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Old 16th Dec 2008, 14:19
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There is more than one staff car park, which one did the flood occur in ?
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 14:22
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Car Par X..................
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 15:13
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It's more than a few with written off cars I'm afraid and BAA are refusing to accept responsibility at all, blaming the owner of the river, the contractors they employed for dumping rubbish in the river, the airlines etc. In fact, everyone but themselves!

Good old BAA. 2 cxxk ups at Gatwick in 4 days!
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 15:30
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Hey all

By sounds of it what i have heard 300 cars were involved int he flooding, with at least 70 been written off as we speak!

BAA are fully accountable for this, we need to get all airlines all staff involved in this mighty BAA cok up to get together and fight the BAA!

Anyone who is affected by this please post on here any updates, how many of your airlines/company employees are affected, so that we can get proper figures to all that need them!

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Old 16th Dec 2008, 17:09
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Thought you were talking of Sth Term B Nth along the railway which has flooded before.
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 18:47
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Had "similar" probs at Manch [area 5].....moved to T2 [public] cp...
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 19:20
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BAA charge the airline company for the privilege of the airline employee parking in this car park so, surely, it must be BAA liability for the damage.

If the BAA wish to blame someone else (a local landowner) then they must, in turn, claim against the landowner.

The BAA will have insurance for such things happening on their property.
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 20:54
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Pam would also like to know "where not to park" in X car park

Can anyone advise where/which parts to steer clear of? Of course it's BAA's fault, time they took some responsibility!
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 21:04
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Having been off for a few days and also a user of the delightful 'X'...this is just disgusting. I hope some people get some money out of the BAA for this.

Head right down to the bottom guys, last bus stop, never seen it flooded down there and you can overtake the inbound busses and still catch it!!!!! (Nobody really does 30 on Perimeter Road South right!?!)
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 21:09
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Dont park down at the last bus stop, thats where all the flooding was! Right from Row 1 through to 8!!!

So do not go anywhere near there!!!!

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Old 17th Dec 2008, 00:04
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Thanks for the advice! No more chasing the bus for me then either! I'll park near the first bus stop or near, and if I'm late at least I'll still have a car when I get back from where ever it is that Pam needs to be.
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Old 17th Dec 2008, 21:57
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Apparently Sat afternoon the Gatwick Tesco just past the Holiday Inn had flooding of customer car park within a very short space of time with customers running from the store trying to get their cars away.

The drainage system for Gatwick goes into River Mole and it couldn't cope.
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 13:11
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Originally Posted by Turnberry
BAA charge the airline company for the privilege of the airline employee parking in this car park so, surely, it must be BAA liability for the damage.
You'd think so wouldn't you but BAA have today said that it will take them 3 months to decide whether they are liable or not. In the meantime, crew and ground staff are stuck without cars and many of the insurance companies are refusing courtesy cars stating that it is down to "an act of God". They are having to fork out a fortune for hire cars just to get to work and back.

Merry bloody Christmas from BAA!
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 15:15
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And this would be the same river Mole that flooded the old peoples home just off airport too
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 15:21
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Viking Airlines LGW base begins operations tomorrow with 737-800.

1st route LGW-HRG (Hurghada, Egypt)
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 16:11
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Rumor from airliners.net is that EI are to announce Gatwick as a new short-haul base from tomorrow
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Old 19th Dec 2008, 16:38
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Mine flooded too.

Yep, I was parked bottom right, wish I'd known the history of the site, would have stayed on the high ground. Vectra now with Stevens Vauxhall, Crawley, having estimates prepared for the insurance co. Seems the water was up to the door handles. Bugger New model launched, the Vauxhall Aquarium
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 13:16
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A group led by Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet has pulled out of the bidding for Gatwick airport, The Times said today, citing a spokesman for Virgin Atlantic. The group will not put its own money into any deal, offering just advice to other bidders instead, the spokesman told the newspaper.

A unit of Germany’s Hochtief AG, and Citigate Infrastructure, a group including Citigroup Inc., will probably bid for Gatwick, while Manchester Airports Group has been unsuccessful in raising financing so far.
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Old 1st Feb 2009, 16:27
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Call me out of date if you've seen this before but humour me and goto the URL below (very near LGW) and see what's there . . . .


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Old 1st Feb 2009, 17:32
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I would say its a US Airways 762...........
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