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Old 27th Jun 2019, 11:32
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Air India BOM-EWR turned back over Ireland and escorted to Stansted by fighter jets, I’m hearing due to a bomb threat.
Stansted seeing a lot of military acting lately.


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Old 28th Jun 2019, 12:32
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SAS

SAS look to be ending there flights From STN at the end of S19 as flights are no longer available to book after October. Does anybody know why this might be or how well the flights have been doing.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 10:10
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SAS look to be ending there flights From STN at the end of S19 as flights are no longer available to book after October. Does anybody know why this might be or how well the flights have been doing.
This flight is operating into Stansted to save a Heathrow slot for Star long haul operations period stop !
Winter slot allocations differ with fewer TALC United rotations in particular so they can take this service back there .
Sad but true
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 15:20
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 15:25
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Has Stansted-Nimes gone from being all-year to summer-seasonal or has it been dropped completely ? CAA stats show it operated during the 2018/19 winter but neither Luton nor Stansted seem to have tickets on sale to Nimes beyond the end of October 2019.

By comparison, Brussels Charleroi-Nimes and Stansted-Carcassonne which are both broadly similiar routes are on sale over the next winter
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 12:48
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Double daily EK to Dubai starts today.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 15:46
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Double daily EK to Dubai starts today.
It certainly does.
EK065 A6-EQP 315/293 In/Out
EK067 A6-EQI 302/ó In/Out

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Old 1st Jul 2019, 18:45
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Hi I am a newbie on here, But if of any interest I have taken a few pics over the years at Stansted mainly while it was a Airport Fire Fighting School. a few modern ones I will gladly share if there is a interest not brilliant pics but welcome to see if you wish. No problem if not appropriate on here?

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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 01:14
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Ryanair's route to Pardubice looks to have ended. FR seem to have also reduced their Stansted-Grenoble route form year round back to winter seasonal
I imagine these cuts, along with the Stansted-Comiso route are due to being short of aircraft after the 737 Max gorunding - clearly the least profitable routes will be the ones that are cut

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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 08:38
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Ryanair's route to Pardubice looks to have ended. FR seem to have also reduced their Stansted-Grenoble route form year round back to winter seasonal
I imagine these cuts, along with the Stansted-Comiso route are due to being short of aircraft after the 737 Max gorunding - clearly the least profitable routes will be the ones that are cut
personally I would think its down to the overall economic situation and the effects of the "B" word, if you look at the Ryanair fare finder there are hundreds of seats available at £14.99 in August which is highly unusual. There have been various press releases from travel providers, including Ryanair, that have said a combination of last years hot summer and the "B" word has meant people are not booking in the same way as usual. I am traveling this week from Stansted and when we booked the flights in October last year they cost us £90.76 each. I could have booked the same seats today for £85.71. Ryanair will take their assets where they feel they can make most money from them. I was at a smaller Ryanair base last week and they had two aircraft sat on the ground locked up by 9PM in the evening, that's very unusual for summer
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 09:32
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I hope you won't mind my asking, but which are the routes out of STN which have plenty of availability for £15 ?
I'm guessing Brest, Brive and Rodez in France are on the list, but would be interested to know which other routes out of STN are having a less-than-perfect time
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 11:38
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
I hope you won't mind my asking, but which are the routes out of STN which have plenty of availability for £15 ?
I'm guessing Brest, Brive and Rodez in France are on the list, but would be interested to know which other routes out of STN are having a less-than-perfect time
have a look at the fare finder part of the Ryanair website, you select your start point and budget and it tells you what destinations are available.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 14:13
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I would be interested in the older material, especially of the Fire School as Air-Britain Stansted Branch held its initial meeting there. Perrhaps best open a Stansted thread on the Historiacal page. The Luton one gets well used.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 20:02
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Booking is once again available for SAS during W19/20 and S20 up to 19 June (Heathrow bookings being taken up to June 26) maintaining daily service throughout, all flights that I have looked at are due to be operated by A320 NEO’s.

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Old 4th Jul 2019, 21:44
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If I’m not mistaken the new multi story opened today, this will add significant undercover parking spaces.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 07:57
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Hijack scenario

Currently Stansted is the designated UK airport in the event that an aircraft is hijacked - mainly because of the large amount of space and ability to isolate/contain such an aircraft. On the Manston thread, the question of making Manston the primary UK airport for hijack scenarios was raised

The last big hijack lasting more than a few hours that I can remember at Stansted was the Afghan case in 2000. I realise that compared to the 1970s/1980s, airport security has significantly reduced the risk, but these events do still happen occasionally. Traffic has more than doubled since; I'm wondering how a large scale hijack would play out today and whether Stansted really could cope without major disruption to flight operations
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 08:09
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A valid point for discussion david, but I'm not sure that I'd like to see too much information appearing on this thread that could be of use to interested parties.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 13:15
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Itís not just for hijack, also for any threats made against the aircraft and related issues.
The Air India and the Jet2 flights over the last month both came in due to threats.
Stansted has a contingency plan and operation for these type of instances.
I was at work when the Air India flight came in and the only normal operation was only affected by outbounds waiting to push or hold on the taxi and inbounds holding in the air. This only went on for 15 minutes.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 15:00
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It could and should be Brize Norton. The London TMA is placed under immense extra pressure with an arrival at Stansted.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 17:25
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It could and should be Brize Norton. The London TMA is placed under immense extra pressure with an arrival at Stansted.
Though its a RAF base, I donít believe the terminal facilities are manned 24/7 and I doubt theyíd want to risk an incident at an RAF base too.
The government did decide to make Stansted the airport of choice. MAG on takeover of Stansted didnít want it but the government insisted on it.
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