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Old 7th Jan 2010, 07:12
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Compton3bravo
I sort of agree with you yesterday I can understand , I would
have thought Lgw especially would have everything thrown at
it today to get as many flights out as possible.
Would be interesting to be in hangar 89 today
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 07:37
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between Spain and Morocco citing weather problems where the weather
What planet are you on compton?

I live in Southern Spain and we are and have been, experiencing torrential rain and severe thunder storms, for over two weeks now, as are parts of Morocco...the heaviest for over 20 years.
There are flash floods, rock falls and power outages.

The rain is presently coming down in torrents and has been throughout the night.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 07:58
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Spanish Weather

Same as you I think, granted it has been very wet but where I live between Gib and Malaga (not Snootygrande I hasten to add) it has not been that bad a lovely day yesterday. Anyway heavy rain should not stop airline operations or should it? Haven´t witnessed any problems at Malaga, Seville, etc.
On another point I wonder what the new Canadian owners think of the problems at Gatwick over the past couple of days with some passengers having to wait allegedly over five hours to deplane.
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 08:16
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Also in Berlin easyjet cancelled about 70 flights around christmas, a lot more than other airlines and was critisized for that. I got the impression that easyjet really is cancelling flights quicker than other airlines.
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This being the loss making time for all airlines, could carriers be conserving cash by cancelling selective services citing weather problems ?
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 08:39
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I agree with compton3bravo, the new rostering system (one of Andy Harrison main objective) with less standby is the management responsability and some cancelations are clearly their fault. Reducing costs by reducing revenue is a bit weird and probably a mismanagement. If it happens in the winter, it is still all right as flights are loosing money anyway (even if ridiculous from a client point of view), but they have to fix it within the next 2 months
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 09:38
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It seems that easyJet will take the brunt of any situation no matter what they do. FR suffer the same pr issues. Everyone is really quick to jump on the band waggon and give loco carriers a bash!

In the past easyJet have had a policy of fly everything no matter what. This didn't work when they were smaller and has no way of working now. The airports give massively unreliable information about when they will re-open following snoclo. Terminals full of people, runways and taxi ways and aprons full of snow. Airport announces snoclo for a further 3 hours.

easy will now look at the forecast and take a punt. Sometimes this works really well and you will see no comment in the press or on here. Sometimes it appears that they have over done it and get slated.

As a passenger, would you rather get told well in advance flight cancelled due to snow, or go to the airport on a wing and a prayer that you will get there in the first place, find horrific queues in the terminal at check in as they try to deal with earlier cancelled flights, get through security, have a rolling delay that rolls and rolls and rolls and finally after all that, the flight is cancelled and you have to fight to collect you bag and then to get to a check in to re-book, fight with the congested and poorly gritted roads and finally get back to where you started.

The UK doesn't have the experience or equipment to deal with snow as we all know. This type of weather is currently unusual so would not justify the expenditure. We try our best, but theres not a lot more can be done. The airlines know this. easy are operating over 500 sectors a day to 70+ destinations (thats a bit of a guess . . .) and have the whole network to manage, not just uk airports.

I think thats my rant over . . . .for now!!!!
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 10:24
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Very well put.....
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 21:27
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EZY already cancelled 4 flights from LGW for tomorrow (friday) morning!

5 LPL departures canx too already.

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Old 11th Jan 2010, 13:37
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Can someone post or PM me what domestics the B737-700s are still seen on? Want to catch a ride on one before they all go.

Thanks!
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 15:02
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Can someone post or PM me what domestics the B737-700s are still seen on? Want to catch a ride on one before they all go.

Thanks!
from BFS... usually the first wave of flights (nightstoppers) to STN, EDI, LGW and a later departing ALC are all 737s with the AGP/FAO/AMS being served by the A319... in the evening theres usually an EDI, STN, BRS and CDG nightstopper that would be a 737 .. schedules change theres a 2nd airbus at BFS parked on stand 10 which could be brought into the schedule any day

changes all the time... if theres delays sometimes the A319 will come in and take out a delayed flight and a 737 would come in and take out the AMS etc etc

not sure about other bases..

best way to make sure your on a 737 is to turn up at an airport with 737s at it and ask the sales desk the aircraft type and book a seat
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 15:06
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EasyJet capitalises as rivals cut Gatwick routes
Budget carrier EasyJet is to boost aircraft and routes from Gatwick this summer as Aer Lingus cuts back from the airport (see previous TravelMole story).

Three aircraft are to be added at Gatwick fleet, increasing the fleet to 43.

The development comes in the wake of recently announced reductions in Gatwick operations by airlines such Aer Lingus and Danish airline Cimber.

EayJet UK regional general manager Paul Simmons said: “We are proud to have developed our business at Gatwick over the last few years.

“As a result of this additional capacity, we plan to announce some great new routes from Gatwick for this summer within the next few weeks.”

by Phil Davies



http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1140337.php
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 16:05
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What is it with you?
If you're for real and 13 years of age, prepare to take a few smacks on the face as you grow older. You must rank amongst the rudest posters on this forum. You are either a wind up merchant or an irritating young fool who on a school day should be learning how to conduct himself in adult company.
Your vitriol on this thread and others suggests the inane rantings of a spoiled brat.
Go and play with your toys and give us peace!
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 16:15
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EZY at Gatwick

Where else is there to fly from gatwick, they already serve nearly all of the routes from gatwick unless they plan to operate to new destinations?
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 17:07
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Can anyone confirm a story I am hearing from a colleague (whos daughter was involved) that an EZY pilot opened an armed door at GVA on Saturday (9th) evening and popped the chute? Plane went nowhere and the PAX spent the night in the terminal?
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 19:26
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Could they perhaps be looking to go up against FlyBe on the LGW-ABZ?
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 19:27
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Where else is there to fly from gatwick, they already serve nearly all of the routes from gatwick unless they plan to operate to new destinations?
Bucharest, Vilnius and Warsaw will be droped by Aer Lingus and are presently unserved by Easyjet. Vilnius - Gatwick has no other airlines operating it.
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 19:36
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Both Bucharest and Warsaw have been served by easyJet from Gatwick before. It seems neither worked out for them, so maybe they will try again, maybe not.

Vilnius is interesting and i believe it is one of the most likely of the Aer Lingus routes to be taken up. Another interesting airport is Eindhoven, however if anybody is to take it up maybe it would be Transavia?

I personally think that the future expansion will be more of the mid-long routes we have seen popping up recently. These have been doing very well for the airline so i wouldn't be suprised.

Is the open skies agreement with Tunisia not come into effect this Summer too? easy have shown interest there in the past, so theres a possibility, another perhaps could be Cairo? Beirut?
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Old 12th Jan 2010, 00:14
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Being an Eindhoven resident I'm afraid Eindhoven will "never" work from Gatwick.
We've got Ryanair 2x daily to Stansted to capture the leisure passengers that go to London. Every other airline is more expensive(generally speaking) so I think people will stick with Ryanair.
For the business people we have Cityjet to London City 2x daily.

So who is left to fly to Gatwick? Maybe a few people that need to go to Brighton but they will never be able to fill a plane with only those people. Besides they will just travel to Amsterdam and take easyJet there.

But I hope I will be wrong!
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Old 12th Jan 2010, 10:06
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Vilnius is interesting and i believe it is one of the most likely of the Aer Lingus routes to be taken up.
My bets are not on Easyjet to do this though. The current connection from Gatwick to Vilnius is by AirBaltic via Riga, they even use a 757 sometimes to Riga as this is a popular route. Shuttle flights from Riga to Vilnius are very frequent. OK, AirBaltic might go direct again, but there is already Ryanair to Kaunas from various UK airports, and Star1 from Stansted, so it's not an obvious hole in the market. Easyjet dropped Berlin-Riga and Berlin-Tallinn a while ago, they don't seem to be that cozy with the Baltics. I don't believe Easyjet has an obvious cost advantage to either AirBaltic or Star1.
 

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