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Easyjet full grounding from next Tuesday. . .

Old 26th Mar 2020, 14:20
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Easyjet full grounding from next Tuesday. . .

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:10
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a source please ??
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:23
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Yesterday the whole easyJet fleet was grounded. News being...?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:41
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Yesterday the whole easyJet fleet was grounded. News being...?
Hmm Ezy134 GUZHS BFS-MAN at 1705...........not all grounded then?

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 18:32
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Seems there is still a very minimal activity. FWIW GVA base is shut down.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 21:03
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The source is the Airline to their handling agents. They might not have flown yesterday but 2 months of "NO" flying I thought might be news (for some ?). I thought some people on this forum might find that useful to know.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 21:10
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Too many people biting people’s heads off. The world is imploding. Be nice to each other. I landed at LGW on Monday, looked like the whole of the U2 fleet there. We are all in the shite. Stop the infighting.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 21:26
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Amen. .
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 22:36
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Originally Posted by qwertyuiop View Post
Too many people biting people’s heads off. The world is imploding. Be nice to each other. I landed at LGW on Monday, looked like the whole of the U2 fleet there. We are all in the shite. Stop the infighting.
- I for one, appreciate your words, Thanks for the comment. I thought it was worthy of a post especially since the information was directly from the Airline to the people who service the Airline and keep it flying and have done since March of 1995. Stay well & stay safe.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 10:21
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Originally Posted by VictorCharlieTen View Post
- I for one, appreciate your words, Thanks for the comment. I thought it was worthy of a post especially since the information was directly from the Airline to the people who service the Airline and keep it flying and have done since March of 1995. Stay well & stay safe.
Sorry for the drift, but it just reminded me when i took a flight on this new budget airline in May? '95. I think the a/c must have been a tired old workhorse that had done many years on the Spain runs. I was shocked to be asked for money for a packet of peanuts, and in cruise noticing what seemed to be a stream of hydraulic fluid seeping out of the engine cowling.
How times have changed for U2
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 07:03
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I trust you will have reported the 'stream of hydraulic fluid ' to a member of the cabin staff for the crew to enter in the TLB for the engineers. Any unusual observation, no matter how seemingly trivial, is always good practice to report, same too for observations inside the cabin. Let the engineers or crew be the deciders. Even tired old workhorses shouldn't be leaking fluids.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 08:40
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Originally Posted by Terry McCassey View Post
I trust you will have reported the 'stream of hydraulic fluid ' to a member of the cabin staff for the crew to enter in the TLB for the engineers. Any unusual observation, no matter how seemingly trivial, is always good practice to report, same too for observations inside the cabin. Let the engineers or crew be the deciders. Even tired old workhorses shouldn't be leaking fluids.
I did. I don't know if it ever got to the cockpit, but the response from the CC was something along the lines of 'Don't worry thats normal'.
I was quite young then, and yet to have embarked on my career in building a/c, i think i'd be a lot less inclined to take that answer these days,,,
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 14:19
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Hoss - good call, listening to passengers and cabin crew have saved me a few red faces in my time - keep safe.
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 11:22
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Wasn't there a story of a passenger on the Midland 737 at East Midlands bringing the engine fire to the notice of the cabin crew, and being told not to worry, the pilots know what they are doing (or words to that effect). Wrong engine shut down. Something like that.
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 12:52
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How long do we think planes will remain grounded ? I’m assuming to the end of May ?
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 06:41
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easyJet Statement - Fleet Grounding

As a result of the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of national lockdowns across many European countries, easyJet has, today, fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft.

Over recent days easyJet has been helping to repatriate customers, having operated more than 650 rescue flights to date, returning home more than 45,000 customers. The last of these rescue flights were operated on Sunday 29 March. We will continue to work with government bodies to operate additional rescue flights as requested.

At this stage there can be no certainty of the date for restarting commercial flights. We will continuously evaluate the situation based on regulations and demand, and will update the market when we have a view.

We continue to take every action to remove cost and non-critical expenditure from the business at every level in order to help mitigate the impact from the coronavirus. The grounding of aircraft removes significant cost.

easyJet maintains a strong balance sheet, with no debt re-financings due until 2022. We are in ongoing discussions with liquidity providers who recognise our strength of balance sheet and business model.

easyJet and Unite the union have collaboratively reached an agreement on furlough arrangements for its cabin crew. The agreement will be effective from 1 April 2020 for a period of two months and means that crew will be paid 80% of their average pay through the Government job retention scheme.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 09:06
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What will happen with the pilots and their salaries, or are pilots on contracts outside of the company?
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 12:52
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I see Easyjet is getting a kicking by commentators on the online BBC News: not much sympathy there and that may well influence politicians...

I’m surprised that airlines (or any business) do not have “rainy day” contingency funds.

There is a limit to what a government (& ultimately the Tax Payer) can afford.

Here in the UK there is the laudable salary protection costs due CV-19, then the Boris Johnson spending pledges e.g. HS2. Then there’s Trident. And then there will likely be a whopping Benefits bill if more & more self-employed or small businesses go bust. E.g. BrightHouse.

The Tax Payer cannot bail everyone out - the UK is now AA- vice AAA due to these spending issues (& BREXIT - remember that too - still need a deal).
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 13:13
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Originally Posted by covec View Post
I’m surprised that airlines (or any business) do not have “rainy day” contingency funds.
I'm not. Its a cut-throat and competitive business.
If you have a choice financially to keep some money aside, or buy another a/c for another route/pay shareholders etc, you have to take the latter.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 13:16
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I would love to see figures showing how much tax ( pax tax, fuel tax, NI, employees income tax, corporate tax etc) easyjet has payed/created for the U.K. it’s easy (no pun intended) to say no bailout but they will be a huge loss to uk plc.
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