A321fly
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First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:15 am

I think the title says it all, why is there a flight FCA35 from Bangor to Manchester on a 757 apparently routing from Sanford. Isnt First Choice supposed to operate B767.

The thing i thought that maybe it was the world tour returning which is a B757.???
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:47 am

Bangor is the usual choice to drop off the drunk Brits. Apparently a wing in the local jail is called the Brit wing. Can't help with aircraft types.

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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:57 am

in other words a fuel stop.
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:01 am

Is there not some tech problem with one of their 767's ?
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:38 am

Yes, G-OOBK which is FCA's new addition to the 767 fleet (ex Vietnam Airlines) was due to enter commercial service this week but went tech a few days ago. So I'm guessing that being 1 767 down has meant they may have had to put a 757 on some of the long haul routes that it was scheduled to operate. Then again I could be wrong!

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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:40 am

I was thinking the same as Demoose to be honest. FCA don't really use the 757's on trans atlantic. Probably just a re-fueling stop to make it back home.
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:12 am

It is a re-fueling stop on the way back, because on the way back the 757s can rarely make it,

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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:25 pm

I can't speak for First Choice now, but I used to work at SFB back in 2000-2001 and Air 2000 commonly used their 757 on such routes this time of year on certain days....loads were lighter so no need to have the capacity. This is low season right now....better to utilize the higher capacity on a busier winter route.

I will never forget how miserable everyone looked once I finished boarding a full 757 headed back to the UK....people worry about doing transatlantic hops on a CO 757, imagine doing a longer trip....and a fuel stop....with 225 people on board.....ouch!
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:40 pm

Thanks for that, i just thought it strange thats all.

I bet they still had a 28" seat pitch as well on that flight.
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:29 pm

Oh yes, it will have been the same saet pitch, no doubt.

AMM were not the only ones who used to stop at Bangor. In the early days of ETOPs charters in the 80s, Air Europe and Monarch also used 757s to Florida, via Bangor.
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:35 pm

I believe G-OOBK was due to operate the Thursday MAN-SFB-MAN flight returning to MAN on the Friday before it went tech at Gatport Airwick.
The 757 will be covering for it.
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:39 pm

Britannia operated a 757 (G-BYAX) from Gatwick to Punta Cana and back again non-stop last weekend. Thought that was quite an impressive distance for a loaded 757 meself  Big thumbs up

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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:40 pm

Quoting A321fly (reply 0):
Bangor to Manchester


I live in Bangor. Only takes about 2 hours to Manchester.  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:41 pm

Its nearly as wet and cold in your Bangor as well isnt it?
 
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:44 pm

Quoting Orion737 (reply 13):
Its nearly as wet and cold in your Bangor as well isnt it?


Yep. And very over-cast and dull. Great whether as usual.  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: First Choice 757 At Bangor?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:48 pm

Quoting Pe@rson:
I live in Bangor. Only takes about 2 hours to Manchester.


 Big thumbs up Nearly had me fooled there to a point of replying something along the lines of 'which planet are you on??' but then my brain kicked into gear  Big grin

Nice one! Big grin

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