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Old 31st Mar 2024, 04:25
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I love it that this thread on some days has more movements than the airport itself

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I think you are confusing SOU with SEN!
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 06:17
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Heathrow operates with stringent night period restrictions. Airlines adapt. Airports worldwide manage successfully.
Heathrow isn’t a low cost carrier hub - and that’s another reason why
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 12:06
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I think that RJ was released from hospital far too soon unless he just decided to leave on his own accord to the detriment to everyone else 🤔

The days before the "great" return were so pleasant.

I usually read absolutely every post from start to finish but on this occasion I just couldn't bare it.

And the term "bottom feeders", the arrogance behind that comment is unbelievable.
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Old 31st Mar 2024, 15:36
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Downs and ups...

Starting with the bad news, the 3rd daily Amsterdam flight starts today, but the early evening flight has been cancelled, it was due to be operated by Eastern... I really hope they start to pull themselves together sooner rather than later.

And the good, easyJet to Alicante starts today, with the outbound flight being fully booked, and surprisingly the inbound looked to be about 50% full. Of course, it is the Easter holidays but it is good to see nonetheless. The next couple of flights appear to have 100+ seats reserved, and assuming that passengers who've not paid to choose a seat are not showing, it suggests that they are also well filled.

In further good news, easyJet have bought the start of their Faro route forward by 2 weeks. It will now begin on 23rd May.
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 06:02
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Latest news is that Easyjet just announced they will open a 2 aircraft base at SOU from summer 2025 with similar current route offerings and to include Manchester, Jersey, Corfu and Lanzarote - yay! at last something new for us at SOU.

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Old 1st Apr 2024, 06:27
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And today’s date is …..
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 06:34
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And today’s date is …..
Ah yes, but are you really sure that I have not pulled your Willy ???.....lol
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 07:03
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And the good, easyJet to Alicante starts today...
Looking on Flightradar it seems the flight was delayed, leaving SOU at 22:44 and arriving 01:53. A shame as this was the first flight.



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Old 1st Apr 2024, 08:54
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The reason

We’re sorry that your flight has been delayed.
This is because we are awaiting confirmation of final flight paperwork before we can depart.
Not good when I suspect there were just an handful of departures at around that time. Seems the airport could not cope with just one full Airbus at check-in?

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Old 1st Apr 2024, 09:01
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Originally Posted by LTNman
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Not good when I suspect this was the only departure at around that time. Maybe the airport could not cope with a full Airbus at check-in?
Is that true? They didn’t start boarding until 10:15pm so final paperwork wouldn’t be until they had all boarded. Note: there was a very large thunderstorm in the Southampton area from 8:30pm till about 10pm last night. Weather related delay?
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 09:09
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Reason was heavy rain and thunderstorms in area, but don’t let that stop more nonsense reporting concerning SOU!
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 09:11
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So that affects the final flight paperwork, that’s a new one on me.
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 09:17
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Originally Posted by LTNman
So that affects the final flight paperwork, that’s a new one on me.
If you've been involved in flight turnrounds, you'll know there are a myriad things going on at the same time which can impact a departure, and when trying to identify what actually delayed the flight sometimes you take pot luck in picking a reason (which can depend on where you are sitting - airlines blame airports, airports blame airlines).

Also, what are you defining as departure - doors closed, off gate, take off? Could have been closed up waiting for the weather to improve for all we know.

Chose what you want to suit your own agenda
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 09:26
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It didn’t seem to affect the other departures that all left within half an hour. Maybe with a full load the aircraft could not take off from a very wet runway due to SOU short runway?
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 11:03
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Electrical activity, all ramp agents removed for safety

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Old 2nd Apr 2024, 06:55
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Originally Posted by stewyb
Electrical activity, all ramp agents removed for safety
Indeed, we have seen some rather fierce cracking lightning storms cross over West Dorset the past couple of days - Not seen forked lightning like that for some time.

Was about to be boarding an Air 2000 767 in St Thomas, Caribbean to fly home to LGW, and the usual afternoon TS's and rain deluge came over the airfield and that saw all ground handling and pax boarding stop until it passed over.
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Old 3rd Apr 2024, 08:04
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Local'ish news is that TUI have announced today they have added a second based 737 at EXT Exeter for Summer 2025.

The Travel Agents are well happy.
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Old 7th Apr 2024, 20:39
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Good news that the first two EZY ALC departures have been full loads
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Old 7th Apr 2024, 20:57
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Originally Posted by stewyb
Good news that the first two EZY ALC departures have been full loads
One would hope that at Easter Holidays this would be nothing less then full!
If SOU is to move forward into 2025,and especially with Jet 2 announcement at BOH,Easy need to announce expansion on the limited 2024 programme from the airport.

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Old 7th Apr 2024, 20:58
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One would hope that at Easter Holidays this would be nothing less then full!
That didn't take long....
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