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Old 29th Aug 2008, 22:59
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It won't help XL when the likes of ITN are including the fact about XL dropping the Carribean routes along with a news item about airlines in trouble and the collapse of ZOOM this will cause panic, not warranted, no doubt with folks thinking of booking with XL.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 09:34
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BBC now reporting cancellation of winter flights by XL...
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:21
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Be careful what you post on here. A thread also asking about XL posted on R&N this morning has disappeared. Is it me or are there quite a few threads 'disappearing'?
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:23
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yep the XL LGW grounded thread has disappeared....
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:45
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XL Airways

Rumour has it that XL have cancelled all there long haul for winter - any truth in this ? Anyone heard anything.

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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:51
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Yup with the exception of SFB
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:54
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Holidays under threat as XL cancels flights to Caribbean - Telegraph
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 11:56
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Yes, all their flights have departed as normal today (as expected). It was a stupid and unfounded rumour, and luckily the mods saw fit to remove it!
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 12:03
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Caribbean flights cancelled as not making profit any longer, however X L are upping frequency of more profitable sanford route.
Also, majority of 767's being sold in winter as new A330's being delivered as replacements.
So we are led to understand.......
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 12:06
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XL dont own the B767's so cant 'sell' them - lease is more and likely up and they are being returned.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 13:27
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the lease is not being renewed as getting new A330, no point re-leasing an aircraft to make unprofitable flights.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 14:10
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B763 G-VKNI is going back to the lessor at the start of November, hence the cancellation of the expensive Caribbean flights (especially now the Island authorities have withdrawn their subsidies)

One of the new A330's is being leased to Finnair for the W08/09, therefore XL will only have 1 B763 G-VKNG remaining which, if last year is anything to go by will be operating from both LGW and MAN to SFB
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 14:57
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WARNING!!!

You are trying the patience of the mods!

There is a fistful of yellow and red cards just waiting for the uninformed, unthinking idiots who want to appear that they have inside information, who is just the person to let everyone know what it is they know.

Well, we are here to tell you that the next person who does not have positive info that they cannot back up will be looking for another site to spin their stupidity.

Are we mad? You betcha! Take a moment to think. How would you in a safe job like to hear that your job is in jeopardy? Then find out that it is nothing more than a complete moron who is looking for a moment of internet fame to give out false information.

That's it guys. Step out of line and in we dive - on you.

It is a sad time for the airlines and Zoom is a very sad example. We are living in bad times and all business' have problems.

If you don't know what you are talking about keep stumm.

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Old 30th Aug 2008, 16:45
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Well said mod type.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 22:51
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"Hear! Hear!" Mod!

Deleting "Bah! Humbug!" posts & threads respects the thoughts & feelings of the unfortunate ones who are now looking for new employment, or those who fear they may be joining them.

However, I feel there is a place on these forums for postings citing the examples of camararderie of groundstaff & crews from operating airlines helping abandoned crews downroute to get home, 'chinless' executives stumping up out of their own pocket to get employees back knowing they are never going to get that money back & wondering if they'll get another position is these desperate times, reassurances from 'people in the know' that companies aren't just 'dropping routes' but expanding services to other, more yielding destinations. I think we would all go to work a little reassured knowing that there are people among us who care & will go the extra mile to get us home.

As a Captain for an airline that operates a similar programme to ZOOM, to the same destinations, I'd like a bit of an idea as to the levels of charity & goodwill there are out there should the unthinkable happen to my employer while I'm downroute with a crew.
As a former employee of XL, I'd like to know that the futures of a cracking team of people are secure & that the routes that are dropped are replaced by increased frequencies & lucrative Ad Hoc contracts.

I fear we are entering a stage of over censorship.

By all means, Ban the "Bah!Humbug!"'ers but don't curb the curious.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 23:01
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so why pprune pop has all the ZOOM gone bust threads been removed?

these are FACTS
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 06:17
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If its not posted here, the media will give their story: XL enters Crisis talks.
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 06:21
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buzz boy, that is a fair question and the answer is not easy to find at the moment.

The best answer so far is that the whole thread was mistakenly, and accidentally, deleted. We are investigating that.

Zoom was an informative thread and we are really sorry that so much info was lost.

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Old 1st Sep 2008, 16:42
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There are now stories in three 'respected' newspapers concerning XL, the Telegraph, Times and Daily Mail. The truth seems to be that XL's bankers (Barclays) have withdrawn funding, and the company has invited Kroll, a restructuring expert, in to help them refinance. This isn't scaremongering, it's happening.
Currently, flights are operating as normal. Previous comments on this thread refer to the cancellation of the Caribbean winter series, and this seems to be an indication of tough times on long-haul. It's a sensible precaution to take, so that the group minimizes its potential cash requirements. I'm sure XL will reduce their winter European flying programme, as they did last year, to ensure they are well positioned for summer 09.
Hopefully XL will find the funding they need, but it's inevitable that some companies will fail in the current climate. The good news is that the group's holiday operations are reporting good forward bookings.
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Old 1st Sep 2008, 16:58
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Just a quick question:

If XL are (Possibly) in a bit of financial difficulty as reported in these newspapers does this mean that their Florida Arm (Travel City Direct) are in the same position?
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