gkirk
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Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:58 pm

XLA657 from Puerto Plata to Newcastle has apparently been turned back to POP due to an onboard fire.

Airline Excel Airways
Flight Number 657
Departure City (Airport) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP)
Departure Time 09/02/2005 05:33 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP)
Arrival Time 09/03/2005 12:59 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-300
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed

Anyone with more details?
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alphaomega
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:41 am

TF-ATU left POP then diverted back there due to engine problems, not an onboard fire.
 
selcalcheckok
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:34 am

Right engine oil filter problem....had to shut it down and returned to MDPP

ck
 
alcregular
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:02 am

I was wondering why is was delayed so much again this week.
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alcregular
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:24 am

Flight XLA657 is now due in at 0500 sunday morning.
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by738
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:26 am

People should talk with their feet. The whole summer on these routes has been one delay after another. Why people should book with them gain is anyones guess. But they'll blunder on again next year with the same delays and complaints, noone apparently doing anything about it.
 
gkirk
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:23 am

The charterers on the XLA NCL-SFB and NCL-POP flights are Thomas Cook and Thomson. I believe they are not very happy with how things have turned out with XLA, due to customer complaints.
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A340600
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:37 am

TF-ATU really is an accident prone a/c! Mind you, aren't half the XLA fleet Wink.

I flew G-VKNG and was delayed an hour each way. Then again, at SFB I took a look at the Travel City Direct flights and thought, glad i'm with XLA, because those pax booked on the old 74's weren't going home anytime soon!

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planesarecool
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RE: Yet More Problems For Excel Airways...

Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:58 am

Even the "new" B737-800's are getting into trouble. The other day i saw G-XLAD at Gatwick, bound for Hurghada, went onto the runway, began take off roll, then slowed down before turning off and returning to the gate. A Virgin B747-400 turned on behind it, and an Emirates B777-300ER had to go around. XLAD came back out and took off an hour later.

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