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Old 18th Jul 2019, 22:00
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So looking at the weather forecast for next week would you be happy to book an Easyjet flight from Southend for midweek to say Spain or Portugal? Actually I wonder if Easyjet look at the forecast and are now restricting ticket sales.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 06:29
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Flights to Chisinau commence this evening.

Whilst waiting to board one of the longest summer flights from the airport, passengers may wish to purchase something high tech to pass the time from the the airport's latest retail offering which opens today.

https://southendairport.com/explore/...2cee-308486449
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 08:27
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes View Post
So looking at the weather forecast for next week would you be happy to book an Easyjet flight from Southend for midweek to say Spain or Portugal? Actually I wonder if Easyjet look at the forecast and are now restricting ticket sales.
In the case of flights involving longer distances to the warmer climates, I suspect these will generally be booked some time in advance, so limiting ticket sales at such a late stage would probably be futile.

Itís logistically a lot harder now for airlines to offload due to last minute performance restrictions, since more people than ever travel with hand luggage and check in on line. Therefore the first contact they have with airline ground staff is at the gate. To start offloading passengers at this late stage is going to be far more problematic, than if a flight is overbooked (for example) as offloaded passengers in this case canít even make it airside.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Flights to Chisinau commence this evening.

Whilst waiting to board one of the longest summer flights from the airport, passengers may wish to purchase something high tech to pass the time from the the airport's latest retail offering which opens today.

https://southendairport.com/explore/...2cee-308486449
Are you advertising? Wouldn't have thought that is allowed on here.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 08:52
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FlyOne's inauguaral visit from Chisinau received a cheery "Welcome to Southend" from ATC, but no water arch for the A319. A bit late in the day perhaps.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 09:49
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Posted on another thread and reported by bbc wales, Cardiff is No.20 on the list of the UK's busiest airports, with SEN about to overtake it. Interesting if true.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post
Posted on another thread and reported by bbc wales, Cardiff is No.20 on the list of the UK's busiest airports, with SEN about to overtake it. Interesting if true.
https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/...K_Airports.pdf
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 11:06
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Why is Anglesey Valley Airport not on the above list ?
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:04
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My guess would be because it is RAF Valley.in the first place and thus not a commercial airport?

PS: Interesting piece of data is that the six (sort of) London airports account for 55 per cent of all UK air traffic passengerwise.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:28
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
PS: Interesting piece of data is that the six (sort of) London airports account for 55 per cent of all UK air traffic passengerwise.
Surprised it's that low.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:46
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[QUOTE=virginblue;10523500]My guess would be because it is RAF Valley.in the first place and thus not a commercial airport?

PS: Interesting piece of data is that the six (sort of) London airports account for 55 per cent of all UK air traffic passengerwise.[/QUOTE

What does 'sort of' mean?
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:48
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
My guess would be because it is RAF Valley.in the first place and thus not a commercial airport?

PS: Interesting piece of data is that the six (sort of) London airports account for 55 per cent of all UK air traffic passengerwise.

What does 'sort of' mean?
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post



What does 'sort of' mean?
Donít take it so badly, heís not just referring to SEN. Console yourself by considering that without this airport that 55% would drop to something around.... let me see...... 54%.

Only jesting!

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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post


Donít take it so badly, heís not just referring to SEN. Console yourself by considering that without this airport that 55% would drop to something around.... let me see...... 54%.

Only jesting!

Its a worry.. another sleepless night!!
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:51
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
My guess would be because it is RAF Valley.in the first place and thus not a commercial airport?

PS: Interesting piece of data is that the six (sort of) London airports account for 55 per cent of all UK air traffic passengerwise.
However, RAF Valley on the isle of Anglesey has 2 commercial flights a day.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 14:56
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Originally Posted by daz211 View Post


However, RAF Valley on the isle of Anglesey has 2 commercial flights a day.
Anglesey is noted in the CAA monthly stats as a separate airport.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 22:12
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Just looked up the weather forecast for the airport for the week. Not good with temperatures expected of 32 and 33C by mid week. I have just looked at easyJet’s website and I can still book daily super expensive seats to Malaga indicating the aircraft are nearly full yet Easyjet will know that passengers are going to kicked off many Southend flights meaning that separate non refundable bookings for hotels will be lost and family holidays ruined.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 23:28
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I reckon that flights to Malaga should be OK if they are using the A320NEO. However, they may well be using the 319s.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 05:50
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If passengers booked a hotel through Easyjet I would think they would be the last people to be kicked off as I think Easyjet would be liable for the lost hotel accommodation as well because passengers would have bought a package. On the day through would those that pick the unfortunate know who has booked a package?

Reading last weeks newspaper article it would appear that those kicked off had no idea what was the real cause of their misery.

Could Easyjet not take a full load and refuel on the way at a small airport to reduce the delay?

Is Ryanair affected by this issue?
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 06:26
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It will certainly be interesting to see if SEN ops are affected this week by high temperatures/wind conditions imposing limiting RTOWs. When and if that happens is the time to discuss things in my opinion, rather than pessimistic speculation at this stage. I hope someone also monitors LCY ops, and maybe elsewhere, in a similar manner to add a little balance to the discussion.
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