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Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:52 am


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I found these very amusing when they flew in here. Did anyonehere ever fly on them. If so what were they like etc...

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:59 am

Sorry to say I never flew with them, though I'm not sure how good they were as weren't they the low cost charter division of Caledonian Airways (itself a charter carrier)?

Always enjoyed seeing those peaches though. Who on earth thought it would be a good name for an airline???? Sad they are no longer with us, they added a bit of humour to the scene.
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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:02 am

It's so bloody cheesy you've got to love it!

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:14 am

Wel they flew into tristar city (LGW) and brought light to us all let s never forget them *does anyone else sence hymns here Big grin*

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:21 am

They only lasted one summer season, thats how good they were. They had a lot of maintenence problems in 1997 just like CKT, so they pulled the plug on Peach Air and amalgamated the aircraft to CKT. Most of thier flights were delayed and weren't up to much to fly with.
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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:25 am

"They only lasted one summer season"

Ur actually no  Laugh out loud. They lsted from 1996 to 1998 not one summer season lol, oh well im gettin picy lol

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:26 am

and no wonder they had a lot of maintanence problems have you seen their aircraft Wow! lol!!!

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:29 am

They didn't have a 'peachy' future then?

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:32 am

tehe nowould have loved to see a more exciting livery with the catchphrase, If you're a peach climb aboard, i'm a bit high lol

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:33 am

I flew to Malta with them (they were flying for Caledonian or Brittania I think), very non-eventful but a pleasant flight. Although looking at the plane I thought it looked like a bottle of "archers".  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:35 am

A L-1011 in Peach Livery looks like a bottle of Archers, how?! I heard it all now!

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:36 am

Cheers for the info Gc. What aircraft did you get a Tristar or 732

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:42 am

The TriStars in the pic are TF- registered, so I think these were ACMI jobs from Air Atlanta Icelandic, so you hardly can blame Peach Air for the conditions/ops of those planes. What I have been told/read, the 737s (G-....) were a mess. One was actualy the oldest 737 in europe at that time and it went tech regulary, while operating a high density flight plan to southern europe. It once suffered a de-compression in flight, which was heavily reported by the media, who got picky about the aircrafts' age. It wasn't too long after that, that Peach Air got buried.

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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:33 am

Peach Air was rumoured to have been thought of as the name, because Peach is an anagram of "Cheap".

Also I believe the B737-204 that had the de-compression (G-SBEB) became nicknamed thereafter "Echo-Burst" - oh dear!
 
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RE: Anyone Ever Fly On Peach Air

Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:13 pm

Personally operated the L1011's (as a Line/Training Captain) for Peach Air, and had few problems with delayed flights due to maintenance.
We packed in 362 folks, and they all seemed to smile when they got off, especially as we permitted flight deck visits while enroute.

One young lady asked....'ah Captain, how fast are we going?'

Pointed out the Airbus that we were passing (at a lower level) and mentioned,
..."at least 50 mph faster than an Airboos"...we were cruising at M.865 at the time.

When she asked WHY we were faster, my reply was...."because this aircraft is made in America, with proper British engines, of course".

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