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Old 13th May 2019, 13:35
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Whilst each department needs a competent chief, it's the XRay machines and staff that are needed immediately. Why delay things until a new security chief starts. The Airport CEO should sort out the problem before then.
My post simply reported that a replacement Head of Security was being sought. It said nothing about delaying things until after the appointment, for the simple reason that I do not know and have no means of knowing. Should we assume you know the answer or is this guesswork ?
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Old 13th May 2019, 14:15
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Sounds like SEN is a now victim of its own success - No longer the quick and easy airport to swan through with ease if the security Q's are 30+ minutes.
Was it not somewhat predictable. The only surprise is that it has happened with a relatively low passenger figure.
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Old 13th May 2019, 14:38
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[QUOTE=LTNman;10470274]Was it not somewhat predictable. The only surprise is that it has happened with a relatively low passenger figure.[/QUOTE

Of course it was going to happen as the airport's success begins to put pressure on facilities, and I am disappointed at the the management not doing forward planning.

Meanwhile back at LTN .....!!
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Old 13th May 2019, 16:24
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Flew Southend-Brest with FR. Yesterday FR were selling tickets for 5 pounds one way (yes, less than APD). Even at that price, load factor was just 55% in mid May and there were just 20 bags checked in

I imagine that during school holidays in peak summer things will be better, but I imagine people in Dublin will be reviewing the profitability of this route carefully
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Old 13th May 2019, 17:46
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Flew Southend-Brest with FR. Yesterday FR were selling tickets for 5 pounds one way (yes, less than APD). Even at that price, load factor was just 55% in mid May and there were just 20 bags checked in

I imagine that during school holidays in peak summer things will be better, but I imagine people in Dublin will be reviewing the profitability of this route carefully
I thought this one may be a dud. Perversely I think if it were more regular it may do better, but I think at twice a week itís too many seats to fill for such inflexibility.
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Old 13th May 2019, 18:28
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Correct me if I'm wrong - usually you are all too polite to do so - I believe SEN is the only UK destination from Brest. So you would expect a healthy demand in both directions surely?
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Old 13th May 2019, 18:34
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or maybe thats the reason it's not served from anywhere else!
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Old 13th May 2019, 19:05
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Other than SEN the only other UK airports serving Brest seem to be BHX and SOU, both once weekly by BE DH8. Quimper is only 75km distant and that used to be served from LCY but I don't think that is so this year. It does seem rather odd that it cannot support more connections to the UK.
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Old 13th May 2019, 19:22
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BACF are flying 3x weekly (4x weekly in peak summer) between London City and Quimper this year until early Sept
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Old 14th May 2019, 13:21
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You can now book until the end of May 2020 with FR to DUB.
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Old 14th May 2019, 15:49
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Have the military landed at Southend.? Thought I glimpsed a Hercules over Leigh
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:18
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Have the military landed at Southend.? Thought I glimpsed a Hercules over Leigh
Yes. RAF C130 from Cambridge training
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:33
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
You can now book until the end of May 2020 with FR to DUB.
Both DUB and PMI are available to book up to 22nd August 2020.
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:45
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
Yes. RAF C130 from Cambridge training
Ah, thanks for that, I saw it too (from Wickford) and wondered what it was up to.
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:48
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The Wells Avenue complainers have now had their 5 minutes of glory on tonight's One Show. There was an "expert" there measuring the air pollution and it seems that is lower in their garden than on the roads! The camera angle made it look as though the wing tip was over the fence which of course it was not. Usual moans about the noise too. Complaints are still going to be made but it looks like it just going to be a case of head and brick wall. Call it up on i-player as tis well worth a watch
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Old 19th May 2019, 20:25
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FR2720 SEN - DUB 19:55 19052019

a/c still on stand, not pushed back. Anyone got insight into reason for this evenings problems getting this flight going on time?
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Old 19th May 2019, 22:08
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Apparently it landed at 2257 in SEN. Not sure why there was a delay
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Old 19th May 2019, 22:23
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I think you mean DUB at 2157 BST. Strange day, with significant delays to 3/4 of EZY's early departures, only for FR to be struggling to get their 738's home before the curfew.
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Old 19th May 2019, 22:49
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Their Milan flight arrives back gone midnight. Ryanair don’t give themselves much leeway with this flight. Wonder who picks up the extra wage bill?
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Old 20th May 2019, 06:45
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo View Post
FR2720 SEN - DUB 19:55 19052019

a/c still on stand, not pushed back. Anyone got insight into reason for this evenings problems getting this flight going on time?
Many of the early morning departures westbound were delayed by French ATC restrictions, and the airlines were unable to catch up. I'm not sure but I think the Dublin flight might have departed 45 mins late.
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