Cwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
Okay... don't slate me for once again reporting severe delays, but I genuinely want to know what the problem is with this one!
Thomsonfly's POP-CWL flight was scheduled to land at 0630 on Thursday morning, it's estimated to land at 0520 tomorrow morning! Evidently, there's some serious fault occuring, which I assume, is something with the aircraft, as it's had a knock-on effect to the BHX-SFB-BHX operation today!
Any replies much appreciated
Whilst I'm on the case... CWL's SFB flight with MON has also been severely delayed (in excess of 24 hours at the moment!), any reasons for this one?
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Alphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
The delay in SFB with MON has nothing to do with tech problems...it was a scheduled downgrade from an A330 to an A300, and due to crew rest it remained overnight in SFB and will be leaving here in about an hour.
Aidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Ive noticed alot of long delays for the past 2 - 3 days with thomsonfly. I would have thought that their punctuality for this summer must have been the worst for many years but at the moment they are showing second on the league table below mytravel although this is not the whole summer season recorded yet until the end of october.
Caaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
POP-CWL GOBYJ delayed due tech - hydraulic leak. Part flown out (took several hours) then when fixed, engineers found another problem.
YJ eventually arrived back 0600 SAT morning! 2 days late!!
This obviously affected Thurs CWL-SFB departure. GOBYI was the replacement, which went tech in MAN!!
Meanwhile..... Monarchs CWL-SFB (GEOMA) was running late because of weather in PFO the night before. On pushing back in LGW quite a big engine prob discovered.
Monarch rebooked all pax onto TOM's SFB (neither flights were busy)
TOM pax then bussed to MAN because YI wasnt fixed.
SFB flight (MON + TOM combined) eventually left approx 2100 from MAN
Original dep times - MON-08300 TOM-1130
A300 a/c sent to SFB by MON to bring their inbound pax back.
TOM's CWL and BHX 763's normally swap in SFB. So the inbound TOM SFB-CWL was ontime, SFB-BHX delayed as a result of the knock-on CWL(MAN)-SFB
Hope that clears that one up!
Whilst on the subject, according to crew member, over those few days TOM approx 10-12 a/c tech resulting in severe delays for some flights
Jetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
Quoting Caaardiff (Reply 8): Monarchs CWL-SFB (GEOMA) was running late because of weather in PFO the night before. On pushing back in LGW quite a big engine prob discovered.
Cracked windsheild found on arrival into LGW, nothing to do with engines. A300 subbing whlist it is fixed. 767 G-DIMB had to have engine change at MAN last week, A300 down at MAN due to subbing for G-EOMA. So MAN flights being split into 2 using 757 and A320 equipment. Its not just BY in trouble, MON have been bad recently.
ZB613 today, STA0450, ATA1524 G-OZBJ due to knock on delay and crew out of hours.
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