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Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

XLA657 from Puerto Plata to Newcastle has apparently been turned back to POP due to an onboard fire.

Airline Excel Airways
Flight Number 657
Departure City (Airport) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP)
Departure Time 09/02/2005 05:33 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP)
Arrival Time 09/03/2005 12:59 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed

Anyone with more details?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 584 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

TF-ATU left POP then diverted back there due to engine problems, not an onboard fire.

User currently offlineSelcalCheckOK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Right engine oil filter problem....had to shut it down and returned to MDPP

ck


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

I was wondering why is was delayed so much again this week.

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Flight XLA657 is now due in at 0500 sunday morning.

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

People should talk with their feet. The whole summer on these routes has been one delay after another. Why people should book with them gain is anyones guess. But they'll blunder on again next year with the same delays and complaints, noone apparently doing anything about it.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

The charterers on the XLA NCL-SFB and NCL-POP flights are Thomas Cook and Thomson. I believe they are not very happy with how things have turned out with XLA, due to customer complaints.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

TF-ATU really is an accident prone a/c! Mind you, aren't half the XLA fleet Wink.

I flew G-VKNG and was delayed an hour each way. Then again, at SFB I took a look at the Travel City Direct flights and thought, glad i'm with XLA, because those pax booked on the old 74's weren't going home anytime soon!

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Even the "new" B737-800's are getting into trouble. The other day i saw G-XLAD at Gatwick, bound for Hurghada, went onto the runway, began take off roll, then slowed down before turning off and returning to the gate. A Virgin B747-400 turned on behind it, and an Emirates B777-300ER had to go around. XLAD came back out and took off an hour later.

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