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Old 25th Jul 2018, 08:38
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That is a good news story and very positive to hear EZY are building up a good hub from SEN. Will be even better when FR join the party next Spring.
(I see FR published P1 / P2 salary levels - very healthy gross earnings to be honest!)
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 08:50
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After the good news - I see there is a negative report on the Echo website this morning - "Flybe Passengers for Southend...…". What a shame that one unreliable aircraft is letting the side down. (I am assuming the problem was due to technical issues?).
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 08:57
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Just been to Malta and back and yet again Southend was a joy to use. However as mentioned by tophat27dt the 5 minute drop off is a joke. As a local I dropped my wife off and parked the car at the MILS down the road, with only about 30 seconds to spare I arrived at the queue of 5 cars in front trying to exit. The first lady had obviously gone over her time and was using the call buttons to sort it out, the barriers went up and 3 cars got out so the 4th car had the same issue as by now he was overtime. I think I eventually got out 8 mins over my time, the barrier went down behind me and I watched as the next person then had to call the attendant (and a long queue had formed behind him) What a joke and surely now a full time job for someone to keep answering the barrier call button! just put it back to 15 or even 10 mins. 5 minutes is just not enough time.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 09:46
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Use car park 3. 1st 15 minutes free. Don't go over that though or it's the full day rate
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 10:39
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Yes, just use Long Stay 3 (the entrance is just behind the Holiday Inn) and drop off/pick up at the passenger gate at the far end of the car park. It's only a 150m walk to/from the terminal entrance. For the pick up you can generally stop behind the Holiday Inn while waiting to enter the car park to ensure you don't go over the 15 minutes free.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:09
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It is inevitable that the free 5 minutes drop off will be ended probably for next year in favour of charging for all drop offs. It brings in income which is the name of the game but the question will be how much will the charge be and for how long? My guess it will be 2 for 10 or 15 minutes but it will be promoted as a lower charge than for a stay of 5 to 10 or 15 minutes.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:56
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Travelled through SEN this morning during the morning wave and as I had expressed some concern earlier how they would cope with 4 easyjet Airbus plus the Stobart lot, I must say that I was impressed how smoothly everything webt at security and in the gate area which did not feel too crowded.

But who on earth decided to close the Cafe for remodeling during peak season. The queues at the new Costa were awful, with just one barista working.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 19:59
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Yes, just use Long Stay 3 (the entrance is just behind the Holiday Inn) and drop off/pick up at the passenger gate at the far end of the car park. It's only a 150m walk to/from the terminal entrance. For the pick up you can generally stop behind the Holiday Inn while waiting to enter the car park to ensure you don't go over the 15 minutes free.
There are no baggage trolley bays in car park 3 (that I noticed). The airport can't bang on about how convenient things are when they aren't and it is only a small criticism, besides I had unloaded and was on my way within 5 minutes but like everyone else as soon as there is an issue at the barrier then everyone gets caught and that must happen pretty much all day, everyday!
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 20:10
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
It is inevitable that the free 5 minutes drop off will be ended probably for next year in favour of charging for all drop offs. It brings in income which is the name of the game but the question will be how much will the charge be and for how long? My guess it will be 2 for 10 or 15 minutes but it will be promoted as a lower charge than for a stay of 5 to 10 or 15 minutes.
Have any of you seen the craziness at the Stansted drop-off for the redeye flights?

OMG it's mental. People jumping out of cars a half mile back down the ROW of tailed back cars to drag cases over rubble soft verges and grass. It's nuts.

Please tell me SEN are not going down that stupid route. It's bonkers!
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 14:29
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Do EZY operate certain routes with any weight restrictions? cheers
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 16:10
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I was just having a look at the SEN website Departures / Arrivals for today and I see that there are two round-trips to Cologne - that would appear to be jolly good news??. On a less positive note I see that the poor old Milan Malpensa flight has been hit by delays again - this route always seems to be one of the first to lose out on punctuality!!
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 17:22
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Originally Posted by EssexMan61 View Post
I was just having a look at the SEN website Departures / Arrivals for today and I see that there are two round-trips to Cologne - that would appear to be jolly good news??.
I believe that this route is usually operated by an Embraer, and given the current difficulties with that fleet, it is instead being operated by an ATR with a smaller capacity. The fact that two flights are required to cater for the number of passengers however is presumably good news.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 19:34
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CGN has been operated regularly with an ATR72 at least since the end of May.

Could be, of course, that it had been on sale initially with an E95 and this particular day had bookings exceeding the capacity of an ATR72 before the swap from the E95 to the AT7 was filed in the CRS.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 22:21
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CGN was scheduled as an ATR on weekdays for July and August, with RNS getting the E195 normally heading to CGN. Sundays were still scheduled as an E195 to CGN as RNS operates twice daily at the weekend.

Still though, there must be more than 70 booked as has been mentioned. It looks like this was also the case for Lyon yesterday.
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 23:09
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
CGN was scheduled as an ATR on weekdays for July and August, with RNS getting the E195 normally heading to CGN. Sundays were still scheduled as an E195 to CGN as RNS operates twice daily at the weekend.
I was on a weekday SEN-CGN in early June and back then it was already an ATR72 (also the days before as I had checked that on FR24 before my flight).
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 11:11
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A Titan 737 has arrived this morning, I assume to cover for g-fbef which I assume is still in Lisbon?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 11:36
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Yes it will operate two rotations today. The E195 is due back later today from the workshop.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 13:15
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
Yes it will operate two rotations today. The E195 is due back later today from the workshop.
Hope they've mended it properly!!
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 17:27
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
Yes it will operate two rotations today. The E195 is due back later today from the workshop.
So when it comes back on base does that now mean we'll have all three back on base or do we still have one away for maintenance and if it's still away, any estimated duration before it's also back at base?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 21:12
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figures taken from another web site...
movements 3,196 up 35%
atms 1,614
business flights 263 up 416%
passengers 144,069 up 34%
domestic passengers 13,548 up 237%
atms cancelled 34
these are the figs for june ...july should be even better
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