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mess at SYD today due to winds

Old 22nd Nov 2018, 23:55
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mess at SYD today due to winds

so there are surely lots of flights out of SYD today that will be cancelled due to only 1 active runway.

Surely all Rex, some Qantaslink(Dash 8-100, -200, -300s), some ATRs & any smaller domestic aircraft should be moved to Bankstown today. Buses could run between airports(takes roughly 40 mins). Not ideal, but must be better than getting stuck at SYD all day, with chance of not going anywhere ?

Don't think security would be required for any of above.

For a start look at routes that say Rex & Qantas fly. By working together these 2 airlines could get people where they wanted to go much faster which is the name of the game.

Dubbo & Albury come to mind.

eg. Qantas could take Rex pax to SYD who have connections. Rex could take Qantas pax to Bankstown who don't have connections at SYD. Some might actually prefer to go to Bankstown as might be closer to where they are heading.

SYD curfew will surely mean many flights won't be able to take off before 2300 & so will be cancelled otherwise.

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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 00:03
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And where are you getting the ground handling equipment? And the required terminal space? And the list goes on.....

What a stupid idea. Logistically impossible for one day.
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 00:13
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And where are you getting the ground handling equipment? And the required terminal space? And the list goes on.....

What a stupid idea. Logistically impossible for one day.
no, should be planning ahead for days like today. Everyone knew long before SYD opened today that it was going to be very windy.

Think there is some ground handling equipment at Bankstown already. QF dash 8s have landed at Bankstown before.

Baggage handling ?

Much of that could be done by passengers. They could carry their own luggage to aircraft.

There's a small terminal at Bankstown.

Am sure a few food/drink trucks could easily be organised.FFS Qantas could organise this easily.

When Sydney west opens in 2026/2029 surely some of the eg. DBO/SYD & ABX/SYD flights will be going to Sydney west instead of all going to SYD.

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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 00:24
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Get yourself out to Bankstown BNEA320 and let us know when you're ready for the first Dash!
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 01:00
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The cost of doing it would probably outweigh the cost of cancelling flights.
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 01:05
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Legislation champ, Bankstown isnt approved for RPT (due to fencing)......has an exemption to operate for diversions - thats it!
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 01:17
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The cost of doing it would probably outweigh the cost of cancelling flights.
Cost ? Minimal compared to disruption to passengers. Some will have to be accommodated at Syd hotels.
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 01:19
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Legislation champ, Bankstown isnt approved for RPT (due to fencing)......has an exemption to operate for diversions - thats it!
don't think that's correct. I read somewhere where they have approval for 12 RPT flights a day + plenty of flights into SYD could be diverted to Bankstown. eg. Rex & some Dash 8s. DO Virgin have any ATR 42s or are they all 72s ?
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 01:24
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FFS

This is the most moronic idea I've ever heard.....ever!
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 02:22
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FFS

This is the most moronic idea I've ever heard.....ever!
what else would you expect from the original poster, he or she should stick to the spotters forum.
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 03:50
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"Err,ah Bankstown Tower, Qlink 54D Prospect 1500 inbound"
"Qlink 54D follow the 152 turning downwind Rwy 29C"

Unfortunately, nothing will ever stop this from happening a few times a year. One day I might be able to pull off a RWY 25 Landing that doesn't require a maintenance inspection

However while we are on the topic..... if someone (anyone) could build some sort of runway in Melbourne to stop this from happening every second day I would much appropriate it!
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This clown again....
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yep that's Bankstown (2013)
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And here is a story that goes with that photo!
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I enjoy these stories, let the guy continue to entertain us:-)
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Using 25 and 34L/R would be a much better idea than using Bankstown.
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Was wondering where the Brisbane Skybus moron had been. Clearly hasn't been taking his / her meds again.
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One QF A380 took off to the North this arvo but that's all I saw that way b/w 1pm and 3.30pm. Some QF Thursday pm SYD-MEL pax now looking at Sat afternoon and Sun morning departures. (this SLF included). Rumour has it that VA is as late as Monday. Most SYD customer service staff seem shattered .... a hard couple of days and not over yet.
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 06:20
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Originally Posted by *Lancer* View Post
Using 25 and 34L/R would be a much better idea than using Bankstown.
Yeah but that's 4 kts more xwind (and, more likely a sequence nightmare) can not lah!


For the OP, the problems were caused by more than wind in syd
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