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Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:57 pm

Hi Gang

I keep reading reviews on Excel about their notoriety for delays - We are off to Greece in August with Excel and am now wondering if I should try and change our Carrier - Is the Airline that bad ?? ( I have looked at Excels service on different sites and unfortunately they come out pretty bad with time keeping so to speak) I would appreciate your views and any experiences with the carriers infamous delays !! Should I change or not??

I do not want to spend hours and hours in an Airport waiting to go/return when we have limited time due to our work commitments.

Thanks in advance !

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Claire
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RE: Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:06 am

I'm flying them long-haul on Friday - from reviews I've read, their timekeeping is the worst aspect, with the actual service being decent. I can't say I had an issue with their short-haul product last year, it was on time and the service was excellent.
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RE: Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:12 am

Flew on their 762 last year and it wasn't an experience I'd want again! Mind you, apart from FCA, are there ANY decent UK charter 767s?
 
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RE: Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
Mind you, apart from FCA, are there ANY decent UK charter 767s

I don't think XLA's 763s are bad - they have a 3 class configuration with leather seats, and are fairly recently refurbished instead of being left in various hybrid states. No PTVs, but I believe they have audio and screens in the aisles. The 762's are in a single-class configuration, I believe
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RE: Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:36 am

I've flown on their 738's before, was a pleasant flight  Smile

I flew LGW-TCP (Taba, Egypt) and return on Excel  Smile

The 738's are quite nice, leather seats on board!

I think the 763's and 738's are the nice aircraft of the fleet, I've heard the rest arn't half as good!

Excel has unfortinatly been receiving a bad name recently, I would personaly fly them again!  Smile

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RE: Excel Airlines - That Bad?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
I don't think XLA's 763s are bad - they have a 3 class configuration with leather seats, and are fairly recently refurbished instead of being left in various hybrid states. No PTVs, but I believe they have audio and screens in the aisles. The 762's are in a single-class configuration, I believe

Turns out only G-VKNG has a long haul config - but the TF-ATT has definitely been recently refurbished into her one-class layout, so should be nice enough.
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