly everybody bought something - which is again unlike on the big low-cost airlines' flights.

Best regards, Alex.


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13248 times:

Hi Alex,

thanks for writing this report about our trip to Cornwall which I also enjoyed very much. I agree with you that staff at PLH, EXT and BRS was outstanding and very helpful which might be one of the reasons that everybody stayed so calm despite the heavy delay.

Christoph


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13202 times:

Great trip report there, its interesting seeing photos of my home airport (Plymouth) on A.net! The train you rode from Newquay to Par was a class 150, in the summer these thigs are jam packed - I can assure you Wink Glad you enjoyed Air Southwest despite being delayed both times, Plymouth is notorious for being closed due to bad weather conditions and this often affects their services. They also have had their fair share of aircraft tech problems.

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 13):
WOW seem riddled with delays 99% of the time, commonly referred to as WOWIMDELAYED or WOWIMLATE

Yeap I can agree with that, my delays this year on them have ranged from the insignificant to 14 hours, I'd say that 60% of my flights with them have been on time, and I've flown them 26 times this year.

Great report bigthumbsup 

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13109 times:

Thanks Dan for your reply!

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 17):
The train you rode from Newquay to Par was a class 150, in the summer these thigs are jam packed - I can assure you

Well we were taking that train on 10th July - when does the summer in Cornwall start Big grin Joking apart, of course this was also because it was monday morning - on saturday (or was it sunday?) we saw one of these trains arriving at Newquay station, and indeed the train was overfull.

Regards, Alex.


User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 13047 times:

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 15):
I know, I've been to Cardiff on a short holiday two years ago and enjoyed Wales very much.

Glad to see you had a nice visit to Wales!

You'll have to come and visit again sometime...  Smile

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 12984 times:

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 15):
Hehe, you know me very well. Indeed, there is another plan, or should I say "project":

Ah, I see: another trip to the beaches. Don`t get your feet wet when you're at the "airport".  Wink



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