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Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:28 pm

Here's a question. What old school charter airlines did you fly on/fly from? What aircraft did you fly on? What year if you can remember?
Here's my list:
1. Capitol Airways, DC8-63, FRF-ADW-OAK, 1977
2. World Airways, DC10-30, LGW-BOS-OAK, 1978
3. Ports Of Call, 707-300B SUU-NGU-BZZ, 1978
3. ONA, DC8-73 from MAN-BWI-MAN, 1981
4. TransAmerica DC8-73 MAN-PHL, DC10 from PHL-LGW 1982
5. British Airtours, 747-200, LGW-JFK, L1011 from JFK-LGW, 1982
6. Arrow Air DC8-62, NQY-WRI, DOV-MAN 1982
7. Air National, 747-200 LGW-JFK, 1983
8. Global International, 707-300B/C?, PHL-TER-MHZ 1983
9. BCal Charter,DC10 LGW-TFN-LGW 1984
10. CalAir DC10, MAN-SPC-MAN, 1985
11. Highland Express, 747-100, STN-IAD-STN, 1986
12. Tower Air, 747-100/200 STL-LAX-OKO-DNA-GUM, 1990
13. World Airways, DC10-30, GUM-HNL-LAX, 1992
14. Rich International, DC8-62 WRI-EDF-DNA-UAM, 1992
15. ATA, L1011, GUM-HIK, 1994
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:03 pm

1983-1987
Britannia Airways B732 NCL-AGP-NCL (at least twice)
Orion Airways B732 NCL-AGP-NCL
Britannia Airways B732 NCL-CFU-NCL

1988
Dan Air B732 MME-AGP-MME

1990
Air UK Leisure B734 NCL-AGP-NCL

1995
Leisure International B763 MAN-MCO-MAN

1997
Nordic European L1011 NCL-PMI-PMI


There were other charters I took between some of these years, but I wouldn't say they'd qualify as old school, so I've just listed ones where the airline no longer exists.
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:14 pm

Not all that "old school" but I do have a few:

North American MD-83 JFK-PUJ-JFK 1993
North American 737-800 JFK-PTP-JFK 1998
North American 757-200 JFK-PUJ-JFK 2001
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:01 pm

Scanair DC8-63, Gardermoen GEN (now OSL) -Rhodes-GEN, Easter 1982.

Scanair A300B4, TFS-GEN (GEN-CPH on faulty A300B4 - continued to TFS on SAS B747-100(!) Awesome!), celebrated New Year's Eve 1984-85.

Sterling Airways (the old charter airline 1960-1993,1994-1998?), B727-200, GEN-Corfu-GEN, August 1994.

Braathens SAFE B737-200, GEN-Lanzarote-GEN, 1980.

Braathens SAFE B767-200, GEN-LPA-GEN, Easter 1984.

My sister flew Sterling Airways SUD/Aviation Caravelle, GEN-PMI-GEN in the late 1980s and hated it. She thought the plane would fall down because of the noise and constant rattling. I was so jealous...
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:07 pm

Air Ops Europe L1011 MAN-TFS-MAN
Sunways MD83 BHX-DLM-BHX
Airworld A320 MAN-REU-MAN
British Midland B737-300 NCL-PMI-NCL
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:14 pm

Britiannia on a few occasions, Also a few that I didnt even know the name of they came and went so quickly.
I was once on a charter that was a Luxor aircraft with LTU titles an Italian crew & was going to Greece confused  scratchchin 

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
British Midland B737-300 NCL-PMI-NCL

British Midland or BMI as thier known now are not a charter. Smile
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:17 pm

Tower Air JFK-ORY-JFK, on a 741. First and only time on that airline  yuck 

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Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:20 pm

Quoting Keego (Reply 5):
British Midland or BMI as thier known now are not a charter. Smile

Nah, but it was a charter flight  Wink
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:50 pm

Oasis MD80/90? MAN-ACE-MAN
Flying Colours MAN-PMI-MAN (X3) MAN-ALC-MAN
Air UK Leisure MAN- MLE -MAN (I think  
JMC Air MAN-DLM-MAN (X3) MAN-ALC-MAN (X2) MAN-PMI-MAN (X3)
Airworld MAN-ATH-MAN
Airtours MAN-PMI-MAN (x3) MAN-AGP
Air 2000 MAN-DLM-MAN (not sure on how many times) MAN- MLE -MAN (again not sure)
Britannia (Loads of times)

[Edited 2006-10-16 14:51:36]
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:14 pm

1981, 1987-91: once a year DUS-AGP-DUS on LTU L1011-1

BTW when does "old school" end in chronological terms?
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:44 pm

British Midland DC9 EMA-PMI-EMA
Britannia 737-2 EMA-LPA
Britannia 737/3 BHX-LPA via FAO fuel stop
Britannia 757/2 BHX-TFN
Nordic European L1011 IBZ-CWL
Inter European 757/2 CWL-BRS-CFU
Inter European 737/3 CFU-BRS
Dan Air 727/2 MAN-IBZ
British Airways 1-11 BHX-BCN-BHX
Air Wales ATR 42/300 CWL-NCL-CWL
Air 2000 757/2 BHX-IZM-BHX
KLM F50 CWL-AMS
KLM MD11 AMS-MEM
Northwest DC9 MEM-MCO
Northwest DC10 Detroit-AMS
Go 737/3 EDI-BRS
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:48 pm

I don't know if anyone remembers Express One back in the early 90's.. flew them BOS-ACY in a DC-9.. only time I got to fly j/s
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:36 pm

Canada 3000, when they were chartered.....YYZ-MAN-YYZ, in 1993
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:42 pm

Vacationair YEG-YYZ Boeing 737-200.
Canada 3000 YEG-YYZ Boeing 757-200.
Royal YEG-YYZ Boeing 727-200
Holidair YEG-MAN DC-8-53 (still my fav)
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:50 pm

Express 1 DC9-30 ATL-MCO (subservice for Valujet)
Av Atlantic 727-200 MCO-SJU-MCO seasonal charter
Miami Air 727-200 MIA-CUN-MEX (connecting service for Aerolineas Argentinas)
Rich International L1011 MCO-MBJ (sub for Air Jamaica)
ATA L1011 MCO-BOS scheduled flight
Brittania 767-200 MCO-MBJ-MCO (worked for handling company)
 
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:51 pm

NOVAIR (ex BCAL charters that didn't end up in Caledonian/Ex CalAir). DC-10-30. LGW-ATH. 1989
Air Europe Brindisi-LGW. 1989

I've ended up in School-Semi-Charters a.k.a. extra flights with CX HKG (Kai Tak)-LGW throughout the 90s... from 742s to 743s to 744s. Packed with kids! Even though I was a student then, I hated those flights!

Air America (operating for Garuda Scheduled) L1011 CGK-DPS 1990?
World Airways (Operating for Garuda Scheduled) DC-10 CGK-DPS 1990?

My memory is rusting!

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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:07 am

Air Europe 737-200 LGW/AGP/LGW 1982 (only because LAKER had gone broke)
Air Europe 757 LGW/MUC 1985
Air Europe 737-200 MUC/LGW 1985
Dan-Air 737-300 LGW/ATH/LGW 1985
British Airtours L1011 LGW/IBZ/LGW 1985
Dan Air Bac111 LGW/PMI 1986
Monarch 757 PMI/LGW 1986
British Island Airways MD80 LGW/TFS 1989
Dan-Air A300 TFS/LGW 1990
Britannia 737-200 LGW/SZG/LGW 1991
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:32 am

Calidonian Airways July 1996 UVF-LGW (This a/c broke down at UVF the week after. Was grounded for 7 days, what was I thinking!)

Trans Meridian August 1997 BGI-UVF (caught a ride to work LOL)
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:43 am

mainly as a kid

various flights to the regular holiday haunts. Malaga / Alicante / Palma / Ibiza / Mahon / Faro
Britannia (757, 767)
Air 2000 (757)
Dan Air (can't remember too young)
Monarch (757)
Orion (737)
Did an Air Scandic L1011 on one trip also.

couple of notables
went to Austria with school on skiing trips a few times. first time was on a Monarch 737, second time was on a BMI 737.
both Manchester - Salzburg.

Airtours A320
Manchester - Monastir in 1999

Went to Palma in 2000 on Airtours as a last minute deal on a 737 I believe out of EMI.
coming back we were delayed 14 hours as they consolidated 2 planes onto a DC10 and flew Palma - Stanstead - East Mids.......

I remember on one occasion we were delayed a long, long time in Alicante as we were due to fly home on the same day as the British Airtours disaster happened.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:13 am

Caledonian Boeing 707-320 LGW-JFK/JFK-LGW Aug '71
Still remember bouncing through that thunderstorm over the Atlantic o/b
will always be my favourite livery.

Court Line Aviation - L-1011-1 LTN-PMI-LTN Sep '73 out on the orange one (G-BAAA) and back on the pink one (G-BAAB)

British Airtours 707-436 LGW-TFN-LGW Sep '77

Dan Air Boeing 727-46 LGW-TFN-LGW Sep '78 out on G-BAFZ back on G-BAJW - loved the interior, those multi coloured dotty seats that faced backwards

Orion Airways 737-200 LGW-TFS-LGW Dec '84 G-BGTW
Brown and cream, but actually worked well in a late 70s/80s way

Air Europe 737-200 LGW-TFS Dec '86 G-BJFH
757-200 TFS-LGW

Britannia 737-200/737-300/757-200/767-200/767-300
as crew 1986-1997

A minute's silence please for our dear departed lady in the wheelchair.

Sabre 727-200 as crew 1998-2000 - wouldn't swap my three years
on those for the world. Only time I've been chased by pax across the tarmac and mobbed getting out of the crew transport.
 
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:17 am

I flew Canada 300 MAN-YYZ-MAN back in the 90's.

This thread doesn't belong in Civ-Av...Mods, can you move it to Polls & Prefs?
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:21 am

Sun Country 727-200 DTW-CUN-DTW
Sun Country DC-10-10 DTW-CUN-DTW
ATA L-1011 DTW-CUN-DTW
ATA 727-200 DTW-CUN-DTW
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:25 am

Air Atlanta Icelandic - DC10(10?) - LGW-MAH-LGW
British Caledonian - L1011 - LGW-MAH-LGW
Airworld - A320 - BRS-MAH-BRS
Iran Air - B741 - CGN-CGN

The other few charters I've been on are too common to warrant posting, I tend to avoid them like the plague these days. Screaming kids and flying does not make for a pleasant experience.

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:05 am

Airtours International (AIH) : CWL-FAO-CWL : A320 G-DJAR
Britannia Airways (BY) : CWL-PMI-CWL : B762 G-BRIG G-BYAA
Airworld (AWD) : CWL-PMI-CWL (x2) : A320 can't remember reg's
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:16 am

Sun Country a few times IAH-LAS on their 727's.
Modern Air - ORD-SFO-HNL back in 1973-4ish on a CV990.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:55 am


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I've flown many different airlines in my time...but one of the most memorable was a DC-8-63. (YYC - KEF - CPH)

A couple of international soccer tournaments (in Scandinavia) my sister competed in, afforded the family a chance to take a "European Vacation"...

The charter airline, Worldways Canada, used ex CP Air DC-8's. These were comfortable, yet well-worn aircraft. Only the exteriors were repainted... it was pure vintage CP on the inside, and most surfaces certainly showed their age.

We departed from Calgary around 8PM and headed in a NE direction, taking us over the Northwest Territories, towards Iceland, and eventually towards Denmark. We were originally supposed to go non-stop to Copenhagen, but needed to refuel in Rejkavic, Iceland. The flight across that area of Iceland was pretty desolate and no trees to be seen...
It seemed like we were on the ground for hours... no power assisted fueling!We had been left on a remote stand next to the USAF base, so we were not allowed to deplane. After an hour, an airstair was brought to the aircraft, and we were allowed about 2 or 3 minutes to get some fresh air... I will always remember the COLD Icelandic air that I breathed in...

The air was musty all the way, and the food..rather water-logged. The creature comforts (definitely no IFE) weren't as plentiful as they would be today. However, the flight attendants were very experienced, and they certainly worked the plane continuously, making the flight seem a LOT shorter than it actually was.

Had Worldways continued on, it would have been interesting to see where they would have gone....
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:59 am

Airtours
Atlantis (Portuguese)
Sabre
Caledonian

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 22):
British Caledonian - L1011 - LGW-MAH-LGW

Just Caledonian by then. Those 1011's were BA machines I think, after BA bought BCal, then later formed Caledonian.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:03 am

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 26):

Just Caledonian by then. Those 1011's were BA machines I think, after BA bought BCal, then later formed Caledonian.

The drinks mat that I have religiously save since the flight says British Caledonian on it, but I was far to young to remember what was painted on the plane. I was more interested in looking at the magnificent rear engine, just beautiful!

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:07 am

April 1971.
American Flyers Airline
DTW-AGP (non-stop) on one of their stretch 8's.

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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:09 am

The most memorable ones I can remember are:

MAN-HEW Excalibur Airlines A320
HEW-MAN Dan Air London B734

Both in September 1992.
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:10 am

No reason not to use old BCal bits and pieces I suppose. I don't know what happened to BCal's DC10's though, did BA fly them?

Does Air 2000 count as old school ? I know they're First Choice now.
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:24 am

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 30):
No reason not to use old BCal bits and pieces I suppose. I don't know what happened to BCal's DC10's though, did BA fly them?

Yes, BA did operate 8 the original 10, the other 2 went to CO.The ones I remember, G-DICO, BHDH, BHDI, BEBM, NIUK, MULL, BHDJ, BEBL. That should be the list. British Caledonian Charter (later known as CalAir)operated 3 DC10-10's from the defunct Laker Airways in the mid 80's. They went on to fly for Novair. They were G-BJZE, GFAL and BJZD.
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:45 am

So back to the old ones>Just some form my memory.


Channel Airways DC3 Portsmouth-Jersey 1962
British Eagle Brittannia LHR-BFS 1964
Court Line Bac1-11 LTN-Tunisia
Court Line Bac1-11 Tangier-LTN 1973
Spantax DC7 MAH-PMI 1975
Brittania B737 BHX-PMI 1975 and in finitum
Channel Airways Viscount BHX=Perpingan 1967
Aldair Viscount BHX-CPH unknown year
Channel Air ferries (?) Bristol freighter COV-JER ?year
Orion BHX-Almeria 1986 or?

My memory is failing
 
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:52 am

Britannia Airways - multiple times
Caledonian - A320 LGW-TLS
Peach Air - 737 TLS-LGW
Peach Air - L1011 - RHO-LGW
Dan Air - too young to remember
British Island Airways - MD83 LGW-ALC-LGW
British Airtours - L1011 LGW-ALC-LGW
European Air Charter - 737 PUY-LGW


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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:30 am

My airline charter experience is sadly limited to this:

Ryan International DC-10-10 N571RY flying PHL-MCO-PHL in April 2003 for my HS senior class trip...
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:11 am

Ryan International Airlines (May 2006)
TOL-EIL
757-200

World Airways (June 2006)
EIL-ANC-NUW-TOL
MD-11
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:30 am

My only charter flight at all:

Balair McDonnell Douglas MD80 back in 1989 or something like that.
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RE: Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On.

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:25 pm

Britannia Airways for years (now thomsonfly) flown at least twenty return hops with them!

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