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Old 9th Aug 2010, 03:55
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I noticed ex TLS a few days ago the early flt from LGW was so late that its planned stand was allocated to Bmybaby. Consequently yet further time was lost awaiting a free gate. Then when on stand the traffic staff seemed to be lacking any urgency and yet more time was lost. BA and other carriers seemed to run much more professionally. It showed on the Ezy pax faces, such problems are very corrosive and will start to have a problem on pax yields before long.
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Old 9th Aug 2010, 09:13
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All must be hunky dory now at Gatwick given that easyjet have sent a A319 up to Liverpool this morning from there.
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Old 9th Aug 2010, 10:54
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Whalerider,


When doing the welcome PA I always stress out why we have have a delay. So when we have received slot because of French, Italian or Spanish ATC working slowly or actually being on strike I will tell them so. It may not be on the website for the public, but I can assure you that my pax having the delay will be told where the delay is caused. I am sure if not all- most pilots do so!?

If we have a substantial delay I will do the PA in the cabin giving them the reason for being delayed...that seem to calm people down.
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 13:24
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Couldn't agree more, Cokeman, I also try to establish what, if anything the pax have been told already about the delay, usually nothing or 'late inbound aircraft'.
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Old 10th Aug 2010, 19:31
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I must say that it is nearly always the captain who gives the genuine and full explanation to passengers, which is greatly appreciated.

It seems that often everyone else doesn't really care. I remember once overhearing a Swiss girl checking boarding passes at the gate in Geneva say to her colleague over the walkie-talkie in whispered French: "Oh, just tell them it's a "technical" problem - they won't know", obviously not realising some English people do understand French. Then you get on the aircraft and are told the full truth - we have come from London to rescue you!
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Old 11th Aug 2010, 15:27
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It seems that often everyone else doesn't really care.
I think the main problem about lack of delay information; is actually down to the airline itself!

The ground-staff often only know that a certain aircraft/flight is late inbound but, have no idea why!

However, they have to answer pax questions about the delay without having sufficient information to pass on.
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Old 12th Aug 2010, 22:12
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Having just read a blog type thing it says about Astraeus refusing to lease the 757 to easyJet after the end of this month and that they are desperately seeking for more 757's so what are their other options? Astraeus have a few more 757's but it seems they are all leased out except the blue one, will this be joining the easy fleet? BA have a few 757's lying about, maybe thats an option haha
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Old 13th Aug 2010, 10:35
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Having just read a blog type thing it says about Astraeus refusing to lease the 757 to easyJet after the end of this month and that they are desperately seeking for more 757's so what are their other options? Astraeus have a few more 757's but it seems they are all leased out except the blue one, will this be joining the easy fleet?
EZY knew when they leased the AEU aircraft that it was only available until the end of August. As it had already been chartered by SV after that date to cove Hajj flights.

SV as in years gone buy have charted 3 aircraft from AEU to operate during Hajj.

G-STRW (blue aircraft) is under contract to operate MOD flights for the for seeable future

Astraeus Airlines | Boeing 737 & 757 Aircraft Leasing | Flystar

Maybe EZY will use the Titan 767 in place of AEU's 757 for the rest of the summer season.
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Old 15th Aug 2010, 00:31
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We are using G-POWD the Titan 767 on the weekends but due to the dispute over brand licensing can't use it planned as it's not in easyJet colours so are currently flying 2 A319s side-by-side to fly the flights that were planned for the 767!

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Old 15th Aug 2010, 00:54
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Doncaster Sheffield

Is there any new news as to what easyJet are planning to do at Doncaster?. Are they going to be coming back to DSA next year or is that it after Christmas. Hopefully they will come back and bring some new routes with them too!!!
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Old 15th Aug 2010, 16:19
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Re Donaster Sheffield

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Heard rumour that they maybe looking at three based aircraft for Summer 2011, but DSA is competing with BHX for base.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 09:40
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easyJet BHX base?

Care to eloborate more on that rumour - Elmdomlad pleaseeee
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 11:12
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At Business brief the other day given by some feet/base planning director woman.

No new base for at least a year, it's not BCN and no UK airport is on the short list.

As for Doncaster, nothing planned for next year - will we be back, who knows?
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 19:38
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There are no plans for bhx to be a base. Its an ongoing topic but it is not going to happen for the near future. It was looked at but the yields were better overseas. We are not ruling out more routes from bhx and other uk airports but these routes will be operated from other bases on whatever pattern best suits operational. Emphasis is on productive expansion at man/lgw at the moment. New routes are still planned for man. Deployment of new aircraft to man will be announced accordingly. At the minute there are no plans for Doncaster. Routes are very successfull but the yields are much higher elswhere. Safe flying to all.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 21:45
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If you look well before anyways most flights regardless of the airline has delays of usually 30 mins+ at LGW for what reason I don't know but its not just easyJet who is suffering from delays.
come on, how can ANYONE defend EZY's LGW operations this summer with regard to on time performance and cancellations?

Be objective, it has been a shambles
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 22:07
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I have to say, that as concerned slf with plenty of fellow slfs to talk to, it is very hard to see how easyJet could fail to do well at BHX.

Especially when you see how they do at a ludicrously located airport like BRS.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 23:11
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Has anyone noticed that lately things do seem to be improving at Gatwick? Take today for example hardly any delays, quite a few arriving before schedule and most landing before 15 mins after planned time. I hope that today isn't a one off and this continues!
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 23:52
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o bummer..

and ive just applied for cabin crew, i best start reading papers :/
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Old 18th Aug 2010, 00:12
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come on, how can ANYONE defend EZY's LGW operations this summer with regard to on time performance and cancellations?

Be objective, it has been a shambles

Purely down to crewing issues and ATC problems downroute in terms of French and Spanish ATC strikes and working to rule! When the EZY fleet return so late to LGW and often all at once; then of course the fuellers etc struggle to catch-up and further delays ensue.

Then of course crewing hours become a problem and enforce cancellations.
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Old 18th Aug 2010, 00:25
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BHX

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I understand your point re Bristol airports location but at least it has a wealthy catchment area, which no doubt helps.

As for BHX, there was little chance with the EMA base and Ryanair moving in to BHX. However with EMA gone. FR stagnant at BHX and not least the persistence of BHX itself it was hoped that it might happen.

Not that BHX would want the same as what has happened at MAN, as BHX would not stand competition on MUC, CPH or ZRH. However the CAA stats are showing some significant increases on business routes and BHX is far from a basket case.

However the routes BHX probably want such as Madrid, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, Venice, Stockholm and Helsinki have been tried before and failed. The difference though is that most of these were operated by airlines using a different business model and in most cases the pax were there but either the yields were not or even more likely the operating cost of the airline was such that the services were not viable.

As a previous poster has said it does not have to be a base as some of the routes mentioned are bases already. easy have held slots for a couple of these routes in the past although that does not mean much, I know.

windshear12

I trust you mean "projected yields" when comparing BHX to other European potential bases, as for eight months of the year there are none from BHX.


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