BasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1338 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4472 times:
Here's the situation:
Let's say Transavia, Thomas Cook, Monarch, Thomson etc. have an aircraft with a technical problem and no back-up aircraft is available. The technical problem is bigger then they thought so they decide they need to hire an aircraft somewhere. In situations like this, usually Titan Airways, White Airways, Blueline and such airlines are the rescuers.
But how do you lease an aircraft in a situation like this? Is there somone at Monarch calling Titan with: "Goodmorning, Titan Airways speaking" , "Morning, this is Monarch speaking" ?
What comes next, what do you say etc.?
I've been wondering how this work for quite some time now so I hope we have an expert in the house with the answer.
'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
Bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4359 times:
Generally the ops team will start calling around various airlines to determine whether they have a suitable aircraft available, and if so, whether they have a crew available that have enough duty hours to complete the flight. Many airlines negotiate standard rates with main suppliers (e.g. Titan / Astraeus) so contracts are faxed through and returned. So it really does start with a phone call!