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Old 20th May 2019, 07:40
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Heard problem with battery / APU, called Stobart ground handling for jump start
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Old 20th May 2019, 07:47
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Their Milan flight arrives back gone midnight. Ryanair donít give themselves much leeway with this flight. Wonder who picks up the extra wage bill?
The Sunday Milan has an ETA of 23:25 into SEN and there is not, of course, any "curfew" as was suggested by another poster.
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Old 20th May 2019, 08:05
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I shouldn't have used ''curfew". No commercial aircraft can be scheduled to land after 2330, although they may do so if they are delayed.
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Old 20th May 2019, 08:16
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo View Post
Heard problem with battery / APU, called Stobart ground handling for jump start
How terrible!
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Old 20th May 2019, 08:28
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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?
I assume you were on the flight. Didn't the crew say anything to the pax during this apparently lengthy delay?
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Old 20th May 2019, 08:32
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Their Milan flight arrives back gone midnight. Ryanair donít give themselves much leeway with this flight. Wonder who picks up the extra wage bill?
Well FR don't pay their own crew during delays so I hardly think they'd be paying anyone else's
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Old 20th May 2019, 09:10
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There is a prospective executive charter for the Champions League final in Madrid being operated from Southend. The only problem is the aircraft's destination in Spain is Zaragoza over 300 kilometres away! Then I assume a minibus ride to Madrid on a motorway which is quite busy by Spain standards. If they cannot get a slot near Madrid both Salamanca or Valladolid are over 100 kilometres nearer. The cost by the way is well over four figures per person.
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Old 20th May 2019, 10:40
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Is MAD slot constrained? I would be surprised if that was the case.
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Old 20th May 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Is MAD slot constrained? I would be surprised if that was the case.
It probably is for the CL final, theyíll have their normal traffic + additional flights, charters, corporates. If not slot constrained probably parking constrained.
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Old 20th May 2019, 20:00
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


It probably is for the CL final, theyíll have their normal traffic + additional flights, charters, corporates. If not slot constrained probably parking constrained.
  • UPDATE 5/10/19: Special slot allocation rules are in effect May 30-June 3 at LEMD, with May 15 being the deadline for slot requests.
  • UPDATE 5/10/19: Time on ground will be limited to 4 hours on May 30-31

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Old 21st May 2019, 10:42
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Good day for SEN today, seven different airline/operators in. How long since thereís been such diversity?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 18:18
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It appears SEN is introducing a chargable drop off / pick up zone.

hittps://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/17656613.southend-airport-revamps-car-parking/

Mr Jones seems to be reluctant to call it that.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 20:21
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£3 for 10 minutes matches Luton’s drop off charge but Luton offers 1 hour free parking in their long term car park. Stansted charge £3.50 while Gatwick is free as is I believe Heathrow. Not sure about City.

If there is one thing that winds up passengers like nothing else it is the drop off charge so this will chip away at Southend’s image.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 20:36
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With Easyjet and Ryanair having non-trivial operations at Southend, the airport will be considered as a credible airport both by people living in London/Essex and also by other airlines. It's taken a while to reach this stage, but they have now arrived.

The time has come to shift away from desperately trying to win the beauty parade... to focussing on being a profitable business
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Old 22nd May 2019, 22:48
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Donít forget there is still the free 15 minutes parking at Long Stay 3 car park opposite the Holiday Inn which is a 5 minute walk to the terminal. So there is still a free drop off/pick up point available for those who want to save £3.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 22:52
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
It appears SEN is introducing a chargable drop off / pick up zone.

hittps://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/17656613.southend-airport-revamps-car-parking/

Mr Jones seems to be reluctant to call it that.
For some, drop offs begin over at McDonalds
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Old 23rd May 2019, 12:54
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Indeed. It’s a well trodden route !
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Old 23rd May 2019, 13:19
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The reason for the Flybe SEN-ANR rroute not being bookable beyond October is presumably because KLM and Cityjet are establishing Air Antwerp, whose first route will be ANR-LCY using F50 equipment. Other routes from ANR are planned and an aircraft upgrade can be expected once the routes establish their viability.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 14:27
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Drop off charges should be illegal and are disgusting
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Old 23rd May 2019, 15:35
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Drop off charges should be illegal and are disgusting
How are they any different from other charges - car parking, bags, etc?
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