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Old 7th Aug 2020, 10:20
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Curiosity post, please delete if not allowed. Anyone know what's up with DRTB? Looks like it's tech in CFU following LS111 and DRTW was sent from BHX to pick to collect the GLA pax. Weird flight, cruised mainly at 25/28K all the way. Was tracking it as I'm due on it in coming weeks so curiosity got the better of me.
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Old 7th Aug 2020, 10:42
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It had an intermittent autopilot issue on leaving Glasgow. They initially stopped their climb at FL250 to discuss with engineering whether to turn back or not. Autopilot started working again so they continued to Corfu. In the mean time, a replacement aircraft was dispatched to pick up the inbound passengers.
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Old 8th Aug 2020, 14:04
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Originally Posted by The Flying Stool View Post
It had an intermittent autopilot issue on leaving Glasgow. They initially stopped their climb at FL250 to discuss with engineering whether to turn back or not. Autopilot started working again so they continued to Corfu. In the mean time, a replacement aircraft was dispatched to pick up the inbound passengers.
Thanks for the info. Curiosity satisfied.
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Old 8th Aug 2020, 16:27
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Originally Posted by Cuillin Hills View Post
Correct - but they would need to buy a ticket from TUI like everyone else.

A bit different from ‘recognising each other’s tickets’ - those days of honour and trust between certain airlines has long gone.
Yes - in far gone by days of charter airlines and tour operators we once had a very nice arrangement at the airports called ''mutual aid''
Here in the case of Tech problems ATC or strikes, or passengers needing to go home early for instance - if there were empty seats then each of us would accept (usually without any fee) the other carriers or operators ticket - In those days if you had a charter ticket from Gatwick to Palma you could basically go on and ask anyone if there were problems and get a seat on them if one was free.

We had 2 very tech Tristars one Friday night sitting at Gatwick both going to Athens - both full 400 pax each and both delayed for 12 hours.
we found loads of seats on all the other airlines going out that night (Friday night ATH was very popular back then) KT DA AE BIA AMBER BY MON AMM and even BA had two scheduled night flights a 737 and a 757 that were not full and the BA Duty Officer she was superb in filling up every seat for us...She even held the 757 for a while to get everyone checked in
We got away as many pax as we could (about 200 or more) many who were due to get on 0700 Ferries out of Piraeus to the Cyclades saving them a days wait at ATH (and us having to get Hotac for them)

That is how the Mutual Aid system worked - which it did very well....
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 14:10
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G-LSAN will be returning to MAN shortly.. Bird Strike over Heald Green a few moments ago.
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 15:21
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Originally Posted by matjr79 View Post
G-LSAN will be returning to MAN shortly.. Bird Strike over Heald Green a few moments ago.
Wasnít a bird strike - problem with engine. No passengers onboard as it was a test flight
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 12:31
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 16:41
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Given the reduced number of destinations available, I'm surprised services to places like Mykonos haven't been stepped up. J2 only fly from MAN twice a week with hefty fares. Santorini only 3 times a week. Are these places slot constrained ?
Mykonos has lost the MAN-JMK twice weekly from BA Cityflyer & also no Thomas Cook- so Would of thought Greek Islands are if anything, underserved this year?
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 16:42
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^ Aren't Mykonos and Santorini a bit shed like?
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 18:03
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Originally Posted by LS737 View Post
^ Aren't Mykonos and Santorini a bit shed like?
Do you mean the airports?
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 18:04
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I'm hearing Jet2 are about to drop 100 pilots
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 18:08
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Given the reduced number of destinations available, I'm surprised services to places like Mykonos haven't been stepped up. J2 only fly from MAN twice a week with hefty fares. Santorini only 3 times a week. Are these places slot constrained ?
The constraint is far more likely to be accommodation - or at least affordable accommodation - as neither JMK or JTR have endless bed stock. I'd be surprised if slot constraints prevented more flights, not least because the aircraft aren't working as hard as in a normal summer so there would likely be flex in the schedule to accept whatever slots were on offer if you had to.
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 18:08
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Originally Posted by CW247 View Post
I'm hearing Jet2 are about to drop 100 pilots
Correct.

102 Jet2 pilots to be made redundant
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 20:03
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Originally Posted by fanrailuk View Post
Thatís old news from June.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 18:10
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Originally Posted by iggle piggle View Post
Thatís old news from June.
Article date; Saturday 15 August 2020 14:46, UK
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 18:57
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Yes, but it's the same 102 pilots announced in June. It's not another 102 pilots in August.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 19:17
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Originally Posted by The Flying Stool View Post
Yes, but it's the same 102 pilots announced in June. It's not another 102 pilots in August.
They are recycling the same story but its been updated after BALPA have tried their best with Jet2.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 15:30
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 15:39
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Well done Jet2. They are being honest with the travelling public, although judging from the replies to their posting some people are clearly in denial as to the gravity of the situation in Spain, including the Balearics.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 18:46
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Well done Jet2. They are being honest with the travelling public, although judging from the replies to their posting some people are clearly in denial as to the gravity of the situation in Spain, including the Balearics.
I dont tweet or make any other kind of bird noises. It says Tweet Unavailable.
Enlightenment please.

Also - anyone know why todays NCL - Faro flight stopped off at Dublin en route??
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