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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 18:18
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Tim00 - that's not a diversion!
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 18:36
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that's not a diversion!
Sorry if it's not the correct term. It is what they had on the departures screen, however. What's the proper term for it?
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 08:37
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I don't think there is one. N49 - do you know it was not a 'diversion' of the inbound aircraft?
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 08:58
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Sorry, I didn't mean to be picky. I just thought that because your departure point had changed, that didn't seem to be a diversion in the sense the aircraft didn't divert en route. But yes, the inbound could have been a diversion.

BOAC - any chance you could provide some pointers on my earlier question?
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 22:21
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OK:
Imagine you have a flight from Gatwick to Paris. If the return flight departs to London and then Gatwick closes while the flight is underway, the flight diverts to an alternate airport (probably Luton or Stansted seeing as these are both easy bases). Right?
Yes

But if LGW closes just before the return flight departs, could you still depart anyway and change the destination, informing the passengers that they're now going to Luton/Stansted? I imagine this would benefit many passengers in that they'd arrive at another London airport rather than remaining stranded in Paris. Does this happen?
The flight-plan would require re-filing. It is unlikely the pax would be informed until near to landing. LGW might, after all, re-open en-route.

Also, if you are Gatwick-based easyJet crew and you divert to Luton/Stansted, do you have to make your own way home across London? Or does the company put you up in a hotel at the diversion airport because they are going to need you to re-position the aircraft back to Gatwick when it re-opens (i.e. today, Friday)?
Judgement call by company. Either:

Keep the crew there at the airport for a quick re-opening of LGW
Hotel the crew for a fresh start in the morning
Position crew (by company) to base and re-pos fresh crew/use local crew in the morning

Any of the three.

If you are really unlucky, pos the crew by road to Newcastle where you are short of a crew for a night Teneriffe the next day
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 14:31
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Following on from my comment about RYR flights being diverted from LPL to EMA I see that a further two are on their way there now.

RYR444 from DUB and RYR9885 from LDY

Any ideas why?

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Old 5th Dec 2010, 15:05
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Latest actual 200m in freezing fog. Good enough for me!
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 17:22
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Cheers BOAC. Have you got a link so I can see weather reports?

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Multi YAWS Enter EGGP

Just noticed now no METARS for EGGP there - try METAR Data Access


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Old 6th Dec 2010, 17:47
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Thanks BOAC.

I have just found this site to decode the METARS

METAR Decoding Page

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Another site to try for TAFs and METARs, which I have found useful, is:
Aviation Weather >> Europe > metar taf sigmet notam winds aloft significant weather information
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