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Old 3rd Nov 2015, 13:15
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Una Due Tfc
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Originally Posted by eggc View Post
No disrespect to the places you list LAX, but they are hardly busy and can probably cope with the extra a little easier. Everything about MAN is at stretching point.
Yesterday AA filed DUB as their alternate for LHR, UA filed CDG.

Each aircraft type of course burns fuel at different rates, but an average figure is for every extra tonne carried, 250 kgs will be burned carrying it, so quite expensive for aircraft to carry enough fuel to hold and do multiple approaches into airports in different countries.
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