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Old 30th Mar 2023, 09:09
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Like drinking tea between random movements. Sounds like the perfect job.
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 13:33
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Hands in pockets talking they look well trained.
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 14:33
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Tradition says one working another supervising, H & S taking note, another to pass the tools and the important job......T boy (sorry person )
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 18:24
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Like drinking tea between random movements. Sounds like the perfect job.
Doubt there will be time for tea, start early. Checkin pax. Close checkin. Process arrivals, process departures, lockup, see ya later, zero hours contract.
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 18:58
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14, there is one in the tug no?
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 19:20
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Probably need that many people to push that fairground ride of Jetbridge steps about!
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 21:05
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Originally Posted by pabely
Probably need that many people to push that fairground ride of Jetbridge steps about!
i think Norwich or perhaps it was Exeter has something similar. Jokes aside I believe itís so they donít need to purchase an ambulift as itís actually just a ramp so wheelchairs can come on and off. The ones I saw had stairs on the side for time pressed crew/staff to take a shortcut
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 21:58
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Originally Posted by V_2
i think Norwich or perhaps it was Exeter has something similar. Jokes aside I believe itís so they donít need to purchase an ambulift as itís actually just a ramp so wheelchairs can come on and off. The ones I saw had stairs on the side for time pressed crew/staff to take a shortcut
The one in the photo also has stairs on the side for the reasons you have mentioned.

Southampton Airport also have similar ramps to the one in the photo. As ridiculous as they look, surely they are more practical than regular stairs. Especially for the elderly and for those hauling a bag or even wheelchair bound.
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Old 31st Mar 2023, 07:57
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean
The one in the photo also has stairs on the side for the reasons you have mentioned.

Southampton Airport also have similar ramps to the one in the photo. As ridiculous as they look, surely they are more practical than regular stairs. Especially for the elderly and for those hauling a bag or even wheelchair bound.
From watching the video, it would appear that the wheelchair bound passengers were taken round the other side of the aircraft, I did not see any disabled traveller using the ramp.
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Old 31st Mar 2023, 13:26
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Originally Posted by southender
From watching the video, it would appear that the wheelchair bound passengers were taken round the other side of the aircraft, I did not see any disabled traveller using the ramp.
Whenever I've boarded via those ramps I found them more comfortable - an age thing I suppose. Also from what I've observed the wheelchair pax were normally boarded via those as well; maybe that's different this year.
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Old 1st Apr 2023, 05:14
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One hell of a slope for someone to push a wheelchair up. Maybe H&S rules have kicked in to save a few backs.
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Old 1st Apr 2023, 10:08
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Originally Posted by LTNman
One hell of a slope for someone to push a wheelchair up. Maybe H&S rules have kicked in to save a few backs.
A difficult slope for some perhaps. But surely a step in the right direction.
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Old 1st Apr 2023, 14:43
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Looking at the turn round video I see SEN now have a wheelchair cabin lift vehicle that gives access to the forward starboard service door. I would have thought they would always have had that but I don't remember seeing it there before so presumably that has replaced the ramp loading method.
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 14:07
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I was passing by the Airport at about 1415 today and a British Airways plane was just coming in to land. I am just curious - does anyone know if this was simply a diversion?
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 14:18
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Originally Posted by EssexMan61
I was passing by the Airport at about 1415 today and a British Airways plane was just coming in to land. I am just curious - does anyone know if this was simply a diversion?
Still doing a circuit. Has there been a thawing of relations and the once regular training flights returned?

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Old 6th Apr 2023, 20:06
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This training detail had been planned for Norwich but they switched to Southend at the last minute which I assume was due to weather.
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/234...vision-future/
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behind a paywall. Anything useful said ?
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Old 9th Apr 2023, 19:31
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behind a paywall. Anything useful said ?
Theres no paywall. Itís the local paper.
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Most regionals have already started to bounce back nicely, SEN hasnít and hence questions need to be asked as to why!
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