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Special/Unique European flights for aviation fans

Old Jun 7, 2018, 2:37 pm
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Special/Unique European flights for aviation fans

Sorry don't know where better to post - but if you're an aviation fan (based in London, but happy to travel) what are some of the most interesting/special/unique flights you can take? Three examples come to mind:

* BA1 LCY to JFK
* Loganair Westray to Papa Westray flight
* Gibraltar - main road going through the runway.

Looking for trip ideas! I guess looking for interesting scenery, aircraft, destinations, airlines, airports
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 2:44 pm
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Loganair Barra beach landing
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 2:52 pm
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Drukair- Delhi-Kathmandu-Paro (flew to Delhi on BA)

Kathamandu - Lukla

St Lucia to Montserrat rtn, connecting onto BA

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Old Jun 7, 2018, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by where next
Drukair- Delhi-Kathmandu-Paro (flew to Delhi on BA)

Kathamandu - Lukla

St Lucia to Montserrat rtn, connecting onto BA


The landing in FNC is apparently rather exciting
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Confining oneself to BA routes / codeshares
- Innsbruck on a sunny winter day after the snow has fallen - the city is also interesting in its own right but the landing / takeoff / airport is very good
- Funchal, particularly the landing, best to be on the port side. The island itself is too nice to be left to the old dears too!
- Dubrovnik - the landing is pretty good, the city is too if now somewhat GoT over-run.
- Knock - for the sheer ridiculousness of an international airport perched on a peat bog
- Barcelona - I just find that a magnificent route over the mountains to the shinning city of amazing sights by the sea
- Edinburgh - though I've done it over 1,000 times
- Skiathos - unique airport which runs pretty much the length of the island
- Chambry - going through the lough like lake into arrival
- Friedrichshafen - surprisingly interesting city on Lake Constance
I could go on!
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:22 pm
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The Helsinki to Mariehalm run over the Finnish archipelago is unusual, fun and on a clear summer's morning or evening, breathtaking.
It's in an AY (Norra) ATR so you don't go too high and the Aland Islands are a different but wonderful destination if you like nature and a scandi-summer vibe.
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:45 pm
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The old Cambridge-Gothenberg route was quite fun, especially since Cambridge is really no more than an elaborate airfield.
Used that to position for an ex-GOT trip to San Francisco. Went from the smallest BA liveried jet to the largest over the course of the day!
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:46 pm
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I'll go out on a limb and say...

Heathrow - emerging from the stack, turning into final approach from the east and getting a full sightseeing tour of London out the right-hand window on a sunny day or sparkling night is always a fantastic experience - even if, or perhaps especially because, you live here.
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:51 pm
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My vote goes to SPU i.e. Split.

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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:54 pm
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Berlin Tegel, before it closes in 2010, whenever.
(Wish I had of done Templehof before it closed)
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 3:57 pm
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MLA would be my pick, the normal approach means you can see the entire island out the window for a few seconds.

(Although it's not Europe, YTZ is also a very interesting one if you ever get the chance)
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 7:09 am
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I like the 5th freedoms on exotic airlines' long hauls. I've done Garuda's LGW-AMS [since cancelled], and Latam's MAD-FRA. There are several others out there, including the recent announcement of Pakistan's Oslo-Copenhagen.

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Old Jun 8, 2018, 7:17 am
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Also ARN-DME in SQ J (depending on your definition of Europe!)
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 7:19 am
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Historical flights, JU52 from Germany, Dc3s in Finland and Holland. Dragon Rapide from duxford.
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Old Jun 8, 2018, 7:21 am
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The CS300 flight with Air Baltic LGW-RIX with a BA code, which may currently be the only Avios earning CS100/300 possibility from the UK,
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