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My XLA Flight Cancelled!  
User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5039 times:

Hi, i am due to fly to ZTH on XL4032 on the 18th from NCL and the travel agent rang today and said we are going to MAN instead! i understand this is the Finnair aircraft they are leasing and was wondering what a/c i am now flying on? MAN-ZTH 18/06/06 15:00 apparantly... cheers  Smile

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 5014 times:

Things happen, at least you're still going. Greece is very nice.

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Quoting Burberry753 (Thread starter):
Hi, i am due to fly to ZTH on XL4032 on the 18th from NCL and the travel agent rang today and said we are going to MAN instead! i understand this is the Finnair aircraft they are leasing and was wondering what a/c i am now flying on? MAN-ZTH 18/06/06 15:00 apparantly... cheers

Finnair uses the charter version of B752, they often lease them out too.
I am afraid it will not be any of Finnair's comfortable airbuses... but you will survive.

True, Greece is nice. I have flown AY's B752 from HEL to Corfu and Mykonos in Greece, enjoyed both.

[Edited 2006-06-03 15:55:09]

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

Your new flight should be a B757-200, 14:45 departure.

User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Why did they cancel your flight?

Good of them to inform you beforehand!



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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

I dont know why, they didnt tell us lol Smile

User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

OMG lol Its now on Monarch we are travelling, MON1216/7, i wonder why im on a totally different airline!?!?

User currently offlineCosmic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

Quoting Burberry753 (Reply 6):
OMG lol Its now on Monarch we are travelling, MON1216/7, i wonder why im on a totally different airline!?!?

Maybe your original Aircraft didn't have a huge amount of passengers, so it was more cost effective to place you all on a Monarch Aircraft, which may also have not been full.


User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

Quoting Cosmic (Reply 7):
Maybe your original Aircraft didn't have a huge amount of passengers, so it was more cost effective to place you all on a Monarch Aircraft, which may also have not been full.

Anyone know what a/c they will use? cheers  Smile


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4604 times:

Is that MON flight from NCL or MAN?


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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4593 times:

MAN, I hope its an A300 or an A321  Smile cheers!

User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Anyone know where I can find out? Also, my original XLA flight to ZTH from NCL still seems to be running. So maybe it got too full and there was space on the MAN flight Olympic Holidays are using aswell.  Smile

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

When did you book? It seems strange that it would be full in June, when people are still at school and ultimately, when most kids are still doing exams. And even if it was full, then they should not have put you on the flight in the first place. You should get onto them and see what's going on.

In terms of your Monarch flight, last time i checked it was scheduled as a B757-200, however this is subject to last minute change.


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

... yet another XLA cock-up it seems!

At least they're trying to do something about it though, can't fault them for that!



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 13):
... yet another XLA cock-up it seems!

No, if anybody is at fault, its Olympic Holidays, who he booked with. Excel haven't cancelled the flight, and the seats sold by the tour operator would have been in their own controlling.

Burberry753, were you asked if you minded changing flights or did they tell you that you had to change? I'd call them up to see what's happening and the reason why you had to change, because i cannot imagine that a flight in the middle of June to ZTH will be full. Also, has your return flight been changed as well?


User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 14):
Burberry753, were you asked if you minded changing flights or did they tell you that you had to change? I'd call them up to see what's happening and the reason why you had to change, because i cannot imagine that a flight in the middle of June to ZTH will be full. Also, has your return flight been changed as well?

I dont think its XL's fault at all now, because my original flight is still operating. Maybe it was overbooked. No we werent asked we were told lol Iv been looking at the photos and it seems theres only Airbusses based at MAN this summer, correct me if I'm wrong  Smile


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 4264 times:

Quoting Burberry753 (Reply 10):
MAN, I hope its an A300 or an A321 cheers!

MON1216/1217 is operated by 757. Was G-DAJB today.

Mark



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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 16):
MON1216/1217 is operated by 757. Was G-DAJB today.

Does anyone know where I can find out what the scheduled a/c for a charter is? cheers Smile


User currently offlineSteady Eddie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 13):
... yet another XLA cock-up it seems!

Change the record mate, you're talking rubbish again, at least your mate SBE727 has seen sense and piped down


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

Quoting Burberry753 (Reply 17):

Does anyone know where I can find out what the scheduled a/c for a charter is? cheers

You mean what a/c will operate this flight?

Mark



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User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

Yeah but i looked on all the websites i could think of and i couldn't find out what aircraft it is, even though i know now its the 757  Smile

User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

Quoting Steady Eddie (Reply 18):
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 13):
... yet another XLA cock-up it seems!

Change the record mate, you're talking rubbish again, at least your mate SBE727 has seen sense and piped down

There's no sense to see!

I can't seem to win on here, I have commended XLA twice over the last week, once regarding the way they excellently handled their situaition at CWL last week, and once during this thread for actually doing something about the flight and re-allocating the passengers seats on other flights insted of waiting for them to turn up at the airport!

Regardless, they have once again let themselves down this weekend, they currently have TWO aircraft stranded in LCA (it might have returned by now I dont know), but there's definately one still stuck in SSH, and it's not due back until 2140, which is 22 hours after it's STA.

Sort it out



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User currently offlineSteady Eddie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

because its a charter flight, so pax sales are done by the tour op, not the airline, as already established, the flight is still operating but our friend has been moved by his tour operator. Its got diddly squat to do with XLA and is definitely not a cock up on their part.

User currently offlineBurberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Quoting Steady Eddie (Reply 22):
because its a charter flight, so pax sales are done by the tour op, not the airline, as already established, the flight is still operating but our friend has been moved by his tour operator. Its got diddly squat to do with XLA and is definitely not a cock up on their part.

Exactly, the flight is still running, in fact it departed bang on time on sunday!


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting Steady Eddie (Reply 22):
Its got diddly squat to do with XLA and is definitely not a cock up on their part.

Right fine... my mistake... bad tour operator!!

Still doesn't change the fact XLA are crap!



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25 Steady Eddie : see you're doing it again It is best to remain silent and be thought a fool then to speak up and remove all doubt.
26 FlyingColours : Excel are not crap (well they might be in your opinion), Air Atlanta are crap but Excel are winning awards, their 737-800s are well maintained and do
27 Cwldude : Regardless of the fact it's REALLY Air Atlanta, your average consumer is unlikely to know that, therefore they still see is as Excel Airways. All the
28 Steady Eddie : OK, presume its Excel's fault they had a bird strike this weekend as well which was the trigger for most of the delays?
29 FlyingColours : Ok RE SSH, whatever caused a delay out there aside for a minute, the crew would go out of hours. UK airlines have to get special permission to actuall
30 COSMIC : Is there still the possibility that the Excel and Monarch flights have been combined because it is more cost effective and they both were not full?
31 Planesarecool : Baring in mind very few flights are delayed, i don't think many people are going to be put off flying Excel. My mate was due to fly back from Malta w
32 Post contains images Burberry753 : Olympic Holidays is using both XL and Monarch so thats why we'v been shipped over to MAN lol
33 Cwldude : Getting an extra day's holiday for free is just aswell if you haven't actually got to be in work the following morning! The SSH-CWL flight has now bee
34 Post contains images Jmc757 : Out of interest, can I ask if you've asked Olympic Holidays why your being shipped down to Manchester, considering the Newcastle flight is still oper
35 Planesarecool : Oh you mean the people who say that the company is the biggest pile of shit in the world just because they've had one bad experience that was out of
36 Post contains images Burberry753 : We are staying in Laganas which iv heard is quite near to the airport lol Olympic have given us £130 between 9 of us to get us to MAN and they didnt
37 TuRbUleNc3 : At least they gave you plenty of notice plus some compo, even though its not a lot, its more than you'd get with a lo-co airline. Have a safe flight a
38 Jmc757 : Not too bad I guess! Laganas is brillaint you'll have a great time I'm sure! Make sure you go to Millagros and have what they call a "Sniffler"!! Lag
39 Post contains images Burberry753 : Cheers!!! I'm buzzin
40 Cwldude : I have, in another topic, mentioned the FCA delays that have hit CWL once again today! JUST to show that Im not JUST commenting on XLA delays... MYT
41 Post contains images Atco2b : ZTH cant take anything larger than a 757, I think... It is! Five years ago today, I was in Tsilivi in Zante! Lovely place, very hot lol. Laganas is a
42 Post contains images FlyingColours : Allegedly its had a 747 although I think the person I spoke to meant a flyby. Yeah I haven't seen anything bigger than a 757 & A321 in there but hey
43 Cwldude : I think it's just co-incidence that FCA, MYT, and XLA planes have all gone tech or something along those lines at the same time, as TOM, WW, RE, and
44 Planesarecool : Comfortably, yes. I flew on an Air New Zealand B767-200 (on lease to Airtours) into and out of Zante, but lets just say the departure was more than a
45 Demoose : It's a shame to see XLA slide from top spot in terms of on time charter airline to wotever it is now, 5th or something. I doubt this season will be mu
46 Cwldude : Not in the XLA world! I've already lost count of the amount of long delays they've had this season, and no matter how much you all shout at me, it wi
47 Planesarecool : Yes in the XLA world. Sure they have a few delays, but i can guarentee that less than 5% of their flights are delayed by over an hour.
48 Cwldude :
49 SBE727 : Im sure that less than 5% are delayed over an hour, however, what will be the hard part is gaining back those minutes to reduce the avg minute delays
50 Myt332 : Just to add my two pence worth, last year I flew Excel to Skiathos. It was meant to be a direct flight on the B752 there and back, alas they decided t
51 Jetset7E7 : I flew XLA a few weeks back MAN-ALC-MAN, both flights were ontime, early infact, I thought they crew were very good, altought the flightcrew didn't sa
52 Cwldude : FCA plane gone tech in CWL AGAIN tonight... what's up with them lately???
53 Steady Eddie : MYT332 Avoid charters if you want this sort of aggro end of season, but don’t blame the airline (AGAIN) as a matter of course Chops and changes to r
54 Jetset7E7 : Every aircraft goes tech from time to time, we've had it with Monarch, we just have to sub charter aircraft in, or use our standby aircraft. FCA are
55 Post contains links and images Myt332 : Ok I understand what you're saying and thanks for the explanation as it's appreciated but I did state I didn't blame the whole situation solely on XL
56 Cwldude : At the end of the day I think everyone deserves a second chance, I used to loathe Britannia for what happened on my flight (Im not going into it but i
57 Post contains images FlyingColours : Ok I'm going to try and avoid an argument but..... JSI has TV Screens???   Seriously though I do have a few points to make which are as follows. Chil
58 Planesarecool : Wow, so you're claiming you're a psychic now are you? Monarch had a bad start at Gatwick last summer, but improved as the summer went on and generall
59 Post contains images TheSorcerer : Watch out Zulutime might report you. Dominic
60 Post contains links and images Myt332 : Oh yes, quite the modern airport! That is interesting as on the outbound flight we were given row 1 at MAN and hence why my parents wanted the same r
61 Diesel1 : HaHa. Very droll.... but you just don't get it do you. ZuluTime isn't interested in XLA - in fact he's probably quite happy to watch a competitor air
62 TheSorcerer : It's called a joke mate. Dominic
63 Post contains images FlyingColours : Depends on which HQ she spoke to, XLA and Islandsflug/Air Atlanta Icelandic have on many occasion not spoke to each other (like telling the flightcre
64 Post contains images Diesel1 : Droll - comical / amusing So yes I know you were joking, and I also spotted your . Your comment was contextually incorrect though... By the way, I'm
65 Post contains images TheSorcerer : Oh right i thought it meant dull or something like that. How? just cos i didn't put a , after watch out? Dominic
66 ABfemme : OMG did you guys spot my post in polls and prefs about XLA ????? Cant find a worry smiley.........
67 Planesarecool : Well for one, ignore cwldude's comments, as all he wants to do is dig at XLA, and hasn't even flown them. You can't call an airline crap without flyi
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