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Old 16th Jan 2008, 15:47
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No not at all-I was not being sarcastic. I know a lot of people on here are smart & sarcastic but no it was a genuine question - Not all of us on here have a vast knowledge of planes.

Much of my knowledge on the subject is that they have 2 (mostly) engines, wings and are best when they stay up in the air!!!

Would still like to know more about Travel City & their plans/aircraft for the flights to Sanford Florida though :-)

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Old 16th Jan 2008, 21:38
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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
So is this an Airbus A330-300 of MyTravel Scandinavia, as all the MYT UK fleet with be TCX this summer and all are going to be utilised.
And will it operate on a TCX or XLA flight number, who is providing the crew.

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Old 16th Jan 2008, 21:44
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Its only for 7 weeks and the UK based A330s are not fully utilised during this early period.
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Old 19th Jan 2008, 08:33
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Anyone know any more about Travel City Direct?

Where did the old 747's go????

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Old 19th Jan 2008, 23:17
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I have to say I have travelled with Travel City/XL airways quite a bit from either Scotland or Manchester and found them pretty reliable. The main issue I have always had in Glasgow is the fact that they can never seem to load (And unload) the flight quick enough but that really was the only problem/issue I ever had with them. Who's fault this was I don't know but other than that was quite pleased with them.

Is Travel City going to bring in Jumbos again?

Not being very up to date with things can I ask a (silly) question? Is the days of Jumbo Jet Travel coming to an end? I am aware that it has been around for a long time but are companies like trave city and the like starting to shy away from these monsters??
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 08:16
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I have to say I have travelled with Travel City/XL airways quite a bit from either Scotland or Manchester and found them pretty reliable
Before Christmas, my auntie went to SFB with City Direct from MAN and on the return journey the plane took off from SFB and returned 5 hours into the flight. Next day the same happened except it was only in the air for 3 hours.

Finally, on the third day they were put on a MCO-LGW with VS and then BA upto MAN.

They can be reliable but when it goes wrong they don't have many options but to wait for the plane to repair.

Could anybody explain why they sent her MCO-LGW-MAN instead of just MCO-MAN? Cheers.
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 08:24
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Reroute

maybe because there were no seats available on the direct flight?
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 18:29
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a/c op will be with B737-800 at moment. slim chance it will be one of the two new 900 series a/c
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 18:34
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Sorry Sierra Delta (SD) is the tail reg of the French A330-200 planned MAN-SFB
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 10:45
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re the 747s TF-AMJ is doing Hajj flights for Garuda but I don't know where the others went. TCD operated 747-200s in previous years and most of those have been scrapped I think. There are no current plans for TCD to operate the 747 again, but never say never!

It does seem like the days of the 747 are numbered certainly as far as Transatlantic flights are concerned...A330s/777s are simply a lot more economical. At Gatwick Virgin are the only airline operating 747s nowadays

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thanks for all the info everyone!!
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 16:23
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with summer fast approching, what xl planes are going to be where this summer?
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 18:03
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1 C reg 737-800 at NCL I believe - a reduction in previous years!
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 21:15
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The current plan (subject to change) is:

LGW
2x 767-300 (G-VKNG/I for SFB/Carib)
1x 767-200 (G-BOPB)
5x 737-800

MAN
1x A332 (SFB flights. Also ops GLA-SFB)
2x 737-900 (G-XLAP/R)
1x 737-800

EMA/BRS
1x 737-800

DUB/NCL/GLA
1x 737-800 (C- reg)

Also 1x 737-800 is shared between Cyprus and LTN

Hope that helps!

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Old 4th Feb 2008, 21:28
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Any idea where the other two "C" reg 800s are going to be based?
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 22:27
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There's only 3 C- regd 737's C-FTAE, C-FTAH and C-GOAF.

So 1 ex DUB, 1 ex GLA, 1 ex NCL.
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 22:33
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LGW
2x 767-300 (G-VKNG/I for SFB/Carib)
1x 767-200 (G-BOPB)
5x 737-800

MAN
1x A332 (SFB flights. Also ops GLA-SFB)
2x 737-900 (G-XLAP/R)
1x 737-800

EMA/BRS
1x 737-800

DUB/NCL/GLA
1x 737-800 (C- reg)

Also 1x 737-800 is shared between Cyprus and LTN


Should be 3 (maybe 4) more 737-800's also. Think there's more than 1 based at MAN
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 23:00
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XL 739's

G-XLAP due for delivery BFI-KEF-QLA on 7th/8th May as XLA9000
QLA-MAN on 11th May
First Flight 15th May

G-XLAR due for delivery BFI-KEF-QLA on 30th/31st May as XLA9000
QLA-MAN on 3rd June
First Flight 6th June

C reg 738's also op ex BFS 3 times a week and ORK once a week
762 G-BOPB is MAN based

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Old 4th Feb 2008, 23:31
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Hi TCX69

No there are no more 738s...that's it! G-XLAA/B are leaving the fleet and G-OXLA (which is usually leased from Miami Air) isn't coming over this year. 762 G-BOPB doesen't currently have much flying planned but it'll probably be used as cover for the 763s at LGW.

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Old 4th Feb 2008, 23:42
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The 762 has a MAN flying programme up until the beginning of June and then will be used to cover for the 763 and subs.

Been told that AA and AB will be staying in the fleet for the mean time. So should be 14x 738 for the summer.
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