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02hilliert
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Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travelling?

Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Hi All,

I thought it would be interesting to know which a.netters are travelling on the Monarch Airlines A300 farewell flight and where they are travelling from / to.

So, are you coming? How are you getting to Gatwick? And how are you getting home from Birmingham?
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:20 pm

I am on the flight.

I will get the train from Swindon to LGW via Reading.

On the return, I will be getting the train again, not sure of the route yet.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:16 pm

I'm seated somewhere in the bowels/back of the A300, flying in that morning from Belfast City with Aer Lingus, and back that evening from BHX with FlyBe
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:12 am

I am on the flight. Seat 36A
I'll arrive in the UK on the 11th from JFK on KU.
Take a coach to LGW from London, I suppose.
Virgin Trains back to Euston at some point in the evening.
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:02 pm

I am on the flight but have no particular seat booked. I only booked on the flight a couple of days ago. Didn't realise it was happening and I think all the window seats are gone so will take the chance at check-in.

I fly from EDI-LGW on BA2931 (Boeing 737-400) at 0735 so should be there for 0900. Plenty of time to take photos and tour the terminal.

Then I fly back from BHX-EDI on BE853 (Embraer ERJ-175) at 1835. The light will be fading by that time and I've not been on an E-Jet before so something else to look forward to.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:17 am

Good idea top start a thread on this. Another rare type for me to tick off my bucket list. We could start an attendee list like on the DC10 thread to make it easier to see who's going. I'll kick off with the folks who have already posted. BritishB747, I have two mates on your EDI-LGW and one of them on the BHX-EDI. I'm sure they won't be hard to spot!

CONFIRMED FOR A300 FLIGHT

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opticalilyushin
classicjets
BritishB747
CaptainDoony

OUTBOUND FLIGHT

CaptainDoony: U2 872 / 13/4 / 09:35-11:15 / ABZ-LGW / A319

INBOUND FLIGHT

CaptainDoony: BE 327 / 13/4 / 18:35-20:00 / BHX-ABZ / E175

HOTEL

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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:24 pm

Quoting captaindoony (Reply 5):
BritishB747, I have two mates on your EDI-LGW and one of them on the BHX-EDI. I'm sure they won't be hard to spot!

Oh well I may have some company for my flights then. I wont be difficult to spot either. Bloke with a camera and BOAC flight bag. Stand out like a sore thumb. I am booked on seats 16F & 23D if they have failed to notice me by then, which is unlikely!

Have taken the liberty of updating the list with my information.

CONFIRMED FOR A300 FLIGHT

bennett123
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classicjets
BritishB747
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OUTBOUND FLIGHT

CaptainDoony: U2 872 / 13/4 / 09:35-11:15 / ABZ-LGW / A319
BritishB747: BA 2931 / 13/4 / 07:35-0905 / EDI-LGW / B734

INBOUND FLIGHT

CaptainDoony: BE 327 / 13/4 / 18:35-20:00 / BHX-ABZ / E175
BritishB747: BE 853 / 13/4 / 18:35-19:55 / BHX-EDI / E175

HOTEL
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:37 pm

You have 2 seats 7 rows apart?.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:03 pm

No I have two seats on two separate flights. 16F down on the 734 and 23D back on the E75. They are not my bookings on the A300. I have no reserved seats on that flight. Dont worry im not some sort of lunatic who books a number of random seats, just a regular lunatic!
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:04 pm

I have got my booking all sorted. Getting to LGW by train.

For anyone who is still considering, I wouldn't hang about, Monarch put on Facebook the other day only 5 seats were left!

Only about 3 weeks until the flight now, getting rather close!
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:57 pm

So anyone planning any celebrations after arrival in BHX?
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:38 pm

Quoting classicjets (Reply 10):

So anyone planning any celebrations after arrival in BHX?

After my experience with the Biman DC10 running late, I'll be leaving a 3+ hour gap between arrival and a coach departing, so probably yes.


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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:07 pm

I doubt that they will be as late as BG.

Regrettably, I am travelling down to Cardiff Sunday evening, so I will not have time to linger at BHX.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:55 pm

Quoting classicjets (Reply 10):
So anyone planning any celebrations after arrival in BHX?

Expect a few people will be hanging around afterwards... expect photography will take some time now that the flight is full...
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:47 pm

Congrats that the flight is FULL

Well done on all your hard work and efforts.

Enjoy
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Just got a message on LinkedIn that it is Toby Hillier's birthday, (the guy at Monarch who is organising this trip).
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:44 pm

I'm travelling to Gatwick on the Saturday night and staying at the Central Travelodge. (Pre-drinks?)  
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:47 am

Yup, middle seat somewhere near the back (33B?).

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
After my experience with the Biman DC10 running late, I'll be leaving a 3+ hour gap between arrival and a coach departing, so probably yes.

To clarify / in defence of Biman, that was the flight from Dhaka via Kuwait. The sightseers all ran on time (well, one slight delay due to slot issues with ATC and another was 1h30m in the air because of a second air-to-air photoshoot so it got back a little late but worth it to see a Citation Bravo 20ft off the wingtip of the DC-10).

That said, the running time of the ZB A300 flight is negotiable, as Monarch have talked about adding some flying to the trip, such as a touch-and-go somewhere along the way. The flight may be as long as 2h30m.
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi All,

Monarch are offering an opportunity to win a seat on the final flight, the only way now you'll be able to get on... You can enter via Twitter or Facebook - but you only have two days in which to do it;

Twitter:
Follow @monarch, tweet a pic of a Monarch aircraft to @Monarch & tag it #MonarchAircraftPic. Read T&Cs here http://ow.ly/vwlN4

Facebook:
Click here to enter http://bit.ly/1qeHsXa

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):
That said, the running time of the ZB A300 flight is negotiable, as Monarch have talked about adding some flying to the trip, such as a touch-and-go somewhere along the way. The flight may be as long as 2h30m.

I understand an e-mail will go out to all passengers travelling that the flight time will be the one hour planned, with time provided on the apron for photography on arrival at Birmingham.
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:42 pm

I am on the flight. Have seat 5A.

Traveling to London already Saturday morning with BA Cityfler from Düsseldorf to London City. My return flight is with Flybe from BHX to DUS.

Regards,
Henrik
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:31 pm

Just had an email through that we are going to do a (1000ft) flypast of MAN on Sunday, weather permitting (approx 15.15-15.30)  
 
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RE: Monarch's A300 Farewell Flight: Who Is Travell

Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:13 pm

Quote:
Following a significant amount of discussion with Manchester Airport, the flight will now operate with a low level fly past of Manchester Airport (MAN), weather permitting. The aircraft is not permitted to descend below 1,000ft, so any low cloud in the area, or other difficult weather conditions will mean that the flypast is cancelled.

If you have friends or family in the Manchester area that would be interested in viewing the fly past, the aircraft is expected to arrive at Manchester at between 3.15pm and 3.30pm local time.

Once the fly past is completed, weather permitting, the aircraft will proceed directly to Birmingham for landing. The aircraft will not land at Manchester.


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