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  • Jon Taylor
    Manchester International
    • Sep 2005
    • 459

    Travel City Direct, What Are They Like?

    Hi

    Im due to travel to Orlando with Travel City Direct in August and im just wondering what are they like in sense of seat pitch, the T.V's (are they seat back) and food, im flying with them because they were the cheapest!, and im actually flying to Orlando for a family wedding this month with VS but ive flew with them before so i know what they are like.

    Thansk Jon
  • Ren Frew
    Taxi Rank User
    • Jan 2000
    • 11826

    #2
    I'm pretty sure I've heard them referred to as "Chav Airlines" ? So I guess that may give you an idea ?

    Nice to see their planes in the summer though....
    Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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    • by738
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Apr 2004
      • 1046

      #3
      Aint no seat back tvs in economy, dont know about Sunshine First class though.

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      • by738
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Apr 2004
        • 1046

        #4
        Originally posted by Jon Taylor
        im flying with them because they were the cheapest
        You shouldnt be expecting too much then

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        • FlyMonarch
          www.jet2.com
          • Feb 2004
          • 605

          #5
          Originally posted by Ren Frew
          I'm pretty sure I've heard them referred to as "Chav Airlines" ?
          indeed Chav City it is!!!
          ---P10-

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          • bmi-star
            EGOV local
            • Feb 2004
            • 4366

            #6
            Yep ChavCityDirect indeed
            Regards, Elgan

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            • LBA-EGNM
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2006
              • 328

              #7
              Well i flew with them in November, put it this way never again. There is enough leg room but the tv is like a projecter at the front section of the cabin and leather seating on some. I was delayed by a day and they couldnt organise another plane. The good thing is check-in on return because if you check in before 12.00 at their office in lake buenavista you just go straight to departures when you arrive at the airport. like i said ... were never flying with them again
              cheers Steve


              When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

              Leonardo da Vinci

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              • Jon Taylor
                Manchester International
                • Sep 2005
                • 459

                #8
                Right thanks for the quick responce and making me feel better..... lol

                Arnt they Excel Airways but in disguse or some thing like that?

                Jon

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                • Ren Frew
                  Taxi Rank User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 11826

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jon Taylor
                  Right thanks for the quick responce and making me feel better..... lol

                  Arnt they Excel Airways but in disguse or some thing like that?

                  Jon
                  The fleet comes courtesy of Air Atlanta Icelandic, who AFAIK own Excel ???
                  Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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                  • philgatwick05
                    Senior Member
                    • Jun 2005
                    • 1621

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ren Frew
                    The fleet comes courtesy of Air Atlanta Icelandic, who AFAIK own Excel ???
                    They're all part of the AVION group.

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                    • LBARULES
                      Pointless flightaholic!
                      • May 2003
                      • 9820

                      #11
                      I think it's more Chav Sh**ty direct .

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                      • Lawndart
                        Moonmaster
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 244

                        #12
                        Put it this way, after flying with them in 2002, I was seriosuly considering pitching the screaming kids and drunken yobos that abounded the aircraft out of one of the emergency exits high over the Atlantic. NEVER AGAIN
                        "I say Captain, why does that cloud have a ski lift on it?"

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                        • MANAIRPORTMAD!!
                          Pea love
                          • May 2004
                          • 3901

                          #13
                          Well, the pilots seem nice enough when their aircraft taxi past the viewing park...
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                          • Lawndart
                            Moonmaster
                            • Aug 2004
                            • 244

                            #14
                            Well, the pilots seem nice enough when their aircraft taxi past the viewing park...
                            Indeed,as I recall,taxiing to the gate at Sanford,the flight engineer came over the tannoy

                            "Ladies and Gentlemen,we have arrived at Sanford and should be at the gate shortly, It's (can't quite remember now) local time, but the bad news is that we're due some rain.......the good news is though,we can go to the pub now, yippppppeeeeeeeeeeee!"

                            Boy that made me laugh
                            "I say Captain, why does that cloud have a ski lift on it?"

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                            • Jon Taylor
                              Manchester International
                              • Sep 2005
                              • 459

                              #15
                              any posative comments?

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                              • RingwaySam
                                Sam Pollitt
                                • Mar 2005
                                • 851

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Jon Taylor
                                any posative comments?
                                My friend has travelled on them and he hates the bottom bit so he usually upgrades to first class or whatever it's called on TC.

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                                • Hugh Jarse
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Feb 2005
                                  • 193

                                  #17
                                  It seems many of you have experience of what it once was and not what it has become. The flights are operated by Air Atlanta Europe now, a sister company of both Excel and AAI being owned by Avion Group, and their crews are top notch and really wouldn't be getting a dangerous aircraft airbourne. A lot of the cabin crew you will be flying with this year will be Excel and they have a very good reputation for doing things exactly by the book. The service on board is generally good with free headphones and drinks (normally charged for on Excel flights). If it is the cheapest, you have to set your sights low in relation to your fellow punter. Chav City Direct is a well know nickname.

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                                  • LBA-EGNM
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2006
                                    • 328

                                    #18
                                    Can i just say i had a bad experience but its not all that bad like mentioned before, there are sum good points. so not all that bad but not all that good
                                    cheers Steve


                                    When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

                                    Leonardo da Vinci

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                                    • eurostar builde
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Apr 2005
                                      • 156

                                      #19
                                      last week and it was 2 hours late arriving under a XLA flight number, passengers complained about lack of leg room.

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                                      • Hugh Jarse
                                        Senior Member
                                        • Feb 2005
                                        • 193

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by eurostar builde
                                        last week and it was 2 hours late arriving under a XLA flight number, passengers complained about lack of leg room.
                                        Probably on the 767 then. Delay due in part by a faulty anti-collision light and then further by a particularly long flight time. As of the end of March, all flights on will be on the 747. I operated the SFB-LGW sector so should know. Don't remember any legroom complaints though.

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