By738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5047 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They have withdrawn routed from Paris and from Edinburgh.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.
Eric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4780 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.
GCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4565 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.
Huge. 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.
GSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4157 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.
Diesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4149 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.