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Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:19 am

Just seeing on TV its 25 years since the liberation of the British Falkland Islands. Im just wondering if it has a tourist industry and also what scheduled services if any does it have from either the UK or South America. Also I heard that the RAF have some flights there and was wondering if anyone has any photos of the cabin interior of the A/C they use. I heard they carry some passengers but what kind of service would they get etc...
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:29 am

The RAF do, AFAIK, a scheduled flight from Brize Norton a couple of times a week to the Falklands with a fuel stop on Ascension Island. (I know because I was supposed to be going on it with air cadets but they have just stopped doing them  Sad ). Used to be Air Luxor A330 but now I think it's an Excel 747-300. It's known as the Falklands Airbridge.
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 1):
The RAF do, AFAIK, a scheduled flight from Brize Norton a couple of times a week to the Falklands with a fuel stop on Ascension Island.

Shame if its not on a tristar . I would love to go on one.
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:45 am

From Wikipedia:

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The Falkland Islands has two airports with paved runways. RAF Mount Pleasant, thirty miles west of Stanley, acts as the main international airport, with flights operated by the Royal Air Force to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England via a refueling stop at RAF Ascension Island. RAF flights are on Tri-Stars although it is common for charter aircraft to be used if the Tri-Stars are required for operational flights. At present (December 2006) the RAF air link is operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic, using 747s. Weekly flights are also available to/from Santiago Chile operated by LAN.

Port Stanley Airport is a smaller airport outside the city, and is used for internal flights. Most settlements have grass air strips which are served by Islander aircraft of the Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS). The internal flight schedule is decided a day in advance according to passenger needs and an announcement made on the radio detailing arrival and departure times the night before. The British International (BRINTEL) company also operate two Sikorsky S61N helicopters for passenger flights between the islands. The British Antarctic Survey operates a transcontinental air link between the Falkland Islands and the Rothera base airfield servicing also other British bases in the British Antarctic Territory using a de Havilland Canada Dash 7.

And have a look at this link:

http://www.falklandislands.com/tourism/get_here.asp

and if you're really interested this is the London office of the FI Govt

http://www.falklands.gov.fk/

[Edited 2007-04-02 21:50:12]
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:57 am

Plenty of cruise ships now stop there, sightseeing for both battlefield tours (except where mines have not all been cleared - the temporary residents in 1982 failed to record where they'd put them), as well as wildlife.
(Cue pics of tourists admiring a bunch of docile Penguins up close).
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:16 am

Did anyone ever do a Trip report on the RAF flight??? Id really like to see cabin photos of this , it must be a real experience. Ive been looking at the websites kindly posted above and it looks like a real cool place to visit sometime. Just depends now on how much it costs to get there.
 
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:56 pm

Two flights x week as follows:

RR3220 4 BZZ-MPN 23:59 15:05+1 L10 1 Stop
RR3200 1 BZZ-MPN 23:59 15:05+1 L10 1 Stop


RR-3201 3 MPN-BZZ 12:05 08:15+1 L10 1 Stop
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:36 am

I've been looking at a trip and a company on the falkland gave me a quote of around £900 return via south america with LAN Chile
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting BMED (Reply 7):
I've been looking at a trip and a company on the falkland gave me a quote of around £900 return via south america with LAN Chile

That's a lot less than the Air Force flight! I checked a few years ago and it was around the £2500 mark for a return, as a non resident in the Falklands.


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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:29 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
£2500

Jesus thats mad!!! Id love to go an a RAF Tristar but couldnt justify paying that . I can proberbly cash in some miles to get me to SCL then buy a SCL-MPL with Lan Chile.
 
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Do LAN still do flights if so what do they use?

Air Luxor has been mentioned. Air Atlanta, & Virgin I believe have also done flights. I also wondered if any major Freight carriers have ever visited?

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:42 am

God I didnt know that the Islands got such bad weather !!!! I read the best time to go is Jan to Mar.

They have a nice flag also.



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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:45 am

http://www.someoneelseslife.com/?m=200503

A good read with some nice pics.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:52 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
I read the best time to go is Jan to Mar

Well that would be their summer so yes.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
They have a nice flag also.

That could be the Welsh flag also! Baaaa!  wink 
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting DHHornet (Reply 10):
Do LAN still do flights if so what do they use?

Yes, LAN still flies a once a week Saturday service to Port Stanley with an A320. I've heard that they want to increment the flights to twice weekly, but they haven't been able to get it approved by the government of the Falklands.

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:04 am

Quoting DHHornet (Reply 12):
A good read with some nice pics.

Just read it ....amazing article and great photos. Thanks for posting.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:46 am

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 15):
I've heard that they want to increment the flights to twice weekly, but they haven't been able to get it approved by the government of the Falklands.

I read about this issue in the newspaper recently but I believe the issue is not with Falkland government but with Argentina as LAN flights overfly their territory.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 15):
Yes, LAN still flies a once a week Saturday service to Port Stanley with an A320. I've heard that they want to increment the flights to twice weekly, but they haven't been able to get it approved by the government of the Falklands.

The flight is actually to MPA, the military airbase, which is around 50 KM west of Port Stanley.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
God I didnt know that the Islands got such bad weather !!!! I read the best time to go is Jan to Mar.

MPA sits south of some large hills and you get to see some fantastic rotor action off of them. Unfortunately this puts the wind all across the main runway and makes landings incredibley sporting.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Shame if its not on a tristar . I would love to go on one.

Trust me, your not missing much. I used to do the trip at least twice a year, if not more and it wasn't much fun. I have been stuck in Ascension many times due to the weather being out of limits at MPA. As for the aircraft itself, well most of the time it was fine however once or twice you could get put on a KC variant which is basically a freighter with seats rolled in on pallets. That was truly awful. Cold, noisey and no PTV's in sight. I'd take the LAN option everytime.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:10 pm

Quoting Cartoonranger (Reply 18):
Trust me, your not missing much. I used to do the trip at least twice a year, if not more and it wasn't much fun. I have been stuck in Ascension many times due to the weather

Well I would do it once just to experience it and take a blanket and my personal DVD player !!! I could make my own business class.LOL
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:21 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Well I would do it once just to experience it and take a blanket and my personal DVD player !!! I could make my own business class.LOL

 laughing  Luckily for the servicemen going down there, the Excel jet has a small business class section i believe. However if its the tri-motor your after then all i can suggest is you contact the Public Relations Officer at Brize Norton and say your a photographer for an online photo database wishing to go on an air to air refueling trip. They do have public fly events occasionally so might be worth a try.

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Quoting Cartoonranger (Reply 20):
They do have public fly events occasionally so might be worth a try.

Thats a great idea thanks very much .
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Im just wondering if it has a tourist industry

The Falklands actually has quite a good tourist industry. If I remember correctly, once there were nearly double the number of tourists on the island when a ship came in, than there were islanders !

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Also I heard that the RAF have some flights there and was wondering if anyone has any photos of the cabin interior of the A/C they use. I heard they carry some passengers but what kind of service would they get etc

The RAF Tri-stars just have economy style blue seats, with about 32in leg room, oh, and they all face backwards too.
The service ?, well, it's not commercial standard. A cold sandwich and drinks, that's really it.

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 1):
(I know because I was supposed to be going on it with air cadets but they have just stopped doing them )

You're in the ATC too ? Cool ! I didn't know you could go to the Falklands with them.

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 1):
The RAF do, AFAIK, a scheduled flight from Brize Norton a couple of times a week to the Falklands with a fuel stop on Ascension Island

The flight's only about once a week, maybe every other week unless there's any real need.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Well I would do it once just to experience it

Sure, go for it, it's a rare opertunity to fly in a military aircraft (when the flight is done by the RAF) without being in the military, and being onboard a plane full of squadies (nick name for soldiers, not officers) can be interesting !!

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:45 pm

Flights are "normally" an L1011, however because of Iraq and Afghanistan, most of these are used in the operational theatre.

A variety of charter flights are being used at the moment, consisting of A330's, 767's or 747's, depending on what is availale.

Due to no Missile defence system being fitted on charter aircraft, a fighter escort is usually provided for the flights.





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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:51 pm

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 22):
and they all face backwards too.

You sure? They didn't on the RAF Tristar I was on at the Cosford Airshow 2004. They kindly gave me a safety card too, which was nice.

Quoting Cartoonranger (Reply 18):
MPA

Does it have another name? MPA is Mpacha in Namibia. I'm looking on my system at work and can't find anything scheduled from LAN Chile to PSY???
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:57 pm

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 24):
You sure? They didn't on the RAF Tristar I was on at the Cosford Airshow 2004. They kindly gave me a safety card too, which was nice.

Hmm, last time I was on one, they faced backwards, but perhaps they've changed it. Or maybe.....was it a cargo one ? as they might have rolled the seats on a cargo pallet, and just put them in forward facing by accident or because there wasn't anyone flying in them, so they did it to make it like more like a passenger plane.

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:55 pm

Hi

Lan fly to Mount Pleasant and the code is MPN.

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Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:34 pm

yes, thanks for that, I see..

04APR07-01MAY07 MTWTFSS SANTIAGO /MOUNT PLEASA
14APR .....6. SCL3 MPN 0710 1550 LA 993 320 B
28APR .....6. SCL2 MPN 0805 1450 LA 991 320 B
21APR .....6. SCL2 MPN 0805 1550 LA 991 320 B
07APR .....6. SCL2 MPN 0805 1550 LA 991 320 B

That's quite a routing on 14 Apr

1 LA 993 Y SCLPMC 320 SNACK 1:40 NON-SMOKING
PMCPUQ 320 SNACK 2:10 NON-SMOKING
PUQRGL 320 ALCOHOL NO COST :40 NON-SMOKING
RGLMPN 320 ALCOHOL NO COST 2:20 NON-SMOKING
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:07 pm

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 25):
Hmm, last time I was on one, they faced backwards, but perhaps they've changed it. Or maybe.....was it a cargo one ? as they might have rolled the seats on a cargo pallet, and just put them in forward facing by accident or because there wasn't anyone flying in them, so they did it to make it like more like a passenger plane.

I believe the passengers seats on all RAF transport aircraft face backwards and have done so for decades. It's considered safer by many experts but probably wouldn't be accepted by most commercial airline passengers. Half the J class (Club World) seats on BA widebodies of course also face backward as that's the only way they can squeeze in 8 seats abreast on 747s and 777s.

Re the RAF L1011-500s, I believe those in all-passenger configuration used strictly for transporting troops are ex-Pan Am, while those with inflight refuelling modifications are ex-BA. BA didn't keep the -500s very long. I flew on one LHR-YVR around 1979 or 1980 soon after BA started service to YVR. L1011-500 was BA's initial type on that route (which originally included a stop in either YYC or YEG, but those stops didn't last long).
 
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RE: Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 23):
Due to no Missile defence system being fitted on charter aircraft, a fighter escort is usually provided for the flights.

Lol thats re assuring !!! I think .

Does sound a trip of a lifetime and im sure there would be a good atmosphere onboard the plane with the troops. Its something that many civilians would never normally get to experience.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:53 pm

I'm not sure if some years ago, it was discussed that in order to provide a faster daily link between The Falklands and The U.K., the best would have been to have BA fly London-GRU and a smaller BA jet fly the GRU-MPN-GRU tag-on.
I really have my doubts Brazil would allow daily flights from a Brazilian airport to MPN, even if the flight path doesn't need to go over Argentine airspace at all.
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Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:20 pm

So you can pay to go on an airforce flight? They are pax flights operated by the airforce for the public?
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:03 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 28):
I believe the passengers seats on all RAF transport aircraft face backwards and have done so for decades.

I believe that is true, since firstly it's just something I know, but second of all, everytime I've been on one, they've had backward facing seats.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 29):
Does sound a trip of a lifetime and im sure there would be a good atmosphere onboard the plane with the troops. Its something that many civilians would never normally get to experience.

Oh sure ! Get talking with the troops (being ex-military is always good) and you'll find they are great people.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 31):
So you can pay to go on an airforce flight? They are pax flights operated by the airforce for the public?

Sort of, it's not a commercial flight, it's a military one, however, a member of the public can pay to go on the flight, but, they are more like a 'guest', since it's meant for the troops. As far as I know, the RAF don't have to let the public on, it's just a source of money to help pay for the flight (which would explain the high price tag), although I could be wrong.

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Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:48 am

I posted this in Military Av./Space back in Jan, the pics are well worth a look; The RAF In The South Atlantic - Great Pics (by GDB Jan 14 2007 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting GDB (Reply 33):
I posted this in Military Av./Space back in Jan, the pics are well worth a look;

Yeah its posted above also , it was a very good read and amazing insight to life on the Falklands from a military point of view. Something that you never really see. The photos were brilliant.

When I started this thread I thought id only get a few replies but I really pleased that people have replied with info and links etc.... if anyone has any more photos or articles please post.

Thanks for all the great replies.

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Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:37 am

Opps, I did not notice the DHHornet had already posted that link.
 
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Quoting GDB (Reply 35):
Opps, I did not notice the DHHornet had already posted that link.

Dont worry about it .....warrants posting twice LOL its a good article .
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:13 am

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
British Falkland Islands

No need to put the word "British" in front of Falkland Islands.

Because in spanish the name is Islas Malvinas, not Argentinean Falkland Islands.
 
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Oh yes there is, because of what happened 25 years ago. Those who live there, in many cases for generations, (Brits have lived there since 1833), chose to call them the Falklands, their home.
It could be called 'Islas Falklands' in Spanish, since Falklands is a place name. Unless the Spanish language has totally different place names across the board.
 
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Quoting GDB (Reply 38):
It could be called 'Islas Falklands' in Spanish, since Falklands is a place name. Unless the Spanish language has totally different place names across the board.

It's called Islas Malvinas in Spanish.

I've been on the flight from SCL to PUQ, which continued to Islas Malvinas/Falklands. If you want to go there, be sure to check on the prices you pay. If you buy your ticket in Chile, prices happen to be a lot cheaper than if you would by them from Europe..

Thought it was funny to see them load the liferafts in PUQ for the over water part flight. LAN's A320's are very decent aircraft, and their service is excellent.
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:15 am

Quoting Mayhem (Reply 39):
Quoting GDB (Reply 38):
It could be called 'Islas Falklands' in Spanish, since Falklands is a place name. Unless the Spanish language has totally different place names across the board.


It's called Islas Malvinas in Spanish.

Islas Malvinas is the name given to the archipelago by Argentina, it is not the Spanish translation of Falkland Islands. Whlie the name Islas Malvinas is used by many Spanish speaking nations it has no official status. As Mayhem correctly states the strict translation of the title Falkland Islands into Spanish would be Islas Falklands as the Falklands part is derived from a proper name.

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Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 28):
I believe the passengers seats on all RAF transport aircraft face backwards and have done so for decades. It's considered safer by many experts but probably wouldn't be accepted by most commercial airline passengers.

Only VC-10 seats face backwards. Tristar config is most definitely forwards. Hercules is of course sideways although you could roll in some seats on pallets for civilian flights and they would face backwards.

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 24):
Does it have another name? MPA is Mpacha in Namibia. I'm looking on my system at work and can't find anything scheduled from LAN Chile to PSY???

My apologies for that. MPA is the abbreviatiion for Mount Pleasant Airfield which is what the locals would use. Its also what appears on the departure boards in the Brize Norton terminal. The designator is of course MPN.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 29):
Does sound a trip of a lifetime and im sure there would be a good atmosphere onboard the plane with the troops. Its something that many civilians would never normally get to experience.

I wouldn't say it's a bundle of laughs because a) if you notice the time it leaves, it's late and most people just want to go to sleep. b) when you get to Ascension Island you are held in a cage whilst they turn the jet round and c) Most people are going there for 4 months well away from normal civilisation. That said, it really is a bizzare place and having been there quite a few times, i'm glad that i got the opportunity to see this little piece of Britain that until 1982, so few people knew about. Been there, done it, bought the penguin.
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:17 pm

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 31):
So you can pay to go on an airforce flight? They are pax flights operated by the airforce for the public?

There's TAME, but it's not quite the same thing: http://www.tame.com.ec/tame/english/home/default.asp
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:09 pm

Malvinas, Falklands, same thing, different name  Smile

Quoting GDB (Reply 38):
Unless the Spanish language has totally different place names across the board.

So does the English language, and the French, and I 'm pretty sure most languages do!
How do you call the capital of italy? Rome or Roma? In Italian London is called Londra, etc.
not really an issue of the Spanish language.

Back to the main subject (sort of), I'd love to see some day AR or any other Arg. carrier have a scheduled service to Malvinas, but that seem as an impossible right now. Better relations between the governments of the UK and Arg. are needed!
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:38 pm

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 43):
So does the English language, and the French, and I 'm pretty sure most languages do!
How do you call the capital of italy? Rome or Roma? In Italian London is called Londra, etc.
not really an issue of the Spanish language.

Back to the main subject (sort of), I'd love to see some day AR or any other Arg. carrier have a scheduled service to Malvinas, but that seem as an impossible right now. Better relations between the governments of the UK and Arg. are needed!
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I dont think AR flights will happen until the Argentinian government accept that it is the right of the Falkland Islanders to self determination. Having said that it would be nice to see peace between the both countries based on that agreement.
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting Analog (Reply 42):
There's TAME, but it's not quite the same thing: http://www.tame.com.ec/tame/english/...t.asp

Actually thanks for that!!! There is a trip I want to do next year with Celebrity Cruises ''Quest''. Its the Galapagos Islands cruise but you have to go to Quito and then connect to the Galapagos and I was wondering which airline it would be. So youve answered my question. Id love to go on that E190!!!
 
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RE: Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:44 pm

Quoting USADReamliner (Reply 37):
No need to put the word "British" in front of Falkland Islands.

Because in spanish the name is Islas Malvinas, not Argentinean Falkland Islands.

Yes you do !!!! Do you say US Virgin Islands ???? I suggest a geography lesson is in order.
 
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RE: Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:54 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 44):
I dont think AR flights will happen until the Argentinian government accept that it is the right of the Falkland Islanders to self determination

... or in the worst case (not that I disagree with what you are saying), agree to not be so harsh on the claims. I was thinking of a "Gibraltar-case" claim. Look how things are over there, with IB now flying over there. The problem, as I stated in another non-av thread, is that governments here have used the "Malvinas Argentinas" this for political popularity ... and people buy it  Sad

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RE: Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:05 pm

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 47):
Malvinas Argentinas" this for political popularity ... and people buy it

Yes when things go wrong many countries bring up things to disguise the domestic issues. I'm sure most Aregentians are more worried about their economy and day to day life and tax issues than the Falkland islands.
 
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RE: Flights Into The British Falkland Islands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:48 am

I think the Falkland Islanders should have a medal for living such a windswept remote place.
God Knows why the Argentinians would want them now? Oil (?) maybe, or as mentioned for brownie point politics?

How many Brits can now point out the Falklands on the map. Most think they are still off Scotland!

Maybe the French will invade St Helena? They should wait a few years until the International Airport is built!


Hopefully an air link will open up one day between Argentina and the 'Malviands' then we can all see what the war was all about.


 tombstone  all who died on both sides.

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