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Old 7th Aug 2018, 06:56
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
We waited recently for our bags off a Ryanair domestic flight for over an hour. Lack of baggage handlers I believe. This was at 9.00am.

You flew RYR and I suspect looked for cheapest deal. As we ALL would. That trickles down the food chain in terms of Labour rates and seasonal work.

The problem is STN is in the middle of nowhere. I moved here and am aware of cost of commute. Passengers are coming from/ to London, they will pay premium fares etc but if you work here its a different story.

How can an employee be expected to pay daily rates to commute from outskirts of London.

Wage rates in the industry are lamentable !

There are simply no large cities within easy commute with sufficient size workforce to fill these jobs.

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Old 7th Aug 2018, 07:26
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No I didn't look for the cheapest deal. They offered the most suitable time of flight. Trouble with Ezy is that their times can be very hit and miss with huge gaps in the middle of the day.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Navpi View Post
You flew RYR and I suspect looked for cheapest deal.
Its a shame some fair points in your post were ruined by this opening judgemental bit.

Some of us fly Ryanair because we live in close proximity to STN. Should we trek to Heathrow because the carrier is perceived as superior?

Some of of us pay Ryanair more than £9.99, because weíve paid for flexibility, booked late or the fare just costs a lot more than that.

Some of us fly Ryanair because no one else flies the route from London.

Im sure there are other good reasons.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 13:24
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For the record....

Employees at STN do NOT pay daily commute rates from the outskirts of London.

ALL who work on site are very well aware of travel discounts of up to 80% on trains & buses to STN sponsored & managed now by MAG & previously BAA.

Stansted Airport Employment & Skills Academy has a permanent presence in Tottenham Job Centre Plus.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 16:35
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London Stansted Airport Retweeted
https://twitter.com/STN_Airport

More Due to forecast thunderstorms across the south-east, @Ryanair has taken the decision to cancel a number of its flights. Ryanair passengers are advised to check their flight status with the airline before arriving at the airport, https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/travel-updates/articles/stansted-disruptions1 Ö. Thank you.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 21:54
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Copied from the link given above ....

Stansted Weather Disruptions 07 Aug 2018 • 21:49 Due to Thunderstorms being forecasted around Stansted we have cancelled a small number of flights.

We expect further delays later tonight and customers can monitor the latest flight information on the Ryanair.com website.All affected customers have been contacted by email and text message and advised of their options: a full refund, rebooking on to the next available flight or transferring to an alternative flight. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this weather disruption, which is entirely beyond our control, and we are working hard to minimise the disruption to our operations.
Strange to see grammatical error 'forecasted' and not the same text as appeared on the Twitter quote in the same post .... just an observation.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 18:29
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Alsacienne just lost the will to carry on
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 21:39
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Sorry carousel ... might you be so kind as to please explain your post (and the significance of your lack of final punctuation mark). Accurate communication is most important in aspects of aviation isn't it?

Seriously though, if posters are going to post what was written elsewhere, why paraphrase the text rather than copy it word for word?
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post


Sorry carousel ... might you be so kind as to please explain your post (and the significance of your lack of final punctuation mark). Accurate communication is most important in aspects of aviation isn't it?

Seriously though, if posters are going to post what was written elsewhere, why paraphrase the text rather than copy it word for word?
Good post and I'm glad that you brought up the lack of a final punctuation mark as I too didn't have a clue as to what was being quoted!
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 22:51
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Regardless of the grammar police, the continued bad press that STN is receiving must be of concern to the owners. They are trying to attract new long haul carriers and commensurate business class pax, and the media is full of pictures of the terminal looking like a refugee camp, due to the issues of the largest flight operator from the airport. And that is before all the issues about delays at Border Control, and late arrival of luggage.
I have to say, that at the moment, if I was wanting to fly with Emirates, STN would be last on my list - I'm wondering how long Emirates management will tolerate the bad press that associates with their STN operations, both outgoing and incoming.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 22:58
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The EK flight isnít affected as it operates late at night when there are few departures, security is not an issue that time of the evening and youíd have a whole choice of places to park your backside once airside. Granted the arrival of EK is mid afternoon so Iím not sure how the airport fares that time of day with incoming flights.

What Stansted needs is another handling agent to add to the mix. Swissport is far too dominant at Stansted and clearly can not cope. Ryanair would be so much better off to go self handling.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 06:46
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 09:00
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post
What Stansted needs is another handling agent to add to the mix. Swissport is far too dominant at Stansted and clearly can not cope. Ryanair would be so much better off to go self handling.
Over the years the ground handling companies have driven themselves out of business, the likes of Aviance, Servisair, GlobeGround, Aviator, etc have all disappeared or withdrawn from the market. BA had a debacle at LGW and have had to effectively bring their handling in-house due to the collapse of their handling agent, maybe Servisair? MAG have similar problems at MAN with poor ground handling performance. Cheap manual labour is going to become even harder to find, I don't see this getting much better.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 15:01
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Maybe chance for Jet2 to get into the handling game for other airlines, i bet they'd make a killing of it. At least it would raise a few q's of Swissport
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 15:12
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BA had a debacle at LGW and have had to effectively bring their handling in-house due to the collapse of their handling agent
They got their own formerly loyal staff back at much cheaper rates, on a monopoly contract and off the mainline books! Not intentional obviously, just a happy accident.....
Jet2 self handle their own operation to make sure they can have the right degree of control, as soon as they start to handle another carrier, those reigns loosen and the focus on Jet2 ops slips. Depends if they see it as a a cost centre (which it really is) or a profit centre (which it's not). The only killing made in ground handling is to terms and conditions.

As for Ryanair, the most cost conscious of them all self handle at Dublin and have done for years. Do they self-handle (ooer missus!!!) anywhere else on the network?

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Old 10th Aug 2018, 08:02
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Jet2 self handle their own operation to make sure they can have the right degree of control, as soon as they start to handle another carrier, those reigns loosen and the focus on Jet2 ops slips. Depends if they see it as a a cost centre (which it really is) or a profit centre (which it's not). The only killing made in ground handling is to terms and conditions.
Completely agree, Just that if Jet2 were aiming to expand further, as long as their own operations weren't compromised, they could look into a few extra's.
Particularly on the down times, between the first and second waves, utilising their operation more effiently, with no to minimal impact on their own flights
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 19:44
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Pobeda Schedule:

Evening All Pobeda have now released their schedule for the St Petersburg and Kaliningrad flights.

St Petersburg Starts 12-10-18
DP889 LED 10:30 STN 11:55 X246
DP890 STN 12:25 LED 17:40 X246

Kaliningrad Starts 23-10-18
DP859 KGD 12:05 STN 13:45 246
DP860 STN 14:25 KGD 17:50 246

I personally think good flight times. I can imagine Non-EU queue at the border being a bit hectic on the days of the Kaliningrad flight as the Emirates lands at 14:05.

But again very happy for a new airline starting to two brand new destinations for the airport.
Just hope Stansted can get a out of this dip itís been in with Ryanairís ongoing issues over the last couple of months.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 19:36
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New Route

Primeria add a limited STN-KEF schedule from December.

2 Flights in Dec
1 Flight in Jan
1 weekly (Sun) from Feb
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:07
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Good to see some hard news above...

Primera to KEF appears to continue weekly (Sun) thru March`19 too.

First Wideroe Kristiansand service in the screens for PM arrival.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:15
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Positive news continues...

Rolling 12 months figures puts STN just marginally shy of the 27m total.

July totals = 2,772,044 + 7.4% for that rolling 12 monthly figure of 26,990,062.

Busiest July ever.

Cargo in positive territory too this month & against a worldwide trend at the moment.

July total = 22,141 tonnes + 4.5%.

Overall best performer by a large margin in terms of pax growth for MAG on the month.
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