Airline - JMC
Aircraft - A330-243 - G-OJMC -
Service - JMC+
Date: November 2002
Dep: Manchester - MAN
Arrival: Sanford - SFB
The Fine details have skipped my mind, this is a brief overview
Photo © Garry Lewis - AirTeamImages
Seen Looking Very Nice Hear
It was early in the morning and the first thing you really want to see in the early morning is a bright green checkin area, already seen enough of it at EMA never mind Manchester. After a swift check in at manchester at the JMC+ desk i was through passport control before you could say John Mason Cook.
Departure Through To Landing
I thought to myself, why should i pay extreme prices for drinks on board i will stock up from Boots of all places. Meanwhile forgetting the drinks are free on board. I was hoping that the flight would be on time, met up with a few friends and had a wonder to the departure gate, also picking up a new pair of sunglasses for the bright green and settling in for the flight.
At the time i wondered why i had chosen JMC for this trip of 32 days but i remember thinking the only options were Britannia or JMC and i wanted to try to + product.
The plane was pulled onto the stand and JMC+ passengers were asked to board. I had my sunglasses at the ready because i wasnt too sure what to expect from the inside of this aircraft, were the seats going to be bright green, was the entertainment system going to be as broken as something thats broken. No. The seats were sort of cream leather, the same as they are with Thomas Cook now, when i travelled in January 2005.
I settled into my seat 2AB with my other half and took a look at the cabin. There was a blanket, ammenity kit and various things on the seats including water, all of this still received with thomas cook now all be it not green.
On the screen was the message "Welcome Aboard" with the logo "JMC" and a little music playing. Headphones were included in the price. (Something which Thomas Cook have spoilt the entertainment system)
I had a wonder to the back of the cabin because i knew my friend would be there, a few minutes was spent there whilst the cabin crew prepared for departure.
The cabin just like this all apart from the colour
Photo © Brett Charlton
Free drinks were offered, meal choices taken and safety video shown and we were on our way.
9 or so hours over the atlantic recieving two fantastic meals, free drinks and the best cabin service to date, before touching down in Sanford ahead of schedule for some villa hunting.
The return trip was very much the same as the outbound. Same aircraft and no delays. Although my TV screen did not work initially a quick reset of the system solved this problem.
I hope this was a little insight into JMC all that time ago, i do have more mainly shorthaul but thats another story