Passengers & SLF (Self Loading Freight) If you are regularly a passenger on any airline then why not post your questions here?

Diversion to Beirut

Old 26th Aug 2023, 00:14
  #21 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: London
Posts: 291
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
EasyJet had two recent diversions into/out of RHO. One into Athens bound for RHO, and one into ZRH bound for Gatwick, neither of them were this week.
USERNAME_ is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2023, 00:52
  #22 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Iondon
Posts: 53
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Can't your friend consult the stamps or visa paperwork in their passports as confirmation?
Kent Based is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2023, 07:31
  #23 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 15,429
Received 111 Likes on 60 Posts
Originally Posted by nomilk
He is asking "for a friend" -- you know.
Whom we could perhaps excuse for being geographically challenged - but not to know which date his family travelled on, nor being able to remember where in the UK they flew from/to, nor having any record of the reservation?

Yeah, right ...
DaveReidUK is online now  
The following users liked this post:
Old 26th Aug 2023, 09:42
  #24 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 7,613
Received 250 Likes on 141 Posts
Originally Posted by barry lloyd
Brindisi lies approximately on the route from Rhodes to the UK. Could it have been a case of misremembered/mistaken identity?
I can assure you there is no mistaking Brindisi for Beirut....................... this is getting ridiculous...
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2023, 15:02
  #25 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Sussex
Posts: 52
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
This definitely the last time I log in or ask a question on this site. It was a reasonable, honest, enquiry to people in the industry who I had hoped might know more than me, but it seems to have produced only ridicule, probably to make the poster seem clever, or to be 'outraged'. DaveReid , Username and Barry Lloyd have tried to help, but the rest of you ought to get a life. Farewell
lightonthewater is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2023, 17:31
  #26 (permalink)  
Son of Slot
Super Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London
Posts: 1,275
Received 81 Likes on 40 Posts
I am very disappointed at the way folks piled in. I thought lightonthewater made a reasonable request and would have accepted the results of FR24 and those who tried to help. I did not intervene earlier in the week but now wish that I had. Yes we may all be well travelled and familiar with IATA and even ICAO codes but PLEASE we do not need to return to the days when folks left because of such bad behaviour. I hope that this is only summer madness.
S.o.S. is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2023, 00:28
  #27 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: London
Posts: 42
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I wonder if itís airport code confusion rather than name confusion. They might have gone into BGY (Bergamo, as opposed to BEY, Beirut)?
bobbytables is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2023, 15:37
  #28 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Iondon
Posts: 53
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
It's a shame the caller had that perception of the site. I have found the members here extraordinarily helpful. I was watching the chap who recently posted some aviation pics and saw the help he got, even though he was unable to flesh out some details as they were old family pics.

I don't understand why the OP was unable to furnish some further answers to reasonable questions asked here? It shouldn't have been that difficult to furnish the UK destination airport or region. Nevertheless folks here went trawling data for him without that, despite that lack making their task more cumbersome.

Yes it's disappointing when others can't find the info you want from a few scattered clues. The leg-pulling over the hijacking may have clouded the issue? Try coming back with the destination airports, dates and airline and I'm sure someone will help.
Kent Based is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Old 27th Aug 2023, 17:29
  #29 (permalink)  
Son of Slot
Super Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London
Posts: 1,275
Received 81 Likes on 40 Posts
The OP explained why and all that they knew. Some replies were unnecessary.
S.o.S. is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2023, 23:06
  #30 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: BHX LXR ASW
Posts: 2,258
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I suspect if there was a diversion to BEY then we would have read about it in the Daily Mail.
crewmeal is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2023, 03:24
  #31 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: London
Posts: 42
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by S.o.S.
The OP explained why and all that they knew. Some replies were unnecessary.
I think the point is that the only person who can answer some of OPís questions is OPís friend. They can clarify which airline they were on, since they presumably have the ticket. Also the country they entered, from the passport stamp. Itís unclear why OP canít ask their friend. And now of course OP has disappeared.
bobbytables is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Old 28th Aug 2023, 08:46
  #32 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 7,613
Received 250 Likes on 141 Posts
In my experience people on PPrune are the most helpful I've ever come across- normally a question, however odd, is answered in less than 24 hours by people from all over the world. On the military thread recently a load of people scoured the internet and their photo files to help ID someones relative

It's normal to ask for any other info such as FUMR asked about

"We don't have the day in question. We don't have the airline. We don't have the destination in the UK. And we don't have the approximate time. Come on now, give us just a little chance to help answer your question!"

The fact that no-one, not even the FR24 specialists, can point to any such flight and there is/was zero media coverage is a big flag IMHO


When even DaveReid, who is super helpful, gets suspicious I think some of the later reactions are understandable - possibly regrettable , but the ball is defo in the OP's court I think
Asturias56 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.