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Effects of pax armed with FlightRadar24

Old 6th Jul 2022, 10:31
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Yes, the downside with tracking aircraft is that an operator might send another aircraft to perform a flight if the original has been delayed.

If passengers have all gone home or back to a hotel, they might miss the replacement.

Very difficult, and I feel for the poor gate staff who have to deal with angry or frustrated passengers.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 12:03
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DRUK .. can confirm from various trips to the USA with BA and Norwegian that neither my iPad nor my iPhone can see out of the window on a 787.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 12:29
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Thanks - presumably it's the electronic window-dimming to blame.

That's progress, I suppose.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 13:57
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Skydemon works well when sat close to window. It certainly makes the flight pass quicker
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 15:31
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The electronic windows are the reason I have foresworn travelling on a 787 - unless the most urgent family matters call for a journey.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 18:12
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Used Fr24 to watch my Etihad flight divert to Clark rather than Manila.(thunderstorm activity) Flight got cancelled and eventually departed some 36 hours later. Were looked after very well though.
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 20:04
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Back in 2018 we were flying BA Gatwick/Malaga. I don't remember the precise delay but it was long. Then suddenly it was much less. A bit of research suggested that BA had "stolen" an incoming for our flight and that the flight our plane was supposed to operate was going to be operated on a later flight.
When I thought about it some more it occurred to me that by this manouvre both flights had avoided having to pay out EU261 compensation.
Anyone else had the same experience (which I suppose can only happen at home base)?
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Old 6th Jul 2022, 21:56
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
In ye olden days, what the dispatcher or gate agent said was the only source of info that pax had on delays or when "their" aircraft would turn up to take pax to their destination
At least in U.S. there was also the respective airline's phone-in reservation system. If picking up a passenger at an airport, that was the only way to determine the actual flight arrival time.
My preference is Flightaware. Living under Class B, comes in handy to see who's flying over my house, such as the infrequent oddball AN-124. While traveling, the "where's my airplane" feature is a plus.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 17:00
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Originally Posted by Hartington View Post
Back in 2018 we were flying BA Gatwick/Malaga. I don't remember the precise delay but it was long. Then suddenly it was much less. A bit of research suggested that BA had "stolen" an incoming for our flight and that the flight our plane was supposed to operate was going to be operated on a later flight.
When I thought about it some more it occurred to me that by this manouvre both flights had avoided having to pay out EU261 compensation.
Anyone else had the same experience (which I suppose can only happen at home base)?
Not that unusual for that sort of shuffle to happen in short haul at base, especially late on when some airframes/crews coming back into base will have picked more delays going through the day than others.
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 18:09
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Originally Posted by Hartington View Post
When I thought about it some more it occurred to me that by this manoeuvre both flights had avoided having to pay out EU261 compensation.
Some airlines have no shame ... Whatever next ?
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 21:17
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post

People crave accurate information and as everyone knows the average airline is as honest as a UK MP...............................
One of the best comments for this decade in PPRuNe
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