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Old 20th Jan 2010, 14:17
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Couple of points here which have appeared on other threads - the 737s both 700s and 300s are/were 149 seats not 148.

No pilots were included in the Company decision team for Airbus or Boeing - it came as a surprise to the Company when a pilot asked when the extra recruitment for the 319 4th CC was to start. 'We will get a dispensation', they said - they didn't.

The 319 with the 22k engines does not have the performance to reach the Canaries reliably from STN - it does have the fuel, so even a 68 tonner would be likely to Tech stop frequently. The longer routes from STN would thus require a 320.
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 14:20
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The A319's, in the main, operate flights with a more relaxed cabin service. i.e City destinations and shorter routes. Therefore, people aren't buying as much and hence the service is generally quicker anyway.
Not entirely true, take the operation at Liverpool, 8 A319s, 1 A320, yet a lot of the services are extremely busy, especially on routes to AGP/ALC/PMI/IBZ etc....

The arguement also that the B737 operates with 3 crew easily, so the A319 can is also not as straight forward as it looks. For example, trolleys are double carts at the front which the SCCM would need to manouvre, there fore requiring the assistance of the 2 or 3. Also on the B737, the oven, which was much larger than that of the A319, is located at the rear of the aircraft. Where as on the Airbus, its up the front, causing more problems....

Anyway, lets just see how the trial goes...
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 14:40
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My comment is Beware......

Trail goes well in the winter and no complaints from crew. It becomes standard in April....

By summer with 4 sectors at 80-90% LF a day, and also the mentioned equipment issues, a HUGH increase in workload....
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 16:34
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Since when has it been said it becomes standard in April?
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 18:34
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Lots of rumours here on Fraggle rock that we ll see your big orange jets here soon. Any of your LPL jocks know owt?
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 18:47
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NOVAIR DC10,

The 3 cabin crew trial is not a future way to save cabin crew and money. EZY have had the Airbus for years now and even this winter they denied going back to 3 cabin crews permanently and siad it was purely a trial for smaller routes as an experiment.
I believe this trial was/is in fact to reduce cabin crew numbers because EZY do not have enough of them this winter- and many were/are close to their maximum hours. It is not a big secret that there has been a lot of cancellations or sub charters this winter due to lack of flight deck and cabin crews. An expansion of 5 planes this year with a planned recruitment for 50-70 command upgrades, roughly 200 FO's and a number of 800 cabin crews are rumoured to be employed (one way or another) and in my eyes confirms my own theory.
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 21:11
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The Flying Cokeman - This is not what I here from the crews I speak too.

But different bases have different issues & structures. It will be all sorted out by Hangar 89, one way or another.

As far a cancellations & sub charters, I think this was just good business sense with crews & airframes littered all over the UK in getting things back on track ASAP.
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 21:29
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Pabely,

I obviously know more than you do then being an employee (pilot) with the company.

Cancellations is happening everyday and does not have anything to do with snow in the UK around Xmas. We have had Monarch and Titan flying for us this month- we have daily cancellations in FCO and MAD and other bases due to lack of crews etc. etc. Have a look at the Lamezia fine EZY was fined last month for cancelling the flight too often. Reason here being lack of crews and letting pilots fly that in the end refuse to go into discretion as this is a daily event and want more crews at the base.
Several months during this winter period LGW had more than 500 flights (per month) not fully manned due to lack of crews. I could go on really...............
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 01:07
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I have heard rumours about the IOM....but nothing for definate, rumours are always rife....
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 08:38
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New EZY routes, what did I say?

New:London, Gatwick (LGW) to Antalya (AYT)
New:London, Gatwick (LGW) to Chania, Souda (CHQ)
New:London, Gatwick (LGW) to Kos (KGS)
New:London, Gatwick (LGW) to Zakinthos Is (ZTH)
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 08:42
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4 new destinations in the EZY network from LGW:

LGW-Antalya 3 weekly 21st May
LGW-Zante 4 weekly 22nd May (finally)
LGW-Kos 4 weekly 22nd May
LGW-Chania 3 weekly 23rd May
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 08:52
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First Quarter Interim Management Statement

Easyjet has just updated the stockmarket on how its Q1 went. basicly it made more per pax in ús and carried more. Ignoring the weaking of the pound leaves average seat prices down 0.4% in local money.

The key thing is they are not having to reduce seat prices much to fill up the planes. This should leave them profitable over the next few years as they slowly grow. Ryanair have had the policy of growth at any cost and reduces the income per seat as a result. Ryanairs next update is expected around the 1st Feb. I will be taking a close look at how income per seat drops to fill the planes. The income per seat gap between the two is getting wider.
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 09:55
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Easyjet into IOM(EGNS)

Have heard rumours it might actually appear in the summer schedule - April onwards and Liverpool only.

Does Anybody have more info?

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Old 21st Jan 2010, 13:42
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If its true...it will be announced, nobody knows until it happens. Cant beat a good rumour though
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 13:56
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KrisKross

sorry chap, but your actually wrong. Some of the early 300's for ezy were 148 config.

All the 700's though were 149.
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 14:45
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Having been involved with easyJet since they started, the only 148 config 737 I can remember is the oddball -700 G-OSLH.
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 14:56
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What about the Yanky's...ya, yc, yd and I think even one of the 4 swiss a/c's was a 138, IJ I believe (but so long ago, cant remember now)

If you remember correctly a few of them had a different MTOW and thats how you could remember they were 148's.
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 16:53
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All the second hand -300s, including those inherited from TEA Switzerland and Go would be 148 seaters. Of the EZY's, this is G-EZYA-EZYF and iirc EZYT was ex Swiss. The 12 new build -300s were 149 seaters (EZYG thru S). G-OSLH was indeed also an oddball -700.
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 17:12
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wow - YT!! now there was a reliable aircraft...not lol
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 17:29
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I don't get it? Where's the extra seat in the cabin on the 149 config?
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