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EasyJet To Granby CO?  
User currently offlinecapitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 347 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6524 times:

Messing around on Flight Aware and noticed a flight betweek Gatwick and GNB. Is this a charter? For whom? What equipment would they use, only a 5,000 foot runway at 8,000 feet elevation?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EZY8941

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User currently offlinefoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

have you noticed the flight info for Granby?

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KGNB

wonder if its some sort of dispatch paperwork training....

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlinecapitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6469 times:

Perhaps. Looked at the website for the airport and their only fuel service is self serve. I think training makes the most sense. EasyJet would be surprised to find out about these flights I am sure.

User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 943 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6413 times:

Appears to be a strange little Flightaware error stemming from the confusion with IATA codes. GNB is Grenoble, France, which EasyJet serves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenoble-Is%C3%A8re_Airport

I can't seem to find an IATA code listed for KGNB.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Quoting capitalflyer (Thread starter):
Messing around on Flight Aware and noticed a flight betweek Gatwick and GNB. Is this a charter?

Yes.

Quoting capitalflyer (Thread starter):
For whom?

For Mark Warner Holidays operated by BA. It operates every Sunday. Last Sunday (3 February) the flight (BA9218C) was the eighth of this winter Ski Charter Series.

Quoting capitalflyer (Thread starter):
What equipment would they use,

It is operated by a 734. Last Sunday the aircraft used was G-DOCG.

BA also operate a Ski Charter on Sundays for Mark Warner Holidays from LHR to GNB. BA use a 320 for this flight. It was G-MIDY last Sunday.

There is a second 734 Ski Charter operated every Saturday by BA for Mark Warner out of LGW. BA9216C operates to FDH. Again a 734 is used. Last Sunday the aircraft was G-DOCE.


User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Quoting N908AW (Reply 3):
Appears to be a strange little Flightaware error stemming from the confusion with IATA codes. GNB is Grenoble, France, which EasyJet serves.

...and GNB appears to be the FAA identifier for Granby, CO as well.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGNB

conclusion: database error



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 5):
Quoting N908AW (Reply 3):Appears to be a strange little Flightaware error stemming from the confusion with IATA codes. GNB is Grenoble, France, which EasyJet serves.
...and GNB appears to be the FAA identifier for Granby, CO as well.
Quoting aloges (Reply 5):
conclusion: database error

ICAO:
Granby, CO = KGNB
Grenoble, FR = LFLS

IATA:
Grenoble, FR = GNB

No confusion or error (unless you drop the "K" from the US identifiers and, wrongly, assume that this equals the IATA code which it often does, but not always - another Flightaware error .......)



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User currently offlinebeechtobus From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 6):

Very nice. I was debating the legitimacy of an Easyjet 320 going to Grandby and also was debating a 2 hour drive up to see it. Glad the case is closed.


User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Too funny!

AFAIK, and if anyone knows anything more recent please let me know, the last time Granby-Grand County Airport had airline service was in the late 1970s (1977?) with Rocky Mountain Airways, Twin Otters, service to Denver, occasionally as a stop on the way to Steamboat. Faster than the train and the car over the pass to Winter Park, but not much. Did provide a nice gateway to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park in the summer, for those from way out of state.

-Rampart


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