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Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert  
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3766 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

I've just heard that an airliner carrying the Welsh football team (Soccer Team), was forced to divert to Bournemouth.

The aircraft was flying to Prague (PRG) for the Welsh national team to face the Czech Republic.  Smile

All things has been confirmed as ok from Bournemouth!

I will bring you updates as soon as I receive them!

Where was the aircraft flying from; CWL? What aircraft was it?

Rob!  wave 

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3766 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Update: The reason was due to a cracked windscreen  Smile

At least Craig Bellamy and team mates are ok  Wink

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Craig Bellamy

Hmm... who cracked the windscreen?  Smile


User currently offlineGDMCA From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Just seen it myself on skysports news. Might aswell stay in BOH with odds of 7/1 for us to win out there.

User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):

I saw the aircraft at CWL this afternoon,it was a EAF 737-200(Palmair) colours.
The Welsh FA tend to use EAF quite a lot,due to cheaper rates i presume.
I know last year,they used EAF for away game at Azerbajan,and had to make 1 or 2 fuel stops.
Cheapskates!!!


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Yes indeed it does serve them right for using cheap and flying with a sh!tty airline! (don't slate me for that), but why not use a more well-known airline?

Glad they're all okay though  

[Edited 2006-08-31 23:53:37]


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 5):
Yes indeed it does serve them right for being cheap and flying with a sh!tty airline! (don't slate me for that)

I take it you've never flown with EAF then? You probably won't know then that they have won awards for their service, especially flying under the Palmair brand.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Yes, indeed in the past they may have done, but lately they've gone downhill, at least I think it's EAF I'm thinking of??

I just still think they should have used a more Cardiff-based airline, bmiBaby, Thomsonfly, maybe even BA?



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 7):
I just still think they should have used a more Cardiff-based airline, bmiBaby, Thomsonfly, maybe even BA?

And if none of those had an aircraft available? And if they had and they had to divert, would you be calling them a bad airline as well?
 Yeah sure



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):

I'm not calling EAF a bad airline solely because of this incident. They've operated at CWL for the past few years, and year after year flights have been delayed, diverted, cancelled etc etc. They just seem unreliable. A friend of mine flew to Verona with them 2 years ago from CWL and the report was far from good!



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