gayrugbyman
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Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:37 pm

Who exactly are Air Scotland? They seem to only have one aircraft, and yet are offering services from GLA, MAN, EDI and BHX.

Are there any plans to buy more aircrat?


They seem to offer quite cheap flights to BCN from MAN, but sadly only once a week!
 
by738
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:46 pm

They are now owned by a Spanish travel company. Their business now is to direct people to their Spanish Hotel business. The have one 757 which is operated in the name of Air Scotland by Greece Airways.
They have withdrawn routed from Paris and from Edinburgh.
Prior to change of ownership there were plans for more smaller 737/A320 size aircraft.
The single 757 is maintained by TCX. There is more than enough room in the schedule to operate their summer routes from GLA/MAN/NCL/BHX.
 
GLAGAZ
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:52 pm

Rumours today suggest the 757 is heading for Jet2 at the end of April and GRE will operate 2x A320's.

Gaz
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 2):
Rumours today suggest the 757 is heading for Jet2 at the end of April and GRE will operate 2x A320's.

Gaz

Please kepp us up-dated... I have booked a flight to PMI on AirScotland and was hopeing to fly the B757!  Sad Damn, I am always too late!

Btw.: it is a very strange company... If you don't have the reservation print-out at check-in you have to pay extra 5GBP for re-print at the airport!


Gaz, do you know something about their service?? any IFE, how much for drinks/food?? do they have a board-magazine?? There seems to be no informatioon on their web-page...
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:34 am

I think they are also operating a PIK-FAO charter this summer for Seguro Holidays. Can anyone confirm?
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by738
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting Debonair (Reply 3):
Gaz, do you know something about their service?? any IFE, how much for drinks/food?? do they have a board-magazine?? There seems to be no informatioon on their web-page...

No IFE ,no flight magazine
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:59 am

I dunno what the hell they are up to, but i think there is too much competition from FlyGlobespan at EDI.

Their site: http://www.air-scotland.com

I hope that they get A320's in the full livery but i'd then also want flights from EDI aswell.

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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:04 am

I saw their aircraft at Prestwick midweek.
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Debonair (Reply 3):
Btw.: it is a very strange company... If you don't have the reservation print-out at check-in you have to pay extra 5GBP for re-print at the airport!

No stranger than bmibaby which now also charges to reprint your confirmation if you don't have it with you.
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:12 am

I travelled on Air Scotland not to long ago. The aircraft is well dodgy, safety-wise there is nothing wrong but the interior is very worn - for someone who is not updated on the airline, I assume they would feel unsafe.

Service is very "standard" for a low-cost. No extra smiles; they have overhead monitors which do not operate and price's are very moderate; in that respect they are not to bad.

The notable thing I reacted to was the lack of overhead ventilators so air was very poor in the aircraft.

All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:13 pm

Quoting Eric (Reply 9):
All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

Cheers, well I wanted to fly to Palma this summer- but I hated my choices! LTU, AIR BERLIN, CONDOR, HAPAGfly- all carriers I have travelled already on!  Sad

So this time I found a 1EURO+Tax flight from Hamburg to Manchester on AirBerlin and a 1,44EURO+Tax flight with AirScotland from Manchester to Palma...  Big grin
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:42 pm

How punctual is today's Biman in to MAN? Is it actually in the air and en route?!
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:59 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 11):
How punctual is today's Biman in to MAN? Is it actually in the air and en route?!

Currently expecting 30mins late.

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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:24 pm

Quoting Eric (Reply 9):
All in all, I would fly another alternative if similarly prices but otherwise I'd recommend them.

Totally agree with you there Eric. I too flew with them on the 757 and have to say - well dodgy interior. The aircraft inside is well worn and still has old Air 2000 seats with Air 2000 logos. Some seats were broken, others wouldn't recline and some tray tables too were broken. Service too very poor and you'll be lucky to get a smile. My outbound flight to ATH was delayed for 36 hours and wasn't even phoned to say it was delayed. Very, very poor customer service and wouldn't fly with them again no matter how cheap their prices are. Debonair if I were you personally I wouldn't fly with them until they get themselves sorted out. As BY738 said no IFE and no in-flight magazine. Good luck to you anyway and I hope your journey is smooth. After my experience I don't mind paying a bit extra to fly a well established airline with a good reputation.

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gayrugbyman
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:50 pm

Are the flight crews Greek or British?

Seems to be generally quite punctual in to MAN, and I am hoping that remains when I go to BCN in a few weeks' time!
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:43 am

A strange airline...

Earlier today they were boarding a 757 at AGP... all the announcements said "Greece Airways flight XYZ to Glasgow" !
 
gayrugbyman
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:24 am

Has a bit of an identity crisis apparently!
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 16):

Not really. No one seems to bother about Travel City Direct operated by Air Atlanta ???
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 16):
Has a bit of an identity crisis apparently!

Huge.  Wink Greece Airways is the operator, with the Air Scotland name attached, now owned by a Spanish company, with a large chunk of flights operating from England this summer.

A name change is definitely needed, as most would agree I'm sure, if not due to the fact that they are now operating a lot of their flights from England, then to distance themselves from the very bad press they received last summer.
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:19 am

Now this is the airline that wanted some tristars so they could fly to Iraq if im not mistaken...
BTW, anyone know the aircrafts old Air2000 registration?


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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 19):
BTW, anyone know the aircrafts old Air2000 registration?

G-OOOS

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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:44 pm

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 19):
Now this is the airline that wanted some tristars so they could fly to Iraq if im not mistaken...

Yes it is, they were supposed to lease 3 ex Air Transart Tri-Stars from Globejet to operate services to the US. Canada, Cuba and Iraq (Iraq flights would have operated via STN). They are very good at coming up with weird and wonderful plans which come to nothing.
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:51 pm

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 18):
A name change is definitely needed, as most would agree I'm sure, if not due to the fact that they are now operating a lot of their flights from England, then to distance themselves from the very bad press they received last summer.

Agree last summer was a horror. Having said that, the average traveller will know no different, and certainly not one who is travelling from England, so why change?

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 21):
They are very good at coming up with weird and wonderful plans which come to nothing.

Now under new ownership, so it'll be interesting to see if more stability follows.
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:50 pm

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 21):
Yes it is, they were supposed to lease 3 ex Air Transart Tri-Stars from Globejet to operate services to the US. Canada,

exactly...they had a press release announcing the acquisition of 2-3 L1011's to operate to YYZ,MIA,HAV and JFK from GLA...however nothing happened...oh well
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:58 pm

Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 23):
exactly...they had a press release announcing the acquisition of 2-3 L1011's to operate to YYZ,MIA,HAV and JFK from GLA...however nothing happened...oh well

Don't forget Arbil and Baghdad.

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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:46 pm

No offence to the English - but I hope they move lock stock and barrel south of the border - and take their bad name with them!
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:39 pm

Hi to you all,

I heard from many sources interesting rumors! So maybe some of you are interested in this- but unfortunately I wasn't able to get a official statement...

The new owner http://www.htophotels.com of Air Scotland is a major tourist-company in Spain with lots of different hotels in its portfolio. So rumors suggest, that AirScotland will start a new base at Girona airport for incoming touristic-charter from all over Europe... this would make sense, AirScotland is doing flights to Girona and the passenger will get access to the Hotels of "H TOP".

What do you think??
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:56 pm

Quoting Debonair (Reply 26):
What do you think??

I think you are correct  Smile From what I've heard 1 of these mystery A320's will be based at Girona with the other at MAN or GLA. Not 100% sure though.

Gaz
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:46 am

Hi, hot up-date...

German aviation-specialist "skyliner-aviation" reported today, that the B757 is returned and will soon be re-placed by 2 A319!!!

So whats the status of the airline in the mean-time? Still flying with sub-chatered aircrafts?
 
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RE: Air Scotland - What/Who Are They?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting Debonair (Reply 28):
So whats the status of the airline in the mean-time? Still flying with sub-chatered aircrafts?

The 757 indeed has been returned and in the meantime flights from GLA and EDI have been operated by a Travel Service B737-800 OK-TVQ but don't know for how long or if they'll get someone else to operate their flights until the "new" aircraft arrive.

Nick
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