AdamHarvard
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Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 5:24 am

Which routes did BA serve out of Prestwick? I have seen shots at A.net of amongst other types, VC-10's, HS748's and especially 747's, when and where did these operate? Now BA serves only Glasgow Intl., did the airline ever operate out of both airports at the same time?
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antonovman
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RE: Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 5:35 am

they used to do a lot of crew training in PIK
maybe thats the shots you've seen
 
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RE: Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 6:27 am

I thought Prestwick was also used for tech stops on long flights that 707s for example couldnt reach striaght from london... maybe that was something else tho.
 
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RE: Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 6:34 am


Pretty sure most of the PIK routes originated at MAN. Destinations (I think): JFK, Chicago-Montreal and Toronto.

Pre-1990, the long-haul flights could only have used PIK, so they never operated long-haul types from both airports at the same time. Different matter on diversions en-route LHR though as both could have been used.

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RE: Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 6:40 am


Forgot to say that I think the mid to late 1970s may have been the heyday of BA transatlantic operations at PIK as I believe that by March 1980, all services had ceased.

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RE: Old BA Operations Out Of Prestwick

Thu May 02, 2002 7:12 am

I flew on a VC10 (G-ASGL) JFK-PIK in December 1978.

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