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Excel Airlines - That Bad?  
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Hi Gang

I keep reading reviews on Excel about their notoriety for delays - We are off to Greece in August with Excel and am now wondering if I should try and change our Carrier - Is the Airline that bad ?? ( I have looked at Excels service on different sites and unfortunately they come out pretty bad with time keeping so to speak) I would appreciate your views and any experiences with the carriers infamous delays !! Should I change or not??

I do not want to spend hours and hours in an Airport waiting to go/return when we have limited time due to our work commitments.

Thanks in advance !

Regards
Claire

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

I'm flying them long-haul on Friday - from reviews I've read, their timekeeping is the worst aspect, with the actual service being decent. I can't say I had an issue with their short-haul product last year, it was on time and the service was excellent.


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Flew on their 762 last year and it wasn't an experience I'd want again! Mind you, apart from FCA, are there ANY decent UK charter 767s?

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
Mind you, apart from FCA, are there ANY decent UK charter 767s

I don't think XLA's 763s are bad - they have a 3 class configuration with leather seats, and are fairly recently refurbished instead of being left in various hybrid states. No PTVs, but I believe they have audio and screens in the aisles. The 762's are in a single-class configuration, I believe



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

I've flown on their 738's before, was a pleasant flight  Smile

I flew LGW-TCP (Taba, Egypt) and return on Excel  Smile

The 738's are quite nice, leather seats on board!

I think the 763's and 738's are the nice aircraft of the fleet, I've heard the rest arn't half as good!

Excel has unfortinatly been receiving a bad name recently, I would personaly fly them again!  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
I don't think XLA's 763s are bad - they have a 3 class configuration with leather seats, and are fairly recently refurbished instead of being left in various hybrid states. No PTVs, but I believe they have audio and screens in the aisles. The 762's are in a single-class configuration, I believe

Turns out only G-VKNG has a long haul config - but the TF-ATT has definitely been recently refurbished into her one-class layout, so should be nice enough.



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