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Palma Majorca day trip 11th October

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Having managed to get a day return to Palma from Birmingham last September for £65 with Monarch just before they went bust I decided to see if it was still possible this year.I have not flown abroad this year since January due to surgery and a long recovery so was looking forward to a break.Having searched airline timetables and price comparison websites a day return out with Thomas Cook and back with Jet2 was possible on certain weekdays.The best price was for 11th October out 0600/0900 for £30 back 2110/2250 for £50 with extra for window seats and breakfast out.
I compiled a timetable for the day using FR24 and the AENA Spanish Airports website which gives arrivals for 24 hours ahead.It seemed busy all day except for around 4pm.So the day dawned and after arriving at BHX at 4am with no luggage was through security in about 10 mins and wandered the piers noting the based stuff and nightstoppers with only a Fedex 757F being of interest.I was hoping for an ontime departure and the boards duly showed a gate number 45 mins before 0600,this being a bus departure and as I got there boarding began.After everyone was on board(no spare seats seen) Airbus A321 G-TCDL we pushed back and departed on time.Good legroom for me(6ft 3in) and nice cooked breakfast made for a pleasant 2hr flight as we followed a BA A320 routing LGW-BCN over France with F-HBNH and EC-MBE seen routing North.Over Barcelona A330 EC-LVL of Air Europa flew over us 2,000 ft above routing MAD-MXP for a NEOS sub charter.Descended over the West coast of Majorca and landed over Palma Bay 5 mins early at 0925.
Arrived in Terminal A used by UK and non Schengen flights,B is domestic short haul and C/D for Schengen arrivals.Exited through the new E gates and walked over to the MSCP which gives views of the GA apron and take offs and landings when planes arrive over the bay.At about midday arrivals changed to come in from the North and were hard to see from here so decided to go back airside as I had my boarding pass printed.Security wasn`t too bad done in about 10 mins and as I had found a good spot last year headed for the C gates which at the far end 4 or 5 gates overlook the main taxiway between the 2 runways.All aircraft will taxi past at close range after landing or going to the take off runway so nothing is missed.Loads of German and Austrian planes as you would expect with biz-jets frequent.The 4pm lull allowed a break for a burger.The gates have power points for phone charging and water fountains are around to fill up an empty plastic bottle I had brought with me.As it was a clear,sunny day overflight were plentiful with traffic from/to MAD/BCN/ALC/VLC and between Europe and Africa.Aircraft inbound to IBZ routed overhead but were hard to see due to haze,no trail and filthy windows.There seemed to be loads going there from German airports using sub chartered planes such as Trade Air,Transavia France,Air Explore,ASL,Adria.It was very busy again late afternoon with many planes being seen 2 or 3 times during the day.With darkness falling at about 7pm I went back to the A terminal which has its own passport check for my return flight on 737-800 G-JZBB which had arrived ontime at 2010.Boading was done by row number in 3 stages and I had a window seat with 2 empty sets next door,the flight was about 75% full.Take off again bang ontime and landed BHX at 2245 noting the late night cargo arrivals,and through passport control E gates in 5 mins and taxi home 20 mins later.
BHX 11/10/18 0430-0600
D-AILW 319 LH
D-AIZG 320 LH
D-CAPO LJ35A
EI-DHA 738 FR
EI-EMN 738 FR
EI-FRW 738 FR
EI-GSD 738 FR
G-FDZB 738 TUI
G-FDZG 738 TUI
G-FDZT 738 TUI
G-JZBA 738 EXS
G-JZBB 738 EXS
G-JZBD 738 EXS
G-JZBF 738 EXS
G-JZBG 738 EXS
G-JZBM 738 EXS
G-JZHW 738 EXS
G-JZHX 738 EXS
G-TAWC 738 TUI
G-TCDA 321 TCX
G-TCDK 321 TCX
G-TCDL 321 TCX
G-TUIE 787 TUI
HA-TAD S340F FRF
LN-LNN 789 DY
N974FD 757F FDX
OO-SSD 319 SN
PH-BGX 7377 KL
PMI 11/10/18 0930-2130
7T-VUS ATR72 AH
84-00177 C12 ARMY
9A-DWA C525 CJ2
9H-CLG CL850 AXY
9H-MOX CRJX BINTER
CS-DLF F2000EX NJE
CS-DRY H800XP NJE
CS-TKU 321 TUI/X3
D-ABDT 320 EWG
D-ABDU 320 EWG
D-ABFO 320 EWG
D-ABFR 320 EWG
D-ABHG 320 EWG
D-ABKI 738 TUI
D-ABKJ 738 EWG
D-ABNI 320 EWG
D-ABNK 320 EWG
D-ABOC 753 DE
D-ABOG 753 DE
D-ABOI 753 DE
D-ABON 753 DE
D-ABZE 320 EWG
D-ABZK 320 EWG
D-ABZN 320 EWG
D-AEWG 320 EWG
D-AEWM 320 EWG
D-AEWQ 320 EWG
D-AEWU 320 EWG
D-AEWV 320 EWG
D-AGES 7377 GMI
D-AGWK 319 GW
D-AGWM 319 GW
D-AIPU 320 EWG
D-AIQB 320 GW
D-AIQE 320 GW
D-AIRH 321 LH
D-AIRK 321 LH
D-AIRL 321 LH
D-AISK 321 LH
D-AIZQ 320 EWG
D-AKNQ 319 GW
D-ASTB 319 GMI
D-ASTE 321 GMI
D-ASTF 319 GMI
D-ASTJ 319 GMI
D-ASTR 319 GMI
D-ASTV 321 GMI
D-ASXB 738 SXG
D-ATCA 321 DE
D-ATCB 321 DE
D-ATUC 738 TUI
D-ATUK 738 TUI
D-BADC DO328J
D-CCCB LJ35A
D-CHIC PHEN 300
D-CSCA C525 CJ3
D-CURT LJ31A
D-IAAC C441
D-IJHO C510
D-IKGT PREM 1
D-IRON C525
D-IZZZ C525 CJ1
EC-HMY BRAS SWT
EC-HQL 320 VLG
EC-IDA 738 UX
EC-IDT 738 UX
EC-ILE BE200
EC-KGI ATR72 CNF
EC-KLB 320 VLG
EC-LEK E195 UX
EC-LJS CRJX ANE
EC-LKM E195 UX
EC-LOP 320 VLG
EC-LRR ATR72 IB/ANE
EC-LUD 320 I2
EC-LVR 738 UX
EC-LVX 320 VLG
EC-LVX 320 VLG
EC-LYB ATR72 UX
EC-LYE 320 I2
EC-LYJ ATR72 UX
EC-LYL C560XLS
EC-LYR 738 UX
EC-LZD 320 EVE
EC-LZN 320 VLG
EC-MAH 320 VLG
EC-MCU 320 VLG
EC-MFL 320 VLG
EC-MJO CRJX ANE
EC-MJP CRJX ANE
EC-MQL 321 VLG
EC-MSL CRJX ANE
EC-MTJ 320 CTB
EC-MVC CRJX ANE
EC-MVD 320 VLG
EC-MZJ ATR72 UX
EI-DCK 738 FR
EI-DCN 738 FR
EI-DCO 738 FR
EI-DHX 738 FR
EI-DLV 738 FR
EI-DPF 738 FR
EI-DPR 738 FR
EI-DPV 738 FR
EI-DPX 738 FR
EI-DWC 738 FR
EI-DWO 738 FR
EI-DYC 738 FR
EI-DYR 738 FR
EI-EKK 738 FR
EI-ENW 738 FR
EI-EPD 738 FR
EI-EPH 738 FR
EI-ESP 738 FR
EI-EXI 717 VOE
EI-FHD 738 DY
EI-FHJ 738 DY
EI-FHL 738 DY
EI-FHM 738 DY
EI-FID 738 FR
EI-FIE 738 FR
EI-FIN 738 FR
EI-FIR 738 FR
EI-FIV 738 FR
EI-FOM 738 FR
EI-FOO 738 FR
EI-FOP 738 FR
EI-FRP 738 FR
EI-FRR 738 FR
EI-FTJ 738 FR
EI-FTK 738 FR
EI-FTL 738 FR
EI-FTN 738 FR
EI-FTY 738 FR
EI-FVY 738 DY
EI-FYE 738M DY
EI-FZW 738 FR
EI-GDV 738 FR
EI-GDW 738 FR
EI-GDX 738 FR
EI-GJB 738 FR
EI-GJR 738 FR
EI-GJX 738 FR
ES-SAO 320 JAF
ES-SAP 320 EZY
F-GUGM 318 AF
G-DRTD 738 EXS
G-EUUF 320 BA
G-EUUU 320 BA
G-EZAO 319 EZY
G-EZGZ 320 EZY
G-EZIY 319 EZY
G-EZOY 320 EZY
G-EZRH 320 EZY
G-EZUF 320 EZY
G-EZUN 320 EZY
G-EZUO 320 EZY
G-EZWA 320 EZY
G-FBEI E195 BE
G-FDZB 738 TUI
G-FXMR BE400XT
G-GDFH 733 EXS
G-JASS BE200
G-JZBA 738 EXS
G-JZBB 738 EXS
G-JZBE 738 EXS
G-JZBH 738 EXS
G-JZHG 738 EXS
G-JZHS 738 EXS
G-LSAC 757 EXS
G-LSAG 757 EXS
G-TAWD 738 TUI
G-TCDF 321 TCX
G-TCDL 321 TCX
G-TCVB 321 TCX
G-UZHA 320N EZY
G-UZHE 320N EZY
HB-IJL 320 LX
HB-IOC 321 LX
HB-IOF 321 LX
HB-JJK 320 EDW
HB-JOG 319 GMI
HB-JVH FK100 OAW
LN-DYO 738 DY
LN-RGD 738 SK
LN-RTN F2000LX
LY-VEC 321 TCX
LZ-AOA 319 GMI
M-CARA C525 M2
M-FRZN CL605
M-GZ00 G200
N455FX G450
N650GU G650
OE-FAF C525 CJ2
OE-FCB C510
OE-GKW G100
OE-IEU 320 EWE
OE-IQA 320 EWE
OE-IQB 320 EWE
OE-IQC 320 EWE
OE-IQD 320 EWE
OE-IVC 320 EZY
OE-IVW 320 EZY
OE-IZC 320 EZY
OE-LCF 321 LVL
OE-LCG 321 LDM
OE-LCJ 321 LDM
OE-LCK 321 LDM
OE-LKO 319 EZY
OE-LOC 320 LDM
OE-LOD 320 LDM
OE-LOE 320 LDM
OE-LOF 320 LDM
OE-LOG 320 LDM
OE-LQU 319 EZY
OE-LQY 319 EZY
OE-LYU 319 EWE
OE-LYW 319 EWE
OM-TSG 738 TVQ
OO-JAO 7377 JAF
OO-JEB E190 JAF
OO-JEM E190 JAF
OO-JOS 7377 JAF
OY-KBB 321 SK
PH-CDF 738 CND
PH-HXK 738 HV
PH-HZD 738 HV
RA-67242 GLEX
SX-ORG 320 OTF
TC-ODA 320 OHY
VP-BBQ 320 URAL
YL-LCU 320 DE
OTT PMI 11/10/18
7T-VJA 330 AH
7T-VJC 330 AH
7T-VJL 738 AH
7T-VKC 738 AH
7T-VKJ 738 AH
7T-VKK 738 AH
7T-VKS 7377 AH
A6-APH 380 EY
A6-EGR 777 EK
CN-RGQ E190 RAM
CS-TNL 320 TP
D-ABNT 320 EWG
D-AGWD 319 EWG
D-AIRB 321 LH
EC-IEF 320 IB
EC-LTM 738 UX
EC-LVL 330 UX/NEOS
EI-DHW 738 FR
EI-EIA 320 AZ
EI-EME 738 FR
EI-EMR 738 FR
EI-FBL 717 VOE
EI-FJD 738 DY
EI-FOS 738 FR
EI-FTH 738 FR
EI-FTK 738 FR
ES-SAQ 320 EZY
F-GSPF 777 AF
F-GSPN 777 AF
F-GZCB 330 AF
F-GZCK 330 AF
F-GZTB 733 ASL
F-GZTQ 7377 ASL
F-HAQD 320 AAF
F-HBAP 320 AAF
F-HTVE 738 TVF
G-BYGB 744 BA
G-CIVT 744 BA
HB-IPV 319 LX
HB-JNC 777 LX
HB-JYL 319 EZS
HZ-ARC 789 SV
I-BIXL 321 AZ
I-BIXR 321 AZ
N581JN MD11F WGA
OE-IVJ 320 EZY
OE-LCS 321 LDM
OO-JAD 738 JAF
OO-JVA E190 JAF
OO-SFW 330 SN
PH-BVO 777 KL
SP-ENT 738 ENT
SX-DGS 321 AEE
TC-DCL 320 PC
TC-JVA 738 TK
TC-JYN 739 TK
TC-JYO 739 TK
VP-BPC 321 S7
YR-BME 738 OB
BHX 11/10/18 2245-2315
D-AILS 319 LH
D-CAVA SA227 BID
EC-JBE BRAS SWT
EC-JZI 320 VLG
ES-LSH S340F AEG
HA-TAB S340F FRF
HB-ALQ ATR72F IMX
N974FD 757F FDX
OO-SSG 319 SN
PH-BGO 7377 KL
YL-RAG S340F MTL
YL-RAI ATR72F MTL

Pictures https://forums4airports.com/media/categories/17/ and on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/gp/antonov22/Ng4goH Regards,Simon.
 

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