My first day in Tenerife

@Asylum (48224)
Manchester, England
January 10, 2017 10:32am CST
The flight to Tenerife was quite a surprise because I am accustomed to aircraft being full. You do occasionally see a couple of empty seats on the plane, but certainly nothing of this calibre. In fact, there were only about 25 passengers on the whole flight. It cannot be viable for an aircraft to be so sparsely occupied, especially for a 4.5 hour flight on a budget airline. The return flight only cost me about £70 and the fuel consumption alone must have been horrendous. Took a quick explore around the area today, which seems quite a pleasant place. With the temperature about 21C it definitely makes a pleasant change from Manchester in January.
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@LadyDuck (176685)
• Switzerland
10 Jan 17
After the cough I finally got a serious cold. I am enjoying the snow staying inside. Enjoy your warm weather and have fun.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
So I assume that it is warmer here than Switzerland.
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@LadyDuck (176685)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 17
@Asylum It's warm here today, a perfect zero Celsius and snow.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@LadyDuck You lucky girl, I envy you.
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@allknowing (69455)
• India
11 Jan 17
I do not have to go to Tenerife to enjoy that kind of climate. I am getting it right where I am posting this to you But there could be something else there that I will not get here. What's that?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
They do have some lovely camels.
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@allknowing (69455)
• India
11 Jan 17
@Asylum We do get camels here on sea shores
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@allknowing That I would like to see, camels bathing and making sand castles.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
10 Jan 17
Oh, I'm jealous of your 21C temperature... It's been scorching down here and tomorrow is supposed to peak to nearly 40C...
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
I have known 40C a few times, which is seriously hot and savage.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
10 Jan 17
@Asylum It's a fire weather and too hot to engage in any outside activities...
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
@sishy7 Exactly, I can cope with the upper 30s, but at 40 it becomes far too much.
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@pgntwo (22568)
• Carthage, Tunisia
10 Jan 17
I'll bet the return flight to Manchester had more people on it, all returning after a new year week in Tenerife :)
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I will find out next week when I fly home.
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@pgntwo (22568)
• Carthage, Tunisia
11 Jan 17
@Asylum Ah, not your return flight, but the one that the plane you flew in on serviced on its way back to Manchester. Chances are your flight home will be as empty as the one you flew in on.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@pgntwo Difficult to say because many people take 10 days or 2 weeks, so the passengers are not the same on the return flight home.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
11 Jan 17
Any idea why there were not many people on the plane? The time of year with children back at school maybe? Are there many people there where you are now or is it quiet too?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
It is not overly busy, but I am in the North and most tourists head for the South.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
11 Jan 17
@Asylum You went there for that reason or because you had not yet visited that place?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@mysdianait I chose the North purely because I had not been before.
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Jan 17
Have a great time there its a lovely place to be in. Maybe they cannot afford to go on Holidays seeing as its January and they may have spent their money on Christmas things and all that. You never know. I imagine it will pick up as the days go by.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I have flown many times between December and February and the planes have always been full.
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Jan 17
@Asylum Apart from the usual things that happen in Spanish Airports I can´t think of why they are not flying other than they need the money for something else. Example I cannot afford to fly at all. Its a tough job to keep the house too. There must be a lot like that that are in a bad money month.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Of course many people will find the cost a serious obstacle, but the airlines operate less flights to resorts in January so they still usually become full.
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• New Delhi, India
10 Jan 17
Its a rare finding..did you enjoy your flight?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
Yes it made a nice change. Several of the passengers lay across several seats and slept for a while.
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• New Delhi, India
10 Jan 17
@Asylum Hahaha. That is cool.. Did nt you sleep?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
@amitkokiladitya No, I never sleep on a flight. Somehow the flight seemed shorter, although I cannot figure out why.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
12 Jan 17
Good week to be away, snow in parts of the country and rain here in Plymouth which is nothing new lol. Enjoy your time there. When to Malta once we had a plane like that half empty and again coming back from the USA, only 190 something passages out of 375 I think the flight could carry.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan 17
It is quite a rare occurrence, especially these days.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
12 Jan 17
@Asylum I've known flight not to be full many times, maybe the Spanish islands, maybe different seeing that 95% of the UK seems to go there
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan 17
@kevin1877uk This is true, especially mainland Spain.
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
That sounds a nice temperature. And it seems a really cheap flight as well.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
It is often cheaper for me to fly to the Canary Islands than mainland Spain, despite it being twice as far.
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 17
@Asylum So do you sometimes to that or do you opt for the short flight?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@JudyEv This is my fourth trip to the Canary Islands, but I have been to mainland Spain dozens of times.
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@moffittjc (45290)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Jan 17
Sometimes airlines can afford to fly half-empty planes because the airports or destinations they fly to often will pay them incentives to use their airports. Maybe the Canary Islands government or tourist development board contributes fees to the airline to ensure that it has regular flights to and from the islands, even if they are not full flights.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I have been to the Canary Islands several times before, but the flights are always full.
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@moffittjc (45290)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Asylum I guess you got lucky on this most recent flight! I once flew to New York City on a Boeing 757 that could hold 200 passengers, and there were less than a dozen of us on the flight.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
14 Jan 17
@moffittjc It is virtually unknown on routes such as England no the Canary Islands.
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@Meramar (2702)
10 Jan 17
Welcome to Tenerife. It's not high season at the moment, so many tourists already left. I hope you'll enjoy your holidays.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
The Canary Islands are very popular at winter because of the weather.
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@Meramar (2702)
11 Jan 17
@Asylum That's it. During winter we have beautyfull spring weather.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
@Meramar Sometimes we are lucky to get that in summer.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
10 Jan 17
21°C, wow. About the airline, I don't know. I've never travelled by plane.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
Never? That is quite a surprise in these modern times.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
10 Jan 17
@Asylum I'm 21 and never been abroad, hopefully I'm going to experience that soon.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
@sabtraversa When I was 21 I had not been abroad, but foreign travel is more commonplace now.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
It is nice to be in a flight that isn't really fully booked . You can actually change to other vacant seats .
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
A few people even lay across several seats to sleep.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Jan 17
@Asylum That is just so nice then .
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Jan 17
We've just run into some warm (for January) weather. A couple of days around 50F, which has melted the snow but will only lead to great disappointment when the freezing temps return at the end of the week.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I have experienced that many times in the past and it is disheartening to realise that the promise of a respite from winter was a false alarm.
@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 17
That was a bit of luck I hope you managed to get a row to yourself? I imagine it will be a slightly fuller flight coming back as most people will be returning to the cold of the UK after their winter break. Have a great time. I like Tenerife! I will be heading there myself in November!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
I actually had several rows to myself, which was difficult to believe.
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@DianneN (85007)
• United States
11 Jan 17
I've have several flights like that, but took advantage by stretching out on three seats to nap. Enjoy the warmer temps.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
A few passengers did exactly that.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
So, you are off gallivanting again !!! Enjoy your trip and the warmer weather.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
This is just a practice run so that I do not forget how to enjoy holidays.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
The flight seems safe and affordable. I like travelling too. The temperature is just right not too hot and not too cold
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
Yes, the weather is precisely what I wanted.
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• Preston, England
10 Jan 17
sounds like the kind of flight I would enoy - hope your break goes well
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
It was a rare treat to have lots of room.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 17
I wonder why the plane was so empty, Tenerife is popular at this time of year. 21 degrees sounds just right.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan 17
The empty flight makes no sense to me at all.
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