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Where Are XL's 739s?  
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2473 times:

I thought they were supposed to be here in time for the summer season of charters?? They were ordered an age ago!! any sign of them coming?

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2463 times:

Where have you been... Yeah they will be operating the summer schedules.


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G-XLAP is above, XLAR will follow shortly.

G-XLAP joined the XL UK fleet on the 13th of May.

Anyone know when XLAR joins the fleet?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2454 times:

From XL.com

"Boeing 737-900 Deliveries on schedule

The first of our two brand new Boeing 737-900's remains on schedule to join the fleet tomorrow 10th May 2008 with the second following in early June. Both Aircraft are fitted with 215Y seats and will be based in Manchester for the Summer season, with one moving to Gatwick for Winter 2008/9"

Its amazing what a google search will come up with......


User currently offlineAirlittoralguy From France, joined Nov 2005, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

What aircraft are they replacing ?? 757 ??


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User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Well G-XLAP was in Lanzarote Monday morning, I think on the XL flight from MAN...


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3955 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2246 times:



Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Anyone know when XLAR joins the fleet?

Officially hands over on 30 May so should be in UK on 31st.

R


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Fantastic news. they look great in the new colour scheme. Nice to see Excel, makes a change from the big two players and provides a bit of choice and competition.

Those 739s look great. I think they should help Excel better their punctuality and service. the 757s were pretty old and had been the cause of many delays over the past few seasons.


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 1923 times:
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Quoting By738 (Reply 2):
Both Aircraft are fitted with 215Y seats

Are they slimline seats, so that 28 inch pitch becomes 29 inch pitch?

BTW, I think it's great that charter carriers are reclaiming a lot of territory "lost" to LCCs. In this day and age of high fuel prices and little inflight service, charter airlines are very economical in packing in max number of pax and offering better inflight service. I think 200+ seats in A321 and B739ER will be a common sight in European skies during the next years.

[Edited 2008-05-22 03:28:21]


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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 1891 times:

Does anyone know how many crew operate on the aircraft, i'm guessing 5?


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

MAN-ALC JN 0052 17MAY 25OCT 0000060 215 73J ALC T2

There is one flight I can see the B739ER operating. The others are eluding me at the moment.



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User currently offlineMAN23R From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

one has been rotating at MAN today, i was with it as she was been loaded this morning, and this afternoon when she was off to Shem El sheik, you can smell the cleanliness, beautiful aircraft.

scott

[Edited 2008-05-22 07:58:34]

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Et voila...

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Caught rotating yesterday at MAN.

Karl


User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Would love to see the cabin, would be interesting to see a sectional cabin on a 737.

User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
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Quoting ACEregular (Reply 12):
Would love to see the cabin, would be interesting to see a sectional cabin on a 737.

On A.net's sister website, there is a pic taken from the back of the cabin of the XL B739ER. The cabin looks nice, the only difference is the tall FA seat at the RH door and the smaller bin over the exits.

Does XL have the enlarged galley installed, considering all the stuff they sell on longer charter flights...?



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User currently offlineJumpJet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

I'm flying from Bristol to Zakynthos on Sunday 25 May with Excel. I've not flown with them before, I take it this is going to be a Boeing 737 then? Any ideas which model?

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

What a beautiful aircraft. Please add lots of pics of the XL 739s to the photo database! With all the boring Tui planes nice to still have XL going strong!

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1245 times:



Quoting Orion737 (Reply 15):
With all the boring Tui planes nice to still have XL going strong!

You are aware that this summer, XL will be offering their thinnest Summer season since 2003, aren't you?


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