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Old 17th Jan 2018, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
BHD AMS is inneed of a second rotation
An early departure would seem useful, to integrate with the lunchtime departure waves from Amsterdam. KLM933 / 934 to-from Dublin does that nicely.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 20:20
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ASL replacing EI appears to be for BA ops starting next month and running until end of the summer.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 20:36
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For LHR, for BA?
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 20:47
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No EI are to operate some LHR-HAM and LHR-DUB beginning next month and expected to continue throughout summer because they have to move aircraft to LGW and fill MON slots.

So ASL are reported to operate BHD-FAO/AGP while EI need to source a second aircraft peak season to also cover their own and BA ops.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 20:58
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Those LHR ops be on a W?
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 22:13
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Would expect night stops and W will be rotated via HAM and LHR to get back to DUB. I don't know the finer details.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 22:22
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So no Ei crew based in Belfast for the summer?
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 12:07
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Im confused. Who is doing what for who from were. ASL ops all EI or just the Sun routes?
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 22:29
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ASL may be operating AGP/FAO service on behalf of EI this summer.

So no Ei crew based in Belfast for the summer?
Believe cabin crew are still based for LHR, would expect if ASL happens any seasonal crew will be offered employment at DUB.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 10:54
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Makes sense
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 10:16
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The nimbys win again!

Belfast City Airport late-night flight 'failures' criticised - BBC News
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 13:28
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I must admit “exceptional” in my eyes would refer to an emergency or a “special flight” such as military or royal.

A Flybe Dash running 30 minutes lates would not really be an execrational circumstance.
LCY has strict operating hours, late flights get cancelled or div to Southend.
It could be seen the same rules should apply for BHD and any delays go to BFS
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 14:44
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Interesting.

Suppose it's too wild to theorize any possible connection in this "maladministration"to the former Head of NI Planning Service, followed on by the former Head of theCivil Service, being members of Belfast City Airport's Board?
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 14:45
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My guess is that as usual Harbour management will come out fighting and defend their position vigorously and remind people how much they contribute to the economy etc. No wait, stop, I'm getting mixed up with Aldergrove again!

Reality check - Harbour management will do/say nothing - as usual. Maybe a quick sound bite from their minister for propaganda aka Ms Best. That's of course dependant on whether or not she's finished celebrating the last few successful years in which the business has grown and grown and....

Will these same concerned residents be happy if the airport was to withdraw from its community fund project? According to reports Harbour has paid out in excess of £350000 to local projects. I really believe that over the years Harbour have picked the wrong fights, they tried the runway extension but rolled over. They won the seats for sale fight, eventually, just as passenger numbers stalled and have been flat ever since. How much stomach have the new owners got for a fight over the closure time I wonder. Even London City operates to 2230 and I'm fairly sure thats a slightly more populated area than in and around the cosmopolitan area of Sydenham.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 23:08
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Originally Posted by BFS watcher View Post
A shame then that BHD gave them the ammunition.

Oops, probably inappropriate use of words.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 13:15
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The local communities get a large ammount of money from BHD community-based fund that is paid for by the levies on delayed flights so a bit of a double edged sword. I think the core issue is what is exceptional. I do not think you can class late running a/c because of weather in Glasgow for example as exceptional but you could argue late due crew sickness is exceptional.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 16:57
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And the man in the posh house with the 2 Mercedes says"
Forget about those jets dropping the speed brakes and flaps over Belfast at 01.00 in the summer time when we keep our windows open as its too warm.
They are not the ones that waken us up.
we don't speak of them."
Nimby Verse 3 chapter 11-15
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 17:24
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Really amuses that the local residents are seen as the villains here. The airport has been given a set of rules to operate to, rules that they have accepted. A government dept was given the job of monitoring all this, but like many gov depts, decided not to do what they were paid to do. This week we discover that they didn't even have a definition of what "exceptional circumstances" meant. Why? Well what about this for a reason, neither the airport nor the gov dept were taking the rules seriously, any delay for any reason is ok, just come on in. After all these years they have been found out.

It was posted on here some weeks back that KLM would like a 6.00 am departure out. Well if they want that and they knew the operating hours before they started, or should have, why go to Bhd then?

Well done local residents, hopefully for once big industry and government that says one thing and does another will now have to play by the rules. Just a very small step to show that people can't always be walked over, as has been happening too much recently.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 17:31
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Probably 0.0001%of residents !
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 17:40
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Some day, Startledgrapefruit, you might be on the receiving end of an organisation that isn't playing by the rules. I'm not sure you will shrug your shoulders and say, I'm only 0.00000000000001%, I don't matter. We have seen enough of big organisations thinking they can use the rules to suit themselves, usually at the expense of us on the street and some day it could be you. I've had enough of "big" thinking the wee guy doesn't matter, whether it is a private company or gov dept. And remember, if you are a tax payer, you were paying for a gov dept that decided just to not bother doing what it was supposed to do. Seen that before?
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