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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 08:10
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Cant see Hurghada or extra TFS / AYT on the TUI site yet.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 09:02
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AYT was 1 wkly now shown as 2.....TFS was 2 wkly now 3.....Hurghada not on timetable yet.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 10:00
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Originally Posted by JonnyH View Post
Good to see the additional TUI routes. Will they make it directly to HRG on a bad day?

Also, the Olympus SX-ABQ is still sitting at NCL after 4 weeks - must be costing them a small fortune, could have easily been wet leased over the next week or two.
All Egypt routes SSH Marsa Alam HRG LXR and even the most south Aswan are all no problem for a full 737NG (700 and 800) on most days from/to most UK airports but not sure about GLA on the way back from SSH? (The MAX would be OK but the NG might be pushing it for GLA)
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 12:11
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Olympus SX-ABQ

Word at the airport is the aircraft has a hole in the fuselage near to the L4 door.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 12:43
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Ground incident ? Airport liable ? If so would explain lack of urgency from current operator 🙁
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 12:57
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom View Post
Word at the airport is the aircraft has a hole in the fuselage near to the L4 door.
I think I read up the thread that the damage is believed to have been done at the airport it arrived here from. Whatever the case, I'm guessing someone has some awkward explaining to do...
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 13:45
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Wow indeed.
IIRC it flew into NCL with full load of pax.
Must have leaked like a sieve.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 13:52
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On another note, a bit of credit where it is due: I've been whingeing on here previously about the airport media team's announcement of 'new routes' which are actually reintroductions of old routes, or even just a new operator on an existing route. Yestrday's announcement of Hurghada etc made it clear that these are returning routes.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 15:26
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Originally Posted by skyman771 View Post
Ground incident ? Airport liable ? If so would explain lack of urgency from current operator 🙁
Whether it happened down route at the departure airport or somehow happened in flight Iím not sure, but said hole was definitely already there on arrival into NCL.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 17:43
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
Wow indeed.
IIRC it flew into NCL with full load of pax.
Must have leaked like a sieve.
CAA flight from SKG.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 18:03
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Originally Posted by JonnyH View Post


CAA flight from SKG.
It diverted to SKG from LCA , The original flight was LCA-NCL.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 19:49
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Originally Posted by LiamNCL View Post
It diverted to SKG from LCA , The original flight was LCA-NCL.
Think they diverted into Salonica while they worked out where the draught was coming from?
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 20:22
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
Think they diverted into Salonica while they worked out where the draught was coming from?
Probably bailed out while they could
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 22:25
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I thought it was just ships that had a draught.
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 10:16
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Current situation with the SX- Storm Engineering requested payment for services before any further repair work. Payment hasnít been received so a jig lift is positioned behind said aircraft so it cannot depart without payment. Batteries have also been removed.
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 12:05
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Must be PPRuNe readers...

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Old 24th Oct 2019, 19:56
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Depends on your definition of luxury. I am guessing it won't be any CX/QF style First Lounge...
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 01:16
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While itís great news the TUI for 2020, Iím surprised by how their ďlateĒ 2019 programme has been scaled back . 3rd aircraft left a few weeks ago but it is half term this week and thereís very few departing flights on the peak days of Friday and Saturday while Jet2 still have loads of departures. Did the HQ planners miss this?
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 06:32
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All Egypt routes SSH Marsa Alam HRG LXR and even the most south Aswan are all no problem for a full 737NG (700 and 800) on most days from/to most UK airports
Egyptair use a 737-800 on the Luxor Heathrow route every Monday (2500 miles) and during September the temperature can reach around 40+c at departure time. So imagine the the weight and runway length needed for that.
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 06:48
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
Egyptair use a 737-800 on the Luxor Heathrow route every Monday (2500 miles) and during September the temperature can reach around 40+c at departure time. So imagine the the weight and runway length needed for that.
Yes they do, and also have used an A320 in the past - basically anything they had lol (777 & 747's in the old days when the market was buoyant)

Luxor has a very long runway an the MS flight does depart at 08.55...
Back in the day when Luxor was very popular (always on Mondays and Thursdays lol) - Astraeus 737/757, Thomson 757, Monarch 757 A321 and A300/A330 saw all the flights back to UK depart usually in late afternoon or evenings when it was still very hot - No problems and rarely tech stops on the way home.

I flew Aswan from/ to LGW on both Astraeus 737-700 and GB Airways A320 - both full and no stops.
(ASW is as south as you can go, apart from Abu Simbel airport but there are no charters there anymore)
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