Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25330 posts, RR: 54 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3010 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!
BY738 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Sep 2000, 2697 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2800 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.
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
TF-ATU really is an accident prone a/c! Mind you, aren't half the XLA fleet .
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!
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2713 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.