EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9402 posts, RR: 10 Posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2079 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...???"
"Do you take American Express.....!!!!!"
AAh, all the little fun things the traveling public doesn't see.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2024 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...
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
BA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2003 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.