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Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?  
User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

Who exactly are Air Scotland? They seem to only have one aircraft, and yet are offering services from GLA, MAN, EDI and BHX.

Are there any plans to buy more aircrat?


They seem to offer quite cheap flights to BCN from MAN, but sadly only once a week!

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User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

They are now owned by a Spanish travel company. Their business now is to direct people to their Spanish Hotel business. The have one 757 which is operated in the name of Air Scotland by Greece Airways.
They have withdrawn routed from Paris and from Edinburgh.
Prior to change of ownership there were plans for more smaller 737/A320 size aircraft.
The single 757 is maintained by TCX. There is more than enough room in the schedule to operate their summer routes from GLA/MAN/NCL/BHX.


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

Rumours today suggest the 757 is heading for Jet2 at the end of April and GRE will operate 2x A320's.

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2396 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 2):
Rumours today suggest the 757 is heading for Jet2 at the end of April and GRE will operate 2x A320's.

Gaz

Please kepp us up-dated... I have booked a flight to PMI on AirScotland and was hopeing to fly the B757!  Sad Damn, I am always too late!

Btw.: it is a very strange company... If you don't have the reservation print-out at check-in you have to pay extra 5GBP for re-print at the airport!


Gaz, do you know something about their service?? any IFE, how much for drinks/food?? do they have a board-magazine?? There seems to be no informatioon on their web-page...


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

I think they are also operating a PIK-FAO charter this summer for Seguro Holidays. Can anyone confirm?


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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 3):
Gaz, do you know something about their service?? any IFE, how much for drinks/food?? do they have a board-magazine?? There seems to be no informatioon on their web-page...

No IFE ,no flight magazine


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

I dunno what the hell they are up to, but i think there is too much competition from FlyGlobespan at EDI.

Their site: http://www.air-scotland.com

I hope that they get A320's in the full livery but i'd then also want flights from EDI aswell.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineWooooody From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

I saw their aircraft at Prestwick midweek.

User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 3):
Btw.: it is a very strange company... If you don't have the reservation print-out at check-in you have to pay extra 5GBP for re-print at the airport!

No stranger than bmibaby which now also charges to reprint your confirmation if you don't have it with you.


User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

I travelled on Air Scotland not to long ago. The aircraft is well dodgy, safety-wise there is nothing wrong but the interior is very worn - for someone who is not updated on the airline, I assume they would feel unsafe.

Service is very "standard" for a low-cost. No extra smiles; they have overhead monitors which do not operate and price's are very moderate; in that respect they are not to bad.

The notable thing I reacted to was the lack of overhead ventilators so air was very poor in the aircraft.

All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

Eric


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2396 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Quoting Eric (Reply 9):
All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

Cheers, well I wanted to fly to Palma this summer- but I hated my choices! LTU, AIR BERLIN, CONDOR, HAPAGfly- all carriers I have travelled already on!  Sad

So this time I found a 1EURO+Tax flight from Hamburg to Manchester on AirBerlin and a 1,44EURO+Tax flight with AirScotland from Manchester to Palma...  Big grin


User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

How punctual is today's Biman in to MAN? Is it actually in the air and en route?!

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 11):
How punctual is today's Biman in to MAN? Is it actually in the air and en route?!

Currently expecting 30mins late.

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Quoting Eric (Reply 9):
All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

Totally agree with you there Eric. I too flew with them on the 757 and have to say - well dodgy interior. The aircraft inside is well worn and still has old Air 2000 seats with Air 2000 logos. Some seats were broken, others wouldn't recline and some tray tables too were broken. Service too very poor and you'll be lucky to get a smile. My outbound flight to ATH was delayed for 36 hours and wasn't even phoned to say it was delayed. Very, very poor customer service and wouldn't fly with them again no matter how cheap their prices are. Debonair if I were you personally I wouldn't fly with them until they get themselves sorted out. As BY738 said no IFE and no in-flight magazine. Good luck to you anyway and I hope your journey is smooth. After my experience I don't mind paying a bit extra to fly a well established airline with a good reputation.

Nick



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User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Are the flight crews Greek or British?

Seems to be generally quite punctual in to MAN, and I am hoping that remains when I go to BCN in a few weeks' time!


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

A strange airline...

Earlier today they were boarding a 757 at AGP... all the announcements said "Greece Airways flight XYZ to Glasgow" !


User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

Has a bit of an identity crisis apparently!

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 16):

Not really. No one seems to bother about Travel City Direct operated by Air Atlanta ???


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 16):
Has a bit of an identity crisis apparently!

Huge.  Wink Greece Airways is the operator, with the Air Scotland name attached, now owned by a Spanish company, with a large chunk of flights operating from England this summer.

A name change is definitely needed, as most would agree I'm sure, if not due to the fact that they are now operating a lot of their flights from England, then to distance themselves from the very bad press they received last summer.


User currently onlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4227 times:
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Now this is the airline that wanted some tristars so they could fly to Iraq if im not mistaken...
BTW, anyone know the aircrafts old Air2000 registration?


Kev.



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 19):
BTW, anyone know the aircrafts old Air2000 registration?

G-OOOS

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 19):
Now this is the airline that wanted some tristars so they could fly to Iraq if im not mistaken...

Yes it is, they were supposed to lease 3 ex Air Transart Tri-Stars from Globejet to operate services to the US. Canada, Cuba and Iraq (Iraq flights would have operated via STN). They are very good at coming up with weird and wonderful plans which come to nothing.


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 18):
A name change is definitely needed, as most would agree I'm sure, if not due to the fact that they are now operating a lot of their flights from England, then to distance themselves from the very bad press they received last summer.

Agree last summer was a horror. Having said that, the average traveller will know no different, and certainly not one who is travelling from England, so why change?

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 21):
They are very good at coming up with weird and wonderful plans which come to nothing.

Now under new ownership, so it'll be interesting to see if more stability follows.



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User currently offlineTsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 21):
Yes it is, they were supposed to lease 3 ex Air Transart Tri-Stars from Globejet to operate services to the US. Canada,

exactly...they had a press release announcing the acquisition of 2-3 L1011's to operate to YYZ,MIA,HAV and JFK from GLA...however nothing happened...oh well


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 23):
exactly...they had a press release announcing the acquisition of 2-3 L1011's to operate to YYZ,MIA,HAV and JFK from GLA...however nothing happened...oh well

Don't forget Arbil and Baghdad.

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
25 LH121GLA : No offence to the English - but I hope they move lock stock and barrel south of the border - and take their bad name with them!
26 Post contains links Debonair : Hi to you all, I heard from many sources interesting rumors! So maybe some of you are interested in this- but unfortunately I wasn't able to get a off
27 Post contains images GLAGAZ : I think you are correct From what I've heard 1 of these mystery A320's will be based at Girona with the other at MAN or GLA. Not 100% sure though. Ga
28 Debonair : Hi, hot up-date... German aviation-specialist "skyliner-aviation" reported today, that the B757 is returned and will soon be re-placed by 2 A319!!! So
29 GCDEG : The 757 indeed has been returned and in the meantime flights from GLA and EDI have been operated by a Travel Service B737-800 OK-TVQ but don't know f
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