B742
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Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:43 am

I've just heard that an airliner carrying the Welsh football team (Soccer Team), was forced to divert to Bournemouth.

The aircraft was flying to Prague (PRG) for the Welsh national team to face the Czech Republic.  Smile

All things has been confirmed as ok from Bournemouth!

I will bring you updates as soon as I receive them!

Where was the aircraft flying from; CWL? What aircraft was it?

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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:51 am

Update: The reason was due to a cracked windscreen  Smile

At least Craig Bellamy and team mates are ok  Wink

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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Craig Bellamy

Hmm... who cracked the windscreen?  Smile
 
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:01 am

Just seen it myself on skysports news. Might aswell stay in BOH with odds of 7/1 for us to win out there.
 
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting B742 (Thread starter):

I saw the aircraft at CWL this afternoon,it was a EAF 737-200(Palmair) colours.
The Welsh FA tend to use EAF quite a lot,due to cheaper rates i presume.
I know last year,they used EAF for away game at Azerbajan,and had to make 1 or 2 fuel stops.
Cheapskates!!!
 
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:43 am

Yes indeed it does serve them right for using cheap and flying with a sh!tty airline! (don't slate me for that), but why not use a more well-known airline?

Glad they're all okay though  

[Edited 2006-08-31 23:53:37]
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Diver

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 5):
Yes indeed it does serve them right for being cheap and flying with a sh!tty airline! (don't slate me for that)

I take it you've never flown with EAF then? You probably won't know then that they have won awards for their service, especially flying under the Palmair brand.
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:52 am

Yes, indeed in the past they may have done, but lately they've gone downhill, at least I think it's EAF I'm thinking of??

I just still think they should have used a more Cardiff-based airline, bmiBaby, Thomsonfly, maybe even BA?
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 7):
I just still think they should have used a more Cardiff-based airline, bmiBaby, Thomsonfly, maybe even BA?

And if none of those had an aircraft available? And if they had and they had to divert, would you be calling them a bad airline as well?
 Yeah sure
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RE: Welsh Football (Soccer) Team - Forced To Divert

Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:31 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):

I'm not calling EAF a bad airline solely because of this incident. They've operated at CWL for the past few years, and year after year flights have been delayed, diverted, cancelled etc etc. They just seem unreliable. A friend of mine flew to Verona with them 2 years ago from CWL and the report was far from good!
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