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Old 19th Jul 2006, 08:44
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Old 19th Jul 2006, 09:12
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He doesnt know because it didnt happen.
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Old 19th Jul 2006, 09:26
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XLA have not helped FJE at all!Anyone got any news about if FJE will be coming back in the winter at all????? We know it is planned but they did plan to be here all summer....
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Old 20th Jul 2006, 20:39
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They will return in september when the second of the AY units returns to HEL. That is the plan isn't it? Or wasn't that FJEs plan all along, certainly thats the rumour.
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Old 20th Jul 2006, 21:39
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The aircraft positions back up late 3rd Sep to operate the FJE 601 on the 4th Sep to continue the contract.
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Old 21st Jul 2006, 12:07
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on a positive note

just returned from Orlando on XLA on one of the TCD 743's,
a couple of things of note were
1. Outbound was ON TIME ..... return flight was 1 hr 25 mins late with a full explanation that the flight before had a medical diversion hence the delay ( that was fine ) felt sorry for the Manchester flight return delay 24 hrs...

2. Cabin Crew on our sector was excellent on the return journey compared with the outbound, who was somewhat it seems, suffering after effects from the night before and was mostly missing throughout flight.

3. In Flight entertainment via TV screen on the outward flight could not be seen due to seating config rows 34 & 35 (TF-AMJ). Return journey (TF-AMK) could see the screen but no sound due to night flight the main cabin sound was turned off & the headsets was not working for anyone during the flight.

4. Cabin on AMJ compared to AMK looked a bit dirty, but seating was comfortable enough. AMK was ok too apart from the seat back being broken and kept reclining ( was quite a feeling on take off, the guy behind was not to happy though and managed to get a spare seat elsewhere fortunetly ).

Overall we all had a faster more comfortable flight that prevoius similar flights,
that includes FCA 767 Star Class Premier.

Thanks to the Flight Crew for the informative and smooth flight and landings
Thanks to the Cabin Crew esp on return journey for being helpful, cheery and down to earth.
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Old 21st Jul 2006, 13:13
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Excel Airways today announced their new services to Antigua, St Kitts, Grenada, Tobago and Barbados. Flight are looking very reasonable!
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Old 25th Jul 2006, 10:55
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Originally Posted by afterdark
just returned from Orlando on XLA on one of the TCD 743's,
4. Cabin on AMJ compared to AMK looked a bit dirty, but seating was comfortable enough. AMK was ok too apart from the seat back being broken and kept reclining ( was quite a feeling on take off, the guy behind was not to happy though and managed to get a spare seat elsewhere fortunetly ).
Overall we all had a faster more comfortable flight that prevoius similar flights,
that includes FCA 767 Star Class Premier.
Thanks to the Flight Crew for the informative and smooth flight and landings
Thanks to the Cabin Crew esp on return journey for being helpful, cheery and down to earth.

There was a spare seat????!!! Wonders never cease .

nice feedback.
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 14:35
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Excel airways maintenance

Who services the XL fleet 747's in particular.
And what other airlines do they service.

Thanks

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Old 26th Jul 2006, 15:47
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Cool

I think you'll find that 'their' 747's are TF registered and would be looked after by Air Atlanta.
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 20:29
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who also own xl
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 14:23
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Can anyone tell me what Excel's plans are for HUY next summer?

XLA had intended to base an aircraft at HUY all week and put the full schedule on sale a few months ago. Now only Paphos and Heraklion are bookable

XLA have done very well at HUY this summer and if the plan to have a based aircraft next summer has been scrapped it seems a very shock move, especially as flights had already been put on sale for this summer
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 14:37
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excel are pulling out of huy along with ema and cwl reason's seem to be poor performance at huy as no cat3 and load factor was very poor at cwl. two new bases are opening at stn and dub for 2007. good luck to all crew's at huy/ema/cwl hope things work out for you all
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 14:57
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Well I am very disappointed in this, particularly as it isn't a problem with loads. I kinow there have been some DSA dversions this year. This is a huge blow to HUY - as big as losing FR

How come they are pulling out of NEMA
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 19:53
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Looking at the schedules for next year Air Malta are taking over the Excel flying from NEMA. Given the reliability problems with the MD80 at NEMA over the last couple of years, this should be an improvement.
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 20:56
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A post on my forums states yields are the reason for XLA pulling out HUY.

However if yields are a problem, why put next summers flights on sale. They would have known about yields last Easter when flights went on sale
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Old 17th Sep 2006, 14:14
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Any idea's on what the DUB base will be like? ie, aircraft routes? I look frward to seeing XLA in Dublin. We had a weekly Saturday rotation to Verona last year with a 738 which was nice!
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 03:16
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Guess no one knows what routes the unit will op ex DUB, is it planned there all week? there was talk of SFB would be fab to see the 767 there as well !
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 12:03
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Any chance of Air Malta taking on the HUY flights?
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 17:02
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Oh ok sorry i was under the impression that XL had arranged an agreement with air malta to base aircraft.

Very dissapointing for both airports all the same.
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