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SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP  
User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

One of SAAs eveningflights out of LHR yesterday, 26th, landed in MXP for fueling. After deicing problems an electrical problem has caused aircraft is still in MXP. All psgrs are now in the terminal without any further info about onward travel. The crews workinghours are exceeded.

Anyone with further info about flightnumber, new departure etc.?

/B

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User currently offlineBobg From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Flight number is SA237 and the flight information board at JNB is showing an indefinate delay!

Regards,

Bob


User currently offlineQM001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Does anyone have a link? I am assuming from your post birka that de-icing caused an electrical fault.. I am trying to understand how?

Anyone got any ideas?

QM001



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User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

I now saw on flysaa.com that new departure from Milan MXP is 20:00 tonight and will arrive 6:30 tomorrow morning, around 20 hrs delay.

From the call I got from some passengers o/b I am not sure if the deicing made the electric fault or if its caused by its own.
The aircraft could not by own engines taxi into the terminal again.
Passengers were not allowed to use toilets and reading light were off.


User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

SA9237 has now got a further delay, 28th! Jan 09:00, ETA JNB 19:00.

Further delay due weather? How is the weather situation over MIL at moment?

By this time crew need to be fit for flight after their hotelvisit.

/B


User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 4):
SA9237 has now got a further delay, 28th! Jan 09:00, ETA JNB 19:00.

Further delay due weather? How is the weather situation over MIL at moment?

By this time crew need to be fit for flight after their hotelvisit.

/B

Further delay is probably due to weather. Northern Italy saw 50cm of snow the past 24 hours. It is expected to continue snowing, although not as heavy as the past 24 hours.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2079 times:
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Quoting Birka340 (Thread starter):
One of SAAs evening flights out of LHR yesterday, 26th, landed in MXP for fueling

This seems strange just out of LHR at the start of an 11 hour flight.



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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3040 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
This seems strange just out of LHR at the start of an 11 hour flight.

Fuel is being rationed ex LHR currently

Shamu



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
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Thanks Shamu I wasn't aware of that. Still cos of the HH refinery blast?


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
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Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 7):
Fuel is being rationed ex LHR currently

Surely MXP is not the only or closest airport from LHR, able to accommodate SA with fuel? Why in the world MXP?


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Isn´t it strange to choose an airport with snowdisaster for a refueling?
Maybe it´s not that easy to reschedule.

SAA is not serving MXP during winter and might not have any cateringitems in MXP. How about new catering for SAA in MXP for this delay? - I hope they don´t serve the food loaded in LHR yesterday. Use AZ equipment?
How is the procedure for adhoc-catering?

/B


User currently offlineIbhayi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

They having been using MXP every single day.

They need permission to land at that time of night as a lot of airports are still very busy then.

The price of gas, landing and parking fees.

It's not that far off the track.


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