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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I was just watching A&E and saw an episode of 'Airline-UK' and had to chuckle when the Easyjet 737 was diverted to an airport that didn't have a refueling agreement. I had the same thing happen a few years ago when I was managing the repainting of our aircraft. My company forgot to make fueling arrangements at the airport..!! When they pulled the plane out of the paint barn, I said "fill it up"..... "aaah, how do you plan on paying for this...???"

DoooooH..!!

"Do you take American Express.....!!!!!"

AAh, all the little fun things the traveling public doesn't see.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

It was same old show before and it was last month already. Thanks for the tips about their Airline U.K.

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

When my cousin flew the A320 for Air 2000 they got stranded in Bordeaux on their way to Spain and he and the Captain had to fork out for fuel on their credit cards as the airline had no agreement with the refuelling company.

The airline paid off the balance for him of course, and the following month the card company doubled his credit limit!

It's not all bad...  Big grin



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

When my cousin flew the A320 for Air 2000 they got stranded in Bordeaux on their way to Spain and he and the Captain had to fork out for fuel on their credit cards as the airline had no agreement with the refueling company.


That sounds expensive - slightly OT, just how much would have it cost? Ive always wondered how much it would cost till fill up an A320.

Adam


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

It was close to £4,000 each to get them on to Spain. Not a cheap operation!

This is not as rare as you think though, I know a 757 crew who had to do exactly the same thing once.



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Thanks Rick, it certainly isn't a cheap operation at the cost each (I guess that isn't even a full tank of fuel?)

Adam


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I heard pilots at the R.A.F are made to carry their credit cards at all times, for such eventualities.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

"I guess that isn't even a full tank of fuel?"

£8,000 for an A320? Not in any part of the world I know!

That was just to get them on to Spain.



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