David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7798 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted
Sat Mar 27 2004 21:27:50 UTC (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
It will be First Choice (probably G-OOAL); the tracker's database has not yet been updated to reflect the new code for them.
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Sat Mar 27 2004 22:31:00 UTC (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
ah thats what I was thinking since I saw Stratford Airways on the flight tracker once arriving at
FLL. First Choice flies some charters that stop at FLL every year with their 757s.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted
Sun Mar 28 2004 00:20:20 UTC (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2314 times:
But what's with "Stratford Airways?" Aena is showing it as Stratford Airways too. Last hour of Air 2000
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted
Sun Mar 28 2004 00:27:44 UTC (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
I'm sure we had this same discussion a while ago about the same airlien doing
LGW to somewhere in the Caribbean. I remember Excel being mentioned.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2645 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted
Sun Mar 28 2004 01:52:29 UTC (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2279 times:
FCA is First Choice Airways.
Some US listings still list FCA as Stratford Airways as they used the FCA code years ago before they went out of business.
First Choice Airways have been using the FCA code since their name change on 13 January 2004. All flights have been operating as FCA for operational/ATC purposes since then.
The AMM code has remained in use on tickets and on airport displays as some passengers had already been issued with AMM tickets before the decision to change the name to First Choice Airways.
As of 00:01 today, all airport displays/tickets will now show the correct FCA code.
Excel Airways' code is XLA. I have no idea why Excel was mentioned in relation to FCA!
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