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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:14
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Sky Europe @ Manchester (Impounded)???

I am told Sky Europe OMNGD is parked on the West Apron at Manchester with an airport vehicle parked behind it.

Surely not a second airline gone in a day??? Does anyone know any information?

***Second NE aircraft just arrived next to the first and also had a vehicle parked at the rear of the aircraft***

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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:45
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Surely there are other explanations than that?!
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:50
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Didn't O'Leary predict SkyEuropes imminent demise recently?
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:51
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Any more news? Yes - it is financial problems!

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It's financial problems! (FACT) Oh dear dear dear.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:22
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Where did you hear that? Anything more specific?
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:22
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according MAN live flight info the NE191 and 197 both departed on time. Can anyone confirm that the flights has been released?
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:23
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It's a fact that it's financial - trust me. Not rumour or my Mother's Cousin's budgie. Otherwise no more news. This is not the first airport. Flights not released (yet!)
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:42
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WTF is going on?

Am I the only one who is amazed at Manchester's quick reactions to (allegedly) impound aircraft when they are unable to get most escalators, walkways and lifts working for months on end?

I can't wait till the Tattoo and Piercing Shop opens in T1 Departures...
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:50
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Cannot understand the need for an airport vehicle behind the aircraft to "block" it in on a push-back stand. Last time I looked - didn't really think it was practical to reverse a 737 on reverse thrust!
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Tradition.

Used to be chain a snowplough or the like to the nose gear.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:58
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NE197 now due out 1705.

Visa or Mastercard?
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 17:07
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I'll stick 20 on it.
Next Airline To Go Bust? Betting
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 17:30
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One aircraft now departed, other one will not be too far behind. Perhaps the airport were collecting in outstanding fees. Can imagine they are a bit jumpy at the moment on that score.
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OM-NGP ESK4LA just departed
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 17:51
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Paddy Power have just suspended betting on SkyEurope after the price fell from 9-1 to 6-1.

ETA: Now reinstated but down to 4-1.

ETA2: Now 5-2. Plenty of PPRuners with PP accounts?

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Too many ppruners betting at once!
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Cash at the end of June was about 2 million squid...
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How come one plane was allowed to leave and not the other? Any ideas?
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Skipper flashed a visa card?
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