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Old 16th Apr 2020, 16:41
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Just noticed in the website that the main terminal building is closed and all passengers are going through Aviation House. I think as far as scheduled flights are concerned, that's the Ryanair Dublin flight on Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon evenings? I assume they have security facilities there, and that you just drop and grab hold luggage from a trolley.
Its a fully functional terminal used by Airbus charters why would there be any issues ?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 17:04
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Originally Posted by Rutan16 View Post
Its a fully functional terminal used by Airbus charters why would there be any issues ?
You may have confused Aviation House (which is generally a building for staff with offices and crew rooms) with the Centreline building on the south side (used for the Airbus flights).
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 14:27
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Originally Posted by Rutan16 View Post
Its a fully functional terminal used by Airbus charters why would there be any issues ?
a bit touchy there. Better not mention the hump in the runway and the excitement when you land on 09 in gusty winds. 😀
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 12:33
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Seems the Lufthansa service to FRA which was due to commence on 2 June has been taken off sale completely...

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Old 29th Apr 2020, 12:50
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Seems the Lufthansa service to FRA which was due to commence on 2 June has been taken off sale completely...

Not a surprise but a welcome boost for KLM.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 13:04
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FRA - that's annoying, but not unsurprising. It was on-sale yesterday, so it must have been pulled overnight. I was intending to book the first flight, but had a hunch it wouldn't be 02JUN.

I notice KL aren't planning to come back until July, which must set a precedent. With no SN->BRU and no LH->FRA, it's going to be threadbare for connecting flights for a while yet.

U2 still seem to be planning on 18MAY restart, and also not surprisingly, the first couple of weekends flights to sunny destinations are pricing up very high.
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Old 1st May 2020, 12:02
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The airport's official Twitter account has said that LH have moved the FRA launch to 'later in the year'. So we'll see if that turns up again in September or October.

I guess there's always a chance that SN will come back sooner if they can find/borrow equipment to operate it. If they're thinning out schedules generally, that might make it possible.
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Old 1st May 2020, 13:07
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller View Post
FRA - that's annoying, but not unsurprising. It was on-sale yesterday, so it must have been pulled overnight. I was intending to book the first flight, but had a hunch it wouldn't be 02JUN.

I notice KL aren't planning to come back until July, which must set a precedent. With no SN->BRU and no LH->FRA, it's going to be threadbare for connecting flights for a while yet.

U2 still seem to be planning on 18MAY restart, and also not surprisingly, the first couple of weekends flights to sunny destinations are pricing up very high.
There will not be a May 18 restart. All crew are furloughed till the end of May and probably beyond.
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Old 1st May 2020, 13:25
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Easy still have flights on sale in May. BRS-BCN departing 07:05 on 22MAY suggests it will / would be operated by a BRS based aircraft and crew. £360 return Friday to Sunday, if you were interested.

I guess they can wait until next week to cancel that schedule and not invoke the wrath of EU261.
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Old 1st May 2020, 18:46
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller View Post
Easy still have flights on sale in May. BRS-BCN departing 07:05 on 22MAY suggests it will / would be operated by a BRS based aircraft and crew. £360 return Friday to Sunday, if you were interested.

I guess they can wait until next week to cancel that schedule and not invoke the wrath of EU261.
The May 22 flight can not operate without crew and all crew are on the Government Job Retention Scheme until at least the end of May.
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Old 1st May 2020, 18:56
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Originally Posted by Brakes to Park View Post
The May 22 flight can not operate without crew and all crew are on the Government Job Retention Scheme until at least the end of May.
So who does the positioning flights? Thought you weren't supposed to work if furloughed, or is there an exemption for maintenance work?
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Old 2nd May 2020, 05:09
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So who does the positioning flights? Thought you weren't supposed to work if furloughed, or is there an exemption for maintenance work?
The Company can call you back to work off and end furlough if there is work to do -
You can also do other work (for another job/company) whilst furloughed but only if your Contract of employment permits this.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 07:58
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
The Company can call you back to work off and end furlough if there is work to do -
You can also do other work (for another job/company) whilst furloughed but only if your Contract of employment permits this.
Furlough has to be for minimum 3 weeks, as you say you can be "unfurloughed" at any point, then "refurloughed" and that refurlough has to be a new 3 week period. There will be ways around it such as doing a ferry flight on a self employed basis I suspect, or even asking the employees to make the odd flight on the promise of making up the money in the first regular pay packet. I'm sure in their haste in bring in the very welcome furlough plan HMG has failed to close each and every loophole. I suppose it's not inconceivable there'll be Easyjey crew out there who'd even work for free if it got them out of the house!
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Old 2nd May 2020, 08:56
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You cannot be called in on promise of future payment and I suspect neither can you be self employed to do the same work. If you’re furloughed you do no work for that organisation, full stop. The community/cultural/charity sector have been ‘volunteering’ in each others organisations. In theory aviation or any other sector could do this but I suspect the complexities of it are too great to be worthwhile, making sure a museum is in order is a bit different to flying someone else’s Airbus
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Old 2nd May 2020, 10:20
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
You cannot be called in on promise of future payment and I suspect neither can you be self employed to do the same work. If you’re furloughed you do no work for that organisation, full stop. The community/cultural/charity sector have been ‘volunteering’ in each others organisations. In theory aviation or any other sector could do this but I suspect the complexities of it are too great to be worthwhile, making sure a museum is in order is a bit different to flying someone else’s Airbus
I am working on Monday, I will be paid, but after the end of furlough - it's just an hour's Webex training course prior to unfurloughing, so there are most certainly ways around the regulations. Work I did before furlough was announced, but after the date of commencement is being paid to me on Tuesday as part of the regular pay run. I work for a large multinational, based in UK, that has been meticulous in checking the regs., to the extend that they took longer than some to come up with our furlough package.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 10:55
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Training is permitted during furlough.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 17:14
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So who does the positioning flights? Thought you weren't supposed to work if furloughed, or is there an exemption for maintenance work?
Small number of management pilots not on furlough.
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Old 6th May 2020, 10:03
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EZY @ BRS

EasyJet route increases from 31st August

- Paris CDG from 7 to 14 weekly flights
- Amsterdam from 12 to 20
- Edinburgh from 25 to 33
- Glasgow from 20 to 29
- Belfast International from 19 to 26
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Old 6th May 2020, 10:29
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Ryanair to Cologne - Winter 2020

Can't see anything on their website for flights after 23rd October.

Has this route been dropped?
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Old 13th May 2020, 11:19
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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-...ristol-4127444

The Bristol Post reports that the BRS-BRU route has been cancelled. It was reported in April that it had been suspended until March next year.

According to the press report Brussels Airlines is restructuring which involves a reduction of its own fleet size from 54 aircraft to 38 aircraft although the BRS-BRU route was one of those operated for Brussels Airlines by a third party carrier.
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