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Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:40 pm

I have heard info that Monarch are going to retire their first A300 by the end of the summer this year. Supposedly it will be G-MONR going first, then another A300 will go at the end of summer 2013 and the other two will finally go at the end of summer in 2014. And one A320 is also expected to leave the fleet at the end of this summer.

Amazingly though Monarch are keeping the three 757's until at least towards the end of 2014, which is good news as they are always very fun and getting rarer to ride on these days.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:43 pm

I'd rather they kept the A300's to be honest...
I suppose it makes better financial sense for them to keep the 757's though.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:47 pm

Quoting U2380 (Reply 1):
I'd rather they kept the A300's to be honest...
I suppose it makes better financial sense for them to keep the 757's though.

Yeah you would think the A300 would be the advantage for them, but I guess they can cost alot of money to operate etc compared to the 757. Anyway once the first goes this year, they'll have 3 A300 and 757's each for at least another year.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:05 pm

Flew on G-MONR back in 1996 PMI-LGW. I had no idea it was going to be an A300 that day, so a total surprise. I have never flown one since. Even then, when it was only about six years old, it felt and looked worn, tatty and dirty, The seats were in that blue/silver stripe cloth material and the seats were really cramped, I mean REALLY. We were sat in the last row of three on the left hand side before it narrows to two seats. While most charters of the time were going down the 767 route, Monarch really stood out with their choice of the whale-esque A300, I never understood it myself, but they certainly were something different to look at, especially at ACE on a Thursday. The distinctive whine of them. Maybe Monarch will do an enthusiast day on one. They are becoming a rarity, so would be a good seller.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:31 pm

I went on the A330 from LGW to MAN and back on an A320 in December.

Perhaps the next one will be an A300 from LTN, sounds good to me.

I have flown on a A300 twice, OA and MS, ZB would be good.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:58 am

Monarch's A300s will be re-configured to 328 seats (down from 352) for the Summer 2012 to allow a bit more legroom for passengers. Really sad to see them leaving the fleet as they really are gorgeous aircraft...

The scramble to get a ride on them begins!! I went on G-MONS in 2011 AGP-LGW, but the aim now is to get on G-MONR before the end of Summer 12!!
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 5):
The scramble to get a ride on them begins!! I went on G-MONS in 2011 AGP-LGW, but the aim now is to get on G-MONR before the end of Summer 12!!

Best of luck to you! Im guessing the second aircraft to be going next year will be G-MONS, soon as it is second oldest A300 after G-MONR.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:37 pm

Sky gets more boring every day. Love when these turn up at Luton for Maintenance. Meh...
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Will they be replaced with anything? or is Monarch slowly downsizing the fleet?
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:07 pm

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 8):
Will they be replaced with anything? or is Monarch slowly downsizing the fleet?

Currently they have 2 A320's due which are ex Thomson (First Choice colours). On wednesday G-OOPP which will become G-OZBW flew back to MAN on wednesday after being painted in to the Monarch colours. G-OOPU which will become G-OZBX, I think may have had also been put into the Monarch livery also.

I wonder if they have been put into the new livery?

Thomson now only have 4 Airbus aircraft left in their fleet of 60 aircraft, which are another 2 A320's (G-OOAR, G-OOPT) and 2 A321's (G-OOPH, G-OOPE) so I wouldn't be surprised if Monarch got these aircraft too sometime soon.

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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 pm

Does anyone know where the A300's are based upcoming summer? I still want to fly on them but tried to book LGW-CFU, which is surprisingly not even in the shedule for summer like last year.
I just know they flew mostly into greece and turkey during summer...
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:57 pm

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
Does anyone know where the A300's are based upcoming summer? I still want to fly on them but tried to book LGW-CFU, which is surprisingly not even in the shedule for summer like last year.
I just know they flew mostly into greece and turkey during summer...

Firstly make sure you fly from Gatwick or Manchester. I have seen that SSH and TFS is going to be the A300 this summer. Also the Monarch A300's are very regular at PMI. And you also have a very good chance of catching the A300 on the LCA, FAO DLM (Dalaman, Turkey) and PFO routes.

Best of luck, I hope you manage to fly one!  
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:28 pm

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
Does anyone know where the A300's are based upcoming summer?

They are being used on LTN-PMI-LTN in July, ZB870 & 871 I think.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:42 pm

Such a shame! I rode MONR last year in order to log the AB6. Yes she's an old bird but the cabin looked decent. The legroom is a different story though..

I'm sad to see them go, I know it's in the best interest for the company and so on, but it does mean one less "exotic" type cruising the European skies.

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
Does anyone know where the A300's are based upcoming summer? I still want to fly on them but tried to book

I think they do MAN-PMI-LTN-PMI-MAN on every Saturday in Summertime, that's when I flew one at least.

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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Quoting ACEregular (Reply 3):
We were sat in the last row of three on the left hand side before it narrows to two seats.

What seating configuration does Monarch use on their A300s? Is it not 2-4-2? Where is this "row of three on the left hand side" you speak of?
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
Supposedly it will be G-MONR going first,

Any idea how mant cycles this frame has done?
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Quoting ajhYXE (Reply 14):
What seating configuration does Monarch use on their A300s? Is it not 2-4-2? Where is this "row of three on the left hand side" you speak of?

The config is 3 x 3 x 3 until you get to row 36 when it turns to 2 x 3 x 2...

I have worked on this aircraft for years and while sometimes certain things can be frustrating in the design of the rear lavatories and galley (pax blocking access)... I really love working on her and it will be a VERY said day when the type leaves Monarchs fleet!

As for looking old = yes, tatty = at times, dirty = no. Monarch is known as one of the cleaner airlines, though, standards have dropped a little as money becomes harder to find but thanks to our ownership structure he are in a much better position to keep in the air then certain other airlines...
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:49 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 9):
Currently they have 2 A320's due which are ex Thomson (First Choice colours). On wednesday G-OOPP which will become G-OZBW flew back to MAN on wednesday after being painted in to the Monarch colours. G-OOPU which will become G-OZBX, I think may have had also been put into the Monarch livery also.

I wonder if they have been put into the new livery?

G-OOPP is sat outside Monarch Engineering at MAN, in new full yellow tail livery. G-OOPU is still in First Choice colours, and is operating for TOM this afternoon, came out of Monarch hangar then straight into service... Monarch aren't due to take it until mid March so still a bit of work for Thomson yet...

Its a shame that the A300's are leaving because they have been work horses for years! They are looking tired though, and not the best to work either, the in hold systems aren't what they were anymore.

Exciting times also as we all wonder what the fleet replacement will be!

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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 7):
Sky gets more boring every day. Love when these turn up at Luton for Maintenance. Meh...

Love it when they come into LTN for their weekly Saturday flight to PMI, loaded with 300+ passengers and see them just about scrape off of LTN's 7000ft runway! (I think is a W route, from a MAN based A300...)

These have been great aircraft for the airline and always surprised me, how they have stayed in the fleet so long. Keeping a small sub-fleet of four A300's cannot come cheap?!

When the airline purchased the A300's they must have been quite a gamble at the time... As the type were unheard of, of being used in the charter industry, with other airlines chosing the 767 and DC-10's as their long haul/wide bodied choice. Im not sure if they were the best of choice, as they struggled on long haul sectors, to the likes of Florida, Mexico and Goa, as the type regularly required fuel stops, where the 763 could fly non-stop.

It does seem to have come into it's own in the last few years for the airline on medium-haul routes, especially to Eqypt, as this market has grown over the last ten years... During certain times of the year, the A300's are used almost exclusively on the Egyptian routes.

I wonder what their fate will be? Will they be converted to Freighters or if 22yrs of hard charter service, will mean the cycle rates are too high and they will be heading to the scrap heap?

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 17):

Exciting times also as we all wonder what the fleet replacement will be!

In the case of Monarch, I think the sad truth is, their will not be actual replacement of this type...

The airline had an order of six or eight 787's to ultimately replace the entire wide bodied fleet of A300's and A330's, but this order seems to have been cancelled. The airline seems to be going down the short haul LCC route, as charter traffic continues to drop off...

Even though the airline has only two A330's, they have struggled to even operate these on long haul routes at times, and having to use them on routes to the likes of SSH and Canary Islands. When in previous years the aircraft almost always operated exclusively long haul sectors. As the package holiday industry has consolidated over the years, the likes of Thomson and Thomas Cook now keep their flying in-house. Even Cosmos holidays, the airlines sister company use TOM and TCX to buy seats on many routes.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:09 pm

I was on the Monarch enthusiasts flight on 16th Dec.

They confirmed that the B787 order was history.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:57 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 11):
Firstly make sure you fly from Gatwick or Manchester. I have seen that SSH and TFS is going to be the A300 this summer. Also the Monarch A300's are very regular at PMI. And you also have a very good chance of catching the A300 on the LCA, FAO DLM (Dalaman, Turkey) and PFO routes.

Thanks for that. I mailed the staff and they told me that Corfu isn't served at all from Gatwick upcoming summer.
I'm pretty sure that Chania (Crete) is served as well by an A300 during summer.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:35 pm

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 20):
Thanks for that. I mailed the staff and they told me that Corfu isn't served at all from Gatwick upcoming summer.
I'm pretty sure that Chania (Crete) is served as well by an A300 during summer.

Good luck, hope you manage to fly the A300!  
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:35 pm

What was the story with the a300's and Compass Austraila ? Something made me think MON were very close to an original 767 order.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:43 pm

Monarch leased their first two AB6's to then startup Compass Airlines 6 months after they were delivered, NR became VH-YMJ and NS was YMK their time down under was short lived as Compass went under I think it was a result of the economic climate at the start of the first gulf war. There are a few pics on the net of them in the Compass c/s.

Monarch also ordered 2 767's in the early nineties, but these slots were sold to EVA air before delivery, although by then the aircraft had been allocated Monarch customer codes by Boeing so were delivered at 767-3T7's.

Monarch did have 767's on their AOC briefly (in Alitalia colours) G-OITA-F operated on behalf of Ansett leasing.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:09 pm

I don't have any details for the 2 LGW based A300's but here is the planned schedule for the AB6 from MAN this summer (NB. no MAN-PMI-LTN on a Saturday any more)

MON
MAN/DLM ZB664/5
MAN/CFU MON1828/9
MAN/DLM ZB668/9

TUE
MAN/PMI ZB532/3
MAN/TFS ZB564/5
MAN/TFS 568/9

WED
MAN/LCA ZB640/1
MAN/PFO ZB634/5

THUR
MAN/SSH ZB684/5

FRI
MAN/PMI ZB532/3
MAN/TFS ZB564/5
MAN/TFS ZB568/9
MAN/DLM ZB662/3

SAT
MAN/AGP ZB654/5
MAN/SSH ZB684/5
MAN/PMI ZB534/5

SUN
MAN/AGP ZB654/5
MAN/PVK MON5642/3
MAN/FAO ZB594/5
MAN/PMI ZB534/5
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:59 pm

Not even down to visit ACE anymore then....mind G-MONR did visit Sat night (5 hours late) covering for a shortage of A320/321 I presume from MAN.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:24 pm

The A300 was a good aircraft for the high volume European charter routes, and it served this market well over the years.
But with the competition from LCC's in the shorthaul and the Scheduled carriers in the Longhaul, the Euro charter business has had to change.

For Monarch, i only see them with A320/321 sized aircraft in the future. With the current long haul fleet eventually reduced to a level which will no longer be sustainable to keep.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 pm

Quoting flyhi (Reply 24):
(NB. no MAN-PMI-LTN on a Saturday any more)

This was noted in an LTN forum today...

An A300 is still flying the route but now operates LTN-PMI-LTN

London Luton to Majorca (Palma)
Dep 14:40, Arr 17:55, flight ZB 870

Majorca (Palma) to London Luton
Dep 18:55, Arr 20:20, flight ZB 871

Looked on the ZB website, and it seems this is the only A300 flight being operated from LTN...

So I am assuming the airline is going to have to operate a repositioning flight into LTN from LGW to operate the route, which doesn't seem to make much sense.

Anyone know the planned schedule for the A300's out of LGW this summer are?
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:44 pm

Its weird to me that the website allows me only to book return flights to greece, cyprus, spain etc. works one way booking...
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:47 am

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 27):
London Luton to Majorca (Palma)
Dep 14:40, Arr 17:55, flight ZB 870

Majorca (Palma) to London Luton
Dep 18:55, Arr 20:20, flight ZB 871

Be advised that this flight operates on A321.

NO MORE A300 FLIGHTS AT LUTON I'M AFRAID...
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:45 pm

Quoting flyhi (Reply 24):
I don't have any details for the 2 LGW based A300's but here is the planned schedule for the AB6 from MAN this summer (NB. no MAN-PMI-LTN on a Saturday any more)

MON
MAN/DLM ZB664/5
MAN/CFU MON1828/9
MAN/DLM ZB668/9

TUE
MAN/PMI ZB532/3
MAN/TFS ZB564/5
MAN/TFS 568/9

WED
MAN/LCA ZB640/1
MAN/PFO ZB634/5

THUR
MAN/SSH ZB684/5

FRI
MAN/PMI ZB532/3
MAN/TFS ZB564/5
MAN/TFS ZB568/9
MAN/DLM ZB662/3

SAT
MAN/AGP ZB654/5
MAN/SSH ZB684/5
MAN/PMI ZB534/5

SUN
MAN/AGP ZB654/5
MAN/PVK MON5642/3
MAN/FAO ZB594/5
MAN/PMI ZB534/5


Thanks a lot for the info ! Now that's another reason to visit MAN this summer  
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:00 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 29):
Be advised that this flight operates on A321.

NO MORE A300 FLIGHTS AT LUTON I'M AFRAID...

Shame on Monarch, if that is the case...

Just checked the website and the seat plans, if you want to pay to reserve seating is the A300 on this flight. That could upset families, if they pre-book seats to sit together.

The morning flight has the seat plan of the A321.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:20 pm

Anybody know what routes the A300s are running from Gatwick this summer. Trying to plan the summer holiday. BCN was the favourite but im sure PMI could be in with a chance if the A300 is running on the right days at the right price. Then again could do both. Monarch A300 to PMI, over to BCN and BA B767 back to London.

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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:58 pm

G-MONR to be parted out end of summer 2012
G-MONS to be parted out end of summer 2013

A320 G-MPCD to be parted out end of summer 2012

A320 G-OZBW due in service next week

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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 29):

NO MORE A300 FLIGHTS AT LUTON I'M AFRAID...

Says who... Hmm if you work for them then I will accept your statement. Its new news to me.

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 31):
Shame on Monarch, if that is the case...

Was informed by someone at ZB they will still be operating the Saturday flight not long ago. Can always ask again for confirmation.

Anyways if its just from an A300 viewing standpoint you still have DHL & MNG operating freighters and all the FEDEX A300 in for maintenance at LTN so they will still be rolling in and out for a good long while.

To bad Onur doesnt operate the A300 on flights for itself anymore becuse they will be operating summer flights to turkey from LTN also.

What I am really longing for is a Monarch 757 flight into LTN.. That really would bring back memories of childhood when most of their flights were 757 alongside Britannia 757.
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:50 pm

MCI has / had a Monarch A300 sitting at the terminal for the last couple of days. I wish I could get closer to see the reg #...
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:54 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 34):
Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 31):Shame on Monarch, if that is the case...
Was informed by someone at ZB they will still be operating the Saturday flight not long ago. Can always ask again for confirmation.

Anyways if its just from an A300 viewing standpoint you still have DHL & MNG operating freighters and all the FEDEX A300 in for maintenance at LTN so they will still be rolling in and out for a good long while.

To bad Onur doesnt operate the A300 on flights for itself anymore becuse they will be operating summer flights to turkey from LTN also.

What I am really longing for is a Monarch 757 flight into LTN.. That really would bring back memories of childhood when most of their flights were 757 alongside Britannia 757.

Hi there Giancavia...

My apologies, I didn't word my last post very well...

If ZB choose to stop flying the A300 from Luton it is a shame, but that is obviously a commerical decision and not annoyed at them for doing it.

In the above quoted comment, when I said "Shame on Monarch, if that is the case... ", I actually meant shame on them for allowing passengers to choose their own seats, with a seat map of the A300, if it is in actual fact going to be operated by an A321. As if families are choosing specific seats to all sit together and paying for this, then later find out they can't, this could be an issue for them.

I checked the schedule again this evening and still showing as this A300 for this summer on Saturdays. Lets hope it stays...   
 
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:41 pm

Quoting emseeeye (Reply 35):
MCI has / had a Monarch A300 sitting at the terminal for the last couple of days. I wish I could get closer to see the reg #...

Is this the Troop charter flight? I remember hearing a couple times about this. By the way I am 99% sure that the A300 is G-MAJS.
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RE: Monarch To Retire First A300 By End Of Summer 2012

Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:02 pm

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 36):
Hi there Giancavia...

My apologies, I didn't word my last post very well...

If ZB choose to stop flying the A300 from Luton it is a shame, but that is obviously a commerical decision and not annoyed at them for doing it.

Its cool dude.. My rubbish punctuation the whole post wasnt directed at you.  

Here lemme share a shot of a ZB A300 touching down in Luton in late evening.



They have a distinct noise I hope sticks around a while longer.

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