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Old 13th Aug 2020, 14:32
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Just curious where that number of passengers shall be accommodated on Ascension!
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 14:40
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Isn't the Titan A318 still configured for 32 pax?
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 15:12
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Originally Posted by LGS6753 View Post
Isn't the Titan A318 still configured for 32 pax?
Yes, but when the A318 went down it did a one-stopper in Accra, the B757 went down via LPA & ASC, same as this proposed routing and they are advertising this with a B757 pic
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 09:15
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Originally Posted by OC37 View Post
Yes, but when the A318 went down it did a one-stopper in Accra, the B757 went down via LPA & ASC, same as this proposed routing and they are advertising this with a B757 pic
The 757 returned via Accra. The SHG states that the flights 'will only call at Ascension Island when there is sufficient passenger demand. The flight route between London and St Helena is therefore subject to change.' I imagine Accra is cheaper and logistically easier for Titan if there are no or few passengers for Ascension.

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Old 14th Aug 2020, 10:04
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Originally Posted by kfsimpson View Post
The 757 returned via Accra. The SHG states that the flights 'will only call at Ascension Island when there is sufficient passenger demand. The flight route between London and St Helena is therefore subject to change.' I imagine Accra is cheaper and logistically easier for Titan if there are no or few passengers for Ascension.
But the one crew were clearly operating STN/LPA/ASC to then take mandatory crew rest before continuing, they can't operate STN/LPA/HLE in a single duty period and LPA seems an oddball choice of fuel stop being only 4 hours in to the journey, I appreciate that there are problems with quarantines etc. but couldn't they at least make it as far as somewhere like SID or DKR where at least there are hotels to accommodate both crew and pax whilst completing the route with perhaps just one stop.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 12:21
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I think COVID rules may be the reason.

Cape Verde islands at least have stopped allowing flights through (ie RAF to/from Falklands have been using other airports)
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 13:52
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 14:32
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Originally Posted by 750XL View Post
I think COVID rules may be the reason.

Cape Verde islands at least have stopped allowing flights through (ie RAF to/from Falklands have been using other airports)
I suspect it's the RAF who are avoiding the islands because they have a lot of virus.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 14:34
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 14:45
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And what about Ascension, presumably the runway there has been repaired after the RAF A330's churned it up?
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 16:48
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Originally Posted by TheLambtonWorm View Post
That looks a blast - Bet the chaps loved it and the ladies,
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 18:40
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Seems to be very quiet wind wise...
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 01:34
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
Seems to be very quiet wind wise...
2 mins and 37 secs in to this video is filming their A318 landing from inside the flight deck, I'd suggest that this was a tad lumpy on final approach.

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