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Old Feb 29, 16, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
WHBM Bonus Question: What was the last domestic scheduled flight in the British Isles that required a flight engineer and a 3-man crew?[/b]

Larger than a Tristar in 1987. Recently mentioned in this thread. Hmm...

Gee Chumley, how did I miss this? Let's go with Highland Express' doddering old 747-100 offering once weekly scheduled flights between Prestwick and Birmingham

VY 212 PIK-BHX 0700 - 0815 747 Saturday only

VY 211 BHX-PIK 1115 - 1230 747 Sunday only
Nice try, S2A, but I wouldn't expect any domestic legs to be offered for sale. Among other things, on the eastbound, half the passengers would get off to clear customs at Prestwick, the other half would stay on board and clear at Birmingham. And this flight only lasted for months, whereas the one the question concerns was long established, and lasted with Flight Engineers well into the mid-1990s. Multiple times a day.
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