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Old 15th Dec 2017, 14:28
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I have no idea who the operator would be, but I don't much benefit in operating anything less than an ATR42 ... the operating costs are essentially the same for the ATR42 vs Saab340/DO328 which would be the only reasonable alternatives, so you may as well get the extra 18 seats for free!
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 14:29
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Originally Posted by tws123 View Post
It also appears domestic passengers can be bussed to a separate entrance into the baggage reclaim hall.
There is already a separate entrance and reclaim belt though. From which you exit along a corridor which comes out next to the cafe.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:00
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Blinking heck....another award listing.
Southend one of the "happiest airports" globally !!.
Space becoming obviously a premium on Stobart`s mantelpiece nowadays..

Four of the world's eight happiest airports are in the UK (but none are in London) | City A.M.

But sadly no London airports won...
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:16
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Although SEN was the happiest London airport, and 6th in the world...
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:23
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Well done Exeter. Which airline is based there, I wonder.......?
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 21:31
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Wideroe have announce a 4x weekly new route between Stansted and Kristiansand in Norway using a Dash 8 / Q400. Flights are Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun which suggests it will be leisure point-to-point focussed and start on 13-Aug-2018. Until then, Wideroe do not fly to any London airports.

This should have been an aircraft, airline and destination that was well within Southend's grasp and very much business that Southend should have been able to win
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 22:07
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DJ6 Can't argue with anything you said. But it takes two to tango.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 23:52
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LYON

EZY & FLYBE going head to head to lyon on sat morning
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 15:55
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Five cancellations this afternoon/evening:
Manchester (2)
Dublin (1)
Glasgow (1)
Rennes (1)

What goes on? Has the expected fog arrived already at these locations? Anyone know?
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 16:56
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FOG

METAR at SEN has 30% prob fog so they most probably didn't want to fly the outbound to find out they are stranded away from base?
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 17:03
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FOG

asdf1234 - thanks for that; sounds quite reasonable. Hope they don't regret the decision later!
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 17:14
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Actually it's now PROB40 1800/2000 300m, then BECMG 2000/2200 300m.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 18:38
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MAN cancellations were due to Fog at Manchester today. 100M via this morning and hasn't improved much all day. This afternoon there was a runway closure due to essential maintenance on 23R whilst 23L has no ILS so was of no use in low vis.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 23:15
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All of the easyjetís made it back in tonight. BE cancelled as an over reaction to the fog that didnít close Southend?
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 06:50
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Flybe from Prague delayed 3hours due to the outbound diverting to Dresden.
Sat and watched it on arrival at Prague, entered the approach sector down to 4000ft then climbed out direct Dresden. Vis at the time 500m. Did not even enter the hold. Had it done so the vis went back up to 1200m within 10mins. All other aircraft, 170,737,320,319,DASH8 continued and landed.
Passengers of loaded in Dresden and sent by road to Prague (2 hours+).
No communication from Flybe regarding the issue at Prague. A few pissed off pax, Me included.
Flybe must be a VFR airline! Lol
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 12:34
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Three LCY diversions in to SEN this morning, two BA Cityflyer and one KLM; no doubt there will be more this evening.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 12:50
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Plus 2 Flybe Dash8s. I was surprised the Swiss diverted all the way back to Geneva after only one missed approach. As a passenger I would rather get down at SEN or STN that return to point of departure. More low cloud and fog expected later but that might also affect SEN.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 09:49
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Can anyone update on the firefighters' dispute? I understand talks failed and they were due to walk out yesterday until the new year.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 09:58
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I understand from another forum that the strike is on, but the airport operation is unaffected as the management have introduced contingency plans.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 11:25
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I landed there yesterday at 2200 hours, no issue.
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