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Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:47 pm

Provisional Winter 2003/2004 Schedule and aircraft allocation has been released, a few points:

Male confirmed ex-MAN and LGW (shared flight, 763) every Monday afternoon
Recife (Brazil) starting weekly from LGW (763) on Wednesdays from December
Montego Bay is back (ex-LGW, 763) with some MAN flights in Nov / Dec
Punta Cana is back (LGW Wed 763 / MAN Sun 762) weekly throughout
Tenerife North (TFN) back again from LGW and MAN but also ex-BHX (all 752)

And some interesting new Cruise Charters over the Winter to:

Cape Town (763 via LPA)
New Orleans (762 via BGR and 763 direct)
New York JFK (once in November with a 763 from EXT!)
Rio de Janeiro (763/762 via LPA)
Santiago (762s and 763s via BGI)

Oh, and LBA fans will be pleased to know they will see a few 767-200s again come April in the wind-up to Summer 04, suggesting a based 762 might return next Summer at least for a few weeks.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:56 pm

About the LPA-CPT (where will the flight originate?), will there also be passengers destined just for LPA on the flight?

I seem to remember that a stop at LPA, enroute to SA, was discussed once on this board, and it was mentioned that LPA is waaay off the Great Circle route between the UK & SA.
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:01 pm

Yes that was discussed before with regard to the AV8air services from MAN & NCL to SA.

I can only imagine the presence of an existing handling contract at LPA makes it financially the best option, though the fuel isn't exactly cheap so I'm still a bit miffed I must say.

The flights are special cruise charters for the P&O / Royal Caribbean contract so I imagine passengers will be on board all the way from LGW to CPT. It is not inconceivable that there may be some destined for LPA however as there are many cruises departing from there too.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:04 pm

How about the ski charters ? Have GVA and GNB been reconfirmed ? or will they start flying back into CMF ? (I wish !)
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:08 pm

No CMF flights I'm afraid, but the usual rush of GVA and LYS ski flights, plus Tououse and Turin.

Nothing at GNB this year. Can't speak for Britannia Nordic though, they may have some 737s going there.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:53 pm

Im sure that Ive read somewhere that Britannia ski charters from East Midlands include CMF, unless someone else is operating on behalf of britannia?!
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:01 pm

Could you list where all the a/c are being based at over the winter please?  Big grin
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:06 pm

Thomson (and Crystal, also a TUI company I think) offer a Saturday EMA-CMF flight in the ski season.

Can only assume it's operated by another carrier as we certainly aren't doing it this year.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:10 pm

"Could you list where all the a/c are being based at over the winter please?"

Will work this out when I get chance and post here. NCL looks to have a 752 operating to:

ACE, AGP, ALC, LPA, PMI, SZG (Dec-Mar), and TFS.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:54 pm

Rick,
any indication on the number of flights to GVA on Saturdays and Sundays?
Also do you know if Thomson or Crystal will have other airlines fly to GVA than Britannia?

Thanks,
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:01 pm

Tim, probable airlines to fly to GVA this winter will include Monarch,Air 2000, Thomas Cook, FlyBe, European etc etc.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:12 pm


After having frozen my ass out there during all last winter I know what airlines fly here, I'm looking for a bit more details than that (new charter airlines). I have found out that Excel will be serving GVA from LGW and MAN this winter.

Graham, Thanks for reply though.

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:14 pm

GVA flights are (ordered by local arrival time):

Saturday

09:55 BY657A from BHX (752)
10:25 BY573A from MAN (752)
10:45 BY784A from BRS (752)
10:55 BY662A from LGW (752, 763 for Xmas weeks 13/12 and 20/12)
10:55 BY678A from LGW (763)
11:00 BY659A from LGW (762)
11:40 BY685A from MAN (752)
15:55 BY706A from LGW (752)
17:40 BY676A from GLA (752)

Sunday

09:35 BY679A from LGW (752)
12:25 BY763A from LGW (752)

All depart back to the UK 1 hour after arriving. Sorry I don't have details of other operators.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:16 pm

EMA to CMF is operated by Titan Airways on behalf of Crystal Holidays (note the sticker) :

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:21 pm

Will,
I couldn't resist putting a picture of Britannia in also:


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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:27 pm

According to flightchoice.co.uk/newcastle these are the times for flights to GVA from NCL:
SAT 1350-1915 7&14 BE9193 20/12/03-03/04/04
Operating for Thomson Ski, Crystal Holidays and Inghams
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:57 pm

Damnit, nothing special for BRS, what a surprise! Big grin.

Do you have any news on the Gambia flight?
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:09 am

Liverpool Airport's website says that they have a flight operating to the caribbean this winter on behalf of P&O Cruises also. Do you know if this is going to be operated by BY aswell? Whoever operates it, it will be LPL's first long haul flight to the Carribean.

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:13 am

"Damnit, nothing special for BRS, what a surprise!"

If you're not busy on Monday 19th January 2004, there is a 767-200 doing a cruise charter to Barbados at 09:55 (BY799A).

Comes back through on Tuesday 3rd February 2004 as BY799B routing BGI-BRS (direct) then ferrying to LGW. If you want to get up at 04:25 on a winter morning  Big grin
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:23 am

No cruise flights from NCL, Rick?
Related note, Im sure I read ages ago about an EAF charter from NCL to Puerto Rico using a 747. Anyone know if this is still planned? EDIT: Just found that the above flights will operate NCL-LGW-San Juan probably using EAF a/c I think. END EDIT
I take it the BRS-BGI flight will stop at SNN?

[Edited 2003-09-04 17:51:56]
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:28 am

"Liverpool Airport's website says that they have a flight operating to the caribbean this winter on behalf of P&O Cruises also. Do you know if this is going to be operated by BY aswell? Whoever operates it, it will be LPL's first long haul flight to the Carribean."

Sorry it's not us, all we have is a 'W' pattern from ALC this Winter @ LPL (757 on tuesdays). European do a bunch of P&O charters too so you may get a jumbo!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:57 am

Rick767, If you are passing through POP on the winter schedule could you bring over some English Chocolate for the reps. The local stuff is crap.

[Edited 2003-09-04 18:58:20]
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:45 am

ACE,

I would of course oblige but sadly am moving on to pastures new later this month so won't see another POP trip  Sad
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:15 am

Your switching jobs Rick? Not becoming a Trolly Dolly are you?  Laugh out loud
Good luck anyway.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:58 am

Rick,
Thanks for mentioning about LBA getting 762's again towards the spring, look forward to seeing them back again.

So what are the 'pastures new'?
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:03 am

I think I interpreted that wrong. I think its fair to say that Rick aint gonna be based at LGW or MAN anytime soon.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:04 am

No way, you won't catch me working for a living  Laugh out loud

Moving onto shorthaul scheduled, 4 years of charter and it's been one Summer season too many I guess.

Will miss those POP trips though I must admit.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:07 am

OMG....Not moving to the evilness that is BA are you?  Wow!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:16 am

Shock horror, maybe even EZY. Be nice to see one of thier planes at POP instead of the usual MYT 763 / A330, BY 763 and EUK 742 / which is a really strange sight coming into land, let me tell you.
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:19 am

OMG 5 minutes and I've got you all guessing!! This is great.

Might leave you stewing on it while I pop out for a drink!!! I'm so evil!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:23 am

I've definitly got it! He's starting his own airline!  Laugh out loud
Unless...its Ryanair  Laugh out loud
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:23 am

Let's utilise a Smiths song title: How soon is "Now"?

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:26 am

NOW AIRLINES, I'd rather go for an established LCC like Ryanair or Easyjet if I was looking for a new job, Airlines have a tendancy to fail during start up or shortly after, sorry Rick if this is true.
 
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:28 am

 Wow!
Rick, your gonna miss out on flying this:

 Laugh out loud
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:23 am

EXT-JFK, eh?  Big grin What date in Nov.?

Cheers. Big grin
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:46 am

Hi Rick,

Have BY permanently abandoned Australia?

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:23 am

Bd1959,

Yes the Australia programme was permanently abandoned a few years ago as it was unprofitable.

Pe@rson,

EXT-JFK is Sunday 23rd November 10:30 local departure. Watch out also for the 763 coming back in on Thu 27th November then ferrying back up to MAN at 09:20.

There is also an EXT-BFS-BGI 762 in December and an EXT-BGI 762 in March 04.
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:30 am

Hi Rick,

Thanks for your help! Big grin

Is just the 752 based at STN? Does the 762/3 operate any flight into or out of STN?

Cheers.  Big grin
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:34 am

"Is just the 752 based at STN? Does the 762/3 operate any flight into or out of STN?"

No, the 767-200 and 767-300 will appear @ STN this year on some of the regular charters around the busy Xmas period and also some Santa flights and Cruise Charters (BGI).
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:38 am

Ahhh, OK, thanks. So what aircraft are based at STN during the summer?
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:46 am

Thanks Rick - I guess they couldn't make money out of flying them full all this way (everyone I spoke to who'd flown out BY had been crammed in!)

Noticed there's a new entrant to the UK-SYD charter market this (southern) Summer. Sure I read they were flying 747s.

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:39 pm

"Noticed there's a new entrant to the UK-SYD charter market this (southern) Summer. Sure I read they were flying 747s"

That's European flying ex-BA 747-200s from LGW I think.

"So what aircraft are based at STN during the summer?"

Basically a based 757 for the usual routes, replaced with a couple of 763 flights around the Xmas period, then back to the 757. The rest just ferry in to fly Santa charters in December to Enontekio, Ivalo, Kittila, etc..
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:04 pm

So where you off to then Rick? I'm guessing it's a 737 operator as I know you've been learning the 737 systems for a while - going low-cost?

Or maybe going to skive off at LGW on the 737 with all the other Nigels?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Whatever it is, I wish you the best of luck and many more hours in the logbook.

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:15 am

Are there any informations about flights to SZG available?
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:27 am

wow that pic of the BY747 is fab!!! i wish BY would get some bigger aircraft
:-(
i would of loved to c the classic britannia scheme on a 747!!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:54 pm

"So where you off to then Rick? I'm guessing it's a 737 operator as I know you've been learning the 737 systems for a while - going low-cost?

Or maybe going to skive off at LGW on the 737 with all the other Nigels?"


No first time lucky there I think, I'm going to EZY on the 737 based @ LGW.

"Whatever it is, I wish you the best of luck and many more hours in the logbook."

Thanks very much, I'm sure there will be no shortage of hours to stack up!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:36 pm

Was it the though of the orange uniform that swayed your decision,Rick?  Big thumbs up
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:05 pm

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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:32 am

All the best at easyJet, Rick. Trust you will continue to be a regular visitor here.

Looks like it will be some time before you get the challenge of flying into LBA again!
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RE: Britannia Winter 2003/04 Schedule

Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:49 pm

Thanks for all your best wishes, will be in touch soon but BY are working me to death during my final two weeks here  Big grin
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