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Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:35 am


Gatwick to Accra on Ghana International Airlines on the 18th of December 2005
A/C type: Boeing 757-200LR Reg: N930RD On lease from Ryan International Airlines


3 Month before I was suppose to fly I was browsing on the internet for flights to Accra, Ghana. The cheapest option was with GIA for £512 while the alternatives were
BA £1120 Economy
AZ £1540 economy
KL £1870 economy
LH £1901 economy while their business class was £1800.

I obviously went for Ghana International Airlines because it was
1- Cheap
2- Airline I never flown with
3- Offer flights on the dates I required
4- Advantage of 40 kilos compared to the other 23kilos (Now KLM introduced the pieces system to/from Accra)

I also booked a night at the Felbridge Hotel at Gatwick Airport as I had to be at the airport quite early.

My journey started in Derby where I dropped my friend at East midlands Airport to catch coach to Heathrow for a flight to Beirut with CY via Larnaca.
When I got home my cousin came to visit me and insisted I should go with them on a day trip to the peak district. I decided to join.
After the daytrip which took us to Matlock and other cities I got home at 6pm.
I then logged on GIA website and a notice saying due to the holiday season (loads of baggage) each passenger are allowed only 2 pieces to check in. Any pieces more than the 2 will be sent as accompanied baggage.
Sadly I had 6 pieces but within my 40 kilos (Mainly all small boxes). I grabbed a big box from the attic and placed them all in there till I had 1 big box, 1 suitcase and 1 large tube. Bloody Christmas shopping!!
I headed off to Gatwick Airport at 11pm. Got to the hotel at 2:30am. Checked in and headed straight to the room for some sleep.
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I had the BBC teletext on to check the status of the flight in case there is any delay. I woke up at 5:55 to catch the 6:15am bus to the airport. We arrived to Gatwick Airport at 6:55am after hotel hopping and I headed straight to zone J to stand in short queue (about 5 people in front of me).
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Ghana International Airlines check in desk are 36, 36A 36B 36C As the Aviance staff are logging onto their computers, a man (what seemed to be the station manager) approached me and asking me if I knew what the weigh limit was as I full trolley. I replied all within the limit. Check in opened and within minutes I was checking in. I asked for a window seat as front as possible (don’t know why I always request it, guess it’s a habit) I was given seat 5F.
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I mentioned that I had 3 pieces of baggage, she said we are only allowed 2 pieces of baggage so one have to go as unaccompanied baggage I said no problem.(its just a huge world map). She checked the weigh of my bags (41.3) and then said I will let the tube go with you as it’s small. I also had to weigh my hand luggage (4kilos). I had to take the box and the tube to another check in desk for abnormal load.
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As I was leaving the Ghana International airlines desk, I noticed Afriqyah 8U check in desk (next to GIA) where West African nationals where checking in for their flights to western Africa via Tripoli which was delayed for 4 hours.
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I passed thru security and went straight to the duty free where I found myself Christmas shopping again and ended up with about 8 duty free bags.
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Some spotting pictures from the terminal

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Virgin Atlantic mini base
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At 10:30 no gate number appeared on the screen so I went to the Aviance desk to ask what gate number. She mentioned there is no gate given yet but most likely to be gate 91. I walked my way to gate 91, possibly the closest gate to the terminal. We then started boarding at 10:55 (Flight ETA was actually 10:55). Our boarding pass were checked then immigration officers checking everyone passport for visas in the UK (probably for people over-staying in the UK)
We were bussed to stand 43W where we boarded the aircraft.
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Upon reaching the top of the stairs we were greeted by a smiling GIA staff and showed where my seat is located:1st row in the economy section and at the emergency exit. The seats were quite comfortable and q lot wider than my last 757 ride (Flyjet Gatwick-Palma-Accra-Las Palmas-Gatwick). GIA has reconfigured its leased 757 to have 16 business class seats (56" pitch) and 144 Economy Class (34" pitch).
The colour of the seats were oldies style but very comfortable

Map of our aircraft:
As I was seated near the door, it was freezing (roughly about 2C) while we were waiting for the rest of the passengers.
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Picture of US airways new scheme I also believe it’s a 767 not sure
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On of the cabin crew who was at the door went to the toilet to wear her coat. Cabin crew were helping passengers loading their bags in the overhead bins. Some bags were placed in the business class overhead bins due to lack of space in the Y class. Although baggage was restricted to eight kilos, people seemed to have stuffed their bags after the check in. Deck crew were from USA (Midwest accent I think) while cabin crew were a mixture of Ghanaian and 1 oriental (with US accent), possibly a Filipino or Chinese. However she was wearing Ryan International Airlines uniform. After boarding was complete, the doors were closed and we were approached by a cabin crew and asked: In case of an emergency, would you like to assist me with the procedures? We said yes. She then asked if we had any questions we replied No. she then went to the other side of the row (Seats A,B and C) and asked them the same question.
A good number of passengers were connecting from the USA with Continental airlines.

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Captain Jackson then welcomed us and mentioned that the flight time will be 6 hours and 5 minutes and we will hit some light turbulence in 2 areas, upon landing at Accra as there is a thunderstorm system and over the Sahara desert. After the safety demonstration, cabin crew passed around the cabin to check if we all buckled up for the flight.
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We then lined along TAP, HapagFly.com, British Airways and other aircraft. After 10min the captain announced that we were second in line. As we were lined 2 BA 737, 1 EasyJet landed while a CO 757 and BA 737 departed.

We left about 1 hour 5minutes late on runaway 26.
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Shadow of our plane

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Can anyone identify this airfield? This was few minutes after departure/

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I believe this island is the Isle of Wight

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Headphones were distributed and announcement that the 2 movies shown today are: Fantastic Four and Fever Pitch.
Bonjour La France
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1hour and a half into the flight warm towels were distributed followed by lunch; we had a choice of Chicken and Beef. I went for the Chicken. The meal consisted of
Starters: Salad
Main Meal: Chicken with vegetables and croquette potatoes
Dessert: Chocolate mousse cake.
Drinks were also served including Alcohol.
The meal was very tasty and it’s been a while since I enjoyed a tasty meal in a plane.
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After lunch I had an hour nap to catch on some sleep.
Staff made sure everyone had plenty of water, soft drinks and tea/coffee.
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We hit some light turbulence over the Sahara (Not sure were as no map), some passengers kept going to the toilet during turbulence even when the captain and cabin crew said to fasten their seat belt.
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90minutes prior to land at Accra we were distributed landing cards and a snack of Turkey and cheese ciabatta.

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What a sunset!!!
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20minutes prior to land, from a distance I could see some dark clouds with some thunder. (The one the captain mentioned in Gatwick), however we avoided the system.
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As we landed smoothly in Accra on runaway 21 some passengers started clapping. We passed thru the shadow of a rotten Ghana Airways DC10/DC9
We parked near a Lufthansa A340 getting ready for Frankfurt via Lagos. Upon arriving at our stand everyone just stood up while the seat belt sign was still on, the cabin crew requested for everyone to be seated as the aircraft is still in motion.
When the aircraft of the door opens, I recognise a face from a trip report. I could only guess it was Sean Mendis. An announcement was made for a Mr Soubhi Wolley (myself) to identify himself to the cabin crew, I simply waved to him. He introduced himself and while walking down the stairs I noticed the driver of the bus (a friend of mine) I greeted him and got on the bus with Sean, he asked me how was the service and any area of improvement. I also meet my brother waiting for me in the terminal we went to carousel 2 to wait for my bags. Sean later came and talked more about GIA service/operation. He had to go to see a passenger complaining that he wants a wheelchair. The wheelchair was offered to him at the bottom of the stairs (of the aircraft) and he said he didn’t need it. Some people complain just for the sake of complaining.
I head home (2 miles from the airport) to find a HUGE chocolate cake. Yummy… my niece wanted to have a look what is in my bags for her and attached a baggage tag on her http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/zzz.jpg




I would definitely fly Ghana International Airlines again in the future; their service is easy comparable with Major airlines (in Y class) like British Airways, KLM and Air France however their in-flight entertainment lacks PTVs. I believe if GIA continues to offer good quality service and improve their in flight entertainment service they can be one of the best airlines in Africa.

Any comments welcomed

Next trip reports
Accra-Gatwick: 2january 2006- GIA
Gatwick- Accra 5 January 2006- GIA
Accra Gatwick 10 january 2006- GIA
Birmingham- Zurich 20 january –LX
Zurich- Birmingham 22January –LX
Gatwick- Varadero 1 feb My travel
Havana- Guantanamo 4 feb Cubana
Guantanamo-havana-Coya Coco 5 feb Cubana/AeroCaribbean
Coya Coco –havana 7 feb AeroCaribbean
Varadero-Manchester- Gatwick 8 feb My travel
Again in march 2006 to Accra to watch the sun eclipse (possibly with GIA)


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Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
Door5Right
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:24 am

Very nice report Mr Soups. You certainly had ACRES of leg room there! It was nice to see LGW Christmas decorations in your pictures.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:26 am

Hi Soups,
real interesting report and good pix.
What about the loadfactor on your flight, according to the pix, it was nearly complete, or not?
Is the Ryan leased one the only active GIA plane?
And a interesting timetable as well, especially the carribean ones.
Tell us your further stories.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:55 am

Soups

thanks for sharing this experience. Nice airline you've flown on, good pictures too! And looking forward to your upcoming reports, especially those from the Cuba and from the Caribbean.

Eric
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:58 am

Very good trip report Soups. Nice to hear about Ghana International Airlines and the excellent service they are operating! They really do look great.

I'll be trying G0 sometime in 2006 and by what you've said and by the amount of future flights you have booked with them, well, I can safely say I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.

Nice photo's also. The paint scheme on N930RD looks great and the sunset seen from onboard is really something. Oh and how about those flight attendants? My, they look smart and professional.

Also out of interest, what were the loads like for the flight, G0100?


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semsem
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:19 am

Fascinating. Thanks. Looks like a great airline. The fares on the other airlines seem to be a rip - off.
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:16 pm

Really, a great trip report.

Many thanks for that!
 
soups
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:57 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
What about the loadfactor on your flight, according to the pix, it was nearly complete, or not?
Is the Ryan leased one the only active GIA plane?

The flight has just 2 empty seats (luckily one next to me)

Quoting Semsem (Reply 5):
The fares on the other airlines seem to be a rip - off.

its the christmas season!!1 usually u can get low season fares for £400+ tax on european airlines

Yeah the 757 is the only active plane with G0 at the moment they are planning to add 2 767 beginning of summer 2006 with DUS planned and possibly JNB, Cant confirm anything tho.

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 1):
It was nice to see LGW Christmas decorations in your pictures.

They had some good decoration i got busy shopping so just a couple of pictures of LGW
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:53 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 4):
Oh and how about those flight attendants? My, they look smart and professional.

They sure do look smart, it's been a while i haven't seen flight attendants of an african airline wearing make up... i flew on many african airlines including air afrique, Ghana Airways Bellview, Slok, Air Zimbabwe....
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:58 pm

Superb trip report soups Big grin

Looking forward to your future reports  Smile

Looking forward to seeing their 767's  Smile

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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:06 am

good report buddy!

great photos!

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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:43 am

Great pics especially the Fire fighting demo Aircraft on the tarmec.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:56 am

Great report and pics! Thanks for sharing!

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
Economy Class (34" pitch).

Wow, 34" is a lot for Y. Ghana International sounds like a very nice airline.

Do you know if the flight deck crew worked for Ghana or Ryan International?

I look forward to your next reports!
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:16 am

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 12):
Do you know if the flight deck crew worked for Ghana or Ryan International?

The flight deck is Ryan International and 1 of the cabin crew too (Oriental)
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:09 am

Nice report! Loking forward to your LX reports.
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:04 am

Soups, great report and photo's, N930RD sure still shows her ex USAirways heritage (former N618AU, also ex-Eastern). With the exception of the J class seats interior appears to be 100 pct ex US. The last time I saw this Boeing was during her short storage at MHV.


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Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:38 am

Hey Soups,

Thanks for another entertaining trip report and congratulations for posting the first report about a flight on Ghana International Airlines here on Airliners.net!

No wonder that you chose G0, the fare was fantastic compared to the fares of all the other airlines you checked. The onboard service and comfort must be great as well, the meals are looking very tasty and the 34" seat pitch is something you find rarely in the Economy Classes of other airlines nowadays.

I really hope to get an opportunity in the next year to fly on G0 as well, until then I will look forward to more reports from you!

Patrick
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Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:41 am

Hi Soups,

I mush say, a super report & photo's!!

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
LH £1901 economy while their business class was £1800

-Hello!?

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
The meal was very tasty

-Yes, it looked pretty good actually!

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
Next trip reports
Accra-Gatwick: 2january 2006- GIA
Gatwick- Accra 5 January 2006- GIA
Accra Gatwick 10 january 2006- GIA
Birmingham- Zurich 20 january –LX
Zurich- Birmingham 22January –LX
Gatwick- Varadero 1 feb My travel
Havana- Guantanamo 4 feb Cubana
Guantanamo-havana-Coya Coco 5 feb Cubana/AeroCaribbean
Coya Coco –havana 7 feb AeroCaribbean
Varadero-Manchester- Gatwick 8 feb My travel
Again in march 2006 to Accra to watch the sun eclipse (possibly with GIA)

-Nice to see you'll keep us busy reading next year Smile

Rgds & happy holidays.

Mark
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:36 pm

In regards to the uniforms if I am correct with the old Ghana Airways; the attendants wore long colourful aftrican style dresses?
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:54 pm

Quoting Semsem (Reply 18):
In regards to the uniforms if I am correct with the old Ghana Airways; the attendants wore long colourful aftrican style dresses?

Ghana Airways staff didn't have any african dresses, i remember they wore a yellow dress with Ghana Airways logo on it.
The Ghana International crew had the famous Ghanian ''kente'' cloth on their apron.
I believe they lack a bit of ''African'' in their airline, however i read another trip report on G0 and they had african meals on the ACC-LGW
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:44 am


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Picture taken just after i landed. Thanks sean
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:20 am

Wonderful report! Smile Lots and lots of pictures too which offered excellent viual relief, complimenting the writing perfectly. Nce to see some LGW terminal shots in there too Wink. Looks like you're going to the ZRH meet? I look forward to meeting you there,

Happy Flying,

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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:44 pm

Quoting A340600 (Reply 21):
Looks like you're going to the ZRH meet? I look forward to meeting you there,

Yeah sure i am... unless if the immigartion officer at the airport would't want me in swizerland  Smile
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:24 am

Great report with awsome pictures, sounded like a great flight and the chicken looked great as well!!!  Smile
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:40 pm

great report soups. You always never fail to amaze me with your West africa reports.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:18 am

Great report Soups... That Jasmine F/A is HOT.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:11 pm

Excelent report Soups!!! I think you make the best trip reports around here. Great and interesting reading PLUS excelent pics. I loved the sunset.
GIA looks like a great airline. From Africa I would like to visit Accra, so maybe I can try sometimes their product.
Thanks very much for the report and take care.
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:25 pm

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 26):
From Africa I would like to visit Accra

Nice places to visit i will include some picture of sandy beaches on my other ghana trip reports
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:11 am

Fantastic trip report. I'd love to visit Ghana sometime. Ever since we did a big project on it in Geography class when I was about 13, it's been a goal of mine to get there. GIA looks like a really nice way of getting there too.
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:54 am

Thanks for this, I scour the TR forum for interesting reports with the smaller airlines and more exotic destinations, you did not dissapoint me, well done!
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:46 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 25):
That Jasmine F/A is HOT.

I totally agree with you, Hope she is on tonight flight
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:01 pm

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
Picture of US airways new scheme I also believe it’s a 767 not sure

It is.And right next with the old scheme is an A330.
BTW, what is that ac that looks like a mix of a 747 with a dc10???

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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:43 pm

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 31):
what is that ac that looks like a mix of a 747 with a dc10???

Thats where fire training takes places
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atco2b
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:55 am

Great report!

FYI, the BY B762 on stand 18 in your photos had arrived from PER via AUH, and was routing next to SSH!

Lovely photos, very detailed, thanks  Smile
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soups
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 33):
FYI, the BY B762 on stand 18 in your photos had arrived from PER via AUH

they are flying to a few long haul destinations. when i landed yesterday in Gatwick (trip report coming up ) there was a BY flight from Lima via bridgetown i believe
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RE: Gatwick-Accra Ghana International Airlines

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:52 pm

Soups, thanks for the pics and report. Now on to the return report...

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