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Old 14th Nov 2013, 13:52
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On the subject of luggage scales, I had my bag (with the exact same contents) weighed in DUB and EDI and it came out 0.6kg heavier in EDI.

So they are definitely not that accurate.

It didn't cost me because I was under the limit both times, but it has still made me doubt the readings ever since.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 14:01
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Interesting point about the accuracy of scales at airports because I once weighed myself on four adjacent luggage scales and the results were in the range 65-75 kilos. My correct weight clothed at the times was 68, so more or less midrange, but a 10kg variation is worrying.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 14:45
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If a charge is levied on the basis of the reading of scales (in the UK at least), those scales have to be calibrated. A complaint to the local trading standards department should bring swift results.
A transaction based on uncalibrated or inaccurate scales could amount to fraud - it's that serious!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 15:08
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If a charge is levied on the basis of the reading of scales (in the UK at least), those scales have to be calibrated. A complaint to the local trading standards department should bring swift results.
A transaction based on uncalibrated or inaccurate scales could amount to fraud - it's that serious
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Easy to say, difficult to do. You're at the checkin and a flight to catch. Pay up or go home. You comeback many days later and make your complaint. Evidence? The scales have been at it for many days. How can you prove the point in the past? And how many will bother?

Speed cameras have a buffer. I wonder what the XAA's airport authorities or IATA will say is the standard for scales? I was once told by a checkin lass in Italy that the baggage weight, checked passenger etc. and her name all went into the computer. If the baggage showed over weight (how much?) and there was no corresponding charge, then she had to pay it. No shuffle room; hence the off-load and re-load option if common sense is alive and well that day.

And: I know this is a question to blow in the wind; but will anyone please tell me a good reason why various airlines slice 5cm off the IATA standard cabin bag? Not only that, but 5cm from different lxbxh dimensions. Some allow the full whack; then some 5cm less on width and some on breadth. No wonder there is rage BEFORE the gate. How to make an easy job difficult. And in this day of LoCo single tickets is an unnecessary pain. OK in one direction and not in the other. Grannies must be having heart attacks. Me too. And don't start on the ONE piece only rule being so different between airlines and airports. It's a nightmare. Go by train or ferry.

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Old 14th Nov 2013, 20:48
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Are FR pilots ever instructed to reduce speed to save fuel on last rotation of the day - this flight always used to be early but rarely recently .
Yes.
All sectors not just the last one.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 21:16
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Do I understand you correctly? You are complaining because you expect your flight to arrive ahead of its timetabled time?

Regarding bag weight - I'm sure you could always ask for an overweight bag to be reweighed at another scales. If it is still over weight be prepared to pay or take out some items.
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 23:41
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Is this a first for Ryanair - to fly Switzerland?
Kocall, not a first , Ryanair did fly routes to Basel before including ALC and DUB plus a few others....
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 23:42
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Ryanair could be about to fly from one of Europe's busiest airports soon.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 00:05
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 00:13
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I'm going to put a punt on the airport being Amsterdam.

I'm sure I've seen something written in the past where Ryanair expressed interest in flying to AMS.

Also, Paris is already served via Beauvais/Vatry, Frankfurt via Hahn, Munich via Memminghem, Madrid in its own right and I very much doubt he has got hold of LHR slots!

The issue he will face at AMS however is KLM's dominance, especially on UK routes, and the already quite set in saturation of low cost carriers, namely Easyjet, Transavia and for the UK, flybe and Jet2.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 07:13
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Ryanair has requested slots at AMS. The documents are here: Stichting Airport Coordination Netherlands - Night slot availability AMS S14. A few days ago, we saw FR flightnrs on the list, but they're not anymore. Besides that, we all know that there is a huge difference is requesting slots, receiving slots and actually using them.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 08:09
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Ryanair are hiring crew for AMS so it will most likely happen.

AviationJobs.Me Cabin Crew: Cabin Crew Ryanair Amsterdam Netherlands
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 08:22
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Is Lelystad anywhere near capable of hosting a base with maybe 5 737s ? How long would it take to get into a sufficiently capable state ? Scanning the web, it looks to be at least 5 years from being ready to host a FR base, but opinions from someone more familiar with the airport would be welcome.

There was talk a while ago of Ryanair seeking slots at Rotterdam - did anything come of this ?

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Old 15th Nov 2013, 08:31
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seems to be a new website. big improvement imo
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 10:20
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So AMS routes to and from the UK, any guesses? Are we assuming pretty much every big FR base STN, MAN, EMA, BRS, LPL etc as a given?
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 11:18
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Lelystad

The development of Lelystad to a commercial airport is going to take years and years, even though the government has chosen Lelystad to take over some of the European traffic from AMS. There is very little interest from Dutch airlines like Transavia and Arkefly though...

Besides that, we are the Netherlands you know, each objection is taken way to serious and delays the process terribly. Each municipality surrounding Lelystad has objected to the proposed approach routes. The development is going to happen, but the question is when...

Very surprised with the recruitment advertisement for the supposed AMS base. We have the so called lowcost gates M/H, where EasyJet (and sometimes Norwegian, Transavia, Jet2 etc) arrives. Definitely where Ryanair would start operations as well, but it would be very surprised to start with a base. Things like DUB-AMS, STN-AMS etc could work, 'cause they'll always be cheaper than EZY.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 12:37
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See the Moroccan Govt are to introduce a 9 air tax on departing passengers from April 2014.

So if Ryanair logic regarding the recent depressive impact of a 3 Govt tax on development from DUB carries thru that should see the Marrakesh route announced yesterday dumped before it even starts, surely??

Hope not....
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 13:29
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Can ANR still take 737's?
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 13:49
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Requested slots from AMS

Ryanair requested slot for the following destinations from AMS:
BGY, BHX, BLQ, BVA, CIA, DUB, EDI, EMA, FEZ, KRK, LIS, LPL, MAD, OPO, STN, TSF and WMI

They are not on the slotlist anymore though..
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 14:31
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New website........very similar to the easyJet website.......hmmmmmmm
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