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User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I'm flying with Airtours in the summer from Newcastle to Tenerife.
But I'm totally confused about which airline I'll be flying with.

According to the Airtours website, I'll be flying on Air Scania (or Air Scandic) flights SCY6921 & SCY6922. But according to the Newcastle airport website, I'll be flying on Excel Airways flights XLA4178 & XLA4179.

When I looked on airfleets.net, it indicated that Air Scandic don't have any active aircraft at the moment.

Is this because they just wet lease aircraft from people like Excel Airways?

Can anyone help, I wouldn't mind finding out what airline/aircraft I'll be travelling on.

Thanks in advance,

varig_dc10

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

I'm guessing it's the Tuesday flight?
It will indeed be on an Air Scandic 757 (leased from Finnair in Finnair c/s), operating on behalf of Excel Airways, for Airtours/MyTravel

Hope that didnt confuse you  Cool  spin 



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User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Didn't confuse me at all.
Thank you very much Mr Kirk.

I should have put money on you having the answer.
In fact I was thinking of e-mailing you direct.

Thanks again,
varig_dc10.


User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

hi, my Mum works at NCL for XLA and, backing up Gkirk, it will definately be operated by SCY on an MD-83 or a Fiinnair 757.
regards


User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

An MD-83?

That would be different... sick of flying 757's and 737's.

Thanks Burberry753,

varig_dc10


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Air Scandic were advertising for NCL based staff as junior cabin crew in the local paper last week. It will be a 757 on behalf of XLA.

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

What's happened to Air Scandic's A300s? Haven't seen one for ages.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Away to MNG Cargo in Turkey


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User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Not much cargo for the charter pax config -- they're with Turkish Airlines now.¨

User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Do Air Scandic have any of their own aircraft anymore or do they just lease stuff in as and when.

It's sounds like a strange set up to me.

Why don't Excel just lease a plane off Finnair and bin Air Scandic?

Varig_dc10


User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Excel are leasing 2 of Islanflg's 734's for the summer and basing them at NCL. SCY just lease other airline's aircraft and use tour operators to sell their flights with their crews. I agree a very strange setup, have u been oin their clip art website? lol

www.airscandic.com


User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Yes... very state of the art.

Just had another quick look at it. Noticed the section about pre-booking seats. It's a bloody con that. But the trouble is, if everyone did and you didn't, you could end up sat on your tod for the full flight. Hhhhmmm... what should I do?

varig_dc10

PS Burberry... are you a proper smoggy or do you just live in smoggy land?


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
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Both of the ex-Air Scandic A300s are now flying for MNG Pax - the passenger division of the Turkish cargo airline.

They are some of the last "classic" A300B4s before the -600 model was introduced, built 1984, but the pair are oddballs because they have an all forward-facing flightdeck crew (FFCC).

As far as I'm aware they are the only A300B4s still in service with a 2 crew flightdeck, as opposed to the normal 3 crew on other classic A300s. Apart from Finnair/Karair the only other customer for the A300B4 FFCC was Garuda Indonesia, but their fleet has long since been retired.

MNG are currently operating TC-MNY (G-TTMC) on behalf of Turkish Airlines, and TC-MNZ (G-SWJW) on behalf of Jetair/TUI Airlines Belgium.

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

My bad, glad to see them both still flying as pax a/x then  Smile


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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

Quoting Varig_dc10 (Reply 9):
Do Air Scandic have any of their own aircraft anymore or do they just lease stuff in as and when.

They are currently using a Viking Airlines MD83 SE-RDF for charter servies from Manchester, been operating for them since middle of October. In summer they will lease a 757 and a MD83 off Finnair.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 6):
What's happened to Air Scandic's A300s? Haven't seen one for ages.

Somebody with taste decided that they couldn't be allowed to live... Big grin


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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Hi, Varig_dc10, what is a smoggy? is it because i live in the north of England? lol

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 15):
Somebody with taste decided that they couldn't be allowed to live...

The livery may have not been the best, but you should have seen the Flight Attendants on my flight with them last summer, all young good looking women  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Burberry753,

A smoggy is somebody like me who comes from Teesside.

varig_dc10.


User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

"Both of the ex-Air Scandic A300s are now flying for MNG Pax - the passenger division of the Turkish cargo airline. "

But why does at least one of them presently carry the titles of a totally different company (Turkish Airlines)? Anyone from Turkey around?


regards
Eilennaei



(edit)
"A300B4 FFCC was Garuda Indonesia, but their fleet has long since been retired."

Actually, a number of them were employed by Tunisair, but evidently they were originally unable to take delivery of the pair as planned, so Karair (Finnair) snatched them for charter work in 1984, in which role they've been ever since.



[Edited 2005-03-23 21:36:09]

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Eilennaei,
Probably leased from MNG to Turkish for a wee while



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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

varig_dc10, if thats the case then yes i am lol. and i love it!!!  Wink u live anywhere near Hartburn?

User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Burberry753,

I'm from Billingham.
But I live in Newcastle now.

varig_dc10


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