Travel City Direct, What Are They Like?

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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
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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....
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Aint no seat back tvs in economy, dont know about Sunshine First class though.
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im flying with them because they were the cheapest
You shouldnt be expecting too much then :rolleyes:
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I'm pretty sure I've heard them referred to as "Chav Airlines" ?
indeed Chav City it is!!!
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Yep ChavCityDirect indeed :D
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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
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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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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 ???
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The fleet comes courtesy of Air Atlanta Icelandic, who AFAIK own Excel ???
They're all part of the AVION group.
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I think it's more Chav Sh**ty direct :D.
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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
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Well, the pilots seem nice enough when their aircraft taxi past the viewing park... :o
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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
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any posative comments?
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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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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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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

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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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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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it will most probably be the TF-AME from Manchester which isd the one im on the 747-300 Jon