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User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1206 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

There are some photos of TravelCityDirect's B747 at Gatwick. Do they operate on behalf of anyone else, its just it is not written on the BAA website that this airline operates to anywhere from Gatwick.

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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

they operate to orlando sanford dont they ?

User currently offlineAmberair732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

They probably operate as XLA flights, as the two are sister companies. The Gatwick based 743 now has XLA titles on its tail.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Travelcity Direct aren't an airline, they're a tour operator. The Travelcity Direct titles were applied to Air Atlanta Europe B747's, as most passengers on the flights would have booked through TCD (so to prevent confusion among passengers). Since, Excel have taken over the EUK B747-300's, and the flights are being advertised as Excel Airways, so the liveries are being changed.


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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Yes, the flights are operated as Excel Airways, under codes such as XLA123L.


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1581 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1554 times:

They operated my flight from LGW to HRG last year. Was kinda cool. The flight number definately wasn't XLA though..


Mark



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1540 times:

Lets not forget the JUMBO JET BLAZE TERROR recently as a excel/TCD 743 had an engine fire in Sharm or something.
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PR


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 5):
They operated my flight from LGW to HRG last year. Was kinda cool. The flight number definately wasn't XLA though..

Yes last year it would have TCD/5A, as it was before Air Atlanta bought XLA. All this years flights have been operated under the XLA codes.

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 6):
Lets not forget the JUMBO JET BLAZE TERROR recently as a excel/TCD 743 had an engine fire in Sharm or something.

I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not, but how is that of any relevance here?



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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

It was actually an engine flame out, didn't catch on fire, just power surged. Was on TF-AMK, had to have an engine change. As said above is that relevance to anything?

Mark

[Edited 2006-09-09 19:06:45]


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