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Old 26th Nov 2008, 15:44
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Some 'C' checks are done in Belgrade on the 737.
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:17
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SSH is well out of an A320's range, I am not an Airbus expert, But I think the A321 would struggle at that flight range.

Like it has been said, It will probably be flown by a 757 - LS or TCX??
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:38
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I'm not so sure SSH is out of an A320s range from LBA. Haven't Air Malta flown them from Manchester to Sharm in the past. MS used to fly them MAN-Cairo, and Alitalia flew them MXP-Dakar, 50nm further than LBA-SSH.

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Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:57
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On the raggy edge I believe. 757 would make more sense.
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 22:00
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MAN & MXP have longer runways which may help from a performance point of view. As with many things in life - it's all about length!!!
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 15:14
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It appears very quiet on the runway at night. Thought the closures were arranged for re surfacing or repairs.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 19:46
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no doubt LS will do the ssh for tcx another lovely day out for the crew. 14hrs + shift
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 20:54
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In the TCX system the SSH is showing as TCX 355K/L, 752, 235 seats, 0840 departure,

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Old 4th Dec 2008, 06:58
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Snow causing delays

I see the weather is causing delays up at LBA this morning.The arrivals and departures board is full of cancelled and indefinate delay notes.

Whilst I am sure that LBA is not the only airport affected this morning by the snow,I feel so sorry for any passengers that have their travel plans wrecked by the weather.

If say I was flying to AMS then on to EWR,and the flight is cancelled do the airline make alternative arrangements or are you left to your own devices,as I have never experienced this myself.

What is it with this country that as soon as a snowflake hits the ground,everything grinds to a halt,roads,rail and air travel?.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 07:07
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I wouldn't worry about the flights. I will be surprised if any punters actually get to LBA this morning. Roads are atrocious this morning.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 08:15
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The Airline (KLM) should allocate you onto the next available flight?

Think the Country, Panics when a few inches of 'Snow' arrives.

We are not used to it nowadays, Since the last heavy 'Snowfalls' in the 80's.

Keep Safe.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 08:33
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Here in Poland 1ft of snow is no problem.
1 metre can cause problems although not so much snow these days.
All car owners change to Winter tyres at around November.
Schools close if the temperature goes below minus 10 indoors.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 09:43
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All flights grounded yet, I can only see 2 snow clearing vehicles on the Multiflght wecam. Can this be the case?
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 11:54
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There hoping to open the runway and start 'normal' operations by 13:30 now.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 19:23
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Jet2 Newark flight

This flight was caught up in the earlier snow chaos.

Should have left at 9am,but went at 3 15pm.Flightstats.com says flight redirected?.

Anybody know if this went non stop today,or did it have to make a stop on route due to weather?.Thanks.
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It went via Gander
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Thanks BombardierCR7.

I bet they're not happy chappies,still at least they didn't have flight cancelled!.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 21:04
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Is it actually not possible for LBA management to clear the area around aircraft of snow and ice. Better to pay for that to be done than risk someone slipping and suing the airport. Got off the FR flight on wednesday and walked the deadly 10 feet to the bus and then again to the terminal building. Its ok for someone like me but there was plenty of older people who found it difficult. I would consider it a serious case of negligence on the airports behalf.
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If say I was flying to AMS then on to EWR,and the flight is cancelled do the airline make alternative arrangements or are you left to your own devices,as I have never experienced this myself.
If the flights are all booked on the same itinerary/ticket, then yes the airlines will make alternative arrangements but if you had booked say LBA-AMS with Jet2 and AMS-EWR with KL/NW then you would be on your own. Jet2 would only be required to sort out your LBA-AMS sector and you would have to sort out the AMS-EWR sector yourself and pay any costs too.

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Snow causing delays

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I see the weather is causing delays up at LBA this morning.The arrivals and departures board is full of cancelled and indefinate delay notes.

Whilst I am sure that LBA is not the only airport affected this morning by the snow,I feel so sorry for any passengers that have their travel plans wrecked by the weather.

If say I was flying to AMS then on to EWR,and the flight is cancelled do the airline make alternative arrangements or are you left to your own devices,as I have never experienced this myself.

What is it with this country that as soon as a snowflake hits the ground,everything grinds to a halt,roads,rail and air travel?.
Haven't flown from LBA for many years. Got there on Tues am about 0830. Eventually found a place in the sprawling car park. Took all the gear out of the car ( I was going to an exhibition and had additional baggage), and went to the refuge and pressed the buzzer for the bus. "We're having a few problems, and we don't know when the bus will be along".
Eventually made the 500m uphill push to the terminal only to be told at check-in that they could label the baggage but couldn't process it. They would announce later when they could accept it. No chance to go and spend some money in the terminal on food then. No explanation given, but then we all know who handles KLM don't we?
Eventually able to drop off bags, go to gate to be told after normal departure time that there is a ten-minute technical delay. No further news for 30 minutes, when the captain appears and says that he is not taking the aircraft because at least one of the tyres is suspect. Fair enough, but one of the gate staff is totally unconcerned because she's wandering around with a soft drink in her hand. After queueing up for an hour, we are given alternative flights on AF from MAN.
When I returned to LBA last night and paid my car park fee (31), I was short-changed by 1.
If this is a typical situation at LBA then the credit crunch is going to hit it hard. Snow was forecast. LBA is the highest airport worthy of the name in Britain, so it's more used to snow than most, but seems totally incompetent at dealing with it, or its passengers.
I certainly won't be flying from there again - and yes I shall be writing to Servisair and KLM about the handling. (There were other issues which I won't bore you with).

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