New GB Airways flights: Corfu, Mykonos, Faro

Old Sep 28, 06, 12:16 am
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New GB Airways flights: Corfu, Mykonos, Faro

The LHR-Faro, LGW-Corfu, LGW-Mykonos seasonal flights were announced by GB Airways on Sep. 27, as seen in the news section of their website. Exceprts from UK Airport News, providing more details:

"GB Airways, the British Airways' franchise partner, is to launch three new seasonal routes from London next May, the Cheapflights.co.uk website reports. The airline will fly from Heathrow to Faro and from Gatwick to Corfu and Mykonos.

Flights from Heathrow to Faro will operate daily from May 1 to October 28, with one-way fares starting at 65 including taxes. The service to Corfu will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between May 4 and October 28. One-way tickets will start at 65 with taxes. Flights to Mykonos will operate twice a week (Thursdays and Sundays) between May 3 and October 26. One-way fares will start at 69 including taxes."
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Old Sep 28, 06, 2:56 am
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Ooooh always wanted to go to Mykonos but didnt fancy the chavter flight to get there...
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:16 am
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Mykonos -that will be great as it means just a short ferry ride to my favourite Greek islands - Paros and Naxos
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:25 am
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This is indeed excellent news. How about a Mykonos DO next year then?
Mind you, this IS GB airways. These flights will probably get cancelled, reinstated, times changed and then cancelled again 3 times over before summer actually comes around :-)
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:44 am
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More importantly: Will they have Club and can I get a cheap I fare!
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Sounds like a good set of destinations for a DO...
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by Cyba
This is indeed excellent news. How about a Mykonos DO next year then?
Mind you, this IS GB airways. These flights will probably get cancelled, reinstated, times changed and then cancelled again 3 times over before summer actually comes around :-)
Would be very up for that too, always wanted to go as well.

Looks like the base I class fare is 182 + taxes and charges. Sounds good to me.
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:51 am
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More importantly: Will they have Club and can I get a cheap I fare!
Just priced JMK on BA.com at GBP410 which is a restricted club fare so looks like (a) yes, you'll get discounted CE but (b) no they won't be that cheap.

Flight times not ideal but they'll get you a long weekend there for sure

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Looks like the base I class fare is 182 + taxes and charges. Sounds good to me.
Where did you get that? ITA?
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by Dave_C
Would be very up for that too, always wanted to go as well.

Looks like the base I class fare is 182 + taxes and charges. Sounds good to me.
Ahh, my bad, it's 182 + tax ONE WAY.

I think perhaps not. GB really seem to be ignoring the premium leisure market!
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Old Sep 28, 06, 3:57 am
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Where did you get that? ITA?
Expertflyer.
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Old Sep 28, 06, 4:50 am
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So who's going to organise a Mykonos Do? End of May would be good, say for four days? Somebody....
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So who's going to organise a Mykonos Do? End of May would be good, say for four days? Somebody....
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Old Sep 28, 06, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by Dave_C
Ahh, my bad, it's 182 + tax ONE WAY.

I think perhaps not. GB really seem to be ignoring the premium leisure market!
Yup!

Mykonos would be fun though. But IMO, an I class for under 250 on that route would be worth doing, not over 400!
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Flight times not ideal but they'll get you a long weekend there for sure
Not that long...
You fly out on Thursday and arrive 17:55 if no delays, that day is more or less gone.
Flight back on Sunday (next flight would be following Thursday) leaves at 14:20.
You really only get 2 full days, Friday and Saturday, and a few hours on Sunday.
Not great timings at all.
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