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Old 4th Dec 2007, 23:20
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I know this isnt related to STN. But on XL's website, CFU is shown on the list from CWL. But doesn't seem to be bookable.
PMI and ACE are also on the list which were operated during 2007 (PMI by XL, and ACE by KM)
Does anyone have any info on this new route for XL?
The only other operator on this route from CWL is TOM
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 00:10
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Corfu is seasonal. May to October, all may well be revealed after Christmas.
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 13:35
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thought it was owned by a icelandic company??????????
It was for a time, before a management buyout
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Old 31st Dec 2007, 17:20
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I have just had a holiday in Thailand and had a flight booked with Nok Air from DMK- CNX (Bangkok Don Mueang-Chiang Mai).
My ticket was Nok Plus which is a premium economy type seat, on checking in I was told this wasn't available and they gave me a small refund.
When the aircraft pulled onto the stand it was a XL 738 G-OXLC (I think)
Had a look on airliners.net and it would seem XL have another aircraft with Nok Air for the winter.
British pilot, co-pilot and purser plus 2 or 3 Thai FAs.
Nice flight but not much room.
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Old 31st Dec 2007, 19:26
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The other aircraft on lease to Nok Air is B737-8Q8 G-XLAI
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Old 1st Jan 2008, 10:00
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So you sampled Britishness earlier than you thought then!
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 16:17
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Indeed
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 16:31
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XL have an a/c at E. Midlands this summer for Corfu. That will be my baby. The flight times are perfect and car parking prices, at Donnington Park are quite reasonable.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 09:42
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Any info on how XLs first scheduled route - NOC is going? I've spoken with a couple of people who flew over Christmas and were very happy with the service.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 13:10
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I have been on a couple of the NOC flights now, much better than easyjet or Ryanair (no hidden extras, taxes, baggage charges) seems to be the general opinion from customers so I'm told.

The comfortable new aircraft, smart, friendly, enthusiastic and approachable cabin crew seem to be popular too. I'm sure word of mouth in the local area will soon spread that XL are doing a good job on this route. Fingers crossed for even better success.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 23:07
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How is the noc route performing load wise?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 11:25
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Seems XL are being very sensible in their expansion, given the current tough market conditions. They are expanding into the scheduled market, in order to rely less on the extremely difficult charter market. They have cut capacity, both in terms of fleet and network. NCL used to have 3 based units (inc 1 sub carrier), this summer there has been a dramatic reduction in flights, to just 1 based 737. Obviously their old business model was not financially viable therefore they have reacted appropriately. A wise move.

Together with utilising new aircraft, with better economics and leasing aircraft out in the quiet winter months (which must generate quite alot of revenue) are XL not on track to do well?
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Old 14th Jan 2008, 15:51
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Where did my thread go???

How come I put up a new thread yesterday, got a couple of replies to it, and all of a sudden my whole thread that I started has disappeared??

It was a valid question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 21:36
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MAN-SFB umtil May08 will be B767-300 G-VKNG. May onward is scheduled to be A330-200 from the french fleet like to be Sierra delta
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 22:29
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Who are Sierra Delta (Sorry I am not up on all the jargon!!)

With the Jumbos going from their fleet has XL airways overall fleet gotten smaller?

I had heard a rumour that they have got another Jumbo???

Anyone any ideas??
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 22:31
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what does wet leased mean??
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 12:36
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The CWL-SFB route now confirmed as operating on an A330 leased from My Travel.

Will serve this route for 7 weeks.

Much better than the B747-300, at least it will fit on an air-bridge here at CWL, no more coaching passengers to & from
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 12:45
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Where is CWL????

An airbridge????? Whats that???

Can you tell I am a novice!!!!
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 12:47
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ah ha- CWL = Cardiff!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 14:07
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Indeed CWL is little old Cardiff

Airbridge is what we call them - jetway / walkway that connects to aircraft door or were you being sarky ??
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