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Discussion in 'Leeds Bradford' started by Aviador, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Tarn Spotter

    Tarn Spotter Active Member

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    If you listen to the Monarch Administrators KPMG, it seems to be IAG in the driving seat for the juicy bits of Monarch.
    They would have to be very careful selling any parts to Norwegien Airways, their in the same financial boat as Monarch as they have had huge currancy losses as the kroner has weaken against both the dollar and the euro
     
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    Jerry Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd imagine IAG would be desperate to get hold of the Gatwick slots to stop Norwegian Airlines. I'd also hope they would look at the other airports and take up routes from there. Maybe an opportunity for a Vueling UK or a Level UK?
     
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    Don’t know if it is of interest to anyone but according to the airport website tomorrow evening Ryanair flights to Malaga and Alicante have both been cancelled along with the return flights. Guessing this is part of the cancellations Ryanair is carrying out at this period?
     
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    lbaspotter Moderator Staff Member

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    No that's not case this time around as its actually due to the froggies again. ATC have a strike planned for tomorrow.
     
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    tomleeds Well-Known Member

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    They like to give 24hours notice now! So many people have been attempting to rebook but with Monarch’s demise everything is full up until November now - don’t forget October half term is only next Friday (20th)!

    Think the email said 213 cancelled flights throughout FR’s network tomorrow! 30% reductions at both Paris Orly and CDG as a minimum too!!!!
     
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    A friend of mine was due to fly back on the ALC and is now having to go to GLA today.... bit of a treck home there
     
  7. lbaspotter

    lbaspotter Moderator Staff Member

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    Manchester is currently closed due to an ongoing emergency.

    Jet2 Boeing 737-800, G-DRTA operating the EXS756 from Tenerife has just called that his No1 alternative will be LBA
     
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    EXS805 B737-300 G-CELH Edi to Ibz is just landing on runway 32.
    Anyone know why ?
     
  9. Britannia94

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    G-GDFW has just taken off from LBA as LS805A. Looks like they’ve swapped the aircraft, does anyone know why?
     
  10. Aviador

    Aviador Administrator Staff Member I've upgraded to support F4A!

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    LH was holding for a while to burn fuel so it was definitely a tech issue.
     
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    lbaspotter Moderator Staff Member

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    The EXS805 Edinburgh to Ibiza flight operated by Boeing 737-300, G-CELH diverted into Leeds earlier as he had an engine failure indication.
     
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    Its 31 years old.....these old aircraft must be costing them a small fortune to maintain and repair.
     
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    Why? Age doesn't necessarily translate into higher operating costs on airliners. Irrespective of age they all go through strict maintenance regimes and all cost a lot to keep in the air. We have already seen that even new aircraft have problems from time to time. If what you are saying was true, no airline would ever buy older aircraft. You are also forgetting that older aircraft are considerably cheaper to buy in the first place, or lease, so at the outset there is a capital saving by using them. Jet2 wouldn't even be where it is had it not been able to buy a fleet of aircraft at relatively low cost until they were established. It is no surprise that now they are a 14 year old well established airline they are able to start bringing in brand new aircraft but they are still operating a healthy fleet of older airframes and no sign of many of them departing any time soon. BA do the same. Do you really think they would keep them if they were costing so much money that they were no longer viable?

    The engines on it won't be 31 years old and this was reported to be an engine issue. If if the aircraft gets to the point where it is no longer worth maintaining it they will scrap it as they have with quite a few already.
     
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    And probably has newer parts then the latest 67 plated car.
     
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    Point well made WH, but there is a flip side and it is the negative press in regard to an old aircraft- one only has to look at the recent decompression issues and how every report mentioned age. That can translate to people avoiding Jet2 and that has a cost attached to it through missed revenue bookings. Fortunately for Jet2 the Monarch situation has rid them of some competition and people will no doubt favour them over Ryanair whilst their cancellations prevail.
     
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    I think the reason the press were negative about the age was in relation to the airframe, we all know of incidents of decompression caused by fatigue, where the structure has failed some have ended in disaster! Aloha Airlines when the roof was ripped off Japan Airlines 123 I think it was when a tail strike repair wasnt done correctly and then failed some several years later and China Airlines 611, tail strike 1980s, and incident 2002
     
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    Yes I understand that WH however being a nervous flyer like many people are it doesn’t fill me with confidence getting on a 30 year old aeroplane.
     
  18. Aviador

    Aviador Administrator Staff Member I've upgraded to support F4A!

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    In some respects older aircraft are safer than newer aircraft as they are tried and tested. Look at all the problems Boeing had with the Dreamliner initially?
     
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    Last night around 2230 both Ryanair inbound flights went around from runway 14 approaches.
    The first made a second approach on runway 14 and landed the second aircraft made an approach to runway 32 and landed.
    Was anyone listening at the time and know why they went around as the cloudbase and wind looked ok at the time.
    They might have picked up a tailwind on approach but weird they took different runways to land on second time around.
     
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    Seems odd. The weather was fine in all departments. I had been up there a couple of hours earlier and everything was landing on 32 with nice smooth approaches/landings.
     
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