N2805WWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
I have been at MAN most of today and I must just say that the delays are getting sillier and sillier.
Major Delays today
US Airways A330-323 N676UW (6.5hrs late)
Delta MD-11 N814DE (7 hrs late)
Air Jamaica A340-343 6Y-JMP (OK, only an hour late in but it was 3hrs late out)
It was interesting because the US Airways took longer to turn around (about an hour) and the Delta only 40 mins. There were lots of British airways delays as well most flights were 30-40 mins late. Any reasons why they were late or any experiences of long delays
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7265 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
The depatures from MAN can be put down to a crap baggage handling system! The transatlantic arrivals may be down to weather conditions in the US/Jamaica or over the Atlantic - probably the former.
Not all bad news though....the Transjet delys are getting smaller as the SWL 721 from Rhodes which was due in a 2 am tomorrow morning is only 4 hours late. Did I say only? One day, they'll get to be on time, don't know when though
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2592 posts, RR: 59 Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
I just had a look at Ceefax to check for myself and it's TRUE! SWL721, is ontime, TransJet classing an on-time arrival as one occuring same day as scheduled.
On the subject of delays, can anyone shed any light on the delay of AMM470D from Skiathos, scheduled to land tonight 2220, due tommorrow 2030. Some problem this end or, more likely, has the aircraft decided to go tech in Skiathos? Can't think of many worse places for an AOG....
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7265 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 873 times:
As little as 3 hours? I thought it's 24 hours! When the puctuality statistics for May and June are released (should be in August for May and September for June), I've no doubt that they will comfortably be the least punctual airline. Unfortunately, one thinks they will make MAN the airport with the most delays