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Excel Airways Get 737-400  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

I don't like that 'XL.com' branding on the engine  Sad. I prefered the ribbon-type logo!


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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Excel started with brand new 737-800s and then leased a quite old 757 and a nearly very old 767 and now a 737-4. What next Ryanair 732 or Mytravel DC10-30?

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Those were my exact thoughts Orion737. Will the 734 have leather seats and a 'decent' seat pitch like the 738s?

Horus




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User currently onlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Hi,

It looks nice and after all the -400s aren't that old!  Big grin I have to say that the new 'XL.com' branding is tacky but I suppose if its just for website purposes etc... it's not to bad.

Horus

The leather seats (I prefer cloth) on 'XL' aren't that comfortable unless you have an exit row. The legroom is also horrendous!  Sad

Regards
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Next they'll be flying the Kilkenny around! The planes are getting older, XLA are supposed to be doing well though,

Sam



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
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Excel started with brand new 737-800s

They didn't!

Excel started life as Sabre Airways in 1994 with a collection of elderly ex Britannia/Ambassador B737-200s, which were followed up by similar vintage ex Dan Air B727-200s...

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From 1998 new B737-800s were added to the fleet, but Sabre also obtained some re-engined Super27 B727s alongside these new aircraft.

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In 2001 the airline was formally re-branded as Excel Airways under new management - the B737-800s were retained, but even that first summer the ex-Britannia B767s were part of the fleet.

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So although they would like you to think otherwise, over their 11 year history the airline has generally operated a fleet of older second-hand aircraft, with the B737-800 being something of an exception!

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineFoxiboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 208 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Well it can only get worse now AIR ATLANTA are now the major share holder, there delays have got worse since the take over,and the passengers reactions are not to good either.

User currently offlineSunCEO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 359 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Does anyone know if Islandsflug and Aviajet are going to be rebranded as Excel Airways for the coming summer season? I think I heard something along that lines when Atlanta first bought them out...

BRgds,
SunCEO


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2257 times:
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SunCEO,
Aviajet are not owned by Air Atlanta, their only link is that they sometimes use an Air Atlanta aircraft under contract.

The Air Atlanta B767 used in 2003 was substituted for a EuroAtlantic aircraft.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2237 times:

Wow, they must have been quick with the paint because when I flew on that same aircraft operating an STN-KEF flight on behalf of Iceland Express on January 3rd, it was looking like this:



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Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)
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