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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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Theres no paywall. It’s the local paper.
Sorry, it might be the local paper, but I get the following message when I try to read the article:

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Old 9th Apr 2023, 20:37
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No paywall for me!

Encouragingly, we are in detailed discussions with a wide range of airlines and have the proven data on the airport’s 40+ pre-pandemic routes, which were mostly highly profitable for airlines. We really are in a great position for growth.
What does the landscape look like? What does Southend Airport look like in one, two and five years’ time? What’s the customer base like over that period? What new flights to you believe will be on offer?

In five years’ time, and ideally sooner, I’d expect us to be well ahead of where we were in 2019. Alongside our own commercial activities to make this a reality, we also get the benefit of being part of the growing London aviation market; in fact, it is the world’s largest aviation system with over 180 million passengers travelling each year. Capacity for airlines in other airports across the capital is fast reaching a cliff edge and we offer a clear pathway to profitable growth for a range of airlines now and the future.

More than 8 million people live within one hour of the airport, and we serve the fast-growing and increasingly affluent east London, Essex and east of England catchment area.

Conversations with airlines are ongoing particularly around unlocking new routes and basing aircraft with us as we re-establish and grow our business back to, and beyond, the 40+ routes we had previously.
We have partnered with easyJet for many years now and the growth from three to four routes this year is a further demonstration of a strong relationship between us.

In terms of other airlines, we’re leveraging our attractive London location, our unclaimed catchment area and our low operating costs (lowest in London we think). We also have the fastest taxiing times and in-house handling operation, so we consider ourselves to be an easy to work with ‘one-stop-shop’ for potential airline partners.

With our coastal location, we are naturally closer to Europe and, by operating our own airspace which has recently been increased, airline partners don’t have to navigate through the ‘spaghetti junction’ of airspace over London when they fly London Southend – it’s a really compelling proposition.
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