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The Excel 767 has landed!

Old 1st May 2001, 02:35
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Smile The Excel 767 has landed!

At approx 1940 (local) 30th April 2001 the first Excel Airways B767-204ER TF-ATO (ex G-BNYS) arrived at LGW, and I have to admit she looks even better than she did in Britannia colours - one beautiful looking bird! - anyone else think so?

First revenue service XLA5004/5 LGW-HER-LGW tomorrow a.m 1st May 2001

Good luck everyone!

 
Old 1st May 2001, 03:40
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Whose colours does the aircraft sport - Excel or Air Atlanta? Best of luck to all the crews on the 767s anyway - Happy Landings!
 
Old 1st May 2001, 04:24
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I missed this a/c when it was r/o of GPA's at MST last week. Since then BAL (Sweden) B757 was r/o in Arkia livery and at present B767 G-BOPB is being worked on (2nd for Air Atlanta/Excel?).
 
Old 1st May 2001, 04:47
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It's painted up in full Excel Airways colours - nice!
 
Old 1st May 2001, 14:49
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Hey kids,better check how many peanuts Air Atlanta pays the drivers so to have idea to which species they belong.

[This message has been edited by GEENY (edited 01 May 2001).]
 
Old 1st May 2001, 23:01
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NG

Does it come with the full leather interior of your 737-7's? if not I'll stick with them thanks.

I look forward to seeing the beauty if she's home on 16th May.

FS
 
Old 2nd May 2001, 04:09
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Yes, full leather passenger seating is fitted to the B767.
 
Old 2nd May 2001, 23:10
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Good to hear NG.

Looking forward to travelling Excel class to LCA.

FS
 
Old 7th May 2001, 23:07
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FOR GEENY:

Hey buddy, for a "Line Trainer", your comments regarding Air Atlanta's crews were WAY out of line. With very few exceptions, the guys AND Gals at AAI are, at least as, or more, professional than a lot I can mention from VS and BA! Yeah, personal experience!

So swallow your bile and work on your first turbojet rating before you blast those guys again. They're not all snow-negroids......

[This message has been edited by Paladini (edited 07 May 2001).]
 
Old 7th May 2001, 23:24
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Boyz! Boyz!

Let's calm the rhetoric a bit. Geeny's and Paladini's shots won't help.

I believe the new Excel colors on the 767 was the issue. Is it pretty? Can't see it from Kuwait.

I can partially agree with both your comments (on AAI pay, not species) and can also attest, positively, to the high degree of professionalism of the AAI guys (747's at least). I operated for AAI last year on both the VS and Excel contracts out of MAN. Couldn't beat the cameraderie with a big stick. "ANI" still does a damned good job picking his 'stars'.

Sure, AAI pays a bit less, but that's the price one must pay to NOT be tied to the same routes and bases all the time. It's much more challenging and interesting to work in that type of demanding environment. Maybe, Geenie should try it before he chucks any more rocks OR CX maxims around.

[This message has been edited by Kato747 (edited 07 May 2001).]
 
Old 8th May 2001, 10:21
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I saw the a/c in its new colours and the paintjob isn't bad at all....

Good luck Excel's 767!
 
Old 8th May 2001, 21:39
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Are Excel using AAI's TF-ABT at MAN until another 767 is ready ?

It's nice to see the L1011 back at MAN - it must be summer again !
 
Old 9th May 2001, 00:05
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Anyone got a pikky to post?
 
Old 9th May 2001, 00:14
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I sure like the happiness and the smile in the message of the topic-starter !!

Cheers to you all and many happy landings !


 
Old 9th May 2001, 20:04
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Saw the 767 today at work for the first time today, she looks good!!

I must admit it pulled a few heart strings not to see it in BAL colours, but im sure you guys will like it as much as I did.

ps also saw a girl in Excell uniform today...even better in real life i assure you!!!
 
Old 10th May 2001, 12:52
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As I look out of my office window here, I have right in front of me TF-ATP, resplendant in the new colour scheme. Good luck and best wishes to all my ex-SBE friends.
 
Old 10th May 2001, 13:14
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Will some kind person please post a photo soon of one of the 767s or I will burst!! Thank you, TTT.

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What we want is a bit of Pop Music, none of this Beethoven!!
 
Old 10th May 2001, 13:26
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If you want some pictures guys try the Excel Airways new web site where there may be some shots. If not I'm sorry.

 
Old 15th May 2001, 02:18
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Tried the website, but no pictures... does anyone have one of the B767 in Excel colours ???
 

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