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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:31
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WOW-How on earth do you know all that???

Is it a nice 'healthy' plane (Nervous flyer you see!!)

Thanks very much.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:33
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oh, and one last thing-Who are SQ-What operator are they?
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:38
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SQ= Singapore Airlines
Its amazing what a google search will come up with.....
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:43
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Funny thing is, this is a website about all things aeroplanes-So I just asked what SQ stood for-Not everyone is a airline geek.

But thank you for answering my question.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 21:46
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healthy plane???
yes, flew on it last march, up in the bubble and its fine dont worry, good service in the bubble as well
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 18:05
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XL are starting scheduled flights next summer, according to their flight timetable
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 13:37
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XL have been doing scheduled services this summer too, viz: LTN-LCA and others
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 14:07
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The LTN-LCA has been operated since the demise of AJet (Helios)

As for the aircraft orders, XL France have 3 A320's & the 2 A330 ordered, XL Germany have 2 A320's on order. As they are now all part of the same group I'm sure they will all be swapped around as necessary.

http://www.airbus.com/store/mm_repos..._June_2007.xls

2 of the 767-300's are apparently going back to the Leasing Company soon, and the contract on the 743's comes to an end in 2008, hence the orders for the A330's.
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Old 7th Aug 2007, 21:13
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Another scheduled route, that starts this winter - prepared to be surprised - LGW-NOC, daily except Saturday. Not yet for sale but its in their flight timetable. This is a bit of change in direction for XL
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 00:18
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Anyone any idea when the lgw /noc flights will be released for sale?

cheers.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 15:50
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Flight timetable now also showing MAN-LCA, and interestingly LTN -Paphos/Sharm El Sheik as scheduled services - the Luton routes arent currently served on a charter basis so are brand new
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Old 26th Aug 2007, 17:49
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Down Sizing

Hey Guys!!!

I have heard that XL are due to down size at LGW and MAN so its unlikly that there going to be crewing for summer "08" at these two bases.

Has anyone else heard this and why is this happening at these two big bases?

Hope use can give some light on it, as i was really looking forward to applying to LGW for summer "08"
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Old 26th Aug 2007, 20:40
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No STN fights are on sale for next summer - so is STN base shutting down?

But it does look like a LTN base will be opening?
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 11:08
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I was noticing that in the Travelcitydirect website they are offering only main cabin or premier seating for S08 are XL they doing away with the 747-300's earlier than planned this would also seem to fit in with downsizing, I take it will be with XL 767's.

Can anyone tell me the if the layout in the XL 767's are 2-4-2, 2-3-2 and what the seat pitch/comfort is like.

I see that they have now on order 4 x A330 for delivery, 1 on each Nov & Dec 08 also Mar & Apr 09.
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 13:59
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Well that would work out, as from what i have heard is that the lease for the 743 is due to end mid November this year and i have not heard of any plans to extend this lease again.

As for the 767's thier longhaul economy cabin is 2-4-2 with 32" legroom. The XL one cabin is 2-2-2 with upto 45" legroom. As for the premium economy section i am not sure if they still offer this service but when they did it aws 2-3-2 with upto 35" legroom.
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 15:26
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airhumberside - LGWNOC as a scheduled route, will be interesting to see how XL do as EZ tried it then pulled off. Would imagine RYR will also give them a run fo there money with their own routes into STN/LTN.
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 17:19
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I apologise in advance if this is the wrong forum. What are xl operating on MAN-SSH and MAN-HRG this winter?

Is it B738/B752/B762 ?

(If wrong forum please move)
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 20:58
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airhumberside - LGWNOC as a scheduled route, will be interesting to see how XL do as EZ tried it then pulled off.
At the moment I doubt they will be doing very well as its stil not yet on sale, just in the timetable. Same with LTN-PFO/SSH. Anyone know whats going on?
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Old 27th Aug 2007, 22:17
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As for the premium economy section i am not sure if they still offer this service but when they did it aws 2-3-2 with upto 35" legroom.
Just shows how FCA and TOM treat their passengers. This is near enough the same configuration as FCA/TOM economy cabin. TCX/MYT/XL/MON/VS need to take note of the great service that FCA and TOM offer on their long haul services!
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Old 28th Aug 2007, 04:58
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"MUFC_FAN" you might find TOM & FCA have the extra leg room, but l bet the main cabin is still 2-4-2.
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