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Old 2nd May 2016, 07:36
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Even the newest aircraft can go tec or be delayed, how much of it is the luck of the day. A gambling man may want to look at the odds with aircraft type.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 07:58
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Agreed. taking an extreme example of when Excel operated long haul from Ncl there were massive delays each week which were in the chronicle and and on here. Why take the risk if you know about recurring issues? On the other hand went to the domincan republic in 2006 when monarch took over and were only delayed 4 hours each way!!

Good news re svg - flash back to the good old Dan air days - 2 146's leaving mid morning to Bergen/stavanger and Oslo.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 08:01
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Dan Air - it was the pilot not the plane as I recall
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Old 2nd May 2016, 10:46
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We always book with Thomas Cook and never been delayed longer than 30 Minutes ! Which is why when i got informed i would be flying home with Avion this Saturday we moved the holiday forward a week and flew home with TCX Saturday just gone , Great flights there and back. I would never fly with a obscure airline unless it was a ridiculously cheaper. These leased in aircraft nowadays are plastered in logos and to the average joe it looks like the travel companys own.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 14:57
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I must be the odd one out here, I like more exotic carriers/types, I'd probably be happier if my flight got changed. Flying's boring now... Delays, broken A/C, obscure airlines and stroppy foreign crews were part of the fun of flying.

I love the sound of flying up to Norway on a Dan Air 146, or down to the Canaries on a Tristar... How about a classic 747 to Toronto, or sending a geordie stag do to Sunny Beach in the back of a knackered (albeit colourful) Tu154

Anyone heard the "I'm flying to Bulgaria, not driving" story regarding Balkan's Tu154?
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Old 2nd May 2016, 15:42
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Flying may be boring but the point is to get from A to B. If you want "fun" flying look at the adverts in the aviation glossies.

Delays are fun? Clearly you've never worked one Not really a comment for a forum such as this.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 16:05
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"Delays, broken A/C, obscure airlines and stroppy foreign crews were part of the fun of flying."

not if you do it often.... or it's part of your living........
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Old 2nd May 2016, 16:47
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Avion tech

Been told that a Smart Lynx will be positioning in to operate the Avion's operation tomorrow.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 18:12
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Lets hope whatever is positioning in gets here on time otherwise yet another delay
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Old 2nd May 2016, 18:15
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What's the Tech problem with the aircraft ???
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Old 2nd May 2016, 19:03
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Was it Avion Express or Smartlynx who operated for Thomas Cook last summer from NCL. I thought that whoever it was had very few problems or am I mistaken.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 19:18
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It was Avion last year, and they did have very few problems as I recall, Smartlynx did the 3 years before that and had their moments. It must be a pretty big problem to take 3 days to fix whatever it is.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 19:24
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Didn't LY-VEK need a need a new engine last year ? That led to all sorts of cover from a Titan 757 to a hifly A340 ! There was also more than a few company A321s that came up to cover for when it went tech ? Really not very reliable when you compare it to other aircraft that are based here for a considerable length of time
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Old 2nd May 2016, 20:21
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I know that this is a rumour network, but a few facts to back up those comments wouldn't go amiss.

LY-VEN is the same aircraft that operated the second half of last summer for TCX at NCL.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 20:27
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LY-VEN is also the aircraft TCX based at CWL the Summer before last, and it was fair to say there were tech delays after tech delays, so if this aircraft remains at NCL for TCX then it's inevitable that a troublesome Summer is ahead ...

Luckily though doesn't NCL have three based aircraft ? CWL only had LY-VEN so any delay would always be a lengthy one with an additional aircraft having to be sourced from around the network somewhere.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 20:30
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Lets see how they get on from now.

Newcastle is a X3 Aircraft base but generally when Avion go tech the A321s depart anyway on schedule and the delay can run into hours like the 7 Hours on IBZ last year
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Old 2nd May 2016, 20:34
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LY-VEN is also the aircraft TCX based at CWL the Summer before last, and it was fair to say there were tech delays after tech delays, so if this aircraft remains at NCL for TCX then it's inevitable that a troublesome Summer is ahead ...

Luckily though doesn't NCL have three based aircraft ? CWL only had LY-VEN so any delay would always be a lengthy one with an additional aircraft having to be sourced from around the network somewhere.
Clueless...
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Old 2nd May 2016, 21:25
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I seem to remember a few long delays on the new TCX A321s last year and remain confident that the Avion A320 was quite reliable.

Any aircraft both new and old can have issues.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 21:26
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Does anyone know what the activity in the air near NCL is? Started at around 2200 and is very loud what would appear to be jets
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Old 2nd May 2016, 21:36
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Engine testing on the Avion A320 ??(pure speculation)
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