Domestic flights in the UK still tend to be very expensive now that we can compare them to 'low cost' airlines.
So getting a Wick - Edinburgh flight for £59 was not to be sniffed at. This one hour flight, which is operated six days a week by Loganair, (marketed by FlyBE) removes the need for an 8 hour train journey, and a 6am start!
Wick Airport is a delight to use. Or should I say, Wick John O' Groats Airport after its rebrand.
The airport is bright with lots of natural daylight and is a pleasure to use.
When you arrive at the airport there is a bell to press at the check in desk for attention. I was advised that I couldn't check my luggage through to London (booo!) but I was expecting that anyway. So it was just time to wait…
The flight that operates the BA6896 also operates the BA6895 from Edinburgh to Wick, and that arrived on time where it was refuelled.
This aircraft looks far squatter than the usual Saab 340's that Loganair used to fly on this route, and the 'plane actually comes from Suckling Airways (bought by Loganair two years ago.).
The Saab parked up beside in readiness for the charter to Aberdeen.
It was actually quite a comfortable plane, with 31 seats, of which 15 were booked today.
Boarding commenced and I was in Seat 4A, I took a quick pic of the row to show the decent legroom offered.
It was a clear day so the views were lovely…
..until we hit a bank of cloud at Edinburgh (no pic).
Despite being marketed by FlyBE, Loganair cling on to an inflight service, which, on a one hour flight at lunchtime is pretty basic, but a nice touch. Also, they still provide one suitcase free of charge, unlike FlyBE 'mainline'.
Wick - WIC
Edinburgh - EDI
Loganair are Scotland's airline, and a pleasure to fly with!
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Thank you for sharing this report !
Didn't know the city of Wick before.
Now I know where to go to fly with a Dornier ;)
There are very few reports on this aircraft, which is a good reason to welcome this FR. The picture resizing is excessive : 1024 pixel wide would be optimum. This being presumably an archive report (= on a flight boarded before you knew FR), it is natural that the photographic coverage is less than usual. Thanks for this report !
I have updated using bigger pics.
This is much better, thanks :)
Thank you for that exotic report ;)
No single malt onboard? ;)
A few years ago Loganair did serve malts on board... but the strongest thing now is their coffee!!
Thank you for this FR on a rare and good looking plane.
Do you mean that british domestic flights are expensive even on low cost carriers or compared to a european flight on a LCC?
It's kinda confusing to get a free drink and checked luggage when the airline's website says everything has to be paid for, but still a nice surprise!
Yes - fares from Wick to Edinburgh are usually around the £120 price, and the other scheduled service from Wick, Eastern Airways' Aberdeen service is never below £90 for a 40 minute flight. So £59 was a great deal.
Thank you for this FR, on a quite unusual route :)
Thanks for sharing this FR
Nice Wick end ;)
Thanks for this brief yet fun to read report. I've once traveled between John O'Groats and Edinburgh and it took me several hours. While a nice trip, I much rather have done it your way. I love how the Dornier looks in these colors. It's an aircraft make I have yet to fly on.
thank you for your nice flight report.
Welcome aboard and thank you for sharing a such unusual leg for us. Will you stand for Westray-Papa Westray ?
My brother has done that route! 58 seconds I think!
Thanks you for this nice report :)
Thanks for sharing this report on an exotic route! WIC does indeed seem to be a pleasant and convenient little airport.
Nice FR here too!
It's even better that Loganair enhances the flight service!
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